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Gov’t to consult on reviving ailing sugar industry

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Bird smuggler gets six months in US jail

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia (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 ...

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Speaker rules in favour of budget cuts

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman on Tuesday ruled that the opposition could amend the budget. Handing down his ruling the Speaker said though it was not expressly stated in the constitution it would be absurd to think the people’s representatives could not amend the budget.

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Mahaicony businessman, passerby shot by bandit

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia A businessman was shot and robbed outside the High Court shortly after leaving a city commercial bank, reports say. A woman, who was passing by at the same time, was also shot when one of the bandits opened fire.

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Speaker to rule on budget cuts admissibility

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman is to rule on Tuesday whether some GUY$35.5B in budget cuts proposed by the Alliance For Change (AFC) could be entertained in the House. A motion in the name of AFC’s Khemraj Ramjattan is before the House proposing an amendment to the government’s ...

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CARILED appoints successor to Guyanese Naresh Singh

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia Alix Yule Two months after Guyanese Dr. Naresh Singh resigned as Programme Director of the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), he has been replaced by Canadian Alix Yule. Singh in mid February resigned from CARILED in his failed bid to become the Deputy Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean ...

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Ramotar warns foreigners to stay clear of drug trade

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar (left at lectern) addressing foreigners living and working in Guyana. President Donald Ramotar on Monday warned foreigners working here against getting involved in the drug trade and other illegal activities, while assuring them that immigration bottlenecks would addressed.

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