Tag Archives: People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C)

Guyana Gov’t fires State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) staff – Operations closed

All 42 members of staff have been fired.

Kaieteur News – Contending that from the inception the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) was not crafted with the best interest of the people in mind, Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, announced yesterday that a decision has been taken to close the operations of SARA.

In a statement released via his social media page, the AG noted that letters were dispatched yesterday terminating the employment of the staff of the agency.
Nandlall, in the release, noted that the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has always been heavily critical of the law governing SARA as well as the operations of the purported State agency.    Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: “Wishful thinking” that Payara could be leveraged to renegotiate Stabroek deal – Jagdeo

VP Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo

Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that it is wishful thinking to assume that the Payara development permit could have been leveraged to demand a better Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) from ExxonMobil.

The politician delivered his latest rebuke of calls to get a better deal during a press conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. The 2016 deal signed for Exxon’s operations in the Stabroek Block by former Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has been widely condemned for a string of poor provisions, including a paltry two percent royalty share. The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), which took office in August, has criticised, but refuses to renegotiate, the deal.      Continue reading

COVID-19: Surge seen because PPP abandoned Coalition’s “strategic plan” – Granger

  • COVID-19: 46 deaths. August was the deadliest month with 21.

Former Pres. David Granger

Guyana Sugar: Reopening sugar estates would be throwing money away – Dominic Gaskin

Dominic Gaskin

President Irfaan Ali recently announced that the new People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) administration has begun the process of reopening three of the four sugar estates that were shut down by the previous APNU+AFC coalition government.

Such a move would require a proper plan or else it would be an utter waste of taxpayers funds. That was the opinion shared by former Business Minister, Dominic Gaskin.

“If you reopen them without any sort of plan, that would be madness. It would be just throwing taxpayers money down the drain and putting at risk our future oil revenues,” he told Kaieteur News, during an exclusive interview.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The PPP/C has released their list of 33 MPs for the new Parliament

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The PPP/C today released their list of 33 MPs for the new Parliament.

A statement from the PPP/C follows:

The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) on August 19, 2020 submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) names of candidates, extracted from its List of Candidates, to be Members of the National Assembly, as well as its lists of names of candidates extracted to be members of the ten (10) Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs).

The thirty -three (33) Members of Parliament include twelve (12) from the Geographic List and twenty-one (21) from the National Top Up List.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Region Four count to decide Elections results -UPDATED – APNU/AFC Wins Region 4

GECOM releases result for Region Four, says APNU+AFC won by 59,077 votes

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has released to the media, results for Region Four in the General and Regional Elections and if certified would see the incumbent APNU+AFC winning the general elections by around 7,000 votes .

Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward forwarded without comment images of Statutory Declaration Form 24. The Form shows the incumbent APNU+AFC securing 136,335 votes while the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic has earned 77,258 a difference of 59,077.

Assuming that these results and those for the other nine regions are mirrored at the General Elections the incumbent would have won the elections by in excess of 7,000 votes or one seat.

Notably Ward released the information almost one hour after the Returning Officer for Region 4 Clairmont Mingo was served with an injunction preventing him from declaring results without completing a verification process which has been stalled all day.

It is unclear what the next step in this tumultuous process would be. There has been no word from the GECOM Chair Justice Claudette Singh on the declaration of a final result.
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Region Four count to decide Elections results  – RESULTS  FOR OTHER REGIONS BELOW

Guyana Elections: PPP/C Wants Assurances Regarding Role Of Police On Elections Day – Jagdeo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 28, 2020 (CMC) – The main opposition political party, People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C), says it is seeking assurances that police officers will maintain a neutral role on March 2, when voters go to the polls to elect a new government in Guyana.

PPP/C General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, told a news conference, he had raised the issue with the various regional and international observer teams, here, to monitor the elections, in which his party is seeking to reverse the 2015 defeat, at the hands of the David Granger led-coalition — A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).

He has also called on the Police Commissioner to give the public assurances that the police will carry out its functions, in keeping with the provisions of the law, on election day.              Continue reading

Shuman claims PPP/C wanted to meet with him through a back door for coalition agreement

Lenox Shuman

Guyana Politics: Liberty and Justice Party votes against coalescing + talks about Oil and Communities

– Shuman says third force needed

Lenox Shuman (standing) speaking at yesterday’s press conference
Lenox Shuman speaking at press conference

The Liberty and Justice Party (LJP)  has decided against joining with another party at the moment as it believes it is in the nation’s interest to have a “balancing” third force, according to Chairman and presidential candidate Lenox Shuman.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Toshaos’ Conference becomes ‘battleground’ for political parties

Toshaos and other village leaders at the NTC

This fresh clash follows after the National Toshao’s Council (NTC) launched their 13th annual conference, where village Toshaos, senior councillors and community development chairpersons gather to consolidate and expand national development, which would inevitably cater to the needs of the indigenous people.

Considering that the country has now found itself in the atmosphere of elections, it is now up to the Government of Guyana and the Political Opposition to win the votes of the first people of the land.      Continue reading