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Daily Archives: July 15, 2015

Granger, Maduro for head-to-head on border controversy at MERCOSUR Summit

President David Granger plans to advance Guyana’s position in relation to the continuing claim by Venezuela to Guyana’s territory during an upcoming meeting of the customs union known as MERCOSUR. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is also expected to attend the two-day meeting to be held in Brazil. During a post-Cabinet press conference on Wedneday, Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, told ...

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Govt wants banks to help eliminate sole-sourcing of drugs from New GPC

by Zena Henry Government is actively considering moves to address the one-man show involved in the procurement of medical drugs, and is seeking the assistance of financial institutions to ensure a leveled playing field for other bidders. Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman explained Wednesday July 15, government’s worry that the sourcing mechanism under the former Administration leaves room for unscrupulous ...

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Centralised issuance of vehicle number plates coming; State-owned vehicles to get special plates

Cabinet has approved a proposal for all State-owned vehicles to be fitted with license plates bearing special security features and very soon bring a halt to anyone being able to make licence plates for civilian-owned vehicles. These measure, says Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, are aimed at safeguarding vehicular assets against illegal appropriation and the use of bogus license plates ...

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$10,000 school grant will target abject poor and vulnerable, school uniform program stays

by Zena Henry Government insists that the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) initiated ‘Because we care’ $10,000 school cash grant was “badly implemented” and under the new Administration, it will target the most vulnerable and poorer students in need of the money. Discussions are emanating from various sections saying that the $10,000 grant, no matter how little, will go a long ...

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Draft National Budget goes to Cabinet

Guyana’s draft National Budget is to be taken to cabinet within the next 10 days for possible fine-tuning and blessings before it is tabled in the National Assembly before the end of August. The much anticipated budget will be the first for the first-time Finance Minister, Winston Jordan and the  first for the new A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance ...

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Police charged with serious offences to be fired immediately

Members of the police force charged with serious offences would be fired immediately and would have to hire their own lawyers, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud announced on Wednesday. He told officers and ranks at the Force’s Awards Ceremony that those facing certain charges would no longer be sent on leave with half-pay. “That has come to an end! You are ...

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Top 25 UG Law grads gets automatic entry to Hugh Wooding; govt mulls cushioning impact of tuition fee hike

This year’s top 25 graduating students of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana (UG) will be granted automatic entry into the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) this year to read for their Legal Education Certificates (LECs). The government of Guyana is also reportedly mulling possible ways to help UG graduates who are prospective second year students at ...

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Crime not linked to elections- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Wednesday rejected suggestions that crime has spiraled out of control since the recently held general elections. Addressing a Guyana Police Force Awards Ceremony at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) Drill Square, he said increased serious crimes were being recorded long before the general and regional elections held on May 11, 2015. “We have seen increases ...

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