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PPP to continue holding local government elections – new Local Govt Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan Newly-appointed Local Government and Regional Development Minister Nigel Dharamlall has made a commitment that local government elections would continue to be held in Guyana under the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government. Mr. Dharamlall, a former permanent secretary in that ministry, said the importance of such elections could not be overemphasized as it allows for people within ...

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Caretaker gov’t status endangers environmental watchdog budgeted monitoring capacity

Guyana’s environmental watchdog’s capacity-building efforts to monitor its quickly developing oil and gas sector are being stymied by this South American nation government’s inability, due to its caretaker status stemming from the no-confidence motion, to approve funding the agency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Executive Director, Dr Vincent Adams, addressing a Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) business luncheon on ...

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