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Guyana looks at T&T’s pepper success

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).- Guyana is looking at T&T’s model of hot pepper production and the sharing of production of marketing information and exchange facilities by Caroni Green Limited (CGL) and personnel from the Agriculture Committee of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana. This follows a visit by Beni Sankar, chairman of the PSC’s Agriculture Committee, who visited CGL’s Mon Jaloux farm ...

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Republic Day: President urges unity to fight social ills, secure political cooperation

President David Granger Tuesday- Republic Day- urged Guyanese to unite in their fight against several social ills including drug abuse and violence, even as he called for greater cooperation by political parties. “We must, in 2016, narrow the differences and divisions between our political parties through the promotion of dialogue and the intensification of political cooperation and consensus-based decision-making,” he ...

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Gov’t cannot rule out sole-sourcing of drugs, medical supplies

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton Monday could not rule out sole-sourcing of drugs and medical supplies, although he said the aim is to have open competitive bidding. Responding to questions from Dr. Frank Anthony, a medical doctor, during consideration of the 2016 budget estimates, he said no guarantee could be given that government would not purchase drugs from one ...

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No 20 percent salary hike, 50K bonus for police in 2016 budget

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2016 budget does not cater for another GYD$50,000 bonus or a 20 percent increase in salaries. An estimated GYD$4.1 billion have been set aside for the payment of emoluments. Ramjattan was at the time responding to questions from Shadow Public Security Minister, Clement Rohee and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Joseph Hamilton ...

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“I will abide by it”- Felix on Chief Justice’s ruling

Days after Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled that Minister of Government Keith Scott and Winston Felix should not sit in Guyana’s National Assembly, Felix has declared he will abide by the decision handed down by the Chief Justice. Chang had ruled that the two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the ...

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Water, housing woes to top complaints as Meet the Public flies into Lethem

As persons from Region Nine continue to pour into the Tabatinga Sports Ground awaiting the arrival of high level government officials, it is anticipated that the water crisis will be the number 1 complaint. Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told Demerara Waves that water, along with housing development will top the list of complaints. Guyana is currently experiencing a dry spell ...

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Guns surrendered under Gun Amnesty to be reissued legally

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has declared that firearms surrendered under the Gun Amnesty Project can be reissued to persons. Speaking specifically to residents of Lethem in the Government's meet the Public Day, Nagamootoo stated that the firearms can be reissued once the legal work is done. In 2015 the Public Security Ministry launched a massive gun amnesty program for persons ...

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Govt to appeal decision against Scott, Felix

Attorney General, Basil Williams has signaled that government would be appealing a High Court decision that two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the APNU+AFC’s list of candidates. “We totally reject that decision as being erroneous in point of law and we are going to challenge that decision,” he said in ...

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UN to send another border fact-finding mission to Guyana

Guyana remains optimistic that United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon will refer the border controversy with Venezuela for a juridical settlement, even as he prepares to dispatch another fact-fining mission to Georgetown. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said a United Nations team would shortly visit Georgetown and Caracas. “The SG will at some point in the near future send ...

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