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Daily Archives: June 11, 2013

Caricom appeals for more “easily accessible” grants, soft loans

Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean Community, Irwin La Rocque on Tuesday called on the international community to dole our more grants than loans to member states most of whose classification as “middle income” states does not mirror their poor performing economies. “It would be desirable for them to provide additional sources of financing, especially in grant form and in ...

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GECOM to seek legal advice about Gocool Boodoo

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday decided to seek legal advice on whether Gocool Boodoo should be re-appointed Commissioner Chief Elections Officer (CEO) and Commissioner of National Registration. Boodoo’s last tenure has been blemished by a miscalculation of the November 2011 general and regional election results that almost gave the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) a one-seat majority. ...

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Guyana researching tourism brand

Government is preparing to research the branding of Guyana as a tourism destination, with assistance from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). Several local and foreign companies and entities have thrown their hat in the ring to see which one will get the nod by the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB). Government wants the winning consulting firm to conduct ...

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Govt insists on electricity rate increase, despite opposition’s rejection

Despite the combined political opposition’s stiff rejection of a proposed 26.7 percent increase in electricity tariffs, government on Monday appeared determined to ask businesses and homes to pay more for the necessity. Reiterating that the rate hike was largely tied to the opposition’s GUY$5.2 billion dollar budget cut from the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said ...

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