OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job

By Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law

Every person, who has ever served in the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, must have felt a profound sense of flattery when they learnt that the current holder of the office was gifted three (3) retired Judges; one from the Caribbean Court Justice (CCJ), one from the Court of Appeal of Guyana and one from the High Court of Guyana; along with two (2) law professors, each possessing a doctorate in law, to assist him in the discharge of the functions of that office. I doubt that I can be contradicted in my assertion that this is a world record. Continue reading OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job

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

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

Farmers continue to protest land rental, drainage fees increase

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.

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

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

Norton says Red House situation should’ve been handled by Gov’t differently

Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton broke ranks with the ruling administration when he told a local publication that Government’s approach to the Red House matter should have been handled differently.

Norton was quoted by the Guyana Times as stated during an exclusive interview that the actions taken by the Government were too extreme. Continue reading Norton says Red House situation should’ve been handled by Gov’t differently

Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo received formal correspondence from President David Granger indicating his non-acceptance of a list of nominees for the Chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday, January 9, 2017. Continue reading Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond

25 Scandals within 16 months of APNU+AFC Coalition Government

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25 Scandals within 16 months of APNU+AFC Coalition Government

The Parliamentary Opposition has been diligently monitoring the APNU+AFC government use of public funds and the levels of transparency and accountability.

From June 10, 2015 to August 8, 2016, in a matter of fourteen (14) months of the APNU+AFC Coalition government, we have uncovered 16 scandals — an average of a scandal for each month. But the month of August 2016 “took the cake”– or so we thought– with the exposure of three (3) scandals (the Sussex St. Drug Bond, BK International/GoG settlement and two (2) fuel licenses issued to the head of Guyana Water Inc.,).

Continue reading 25 Scandals within 16 months of APNU+AFC Coalition Government

OP-ED: Power Abuse – Corruption Hallmarks of APNU+AFC regime

By Donald Ramotar

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The current APNU+AFC regime is a throwback to the PNC’s days in office (1964-1992). This is not surprising since the PNC is the dominant force in this coalition government.
Any doubts one may have had about this dispensation must have been dispelled when they heard the speech that the PNC Leader, David Granger, made at the party’s recent Congress.
Granger asserted that his government is being guided by the ideas of Forbes Burnham. Continue reading OP-ED: Power Abuse – Corruption Hallmarks of APNU+AFC regime