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Commissioner of Information has no staff, office but asked to report on his work

Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo says the Commissioner of Information, Retired Justice Charles Ramson Snr. has not reported on his work in recent years, and at the same time he noted that Ramson has no office or staff. In considering the 2017 current and capital expenditures for several agencies under the Prime Minister’s Office, Nagamootoo remarked that he had written Ramson ...

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PM Nagamootoo grilled on unspecified $80M budget 2017 allocation for his office

An $80M figure allocated for the Office of the Prime Minister with an unnamed budgetary specification was identified by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo as monies reserved for the Office of the Commissioner of Information, the Department of Governance, as well as the constitutional reform process. Of the monies budgeted, PM Nagamootoo told the Committee of Supply as budget 2017 questions ...

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Citizenship Ministry completes computerisation of 1987-1997 birth certificates; $191M budgeted for 1886 to 1986 certificates

The Citizenship Ministry, according to subject minister Winston Felix, is currently engaged in a computerisation of national birth certificates. Minister Felix told the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly today that out of $194M budgeted for the computerisation project, some $3M has been spent on computerising years 1987-1997. Meanwhile, the remaining $191M will be used for the computerisation of ...

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MP Edghill ‘red flags’ $100M increase for 11 new contract employees at Presidency Ministry

An increase of $100M in monies allocated for contracted employees under policy and administration at the Ministry of the Presidency in budget 2017 was put under the microscope today in the Committee of Supply by the Opposition MP Juan Edghill. “There was a budgetary shortfall which is now being properly addressed,” Minister Harmon responded to Edghill’s question in the Committee ...

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No new Cabinet faces for the New Year- Pres. Granger

President David Granger has ruled out bringing in new Cabinet ministers for the New Year, saying that he is satisfied with the performance of his ministers who reflect the make-up of the coalition. “The team has remained intact although their functions have been modified and I feel confident going into 2017 with the same team,” he said on this week’s ...

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Hamilton Green’s future chairmanship of Central Housing and Planning Authority uncertain

Hamilton Green’s Chairmanship of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) may soon come to an end, but the Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan was Monday virtually evasive on the issue. Green told Demerara Waves Online News on Sunday “no comment” when asked whether he would be soon demitting office. “I’ll demit office at the appropriate time.” Well-placed ...

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Pres. Granger to Diaspora: “I love the Diaspora” but urges “do more than talk” and invest in villages

President David Granger on Sunday recognised the role of the Guyanese Diaspora in his election to office, but at the same time he called on them to stop writing and help develop the country. Addressing the commissioning of the US$400,000 upgraded Buxton Gas station, he dedicated small but significant parts of his presentation to highlight the importance of overseas-based Guyanese ...

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Roman Catholic Church calls for Granger-Jagdeo talks to heal Guyana

The Roman Catholic Church in Guyana  has called on President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet urgently to map a plan of action aimed at healing the nation. The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Roman Catholic Church expressed concern that a range of issues, which have surfaced during the past 18 months, threaten reconciliation and trust ...

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Jagdeo shackled sugar to a deathbed, this Gov’t saved it with $31B- PM Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said the $31B injected to save the sugar industry from its death-bed under the PPP should debunk claims that this government is not interested in the sugar industry. “They came like a discordant choir,” PM Nagamootoo told the National Assembly in the absence of the opposition PPP, “they didn’t recognise the courage it takes to embrace ...

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Wales Estate workers receive severance pay; not a “pick-pocket” budget – PM Nagamootoo

Almost 100 sacked workers at the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) Wales Estate  have received GY$80.1 million in severance pay, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced on Friday. He said after the monies were paid to the 93 former workers at the Wales Estate, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) that had brought a court case against the company for ...

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