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Aurora Gold Mines to compensate Guyana for environmental impact

Government is negotiating a package with Guyana Goldfields to compensate for environmental degradation caused by the mining of gold at Aurora Gold Mines, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman announced Tuesday. Questioned by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians during consideration of the estimates for the 2016 National Budget, Trotman declined to say how much money is being proposed. He ...

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Konashen to become part of Guyana’s Protected Areas System

Guyana is actively considering the establishment of  a new Protected Area by adding the village of Konashen in the southern part of the country, Natural Minister Raphael Trotman announced Tuesday. Responding to questions from People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians during the consideration of proposed expenditures for 2016, he said a legal opinion has been already acquired and would be dispatched ...

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GWI “alarmed” about hospitals’ “unacceptable” disposal of medical waste

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is alarmed at the amount of medical waste, including syringes and needles, that its workers are coming into contact with while maintaining Georgetown’s sewage system “Our sanitation employees are alarmed by the amount of medical waste found in the GWI sewage tanker as well as sewage chambers outside of some hospitals,”  GWI Chief Executive Officer, Dr. ...

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Guyana’s anti-suicide campaign kicking in at schools

The Ministry of Education has embarked on a series of suicide awareness sessions in Georgetown under the theme “Choose Life- Say No to Suicide,” as Guyana continues to reel from a high incidence of persons taking their own lives.   The first such session was held Monday, 15th January, 2016 at the Central High School whose students and teachers listened to ...

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Caribbean warned about rain-related disasters after drought ends mid-year

The drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 / early 2015 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season. But in their place we should prepare for the risks of landslides and flashfloods, as the rains return. Officially, the Caribbean’s hurricane season starts on 1st June. This is the key warning from regional ...

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Constitutional Reform likely this year

Guyana’s Constitution will undergo a third reform process later this year, since it came into being in 1980. “It is envisaged that some time this year that a Constitutional Reform Commission ought to be comprised-a broad-based commission so that this process should take place,” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo told the National Assembly. Responding to questions from the opposition People’s Progressive ...

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No specific amount allocated for resuscitated Guyana People’s Milita

Although the Guyana People’s Militia has been revived,  government Monday said no specific amount of money was allocated for equipment, training and kit for that paramilitary wing that has been resuscitated by the nine-month old coalition administration. Despite repeated requests by People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Gail Teixeira, Clement Rohee and Juan Edghill; Minister of State Joseph Harmon stood his ground. “The ...

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High-tech Guyana birth certificates ordered

Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix  Monday announced that more than 300,000 Guyana birth certificates with security features have been ordered, saying that such a large number of the document was required to cope with increased demand. People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) front-bencher, Dr. Frank Anthony  queried why the need for so many birth certificates because there an estimated ...

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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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