Daily Archives: 07/30/2012

PSC wants Gov’t. to make good on promises given to Linden

The Private Sector Commission wants Gov’t. to make good on promises given to Linden

JULY 30, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

—  urges removal of blockades 

The Private Sector Commission (PSC), reeling from the effects of the Linden standoff, is urging the Government to take prompt action and set target closure times for the implementation of several proposed projects and interventions in the mining town, where there have been accusations of promises made but not kept.

In a statement issued recently, the PSC wants the government to liberalise television broadcasting in the Linden area in keeping with democratic norms, giving particular support to Trade and Skill development programming.

It also wants the government to create a skilled, qualified and empowered team of civil society leaders with the vision to deal with the issue of economic development in the Linden area; a team that will work along with people of Linden and the appropriate government ministries to turn Linden into the Manaus of Guyana.

Additionally the Commission is calling for the re-establishment of a Micro-Finance scheme using the successful SEBRAE management and outreach model. [more]

Water cannon finally sent to Linden

Water cannon finally sent to Linden

July 30, 2012 – KNEWS

Linden unrest continues…as– residents reject proposal to ‘suspend’ tariff hikes

The contentious Kara Kara Bridge remained under the control of Joint Services Ranks for most of yesterday, after it was cleared of logs and other debris which were placed there by angry protestors.
Dozens of ranks formed themselves into human barricades on both sides of the bridge some 30 meters away to prevent demonstrators from replacing the blockages.
The operation to clear the bridge commenced early yesterday morning with a bulldozer aiding the ranks in the arduous task.
However, residents continued to place old car parts and fallen trees across the stretch of road between the Amelia’s Ward, First Bus Shed and the Police Outpost.

The atmosphere remained tense throughout the day and was compounded by an apparent lack of human resources on the part of the joint services to adequately deal with the situation in a holistic manner.   [more]

Granger is PNCR leader

Granger is PNCR leader

Monday 30 July 2012

The new PNCR Leader expresses his thanks

Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the APNU retired Brigadier David Granger has been declared the Leader of the People’s National Congress/Reform, according to sources.

He defeated former finance minister Carl Greenidge at the party’s 17th Biennial Delegates Congress securing 512 votes to the latter’s 175. There was one spoilt vote, Demerara Waves Online News learnt.

Word of Granger’s victory emerged from party headquarters Congress Place around 1.30AM Monday following a lengthy delay in the voting process which reportedly began after 1PM Sunday.               Continue reading

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