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Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

Govt ready for budget talks; supplied all requested documents to opposition- Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar on Friday assured that relevant documents about the 2014 National Budget have been circulated to opposition political parties and that his government was willing to hold talks on this year’s package. Reacting to reports that the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would not be participating in pre-budget talks because government has not provided information, ...

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Ramotar dodges question on Local Govt Minister’s resignation

President Donald Ramotar on Friday side-stepped questions about whether he had asked Ganga Persaud to resign his post as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development. Ramotar said he was not eager to appoint someone else to fill the vacant post, saying that the ministry already has a minister. Persaud’s Junior, Norman Whittaker, has since taken over full responsibility. “I ...

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Youths on possession of M16, grenades charge refused bail

Two youths allegedly caught with a high-powered rifle, two grenades and bullets were Friday refused bail and remanded to prison. They are 18-year old Kevin George of 21 Costello Housing Scheme and 17-year old Samuel Johnson of 158 Curtis street Albouystown. The pleaded not guilty to the three charges that were read to them by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. The ...

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