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Charge against Singh, Brassington stems from land sale to Rusal

-Liliendaal property meant for Deripaska house still to be developed after a decade

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

The rot in the Guyana’s PPP started while the Jagans were still alive – Dr. David Hinds

The rot in the Guyana’s PPP started while the Jagans were still alive

Dr. David Hinds – March 18, 2015

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

There has been quite a stir in Guyana since President Bharrat Jagdeo, in defending his sumptuous lifestyle, suggested that the party’s founder leaders and heroes Cheddi and Janet Jagan lived well too.

Ex-Executive Ralph Ramkarran and the Jagans daughter, Nadira, disputed Jagdeo’s suggestion. A few others have followed. But, none of the current leaders of the party has said anything in defense of the Jagans. What is clear is that the present PPP leaders are prepared to go at any length to protect their hold on power, including denigrating their founder-leaders. The Jagans, it seems, are now collateral damage. Continue reading

US govt wants fair and transparent allocation of radio licenses

US govt wants fair and transparent allocation of radio licenses

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

US Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hardt at the lectern. Others are (L to R) President of the Guyana Press Association, Gordon Moseley; Mrs Hardt and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.

US Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hardt at the lectern. Others are (L to R) President of the Guyana Press Association, Gordon Moseley; Mrs Hardt and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 23:11

US Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hardt at the lectern. Others are (L to R) President of the Guyana Press Association, Gordon Moseley; Mrs Hardt and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.

The United States (US) on Thursday May 2, 2013 called on the Guyana to ensure that radio licenses are granted fairly and transparently, but Attorney General Anil Nandlall signalled that the process might have been flawed.         Continue reading

Corruption has Donald Ramotar cornered – commentary

Corruption has Donald Ramotar cornered

JUNE 19, 2012 | BY  | EDITORIAL

Over time the people of this country have been hearing about their corrupt government. For example, there was talk that Forbes Burnham had stolen so much money that he was the fifth richest person in the world. The accusers quoted Forbes Magazine. Those were the days when information contained in foreign magazines was not readily available.

It turned out that there was never such a publication. Today, more than 25 years after Burnham’s death there is no evidence that he was ever a wealthy man. President Cheddi Jagan came to power with a pledge to run a lean and clean government. And he was true to his word. He caused his government to import pharmaceuticals when a local supplier turned out to be fleecing his government. Suffice it to say that that local supplier is once more the major supplier of pharmaceuticals to the government.      Continue reading

NICIL’s refusal to hand over its $$$ is criminal – former Auditor General

NICIL’s refusal to hand over its $$$ is criminal – former Auditor General

May 6, 2012 | By KNews |

Former Auditor General, Anand Goolsaran

 “I have no recollection that Parliament has authorised any expenditure from the NICIL accounts neither am I aware that NICIL, as a state-owned company incorporated under the Companies Act of 1991, has the authority to intercept funds that truly belong to the Consolidated Fund and to use such funds for purposes extraneous to the defraying of certain expenses referred to above.” – GGMC, GFC, Lotto also obligated   –  says Former Auditor General, Anand Goolsaran

The pressure is continuing to mount on Government to release details on the billions of dollars it is holding in a special company without any Parliamentary oversight.    Continue reading

Georgetown Guyana – Saving City Hall – editorial

Saving City Hall

By Stabroek staff – March 18, 2012 Editorial|

City Hall - Georgetown-Guyana

Cultural policy and more particularly the preservation of the nation’s material heritage was one area which none of the political parties had much to say about prior to the election, and with all that is going on in the political field currently they certainly have not applied their minds to the matter since. One waits to see whether Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh will give any acknowledgement to the issue in the Budget, although one holds out very little hope that he will; like most of his colleagues he has evinced little interest in such matters.

In fact, the record of the government is abysmal in this department (not, mind you, that that of its predecessor was any better), and the stain which above all others disfigures its image is the destruction of the old New Amsterdam hospital by vandals. That Dr Ramsammy, who was Minister of Health at the time, could issue such placatory statements intended to allay public anxieties about the survival of the structure, while all the time it was being dismantled board by board, speaks volumes about his ingrained philistinism and that of the administration he served.          Continue reading

Fudging the books – Commentary

Fudging the books

MARCH 8, 2012 | BY  | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL

It is clear that the Guyana Police Force received a sum of money during the pre- and post-elections period late last year. The police were requested to be in-lying and so be ready to move in the event of any eventuality.

A sum of money was spent for the upkeep of the force during the elections. We know that this year the government approached the National Assembly for a supplementary provision of $90.6 million to cover the cost of feeding and transporting the police during the elections period, and to ensure the mobility of the police  during the intensification of patrols in and around the city.

President Bharrat Jagdeo, in response to a question, said that his government had released $90 million to the police for the elections. We duly reported this fact and questioned the extent of this expenditure. The authorities never responded. Weeks went by; Divisional Commanders commented on the situation to report that they never received any money.
Instead, they said that they sought assistance from the business community for food and other supplies needed during the elections period. Again we asked questions about this $90.6 million, only to be met with a wall of silence. We tried to get answers at the Annual Police Officers’ Conference and got none. Continue reading

PPP/C withdraws recount request

PPP/C withdraws recount request

Demerara Waves – November 30, 2011

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has withdrawn its request for a recount of ballots after GECOM announced that this could impact on the timely delivery of the elections results, President Bharrat Jagdeo has said.

At a news briefing at State House Wednesday afternoon Jagdeo expressed his party’s disappointment in the sloth in delivering the results.   Continue reading

PPP/C Last Lap Rally – November 26 – reports

Security services on alert to quell election disruptions- Jagdeo

Sunday November 27, 2011 – Demerara Waves

President Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night assured party-faithful at the last-lap election rally ahead of Monday’s polls that the security forces are on alert for any attempt to subvert the polls.

“The security forces have been in training for a while now and they are deployed and anyone, who tries to disrupt these polls or harm people because of who they vote for will be dealt with the way they should be dealt with,” he told thousands at a Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) rally held on the tarmac of the Providence Stadium.    Read more

The PPP/C Final Rally – Photos with captions   (Stabroek News – November 27, 2011)A section of the crowd at the National Stadium last night

 

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