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Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Finance Minister, Canadian envoy differ on focus of investment conf.

Guyana’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh on Friday objected strongly to the omission of energy and bandwidth from the agenda of an Investment Conference, but Canada’s High Commissioner David Devine lashed back saying that government was consulted about crafting the two-day programme. “Whilst the conference is styled Guyana Investment Conference, one could be forgiven sometimes to think –listening to some ...

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Nat’l Assembly approves ratification of UN Arms Trade Treaty

Guyana’s National Assembly has unanimously passed a motion for the government to ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty which the country signed on to earlier this month. Leading the debate on Thursday Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett noted that the Treaty was the first legally binding multilateral agreement to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. The Treaty seeks to ...

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CDB funds projects to improve public services’ access

The seventh cycle of the Guyana leg of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) was launched today to enable projects in vulnerable communities geared towards improving access to basic public services, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The BNTF programme is a direct targeted poverty reduction programme of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with Guyana and nine other Caricom countries. ...

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Guyanese appointed Bahamas Supreme Court judge

Nassau, Bahamas – The daughter of distinguished Guyanese jurist, Edward Luckhoo has been appointed a judge of the Bahamas Supreme Court. The Bahamas Weekly reported that Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Luckhoo-Bethell and Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez have been appointed Justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Gomez was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1978 and practiced law in private chambers ...

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