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Wikileaks cable… U.S. said: Roger Khan could bring down PPP

Roger Khan

Roger Khan

Wikileaks cable…  U.S. said: Roger Khan could bring down PPP

CONVICTED narco-trafficker Shaheed Roger Khan can potentially cause great embarrassment to, or even bring down, the People’s Progressive Party, whether in or out of office, by revealing his links with them and the skeletons in their closet.

This is according to a leaked cable from the United States Embassy here, dated June 29, 2006, some 14 or so days after Khan was captured in neighbouring Suriname while fleeing local lawmen.  The U.S. Embassy was quoted in the June 29, 2006 cable as saying that Khan not only enjoyed political protection from high-ranking PPP government officials, but that at a minimum, former Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj and long-time Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon collaborated with him. Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 – Written by   – CMD

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House.

The PPP Headquarters, Freedom House

A two-horse race at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections is expected to see the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) returning to office for a sixth straight term, according to government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon.

Luncheon, who is also an Executive Committee member of the PPP, welcomed the coalition between the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).   Continue reading

Granger dumps Ramotar’s invitation for talks

Granger dumps Ramotar’s invitation for talks

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:58  By Denis Scott Chabrol Caribbean News Desk

Opposition Leader, David Granger has rejected President Donald Ramotar’s invitation to high-level talks, a move that appears to inch Guyanese closer to the polls very early New Year to elect a new government of their choice.

A spokesman for Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) told Caribbean News Desk following an executive meeting of the parliamentary alliance that a decision was made not to accept the invitation. Granger has previously insisted that Parliament must be reconvened because that is the highest decision-making forum.   Continue reading

Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored

Historic Georgetown City Hall is to be repaired and restored


The historic City Hall, described as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture in the Caribbean, could see long-awaited and much needed rehabilitation soon.

Built in the late 19th century, City Hall has been left to fall apart over the years, but now the government says it is ready to put funding to get the structure back in shape. The announcement today from Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon.

Dr Luncheon said that apart from public funds, there has been external interest in funding the project; he did not name those external interests. No price tag has been attached to what is expected to be a mammoth task to restore the building and maintain its architectural style, which is known as “fancy dress” Gothic. Continue reading

Government has ruled out calling early national elections

Government has ruled out calling early national elections


Guyana’s Parliament Building

Government has so far ruled out calling early national elections due to a more than GUY$37 billion reduction in the 2012 National Budget by the combined opposition.

“Elections are not at the top of the list where the solutions and the arrival of compromises and action to be taken to rectify this situation,” said Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. “I for one feel that this issue-the non approval of funding can indeed be addressed without resort to elections,” he added.

Some observers believe that the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is in no hurry for elections because it is not entirely certain that it would regain its parliamentary majority which it lost at the November 2011 elections.  Continue reading

Media revelations force Govt. to abandon MoU with ‘Ghost Company’

Media revelations force Govt. to abandon MoU with ‘Ghost Company’

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | BY KNEWS |


Mohamed Osman, CEO of the ‘Ghost Company’ Natural Globe Inc (left) signing the MoU along with Permanent Secretary in the Local Government, Colin Croal

Following days of explosive revelations regarding Natural Globe Inc, a company that inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government to pursue the setting up of a US$30M recycling plant, Cabinet has decided to abandon the pact.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, confirmed this yesterday during his weekly press engagement at Office of the President.

This latest development came days after Government would have stoutly defended the company and the MoU.            Continue reading

General Elections is only way to solve Parliamentary impasse – Luncheon

General Elections is only way to solve Parliamentary impasse

OCTOBER 11, 2013 | BY  |   says  Dr. Roger Luncheon  

Roger Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, yesterday said that he believes that a return to General Elections is the only way to solve the impasse afflicting Guyana’s Parliament for the last two years.
Dr Luncheon was at the time asked to respond to queries as to whether the ruling party has kicked into elections mode. He was speaking to reporters following his weekly post-Cabinet Press briefing yesterday at Office of the President.

While not wanting to confirm a position, Dr Luncheon did assert that, “all parties reading the tea leaves properly would be responding appropriately.”   Continue reading

Feasibility study for new Demerara Harbour Bridge completed

Demerara Harbour Bridge

Demerara Harbour Bridge – opened in 1978

Feasibility study for new Demerara Harbour Bridge completed

19 June 2013 (CMD)  The feasibility study for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has been completed and pro  posed locations will be identified in time Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon.

He told reporters on Wednesday that the study was not yet before the Cabinet.

“Our expectation is that the study will soon be before Cabinet, and on that basis decisions would soon be made about proposed locations and the complexities of the structures,” GINA reported Dr. Luncheon as saying.   Continue reading

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state that makes its own decisions

MAY 10, 2013 | BY  |

Government has shrugged off criticisms by the United States over the manner in which radio licenses were granted by former President Bharrat Jagdeo, yesterday insisting that Guyana is a sovereign state that has the right to make its own decisions.   Government spokesman, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, also again defended Jagdeo’s decision to grant the 11 licences, saying the previous broadcast law gives the President, as the Minister of Information, the final say.

Government spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon

“I stick with the law. The Postal and Telegraph Act confers on the President, the Minister of Information, the final say.”
According to Luncheon, the new law – the Broadcast Act of 2011- was not in effect at the time when Jagdeo made his decision, days before he ended his constitutional term in office and just before the November 2011 General Elections.   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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