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GuySuCo aiming for new 55,000 ton white sugar plant at Albion – GAWU

The GAWU-GuySuCo meeting
The GAWU-GuySuCo meeting

GAWU today said that GuySuCo has told it that it is planning for a new 55,000-tonne white sugar plant at Albion. The sugar union said this was disclosed by GuySuCo at a wide-ranging meeting on November 20, 2019

A statement by GAWU follows:

After more than a year of seeking to meet the GuySuCo about its plans to engender the viability of the miniaturized sugar industry, the GAWU was finally able to receive a presentation from the Corporation on November 20, 2019. The existence of a plan came to light following President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly in October, 2018. At that time, the President had disclosed that a plan was being developed.            Continue reading

Barbados PM calls on President Granger after returning from Ghana

His Excellency President David Granger, this afternoon, received a courtesy call from the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.          Continue reading

Guyana Public servants getting around 9% wage hikes

– hefty increases in allowances, minimum wage rises to G$70,000

David Granger
President David Granger 

Public servants, including teachers, nurses and doctors,  and members of the defence, police and security services, will receive permanent, tax-free increases in wages – 8.5% to 9% – and hefty allowances this year all of which will be retroactive to January 1st 2019, President David Granger announced during an address to the nation on November 13, 2019.          Continue reading

President Granger joins 180th Victoria Village celebrations

… Victoria Village … Guyana’s First Village

President Granger addresses residents

“The Guyanese nation will be forever grateful to Victoria.”
President David Granger made this statement on Saturday evening, as he addressed thousands of East Coast of Demerara residents, at the Victoria Community Centre Ground.

Headlining the village’s commemoration ceremony in honour of the 180th anniversary of its purchase, the Head of State said that long before he became president, he selected the historic day as the National Day of Villages due to the date of its purchase. This was done by way of a parliamentary motion on November 7, 2013, but never assented to or implemented by the then PPP government.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: President Granger says he is strong enough to serve second term

President David Granger

Granger revealed that very soon, he and the Coalition party will be going into campaign mode for upcoming General and Regional elections. President Granger made this revelation yesterday during a special edition of ‘The Political Show’, which is aired on Kaieteur Radio.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

FLASHBACK: President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is then Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday October  31, 2019 looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said.

The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate.

Mr. Ramjattan and Mr. Granger met, along with Chief Negotiator for the People’s National Congress Reform-controlled A Partnership for National Unity, Volda Lawrence and her AFC counterpart, David Patterson.            Continue reading

Guyana: President Granger no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

Cuba’s Center for Surgical Medical Research

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed.

“The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that the President’s ailment is now in remission,” Mr Majeed said in a statement.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Toshao Chairman upbraids Opposition for disrespecting President Granger

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Nicholas Fredericks

However, while heading to the podium, a small number of opposition leaders refused to stand.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: We have not been idle! More work to do… give us the chance! – President Granger.

Linden PNC 62nd Anniversary Rally

The PPP gambled and lost: It hid its political agenda behind the Constitution – By Dr. David Hinds

  Kaieteur News – 29 September 2019 – By Dr. David Hinds

This past week, President David Granger announced that general and regional elections would be held on March 2, 2020. The initial announcement had left some breathing space for the naysayers to continue their narrative of gloom and doom. The statement appeared to suggest that that date depended on the PPP going to the National Assembly to facilitate the extension of the life of the government.

When historians and other analysts look back on the last nine months, one conclusion that should be most apparent is that the PPP gambled and lost. That party had very carefully plotted its way back to power while the Coalition government was asleep. They stunned the Coalition by convincing one of its parliamentarians to join them in the no-confidence vote last December.      Continue reading

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