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Daily Archives: May 20, 2016

Trotman to GGDMA: “Free for all” mining has ended

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday questioned the motive behind the  Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s castigation of government’s efforts to improve the mining sector, and vowed that the “free-for-all” days are over. “Unfortunately, this recent attack, having taken the Ministry by surprise, suggests that the GGDMA prefers to see itself as a pressure group rather ...

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Broomes should go – says Transparency International

Transparency International says that the case of conflict of interest involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes is real and she should be moved from the Ministry. The statement comes on the heels of a report carried on Demerara Waves which details that the Minister has present personal interests in the mining community. Information has surfaced showing that she applied ...

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GGDMA raps gov’t over state of mining sector

With the mining industry nearing a crisis situation, small and medium scale miners are asking that the APNU+AFC administration do more to address several important concerns and put measures in place to protect them. Ever since the price for the raw commodity began falling on the international market several calls have been made for successive governments to so something to ...

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CCJ dismisses a Guyana land appeal on the basis of fraud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said that it Friday afternoon dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and Another v Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica property. In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with and upheld the decision of the High Court and Court of ...

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City entrance gets new Independence Arch

The southern entrance to the capital city of Georgetown at Agricola, East Bank Demerara is now adorned by a new 50th anniversary Independence Arch, compliments of local company Banks DIH. Assembled at a cost of $20M, the arch rests close to 200ft in the air and is decorated with Guyana’s 50th Independence logo and the national flag. Banks DIH Chairman, ...

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Pedestrian overpasses for East Bank corridor

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that the Government has plans to build   overpasses at strategic locations on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). On Friday morning, Patterson told a gathering at Agricola that a significant upgrade to the East Bank thoroughfare will be the creation of three pedestrian overpasses and a fly- over at Diamond “The pedestrian overhead ...

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New arbitration system likely for public service salary disputes

A new system of arbitration answerable to the National Assembly has been recommended by the Public Service Commission of Inquiry to settle pay disputes in the public service. The Public Service Commission of Inquiry recommends that Guyana’s Labour Act be amended after consultation with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to allow for the Minister to establish a Wages and  ...

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Mechanism needed to determine President, other elected officials’ salaries

The Public Service Commission of Inquiry has recommended that a mechanism be established to determine the salaries of the President, Opposition Leader and other top elected and non-elected officials. This recommendation comes seven months after the APNU+AFC coalition-led government increased the salaries of the President, his ministers and the Opposition Leader by at least 50 percent- a move that had ...

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