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Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

APNU proposes $33.7B in budget cuts

The APNU has proposed some $33.7B in cuts from the $208.8B budget estimates put forward by the government. Tuesday’s proposal had many overlaps with the $35.5B in cuts proposed by the AFC with the largest being the inclusion of some $19B in the estimates for the Low Carbon Development Strategy.

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House passes education, justice and agri allocations uncut

The National Assembly has unanimously passed the budget allocations for the education, justice and agriculture sectors without amendments. Consideration of the estimates began on Tuesday following the ruling of Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman that the Assembly did have the power to reduce allocations as the opposition parties had signalled they would do.

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Gov’t to consult on reviving ailing sugar industry

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy responding to opposition questions during consideration of the estimates of Guyana’s 2013 National Budget. In the face of repeated criticism about the state of the loss-making Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco), government on Tuesday announced plans to hold broad-based consultations on how to revive the industry.

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Bird smuggler gets six months in US jail

Marlon Harriram (New York Daily News) A birdbrained smuggler nabbed at Kennedy Airport with nine singing finches from Guyana hidden up his sleeve was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison. Marlon Hariram intended to sell the birds — worth more than $5,000 — in Queens, where they compete in high-stakes singing contests.

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Gov’t says budget cuts ruling leaves it in precarious position

(L-R) Attorney General Anil Nandlall; Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill; Prime Minister Samuel Hinds; Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh; and Works Minister Robeson Benn. The government says the decision by the Speaker of the National Assembly to allow cuts to the budget estimates despite the Chief Justice’s preliminary ruling to the contrary has left it in a precarious position. At ...

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