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Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Tourism twinned with telecoms, not dissolved but tourism stakeholder still worried

Days after stating that the Ministry of Tourism has been dissolved, government Tuesday night assured that tourism has not been put on the ministerial back burner but has instead been twinned with Public Telecommunications. However, a tourism industry stakeholder still believes that the sector will not be given the required attention given the burdensome nature of telecommunications. The National Frequency ...

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Fisherman’s body found in net

Police were Tuesday probing the death of a fisherman whose body was found in the net of a fishing vessel that was working in the vicinity of the Berbice River in eastern Guyana. The man has been identified as Shahabudeen Haniff, 49 years, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. The body was discovered in the net of the vessel on Monday, ...

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GDF spy was on “legitimate operation” , amid private sector fears

Amid growing concern about the role of military intelligence in civilian operations like the one mounted against the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tuesday said Sergeant Robert Pyle was involved in a “legitimate operation” last week when he died in a vehicular collision. “Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the public that the late ...

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APNU+AFC dissolves Tourism Ministry; “serious backward step”- says stakeholder

Consequent to the appointment of Cathy Hughes as Minister of Public Telecommunications, the APNU+AFC has taken a decision to dissolve Guyana’s Ministry of Tourism and have its functions usurped by the new Telecommunications Ministry. According to a release from the Department of Public Information, cabinet took the decision to make the switch. The switch comes along with the transfer and reappointment ...

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PSC wants “minor amendments” to Coroners and Law Reform Bills

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that after a consultation meeting with the Attorney General over Coroners Amendment Bill and the Law Reform Commission Bill, it has recommended some minor amendments. In a release to the media on Tuesday, the PSC noted that the discussion centered primarily on the provisions for appointment of Commissioners and agreement was reached with the ...

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Ministerial code of conduct falls short on sexual offences- Red Thread

The women and child rights organisation, Red Thread, on Tuesday rubbished government’s proposed ministerial code of conduct, saying that it does not provide for sexual harassment and child molestation. Executive Member of Red Thread, Karen De Souza told Demerara Waves Online News that the code of conduct should have included the dismissal of persons if faced with enough evidence. Asked ...

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