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Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

GPHC’s CEO to be sent on leave to facilitate review of investigative report

The Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) , Michael Khan will be asked to take his accumulated annual leave to pave the way for government to review a damning investigative report into the affairs of that health care institution, sources said. Khan resumed duty after the audit was completed, causing a split between the Board of Directors ...

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December 5 is Guyana’s 2017 National Budget Day

Guyana’s 2017 National Budget will be presented on December 5, 2016 and to assist with its preparation, government is contemplating the establishment of ministerial planning units, President David Granger announced Monday. “We can only maintain that pattern of preparation if there are established planning units and the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs will have such a planning unit,”  he said ...

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Mixed reaction to Granger’s proposed National Indigenous People’s Authority

Guyana’s President David Granger on Monday recommended the formation of an authority oversee and fast-track the implementation of decisions by the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and other decision-making bodies;  an announcement that has drawn sharp criticism from shadow Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai but welcomed by the NTC Chairman. Granger envisaged that a five person National Indigenous People’s Authority ...

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Nagamootoo urges worker training for oil sector; CCWU concerned about insufficient govt funding for Critchlow Labour College

At a time when concerns are being raised about insufficient government funding for the Critchlow Labour College, Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo urged the labour movement to help train workers for the oil and gas sector. Speaking at the weekend at the Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union’s (CCWU) 4th Triennial Delegates Conference, he said trade unions must rise to the challenge of ...

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