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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.” Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party Chairman for several years. “My continuing to act as Chairman of ...

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BK Tiwarie lashes out at Pres Granger for “impulsive” dismissal

Brian Tiwarie has come out swinging at President David Granger and several sections of the media over his appointment as Business Advisor to the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and the subsequent reportage on the said appointment. Both BK and Harmon have come in for sound criticism from several sections of society as persons condemned the Appointment that was made ...

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Gov’t accused of ‘extorting’ donations from private sector

The APNU+AFC Administration has been accused of bullying the private sector to make donations to special projects and more specifically to make contributions to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. Sources have reported to Demerara Waves that the administration is asking that businessmen donate as much as $5M to the Jubilee Festival expected to get into full swing in May. As ...

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GTT plugs $1M into Jubilee Festival

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday donated a grand total of $1M to the Golden Jubilee Celebrations which will be specifically used for a local fashion show. Over at the Ministry of Telecommunications and Tourism, Minister Kathy Hughes was on hand to receive the donation and thank the company for its support. The Minister detailed that the ...

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Major upgrades & WiFi hubs coming for Jubilee

The Telecommunications Ministry and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) have struck a major deal which would see major upgrades to Guyana’s cellular networks and WiFi hotspots at strategic locations across the Georgetown in time for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes on Friday announced that the Government has partnered with the telephone company to ensure that ...

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‘Pilgrim is not fit to run a prison’ – released inmate testifies

A former inmate of the Camp Street Prison, Patrick Narine has testified that the Officer in Charge of the Camp Street Prison, Superintendent Kevin Pilgrim is unfit to direct the affairs of a penal facility. Narine gave the opinion while testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot on Thursday, April 7. Under cross examination by ...

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“We are not enemies” – Granger promises equal resources for Towns

With the swearing in of the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the nine towns in Guyana, President David Granger has affirmed that there will be no show of favouritism on the part of central government because a particular political party may have won the municipality. Granger made the comment on the heels of growing concern about whether the scales would ...

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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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