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Ambassador Harper- PPP’s P.M. candidate – not a vote-getter — analysts

Ambassador Harper- a competent woman of integrity but not a vote-getter— analysts

Saturday, 21 February 2015 22:49  -Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol -CND

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand and PPPC Prime Ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper.

Elisabeth Harper

Elisabeth Harper

Just hours after the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began playing up the significance of a competent, honest woman as its Prime Ministerial candidate, two political analysts do not believe Ambassador Elisabeth Harper will bring much votes to the incumbent party against a combined opposition in the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.

“I don’t think she will contribute any votes to the PPP. I think she brings value in terms of atmosphere and aesthetics. I mean she is a nice lady, she has been competent in what she is doing,” said former PPPC government minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey.   Continue reading

First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success

A section of the audience at the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival being entertained

A section of the audience at the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival being entertained

First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success

Saturday, 15 February 2014  (CND )  The three-day Rupununi Music and Arts Festival had an auspicious start at the Rock View Lodge in the Annai community of Region Nine on Friday.  It was formally opened by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who commended the organisers for launching an event that brought performers from across the world to Guyana’s interior.

He said that tourism has been identified as a sector that can foster development by attracting overseas visitors to experience the unique flora and fauna. To this end, new airlines and the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport are in train to take advantage of the new opportunities available, along with the construction of the soon to be opened Marriott Hotel, the Prime Minister said.   Continue reading

Money Laundering Bill – President Ramotar appeals to the House – video

President Ramotar appeals to the House to urgently review amendments to Money Laundering Bill – 22nd May 2013

Posted: 22 May 2013 05:11 PM PDT

shot0022A message to the National Assembly by the President is rare and hardly can anyone remember it happening before. But today, the President utilized that provision as he sought to simmer a row between the Government and opposition sides of the House in order to get amendments to the country’s law against financial crimes passed.

The Government wanted the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013 passed before it faces the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in Nicaragua next week.   Continue reading

Ramotar congratulates Obama on “well deserved” victory

 Ramotar congratulates Obama on “well deserved” victory

November 7, 2012  –  Demerara Waves

Guyanese leader Donald Ramotar on Wednesday expressed his congratulations to Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States.

“I take this opportunity publicly to express my congratulations on a hard fought and well deserved victory,” Ramotar stated briefly at a trade union event Wednesday morning.

An official message is expected to be dispatched shortly as is customary.    Continue reading

People Progressive Party celebrates 20 years in Government – video`

People Progressive Party celebrates 20 years in Government

Guyana’s oldest political party, the People’s Progressive Party is celebrating 20 years in Government and reflecting on the work it has been able to do as a Government over those years, while focusing on the future. This afternoon the PPP hosted a celebration ceremony at the international convention center. Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, who was the longest serving President said, the party has been able to make a number of advancements as a governing party over the past 2 decades.     Continue reading

APNU calls on gov’t to implement relief measures in Linden

APNU calls on gov’t to implement relief measures before raising Linden tariffs

Stabroek editor On April 20, 2012 | Comments

Amid strong criticism of it over an apparent budget deal with the government, APNU today issued a statement calling on the government to implement a series of relief measures for the mining town of Linden before raising electricity tariffs.

Residents of Linden have been adamantly opposed to the tariff increases and staged a shutdown of the town on Wednesday in protest. That very day an APNU delegation met with President Donald Ramotar and a government team at the Office of the President and reached a series of agreements including raising the old age pension to $10,000 per month but there appeared to be no firm agreement to defer the proposed hike in tariffs from July. The government said in this year’s budget that it will be gradually reducing the power subsidy to Linden.          Continue reading

More TV licences to be approved; APNU agrees to Linden tariff increase

More TV licences to be approved; APNU agrees to Linden tariff increase

Demerara Waves  April 19, 2012

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds has announced that government will be freeing up the broadcast spectrum further to allow for more television stations and has committed to several measures to address the concerns of Lindeners following meetings with the APNU.

He made the revelation at the start of the Thursday’s sitting to consider the estimates of the 2012 national budget in the National Assembly and indicated that the move followed representation from the APNU in meetings with the president over the past two days.   Continue reading

Budget Day is March 30; no consultations with opposition

Budget Day is March 30; no consultations with opposition

Dr. Ashni Singh

(Demerara Waves) March 21, 2012 – Guyana’s National Budget is to be presented to the 65-National Assembly next week Friday, despite the absence of consultations with the opposition which controls the House.

Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds announced that March 30 has been identified as the day earmarked for the presentation of estimates of revenue and expenditure for 2012.

The Leader of Government Business in the House on Wednesday March 21, made the announcement while seeking an adjournment of the Assembly to next week Friday, March 30, 2012..     Continue reading

Tripartite talks get underway

Tripartite talks get underway

Demerara Waves – January 27, 2012

Tripartite talks between the parliamentary political parties got underway on Friday with discussions centred on how the arrangement will proceed, Leader of the Opposition David Granger says.

Representatives from the APNU, PPP/C and AFC met for about two hours at the Office of the President and upon emerging the opposition parties indicated that they have agreed to meet again on Monday.

“We were discussing the structure of the relationship, the process, so nothing was agreed this afternoon really. I think on Monday (January 30), a communiqué … will be issued,” APNU chairman Granger said in an invited comment to reporters. Continue reading

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