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Japanese aid funds to be spent on clean energy street lights

Cabinet has agreed to cancel the remaining US$1.3 million allocated to National Hardware (Guyana) Limited, under the Japanese Non-Project Grant Aid (JNPGA) of  2013 and to instead spend them on clean energy street lights. The Ministry of the Presidency said the  procurement of renewable energy and energy efficient street lights on highways, in townships and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). These efforts ...

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Prince Harry interacts with teenage mothers and TIP victims

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Sundayt hosted Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, at a reception on the Lawns of State House where he had the opportunity to interact with teenage mothers and victims of Trafficking In Persons. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Women’s Empowerment Programme is responsible for the teenage mothers and  they were ...

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US wants telecoms sector liberalised and contracts honoured

The United States (US) wants to see Guyana’s telecommunications sector liberalized while at the same time ensuring that contracts are not violated. Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez’s comments come against the background of impending negotiations between government here and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), a company that is 80-percent owned by ...

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Stop complaining about taxes and “get busy”- Natural Resources Minister

As Guyana’s government and opposition parliamentarians prepare to begin a week-long debate on Monday, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has urged Guyanese to stop complaining about the budget and “get busy”. “So what are we to do, complain about the VAT on water and electricity and do nothing else, or complain and get busy preparing? The Government of Guyana ...

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IDB pumps US$9 million to boost Guyana’s diversification, exports, investments

Guyana will improve its public infrastructure and promote economic diversification and foreign trade with a US$9 million Inter-American Development Bank loan that will help strengthen the economy and stimulate exports and investments, the hemispheric financial institution said. “Exports diversification, as well as attaining competitiveness in new markets, require the adoption of adequate quality standards. With this goal in mind, the ...

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Guyana rewarded Barbados PM for stance against Venezuela

President David Granger said he bestowed Guyana’s highest national award on Barbados’ Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart earlier this year as a reward for that Caribbean leader’s support on the  border controversy with Venezuela. “Prime Minister Stuart was forthright in telling the Venezuelan Vice President (Jorge Arreaza) that the decree had to be withdrawn so the award was a reward for ...

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Several injured in East Bank Demerara accident

Several persons were Saturday morning hurt in an accident involving a truck and a minibus on the East Bank Demerara Public Road. The truck slammed a bus into a utility pole on the Herstelling Public Road. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said there were no reported deaths. He said a woman sustained serious injury to one of her ...

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Education Minister collapses at reception for Prince Harry

Minster of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine Friday night collapsed at a reception in honour of visiting Prince Harry. “During the outdoor event Dr. Roopnaraine experienced a brief episode of syncope (commonly referred to as  a ‘fainting spell’). The conditions were hot and, Dr. Roopnaraine was at the time also dehydrated,” government said in a statement. “Medical attention was rendered to ...

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Britain’s Prince Harry arrives in Guyana; group calls for apology for colonialism

Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Guyana Friday afternoon to a red carpet welcome and immediately embarked on several official activities, only slightly smudged by a small group of protesters who called for an apology for British colonialism and slavery. Greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and Britain’s High Commissioner, Greg Quinn; the fifth in line to the British throne ...

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Withdraw “offensive” budget, collaborate with PPP to craft better package- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday shifted blame from Finance Minister, Winston Jordan to President David Granger for an “offensive” budget and offered to meet with government to remove the bulk of taxes on the backs of Guyanese. “We are prepared, if such a process is initiated, we are willing to collaborate with the government to share our ideas to grow ...

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