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Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Opposition unimpressed by $220B national budget

Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh on Monday presented a GUY$220B budget which the opposition almost immediately dubbed as uninspired. Education was once again the largest recipient in the estimates with an allocation of $32.3B followed by health with $21.5B. Another $19.5B was earmarked for public safety and security and some $6.9B for the housing and water sectors. And according ...

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US$45M to study Mazaruni hydropower potential

A US$45M pre-feasibility study is being undertaken by the governments of Guyana and Brazil to determine the potential of a hydro development project in the Marazuni, Region 7. And the project, if successful, will see the Linden-Lethem road being upgraded as part of an agreement between the two South American neighbours. At a press briefing Monday, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, ...

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AFC walks out of budget presentation sitting

The Alliance For Change on Monday walked out of the National Assembly ahead of the reading of the 2014 budget by finance minister Dr. Ashni Singh. The party in a statement it issued to the media said that the walkout was in protest of the government’s failure to hold “meaningful consultation” with the opposition parties as provided for by the ...

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Books of condolence opened for Debbie Backer

The People’s National Congress Reform has opened a book of condolence in honour of former executive Deborah Backer at Congress Place, Sophia. It was launched Monday at the party headquarters following a news conference where the party leadership shared their recollections of the former parliamentarian and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. “I treasured her advice at the professional level ...

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