WPO CONDEMNS KAIETEUR NEWS ATTACK ON MOTHER OF FORMER PRESIDENT

Press Release

The Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) condemns the Kaieteur News article “Dem boys seh” published in April 17, 2017, edition of the newspaper, accusing the deceased mother of the former President, Leader of the Opposition and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Cde Bharat Jagdeo of teaching him to steal as a child. Continue reading WPO CONDEMNS KAIETEUR NEWS ATTACK ON MOTHER OF FORMER PRESIDENT

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

Citizens already overwhelmed with new taxes – Opposition leader reiterates call for scrapping of parking meter project

Opposition Leader Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday reiterated his call for the Georgetown Mayor and City Council to scrap the controversial Parking Meter Project in its entirety.

Jagdeo expressed full solidarity and support for the widespread protest against the imposition of this project, which he said lacks transparency and brings additional burden to people. Continue reading Citizens already overwhelmed with new taxes – Opposition leader reiterates call for scrapping of parking meter project

PPP CONDEMNS BASIL WILLIAMS’ ATTACK ON DEPUTY SOLICITOR GENERAL

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

PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

The People’s Progressive Party held a public forum on Friday last at which the imbroglio surrounding the nomination of a list of persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be appointed was discussed.

The well attended event saw presentations from General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo; former Attorney General and current Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall; Attorney-at-law Ronald Burchsmith and Nigel Hinds who represented civil society.   Continue reading PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

Gov’t’s DDL settlement comes back to haunt it – Banks DIH moves to the court claiming billions in refunds

The David Granger led APNU+AFC administration ignored warnings by the political opposition that its move to settle a multi-billion dollar tax liability incurred by a local beverage company for only a paltry sum could open up the national treasury to billions in losses via court challenges by other companies.   And People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, on Monday revealed that Banks DIH has filed a case against the government claiming billions of dollars in refunds. Continue reading Gov’t’s DDL settlement comes back to haunt it – Banks DIH moves to the court claiming billions in refunds

GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, said that President David Granger has not responded to his request for clarification on what he meant by saying that the six names he submitted as the nominees for GECOM Chair “do not seem” to confirm with constitutional requirements, nor has he responded to his request for an urgent meeting on the matter.

This was relayed at a news conference held on Thursday at Freedom House, Robb Street where stated  that as Opposition Leader, he is clear on the interpretation on the constitutional requirements for submitting the list of nominees. “It is clear to me,” he said. Continue reading GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed its concerns regarding the rejection of a list of six persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be selected that was earlier submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

In a statement issued on Monday the party said that the reasons offered for the rejection are “bewildering”.

According to media reports President Granger in announcing his rejection of the list said that the relevant act in the constitution mentions the word ‘judge’ four times and that none of the names submitted are current or former judges. Continue reading PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship