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Daily Archives: July 2, 2015

Guyana’s growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC differ on economic recession

by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol A 1.7 decline in Guyana’s economic growth in 2014 is already being used as a political football by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), although the Private Sector Commisison (PSC) is disputing claims that the country is heading into a recession. Newly-elected Private Sector Commission (PSC) Chairman, Norman Mc Lean acknowledges that indeed the ...

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Guyana national tops Secondary Entrance Exam in Tobago

REPRODUCED FROM TRINIDAD GUARDIAN Guyana national Debra Amata has topped the Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) in Tobago. The 12-year-old Signal Hill Government Primary School student moved to Tobago in 2014 with her parents, who are both medical doctors attached to the Scarborough General Hospital.  A very outspoken Debra scored 238.298 points and told the media her success was due to her ...

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Canadians with heart help Guyanese children

REPRODUCED FROM HERALD NEWSby Laura Fraser Dr. Debra Isaac monitors the steady thump, thump, thump of a Guyanese girl’s heart, healthy now thanks to surgery in April and equipment from Nova Scotia that kept the tiny organ alive throughout the operation. The girl was one of a dozen children in Georgetown, Guyana who underwent heart surgery during a visit from ...

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Venezuela’s maritime claim impacts on the wider Caribbean- Greenidge

Guyana will warn the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Venezuela’s recent unilateral extension of its maritime boundaries takes in the sea space of several Caribbean islands when regional leaders meet from Thursday in Barbados for their annual summit. Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge told AFP that his country would provide hard evidence to other member-states to prove ...

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Government pumps $6.3M into defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic, reviews for Clinics countrywide

by Zena Henry Government has approved over $6M to aid the two-year long defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic. The announcement was made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who expressed Cabinet’s intention to upkeep the subvention- based agency. Harmon said a “spirited” representation was made by Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence as she requested the $6,350,000 that was granted ...

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Cash-strapped Iwokrama gets govt grant

Cabinet has approved a US$100,000 grant to the Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation, following an appeal made by the Minister of Governance with Responsibility for the National Patrimony Raphael Trotman. This will be used to address what was described by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as the organisation’s, “very sorry situation”. Minister Harmon, at his weekly post-Cabinet briefing today, ...

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