The Opposition People’s Progressive Party recently accused the APNU+AFC Government of waging an intimidation campaign against members of the Judiciary in order to make them compliant thus causing them to give decisions that are favourable to it. The party said that these attacks are evident in the coverage of the state owned media as well
Under changes to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, several items on the zero rated list have been removed, causing them to attract tax. These include health supplies and services, as well as educational and internet services. This was done via an Order signed by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on December 19, 2017.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has issued strong condemnation of Attorney General, Basil Williams over his public attack perpetrated against Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon. Williams threatened to haul the young professional before the Public Service Commission (PSC) after news broke that she had complained to the very body about his abusive behavior towards her. Continue reading PPP CONDEMNS BASIL WILLIAMS’ ATTACK ON DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL
Farmers continued their protest action against the unconscionable increases in land rental and drainage fees being foisted on them by an uncaring APNU+AFC Government. Today’s large gathering outside the Onverwagt office of the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) was supported by party officials from Berbice and Executives of the Rice Producers Association.
It is close to two years since the APNU+AFC administration assumed the reins of Government and Guyana is still listed in the “very corrupt” category in the latest Transparency International Corruption Index.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is opposed to increases of rent and other fees by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA)and the party is calling for it to be rescinded.
Here’s a full statement issued on Thursday January 26th 2017:
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) calls upon the Government to reverse the proposed increases in rents and drainage charges which are about to be imposed by the MMA/ADA on farmers occupying State Lands in Region 5. These fees would represent an almost 600 percent increase; farmers who currently pay $3,500 per acre will be required to pay $15,000 per acre. Cattle farmers who now pay $700 per acre will have to pay nearly $4000 per acre.Continue reading PPP calls for land rental, drainage fees increases to be rescinded
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is once again calling on the APNU+AFC Government to scrap the controversial parking meter project being implemented following an agreement between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions.
Here’s a release issued by the party on Thursday January 26th, 2017:
The implementation of parking meters in the City of Georgetown is the latest blow inflicted upon the Nation by this Government. Against the backdrop of a declining economy, rising cost of living and the imposition by the Government of over two hundred (200) new tax measures and increases in public licenses fees in one calendar year, the parking meters will add even greater economic, financial and social hardships upon the backs of the citizens, especially those living, working or visiting the City of Georgetown.Continue reading PPP wants parking meter project immediately scrapped- Supports citizens boycott
Another day, another scandal has been revealed. The appointments of Special Prosecutors to go after PPP leaders can be viewed from different perspectives. Whichever perspective one chooses, the inescapable conclusion is that APNU+AFC has no interest in justice. They are on a witch hunting rampage. As if that is not scandalous enough, the $100M price tag and the procedure utilized to contract the special prosecutors are also adding to the heap of corrupt deals. Continue reading OP ED: APNU+AFC railroading justice, sidestepping DPP with another barefaced corrupt deal