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Police considering PPP’s complaint about award of new Demerara Bridge feasibility study

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is considering the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP’s) request for a probe into Cabinet’s award of a contract to a Netherlands-headquartered company to conduct a feasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “The matter is now engaging the attention of the Guyana Police Force,” Head of SOCU, Special Assistant Police ...

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Anil Nandlall asks High Court to order imprisonment of Attorney General Basil Williams

Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall wants the High Court to order the imprisonment of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams for failing to comply with Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order that he must activate the Judicial Review Act. Nandlall is asking the High Court to order that Williams “be committed to Georgetown Prisons, Camp Street, Georgetown for such period ...

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PNCR Chairman, Basil Williams delivers stinging campaign speech

Incumbent People’s National Congress Reform Chairman, Basil Williams Friday afternoon used his welcome and opening remarks to openly campaign to retain the second highest elected post of the party. Without naming Joseph Harmon and Volda Lawrence, who were among the hundreds attending the opening of the Congress, Williams warned against outsiders influencing the process. “Comrades we must be vigilant and ...

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Ministry of Education releases CAPE, CSEC reports

The results of the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) were released Friday and it was revealed that Guyana has recorded improved performances in Mathematics and English, the Ministry of Education said in a statement The details of the performance of the nation’s children were announced today by Minister of Education, Nicolette ...

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“Some intelligent discussions” on oil wealth needed- Cathy Hughes

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes wants more public conversations about how the potential benefits of the expected massive oil earnings can be used to benefit ordinary Guyanese and says she has already raised the matter at Cabinet. In reiterating her support for poor Guyanese to receive conditional direct cash transfers from the oil revenues that are expected to begin ...

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No govt funds used to campaign for PNCR Chairmanship- Harmon

As the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Friday prepares to begin its three-day congress, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said he has not used government funds to campaign for the chairmanship of his party. “That’s not true…That’s not an accurate statement,” he said. Asked whether it was PNCR or personal resources that were being used to finance the campaigns, ...

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Ministry of Education preparing to activate emergency plan if teachers strike for increased salaries, allowances

The Ministry of Education is contemplating hiring temporary teachers or worst case scenario ordering the closure of government-run schools if teachers strike to press government for a 40 percent salary hike as part of a multi-year agreement. “Those are the technical issues related to education and I have asked my Chief Education Officer to ensure that we have all of ...

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Minister Felix distributes additional supplies to Venezuelan migrants

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix visited the Indigenous community of Khan’s Hill in the Barima-Waini Region to distribute additional supplies to the Venezuelan migrants, on Friday last. This is the minister’s second visit to the area to distribute food and sanitation supplies to migrants crossing the border from the neighbouring country, government’s Department of Public Information reported on Thursday. Two ...

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Thieves, including employee, caught red-handed carting off safe

A hardware store employe is one of three persons arrested after they and three others abandoned a safe shortly after tying up five security guards, police said. “As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot intact and escaped,” police said. The incident occurred Monday morningl ...

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Team of US Congressmen expected to visit Guyana

Seven or eight United States Congressmen are due to visit Guyana in the coming weeks, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. The date of the visit is to be announced later Thursday. He said the unnamed congressmen are due to be accompanied by several United States military officers. Harmon said the team of Congressmen would be on a “familiarisation” visit. ...

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