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EU wants budget support funds spent on sugar industry

The government and the European Union on Thursday signed an agreement which would see some 23.35 million euros coming Guyana’s way as part of EU support in the wake of the removal of the preferential status previously enjoyed by African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar producers in EU markets. The financing is the penultimate one in what was a deal ...

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UG workers to be paid late again

For a second straight month, University of Guyana workers are not going to be paid on time because the tertiary institution does not have sufficient money. A circular to all staff issued on Thursday by Personnel Officer Jeffrey Walcott states that every effort is being made to pay salaries by June 25.  “Since we have received an inadequate subvention, we ...

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Three BOSAI workers killed in vehicular accident

Three employees of the Chinese-owned bauxite entity, BOSAI Mining Company, were Thursday killed in an accident near a mine site. Dead are Michael Williams, 45 , of  Coomaka Mines, Linden; Trenton Gardner, 62, of Industrial Area, Linden; and Kester Grant, of Block 22, Wismar. Fabian Anthony and Marlon Pollydore have been admitted to the Mackenzie Hospital in serious condition Reports ...

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Couple robbed, two arrested

Two of three men, who were allegedly involved in a robbery on the West Coast Berbice, have been arrested and a quantity of cash and phone cards found in their possession. Police said that one toy gun was found in the car that the men were travelling in. Investigators said that at about 11:20 AM Wednesday, Rosaline Ayube, 41 years, ...

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UPDATED: Fire near GT prisons destroys two restaurants

An early Thursday morning fire left four persons homeless and 16 others without a job. The blaze destroyed the locally owned Supreme Food Court and Food Lion owned by Chinese nationals. The homeless include Nigel Ritch, his wife, 10-year old child a 22-year old British niece who has been visiting since last Friday. She lost her possessions including her passport ...

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Feasibility study for new Demerara Harbour Bridge completed

The feasibility study for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) has been completed and proposed locations will be identified in time Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon. He told reporters on Wednesday that the study was not yet before the Cabinet. “Our expectation is that the study will soon be before Cabinet, and on that basis decisions would soon be made ...

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Indonesians in forced labour on Guyana-registered vessels; US honours Women Miners President for TIP fight

Even as the United States urged Guyana to put an end to forced labour of Indonesians aboard Guyana-flagged fishing vessels, a local campaigner against Trafficking In Persons has been honoured by American Secretary of State John Kerry. President of the Guyana Women Miners Association (GWMO), Simona Broomes credited the US’ annual TIP report for creating greater consciousness about the phenomenon ...

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Opposition Leader, Finance Minister excluded from budget cut case; APNU unhappy

Chief Justice Ian Chang on Wednesday ruled that Opposition Leader David Granger and Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh should be excluded from last year’s budget cuts court case because they enjoyed immunity as parliamentarians. However, Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman remains a party in the case. Justice Chang also ruled that Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr. ...

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CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Guyana two months to pass upgraded laws against financial crimes before the global watchdog considers the country’s fate in November, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. Addressing the opening of a workshop on Guidelines for the 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism, he said the parliamentary select ...

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Broadcasters to pay at least $2.5M for annual licence fee

Broadcasters will have to pay an annual licencing fee of no less than $2.5M, says Chairperson of the Board of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) Bibi Shadick. At a news conference on Wednesday she explained that the Broadcasting Act makes provision for a licence fee to be set by the minister. “The decision of Cabinet was the annual licence ...

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