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Daily Archives: June 23, 2015

US$24 million Giftland Mall to finally open its doors next month

by Zena Henry After more than 12 years at their Water Street location in one of the most popular parts of  Guyana’s capital city, Giftland Officemax is spending its final week in Georgetown before heading over to its new location at the Giftland Mall at Liliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ian Ramdeo, told Demerara ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Westford helps hand back sold govt vehicles- police

At least eight vehicles belonging to the Public Service Ministry (PSM) that were purportedly sold to a former government minister and several others were recovered. Former Public  Service Minister  Dr. Jennifer Westford and her paramour Coast Guard Commander Gary Beaton are among several persons questioned by police in connection with the sale and attempted transfer of the government vehicles and their ...

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Albouystown flooding caused by seepage in Sussex Street sluice

Leakage in the Sussex Street sluice door is at the root of the flooding being experienced in Albouystown, Georgetown, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) said. According to a press release issued by the Ministry, the high water level being experienced is as a result of a damaged gate groove in the concrete sill ...

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Crackdown on discourtesy by govt employees coming- Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes says employees in the public service will be targeted for specialised training to improve the quality of their interaction with the public. The initiative is part of the new administration’s push to enhance Guyana’s brand of tourism. In fact, Hughes says that training of such personnel will be made a priority as she works toward determining ...

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PPP denies stalling political process

by Zena Henry More than a month after Guyanese voted in a new government, the defeated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that it is not stalling its role in the political process. The party,which refuses to cooperate with the new Coalition government, has urged citizens to wait for the upcoming election petition which they said would prove allegations that the ...

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Former Presidents benefits and facilities to be trimmed

Former presidents of Guyana will cease to enjoy tax exemptions and concessions if government passes its proposed Former Presidents (Benefits and Facilities) Bill 2015. Importantly, Section 5 of the bill stipulates that former presidents will forfeit entitlement to “the benefits and other facilities provided under Section 3, if the former President engages in business, trade, or paid employment or is ...

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President orders probe into deadly mining pit cave-ins

President David Granger on Monday ordered a wide-ranging probe into the collapse of mining pits, following the recent spate of incidents that has left more than 12 persons dead in May and June 2015. Back in 2013, four Brazilians were killed in a similar manner in Guyana. Launched by the Minister of Governance in the Ministry of the Presidency, Raphael ...

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