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More extraditions expected- outgoing US Ambassador

The eventual extradition of two Guyanese to and from the United States (US) to face murder trials could pave the way for more Guyanese to be sent to that North American nation to be prosecuted for alleged drug trafficking based on solid evidence being gathered by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who are based here, says outgoing United States (US) ...

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United Airlines explores flying to Guyana

The United States (US)-headquartered United Airlines is exploring the possibility of adding Guyana to its list of destinations, as that Houston-based carrier seeks to take advantage of  the South American nation’s emerging oil and gas economy, officials said. Junior Minister of Aviation, Annette Ferguson confirmed that United Airlines has set its eyes on the Guyana market and a delegation was ...

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Ramjattan sees parallel between PPP’s stance on sugar workers and PNCR Chairman’s position on jobs for supporters

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday stopped short of accusing the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of seeking to secure the jobs of Indo-Guyanese in much the same way that People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence had promised to give jobs to her party’s supporters. “Volda made a statement recently that she’ll get some employment for ...

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Murders, robberies down since 2012 – Ramjattan; Rohee points to ‘pick-pockets’ at Stabroek Market square

Murders and robberies have declined since 2012, but there are lingering concerns about the large number of robberies at Stabroek Market square, parliamentarians said Thursday during Day 4 of the 2019 National Budget debate. Weathering intense heckling from opposition parliamentarians in the 65-seat National Assembly, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan boasted  of reduced crimes based on statistics provided by the ...

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Patterson denies Edghill’s accusation of unaccounted GYD$79 M for Demerara Bridge feasibility study; accuses PPP of executing projects without studies

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson on Wednesday denied a claim by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) frontbencher, Juan Edghill  that GYD$79 million extra was disbursed for a Dutch feasibility study that has been mired in controversy. “What you are saying there is absolutely untruth,” Patterson told the House in rebutting Edghill. The Minister, however, did not go into details about ...

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Suspect shot, arrested during attempted car theft

Guyanese police said they early Wednesday morning shot and injured one of four men during an exchange of gunfire as the lawmen foiled an attempt to steal a car at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said the 24-year old injured man, after he was treated and discharged, accompanied police to his home at Sophia where three spent shells were found. Police ...

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Nicolette Henry, Priya Manickchand square off on education sector in 2019 National Budget debate

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry on Wednesday listed several successes geared to improve the delivery of quality education, even as Shadow Minister of Education Priya Manickchand lamented a lack of cooperation and involvement from the government. Henry also used the opportunity of her contribution to the debate on the 2019 National Budget to make it clear that a number of ...

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Caricom free movement for agricultural workers, beauticians, barbers, security guards

Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member countries have agreed to add agricultural workers,  security guards, barbers and beauticians to the list of persons eligible to move and work freely across the single market bloc. Regional leaders, including Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, struck the agreement at a December 3 to 4, 2018 meeting held ...

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Granger for five rounds of chemotherapy; treatment continues until next year

Ahead of President David Granger’s departure for Cuba on Tuesday for more cancer treatment, he said in all he needs five rounds of chemotherapy. He left Tuesday for Cuba’s Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) for the second of five rounds of chemotherapy. He is due to return to Guyana by weekend. The Ministry of the Presidency quoted the Guyanese leader as saying ...

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PPP’s Frank Anthony lambastes govt on drug procurement, HIV/AIDS, TB and diabetes

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Shadow Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony on Tuesday assailed the David Granger-led coalition administration for alleged bad drug importation deals, unregistered importing entities, increased prevalence of HIV/ AIDS and failure to assist the country’s estimated 60,000 diabetics with free glucometers. Anthony, who is one of his party’s presidential candidate hopefuls for the 2020 general elections, ...

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