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WPA was not consulted on Cabinet change – Rupert Roopnarine

Rupert Par

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a partner in the current Coalition government, was not consulted on the demotion of its member, Rupert Roopnarine, as Education Minister.

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Jordan flayed for blaming ‘PPP/C debts’ for state of economy after reporting that debt servicing was reduced


Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, has been called out by Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, for “latching” onto the latest in a series of excuses for the deteriorating state of the local economy.

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Trotman’s powers under Petroleum Commission Bill questioned by Jagdeo


Earlier this month, the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill 2017 was tabled in the National Assembly by subject Minister, Raphael Trotman. The Bill comes up for reading in the National Assembly today.

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Granger buckles on Land CoI issue under pressure

angry granger

With a debate on the political Opposition’s motion, calling for the revocation of the Commission of Inquiry into Land, scheduled for tomorrow and mounting criticism from the elected representatives of local Amerindians, President David Granger has buckled under pressure.

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Region 5 REO put on blast by GTUC for his ‘arrogance’

Teachers protesting the Region 5 REO's moves last week

The Guyana Trade Unions Congress (GTUC) was no holds barred in taking the Region 5 Regional Executive Officer (REO), Ovid Morrison, to task for his recent actions.

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GECOM developments: Jagdeo tells Enmore residents that the political Opposition is moving forward in ‘good faith’


Explaining the developments with the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson at the community level, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, charged that the Party will not compromise on provisions of the Constitution.

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APNU+AFC gov’t exposed: Jagdeo produces document to show that the process of selling out GuySuCo started long before sugar consultations

Jagdeo enmore

Guyanese will “live in the country they fight for” moving forward, declared Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, adding that the Coalition government has exposed itself as being duplicitous, untrustworthy and unwilling or incapable of negotiating in good faith.

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Brigadier Lewis says his appointment as GPHC CEO (ag) serves to ‘assist in the management, provide guidance’

George Lewis

The newly appointed Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Retired Brigadier George Lewis, in his first interview since taking the new position, has talked up the need to improve the hospital’s image – as opposed to addressing several of the criticisms facing the GPHC.

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Finance Ministry says Education Ministry responsible for Teachers’ revolving housing fund

Welch being questioned by the PAC on Monday

–PS Welch admits that he has not even read the document The Ministry of Finance, today, made clear that that it is not exploring avenues including the Student Loan Agency, for the administering of the Revolving Housing Fund, which will benefit teachers.

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Carryl denies investigating constitutional body, later hands report to Harmon

Minister Joseph Harmon, left, with Francis Carryl, right

Indications that Francis Carryl was investigating a constitutional body, in this case the Public Service Commission, provoked questions about his actions.

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