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Guyana Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Health Ministry partner with First Lady to give ‘gift of hearing’

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Thursday met with a representative of the Guyana Foundation, a team from Starkey Hearing Foundation and a representative from the Ministry of Health, to discuss strategies for the implementation of a programme to outfit persons who are hearing impaired with hearing aids. Mr. Anthony Autar, Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation; Mr. Derek T. Johnson, ...

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Four faculties for Public Service Staff College

The proposed Public Service Staff College will have four faculties that will produce graduates with university level qualifications, President David Granger announced at the weekend. The Head of State announced that the college is expected to have four faculties: International Relations (Foreign Service), Defence, Public Administration and Information Technology. “I have no interest in having an unprofessional Public Service… I ...

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ExxonMobil spuds Guyana appraisal

(UPSTREAMONLINE.COM).-ExxonMobil has spudded its highly anticipated appraisal of the Liza oil discovery off Guyana. The US supermajor has also begun seismic work on the adjacent Canje block after completing a farm-in deal. Drillship Stena Carron has spudded the Liza-2 appraisal after sailing to ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block off Guyana from the Canary Islands, where it had been idle for more than ...

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Opposition slams tax waiver for artistes, increased income tax threshold

Steps Friday by government to legalise the eligibility of regional and international artistes for tax waivers and the hike in the income tax threshold came in for sharp criticism by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). In opening debate on amendments to the Income Tax Act, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said the law would remove discretion in granting tax ...

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Illegal guns could skyrocket with higher license costs – Rohee tells House

As the Parliamentary debate on the increases to firearm licenses commenced in the National Assembly on Friday, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament pleaded with the government to reconsider the “draconian” increases to firearm licenses. With the amendments to the Firearm License legislation, the fee for a shotgun license is to be raised from $2000 to $5000; the cost ...

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BREAKING: Bandit shot dead by accomplice

A bandit was Thursday night shot dead by his accomplice while during a robbery at a GuyOil gas station at Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred shortly after 8 PM. Sources said one of the bandits fired a shot to scare persons, but instead the bullet struck his accomplice. Well-placed sources said the assailant escaped with two pouches of cash ...

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UNASUR invites President Granger to join South American Defence Council – to speak on security, defence of small nations

Secretary-General of the Union of South American States (UNASUR), Mr Ernesto Samper Thursday invited President David Granger to join the South American Defence Council and to speak on the issues of Security and Defence in relation to small States and the Caribbean. During the meeting, which was held at the Ministry of the Presidency, the Secretary-General also pledged to foster ...

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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that the Commission was paying a lot of attention to hearsay evidence ...

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“SOCU being kicked about like a political football” – British expert says unit needs resources

Financial Investigation Expert Sam Sittlington has decried the manner in which Guyana’s political leadership is addressing matters concerning the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), while calling for more to be done in terms of investment for the Unit. Sittlington, who recently completed a five week advisory partnership with SOCU, highlighted the concern at a British High Commission press conference ...

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Brazil’s Foreign Minister to visit Guyana next week

Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Mauro Vieira is due to visit Guyana  next week to hold talks with top officials here on a wide range of cooperation, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Wednesday. Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo De Paula Wednesday paid a courtesy call to President David Granger to update him on the arrangements for the visit of Brazil’s Foreign Minister, ...

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