AFC official fired from state job after Facebook tirade against party

Abel Seetaram
Abel Seetaram

Alliance for Change(AFC) official Abel Seetaram has been fired from his job as Region Five Regional Representative of Prime Minister Moses Nagamooto .

Seetaram’s termination which took immediate effect was announced via a statement issued on Monday by the Prime Minister’s Office.

It came after he took to his Facebook page over the weekend and accused the AFC of being disrespectful to him as an ‘elected Nation Executive member’ by having an outreach in the region and not informing him. Continue reading AFC official fired from state job after Facebook tirade against party

PPP willing to meet Gov’t half-way, through negotiations in order to end impasse in tied local authorities

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(Guyana Times) The People’s Progressive Party/C (PPP/C) said Monday it was willing to meet with the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Government half-way and hold negotiations outside the courts, to have the deadlock on a Mayor for the Municipality of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) and chairpersons for the five Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) matters ongoing on the tied Local Authority Area (LAA), settled.

General Secretary of the PPP Clement Rohee said the opposition has decided on this course after the interest of the people was taken into consideration. Continue reading PPP willing to meet Gov’t half-way, through negotiations in order to end impasse in tied local authorities

Female Police Officer transferred after ordering strip club closed while Police Commissioner there

Deputy Superintendent, Denise Griffith-Jacobis
Deputy Superintendent, Denise Griffith-Jacobis

There is a report in another section of the online media that a senior female Guyana Police Force (GPF) rank is being punished after she ordered a strip club which Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud was in at the time closed.

According to the report Deputy Superintendent, Denise Griffith-Jacobis was transferred from her substantive post after she closed off a party at a popular Alberttown strip club while the Commissioner was in the building. She was also allegedly denied permission to travel overseas to complete her law studies.  The club was said to be operating way past the 2 am shut off time. Continue reading Female Police Officer transferred after ordering strip club closed while Police Commissioner there

PPP/C submits questions on pardoned prisoners to be answered by Public Security Minister in National Assembly

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The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has submitted a number of questions to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in the National Assembly with the hope of providing clarity on a number of issues related to President David Granger’s pardoning of convicted felons.

The questions were submitted on the 24th of May by PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall and the party is hoping that they will be answered at the next sitting of the National Assembly in spite of the fact that no date has been fixed so far for it. Continue reading PPP/C submits questions on pardoned prisoners to be answered by Public Security Minister in National Assembly

Granger blames Private Sector for corruption – Ignores US State Department, TIGI criticisms

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President David Granger, in an effort to exculpate his Government, has said that corruption in Guyana was more rampant outside of Government and as such, the usual anti-corruption critics of his Government should focus more on the Private Sector and non-State organisations, where he believed the scourge was raging. This is in stark contrast to comments made by the then opposition APNU and AFC which now forms the government Granger leads. Continue reading Granger blames Private Sector for corruption – Ignores US State Department, TIGI criticisms

Georgetown City Council in financial crisis; workers not paid; garbage collectors could withdraw services soon

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There are reports in a section of the media that the APNU+AFC controlled Georgetown Mayor and City is now in deep financial crisis with no money to pay its workers, contracted security, drainage and garbage collection services.

Local online news site Demerara Waves attributed this information to a source at City Hall which it did not name.

“Money is not there. City Hall does not have money. They are in deep financial problems,” it quoted the official as saying. Continue reading Georgetown City Council in financial crisis; workers not paid; garbage collectors could withdraw services soon

No accommodation for Opposition at flag-raising ceremony despite assurances

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What was expected to be an exciting time for members of the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), turned out to be very insulting and unpleasant event, as there were no seating arrangements for them when they turned up at D’Urban Park to witness the flag raising ceremony.

The situation forced the MP’s to leave the celebration, in protest of what deemed as an attempt to embarrass the PPP. Continue reading No accommodation for Opposition at flag-raising ceremony despite assurances

Seelall Persaud should pay heed to comments by Babita Sarjou’s mother in regards to his handling of her case

By Clement Rohee 

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So the Commissioner of Police and former Crime Chief has finally raised his head, scampering off to Kaieteur News for cover.

He appears to be quite upset and bothered by the call for Blanhum to be immediately promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police which is befitting of a Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force.

Further, he seems flustered by the comparison made between his years as Crime Chief and the current Crime Chief’s one year record.

That is a burden he will have to carry. As regards “ducking” applications for overseas training for Police ranks. That is a complete falsehood. Numerous ranks went overseas for training under my watch. One example of the poverty of the Force’s approach to this matter would suffice; it took about four years for three Commissioners including Persaud to produce a five (5) year overseas training plan for ranks in the various branches of the Guyana Police Force.  When the “plan” was finally produced it was worthless.

Continue reading Seelall Persaud should pay heed to comments by Babita Sarjou’s mother in regards to his handling of her case

Government finally names ‘Diaspora Advisors’ – Harmon says formal or academic qualification not a prerequisite for appointment

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The APNU+AFC government finally named its controversial ‘Diaspora Advisors’ after facing a mountain of criticisms and public pressure.  The issue was also raised by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic(PPP/C) and at Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament  several questions on the matter were posed to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, by Member of Parliament (MP), Anil Nandlall.

In a written response Harmon named the following persons: Continue reading Government finally names ‘Diaspora Advisors’ – Harmon says formal or academic qualification not a prerequisite for appointment

Inflation could increase if government goes ahead with phasing out of $1 and $5 coins – Opposition Leader

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Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo believes that government’s decision to phase out one and five dollar coins could increase inflation.

Jagdeo, a trained economist and former President explained that without the $1 and $5 coins locals will most likely move to “round” figures/prices “upwards” and said that the economic impact of such a decision cannot be ignored. Continue reading Inflation could increase if government goes ahead with phasing out of $1 and $5 coins – Opposition Leader