Granger administration failed to deliver on election promises – PPP Central Committee

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A meeting of the People’s Progressive Party(PPP) Central Committee on Saturday concluded that the David Granger- led APNU+AFC administration has failed miserably to deliver on its election promises.
This is according to a release read by General Secretary Clement Rohee at the party’s weekly press briefing held on Monday at its Freedom House headquarters in Robb Street. Continue reading Granger administration failed to deliver on election promises – PPP Central Committee

PPP calls for investigation of allegations against “Ceasar”

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The People’s Progressive Party(PPP) is calling for an investigation to be mounted in light of a slew of allegations against a senior Police officer.
In a statement issued on Sunday the party said it is convinced and concerned about the known egregious and extra-curricular conduct of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mitchell Ceasar. Continue reading PPP calls for investigation of allegations against “Ceasar”

Livelihoods of Leguan rice farmers being threatened as entire crops destroyed

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Leguan residents have complained that their livelihoods are being threatened as dry weather conditions continue to destroy their rice crops. Their woes are also being compounded by government’s refusal to provide assistance to the industry and the loss of the lucrative Venezuelan market.
Several rice farmers who spoke to a local publication said conditions have become so dire that only 38-40 acres out of the usual 4000 were planted. Continue reading Livelihoods of Leguan rice farmers being threatened as entire crops destroyed

Granger the first President to reject findings of his own Commission of Inquiry – Former Attorney General

timthumb.phpFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that universal principle stipulates that the rules of evidence applicable to a court of law in litigation do not apply to Commissions of Inquiry, therefore, the “hearsay” evidence commonly rejected during a court proceeding would be valid in a CoI.
Nandlall was at the time responding to President David Granger’s repudiation of the internationally acclaimed CoI Report into the death of Dr Walter Rodney. Continue reading Granger the first President to reject findings of his own Commission of Inquiry – Former Attorney General

PPP/C likely to challenge Tax (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Court

rulingThe People’s Progressive Party Civic(PPP/C) will most likely move to the Courts to challenge the passage of the Tax (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Bill was declared passed by controversial House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland even though the government lacked a majority in the National Assembly.
During the 13th Sitting of the Eleventh Parliament on Friday evening, there were 32 government members present as there were 32 opposition members present. Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnarine was absent at the time. Continue reading PPP/C likely to challenge Tax (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Court

Former GRA Head narrowly escapes death

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Former Commissioner General of Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Khurshid Sattaur has alleged that he was almost run over by a vehicle driven by someone he had pursued during a tax-evasion investigation.
In an interview shortly after the incident on Saturday Sattaur related that someone driving a black Lexus SUV attempted to run him off the road as he left his home in Ogle, East Coast Demerara. Continue reading Former GRA Head narrowly escapes death

Nandlall issues statement as Chancellor sides with APNU+AFC

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Below is a statement issued by Attorney-at-law and PPP/C Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall after Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh granted a stay of former Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling against APNU+AFC MPs Keith Scott and Winston  Felix:

26th February, 2016

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Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law Continue reading Nandlall issues statement as Chancellor sides with APNU+AFC

Walter Rodney Commission Chairman says PNC’s defense of its hero Burnham expected

DSC_0404-300x199Chairman of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (CoI), Barbados Queens Counsel Sir Richard Cheltenham in declining to respond directly to President David Granger’s comments on the report, said that from his vast experience of previous CoIs, it is expected that the People’s National Congress (PNC) would want to protect its hero. Continue reading Walter Rodney Commission Chairman says PNC’s defense of its hero Burnham expected

PPP welcomes High Court ruling on Scott, Felix sitting in National Assembly

rulingThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday said welcomes the ruling by Chief Justice Ian Chang that Ministers Scott and Felix cannot sit in the National Assembly as unelected members or technocrats since their names were not extracted from APNU+AFC Top-Up List of Candidates.
The party in a statement said it considers the Court’s ruling as consistent with the laws of Guyana and a vindication of its view that the seating of the two Ministers is an electoral travesty and in violation of the Constitution and Representation of the People’s Act. Continue reading PPP welcomes High Court ruling on Scott, Felix sitting in National Assembly

PPP worried by developments in security sector – Points to evidence of state militarization

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The People’s Progressive Party is concerned by developments in the security sector which came to light during the consideration of capital and current expenses estimates of the 2016 Budget.
In a release the party pointed specifically to the newly established Department of Defence that has been operating at the Ministry of Presidency. It said the agency is staffed with serving members of the Guyana Defense Force who have been seconded to that Ministry. Continue reading PPP worried by developments in security sector – Points to evidence of state militarization