GUYANA

Jordan, Trotman should be jailed – says Ramsaroop

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…over stashing ‘signing bonus’ from public The buck stops at the head and the revelation that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration secretly accepted and stashed billions in a private account, unknown to the Guyanese public, is “downright criminal, immoral and unethical” – a matter that requires the attention and Read More

Private Sector says right to scrutinise Budget should not be hijacked

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…says Monday’s chaos in Parliament should never reoccur The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has noted “with great concern” the events which took place on Monday, December 11, in the National Assembly. Noting that the objective of Parliament is to allow deliberation on questions of interest to the nation, and to arrive at the will of the Assembly Read More

House approves $2.2B for Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs

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The Committee of Supply approved a total $2.2B for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs today, when the National Assembly was resumed. The sum of $1,183,274 and $1,036,686 was approved in the 2018 National Budget, for capital expenditure and current expenditure respectively. Minister Sydney Allicock Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock, in defending the estimates Read More

Over $1B approved for Legal Affairs Ministry

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 – Gov’t forced to defend increased allocations  A scrutiny of the government’s fourth budget, in particular allocations for the Ministry of Legal Affairs, shows that the bureaucracy has gotten more expensive with each passing year. It is a fact that the parliamentary Opposition criticized on Tuesday, as government defended the increases on the grounds of Read More

PPP “very upset” over Edghill’s suspension but will continue work in Assembly

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-by Kurt Campbell- The Opposition People’s Progressive Party is not happy with the decision of the National Assembly to suspend its member, Bishop Juan Edghill from four sittings. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo called a press conference at the Parliament building this morning to complain that his party was “very upset” with the turn of events.  Read More

Kaieteur News joins list of companies to be granted radio license

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The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority has added Kaieteur News to the list of companies to be granted radio broadcast license. News Source understands that the licenses will likely be granted on December 18 to the Two Brothers company, Pinnacle Group, recording company, Brutal Group, Kaieteur News and television broadcaster, CN Sharma. Some other companies that Read More

Prime suspect in illegal aircraft probe surrenders to Police

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The Guyana Police Force has announced that the prime suspect in the probe into the discovery of that illegal aircraft at Sante Fe, North Rupununi is now in custody. Although not releasing his name, the Police announced that the man was handed over to the Police in the company of his Attorney. “He is in Read More

PPP parliamentarian Juan Edghill arrested; suspended for several days

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PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill entering the Brickdam Police Station. Opposition Parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday suspended for the remainder of all sittings until February, minutes after he was arrested at Brickdam and Avenue of the Republic and prevented from entering Parliament Building. Edghill refused to enter the police vehicle unless he was told what offence he Read More

PSC condemns calling in of police at Parliament Building; appeals for patience, understanding

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The Private Sector Commission (PSC). Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) Tuesday night condemned the calling in of police at Parliament Building to remove opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill after he refused House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland’s instruction to leave the Chamber. “The involvement of law enforcement, apart from being an unacceptable Read More

Juan Edghill released from custody but won’t violate parliamentary suspension

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PPP MP Juan Edghill asking police on Brickdam and Avenue of the Republic to explain to him why he was being prevented from entering Parliament and being arrested. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday released from police custody after lawmen blocked him from entering Parliament Building because he was suspended for Read More