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Judiciary, Executive agree on measures to ease prison overcrowding

In the wake of the violent prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates, top representatives of Guyana’s Judiciary and the Executive on Wednesday agreed to consider a raft of measures to address overcrowding in the country’s jails. Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo declined to divulge details of the almost two hours of ...

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APNU withdraws support from candidate implicated in child molestation

A Partnership for National Unity on Wednesday withdrew support from one of its candidates who has been implicated in sexual molestation in recent times, less than three days before Guyanese are due to vote in long-awaited Local Government Elections.  ‎”In light of the alleged behavior of Mr. Winston Harding and the pattern of accusations over the years, his candidature cannot be ...

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Media, identity, financial protection hot on draft Cyber Crime Bill consultations

Concerns were Wednesday raised that the loss of money as a result of cyber theft at banks and other financial institutions  is not provided  for in the draft legislation currently under discussion. A stakeholder consultation was held for the second time when the draft Cybercrime Bill 2016 was discussed at the Pegasus Hotel Wednesday 16, 2016. Those in attendance included Minister of Legal ...

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Guyana eyes 50th Independence, Caricom Summit for increased spending

The Guyana government is partly banking on the 50th Independence anniversary and the Caricom Summit to trigger higher consumer spending and help revive a still sluggish economy. Shrugging off concerns in certain quarters that about GYD$300 million is being spent on the Jubilee activities, Finance Minister Winston Jordan called the amount of money allocated to the Ministry of Education “peanuts” ...

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Finance Minister agrees with IMF to guard against big wage hikes

Guyana’s coffers do not have sufficient money for public servants and other government employees to be paid hefty salary increases, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Wednesday. Ahead of negotiations with trade unions, he said they have already been told not to expect substantial wage and salary hikes. The Finance Minister’s remarks at a news conference on Wednesday followed a word ...

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Construction of Specialty Hospital to begin by mid-year

Construction of the controversial Specialty Hospital is expected to begin by year-end now that the Indian company, Fedders-Lloyd, has completed the design for the health care facility, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Wednesday. He told a news conference that a contract would shortly be negotiated with Fedders-Lloyd for the construction of the facility at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. The Finance ...

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Norwegian company picked to review Amaila Falls Hydro-power proposal

Guyana and Norway have picked a Norwegian company to review the financial model of the proposed Amaila Falls Hydro-power station which has been the subject of long-running political bickering between the government and the opposition. “A decision was recently made to utilize Norway’s largest consultancy firm ‘Norconsult’ for this review. With over 50 years of international experience in power generation ...

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Guyana to get lions, other animals in animal swap with Britain

The zoos in Guyana and Britain are continuing arrangements to swap animals to the benefit of the Zo0ological Park in the Botanical Gardens. Four manatees will be loaned from Guyana to the Hyde Park Zoo in exchange for three zebras, one pair of antelopes, and a pair of lion cubs, two peacocks and two ostriches. The Government Information Agency (GINA) said ...

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Prime suspect held for Guyanese agriculturist’s murder

A prime suspect in the murder of Guyanese agriculturist, Anthony Breedy, has been arrested with the dead man’s Automatic Teller Machine’s (ATM) card in his possession. Breedy’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was also found at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara with a fake license number written on pieces of cardboard. The detainee has already told investigators that he and his accomplices ...

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Venezuela’s President discusses border controversy with UN Secretary General’s envoys

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday told top United Nations (UN) officials on a visit to Caracas that his country was keen on finding a resolution to the border controversy with Guyana. Before meeting with UN Assistant Secretary General on Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, the Venezuelan leader was quoted by sections of the media there as saying on television that ...

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