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Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

Former PPP-Civic ministers tipped for govt jobs

Two former ministers in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration have been offered jobs with the six-month old coalition-led administration, according to well-placed sources. They are former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud and former Minister of Labour, Dr. Nanda Kishore Gopaul. Initial information is that Persaud is tipped to be given a job in investment ...

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PPP not interested in Deputy Speaker post

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has declared that the PPP has no interest in naming someone to take up the post of Deputy Speaker. Rohee at a press conference on Monday was questioned by reporters about the delay in naming a Deputy Speaker to which he responded that the Party is not interested in the ...

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PSC writes AG over Financial Institutions Bills; proposes amendments

With the unease over allowing the Guyana Revenue Authority to access the banking information of Guyanese citizens and business continuing, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has written to the Attorney General Basil Williams, outlining some possible amendments and safety nets. The Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill 2015 seeks to amend Section 63 of the Financial Institutions Act to permit disclosure of ...

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Commission to examine welfare of ex-soldiers; well-being of veterans to be made law

Guyana will soon enact legislation as part of a process to help guarantee the welfare of former soldiers after a Veterans Commission examines the conditions under which ex-servicemen and women live, President David Granger announced Sunday. Addressing a Remembrance Day reception organised by the Guyana Legion, Coghlan House, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces also announced the return ...

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President to attend South America-Arab summit

President David Granger is Monday expected to lead a three-member delegation to Saudia Arabia for the 4th Summit of the South America and Arab countries (ASPA). The Ministry of the Presidency says he will be accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Audrey Waddell. The summit is scheduled for Tuesday, November ...

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Georgetown Hub Champions Mental Health project in Essequibo

Beginning in November, the Global Shapers Community ­ Georgetown Hub will be championing a Mental Health project in a bid to address pressing issues which affect the life of almost every Guyanese.  The project, “Mental Health Yourself”, aims to increase awareness of mental health, improve understanding of mental health issues and develop support systems for those who live in communities ...

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House Speaker faints at Poppy Day ceremony

House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland was among several persons including members of the Disciplined Forces who fainted Sunday morning during the Remembrance ‘Poppy’ Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph, Georgetown. As the National Anthem was being played, Scotland was placed in a chair next to Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan. A number of other persons came to his assistance, loosened his ...

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