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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Booklets launched targeting adults and youths about Guyana’s parliamentary functions

  Parliament on Friday launched two informative booklets, one of which targets youths and another for adults along with online versions titled, “Our House, an Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana.” The booklets are aimed to help inform the public about their rights and how Parliament functions, amongst other areas. In brief remarks, Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland ...

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“We have started down a very, very progressive path”- says National Toshaos Council Chairman on Lands Commission of Inquiry talks with President

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Lenox Shuman Friday night said he was pleased with the outcome of talks with President David Granger about the controversial Lands Commission of Inquiry, but the Amerindian leader declined to say whether the Council has changed its original position. “I am not in a position to answer that question unfortunately,” Shuman said. The ...

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Guyana finalising natural gas study for electricity generation

Guyana is finalising a study on how best to transport natural gas from the Liza oil field to shore and to use it to fuel electricity generation,  Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Friday. Patterson declined to discuss the cost of converting existing electricity generators to use natural gas instead of heavy fuel oil. “The study shows it’s very ...

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Granger rules out foreigner for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger on Thursday ruled out the picking of a foreigner to become the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Speaking on his latest edition of the ‘Public Interest’ television programme, the Guyanese leader said, “I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think it’s desirable.” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is responsible ...

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Guyanese youths get GYD$2.5 million support to participate in First Global Robotic Challenge

A team of youths, who will be representing Guyana in the First Global Robotic Challenge in the United States (US) next month, has received support amounting to GYD$2.5 million, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Thursday. The group is part of the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana Project received the cheque from Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry. ...

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Evaluators of multi-million dollar tenders to get more than GYD$3,000

Evaluators of multi-million dollar bids are likely to be paid more than GYD$3,000 per bid, even as government moves to hire more such personnel, Chairman of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Berkley Wickham said. “I have spoken to the Minister (of Finance) about it and we are actively dealing with that,” he said. Wickham could not immediately ...

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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001. The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private citizen, on Wednesday formally asked ...

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Updated: Woman beaten, chopped to death by ex husband

One month after a man was deported from neighbouring Suriname, he killed his ex wife after she rejected his overtures, a family member of the woman said. Forty-year old Minty Karamchand, a mother of five,  was beaten and chopped to death by her ex- husband at their home located at Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice, police confirmed. ...

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Granger denies WPA was sidelined; upset party raised concerns in public

President David Granger on Wednesday denied that the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has been sidelined over the last two years and he expressed veiled concerns about that party taking its concerns to the public. “Every party in the APNU is  represented so there has been no side-lining of any one of the parties,” he said. “I was very careful in ...

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