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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sacking of Shiv Chanderpaul is distressing – Minister Roopnaraine – manner of his going does no justice to the manner of his performance

Minister of Education with responsibility for Sport, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has described the ‘sacking’ of veteran Guyanese batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies cricket squad as ‘distressing’. “The manner of his going, really does no justice to the manner of his performance over the years, and what he has meant to us,” Minister Roopnaraine said of the un-ceremonial and ...

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US extradition request: Trinidad’s Jack Warner on bail but remains in custody

Trinidad and Tobago politician, Jack Warner was this afternoon granted $2.5 million bail (US$394,000) but has failed to secure his release, hours after government announced that it had received an extradition request for the former FIFA Vice President for alleged financial crimes, the Trinidad Express newspaper reported. In addiiton, his attorney were unable to secure an emergency sitting of a judge ...

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Brazilian hands over thief, gun to police

Police said that at about 0930h. today Wednesday May 27, 2015, a man armed with an handgun held up a Brazilian National at a city hotel and demanded cash. The intended victim put up a resistance and managed to over-power the man who has been handed over to the police, in addition to the unlicensed 9mm pistol with 5 rounds ...

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Land grabbers will be charged; urged to apply for house lots- Ministry of Communities

The Guyana government on Wednesday warned land-grabbers that they could be prosecuted, and instead they should apply to the Central Housing and Planning Authority for house lots. “Squatting is an illegal act that would not be condoned by the Government of Guyana. The Central Housing and Planning Authority declared that lands squatted on after January 1st 1998 would not be ...

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Govt mulling GuySuco bailout to avoid sugar industry’s shutdown

by Zena Henry The ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will soon know whether it will get a government bail-out to avert a total shutdown of the sugar industry, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan. With the new Administration now settling in following their win at the 2015 General and Regional Elections, it is unclear how that “significant” sum can come ...

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PPP provided no concrete evidence to alter Election result; Alexander says Court is only recourse

Guyana Elections Commissioner (GECOM) for the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Vincent Alexander has refuted claims of irregularities in the tabulation of the 2015 General and Regional Elections results by the defeated People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Alexander, in a letter to the press, addressed allegations made by fellow Commissioners; Mahmood Shaw, Arun Mangar and Sase Gunraj, on the PPP ...

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Health Ministry commences drug sourcing and distribution review

by Zena Henry The Ministry of Health is about to revamp the mechanism for purchasing pharmaceutical supplies, a move that would eventually quell concerns about controversial awarding of contracts to solely  the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (NGPC).  “There is no competitive bidding… that is one area we want to take away,” Health Minister Dr. George Norton told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Newly elected Guyana President pledges support for Caricom, South America

President David Granger has pledged his country’s support to Caribbean integration while at the same time he has highlighted the role of Guyana and its immediate neighbours in South American security. Addressing thousands of persons at his Inauguration Ceremony held at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara on Sunday; the President said his administration would seek to improve ...

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Pres. Granger, Guyana’s first Foreign Minister appeal for end to political rivalry

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal and Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday appealed for an end to decades-old political division in an effort to build on the victory of a five-party coalition two weeks ago. That was the common thread in their addresses at Granger’s Inauguration Ceremony held before thousands of Guyanese who braved the inclement weather at the ...

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Guyana govt names National Awardees… Hamilton Green heads list

Guyana on Tuesday-Independence Day 2015- awarded several of its sons and daughters for distinguished, long and dedicated service in various fields of endeavor for the first time in four years. Heading that list is Former Prime Minister, Hamilton Green with the Order of Roraima who has been in the field of politics alongside Independence fighters Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham. ...

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