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Govt promises to scrap contract employment but refuses to say when “You can’t force it out of us”- Felix

The Guyana government Monday promised to scrap the employment of workers on contract, but refused to tell the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) when that would be done. “This policy is coming to zero. We will decide that. You can’t force it out of us,” said Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix during consideration of the estimates of expenditure ...

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Canada to plug $20M into training for public service managers

Canada will provide GYD$20 million in assistance to help train Guyana’s ermanent Secretaries and senior managers of Government ministries and agencies trained in the areas of service delivery, leadership, administration transitions and team building. The Ministry of the Presidency said Canada’s help would be provided through the Caribbean Leadership Project. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry ...

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Walter Rodney Commission dropped off report on President Granger’s instruction

The Commissioners of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry say the left their report with the Secretary to Guyana’s Attorney General on the instruction of President David Granger, after they failed to deliver the report on 1st February, 2016 because the printer’s ink had run out. In a statement that was signed by Commission Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham and Senior Counsel, ...

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Records show PPP govt had planned to increase gun licence fees

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says it was the People’s Progressive Party Civic-led administration that had already decided to increase the cost of firearm licenses since 2013, but had decided against implementing it for political reasons. Ramjattan told the House during the National Budget debate that Guyana’s then Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee and Head of the Presidential Secretariat had signed ...

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SOCU operations to be governed by protocols

Almost two months after an army intelligence officer and two others were killed in a vehicular collision during a surveillance operation, rules have been crafted for the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan announced Thursday night. “The protocols have been already drafted…It’s about six pages  of protocols as to how they are going to do their ...

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More than 5,000 foreigners possibly in Guyana illegally

More than 5,300 foreigners are believed to be in Guyana illegally because there is no evidence in the immigration records showing that they have left here legally, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Winston Felix announced Thursday. He told the National Assembly during the debate on the 2016 National Budget that every effort would be made to clamp down on illegal ...

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Guyana welcomes rising gold price

Guyana Thursday night hailed healthy signs in the international gold price for the first time in seven years. Making his contribution to the 2016 National Budget Debate, Minister of a Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman noted that gold has reached about US$1,200 per ounce. On the London Fix, the price for the precious metal closed at US$1,241 per ounce. Guyana is ...

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PPPC’s Clive Jagan resigns from parliament

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Dr. Clive Jagan has resigned as a Guyanese law-maker, House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland announced. He said Jagan’s resignation takes effect 10th February, 2016. The Speaker has since taken steps to advise the Representative of the PPPC’s list to name a  replacement. Earlier this month, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo confirmed that Jagan had been ...

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Three dead in accident at Annai

Three persons were Thursday killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car at Rupertee Village, Annai, residents said. Dead are Davis Williams,43, Berlinda Georg, 53, and 58-year old Henry George. Sources said the three persons were crossing a main road on their way to a farm when the car slammed into them. “The entire Annai District is in ...

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