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Legal Affairs Ministry likely to buy nearby land for extension

The Guyana government is eyeing two plots of land to expand the building that houses the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Legal Affairs. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says government hopes to negotiate the purchase of two lots of land south of the current building to extend the current building. He told the House that ...

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Attorney General, Anil Nandlall square off over ‘vehicle fraud’

A heated exchange between Attorney General Basil Williams and his predecessor Anil Nandlall in the National Assembly on Tuesday as the Attorney General alleged that there were moves afoot to defraud the state of millions. Williams was questioned as to the allocations made for the purchase of a vehicle in 2015 and he revealed that the Government had budgeted over ...

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Millions for restoration of Botanical Gardens

The Budget for the National Resources Ministry was approved in the Committee of Supply on Tuesday with millions of dollars being allocated for the restoration of the Botanical Gardens. The monies budgeted under Capital Projects of the Ministry of Natural Resources will be funneled through the National Parks Commission for the Botanical Gardens. Among other things, the move to restore ...

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Guyana’s anti-suicide campaign kicking in at schools

The Ministry of Education has embarked on a series of suicide awareness sessions in Georgetown under the theme “Choose Life- Say No to Suicide,” as Guyana continues to reel from a high incidence of persons taking their own lives.   The first such session was held Monday, 15th January, 2016 at the Central High School whose students and teachers listened to ...

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Caribbean warned about rain-related disasters after drought ends mid-year

The drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 / early 2015 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season. But in their place we should prepare for the risks of landslides and flashfloods, as the rains return. Officially, the Caribbean’s hurricane season starts on 1st June. This is the key warning from regional ...

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PPP raises concerns over architectural changes to State House

Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira has raised some concerns over the proposed infrastructural changes to State House, urging government to protect the architectural integrity of the building. This is after State Minister Joseph Harmon revealed that as part of Government’s capital projects for 2016, some sweeping changes are planned for State House and the ...

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Govt promises to scrap contract employment but refuses to say when “You can’t force it out of us”- Felix

The Guyana government Monday promised to scrap the employment of workers on contract, but refused to tell the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) when that would be done. “This policy is coming to zero. We will decide that. You can’t force it out of us,” said Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix during consideration of the estimates of expenditure ...

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Appearance of SOCU under MOTP triggers uproar

 As the considerations of the estimates for Budget 2016 continued on Monday afternoon, there was a brief uproar in the House as the Opposition questioned the appearance of the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) under the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP). SOCU, is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) which should appear under the Ministry of Public ...

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House clashes over increase of contracted workers

The considerations for Budget 2016 commenced on Monday with a clash between the Government and Opposition side of the House over an increase in contractual workers under the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP). State Minister Joseph Harmon, in the Committee of Supply was questioned on the names and designations of the four highest and lowest paid persons employed under MOTP. ...

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