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100% of Guyana’s productive forest “shared out” – Trotman

Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has revealed that all of Guyana’s productive forest areas was “shared out” under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration. Productive forest has been defined as forestland capable of producing forest products of at least 20 cubic feet per acre per year. Trotman made the revelation while delivering his contribution to the Budget 2016 in the ...

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Trotman calls out Jagdeo over “disrespect” to Finance Minister

Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has called out the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo over his absence at the presentation of Budget 2016. Trotman making speaking in the National Assembly on Thursday declared that the move by Jagdeo to absent himself from the Opposition benches at the time of the presentation of the Budget by Finance Minister Winston Jordan ...

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Budget enables gov’t to “live large, comfortable” – Manickchand

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand says that she cannot support the 2016 Budget presented to the National Assembly by Finance Minister Winston Jordan since it doesn’t cater for all of Guyana. Dubbing the budget a “stagnation budget” Manickchand delivered a blast of feral proportions to the Government. “From what is said in the budget I think we can garner what ...

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Guyana says Venezuela attempting to derail UN resolution process

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister and Vice President Carl Greenidge Thursday accused the Nicolas Maduro led government of Venezuela of attempting to derail a process that would lead to the resolution of a current border controversy. Greenidge announced plans to lodge complaints with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and the Security Council  about a speech by Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Delcy ...

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UG reaches out to private sector, diaspora for support

As part of plans to transform the University of Guyana to keep it relevant with courses that are in demand, the University is making a pitch and inviting persons from the private sector and the diaspora to get onboard. Under the leadership of UG’s Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris the University has embarked on a project that would see collaborations with ...

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Opadeyi bids adieu to three “very successful” years at UG

Regaled as one of the most controversial Vice Chancellors that the University of Guyana has ever seen, Professor Jacob Opadey’s contract with the Guyana Government has expired and is bidding farewell to the publicly funded institution. Opadeyi, already replaced by Acting Vice Chancellor Barbara Reynolds, is currently in his last week at the University and says that he is looking ...

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Rates and taxes to be increased after Local Govt Elections

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan Wednesday night signaled that residents in towns and neighbourhoods would  eventually have to pay increased rates and taxes after properties are re-valued following the upcoming Local Government Elections. “Of all of the factors, money is the most important one and therefore determining and establishing the revenue base  if Councils is a priority,” he said. In ...

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Aquaculture, livestock farms among plans for Wales

Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder has unveiled that among other things there are plans in place to study the possibility of opening an aquaculture and livestock farm among others at the Wales Sugar Estate. This is after Government had announced that it plans to close the Wales Sugar Factory at the end of 2016 since it would be unable to upkeep ...

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Rodney COI report dropped off to AG’s Secretary; Williams says move ‘disrespectful’

The final report from the Commissioners on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) was dropped off to the Confidential Secretary of the Attorney General Basil Williams. Williams on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that the document was dropped off in a “disrespectful” manner. Reports indicate that shortly after dropping off the report, the three Commissioners proceeded to leave the Guyana. Williams ...

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