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Daily Archives: April 20, 2016

Guyana, India sign US$1M MoU for set up of ICT Centre

Guyana and India have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a US$1 million Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence in Guyana. Signing the document were Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and India’s High Commissioner in Guyana, Mr. Venkatachalam Mahalingam. This Centre will provide training for public sector ICT professionals to ensure the availability of a highly ...

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Guyana likely to produce Irish potatoes in commercial quantities

With the support of Canada, a research trial on several varieties of Irish potatoes to determine their suitability for local conditions is underway, the Canadian High Commission said Tuesday. Thirteen ¼ acre Irish potatoes pilot plots are currently being supported through the $20 million Canada-funded Caribbean regional Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project. “This ...

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Govt not finding Chinese company’s payment for shares in GTT

The almost one-year old coalition-led government says a recent trip to China for a US$5 million debt supposedly owed by a telecoms company for Guyana’s shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has turned up more questions than cash. Government spokesman, Raphael Trotman told a post-cabinet news conference that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s recent visit to China ...

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APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) are due for high level talks in early May to discuss developments and progress made under the coalition administration, says AFC Executive Member Raphael Trotman. The meeting will come at a time when the Government would observe one year of being in office and will review it’s performance. Trotman ...

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Harmon aboard Chinese jet: Possible conflict with draft ministerial code, but Harmon did no wrong

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Wednesday acknowledged that the provision of an aircraft to Minister of State Joseph Harmon by existing and prospective Chinese investors in Guyana’s forestry sector for domestic travels to their locations in China could conflict with the proposed ministerial code of conduct and was sure it would not happen again. “It could lead to a conflict ...

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Gov’t may pay US$1.5M to host CPL finals, five other games

The Government of Guyana may only end up paying the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) principals close to US$1.5M for the hosting of several games during this year’s tournament. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, on Wednesday confirmed that the Government has seized the opportunity to host six of the games for the tournament in light that it will be a good ...

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“You give me a break” – Bar association President storms out of COI

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Christopher Ram on Tuesday pulled the plug on the groups participation in the Camp Street Commission of Inquiry (CoI) after growing wary of the ‘unfair’ treatment being meted out to him by the Commission. The GBA had applied and was granted full participatory rights at the Commission at its commencement several weeks ago. ...

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