Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

After nearly two years in office, the Coalition Government has abysmally failed to come up with any crime fighting strategy. This is according to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

In a statement released late this afternoon the party said, “Having regard to the fact, that the Cabinet is comprised of a number of persons trained in the area of national security, who have held top positions, both in the Defence and the Police Force, this is one area in which the citizens expected this Government to demonstrate a minimum of competence”. Continue reading Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

City businesses stage one hour shut-down in protest against Parking Meter Project

Opposition to the APNU+AFC controlled Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s controversial parking meter project took on a new dimension on Thursday when several city businesses closed their doors for one hour. It commenced at 12 PM and ended at 1PM. Business owners called for the scrapping of the entire project which they said has impacted their businesses negatively and has the potential to put hundreds of their employees out of jobs

Parking meter protests continue in spite of President Granger’s attack against organisers

Even as President David Granger defended the controversial parking meter project hundreds of Guyanese on Thursday took to the area just opposite City Hall in Georgetown in protest, calling for the project to be scrapped in its entirety.   Continue reading Parking meter protests continue in spite of President Granger’s attack against organisers

Government proposes closure of Rose Hall, Enmore sugar factories by year end – PPP

The APNU+AFC administration has plans to close the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Rose Hall and Enmore sugar factories by the end of this year; this is according to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) which expressed its disagreement with the move.

In a statement issued on Wednesday the party was critical of the government for what it referred to as its “high-handed approach” in dealing with the sugar industry. Continue reading Government proposes closure of Rose Hall, Enmore sugar factories by year end – PPP

Unemployment woes continue as GT&T announces layoff of 120

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) company announced on Wednesday that it will be retrenching approximately 120 persons within the next 12 months. The company said that the move comes as part of its “restructuring” efforts. Continue reading Unemployment woes continue as GT&T announces layoff of 120

AFC Councillor, relatives beat villager to death

AFC Region 3 Councillor Mandy Sookdeo with wood in hand

A Region Three Alliance for Change (AFC) Councillor, her brother and father are presently being investigated by police on the West Coast Demerara after they reportedly beat a man to death. The man, identified as 22 year old Shereffudeen Mohamed , was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

A source familiar with the details of the incident revealed that the now dead man, known by the alias ‘Sheriff’, grew up with the Councillor – identified as Mandy Sookdeo – in the village of Ruby East Bank Essequibo. The woman became incensed after he grabbed her bag in a joking manner and ran a short distance. She later refused to collect her bag when it was returned to her. Continue reading AFC Councillor, relatives beat villager to death

PPP to file private criminal charges against Gov’t officials over 50% salary increase

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be filing private criminal charges against top Government officials for enriching themselves from the State’s coffers by way of the 50% salary increase. This revelation was made at the party’s weekly press conference hosted on Monday by General Secretary Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. Continue reading PPP to file private criminal charges against Gov’t officials over 50% salary increase

WALES’ WORKERS SAY THEY CANNOT BE FORCED TO WORK AT UITVLUGT

– DEMAND SEVERANCE PAY DURING PROTEST AT PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

Workers from GUYSUCO Wales Sugar Estate, along with their representatives from the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) staged a protest outside the Ministry of the Presidency earlier today. The workers demanded their severance pay rathed than accede to the company’s request that they turn up for work some 22 miles away at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate.