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Not one cent from Treasury spent for Brooklyn victory rally

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 20:38 by GxMedia No public money was used to finance a trip by coalition government members to the United States last week for a victory rally, says Minister of the Presidency Joseph Harmon. Several people, including Harmon, Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman and Minister of Tourism, Kathy Hughes journeyed to New York to ...

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Specialty Hospital scrapped; money to be diverted to primary health care

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 20:29 by GxMedia Cabinet is exploring the possibility of redirecting the remaining US$14million ($2.8billion) of a US$18million ($3.6billion) loan secured from Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China Bank by the Donald Ramotar administration for the construction of a specialty hospital for the purpose of bolstering existing public health infrastructure and capacity. “The current thinking ...

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Government to discuss further rice shipments to Venezuela as other SA countries eye lucrative market

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 20:06 by GxMedia by Zena Henry With a history-making production on the way, debts to rice farmers and Venezuela being the State’s only rice market, the government is setting for bilateral talks with the Spanish speaking nation to seek an extension of the oil –for-rice agreement which is expected to expire this year. ...

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President’s Scholarship scheme to be revamped

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 18:07 by GxMedia The new administration is reviewing the President’s Scholarship Award Programme due to several “issues” surrounding its functioning, says Minister of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. In addition to looking at opportunities for young Guyanese scholarships abroad, the Education Minister, he said, has been tasked with reviewing the programme to incorporate increased ...

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Govt approves $3.8B for GuySuCo bailout, Minister instructed to find better sugar markets

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 17:54 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The government has approved release of $3.8B out of the $16B that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has requested to keep it operational up to year end. Minister of State Joseph Harmon told a media briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency Wednesday June 17, that this ...

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CXC reduces cost to run rescheduled exams

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 17:46 by GxMedia The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has granted Guyana a US$20,000 reduction on the cost run to reschedule the sitting of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). As such, government is now required to pay CXC approximately US$365,000 ($73 million) as opposed to the previous figure ...

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Police, carjackers in shootout; one nabbed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 15:58 by GxMedia One of two carjackers was arrested and a stolen item recovered, following a shootout between police and the bandits. The Guyana Police Force said in a statement that at about 2100h last night Tuesday June 16, 2015, taxi-driver Zaheer Khaleel, 22 years, of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, was held up ...

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Guyana registers very low number of rejected ballots

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 13:56 by GxMedia Rejected Ballots at record low A total of 4043 ballots were declared invalid and thus rejected during Elections 2015, says Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally. 412,012 persons voted in this year’s elections. As such, the number of rejected ballots amounts to 0.098 percent of total votes ...

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Guyanese man jailed for seven years for drugs in Barbados

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 3:59 by GxMedia (BARBADOS TODAY).-A Guyanese man was sentenced to seven years in prison by Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles yesterday. The sentence was imposed after Ryon Marlon George pleaded guilty to seven drug charges in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court, involving 19. 6 kilograms of cocaine. The contraband, worth almost $1 million, was found ...

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PPPC must go to parliament and demonstrate national unity against Venezuela- IAC

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 3:48 by GxMedia In the face of intensified aggression by Venezuela to lay claim over the Essequibo Region, the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) on Tuesday called on the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) in the National Assembly and send a unified message to Guyana’s western neighbour. “The IAC recognizes that at ...

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