Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo today said his party intends to push for the return of the $10,000 education cash grant given to school children as well as water and electricity subsidies for old age pensioners, removed by the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government. Jagdeo was at the time speaking during a press conference hosted Freedom House.
Approximately 47,000 senior citizens were affected following the decision of the APNU+AFC government to remove the subsidy implemented by the PPP/C while in office.
Also terminated was the “Because We Care” $10,000 per student grant, another PPP/C initiative. More than 188, 400 families were affected as a result.
An inquiry into the operations of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) has recommended full privatisation of the entity within three years. This is according to the commission’s report which was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Under the chairmanship of Vibert Parvatan, the Commission urged government to announce in the 2016 budget that it “will do everything in its power to remove itself from the production of bulk sugar for export as soon as is practical” after studying the pros and cons. Continue reading APNU+AFC COI recommends privatization of GUYSUCO in 3 years
Both Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum and State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) head, Clive Thomas were totally unaware of the presence of police ranks who were observed loading piles of documents belonging to the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) into the back of pickup trucks on Wednesday afternoon.
Two individuals, believed to be plainclothes Police Officers, were seen fetching documents out of NICIL’s Headquarters in Kingston and Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud confirmed that the Police Officers have commenced investigations into the controversial entity. Continue reading Plain clothes Police ranks remove NICIL documents unknown to Crime Chief, SARU head
Following concerns expressed by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) the Law Reform Commission Bill 2015 – Bill No 12 of 2015 and the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2015 – Bill No 11 of 2015 were deferred during last evening’s sitting of Parliament.
On Tuesday PPP/C MP Mohabir Nandall, dispatched two letters to Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams requesting that the bills be sent to a Parliamentary Special Select Committee for consideration. Continue reading Law Reform Commission Bill, Coroners (Amendment) Bill deferred following PPP/C concerns
It is being reported in another section of the media that the Police Service Commission (PSC) has heeded calls by People’s Progressive Party and has taken a decision to place the promotion of Police Officers on hold.
This was confirmed by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who at a press conference on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 expressed his disappointment, in the move by the Commission. Continue reading Police promotions placed on hold
People’s Progressive Party Member of Parliament and former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee warned government that Guyana remains vulnerable to the entry of terrorists who had been fighting in the Middle East.
Rohee who was at the time contributing to the debate on Anti-Terrorism and Terrorist Related Activities Bill also urged there be balance with human rights.
“Let us not underestimate with all these foreign fighters and many of them are from Caribbean countries. Continue reading Guyana vulnerable to entry of terrorists returning from Middle East – PPP warns
The holiday season is almost over and vendors selling at the Anna Regina, Cotton Field and Charity markets in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), have reported slow sales due to the region’s snail-like economy.
A number of vendors have complained that they will be entering the New Year with little or no mark up on the items they purchased for the holiday season. This, several vendors said, is a direct result of the negative effects of the rice industry in the region, which is staggering the growth of the region’s economy. Continue reading ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AFFECTING REGION TWO VENDORS
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Monday decried the “kangaroo trial” being waged against National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) head, Winston Brassington.
Stating that justice must be allowed to take its course Rohee said “Nobody is guilty, everybody is innocent until proven guilty…What we have is trial in the media. Justice must be allowed to take its course.”
He said that persons making calls for speedy actions have their own vendetta that they would like to see fulfilled.
“Until such time I think it makes no sense for either sections of the media or individuals who have a personal vendetta to be insisting on their agenda – that’s not a national agenda, that’s their agenda,” he told the press conference.
“I would say that natural justice must take its course, assuming that there is innocence. What some people are calling for are kangaroo trials they are calling for political trials. Nobody is talking about the courts and the criminal justice.”
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has written to Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, requesting that the Law Reform Commission Bill 2015 – Bill No 12 of 2015 and the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2015 – Bill No 11 of 2015 be sent to a Parliamentary Special Select Committee for consideration.
PPP/C MP Mohabir Nandall, on Tuesday, dispatched two letters to Williams’ Chambers. Continue reading PPP wants Law Reform Commission Bill 2015, Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2015 sent to Select Committee