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Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

Guyana govt wins case against Surendra for failed Specialty Hospital project

On 14th September, 2012, the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Health entered into a contract with Surendra Engineering Corporation Limited, a limited liability company incorporated in India and registered in Guyana. Under the contract it was agreed that the company would provide services in relation to designing, building, equipping, testing, delivering, installing, completing and commission certain facilities for ...

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Fmr govt minister, Faith Harding dies

Former government minister , Dr. Faith Harding died Friday afternoon at a city hospital, a family member confirmed. She was in her late 60s. Sources said that she succumbed to a respiratory ailment at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. She had served as Public Service Minister in the Desmond Hoyte-led People’s National Congress (PNC) administration up to 1992. In the ...

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APNU open to explore allocation of top posts with AFC in pro-democracy alliance

Negotiators for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) are expected to discuss the smaller party’s desire to lead a pro-democracy alliance into the May 2015 general and regional elections. “The APNU has empowered its negotiating team to explore all the possibilities that could lead to a pre-election coalition and it would be premature for ...

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European Union imposes aid sanction on Guyana

The European Union (EU) on Friday announced that they have withheld millions of Euros in budgetary support to Guyana for the sugar sector and sea defence, citing the need for all rules to be put in place. “The latest partial payments related to these two programmes have been temporarily put on hold until all eligibility criteria, inter alia budget oversight, ...

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University of Guyana workers to go on a “sit-in strike” from Monday

The staff of the University of Guyana (UG) will commence a sit-in strike from Monday January 26thto protest their unmet demands. In release Friday the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) stated that “staff, including lecturers are expected to be present on campus at their desks or in the classrooms but ...

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Guyana using lessons of International AIDS conference

-to target babies and adolescents in delivering anti-retrovirals As Guyana prepares to lay the groundwork to intensify its delivery of Anti-Retrovirals (ARVs) to babies and adolescents, authorities said the prevalence of virus among high-risk groups is high compared to the overall national figure. Head of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), Dr. Shanti Singh announced on Thursday that local HIV ...

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AFC insists on leading pro-democracy alliance

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday insisted that it must lead a pro-democracy alliance for the May 11 general and regional elections, even as it continues negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan reiterated that his party’s position is that the alliance is much more than teaming up with APNU but is aimed at ...

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