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Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Gold Board General Manager, others sent on administrative leave to facilitate money laundering probe

The General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar was Thursday sent on administrative leave to pave the way for a police probe into alleged money laundering. Several other staff members have been also sent home temporarily. Ramotar, who is the daughter of former President, Donald Ramotar, was told to proceed on leave “immediately” in a letter signed by Minister ...

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Govt taking steps to reverse economic slowdown

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the government is taking every step to ensure that economic activities are revitalised, and that money continues to flow into the economy. The Minister was at the time addressing the media at a post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency today, on how the government is moving to treat with the ...

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Digicel denies GT&T’s allegations of illegal bypass, tax evasion

Digicel’s Guyana operations on Thursday denied claims by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) that it has evaded taxes through what its competitor called an illegal bypass. “Digicel notes with great disappointment GT&T’s most recent statements to the press in which it repeated untrue allegations and more specifically claimed that Digicel has denied the Government of Guyana payment of ...

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Georgetown’s drainage network to be rehabilitated ahead of rainy season; sloppy work done at Cummings canal

Drainage and irrigation channels in and around Georgetown will undergo a series of rehabilitative works while some will be cleared as the city prepares for the May-June rains. Word of plans to improve the drainage system ahead of the next rainy season came several weeks after the Ministry of Public Infrastructure conducted a sloppy cleaning of the Cummings Canal/ Cowan ...

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GuySuCo’s future for debate in National Assembly

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s sugar industry is not being closed down but based on the financial and technical evidence to Cabinet regarding the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), tough decisions will have to be made in the near future. This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon who today (April 20, 2017) reported that Minister of Agriculture, ...

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Health Ministry takes over third flat of building that UG Council is yet to approve rental for

The Ministry of Public Health has already taken charge of the third floor of the five-story building at Camp and Lamaha Streets, although the University of Guyana (UG) Council is yet to approve the US$28,000 per month rental of the edifice. The move has sparked off grave uncertainty about the possession and rental of the building that UG  Vice Chancellor, ...

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Police investigating plot to kill President Granger

by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger –a security challenge that government is taking seriously. This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who today (April 20, 2017) during a post Cabinet briefing was asked if the administration was aware of the alleged plot and what actions are being ...

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