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Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

Coastal residents urged to guard against flooding –heavy rainfall predicted for next few days

Residents living along the coast in Regions Two to Six are being encouraged to take precautions against flooding as a result of unusually heavy rainfall predicted in the coming week, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Deputy Hydrometeorological Officer, Dr. Garvin Cummings from the Ministry of Agriculture told the Government Information Agency (GINA) today, that rainfall quantities are expected to ...

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GTT lowers cost of high speed residential Internet service

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday announced that it has cut the cost of two of its domestic high-speed rates and upped the price for the lowest speed. “The company guarantees that these prices will remain unchanged when the new Value Added Tax (VAT) regime comes into effect,” the phone company said in a statement.  GTT did not ...

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“Management problem” at Public Health Ministry partly led to Cabinet reshuffle

President David Granger on Tuesday said he reshuffled the cabinet to address management problems at the Ministry of Public Health, improve inter-racial relations and address problems of the rural poor. In confirming the replacement of Minister George Norton at the Ministry of Public Health with Minister Volda Lawrence, Granger alluded the management problems in the health ministry. “Largely, it’s a ...

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Embattled George Norton demoted to Social Cohesion in Cabinet shake-up

In what appears to be a demotion, Minister George Norton has been sent packing to the Ministry of Social Cohesion after several controversies over drug procurement under his watch at the Ministry of Public Health. A Ministry of the Presidency official confirmed that Volda Lawrence has been shifted from Ministry of Social Protection to the Ministry of Public Health. Amna ...

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