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Escaped murder accused recaptured

Police have managed to recapture a prisoner who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison on December 28. According to a police release, at approximately  20:45 hrs  on Thursday night police ranks acting on information received went to an abandoned lot at Rose Hall, Corentyne, where they arrested escaped prisoner Neshan Jagmohan. Jagmohan was on trial for the murder of businessman ...

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Granger pushes broad-based anti-suicide “action plan”

President David Granger is spearheading an anti-suicide “action plan” by government, religious and non-governmental organisations. “I intend to find out why we have so many suicides and once we identify those factors, try to use Governmental action and try to get the efforts of civil society and households to put this scourge to an end. We are above normal and ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions get more cash than last year, but less than proposed

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government has reduced the amount of monies allocated to the Public and Police Service Commission for 2016. Responding to former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, Ramjattan said the actual amount for this year has been increased by GYD$11 million  and should take it ...

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Budget cuts for Indigenous Peoples and Child Rights Commissions

The Guyana government Thursday slashed huge chunks of monies from the proposed budgets of the Rights of the Child Commission and the Indigenous Peoples Commission for 2016. The ROC asked government for GYD$84 million but in the end only ended up with GYD$31 million, prompting opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) MP, Gillian Burton-Persaud to observe that the reduction has ...

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Auditor General’s office budget cut by GYD$76 million

After a heated debated and s series of verbal exchanges on the floor of the National Assembly the Office of the Auditor General received approval for a budget of GYD$714M after requesting a GYD$790M budget. It was explained that Finance Minister Winston Jordan would have presented the House with an expenditure budget of $714M after the Auditor General would have requested ...

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House surmounts quandary for consideration of estimates for constitutional offices

After more than two hours of closed door meetings, government and the opposition reached agreement that the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Irfan Ali should be able to answer questions about the Auditor General’s Office. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland, shortly after 6:30 PM emerged an announced that the PAC Chairman is the appropriate person to respond to ...

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AG says PPP attempting to derail inquests by opposing Coroners Bill

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams says that the stern opposition to the Coroners Amendment Bill 2015 by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is an attempt to derail impending inquests into several deaths. Shadow Attorney General Anil Nandlall had bashed the consultation process on the Coroners Bill labeling it as ‘cosmetic’ and a mere ‘gaff.’ Williams speaking to ...

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Not ready to vaccine port workers for swine flu- Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Thursday that the time was not ripe for port workers to be vaccinated against the potentially deadly swine flu virus that has already claimed the life of one Guyanese. Speaking with reporters at Parliament Building before the start of the sitting of the National Assembly, he said the vaccines should not be given without ...

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Transparency Institute wants Broomes to relinquish gold mining interests

The Acting President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) Compton Meerabux says that Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes should relinquish all her interests in Guyana’s lucrative gold mining sector. Broomes was recently relieved of her duties as Social Protection Minister and appointed Natural Resources Minister. Questioned by Demerara Waves on Wednsday, Broomes admitted to owning claims in the ...

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GECOM DCEO says voter education systems adequate

The Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vishnu Persaud says that the current civic voter education strategies being employed by the elections body are adequate. This comes after concerns would have been raised that the voter education program may be lacking in some areas and not reaching the widest cross section of Guyanese. These concerns ...

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