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Attorney General favours softer marijuana penalty; coalition parliamentarian cannot unilaterally propose amendment to narcotics act

Attorney General, Basil Williams Wednesday said he was not opposed to non-custodial sentences for very small amounts of marijuana, but a government parliamentarian on his own could not table legislation to change the law. “I think I have been an advocate for that, that certainly possession of certain amounts  should not attract custodial sentences…I thought in marginal cases considerations could ...

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Granger denies PPPC’s accusations of violating parliamentary democracy

President David Granger has defended government’s decision to ram several Bills through the National Assembly in one sitting on Thursday, in the wake of concerns by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). “That’s not railroading. We are anxious to fulfill our mandate and our responsibility and, as you know there has been a lapse in calling of Parliament for all ...

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No place for teachers engaged in sexual misconduct; committed ones must be trained, retrained- Granger

President David Granger Tuesday night said teachers involved in sexual activity with their students have no place in the profession and committed teachers must be trained and re-trained as part of a strategy to improve the quality of education. Addressing a Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) awards ceremony held at the Georgetown Club, he said teachers who misbehave, walk off the ...

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Guyana-bound geophysical survey ship helps rescue Haitians

A geophysical survey vessel  heading to Guyana to map a section of the seafloor where a huge oil deposit has been discovered helped rescue 54 Haitians who were aboard a malfunctioning boat, “We found a boat that was adrift with 54 Haitians on it so we helped rescue those guys and got The Bahamian Defence Force and the US (United ...

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Exxon-Mobil mapping seafloor in preparation to evaluate significant oil deposit

United States oil-giant, Exxon-Mobil, is about to study the condition of the seafloor before constructing the required infrastructure to evaluate a significant oil deposit that has been discovered offshore Guyana , the company’s Venture Operations Manager, Dave Puls said Tuesday. “You all know that we made a discovery at Liza last year and this is one of the things we are ...

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The University of Guyana wins ‘100,000 Strong in the Americas’ funding for Study Abroad with support from ExxonMobil

GEORGETOWN– The White House, U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced nine new 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants sponsored by ExxonMobil to support university partnerships and new study abroad programs at an event with Vice President Joe Biden. That announcement was made in a release by the American Embassy ...

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Public sector bonus welcomed but Guyanese worse off- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed Monday’s disclosure by government of a GYD$50,000 (approx US$235.00) one-off tax-free bonus but at the same time argued that Guyanese are worse off because of the scrapping of a number of benefits and that sugar workers were yet to be paid  their Annual Production Incentive (API). “While some public servants will benefit from the $50,000 ...

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Fired Guyana Chronicle General Manager was contracted to carry out political wishes

The now fired General Manager of the Guyana Chronicle was being paid more than GYD$624,000 monthly to, among other things, contractually carry out the wishes of the then political directorate. Michael Gordon’s duties and responsibilities included “Keeping in place an effective organizational structure, support system and mechanisms that will ensure the organisation achieves its objectives as determined by the political ...

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Government announces $50,000.00 tax free payment for Public Sector Workers

The Ministry of Finance wishes to announce that a one off tax free payment of fifty thousand ($50,000.) will be made to all active public sector workers earning less than five hundred thousand dollars($500,000.) monthly. This payment will be effected in December. Some 30,700 public sector workers including nurses, teachers, members of the Disciplined Services and semi-autonomous agencies will benefit.

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