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Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

Gov’t to launch Commission of Inquiry into human trafficking cases in mining districts

A Commission of Inquiry would be held into Trafficking In Persons (TIP) in mining districts, government informed the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) on Thursday. Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman convened a follow-up meeting with members of the GWMO to discuss the progress made on the issues that they had raised at an earlier meeting with President David Granger last ...

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Public Infrastructure Minister clears air on sacking of GPL CEO

With claims of ethnic cleansing being levelled against the government, particularly the Public Infrastructure Ministry for the firing of Guyana Power and Light (GPL) CEO Bharrat Dindyal, Infrastructure Minister David Patterson sought to set the record straight during his budget debate presentation Thursday August 20 insinuating that Dindyal was grossly overpaid for unsatisfactory work. Patterson said that not only was ...

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Govt justifies cutting time for scrutinizing 2015 budget estimates

Prime Minister Moses Nagamoootoo Thursday afternoon said three instead of seven days have been set aside to allow the opposition to scrutinize allocations in the 2015 National Budget because the fiscal package caters merely for the remaining four months of the year. “Our position is that estimates as they are reflected eighty percent of monies which the former government was ...

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Opposition tells government to set up fund for families hit by crime

Opposition member Vindya Persaud has advised the government to set up a fund to help the survivors of violent crimes committed against their families. Persaud, during her budget debate presentation Thursday August 20 told the government that from their hefty budget, they have $800million to spend for the remainder of the year and urged them to set some aside for ...

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Local govt system to implement Social Cohesion programmes

Social Cohesion Minister, Amna Ally, says the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) is instrumental toward fostering social cohesion and national unity in Guyana. She made this assertion during her contributory presentation to the 2015 Budget Debates on Thursday. In her presentation, Ally said that while a policy position for social cohesion and national unity has been formulated by central ...

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PPP walks out budget debate

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians Thursday afternoon walked out of the National Assembly’s Chamber immediately after Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence rose to contribute to the 2015 National Debate. The reason for the PPPC’s decision was not immediately known, but they exited the Chamber shortly after veteran women’s rights activist Indra Chandrapal completed her 30-minute presentation. Moments after ...

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Nine audits, 12 investigations, 4 reviews “collateral damage” slowing the economy- PPP’s Clement Rohee

Former Minister of Home Affairs and opposition member Clement Rohee has warned the government that they are slowing up the economy with probes, investigations and “witch hunts.” He said that the government is yet to fulfill their 100 day plan as promised on the campaign trail but have engaged in, “nine audits, two probes, 12 investigations and four reviews,” in ...

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Govt cuts time for opposition to query budgetary allocations

Government on Friday cut the time for the National Assembly to cut the time for the thorough examination of monies allocated in the 2015 National Budget and the reasons for doing so. The consideration of the estimates set to commence on August 24th.  The PPP criticised government for breaking parliamentary tradition  after government successfully moved and passed the motion limiting ...

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“The plane just reeked of urine”…Dynamic Airways to remove stink carpet

Hundreds of passengers travelling aboard Dynamic Airways on the Guyana-New York route in recent days have had to endure hours of putrid smell of urine. Local representative of the United States-headquartered carrier, Gerry Gouveia told Demerara Waves Online News that he was aware of the issue but the airline could not have grounded the plane because flights would have been ...

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