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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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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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Indentureship Centennial hears rallying call for East Indian Uprising 

by Gary Eleazar The Indo-Guyanese population has been called on, to rise up and protect the gains made in the 100 years since the abolition of indentureship, particularly when it comes to the rice and sugar industries and to fend off the frontal, targeted attacks by the ruling administration. The audacious charges were made by Indo-Guyanese leaders that gathered under ...

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GRA tightens noose on Govt. concessions; defaulters to pay up—Tax Chief

by Gary Eleazar   Those found to be abusing concessions granted by government, as incentive primarily towards business ventures, if caught will now have to pay up the applicable taxes that were waived by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) or have that concession withdrawn or seized altogether. GRA’s Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia made the disclosure on Thursday (March 2, 2017) ...

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Trinidad, Suriname offer to refine Guyana’s oil

Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname have offered to refine Guyana’s oil, although ExxonMobil reserves the right to take its portion elsewhere for processing, authorities said Thursday. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said  Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, which has a capacity to process 175,000 barrels per day, has been operating “below optimum” even with the importation of oil from ...

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