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Daily Archives: August 5, 2015

State Board appointees were not handpicked, to revise appointment guidelines- says govt

by Zena Henry Government in its defense has dismissed charges that it handpicked persons to sit on the varying Boards that head various state agencies. With the appointment of the new A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government, many state boards were put on hold for “necessary” reshuffling. However, the government has come under stiff criticisms; that ...

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Trainee teachers, recent CPCE graduates to get govt laptops

Current trainees and recent graduates of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) are to be priority recipients of the remaining 10,000 laptops to be allocated under the One Laptop for Family (OLPF) Project. Teachers who have completed the CPCE leg of their studies and are now pursuing studies at the University of Guyana (UG) leg are also slated to ...

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No hefty pay hike for ministers, MPs- govt

by Zena Henry Under intense pressure from the opposition to justify higher salaries for ministers and parliamentarians, government on Wednesday backed down from the pay hike but said there would have to be different pay-scales for the Vice Presidents and ministers. The announcement came Wednesday July 5 during Cabinet’s weekly press briefing hosted by Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman. The ...

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Telecoms law for another review

Cabinet has approved a US$15,000 (some G$3 million) contract for two consultants to examine existing telecommunications legislation and make recommendations toward the preparation of a new Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill as government looks to reform the sector. Two Attorneys-at-law, one foreign and one local, have been contracted to take on the task which government hopes will be completed by an undetermined ...

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Bandits, police trade gunfire after robbing rice farmer

Bandits armed with cutlasses and guns opened fire on police and managed to escape in the backlands of the Number 48 Village backlands after terrorising and robbing a rice farmer and his family at their home early Wednesday morning, police said. Police said in a statement that at about 0130h. today Wednesday August 05, 2015, a gang of five men ...

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Pradoville 2 property ownership sent to State Assets Recovery Unit

by Zena Henry Beneficaries of the controversial Pradoville Two (Sparendaam) land allocations could come in for some inconvenience if the process is found not to be “above board.” This was the indication of Minister within the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott, who has submitted the issue involving the once state-owned property to the Assets Recovery Unit. The unit was set ...

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Committee to decide on weeding pavement while pedestrians’ lives are at risk- City Mayor

The Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green has said that a “committee” would have to discuss the weeding of thick vegetation from the Lamaha Street pavement. He was asked specifically when the pavement would be weeded. Green’s response was greeted by a reaction from one resident who said “what committee? Get some cutlass and weed the place.” The grass-covered pavement poses ...

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Collymore claims GUY$2 million due to “unlawful” dismissal

Clinton Collymore, who, in May, was relieved of his duties as Advisor to the then Minister of Local Government, has moved to the court to claim G$2,744,587 which he says is owed to him as a result of his “unlawful” dismissal. According to court documents seen by this news outlet, Former Attorney General (AG), Anil Nandlall, will be representing Collymore, ...

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