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Daily Archives: June 9, 2015

Another Permanent Secretary gets marching orders

Permanent Secretary of the now defunct Ministry of Labour, Patrick Findlay on Tuesday became the latest such public officer to have been sent home following the change of government. A disappointed Findlay told Demerara Waves Online News that Senior Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence summoned him to a meeting, advising that his position was now redundant because there is ...

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UG Student Loan debtors to be blacklisted from travelling overseas

The Ministry of Finance is to implement stricter measures, including blacklisting persons from travelling, to rein in “recalcitrant” beneficiaries of the Student Loan Fund. The Fund was set up by government in 1994 to assist persons with financial constraints in acquiring a tertiary education at the University of Guyana (UG). Since then, over GUY$400 million has been put into the ...

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Venezuela accuses Guyana of provocation; says no to “unilateral use” of offshore waters

Venezuela on Tuesday accused Guyana’s newly elected government of provocation at the behest of American oil-giant, Exxon-Mobil, and sought to justify its maritime boundary demarcation in line with its claim of the mineral and forest-rich Essequibo Region.  “It weighs note that the unique and surprising aggression, is that the government of Guyana has allowed such a powerful transnational as Exxon ...

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Suspected thieves caught in Den Amstel

Three suspected robbers were Tuesday afternoon arrested by police at Den Amstel back dam, West Coast Demerara. Police said that at about 0545h. today Tuesday June 09, 2015, two men, one of who whom was armed with a handgun, entered the home of Wazim Khan, 54 years, of Anna Catherina, WCD, through an open door and held him at gunpoint. ...

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PPP to boycott opening of new Parliamentary session; protest outside

The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has decided to boycott the first sitting of the 11th Parliament which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th, a top party official says. The official, who agreed to divulge these plans under the condition of anonymity, also says that the party will stage a picketing exercise Wednesday in front of Parliament building in protest ...

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PM Nagamootoo unperturbed about Cabinet chairmanship; Nandlall says preelection accord flouts Constitution

by Zena Henry and Chevy Devonish Prime Minister (PM) Moses Nagamootoo says he has no issue with President David Granger chairing Cabinet meetings,  even as former Attorney General Anil Nandlall says a provision in a pre-election pact between the parties now in government violates Guyana’s constitution. Under the Cummingsburg Accord, Nagamootoo is to chair Cabinet meetings even if the President ...

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