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Daily Archives: June 23, 2016

China likely funding source for Guyana-Brazil road

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge says that Brazil is expected to tap into China’s US$10 billion Latin America Infrastructure Fund to build the Linden-Lethem road and provide much needed transportation for goods between the two South American countries. Speaking at the parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs, Greenidge noted that Guyana and Brazil have agreed to collaborate on finding money to finance ...

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Govt to set up special department to organise national events

The Government of Guyana is exploring the option of establishing a Department of National Events which is intended to chart a way for strengthening the management of national events, more specifically Mashramani activities and Independence celebrations. This was revealed by President Granger on Thursday during his recording of this week’s edition of The Public Interest. Quizzed on whether the Government ...

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GRANGER: Parking fees “burdensome; weighs in on transparency at City Hall

President David Granger on Thursday expressed disappointment at the apparent lack of consultation about the Georgetown Municipal parking meter project and described  the metered parking rate of GYD$80,000 per month for as  “burdensome” ‎.  ‎ ‎‎’It is a burdensome amount for any person, rich or poor. That is why the Minister of Communities has been asked to examine the contract ...

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Rice is Guyana’s major export to Brazil under preferential trade accord

Rice has been making up the bulk of Guyana’s exports to Brazil under a preferential trade agreement mainly, the Foreign Relations Sectoral committee was told Thursday. Briefing the committee under the chairmanship of opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP), Gail Teixeira, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Guyana, Carl Greenidge said since the Rupununi-based Santa Fe mega-farm, owned by Sir Kyffin ...

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“Take drastic actions” –says Dr. Hinds on audit findings

Revelations in the audits reports being released by the Ministry of Finance have suggested that corrupt practices were a feature of the former administration and drastic action needs to be taken against those responsible for it. This was the contention of political activist and executive member of the Working Peoples’ Alliance (WPA) Dr. David Hinds who called on the APNU+AFC ...

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