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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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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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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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Nagamootoo bashes PPP for walking out Budget debates

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says that the move by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to walk out of the Budget debates on the last day is “political cowardice.” Just after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo concluded his presentation on the Budget, PPP members took to their feet and stormed out of the National Assembly in a repeat of what happened ...

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“We were the best stewards of the forest” – Jagdeo says natural resources sector in “shambles”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has fired back at Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman over allegations that “productive forests” were “shared out” under the former PPP administration. This is after Trotman told the House on Thursday that on his ascension to office, an alarming discovery was made relative to forestry in Guyana. “We discovered that 100% or all of our productive ...

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