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Daily Archives: May 18, 2016

GDF monitoring Venezuela economic meltdown; Refugee crisis possible

With experts predicting an impending economic meltdown for Venezuela and indications that there might be refugees fleeing to neighboring countries, the Guyana Defence Force is keeping a keen eye on the rapidly developing situation. The President Nicolas Maduro led country is currently facing serious economic decline with reports indicating persons resorting to catching birds for food and several instances of ...

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Industrial unrest for higher salaries looms at University of Guyana

Academic and non-academic staff of the University of Guyana on Wednesday threatened industrial action from Friday if the administration does not give into its demand for salary increases  and abort plans to pay already highly paid top officers a 10 percent hike. “Faculty and staff at the University of Guyana are poised to launch a Jubilee Protest to press for ...

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Jagdeo blisters APNU+AFC’s first year in office

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday flayed the one-year old coalition-led administration for taking credit for several projects initiated by then People’s Progressive Party Civic government, while at the same time burdening Guyanese with higher taxes, joblessness and reduced confidence in the economy. “The people do not have confidence in this government and every single day they do things to ...

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Digicel launches ‘Phantom of the Arts’ Costume for Jubilee Parade

Digicel Guyana is the first company to publicly launch it’s costume designs for Guyana’s 50th Jubilee Celebrations despite the event being a mere eight days away. On Wednesday afternoon, the company used the Bourda ground as it’s launching venue among persons that were taking part in the Digicel sponsored Fit for 50 Challenge. The costumes will be free of cost ...

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GRA anti-smuggling campaign nets $114M in revenue

The Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is continuing its efforts in the fight against smuggling recovering over 100M in taxes thus far for 2016. GRA said that these operations are likely to be boosted as the Regional Operations launched its countrywide compliance campaign. “For the period January to April, 2016, LEID, through its ...

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PPP to participate in Independence Anniversary Flag Raising

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which played a significantly leading role in fighting for Guyana’s independence from Britain, will be participating in the 50th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony. “We will be attending the Flag Raising ceremony because we believe that will be a very important event,” Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced at a news conference at his party’s headquarters, ...

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Integration of contracted govt employees begins- Harmon

The Guyana government has begun integrating contracted employees into the fixed establishment of the public service, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Wednesday. Speaking with reporters shortly after handing over a copy of the Public Service Commission of Inquiry Report to House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland, the Minister of State said more than 100 contracted employees are now part of ...

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Police Force goes on show for Saturday

The Guyana Police Force is planning a grand display of its resources and capabilities on Saturday in observance of Police Day. At a press conference on Wednesday, ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken made the announcement while providing details on what the public can expect. He said that the entire initiative was geared towards showcasing the Police Force. The event will ...

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