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Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

Opposition votes against Amerindian Development Fund

The combined opposition Thursday afternoon voted against the GUY$1 billion Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) as the House continued to consider estimates of expenditure for the 2014 National Budget. Opposition parliamentarians questioned extensively how the money was expected to be spent. In the end they were dissatisfied with the answers provided by the government. Opposition Shadow Finance Minister, Carl Greenidge said ...

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Opposition votes against $$ for Specialty Hospital, other projects

The opposition-controlled National Assembly has voted down budgetary provisions for the construction of a state-of-the-art Specialty Hospital for the second straight year. The money for the facility to be built at Liliendaal was part of a GUY$1.3 billion allocation for regional and clinical services in the Ministry of Health’s budget. The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the ...

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Taxi driver found hanging at base

A taxi driver is believed to have committed suicide at his workplace early Thursday morning. He has been so far only identified as “Junior”of Vergenoegen, He was in his 20s. A Citizen Reporter in the area said his body was found hanging from a shed in front of the White Diamond Taxi Service base, Vergenoegen Public Road about 2:30 Thursday ...

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Numerous witnesses lined up for PI into female taxi driver’s murder

The murder Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of female taxi driver on Soesdyke-Linden Highway will commenced on May 27. Police Corporal Bharat Mangru indicated to the Court that all investigations are completed and there are 15 witnesses to testify in the matter. Twenty-three-year-old  sand pit labourer Sylvester “Rambo” Bristol  made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in ...

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Guyana mourns Prof. Girvan’s passing

Guyana on Thursday mourned the passing of well-respected  Caribbean integrationist and United Nations Good Officer in the border controversy with Venezuela, Professor Norman Girvan. “For Guyana, we valued the wisdom which he brought to the Good Offices Process as the Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary General,”said President Donald Ramotar in a statement. Girvan,72, died in Cuba where he ...

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Region Five REO’s son dies in collision

Donald Ambedkar- the son of the Region Five Regional Executive Officer-died Wednesdaynight in a collision on the West Bank Berbice public road. The  30-year old man was employed by Plan B Construction Company, East Bank Demerara as an Engineer. Donald was the son of Region Five Regional Executive Officer, Ashford Ambedkar. The accident occurred about 9 O’ Clock Wednesday night ...

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Professor Norman Girvan dies

United Nations Good Officer in the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy Professor Norman Girvan has died. The renowned Jamaican economist and political thinker died in Cuba on Wednesday aged 72. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque in a news release expressed his sadness at Girvan’s passing and lauded his contributions to the region. “It is with deep sadness that I have received the ...

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House approves $6B sugar subsidy

The parliamentary opposition Wednesday night voted in favour of the $6B subvention for the struggling GuySuCo as consideration of the $220B budget estimates got underway. The parties had been indicating since the budget reading on March 31 that they were going to cut the subvention if they were dissatisfied with the answers to their questions. Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy ...

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Bandits grab millions from businessmen

Unmasked bandits on a motorcycle grabbed GUY$10 million from two Corentyne businessmen before they could have deposited it at Republic Bank’s Rose Hall Town branch early Wednesday morning, police sources confirmed. One gunshot was fired at the scene during the course of the robbery and several others during their escape but no one was injured. The robbery victims have been ...

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