Four shot as bandits storm Ramada Princess Casino

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The country’s worsening crime situation is a worry to many as it appears that not a day passes without a major robbery or murder.

In the latest incident, armed bandits on Friday morning stormed the Ramada Princess Casino on the East Bank.  Four persons were shot and a substantial amount of local and foreign currency stolen. One of the bandits was left behind by his fleeing colleagues after police ranks responded and he was captured. Continue reading Four shot as bandits storm Ramada Princess Casino

PPP/C restates governance, transparency & accountability concerns regarding government’s handling of LCDS and Guyana – Norway climate change partnership.

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The People’s Progressive Party/Civic has restated its concerns about governance, transparency, accountability and the quality of technical work in regards to the APNU+AFC government’s handling of the Low Carbon Development Strategy(LCDS)  and the Guyana – Norway climate change partnership.   Continue reading PPP/C restates governance, transparency & accountability concerns regarding government’s handling of LCDS and Guyana – Norway climate change partnership.

Trotman maliciously lied in order to attack former government – PPP/C restates call for apology over forest allocation comment

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The People’s Progressive Party/C (PPP/C) is once again calling on Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman to apologize for a statement he made during the 2016 Budget debate. During his presentation Trotman told the National Assembly that all of Guyana’s productive forest was allocated by previous PPP/C Governments, mainly to foreign investors.

Noting that it was also repeated by the Vice-President and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the party restated its earlier contention that it was a lie. Continue reading Trotman maliciously lied in order to attack former government – PPP/C restates call for apology over forest allocation comment

Berbice businesses lash out at ineffective APNU+AFC crime strategy- Public Security Minister too busy preparing for jubilee to meet with them

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The Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce lashed out against the APNU+AFC government over its handling of the out-of-control crime situation. The two Berbice business groupings also lambasted Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan after he responded to their request for an urgent meeting by saying that he was unable to meet them until after next month’s jubilee celebrations as he was “extremely busy”. This response they said is insulting and a cause for grave anger. Continue reading Berbice businesses lash out at ineffective APNU+AFC crime strategy- Public Security Minister too busy preparing for jubilee to meet with them

Mc Coy faces three more charges – Says he’s being persecuted over his journalistic and political activism

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Local Journalist and former Presidential Information Liaison under the PPP/C administration, Kwame Mc Coy says that he’s being persecuted because of his journalistic and political activism.

This was after he was on Wednesday hauled before the courts to answer charges of assault, damage to property and larceny which stemmed from an allegation made by former treason accused Mark Benschop in 2011.

Mc Coy appeared before Magistrate Lerone Bailey at the Providence Magistrate’s Court where pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted a total of $275,000 bail. Continue reading Mc Coy faces three more charges – Says he’s being persecuted over his journalistic and political activism

APNU+AFC Jubilee Youth plan – 40 youths to clean drains, change bulbs over a three week period

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The Guyana government on Tuesday announced the implementation of youth plan under the D’urban Park Jubilee project which will see over 40 youths from depressed communities being employed.

The youths will be involved over a three-week period in cleaning-up Georgetown in preparation for the May 26, Jubilee celebrations. Continue reading APNU+AFC Jubilee Youth plan – 40 youths to clean drains, change bulbs over a three week period

Jagdeo says criminals now acting with impunity – Blames “ambiguous” signals emanating from government

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Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, believes that criminals are now acting with impunity and blames the “ambiguous” signals emanating from the APNU+AFC government.

These sentiments were made known during his address at a rally held at Wales, West Bank Demerara, over the weekend.

The former President highlighted the current crime situation as a major cause of concern and blasted the government for its approach to cracking down on crime. Continue reading Jagdeo says criminals now acting with impunity – Blames “ambiguous” signals emanating from government

Persons using ‘push carts, horse carts’ to dispose garbage in Georgetown may soon have to pay a fee

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If a proposal by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC) Solid Waste Department (SWD) finds favour with the city administration it will result in push cart, horse driven cart operators and other waste carriers having to pay a fee.

The SWD has proposed urgent considerations on licensing all private waste removers operating in the city and according to its Director, Walter Narine, “only licensed waste carriers should be authorized to transport refuse in the city.” Continue reading Persons using ‘push carts, horse carts’ to dispose garbage in Georgetown may soon have to pay a fee

PPP fears return to Burnham era media censorship – Stabroek, Kaieteur News coverage cited

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has added its voice of condemnation in regards to press censorship.

It follows earlier complaints by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) which registered its objection to interference in the work of the state media by government ministers, departments and officials of the APNU+AFC administration.

The GPA’s complaint also followed the US State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2015 in which Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was cited for his attempt to censor the press. Continue reading PPP fears return to Burnham era media censorship – Stabroek, Kaieteur News coverage cited