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Invest in Region 10 – MP Figueira urges private sector

APNU+AFC  Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira has urged that the private sector take the opportunity to make investments in Region 10 – Upper Demerara Upper Berbice. Figueira, the Region 10 Regional representative, stated that under the new APNU+AFC administration, the region has seen renewed growth and investment potential. “I would like to take this opportunity to invite members of the ...

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“No more slush funds”- Henry

The APNU+AFC administration has declared that there will be no more slush funds and monies will not be handed out to persons in any flippant manner. This declaration was made by Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry who as at the time making specific reference to issues at the former Culture Youth and Sport Ministry. She indicated that in 2014, more ...

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Speaker upbraids Neendkumar, Cornel Damon

After disregarding cautions issued by the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland during the debates on Monday, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) Cornel Damon was upbraided on Tuesday afternoon. On Monday as Damon rose to give his contributions to the Budget, he began to invoke the name of the President in his remark. The Speaker ...

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“Disappointed” Health Minister to replace GPHC Chairman charged in New York

Health Minister, Dr. George Norton says he is “disappointed” that the newly-appointed Chairman of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Dr. Noel Blackman has been arrested and charged with illegally issuing prescriptions for a powerful painkiller in New York. Norton said already steps are being taken to replace Blackman as Chairman of the GPHC’s Board.  Sources said Dr. Max Hanoman, ...

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Former Health Minister Blackman arrested in New York for alleged illegal prescription of narcotic painkiller

United States Federal authorities arrested a former Minister of Health of Guyana, Noel Blackman who they suspect illegally prescribed vast amounts of oxycodone — 365,000 pills in 2015 — in a drug-dealing enterprise spanning three states. Blackman was recently appointed to chair the Board of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The New York Newsday reported that Federal authorities arrested the ...

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Bicycle bandit nabbed after robbing minibus driver, passenger

A man will soon find himself before the courts on charges of armed robbery after he held up a minibus driver and a passenger at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). According to a police report just after noon on Monday, minibus driver Ameer Karim passenger Trevor Blackett were attacked and robbed at Providence, by a man who ...

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‘No ink’ delays Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report

The presentation of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to President David Granger on Monday hit a snag because the ink being used to print the document has finished. “Commissioner of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry,Sir Richard Cheltenham did not submit the COI Report to President David Granger, as was scheduled to happen today. Sir Cheltenham reported that ...

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“Turnkey houses, Duplexes and Condominiums” – Major overhauls planned for Housing Sector

Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson has revealed that there will be some major developments in the Housing Sector in the near future as the government moves to modernize the sector. Valerie, appointed to her post just over a month ago, passionately delivered her contribution to the 2016 Budget debates indicating that what she has so far encountered has made her ...

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GAWU dumps Guysuco’s farming plan for Wales; claims workers being sent home

Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation begins shedding staff from Wales Estate ahead of its planned closure later this year, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Monday dismissed plans to provide lands to workers for farming. Reacting to the announcement by Chairman of Guysuco’s Board, Professor Clive Thomas in the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper at the weekend, GAWU ...

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