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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Gov’t must show Hamilton Green’s special contribution to Guyana to justify PM pension

by Derwayne Wills Following government’s intention to grant a Prime Minister’s pension to former Prime Minister and former Georgetown Mayor, Hamilton Green; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said government must show special contributions to the nation made by Green to validate a Parliamentary Bill granting him alone a Prime Minister’s pension. Jagdeo, during a press conference at his party’s Freedom House headquarters, ...

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PPP’s Dharamlall’s Facebook posts about Pres. Granger “unacceptable”- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday slammed his fellow People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall, for several caustic posts about President David Granger on Facebook. “Unacceptable” and “reprehensible” was how Jagdeo described Dharamlall’s remarks about the Guyanese leader. They included descriptions about the President’s dental health. The Opposition Leader said criticisms about should “never get personal” and that ...

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Black Business Chamber to be launched

Guyana is set to have its first Black business chamber aimed at promoting and sustaining the development of enterprises owned by Guyanese of African descent, the organisation said in a statement. “Part of its goal is to strengthen efforts at national development and achieving surety of economic inclusion through support for the growth of private businesses owned by Guyanese of ...

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“No” to forensic audit of parking meter contract, “Yes” to wider probe of City Hall’s finances- Deputy Mayor

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants Guyana’s Auditor General to conduct a forensic audit into the parking meter project, but Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan said that makes no sense. Duncan said assessments of the parking meter contract by the Minister of Finance and the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs were sufficient and there was no need for ...

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Nursing exam paper leaked, sold

Investigations are ongoing to identify person or persons who may have been responsible for the leak of examination papers before the sitting and assessment of 250 nursing students on October 19 and 20, 2016, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday. Nurses who sat the Clinical and Functional examination in October were informed by Principal Tutor of the Georgetown ...

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Suspected sheep thief shot dead; handguns, numerous items seized

A suspected sheep thief, who allegedly drew a loaded firearm at police, was shot dead early Tuesday morning and investigators later seized numerous items believed to have been stolen. Another man, who was at the farmhouse where the stolen sheep were discovered was allegedly held with another handgun and a another set of items. Police believed that the farmhouse is ...

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Law coming for Hammie Green to get prime ministerial pension; PPPC slams move

Government is preparing to give former Prime Minister, Hamilton Green possibly more than GYD$1 million pension and other benefits, a move that has already set the David Granger-led administration on a collision course with the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). When Parliament meets on November 21, Finance Minister Winston Jordan is expected to table a Bill to ensure that ...

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Husband, wife dead after stabbing each other

A businesswoman and her common-law husband died after they stabbed each other during a “argument” over the management of their business, police said. The incident occurred Sunday at their business premises located at Ekereku Hill top, Kamarang. Investigators learned that Selima Norton, AKA ‘Shelly’, 45 years of New Providence Housing Scheme, EBD and Kurt Reynolds, 37 years of Silverballi Street, ...

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