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Crackdown on fake Aji; authorities warn it’s bad for your health

The Food and Drug Department has been seizing fake  Aji-No-Moto which is of a different colour and is being sold cheaper than the original product and bad for consumers’ health. The Department of the Government Analyst says it has since seized and removed the counterfeited Ajinomoto from several stalls and supermarkets in the lower East Coast area, but was recently ...

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Possible rebirth of AFC at City Hall, says Henry Jeffrey; Kissoon disagrees, says it’s “council dynamics”

Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey believes that the diverging views of Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on the intended parking meter project signals a possible rebirth of the Alliance for Change (AFC), at the level of the City Council – a view opposed by Freddie Kissoon. “It could possibly be a rebirth of the AFC to keep themselves ...

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Council outraged over Parking Meters fiasco; wants explanation from Mayor

As concerns continue to mount over an impending contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and two companies for the installation of Parking Meters in Georgetown; Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene may have additional questions to answer. Greene , Town Clerk Royston King and Councillors Oscar Clarke and Junior Garette are currently in Mexico on a trip related to the installation ...

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Lobby begins for Guyana to produce industrial hemp

A group of Guyanese has begun lobbying government for approval to produce and export industrial hemp, a plant that belongs to the same family as marijuana, to help create a large number of jobs. Head of the Guyana Hemp Association, Turhane Doerga says he is confident at least 5,000 jobs will be generated in the first year and earn income ...

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Govt adviser backs Deputy Mayor in opposing virtual shell parking meter companies

Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan’s strong objection to the companies approved to provide parking meter services in Georgetown on Sunday attracted unqualified support from a government adviser. Ruel Johnson, who is the Cultural Policy Adviser to the Minister of Education, Culture, endorsed Duncan’s position that the companies barely exist and have no track record to provide parking meter services in any ...

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Hope Canal cost more than publicly stated

The Hope Canal Project, which was piloted by the PPP government, is estimated to have cost $4.1 billion – over GYD$700 million more than the then Government had announced. This was revealed in the audit report of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). The authority had also contributed over GYD$257 million towards the project which was substantively funded from ...

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“These giants do not belong in pepper pot and souse”- President Granger

Guyanese are being encouraged to protect rather than consume the country’s wildlife. Addressing a State Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan Saturday night, President David Granger listed a number of “giant” wild animals that are unique to Guyana. “These giants do not belong in pepper pot and souse,” he said to loud applause. “You hear me? These giants are ...

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UG to establish School of Energy and Mines

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The University of Guyana (UG) plans to establish a School of Energy and Mines, a move that has been welcomed by investors in those extractive industries. UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said a feasibility study would be conducted to determine how best that tertiary institution could match the demands of mining and expected oil production. ...

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Gaskin, Hughes weigh in on transfer of tourism portfolio

Outgoing Tourism Minister, Cathy Hughes agrees that that sector needs its own separate ministry but she personally believes that there was caution because of concerns about the large number of ministries. Emphasising that those were her personal views, she said discussions focused more on the number of ministries instead of the key sectors. “There was such a major focus on who ...

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Guyana Power and Light to phase out fossil fuel generators

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica Guyana’s state-owned power company is pushing ahead with plans to phase out fossil fuel electricity generators and replace them with solar farms and other renewable energy sources, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson announced Friday in New York. ‘As our existing thermal generators become redundant we will be replacing them with renewables,” he said. He was one ...

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