Nagamootoo greeted by protesters during New York trip

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Protesters from International Center for Democracy (ICD), and Guyana Solidarity Movement greeted Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, during his New York trip last Saturday (June 25).

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), headquartered in New York, held its annual general meeting and awards dinner on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Queens, New York, which Nagamootoo attended. Continue reading Nagamootoo greeted by protesters during New York trip

OGLE AIRPORT SECURITY BREACH PLANE TRACKED TO ANGUILLA – ONE BARRED FROM LEAVING

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Two Cessna 206 aircraft – one is the subject of High Court litigation in Guyana – which were flown out of the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport early Saturday morning without authorization, have been located in Anguilla.

The planes were flown out between 5:00 and 5:30 AM Saturday morning without the knowledge of Customs, Immigration and Air Traffic Control officials. The incident was described as a serious security breach that could have resulted in dire circumstances. Continue reading OGLE AIRPORT SECURITY BREACH PLANE TRACKED TO ANGUILLA – ONE BARRED FROM LEAVING

Residents must be consulted before parking systems implemented – Rohee

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People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee on Tuesday said any paid parking system – lots or meters- to be implemented in the capital city must be the subject of public consultations.

He was at the time speaking during his weekly press conference at the party’s Robb Street headquarters.  When questioned on the PPP’s stance Rohee stated, “We don’t support any of the two so long as there are no consultations with the people. Any one of the two, they should have consultations.” Continue reading Residents must be consulted before parking systems implemented – Rohee

PPP pickets GECOM Essequibo and New Amsterdam offices

The People’s Progressive Party continued its protestations against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The party has been calling for a number of measures to be implemented in order to ensure fairness and transparency in the entity’s operations. Continue reading PPP pickets GECOM Essequibo and New Amsterdam offices

FLOOD AFFECTED REGION FIVE RESIDENTS PROTEST GOVERNMENT’S SLOW RESPONSE

 

Frustrated residents of the No. 30 Village, Trafalgar and Union in the Region Five area took to the streets on Monday in an effort to force a timely response to their suffering by the APNU+AFC.

Among the close to 200 persons who blocked a major roadway were cattle farmers who also demanded compensation.  Continue reading FLOOD AFFECTED REGION FIVE RESIDENTS PROTEST GOVERNMENT’S SLOW RESPONSE

Gov’t’s hiring practices under spotlight – Re-hired Foreign Affairs Ministry official stole substantial sum before fleeing post

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The hiring practices of the APNU+AFC coalition government is once again under the spotlight following revelations that a recently re-hired high ranking official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stole a large sum of foreign currency and fled his post while stationed at an overseas mission.

According to information reaching Freedom Radio news, the individual in question served in a senior capacity at a Guyanese mission overseas during the tenure of the previous administration.  Sometime in 2003 the government at that time undertook a reshuffle of its diplomatic personnel. It was as a result of this that he was recalled to Guyana.   Continue reading Gov’t’s hiring practices under spotlight – Re-hired Foreign Affairs Ministry official stole substantial sum before fleeing post

“Young people are the hardest hit with unemployment”

 – PPP highlights coalition failure to fulfill campaign promises to Youths

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that while it welcomes government’s recognition that the current economic situation will result in increased unemployment at the youth level the APNU+AFC has failed to live up to its manifesto promises made to this demographic.

Speaking at his Monday press conference General Secretary Clement Rohee said that at many levels of society and across the political spectrum Guyanese are complaining bitterly about the prevailing economic conditions. Continue reading “Young people are the hardest hit with unemployment”

President says he has no intention of executing anyone

hanging-415x260President David Granger has made clear his position on the death penalty issue in Guyana, noting that he has no intention of executing anyone. The Head of State was speaking on his weekly televised programme “The Public Interest” on Thursday.

Although the death penalty remains enshrined in Guyana’s laws, there has not been any execution for decades. However the recent upsurge in criminal activity has seen a resurgence of calls for the capital punishment to be resumed. Continue reading President says he has no intention of executing anyone

Mayor says City going ahead with parking meter installation

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Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green

In the face of mounting criticism and a huge public outcry Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green said at a press conference on Monday that the city will be going ahead with the parking meters project which will come on stream from September 1st.

Ever since its announcement last month the agreement between the city and National Parking Systems (NPS) has received widespread criticism and been the source of public outrage. Concerns have been raised about the absence of transparency in the signing of the agreement, the revenue structure and the parking toll fee. Continue reading Mayor says City going ahead with parking meter installation

CONTROVERSIAL PARKING METER AGREEMENT: PPP CALLS FOR IT TO BE IMMEDIATELY SCRAPPED

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The People’s Progressive Party has voiced its rejection of an agreement signed by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and a company, National Parking Systems (NPS) in which parking meters are expected to be installed in several areas in the capital city.

The announcement of the agreement was made by Town Clerk Royston King on May 20th and came as a surprise to many including a majority of Councillors who said they knew little – if anything at all – about its details. Continue reading CONTROVERSIAL PARKING METER AGREEMENT: PPP CALLS FOR IT TO BE IMMEDIATELY SCRAPPED