WPO CONDEMNS KAIETEUR NEWS ATTACK ON MOTHER OF FORMER PRESIDENT

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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

“People in glass houses should not throw stones”

– Rohee warns as he declines response to Kaietuer News staged robbery claims

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People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday told a press conference that he considers it unnecessary and inappropriate to respond to a report in the Kaieteur News in which he’s accused of hampering the investigation of a robbery that took place at his home.

The report, published over the weekend, claimed that the former Home Affairs Minister demanded the return of his DVR recorder preventing investigators from obtaining surveillance footage of the perpetrators. Continue reading “People in glass houses should not throw stones”

Alleged mastermind of Kaieteur News grenade throwing incident a reservist at resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia

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The alleged mastermind of the grenade attack on Kaieteur News is a reserve member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). This is according to news reports which state that it was confirmed by Chief of Staff of the GDF Mark Phillips. Continue reading Alleged mastermind of Kaieteur News grenade throwing incident a reservist at resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia

PPP condemns attack on Kaieteur News – Rohee questions Government’s rush to point fingers, says it has something to hide

DSC_0792-620x330People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has strongly condemned the recent attack on Kaieteur News newspaper.

A live grenade was on Saturday discovered near the vehicle owned and driven by the publisher of the newspaper, Glenn Lall. The vehicle was parked outside its Saffon Street office. A later review of footage from security cameras in the vicinity revealed that it was hurled from a passing motor vehicle.

Commenting on the issue, the PPP General Secretary said that his party condemns any form of violence or attempted act of terrorism. Continue reading PPP condemns attack on Kaieteur News – Rohee questions Government’s rush to point fingers, says it has something to hide

Kaieteur News Grenade throwing incident: Political analyst believes government hiding something, seeking to deflect blame

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A local political analyst in noting the APNU+AFC’s rush to lay blame at the feet of the PPP for the grenade throwing incident at Kaieteur News’ Saffon Street office says it appears as though it has something to hide or is trying to deflect.

Speaking under the condition of anonymity for fear of being targeted the individual said that while the government subtly listed reasons why the newspaper could be targeted by the opposition the newspaper so incensed its supporters that it was picketed over its coverage of the Joseph Harmon/Bai Shan Lin scandal.  “It could have been a few of those misguided souls,” he posited. Continue reading Kaieteur News Grenade throwing incident: Political analyst believes government hiding something, seeking to deflect blame

A totally inaccurate and malicious summary of the forensic audit reports by Kaieteur News

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In its second paragraph of its editorial on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Kaieteur News puts explicitly a belief that is untrue but which seems to prevail amongst members and supporters of the Coalition Government:-
“The current forensic audit reports which revealed that billions of dollars were either embezzled or cannot be accounted for are proof of this.”
This is a totally inaccurate and malicious summary of the forensic audit reports. The forensic audit reports make charges against the purposes for which and the manner in which money was spent. For example, there has been the charge of selling out state properties to complete the construction of the Marriot. These funds were neither embezzled nor unaccounted for.  For the record we of the PPP/C maintain that what we did was within the law and the purpose, in our judgment, for the benefit of people and country. Continue reading A totally inaccurate and malicious summary of the forensic audit reports by Kaieteur News

Private Sector alarmed by illegally operating SARU’s investigation of financial institution – Says irresponsible Kaieteur News report harmful

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The Private Sector Commission (PSC) said it is alarmed to learn that the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) is involved in money laundering investigation of a major financial institution, as per a headline in the Kaieteur News of Wednesday January 6, 2016.
“It is our understanding that the mandate of the Unit is to investigate and recover assets belonging to the state. We are also aware that this unit is operating outside of any known laws in Guyana,” the PSC said in a statement today.
The Private Sector body said it is only aware of the role of the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Special Organised Crime Unit and the Bank of Guyana in anti-money laundering investigations. The PSC is calling for a clarification on why SARU is involved in such an investigation and not SOCU or the FIU. Continue reading Private Sector alarmed by illegally operating SARU’s investigation of financial institution – Says irresponsible Kaieteur News report harmful

GPL technician clears his name after Kaieteur News repeatedly publishes his picture as that of Colwyn Harding

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A 22 year old Guyana Power and Light(GPL) technician is seeking to clear his name after the Kaieteur News published his picture claiming he’s Colwyn Harding, the man who accused police ranks of sexual assault.
A distraught looking Oliver Braithwaite told a Freedom Radio reporter this morning that this is the fourth instance that the newspaper has done this. He said the Kaieteur News through its editor, Adam Harris on the last occasion offered to issue an apology which never materialized. He said the incidents have caused him and his family great embarrassment. ANd it is also affected his work since he is required to be in the field.
Just last week Kaieteur News was forced to issue an apology after the newspaper publish contents of a doctored report which painted the wife of former Attorney General and current PPP/C member of Parliament, Anil Nandlall in bad light.