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Budget 2018 passed, PPP/C maintain objections

House Con Bud

Despite objections by the PPP/C, the Appropriation Bill was this evening passed in the House –effectively approving Budget 2018 valued at $267.1B.

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LCDS gets $1.35B despite gov’t public criticism of Strategy


The Coalition Government is still pushing with the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic’s (PPP/C) Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), with some $1.35B budgeted for programmes to be advanced in 2018.

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Controversial SPU gets another $200M, Jordan refuses to answer questions on need for socio-economic studies

irfaan jordan

The Unit is tasked with the divestment (sell-off) of assets owned by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) – the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) – has received an allocation of $200M under the Finance Ministry’s 2018 Budget.

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Jordan says tax reform advances to be expected in 2018

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Calls for an explanation of the almost $1B increase in the allocation to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), under the Finance Ministry’s $28.29B Budget, were made by Opposition Parliamentarian, Irfaan Ali.

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Jagdeo fires back at Jordan, says ‘not a cent’ was paid to PPP/C gov’t by CGX


Comments from Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, earlier this week, that monies were paid to the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government by the Canadian oil company, CGX-Energy, were rubbished by the former president and current Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.

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Speaker complicit and ‘hiding’ gov’t from scrutiny, PPP/C will have to ‘go to court’ – Jagdeo

Jagdeo Press

The rejection of yet another motion advanced by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) by House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland, attracted strong criticisms by the political Opposition.

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Scotland disallows PPP/C motion, Jagdeo says passing Estimates in current form would be ‘sanctioning illegality’


After a delay of about four hours, the National Assembly was convened today and Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, advanced a PPP/C motion calling for amendments of the 2018 Financial Estimates, so that they reflect the US$18M signing bonus, and for the money to be deposited in the Consolidated Fund.

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“I don’t accept it is illegal” – Granger on US$18M signing bonus

David Granger

The law clearly states that all government revenues must be deposited into the Consolidated Fund however President David Granger does not believe the placement of the US$18M signing bonus in an account in the Bank of Guyana is illegal.

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PPP/C submits motion calling for Budget 2018 to be amended to include US$18M signing bonus


An adjournment motion was submitted to House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland, last night, by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C), calling for the amendments of the 2018 Financial Estimates, so that they reflect the US$18M signing bonus.

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Gov’t attempts to intimidate AG’s probe into suspicious signing bonus

Winston Trotman

Ministers Winston Jordan and Raphael Trotman, yesterday attempted to intimate the Auditor General, Deodat Sharma for launching an investigation into the illegality regarding the US$18M the government received from ExxonMobil.

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