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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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US woman tests positive for Zika after travelling from Guyana

[Columbus Dispatch] – Two more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio, one involving a Licking County man who was in Haiti while another involves a woman that travelled from Guyana. That brings to four the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health in the past week. None was contracted in Ohio. The newest ...

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Rohee wants official declaration on GINA coverage

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says he wants an official statement from the Government Information Agency (GINA) relative to the coverage of the PPP in Parliament. This is after President David Granger, in an announcement that shocked many, stated that GINA should also give coverage to the Opposition PPP in the National Assembly and not ...

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16-year old Eccles lad is Guyana’s second Zika victim

A 16-year-old lad from Eccles on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) has been confirmed as Guyana's second case of the Zika virus. This was confirmed by Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton who said he lad was one of 88 persons tested for the virus recently. He said "the last batch was received on Friday and unfortunately one ...

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“We are a government of grown-ups” – Jordan defends “geriatric” gov’t

Throughout the week there has been several heckles and statements made by Opposition Members of Parliament branding the APNU+AFC government as a “government of geriatrics.” However, on the final day of the debates, as Finance Minister Winston Jordan did a “wind up” of his presentation, he defended the age of the Government to which he belongs. He said that the ...

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Bogus Exec Jet Club owner loses case to use cash-jet pilot’s hangar at CJIA

The High Court has blocked a man from using a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport  Corporation (CJIAC) to continue the operations of Exec Jet Club which is owned by a Guyanese pilot now facing charges in the United States for bulk cash smuggling and cocaine trafficking. High Court Judge, Dianna Insanally, in the course of ruling, said Deolall Gangadin ...

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December 2023