President, Prime Minister greeted by protesters during Arrival Day event in Berbice

Protesters greeted President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at Highbury Village, East Bank Berbice on Friday May 5th.

Both Granger and Nagamootoo were in attendance during an event hosted to mark the arrival of East Indians in Guyana.

PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

PRESS RELEASE

The members of the medical profession in the public sector have expressed great concern at the high-handedness of the Government in attempting to peremptorily and unlawfully place all public sector doctors on the pensionable scheme. The PPP/C stands in solidarity with the doctors who, without any consultations and against their will, are being mandated to move from contract employment to the pensionable scheme. These doctors will lose their benefits; gratuity; and allowances. Their years of service will be shortened, thereby decreasing their benefits under the pensionable scheme. The doctors are also worried and outraged by the fact that their on-call allowances, Head of Department, Head of Section and overtime allowances will all now be taxed. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

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

Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

After nearly two years in office, the Coalition Government has abysmally failed to come up with any crime fighting strategy. This is according to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

In a statement released late this afternoon the party said, “Having regard to the fact, that the Cabinet is comprised of a number of persons trained in the area of national security, who have held top positions, both in the Defence and the Police Force, this is one area in which the citizens expected this Government to demonstrate a minimum of competence”. Continue reading Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

Parking meter protests continue in spite of President Granger’s attack against organisers

Even as President David Granger defended the controversial parking meter project hundreds of Guyanese on Thursday took to the area just opposite City Hall in Georgetown in protest, calling for the project to be scrapped in its entirety.   Continue reading Parking meter protests continue in spite of President Granger’s attack against organisers

PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.

Nandlall, in a letter on Thursday, requested that Williams set “the earliest date possible” for the next meeting. Continue reading PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

Almost 2 years into APNU+AFC Gov’t & Guyana still “very corrupt” – 2016 Corruption Index

It is close to two years since the APNU+AFC administration assumed the reins of Government and Guyana is still listed in the “very corrupt” category in the latest Transparency International Corruption Index.

While in opposition the APNU and AFC had lashed out against acts they perceived to be corrupt. Whilst campaigning for office during the lead up to the 2015 elections the two promised to root out corruption. Continue reading Almost 2 years into APNU+AFC Gov’t & Guyana still “very corrupt” – 2016 Corruption Index

OP ED: APNU+AFC railroading justice, sidestepping DPP with another barefaced corrupt deal

By Dr Leslie Ramsammy

Another day, another scandal has been revealed. The appointments of Special Prosecutors to go after PPP leaders can be viewed from different perspectives. Whichever perspective one chooses, the inescapable conclusion is that APNU+AFC has no interest in justice. They are on a witch hunting rampage. As if that is not scandalous enough, the $100M price tag and the procedure utilized to contract the special prosecutors are also adding to the heap of corrupt deals. Continue reading OP ED: APNU+AFC railroading justice, sidestepping DPP with another barefaced corrupt deal

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

PPP worried by Government’s assault on Judiciary

The People’s Progressive Party is concerned by the assault on the Judiciary being perpetrated by the David Granger led APNU+AFC coalition administration. This was on Monday relayed by General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo who while speaking at the party’s press conference expressed concern regarding what he deemed as a worrying trend of the Government.   Continue reading PPP worried by Government’s assault on Judiciary