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Daily Archives: July 26, 2017

Guyana looks to reduce prison population; assist youths, mentally ill and substance abusers

Guyana is examining ways of reducing the prison population and creating opportunities for accused while they await trial, the Ministry of Public Security said ¬†Wednesday. Consultant, Senior Counsel Peter Pursglove, who has been hired by government and the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Citizen Security Strengthening Programme, is currently holding a series of consultations from July 24- 28 to gather data ...

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“Rogue elements” cause thousands to go without phone, internet services; govt says no licensing of “warped” competitors

Government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said rogue elements have been sabotaging that telecoms provider’s fibre optic cable , resulting in at least 200,000 subscribers having to go without cell, land and internet services. “It’s somebody that definitely has a strong motive to attempt to degrade our service,” Chief Executive Officer of GTT, Justin Nedd ...

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WPA says now better placed to influence govt policies through APNU

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine decided on his own to stay on as a government minister despite his poor health after meeting President David Granger, but it would now be better able to influence government policies and programmes. That party believed that with improved communication and decision-making through regular meetings of A Partnership for ...

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