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Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

CAPE and CSEC Results

MAY/JUNE 2015 CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS           BACKGROUND             In May/June 2015, nine hundred and sixty one (961) candidates from             nine(9) Secondary Schools and five (5) Private centres wrote the             Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination in Guyana.             The fourteen Examination Centres were:                         Region 10:                Mackenzie High School                         Region 6:                   Berbice High, New Amsterdam ...

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Critchlow Labour College dispatches 2016 budget for subvention

by Zena Henry The Finance Ministry is yet to provide details on the promised subvention for the cash-strapped Critchlow Labour College (CLC), even as that educational institution awaits word on its 2016 budget estimates  that government asked it to submit. This is according to Ivelaw English, principal of the worker training institution. While English could not readily provide the budget ...

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Referendum on Constitutional Reform likely

Guyanese may have to go to a referendum to decide the future shape of the country’s constitution if the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) does not support all or part of the process. Attorney General, Basil Williams said a referendum is the next option if the PPPC does not lend its support to the A Partnership for National Unity+ ...

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GECOM secretariat could get “official” green light for local polls preparations next week

It might be the government’s wish to have Local Government Elections (LGE) in December of this year, but that depends on the readiness of the election body and the amendment of certain laws to make the long overdue process a reality. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan reiterated to media operatives Thursday August 13 that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has communicated ...

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Amerindian Rights organisation sues govt for GUY$10 million for sacking almost 2,000 persons

A People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-aligned Amerindian rights organisation has clapped a GUY$10 million lawsuit on government for failing to pay almost 2,000 community workers in Amerindian communities since the government changed in May. The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG), through its President, Peter Persaud, is taking the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock and his Permanent Secretary ...

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Amended legislation, municipal court among measures to increase community finance

by Zena Henry With archaic legislation that still sees municipal offenders paying only hundreds of dollars in fines if convicted, the Ministry of Communities and the municipal bodies across the country are bent on reviewing such matters that deny money to the communities. This is according to subject Minister, Ronald Bulkan who announced at a press conference Thursday August 13 ...

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31 BOSAI workers at Linden to go home

At least 31 workers at the Chinese-owned bauxite company in Linden, BOSAI Minerals, are to be sent home on Friday as the company grapples with reduced demand for its products, according to a top union official. President of the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph told Demerara Waves Online News that union officials were Thursday ...

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GRA chides media over “shakeup” report; relies on its tax collection record

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday chided sections of the media that suggested that there could be a shake-up at the country’s tax collection agency and said the records show that it has meeting its targets., following remarks made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in his budget speech. “Unfortunately the GRA noted certain sections of the media taking Minister’s ...

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BREAKING: Prisoners escape from New Amsterdam jail

Two prisoners escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison Wednesday night after breaking out of their wooden cell, according to a senior officer of the Guyana Prison Service The incident occurred at about 9:30 PM. The escapees have been identified as Ravindra Samaroo and Leslie Prince. High-level police sources said one hails from Berbice and the other is from Georgetown. “Apparently, ...

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