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Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Hand in the guns or Christmas won’t be nice- Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has made a final plea for persons in possession of illegal firearms to hand them over to the police. This comes in light of the extension of the Gun Amnesty Programme by the Ministry. The programme was supposed to have concluded on September 30 but received a 14-day extension. Speaking with the ...

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New Anglican Church Bishop elected

A United States-based Guyanese priest is the new Anglican Bishop in Guyana, the Diocese here announced Thursday. He is Fr. Charles Davidson.  Davidson succeeds Bishop Cornell Jerome Moss who died recently. “The Diocese is pleased to announce that after one round of voting the Elective Assembly elected Fr Charles Davidson, a Guyanese Priest serving in the United States of America ...

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DPP asks police to do more work on Jennifer Westford alleged fraud probe

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has asked to police for clarification on a number of areas before recommendations are made about whether former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford should face fraud charges. Also implicated is then Chief Personnel Officer at that now defunct ministry, Margaret Cummings. “We have some points to clear up and then we will send ...

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Tripartite Committee to push social dialogue

The Guyana government plans to overhaul the Tripartite Committee and use it to push social dialogue in decision-making, Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence announced Wednesday. The Tripartite Committee was inherited by the current administration which won elections four months ago. Lawrence announced that the chairmanship of the committee would be rotated among government, employers and the labour representatives. “Social ...

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Caribbean rates low in penetrating European market through trade accord

Seven years on since the Caribbean and Europe inked a trade and economic accord, the latest review shows that this region is yet to benefit significantly and much depends on proper organising, according to a top regional official. Caribbean Coordinator for the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Percival Marie said recently concluded monitoring and evaluation shows that much more needs to ...

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