Assault on people of Indian origin by coalition administration a matter of fact – Former Attorney General

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Former Attorney General and current PPP/C Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall says that comments by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over the weekend while addressing Guyanese at a function in New York are a matter of fact.

Jagdeo spoke out against victimization and witch hunting which he said is being perpetrated against supporters of the PPP by the APNU+AFC coalition administration. His comments irked the Government which accused him of race baiting in a statement. Continue reading Assault on people of Indian origin by coalition administration a matter of fact – Former Attorney General

Granger wants more use of cassava flour in place of wheat flour

IMG0492APresident David Granger has touted the use more cassava and other gluten-free flours as a mean of staying ‘healthier’.

And for the use of sweet potato and cassava flour to become more accepted the President, who was at the time speaking on the side-lines of a workshop for newly appointed ambassadors, said it should be used in hospitals, the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Prison Service. Continue reading Granger wants more use of cassava flour in place of wheat flour

REGION 5 RDC DISRUPTION: PPP/C TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION – ROHEE

regional-chairman-262x300In light of the consecutive disruptions of the Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Statutory Meetings for the past seven months by Councillors of the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) says it will seek legal redress.

This was confirmed by the PPP’s General Secretary Clement Rohee, who noted on Tuesday that the Party will indeed move to the courts to advocate its concerns. However, Rohee was tightlipped as to when the PPP will file legal action. Continue reading REGION 5 RDC DISRUPTION: PPP/C TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION – ROHEE

Rohee bemoans absence of Parliamentary oversight for Security Sector

DSC_0051The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on the Security Sector has not been convened since the opening of the 11th parliament in June 2015. This is according to People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee. The former Home Affairs Minister told the media on Tuesday that this Committee is responsible for examining the policies and the administration of the disciplined services.  Rohee, who is also the Shadow Public Security Minister, said it has not been convened since the opening of the 11th parliament in June 2015. He described the committee as “just languishing” at present. Continue reading Rohee bemoans absence of Parliamentary oversight for Security Sector

Jagdeo stands by New York comments – Says Nagamootoo’s role in coalition is to attack PPP, issue statements

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Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo responded to criticisms by the government of comments he made at an event in New York over the weekend. The two time former President and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member told a large audience that Guyana’s current political, economic and social conditions are worse than in the 1970s and 1980s under the then People’s National Congress (PNC) government of then President Forbes Burnham. Continue reading Jagdeo stands by New York comments – Says Nagamootoo’s role in coalition is to attack PPP, issue statements

Trotman says Government not in a rush to abolish death penalty

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The APNU+AFC coalition administration on Thursday said it is in no rush to abolish the death penalty. This revelation by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman during the post-cabinet press conference came a day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment.

Trotman told the media that from all indications government was “not in a rush” to abolish the death penalty and any such decision would be taken after consultations. Continue reading Trotman says Government not in a rush to abolish death penalty

Container importers to pay $30,000 and $45,000 if proposed City by-law amendment is enacted – Source

meetingsAs the imbroglio over the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s attempt to institute a $25000 container tax continues a City Hall source has revealed that the council is now discussing a proposal for an amendment to the City By-laws. This amendment will result in importers having to pay a $30,000 fee for transportation and/or discharge of a 20 foot container and $45,000 for a 40 foot one. Continue reading Container importers to pay $30,000 and $45,000 if proposed City by-law amendment is enacted – Source

Shipping Association moves to court in a challenge to City Hall’s container fees

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(Demerara Waves)The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) on Wednesday moved to the High Court to quash a decision by City Hall’s administration to charge GYD$25,000 for the movement of laden shipping containers to and from wharves.

In the name of its Secretary, Ian D’Anjou, SAG also wants the High Court to find that efforts to charge a container tax on shipping containers on city streets in unlawful because the Municipal and Municipal and District Councils Act, Cap. 28:01 and bylaws do not provide for the imposition of such a tax. Continue reading Shipping Association moves to court in a challenge to City Hall’s container fees

PPP mourns passing of Bishop Randolph George

indexThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday said it joins with Guyana and the Anglican Communion in mourning the passing of Right Reverend, Bishop Randolph George.

George passed away on Monday at his Republic Park, East Bank Demerara home on Monday. He was 92 at the time.

Meanwhile the PPP in a statement issued on Wednesday said Guyana has loss a true son, a spiritual leader and a patriot. Continue reading PPP mourns passing of Bishop Randolph George