Delay in appointing judges: ‘Granger has no power to nominate any judge’ – PPP Chief Whip

President David Granger is entering a domain, where he has no power, relative to the matter of appointing judges, as per the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), according to Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira.

At a news conference, held on Wednesday at the Opposition Leader’s Church Street office, she explained that the JSC sends to the President the names of people they selected to be judges, after following their own processes. Continue reading Delay in appointing judges: ‘Granger has no power to nominate any judge’ – PPP Chief Whip

Opposition Leader visits Stabroek Market & its environs

Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday visited the Stabroek Market and its immediate environs. During his interaction with vendors, stall holders, members of the business community and providers of public transportation a number of concerns were raised. These include slow market sales fueled by increased taxation and other factors; the parking meter project and its severe impact on businesses and the ban on used tyres which, according to providers of public transportation, will lead to a severe increase in operational costs.

BETRAYAL – BULKAN CONFESSES APNU+AFC HAS NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THE GREEN MONSTER

By Dr Leslie Ramsammy

The Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, defiantly confessed in a brazen statement yesterday that paid parking is a fact of life in Georgetown. He was not offering an opinion opened for discussion and dialogue, he was informing the people of another APNU+AFC’s imposition. Essentially, he announced that paid parking is a policy direction being pursued by APNU+AFC. It is a declaration to the citizens of Georgetown and all citizens of Guyana that regardless of their views, APNU+AFC is imposing paid parking on citizens in Georgetown. It is also a threat because before long paid-parking will come to a community near where people live. New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Anna Regina, Charity, Parika, Vreed-en-Hoop, Linden and other places are under severe threat for paid parking. Continue reading BETRAYAL – BULKAN CONFESSES APNU+AFC HAS NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THE GREEN MONSTER

Attorney General unfit to hold public office – Anil Nandlall

Attorney General Basil Williams

Below is a statement by PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall on the issue surrounding a threat made to a sitting Judge by Attorney General Basil Williams:

Press Statement by Mohabir Anil Nandlall,MP

It is anyone’s guess why the Guyana Chronicle is the only media outfit that has been given a copy of Justice Holder’s letter of complaint against the Attorney General’s conduct in open court on the 24th day of March, 2017, during the Carvil Duncan’s case. It is also anyone’s guess why the Guyana Chronicle is not releasing the letter to the public. So much for freedom of the press and Continue reading Attorney General unfit to hold public office – Anil Nandlall

Toshaos Council sees establishment of land rights CoI without its involvement as a move to dispossess Amerindians of land

The National Toshaos Council (NTC) on Tuesday blasted President David Granger over the work of a Commission of Inquiry into land rights which the Indigenous People’s organization said it was never consulted about.

The NTC, the legally representative body of Amerindian village chiefs, said the Commission has been established by the President to “dispossess” Amerindians of their lands and that they would not cooperate with that body. Continue reading Toshaos Council sees establishment of land rights CoI without its involvement as a move to dispossess Amerindians of land

PYO URGES GUYANESE TO BE WEARY OF APNU+AFC DIVISIVE TACTICS

The youth arm of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), has condemned what it calls the latest tactic to divide Guyanese.

In a statement, the PYO said, “This polarisation is an attempt to divert the attention of the citizens from the incompetence of the Government, the slothfulness of the economy, the scandals, the corruption, the sliding foreign currency, and the decimation of the construction and manufacturing sectors.”

The group called on Guyanese to be wary of these attempts.

Govt policies driving market into panic – Opposition Leader

Guyana has been hit with a foreign currency crisis where supply is progressively shrinking and there is a growing demand to hoard because of the expectation that the rates will slide, according to Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.

Jagdeo, during a press conference on Thursday March 23rd, said Government’s lack of economic policies was to be blamed for driving the foreign currency market into panic. Continue reading Govt policies driving market into panic – Opposition Leader

IMF warns Govt over social impact on closing sugar industry

Below is a statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party following the publication of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) preliminary findings after its visit to Guyana:

The concluding statement, which details the preliminary findings of International Monetary Fund (IMF) after a visit to Guyana, was released Friday evening and in ‘IMF speak’ it validates the positions that have been articulated by the political Opposition for months now – including that the local economy is in trouble. Continue reading IMF warns Govt over social impact on closing sugar industry

Manufacturers, FPA wants VAT removed from forest products

The manufacturing and forestry associations are calling on the government to rescind the 14% VAT on forest products which they say will cause a decline in the already “ailing” industry.

In an advertisement in Sunday March 26th edition of the Stabroek news, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Forest Products Association of Guyana (FPA) called on all stakeholders in the industry to sign a petition to have the Value Added Tax  (VAT) removed. Continue reading Manufacturers, FPA wants VAT removed from forest products