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Opposition Leader releases names of nominees for new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday released the names of the six nominees for new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He said the names were submitted to President David Granger earlier Wednesday after extensive consultations with civil society organisations. They are Governance and Conflict Resolution Consultant Lawrence Lachmansingh, Business Executive Ramesh Dookhoo;  former Chief of Staff of the ...

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Vandalism will trigger parking meter alarms; paid parking begins on January 9

Despite lingering opposition to the introduction of parking meters in Georgetown, the company – Smart City Solutions (SMS)- on Wednesday said it was prepared for vandals because the high-tech meters will trigger alarms remotely on impact. Amir Oren Managing Director of Business Development (Global Operations) sought to dispel concerns about vandalism because none of the meters would contain cash. “It ...

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Govt budgets GY$250 million to build new drugs bond

The Ministry of Public Health will this year construct a new bond to store medical supplies, even as it has allocated GYD$150 million to next year continue renting the controversial bond at Sussex Street, Albouystown from a businessman. During consideration of the 2017 Budget estimates of expenditure, Public Health Minister George Norton announced that GYD$250 million have been set aside ...

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Gov’t budgets for 2017 rental of $12.5M monthly Sussex Street drug bond- Health Minister Norton

Despite Cabinet’s  intention to review the contract for the controversial $12M monthly Sussex Street drug bond, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton disclosed in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly that the $12M monthly bond will still be rented for the year 2017. $180M has been budgeted for rental of buildings in 2017 by the Public Health Ministry’s under ...

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911 Emergency phones operational by early 2017, says Public Security Minister Ramjattan

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan expects the 911 Emergency numbers will be functioning effectively by early 2017, with some 12 officers to be trained for work on a shift system. Some $250M was allocated in budget 2017 for equipment for the Guyana Police Force, an allocation which prompted Opposition MP Juan Edghill to question whether the 911 service will benefit, ...

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Minister Scott hints at FITUG, GTUC ‘impotence’ while grilled on $24M for Guyana National Co-op Union Ltd

Government has allocated $24M to the Guyana National Cooperative Union Limited (GNCU) under the Labour division of the Social Protection Ministry sparking many questions on the body supposedly located at Waterloo Street between Middle and Quamina Streets. Opposition MP Juan Edghill questioned Labour Minister Keith Scott in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly on what criteria was used to ...

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$500M increase in budget 2017 for Guyana contributions to int’l organisations

Guyana’s contribution to international organisations has increased by some $500M in the 2017 budgeted estimates for the Foreign Ministry. The increase raised some questions from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira today in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly. Teixeira noted the increases were for this country’s payments to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CARICOM Competition Commission, CARICOM Implementing ...

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Opposition Chief Whip urges Foreign Minister to justify $200M hike in foreign contract employees

Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has asked Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge to justify a $200M increase in the amount allocated for contract employees under the Foreign Policy Promotions for the Foreign Ministry’s 2017 budget. The increases, according to Minister Greenidge in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly, “reflects almost all the new postings in terms of Principal Foreign Officers ...

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Minister Greenidge confident in UN chief’s recommendation for Venezuela border controversy

While the Guyana Government hoped for a resolution to the border controversy with Venezuela before UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon demitted office at the end of this year, Guyanese officials will settle for a 12-month application of the Good Offices process before the controversy is referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “It has been a year which ...

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Finance Minister says low oil price$$ benefited ‘troublemaker’ GPL; Jagdeo says customers never felt it

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) continues to be, in the words of Prime Minister Nagamootoo “a black hole,” according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who was asked today to account for the performance of state agencies during his 2016 review. Turning his attention to the Guyana Power & Light Inc (GPL), which continues to be a thorn in the side ...

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