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Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

Permanent Secretaries re-assigned; PS, Deputy PS (Finance) at Ministry of Agriculture sent on leave

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon on Sunday announced the reassignment of several Permanent Secretaries, a move he said, is aimed at ensuring efficiency and accountability in the public service sector, the Ministry of the Presidency said. The reassignments have affected the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Legal Affairs, Public Health and the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport. ...

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Opposition leader warns of street protests over GECOM Chairman appointment

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday warned that Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) supporters would engage in street protests if President David Granger unilaterally appoints a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He said Guyana’s constiution does not provide for the President to go ahead and appoint a Chairman on his own. “We will not take that sitting down. We ...

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1950s: World leaders pressured by British Government against easing Burnham, Cheddi tensions

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today said there were world leaders in the 1950s who were facing pressures from the British government when they attempted to bridge tensions in Guyana between the major political leaders. The first Vice-President made a Ghana Day address today to a gathering at the People’s National Congress (PNC) headquarters, Sophia. Nagamootoo said both former Presidents Cheddi ...

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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to probe overloading of aircraft

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will be probing the alleged overloading of aircraft with drums of fuel from Eteringbang to Ekereku, but so far the airline in whose direction fingers are pointing has denied doing so. GCAA Director General, Retired Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency preparing to probe an informal report that was received ...

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City Hall earns quarter million GYD$ in first month of metered parking

City Hall earned a paltry sum of just over GYD$250,000 from the controversial parking meter system, even as Cabinet remains worried about the political implications of the deal between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), according to well-placed sources. Sources said the virtual boycott orchestrated by the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has seen the city ...

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