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Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

Minister Broomes says Budget offers ‘good life’ for miners; mining groups disagree

Minister in the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes is confident budget 2017 will benefit the mining sector, but the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association as well as the Guyana Women Miners Organisation feel differently. A number of groups have come out in opposition of the proposed 2017 budget including the private sector commission. Broomes, a former head of the ...

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Countrywide mineral mapping, on-the-ground mining assessment to be conducted- Jnr. Natural Resources Minister

Plans are moving apace to begin mapping Guyana for 40 minerals and conduct a detailed on-the-ground assessment and inventory at all mining districts, Junior Minister of Natural Resources Simona Broomes said Wednesday. She announced that GYD$2 billion have been set aside in the 2017 National Budget to begin the mapping exercise by the Geological Surveys Department of the Guyana Geology ...

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Hotels to replace kaimoos in mining districts- Broomes

Government will be accommodating women working in the mining districts in hotels instead of the shanty structures known as ‘kaimoos’, Junior Minister of Natural Resources Simona Broomes announced on Wednesday. “The word ‘kaimoo’ will be a word of the past. We inherited a government who had women in kaimoo. Let me put you on notice. We will have them in ...

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Guyanese firefighters battle fires in Brazil, Berbice

Guyanese fire fighters in Lethem on Wednesday went into action in northern Brazil, extinguishing a blaze and preventing it from spreading to neighbouring buildings. “The auxiliary in Lethem received a call for help from the Bon Fim area because there is no fire service there,” Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News.  He said one building was damaged ...

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VAT on Internet data “necessary” – Public Telecoms Minister

Value Added Tax (VAT) on Internet data will be used to help fund the Guyana government’s Information Communication Technology (ICT), Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes said Wednesday. “The CAT on data has also received harsh criticisms but I want to remind us all that it is a necessary revenue stream given the range of transformational measures I have shared. In ...

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Media, Public locked-out of City Hall meeting discussing Parking Meters, Container Fees, City Budget

The Media and members of the public were turned away from City Hall today by City Police who were given orders handed down by a majority of city councillors. It was Councillor Oscar Clarke who moved a motion, during today’s extraordinary statutory meeting of the council, that the session discussing Georgetown’s 2017 budget, laws for the Parking Meter project, as ...

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Police, suspected bandit exchange gunfire in robbery hot-spot

Police and a suspected bandit traded gunshots in the yard of the St. Phillips Anglican Church, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, considered a major hot-spot for robberies. There is no indication that the man was shot, but he police said he dropped a .38 revolver and three rounds before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred at about 11 O’clock Tuesday night when members ...

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Deputy Mayor Duncan wants mayoral debates for December 15 election

Elections for Georgetown’s new Mayor and Deputy Mayor have been announced but Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan is calling for a debate among the candidates before the December 15 election. “I call on any Councillor(s) contending for the position of Mayor, as I am, to let’s have a public discourse/debate on the management and future of Georgetown,” Duncan said on his facebook ...

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