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Twelve organisations receive National Awards

Twelve cultural and religious organisations have been awarded the Medal of Service to usher in 2016-the commencement of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary and a year in which President David Granger hopes will mark a rebirth of the nation. “We, the Guyanese people, chose to change the country’s political culture when we elected a multi-party coalition in 2015. It is now ...

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Gold Board records 451,490 ounces -declarations exceed 2015 target

Despite  a significant drop in gold prices on the world market, and challenges in the mining sector over the past year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has recorded 451,490 ounces of declared gold, surpassing this year’s target of 380,000 ounces, government announced Thursday. With the declarations, the GCB has recorded export earnings of approximately US$500 million, making the mineral, once ...

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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications. Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, ...

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Govt refuses to renew cash-jet pilot’s CJIA hangar lease

The Guyana government has taken possession of a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after the lease to Guyanese cash-jet pilot, Khamraj Lall, expired. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Lall’s representatives had written to the Attorney General, Basil Williams claiming that they still had a stake in the property but was told that the clear condition on ...

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Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud. He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which states that on Sunday, October 25 at ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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PPP shuts down recommendation to ‘break-up’ GuySuCo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will “vigorously oppose” any plans or recommendations dismantle the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). According to Jagdeo, the PPP will “vigorously oppose any plan to dismantle GuySuCo, adding that “the country will not suffer because of political decisions in the economic sphere.” The former President was at the time speaking ...

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Break-up of Guysuco proposed

The state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) should exit the production of bulk sugar for export and be broken up into small potentially profitable ventures, according to the Commission of Inquiry. “Guysuco will, therefore, be deconstructed into several subsidiary operations/business units/ revenue streams based on appraisals of their potential profitability,” states the document. The probe team further recommended that if by ...

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Govt supports mandatory death penalty, rendition to fight terrorism

Government Wednesday night justified the mandatory death penalty and rendition of terrorists and passed the Anti-terrorism and Terrorist-Related Activities Bill, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). PPPC Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall appealed to government to send the “unvarnished” bill to a parliamentary select committee to facilitate proper consultations and arrive at a law ...

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