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Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Guyana’s state broadcaster now part of territorial defence mechanism

Guyana’s state broadcaster- National Communications Network (NCN)- has taken the first step to begin relaying radio and television programmes across the country via satellite, a move that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said is partly linked to securing the country’s sovereignty. “Guyana is ours! All of Guyana is ours-our Essequibo and the rest of Guyana- so that now we have capacity ...

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Gov’t signs MoU with IAST for sustainable development of hinterland communities

The Ministries of Social Cohesion and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Friday, March 11, 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guyana’s Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) for the provision of research and development, sustainable business development and analytical services. The agreement was signed between Minister of Social Cohesion, Ms. Amna Ally, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mr. Sydney ...

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Canadian oil company raising funds to reprint Amerindian language book

The Canada-headquartered oil exploration company, CGX Energy, has plugged US$5,000 into a plan to reprint the Makushi Language book, Makushipe Komanto Seru, and has pledged to raise the remaining US$10,000 from other businesses to ensure that copies are available in time for Guyana’s jubilee celebrations in May, 2016. The Government Information Agency quoted  Chairman of the CGX Board of Directors, Dr. ...

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Wai-Wais finally paid for re-building Umana Yana

The Wai Wai  Amerindians-who travelled hundreds of miles to Kingston, Georgetown to rebuild the Umana Yana-were Friday finally paid for their labour, one day after their leaders protested that the multi-million dollar payment was taking too long. Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs announced that the 35 builders were paid “in full” GYD$14,175,000 for direct labour costs and the remaining GYD$16,364,138 was ...

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IMF cautions Guyana against wage growth, non-performing loans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a caution to the Guyana Government over growth in public sector wages and non-performing loans. This is after a team from the international body met with Government Ministers Winston Jordan, Raphael Trotman, David Patterson and Central Bank Governor Dr Gobind Ganga. In a release on the website, the IMF noted that Guyana’s economy ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a referendum to determine whether to replace the London-based Privy Council as ...

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