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Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Gov’t cannot rule out sole-sourcing of drugs, medical supplies

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton Monday could not rule out sole-sourcing of drugs and medical supplies, although he said the aim is to have open competitive bidding. Responding to questions from Dr. Frank Anthony, a medical doctor, during consideration of the 2016 budget estimates, he said no guarantee could be given that government would not purchase drugs from one ...

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Gold Board employee accused of stealing gold bar

An employee of the Guyana Gold Board , who allegedly stole one gold bar worth GYD$2.1 million from the entity, was Monday granted GYD$200,000 bail. Ronald Singh, 30, of 161 Hibiscus Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge that he stole the bar of the precious yellow metal weighing eight ounces, nine grams. The gold was ...

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Murder-suicide in Mazaruni

A man shot dead his fiancé before committing suicide by turning the weapon himself at Kartabo, Mazaruni, police confirmed. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the pistol has been recovered. Residents gave her name as 19-year old Glenda Williams and his as 22-year old Terry Alexander, a gold miner. Police and residents said the incident ...

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No 20 percent salary hike, 50K bonus for police in 2016 budget

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2016 budget does not cater for another GYD$50,000 bonus or a 20 percent increase in salaries. An estimated GYD$4.1 billion have been set aside for the payment of emoluments. Ramjattan was at the time responding to questions from Shadow Public Security Minister, Clement Rohee and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Joseph Hamilton ...

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High Court ruling forces ministers Scott, Felix absence from National Assembly

Government Ministers, Keith Scott and Winston Felix were absent from the National Assembly on Monday in keeping with a High Court ruling that found that they were elected members and could not sit in the House as un-elected/ technocratic members. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland told the House that Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix and Junior Minister of ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the offence and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Mc Coy is a ...

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