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Budget flayed over lack of initiatives for women

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Dr Vindhya Persaud says she will be forced to withhold her support for Budget 2016 since it lacks tangible projects for the empowerment of women. Persaud made the statement as she delivered her take on the 2016 Budget during the debates on Wednesday. The third speaker for the day, the MP indicated that ...

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GAWU dumps Guysuco’s farming plan for Wales; claims workers being sent home

Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation begins shedding staff from Wales Estate ahead of its planned closure later this year, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Monday dismissed plans to provide lands to workers for farming. Reacting to the announcement by Chairman of Guysuco’s Board, Professor Clive Thomas in the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper at the weekend, GAWU ...

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Auto dealers call for review of tax structure

Guyanese auto dealers Monday called on government reconsider the import restriction on vehicles four years and older, saying that the tax structure on new vehicles would end up making it more expensive to acquire a car. “We the auto dealers of Guyana respectfully ask that the tax structure be reconsidered so that the perfect balance can be found between revenue ...

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Rescue plans for Wales floated

Rescue plans for Wales Sugar Estate have been floated, even as calls have intensified for government to commission a socio-economic study of the impact of closing that West Bank Demerara operation of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). Speaking at a panel discussion Friday night on the topic “”The Closure of Wales Estate: Are there alternatives?”, former Guysuco Chairman, Vic ...

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Solar power Agreement with Lloyd Singh inked under PPP/C administration – Ramjattan

Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has stated that an agreement for the supply of power was signed with the Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration and Hope Farm Wind Mills for the supply of renewable energy. This comes after a controversy brewed regarding the APNU+AFC administration’s engagement with the proprietor of the company Lloyd Singh, since the businessman is a known ...

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GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods seized

The Guyana Revenue Authority Wednesday said it seized almost GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods and detained a number of vehicles that were used to transport the items  in January. The seizure of the un-customed goods by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) has been is part of what the agency calls its “relentless”  pursuit of smugglers “The countrywide ...

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Drought forces water rationing in areas of Georgetown

Rationing of water being supplied to residents of Georgetown from the Shelter Belt Water Treatment Facility begins Wednesday night (3rd February, 2016) from 10 O’clock due to the current drought. The Guyana Water Inc. explains that this is as a result of another decrease in the level of the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) due to the prolonged dry season. ...

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No commitments given to Orlando Group for design of Sports Complex – Govt

Natural Resources Minister and Government Spokesperson Raphael Trotman has affirmed that the government has not given any commitments to an Orlando Architecture firm for the design of a new sports complex. This is against the backdrop of reports in international media that the company will be responsible for the design of multimillion dollar complex in Georgetown. Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. ...

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Guyana on red alert for Zika

The Guyana government has launched a multi-sectoral approach to minimize the chances of the mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading to Guyana, the Ministry of Tourism announced Wednesday. Though not deadly, scientists say the virus has caused pregnant mothers to deliver babies with small or under-developed brains. Scientists also say the virus may be spread by sexual intercourse. Authorities say one Guyanese ...

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