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GUYANA: ‘No money in budget to monitor & audit oil sector’ – Opposition Leader

Aubrey Norton

By Davina Bagot – Jan 19, 2023 – Kaieteur News – Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton is stunned at the Government’s failure to appropriate funds in this year’s Budget to help the country improve its auditing and monitoring capabilities, as oil production activities continue to accelerate.

On Monday evening, following the Budget presentation by Minister with Responsibility for Finance Dr. Ashni Singh, Norton said he expected that this year’s fiscal plan would have made specific provisions to improve the country’s human resource capacity.

“I would have thought that in a Budget like this, the minister would have been speaking in terms of human resource development, that we have put resources there to improve our capacity to audit cost oil. We would have put resources there to be able to monitor what is happening offshore. There is none of that and therefore, you are not increasing our capacity to ensure we get what we deserve in terms of profit oil,” the Opposition Leader pointed out.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Politics: Aubrey Norton Is At A Fork In The Road – By Ralph Ramkarran

The fundamental objective of a political party is to gain political office and implement its policies for the benefit of the country. After months of grueling effort, Aubrey Norton has finally succeeded in overcoming ‘factionalism’ in the PNC by being nominated for a seat in the National Assembly and being elected as Opposition Leader. The word ‘factionalism’ is adopted from an editorial in Village Voice, an internet newspaper that is generally sympathetic to the Opposition. It discussed Norton’s journey from candidate to Opposition Leader.

It is generally difficult in Guyana to interrogate factionalism in the PPP and PNC because information about internal differences of opinion is unavailable or unreliable. In the case of Mr. Norton’s rise to the leadership of the PNC, it is a bit easier because  Continue reading

GUYANA: Politics: PNCR has “sad history of revolt” by the power-hungry, wealth-seeking; — David Granger

 — time for new political culture- David Granger

David Granger

Outgoing leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger on Saturday slammed those who have been fomenting division in the party, even as he issued a stirring appeal for party unity and discipline.

“Congress should teach the lessons of the Party’s past rifts and the excruciating experiences of its leaders. Congress’s task, in this decade, is to sustain solidarity by knitting groups together, not splitting them apart; by building up, not breaking down; by multiplying membership — not dividing and subtracting — thereby promoting public trust in the Party ,” he said in his prerecorded final address to the party as he is in Cuba for medical treatment for a cancerous condition.  The address was not played at the opening session, as is customary, but to delegates who are participating virtually.          Continue reading

Guyana: PPP proposes break-up of Region Four to rig elections- PNCR’s Aubrey Norton

Anil Nandlall and Aubrey Norton

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Friday accused the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration of splitting Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) into four sub-districts to rig future general and regional elections.

He does not believe that the break-up of Region/District Four is merely about the convenience of counting the votes in the highest populated region that has been plagued by controversy at general elections. Instead, he argues that the plan is to neutralise  votes in African Guyanese-dominated communities while allowing an advantage in Indo-Guyanese areas. “We are going to fight it vigorously because Region Four is one region and it has to stay as one region and if, per chance, you have to give reasons why Region Five and Six that you win aren’t broken up because we can break that up too and get a different result so it’s clearly a case of jerrymandering the boundaries and we will not allow them to jerrymander the boundaries,” he said.          Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 31 MAY 2015

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 05 Feb 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 05 Feb 2015

  • Ramotar urges Army to act professional during elections period
  • Benn ready to go to jail over extra-Parliamentary spending
  • AFC says quashing of two-term limit for Presidents could jeapordise other reforms
  • Essequibo businesswoman sold two women into sex slavery
  • NAACIE presses call for GuySuCo inquiry
  • Aubrey Norton ready for PNC role in upcoming elections
  • Housing woes forces couple into their own business
  • 14 to compete for Carib Soca Monarch competition
  • Top Cop suggests promotion of “torture cops” a done deal
  • Sports

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From the Diaspora… OLD HABITS HARD TO DIE – By Ralph Seeram

From the Diaspora… OLD HABITS HARD TO DIE

AUGUST 3, 2014 | BY  –  By Ralph Seeram

ballot boxIt was like an excursion; busloads of PNC supporters travelling from poll station to poll station in Berbice to vote. There was much merriment; everybody was so happy committing election fraud. But who could object, the entire electoral process was controlled by the PNC. It was blatant for all to see that the election was being rigged.

I had suggested to some friends not to waste their time to go voting as they have already voted. Many persons approached me saying they were turned away at the voting booth because they had voted already. On the Corentyne, PPP supporters were desperately trying to ensure that their representatives accompanied the ballot boxes. We know that some were murdered by GDF soldiers in that process.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – July 30, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – July 30, 2014 

  • PNCR Leaderships blasts Aubrey Norton again
  • Congress Place shooter arrested
  • Army blank on Air Corps records after Rodney’s death
  • Vendors claim harassment by City Police
  • Decomposed body found on city plot
  • Stigma and Discrimination still major challenge in fight against HIV
  • Guyanese students witness launch of space rocket
  • Sports
PNCR Leaderships blasts Aubrey Norton againPosted: 30 Jul 2014 02:09 PM PDT
Congress Place shooter arrestedPosted: 30 Jul 2014 02:08 PM PDT  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – July 28, 2014

Capitol TV News Videos – July 28, 2014

  • GECOM gears to clean up voter’s list
  • Granger does damage control after congress brouhaha
  • Aubrey Norton contemplates political future
  • Commercial sex workers in stand-off with Police at wake
  • Bartica reeling from blackouts
  • Aviation Authority reminds small aircraft operators of guidelines
  • Sports
GECOM gears to clean up voter’s listPosted: 28 Jul 2014 01:09 PM PDT

General Secretary of the ruling PPP Clement Rohee said that party will be studying the constitutional ramifications of GECOM’s announcements of the start of the Claims and Objections period in absence of any official indication from the President for a national election or the Minister of Local government for Local Gov’t elections. Further, a week […] Continue reading

Plaisance residents will not allow the Gov’t to set up a tower on playfield + updates – videos

Plaisance tower construction controversy takes another turn  – Updated April 10, 2013

Plaisance residents insist that they will not allow the Government to set up a tower on playfield

April 8, 2013 (Capitol News)  – The Government is trying to cool the tempers of Plaisance residents, who vowed to put a permanent halt to the construction of the e-governance tower on the community playground.

The Government sent in its Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill, to meet with the residents, but his best efforts to get his Government’s message across fell on deaf ears.

Plaisance resident and politician, Aubrey Norton, quizzed the Minister on why the playfield was chosen for the project; he was dissatisfied with the response given.    Continue reading

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