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Monthly Archives: July 2015

UK sugar company says “complex” future faces sugar industry

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 19:46 by GxMedia The United Kingdom-based Tate and Lyle Sugars- one of Guyana’s major sugar buyers- appears more keen on offering technical assistance to the cash-strapped  Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) rather than investing it. “They advised that the EU will be dominated by beet and cane sugar will have to compete with beet. ...

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Government to cancel opposition diplomatic passports if not returned to the State

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 18:36 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will again request the return of diplomatic passports still in the possession of the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration. Almost three months after the former government lost in the 2015 General and Regional Elections, none of the diplomatic travel documents have ...

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UN Secretary General in telephone conversation with Pres. Granger

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 14:17 by GxMedia United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon on Thursday held a telephone conversation with the President of Guyana, David Granger on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, the UN Chief’s office said in a statement. The phone call followed their meeting on the margins of the Conference of Heads of Government of ...

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Ex-cop accused of gun-related offences shot

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 13:35 by GxMedia A former policeman, who was previously charged with robbery and attempted murder, was shot late Thursday night. An unlicensed .38 revolver with three rounds were recovered nearby, leading police to speculate that the man was unable to draw the weapon promptly when he was attacked. Injured is 23-year old Desmond ...

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Granger-Maduro talks not ruled out

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 13:20 by GxMedia Guyana’s President, David Granger will be open to talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro on the simmering border row between their two neighbouring countries, according to Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “There is room for discussion in an appropriate forum and if that is in the margins of the UN ...

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Defence Board to discuss GDF Officer’s name in govt vehicle scam

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:13 by GxMedia The link between former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard Commander, Gary Beaton and his partner, former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford in an alleged vehicle scam is to be discussed by the Defence Board in early August, according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon. “Once it has to ...

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Guyana to lose GUY$1 billion annually after Environmental Tax is repealed

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 22:06 by GxMedia Guyana stands to lose at least GUY$1 billion annually after the National Assembly repeals an environmental tax on beverage containers in keeping with a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),  Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Thursday. Opening debate on an amendment to the Customs Act to repeal the ...

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Several constitutional bodies now financially independent

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:40 by GxMedia The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill, thus making the legislation an Act of Parliament and guaranteeing the financial independence of several constitutional bodies. As was the case on all previous sittings of the 11th Parliament, the opposition party – The Peoples Progressive Party ...

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Local Govt Elections likely in December

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:35 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The long-awaited Local Government Elections are expected to held in December, according to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan. He made the announcement during his contribution to parliamentary debate on Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2015. The main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s parliamentarians continued their boycott of sittings. ...

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Government gazettes Maritime Regulations to delimit internal waters

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 19:23 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The Guyanese government on Thursday announced that steps have been taken to demarcate the  country’s jurisdictional zone in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Though not directly related, the decision comes weeks after Venezuela issued two decrees unilaterally including the ...

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