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Daily Archives: June 22, 2016

Faster emergency medical response in the works

Guyanese should benefit from an improved emergency medical response service in the future, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Wednesday. The Minister said Cabinet was briefed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on the state of local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), plans to improve this, and the “response to emergencies”. Minister ...

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25 new wells for Region Nine

Water security in Region Nine will be significantly boosted by the end of 2016. The region is set to benefit from the addition of 25 new wells, which will be completed before the end of the year. Guyana Water Incorporated’s (GWI’s) Executive Director for Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Ramchand Jailal in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) ...

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Can the Cabinet Secretary be a Minister?… Harmon dodges constitutionality

Guyana’s Constitution provides for a public officer to serve as Cabinet Secretary, but the current office holder, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, appears to think that a minister can be a public servant. Article 117 states that there shall be a Secretary to the Cabinet “whose office shall be a public office.” Asked whether it was unconstitutional for the Secretary ...

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Guyana citizen charged with falsifying an application for a U.S. passport

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Joseph Fedrick, 42, of Guyana, with falsifying an application for a United States passport, U.S.  Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. Fedrick executed an application for a United States passport in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Within the application, Fedrick attempted to use a false social security number with ...

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