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Guyana Politics: APNU, AFC talks stall over prime ministerial candidate

From left are Dominic Gaskin, Cathy Hughes, Sherod Duncan and Raphael Trotman

From left are Dominic Gaskin, Cathy Hughes, Sherod Duncan and Raphael Trotman


Speaking at press conference on October 24, AFC Treasurer Dominic Gaskin explained that the naming of the Presidential and PM candidates by the APNU and AFC respectively remains a “fundamental and non-negotiable tenet” of the coalition.            Continue reading

Guyana: Indigenous Orealla Village now has six internet hotspots

The vllage of Orealla in the Courantyne River in the easternmost part of Berbice is now online. Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, and head of the National Data Management Authority, Floyd Levi, on April 19, 2019 officially commissioned six Internet Hotspots spread across the community.

These hotspots are located in the Community Benab, the Community ICT hub, the Police Station, the Health Centre and the school building.

Now the residents of Orealla have free, unimpeded access to the Worldwide Web via the government donated laptop computers and any other computerized device. The benefits for every single residents are many, Minister Hughes said, as she urged the residents to make full use of their connectivity.                  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Terrence Campbell withdraws from new ANUG party

Terrence Campbell withdraws from ANUG, cites polarization over confidence vote

Terrence Campbell

Stabroek News – 07 January 2019 – This story is developing and will be updated.

Businessman Terrence Campbell has withdrawn from the new political party, ANAUG and civic group RISE, citing polarization over the December 21 No-Confidence Vote and attacks by “by my own people”.

A post from his Facebook page follows:

Today a knife was stuck into my back by my own people. I have supported the PNC/APNU/APNU-AFC in every general election since I started voting. Carl Greenidge, Raphael Trotman, Cathy Hughes, Rupert Roopnarine and Lance Carberry can attest to this. This support ran into millions of dollars. I served this Coalition as Chairman at GNPL and turned that organization from losses to profit.        Continue reading

Guyana: Board appointed for e-services to the hinterland meets to plan implementation

The Project Management Board appointed to overlook the execution of the ICT Access and eServices Connectivity Project for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities (HPRC), met for the first time Thursday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to become acquainted with their responsibilities over the five-year life of the project.      Continue reading

Strip Harmon’s powers, enforce code of conduct for Govt. officials – AFC

Strip Harmon’s powers, enforce code of conduct for Govt. officials – AFC

APRIL 11, 2016 | BY | (Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell)

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says that too many responsibilities have been placed in the hands of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The Party thinks that this is the root of many problems in the coalition government which it is a part of.

In a statement issued last evening, AFC revealed that key leaders met yesterday on a retreat which is part of an ongoing effort to review the party’s performance. At that forum, the politicians also discussed a number of issues of concern to the Party. The AFC also reviewed and considered internal matters with regard to the party’s operations and structure along with its role as part of the Coalition Government of Guyana.

“Among the matters discussed at the retreat was the issue of the appointment of a Ministerial Advisor on Business Development by the Minister of State and other revelations in the public domain.”   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 30 July 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 30 July 2013

  • APNU will not participate in Local Gov’t Elections until Local Gov’t Laws are amended
  • Working People’s Alliance Party concerned about the estimated cost of the Amaila Hydro Project
  • MP Cathy Hughes disturbed by Attorney General’s assertions about her
  • Economic slowdown of the world’s economy in 2008 still being felt in the Caribbean Region
  • Caribbean Youth Ambassadors hold Environment Awareness and Advocacy one-day workshop
  • Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament begins this evening

View TV news videos below:

APNU will not participate in Local Gov’t Elections until Local Gov’t Laws are amendedPosted: 30 Jul 2013 05:34 PM PDT

Opposition Leader David Granger says what is of grave concern  for the APNU is that under the present law ‘extreme powers’ are given to the Local Government Minister. The four Local Government Bills that have to be passed by the National Assembly are the Municipal and District Councils (Amendment) Bill, Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2012; […]  Continue reading

AFC’s Nigel Hughes admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute + updates

AFC’s Nigel Hughes admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute

(Demerara Waves) – 17 March 2013


AFC’s Nigel Hughes

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes Sunday morning [March 17] around 7:30 arrived at the Caribbean Heart Institute, having suffered a heart attack during a visit on Saturday to South Rupununi.

Hughes, said to be in his 50s, appeared alert as he was being wheeled out of an ambulance to the CHI which is housed in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) complex. He was accompanied in the ambulance by his wife, Cathy Hughes.

A team of doctors including a number of other heart specialists were on standby to receive Hughes.      Continue reading

AFC suspects cover up in NCN probe

AFC suspects cover up in NCN probe

    ….   Calls for full disclosure

The AFC initiated removal of subsidy to NCN has resulted in the disclosure of gross financial irregularities at the State owned National Communications Network. The Party now feels fully vindicated for taking the bold and unprecedented step to cut the allocations for NCN that was presented in the 2012 National Budget. The people of Guyana now see it was the right thing to do.

As a result, of the decision to cut the allocation, we learnt that NCN was raking in more than $500 million from commercial activities, leading President Ramotar to order a probe into the company’s operations.

We have all since learnt that persons at NCN were collecting money on behalf of the company and putting it into their personal bank accounts. This is tantamount to fraudulent conversion. We do not know the full scope and depth of financial impropriety at NCN whether it is confined to the revelation of $3 million from GT & T or whether there is more. We suspect, based on the government’s call for the resignation of the CEO, that there is much more.    Continue reading

Godfrey Chin – “Nostalgia Nights” launch in Guyana – June 22

Sidewalk Cafe hosts Press Conference to launch Godfrey’s Nostalgias

on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 15:30 hrs ( 3:30 PM )

at the  Sidewalk Cafe, Middle Street

Sidewalk Cafe & Jazz Club will host a press conference tomorrow Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 15:30 hrs (3:30 PM) at the Sidewalk Cafe to launch ”

Godfrey’s Nostalgias – Preserving Guyana’s Culture and Heritage, Yesteryear“.

Godfrey’s Nostalgias is a Series of NOSTALGIA NIGHTS – where Guyanese will have the opportunity to get together to reminisce and preserve and promote Guyana’s Culture and Heritage yesteryear.  The first in the series of “Nostalgias Nights”  is scheduled for ( Saturday  June 25th was an incorrect typo in the original release)   Friday June 24th at 7pm when all movie fans are invited to share various aspects of ‘the now ‘dodo Cinema Experience’ in Guyana.

Godfrey’s presentation will include a Photographic presentation of Cinemas in Guyana – The Academy Award Challenge 1928 to 2010 – Movie Quiz with cash prizes – Classic Movie Scenes – The Music of Hollywood – the Rise and Fall of the Guyana Cinemas Open Mike for shared Cinema Experiences.     Continue reading

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