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Opposition still willing to engage the Government despite rumours that talks have been suspended – 18th Apr 2013

grangerGovernment sources are saying that the tripartite talks with the parliamentary opposition parties have been called off, but Opposition leader David Granger said, as far as he knew, the talks are ongoing. Public servants salaries, the NCN probe, NICIL finances and the state of the sugar industry are some of the issues for discussion.

To avoid cuts to the budget, the President summoned the opposition to meet on Monday to discuss the issue that were not addressed in the budget.

Granger said no significant progress was made on the 11 matters raised by the opposition parties during those meeting with the President and team.

The APNU leader said his party will open the door to negotiation and will continue to engage each other.
All the issues not up for discussion were raised by both parties in 2012 during the tripartite talks with the president Donald Ramotar.

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