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“There is no crisis” – Norton, Frank Anthony thrash out “drug shortages”

Public Health Minister Dr George Norton and his shadow Dr Frank Anthony went head to head on Tuesday’s sitting of the National Assembly over reports of a drug shortage at several medical institutions across Guyana. While Opposition MP Dr Frank Anthony emphatically argued that there was shortage of some essential medication, Dr Norton defended the government with the same vigour ...

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No salary, diplomatic passports for honorary; other Advisors earn hefty salaries

The APNU+AFC administration has clarified that thirty-three persons appointed as Honorary Ministerial Advisors are working for free and without diplomatic passports. This was confirmed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who was responding to questions raised in the National Assembly by Opposition members of Parliament. The names of the 33 members appointed are as follows: Ronald Albert, Rohan Somar, Joycelyn ...

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New Jubilee parade route better for children – Henry

After the Ministry of Education announced a change in the route for the Jubilee Float parade on Monday – days before the actual event – there has been widespread concern about the issue including the fact that it is much shorter. The Ministry on Monday said the costume bands participating in the Jubilee Float Parade will now assemble at the ...

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PPP hails police; calls for Crime Chief to be promoted

After months of saying that the APNU+AFC is not doing enough to address crime in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party is now hailing the Guyana Police Force for its work and calling for the promotion of Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum. On Monday, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said that much to their credit, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Police Force ...

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Broomes should go – says Transparency International

Transparency International says that the case of conflict of interest involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes is real and she should be moved from the Ministry. The statement comes on the heels of a report carried on Demerara Waves which details that the Minister has present personal interests in the mining community. Information has surfaced showing that she applied ...

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GGDMA raps gov’t over state of mining sector

With the mining industry nearing a crisis situation, small and medium scale miners are asking that the APNU+AFC administration do more to address several important concerns and put measures in place to protect them. Ever since the price for the raw commodity began falling on the international market several calls have been made for successive governments to so something to ...

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City entrance gets new Independence Arch

The southern entrance to the capital city of Georgetown at Agricola, East Bank Demerara is now adorned by a new 50th anniversary Independence Arch, compliments of local company Banks DIH. Assembled at a cost of $20M, the arch rests close to 200ft in the air and is decorated with Guyana’s 50th Independence logo and the national flag. Banks DIH Chairman, ...

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Pedestrian overpasses for East Bank corridor

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that the Government has plans to build   overpasses at strategic locations on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). On Friday morning, Patterson told a gathering at Agricola that a significant upgrade to the East Bank thoroughfare will be the creation of three pedestrian overpasses and a fly- over at Diamond “The pedestrian overhead ...

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Granger prepared to move Broomes again if conflict interest arises

  After being moved from the Ministry of Social Protection in a cabinet reshuffle in January, the Minister Simona Broomes may once again find herself being shuffled should a conflict of interest arise with her at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Broome’s the Junior Natural Resources Minister is currently the subject of public scrutiny after transferring mining assets to her ...

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