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Daily Archives: July 10, 2015

Iwokrama review committee convenes first meeting

-Sub-committees established to address priority areas Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman on Friday convened the first meeting with the review committee that has been established to examine the operations of the cash-strapped Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. The Centre has been experiencing severe financial constraints to meet its operational expenses ...

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Education Ministry Awards Top NGSA Performers

The Ministry of Education on Friday presented awards to the top performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).  The award ceremony was held at the Princess Hotel and was well attended by parents, teachers, Regional Education Officers, and Senior Functionaries of the Ministry. The simple ceremony celebrated the achievements of the students and also brought recognition to the ...

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Opposition /government row over deteriorated PetroCaribe deal, PPP cites handling of territorial contention

by Zena Henry With no immediate strategy to remedy the country’s newest economic dilemma-the loss of the rice industry’s biggest market- the newly elected A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) administration and the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) are seeking to shell each other over the impending loss. Government is accusing the former PPP administration of ...

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Guyanese fuel tankers initially refused loading in Venezuela

Guyanese authorities are trying to ascertain why two fuel tankers were refused loading in Venezuela and later told to return to uplift their consignments under the PetroCaribe concessionary oil agreement, according to a senior government official. “I don’t know that it’s an official decision. I understand yesterday (Thursday) that two vessels had a problem where, at a local level, the ...

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US backs Guyana to settle border controversy legally; shuns talk of infiltrating Venezuela

by Zena Henry The United States (US) is backing Guyana’s efforts to resolve the decades-old Venezuela-Guyana border controversy at the World Court, according to Charge D’Affaires of the American embassy here, Bryan Hunt. “The dispute must be resolved peacefully; both sides should avail themselves to the international legal system that exists and it is our hope that whatever resolution is ...

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EU helping Guyana become eligible for budgetary support

The European Union (EU) is helping Guyana prepare the groundwork to draw down budget support for the sugar and sea defence sectors. The EU mission here said this is being through a six-month project to asses Guyana’s Public Finance Management and prepare a Budget Transparency Action Plan. “The assignment will last until the end of this year and is intended ...

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High Court ruling on presidential term limit may be appealed; can scrap Rights, Procurement Commissions

A High Court ruling Thursday that an amendment to Guyana’s Constitution that block presidents from contesting elections for more than two terms could also mean that several rights commissions and the procurement commission are also unconstitutional, according to legal sources. Attorney General Basil Williams declined to comment on the decision because he was yet to read it. Another senior legal ...

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