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Daily Archives: April 15, 2014

Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

The Commission of Inquiry into the death of world renowned historian and Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney will cost GUY$112 million, the National Assembly was told on Tuesday. Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill made the disclosure during the Consideration of Estimates of Expenditure for the 2014 National Budget. The probe would be funded from a total of GUY$193,008 million ...

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Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not approved

The combined opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday voted not to approve subsidies and contributions to the National Communications Network (NCN) , Government Information Agency (GINA), Presidential Guard and other agencies that fall under the Office of the President. Other agencies, whose allocations that have not been approved because they are under the same heading of Administrative Services, are ...

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US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

RAMADA Georgetown Princess will be the new name to be carried by the Princes Hotel and Casino at Providence, East Bank of Demerara. The rebranded name has already taken effect and arose following an agreement between the Providence entity and RAMADA which is a subsidiary of the Wyndham Hotel group of New Jersey in the United States. The agreement is ...

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Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilitated

The estimates of expenditure for Region 10, totalling $2.25B were approved Monday evening in the National Assembly. Of this sum, $148.1M is budgeted for regional administration and finance, $280.7M for public works, $1.48B for education and $345.3M for health care delivery. APNU Member of Parliament (MP), Renis Morian inquired about a $1M allocation for the maintenance of infrastructure. Minister of ...

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Region Nine gets $1.461B-close to 300 metres of roads to be upgraded

The National Assembly Monday evening approved a sum total of $1.461B for administrative Region Nine; Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo to realise various development schemes in the region under the programme heads; regional administration and finance, agriculture, public works, education delivery and health services. The allocation provides for undertaking the programmes and policies in regional administration through the sum of $117.830M. For ...

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Amerindians stage massive protest outside parliament – over cut to Amerindian Development Fund

Amerindian residents and leaders of various communities stretching from Regions Two to Eight, today staged a massive protest outside of the Parliament building, expressing their anger and disappointment over the combined opposition’s move to cut the $1.1B Amerindian Development Fund (ADF). Derrick John, Chairman of the National Toshaos Council said, “We are angry, desperate and disappointed because of the brutal ...

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Customs Officer admits to taking bribe for cocaine-in-mail

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer was Monday handed over to the police after admitting to collecting US$1000 to pack cocaine in mail bound for New York while being grilled by internal investigators, the tax collection agency said in a statement. GRA said its “effective” surveillance camera system caught the alleged actions of the Customs Officer, who was stationed at ...

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Trinidad police accused of corruption involving Guyanese

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).- THREE police officers last attached to the Chaguanas Robbery Squad appeared in court yesterday charged with agreeing to accept a bribe to forego the detection of a crime and prosecution of a Guyanese national. Constables Kevin Jacob, Selvon Joseph and Samuel Gardnier appeared before Chaguanas Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland. They were jointly charged with the offence, while Jacob was ...

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