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Daily Archives: December 4, 2016

Team dispatched to Mazaruni after boy dies, brother “brain dead”

Health officials suspect that toxicity of a waterway in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) may have caused the death of a boy and the “brain dead” state of his brother, Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton said Sunday night. Based on symptoms and an autopsy, he said medical experts have ruled out an infection such as meningitis but rather the possible consumption ...

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Japanese aid funds to be spent on clean energy street lights

Cabinet has agreed to cancel the remaining US$1.3 million allocated to National Hardware (Guyana) Limited, under the Japanese Non-Project Grant Aid (JNPGA) of  2013 and to instead spend them on clean energy street lights. The Ministry of the Presidency said the  procurement of renewable energy and energy efficient street lights on highways, in townships and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). These efforts ...

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Prince Harry interacts with teenage mothers and TIP victims

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Sundayt hosted Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, at a reception on the Lawns of State House where he had the opportunity to interact with teenage mothers and victims of Trafficking In Persons. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Women’s Empowerment Programme is responsible for the teenage mothers and  they were ...

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US wants telecoms sector liberalised and contracts honoured

The United States (US) wants to see Guyana’s telecommunications sector liberalized while at the same time ensuring that contracts are not violated. Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez’s comments come against the background of impending negotiations between government here and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), a company that is 80-percent owned by ...

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Stop complaining about taxes and “get busy”- Natural Resources Minister

As Guyana’s government and opposition parliamentarians prepare to begin a week-long debate on Monday, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has urged Guyanese to stop complaining about the budget and “get busy”. “So what are we to do, complain about the VAT on water and electricity and do nothing else, or complain and get busy preparing? The Government of Guyana ...

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