Berbicians lament another unfulfilled APNU+AFC promise as bridge toll remains the same

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Berbice residents are lamenting yet another A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change(APNU+AFC) promise which hasn’t materialized. In spite of the passing of the December 1st deadline commuters of the Berbice River Bridge are still being made to pay the existing toll. Continue reading Berbicians lament another unfulfilled APNU+AFC promise as bridge toll remains the same

REGION TWO STUDENTS FORCED TO TAKE CLASSES UNDER BICYCLE SHED

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Grade Ten students of the Johanna Cecelia Secondary School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are being forced to take classes under a bicycle shed after being put there by the school’s Headmaster Alex George following complaints that the classroom was too hot. Continue reading REGION TWO STUDENTS FORCED TO TAKE CLASSES UNDER BICYCLE SHED

PPP exposure forces APNU+AFC gov’t back-pedal on plans to borrow US$2B from oil company

Where-Can-I-borrow-money-fastMinister of Governance Raphael Trotman is now denying plans by his government to ask US oil giant ExxonMobil for upfront payments ahead of commercial production of oil in Guyana.
Trotman’s denial came after the issue was brought to the fore last week during a press conference by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. The APNU+AFC government once again faced criticism as many persons believe that such a move would put the country in the pocket of the oil giant. A recording posted online by one news entity also reaffirms the initial contention that Trotman did indeed make such a claim.

Jinnah Rahaman’s appointement as Community Development Officer in Region Three another case of jobs for the boys

By Rakesh Vishnu Singh

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It is out of concern as a citizen and resident of West Coast Demerara that I share my thoughts on the appointment of Rice Producers Association Action Committee member Jinnah Rahaman as a Community Development Officer within the region.
I would kindly advise Government and persons in authority that whenever making the decision to choose someone for a position in a district they should be qualified or have experience in the area of appointment since doing the contrary would reflect badly on the administration.

Continue reading Jinnah Rahaman’s appointement as Community Development Officer in Region Three another case of jobs for the boys

Ramkarran said not a word about corruption while in PPP Executive for 21 out of its 23 years in government

Ralph1Former Attorney General and current People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament, Anil Nandlall in a letter sent to the press took a swipe at former House Speaker turned APNU+AFC cheerleader, Ralph Ramkarran.
Over the weekend Ramkarran, whilst writing in defence of the APNU+AFC government’s decision to award the contract for the construction of the Specialty Hospital to Fedders Lloyd without going to tender, suggested that the PPP/C government which now forms the political opposition was the most corrupt administration of post-independent Guyana.
Nandlall in response described Ramkarran’s contention as ‘extraordinary’. Continue reading Ramkarran said not a word about corruption while in PPP Executive for 21 out of its 23 years in government

APNU+AFC gov’t cannot avoid provisions of Procurement Act

By Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP

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In his weekly column, published in the Sunday Stabroek, Mr Ralph Ramkarran, this week, chose to write in defence of and indeed, advocates for, the specialty hospital project to be awarded to Fedders Lloyd without going through any procurement process. “There is absolutely no reason why a new bidding process must be undertaken when the contract is ready to be awarded… There is no rule or principle which dictates that for a new contract, a new bidding process has to be undertaken, …” boldly writes Mr Ramkarran. Continue reading APNU+AFC gov’t cannot avoid provisions of Procurement Act

APNU+AFC gov’t’s failure to consult with stakeholders on number of issues a cause for concern

ppp presserThere needs to be greater effort to ensure that Guyanese people are involved in decisions that affect their daily lives. This was proffered by General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party(PPP), Clement Rohee as he criticized the failure of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change(APNU+AFC) government over its failure to consult with stakeholders on a number of issues. Continue reading APNU+AFC gov’t’s failure to consult with stakeholders on number of issues a cause for concern

Van West Charles implementing PPP/C’s manifesto commitments regarding provision of potable water

gwiThe following is a statement read by General Secretary Clement Rohee at the party’s weekly press conference hosted on Monday 30th November:

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has taken note of the potable water woes affecting huge swathes of residents at rural communities across the country.
The Party is fully cognizant of the non-transparent and inexcusable manner by which Richard Van West Charles, son-in-law of the dictator Forbes Burnham, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI). Continue reading Van West Charles implementing PPP/C’s manifesto commitments regarding provision of potable water