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Small Business Bureau to provide easier, smaller loans to farmers, others

The way in which small businesses, including farmers, can easier draw down funding from the government-run Small Business Bureau is to be overhauled because Norway’s financing is beset by cumbersome conditions, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Speaking with residents at Wales-Patentia at a recent outreach to meet with sugar industry workers and residents, he said President David Granger has ...

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Ministry probes ‘drug crisis’ at GPHC

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Public Health has launched a full scale investigation into the recent ‘drug crisis’ at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that led to that entity having to procure in excess of half a billion dollars in drugs from pre-selected suppliers as a result of a shortage of drugs at the entity. This was confirmed ...

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APNU-aligned councillors vote to consider legal opinion on suspending parking meter bylaw

Most A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillors Monday afternoon voted to  delay whether City Hall should approve an order by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to suspend the parking meter bylaws. City Hall will likely consider the matter at its next meeting to be held before month-end APNU Councillor, Heston Bostwick moved a motion that legal advice received by ...

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PPP rallies supporters in sugar belt to “struggle” against closure of estates

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its call for sugar industry workers to “struggle” against the closure or scaling down of several estates, saying the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) can be revived to supply refined sugar, ethanol, distilled rum and electricity. Addressing about 300 persons at the Rose Hall Martyrs monument, former President, Donald Ramotar accused ...

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Board of Industrial training graduates 69 in Linden

Sixty Nine youths from  Region 10 graduated from the National Training Programme for Youth Empowerment (NTPYE) executed by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The graduation which was held on Friday at the Linden Technical Institute saw the attendance of Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection Keith Scott, Assistant Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce, Region ...

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Metered parking bylaw officially suspended

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Friday immediately suspended metered parking in Georgetown for three months, a move that acting Mayor Sherod Duncan welcomed and announced that he would summon an extraordinary statutory Council meeting to ratify Cabinet’s decision. The Georgetown Metered Parking (Suspension) Order 2017, signed by Bulkan, states that “It is declared that the Mayor and Councillors of ...

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Meeting with Wales Estate workers erupts into raucous over severance pay; govt details sugar diversification plan

A meeting between top government ministers and Wales Sugar Estate workers on Friday erupted into a raucous session, despite repeated assurances that their main demands for severance pay would be addressed by government. “We are not here to simply make things written in stone. We are going to take all of that… and we are going to take it to ...

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Parking meter contract provides for suspension on gov’ts order

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday hinted that the contract provides for Smart City Solution to halt parking meter operations, if City Hall does not heed Cabinet’s call for a 90-day suspension of paid parking. Quite hopeful that the 30-member Council would support Cabinet’s desire to put a brake on the system of paid parking to allow for renegotiation ...

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Govt outlaws parking meters on Water Street, other streets

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has effectively banned parking meters on Water Street where several of them have been erected and Smart City Solutions (SCS) continues to enforce the bylaws by clamping/booting and towing away vehicles. Meters have been erected in the vicinity of Fogarty’s,  Muneshwers, Republic Bank and Guyana Stores, but now the Ministry of Public Infrastructure says it ...

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Venezuela says oil operations in Guyana violates agreement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Caribbean Media Corporation) — The Energy and Petroleum Commission in Venezuela has rejected the oil operations in Guyana’s Essequibo region. According to a report in El Nacional — a Venezuelan newspaper, the Energy and Petroleum Commission of its National Assembly said that it is convinced that the ongoing oil exploration violates the Geneva agreement of 1966 and Article ...

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