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Gov’t again refuses to proceed with local gov’t bills

Consideration of the local government bills was once again postponed when the government declined to proceed with its business at Thursday’s sitting. The administration had wanted the sitting postponed until August 7 and had sent a letter to that effect to Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman and Opposition Leader David Granger but it was rejected on the grounds that ...

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Govt says Amaila is good deal; ruling party pickets opposition

As government was busy assuring Guyanese that they will pay less for Amaila hydro electricity and the US$840 million will be well-spent on building the facility, the youth arm of the ruling party was on the picket-line outside Parliament Building venting its anger against the opposition’s stance on the project. The estimated 100 persons, who protested under the banner of ...

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US project seeks to break gridlock, build consensus

The United States (US) is injecting US$1.5 million into a project aimed at breaking gridlock between Guyana’s opposition-controlled House and the minority Executive. American Ambassador to Guyana, Brendt Hardt told a welcome reception for the Chief of Party for the Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD), Glenn Bradbury that building bridges between the two sides would be a key objective. He ...

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Speaker ditches govt’s attempt to postpone National Assembly sitting

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman rebuffed government’s decision to postpone Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly by letter to allow for high-level talks on parliamentary matters for the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP). In a letter to Trotman advising of the postponement to August 7, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said the move was aimed at securing time to hold high-level ...

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President convenes National Stakeholders Forum to discuss threatened Amaila Project

President Donald Ramotar is scheduled to meet civil society stakeholders on Thursday as the government continues to make its case to save the US$840M Amaila Hydropower Project. The invitation to the private sector and other NGOs originated from Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira and invited them to a National Stakeholders Forum. “The President will be the host of this ...

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Amaila Falls hydro project too expensive, Guyana to get lower stake- analysts.

On the eve of a consultation by President Donald Ramotar on the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP), two financial and accounting experts on Wednesday said the facility would cost too much and an end to blackouts was not guaranteed. Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram and financial expert, Ramon Gaskin- both harsh critics of the government- poured cold water on the ...

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LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 24, 2013 – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIAT Mr. Ian Brunton says the company is taking urgent and decisive steps to address a series of challenges which have resulted in numerous flight delays and cancellations over the past few weeks. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Brunton apologised for the inconvenience caused to the airline’s ...

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