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Daily Archives: September 15, 2015

Commission to begin hearings on improving public service

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) established to inquire into the Public Service has reported that over 30 statements and memoranda have been received by its secretariat from stakeholders at home and from Canada, United States of America and the United Kingdom, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). This was disclosed by secretary to the COI Geeta Chandan Edmond who ...

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Gold mining: Environmental degradation, corruption to be tackled- Granger says at launch of Aurora Gold Mines

As the multi-million dollar Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) officially poured its first bar of gold on Tuesday, President David Granger announced that government was determined to stamp out corruption in the mining sector and address severe environmental degradation. “The days of the free-for-all are over and we need to be more environmentally conscious if we are to hand this country ...

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State media boards named

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Tuesday announced that there would be major policy reforms at the State-owned radio, television and newspapers. He made the announcement as he named the new Board of Directors for the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana National Newspaper Limited (GNNL) which owns the Guyana Chronicle newspaper. The board members were presented with their instruments ...

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Canadian project to help secure more convictions

Guyana is about to benefit from a major Canadian-funded training project that could help increase the number of convictions. Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Basil Williams Monday afternoon met with a team from the Justice Education Society (JES) to discuss the two year Government of Canada funded Strengthening the Guyanese Criminal Justice System (SGCJS) project. Minister Williams indicated ...

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Govt considers charging utility companies to use parapets

Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson is weighing his options on whether to set up an escrow account, which will give the Ministry leverage to fast-track the removal of utilities that encumber road projects. He made this disclosure at a recent news conference when questioned about the delay in the Caribbean Development Bank funded Vreed-en-hoop to Hydronie road project, West ...

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