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APNU-AFC: Granger and Ramjattan criticize the PPP/C’s Cabinet

Kaieteur News – August 6, 2020

The David Granger/Khemraj Ramjattan-led APNU+AFC coalition yesterday went on a tirade against the governing People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) following the appointment of the new Cabinet at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre.

The coalition made it clear that it sees the appointment as a “rubberstamp” Cabinet under the “authoritarian” control of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.
The coalition hurled insults at Jagdeo, and challenged the legitimacy of the Cabinet of President Irfaan Ali.

Read the full statement below:     Continue reading

Guyana Politics: I’m disappointed, but I will work with him – Anil Nandlall

Irfaan Ali and Anil Nandlall

Anil Nandlall expressed frustration after losing the contest forPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)’s presidential candidacy to Irfaan Ali, yesterday. However, he said that he will work with Ali to ensure that the party wins the election.

An abrupt turn of events caused the two men to face-off in a two-person contest, following the withdrawal of the candidacies of the three other persons who had made presentations for the nomination: Drs. Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud, and Gail Teixeira.     Continue reading

SOCU prepares to charge Singh, Brassington for selling Sanata Complex below value

SOCU prepares to charge Singh, Brassington for selling Sanata Complex below value

Kaieteur News – 09 June 2018 –

One month after two of the highest ranking officials of the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government were slapped with charges of Misconduct in Public Office, Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Prosecutors are prepared to institute another charge against Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former head of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington.

Yesterday, SOCU Prosecutor Lawrence Harris appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs Marcus with the new charge. However the men were not in court for the matter to be read to them by the Magistrate.     Continue reading

Jagdeo cusses out defenders of GECOM Chairman appointment – AFC Responds

Jagdeo cusses out defenders of GECOM Chairman appointment

Kaieteur News – 27 October 2017

Unapologetic about his language, Leader of the Opposition and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Bharrat Jagdeo went on a profane tirade against defenders of President David Granger’s decision to unilaterally appoint James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

At a press conference which was aired live via the PPP/C’s Freedom radio station, Jagdeo appeared clearly upset with the media, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and those who agreed with the President, that the 18 names submitted for the post of Chairman were not ‘fit and proper’.

“This is all bulls**t,” the former President declared to reporters, as he discussed suggestions made by the Prime Minister about constitutional reform, which could address the appointment of the GECOM Chairman.     Continue reading

Exxon Mobil Contract Review… We have a right to review any contract — Trotman tells Jagdeo

Exxon Mobil Contract Review… We have a right to review any contract — Trotman tells Jagdeo

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman.

Raphael Trotman.

Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo.

Bharrat Jagdeo.

Moments after being criticised by the main Parliamentary Opposition’s Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman, fired back. He described Jagdeo’s comments as nothing but “trash”.

Earlier yesterday during a Press Conference hosted by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) at the party’s Headquarters in Robb Street Georgetown, Jagdeo heavily criticized the move made by Trotman to review the 1999 Exxon Mobil contract.    Continue reading

Crime: The Babita Sarjou story – commentary

Crime: The Babita Sarjou story

Opinion - commentary -analysisTHE Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force was able to unearth Babita Sarjou’s body in a three-foot grave aback her reputed husband’s house. (Here is a “cold case” dating back to 2010  that was solved. see video below)

The police have reported that Sarjou’s reputed husband Sharadananda Narine, called ‘Anand’, and his alleged accomplice Darel Pronton, called ‘Yankee’, who led them to the grave, were interrogated and held in connection with the crime.

The CID claims the skeletal remain are that of Sarjou, but will do a DNA test to establish 100 percent certainty.   Continue reading

GRA Tax exemptions, concessions last year amounted to quarter of Nat’l Budget

GRA Tax exemptions, concessions last year amounted to quarter of Nat’l Budget

AUGUST 12, 2015 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS

“GRA was politically compromised, lacked accountability” – Jordan

Tax exemptions and concessions granted last year amounted to an astounding $55B (US$275M), with the new Government on Monday vowing widespread reforms to fix a broken system.

During his maiden National Budget presentation on Monday, Finance Minister Winston Jordan made it clear that the situation was totally unacceptable with evidence that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) was politically compromised under the previous administration of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).

 However, according to Jordan, on assumption to office, they found a tax system that is characterized by high rates. This resulted in “innumerable requests for tax exemptions and concessions, which totaled $55 billion, in 2014.”   Continue reading

Guyana: NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Cash-strapped NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Kwame McCoy

Kwame Mc Coy

June 3, 2015 | By KNews |  Some of the persons hired to work in a shadowy unit reportedly spearheaded by Kwame Mc Coy, former Press Liaison of the Office of the President, were not even stationed there, as shocking details continue to emerge over the extent of the abuse of state resources under the previous Government.

On Monday, almost two dozen persons were given letters ending their services by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, after it became clear that they were tasked with doing political, propaganda work for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

April 19, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Dr. Yesu Persaud

Dr. Yesu Persaud

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Dr. Yesu Persaud, believes that the time has come for a change and for the country’s Constitution to be reformed.

Dr. Yesu Persaud, who built the Demerara Distillers Limited into a powerhouse with its world renowned, award winning El Dorado rum line and soft drinks and created Demerara Bank and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), has been critical for some time about the Constitution which he argued gives the Government too much power without accountability.

In return, he has also been scathingly criticized by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for his comments.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Nomination Day 2015…Large crowds, high spirits, scattered drizzles

Nomination Day 2015…Large crowds, high spirits, scattered drizzles and police face-offs

April 8, 2015 | By | By Abena Rockcliffe

The overall number of those who assembled at City Hall yesterday must be

PPPC nomination Day

PPPC nomination Day

somewhere in the tens of thousands.  It was Nomination Day and citizens made no qualms to turnout in support of the Political party of their choice.
Occasional confrontations between police and politicians, police and supporters, supporters of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and supporters of the Coalition and a few scattered drizzles characterized the scene in the vicinity of City Hall yesterday. Continue reading

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