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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Granger, Jagdeo hold talks

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo earlier Monday evening, according to the Ministry of the Presidency. They focussed on “several urgent matters which need to be addressed by all Guyanese.” A statement by the Ministry later quoted Granger as saying that Guyanese can look forward to the current administration doing its part to ensure inclusive governance. This was ...

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President meets with UN Mission to discuss Venezuela’s claim to Guyana sovereign territory

President David Granger Monday morning, met with a special team from the United Nations to discuss his Government’s position on the strained relations between Guyana and Venezuela, according to the Ministry of the Presidency Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon were also present at the meeting. The team, which was accompanied by the United Nations ...

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Juvenile offenders recaptured

At about 1410h. yesterday Sunday August 30, 2015, it was discovered that three juveniles who were in custody and together in the same lock-ups at the La Grange Police Station had escaped. Two of the juveniles were remanded having been charged for wounding, and the other had been taken into custody earlier yesterday pending investigations into a report of alleged ...

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Stated date for Berbice Bridge toll reduction un-doable, Cabinet to again address matter

Tomorrow September 1, 2015 should be the commencement date for the Berbice Bridge toll reduction, but this 100 day promise iss now undoable since the bridge company has not given the government the go ahead. Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced during his Budget speech weeks ago that the bridge toll would reduce from $2,200 to $1,900 for minibuses and cars, ...

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BREAKING: Guyana back to Trinidad and Tobago as major fuel provider

Trinidad and Tobago is now providing the majority of Guyana’s fuel, in the wake of ongoing uncertainty about supplies from economically ruined Venezuela which has been increasingly aggressive over its claim to the Essequibo region and this country’s oil-rich Atlantic waters. It is understood that the twin island nation was the sole main fuel provider until the lucrative PetroCaribe, oil-for ...

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Rohee says Ramjattan gunning for “torture cop,” at all cost

Former Home Affairs Minister and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has taken up issue with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who he says is going after “torture cop” Narine Lall at all cost regardless of procedure. Rohee was the presiding minister at the time when 14-year-old Twyon Thomas had his private parts severely burnt while being interrogated ...

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Ramjattan out to prove Granger wrong on gun amnesty, Rohee unsupportive of initiative

Based on previous studies, former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, is adamant that the government’s “gun amnesty is bound to fail.” He said even President David Granger is aware of this but Ramjattan is out to prove him wrong. During the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) press conference Monday August 31, Rohee shot down any success at the government’s upcoming one-month ...

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Media policy looming; government says agencies must be responsible

Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday August 28 that government is considering a media policy, but has not fully completed the process. The minister was at the time answering questions at Cabinet’s weekly press briefing when he explained that media is an important element in governance which has to enact a level of responsibility. Harmon was also addressing a ...

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‘Red Cap’ from Tiger Bay fatally stabbed

A man well-known as Red Cap was stabbed to death in the north-western Georgetown area known as ‘Tiger Bay,’ police said. Police have since arrested the prime suspect in the incident. Following is a statement from the Guyana Police Force on the incident: Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man so far identified as ...

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No more five-year wait for Cuban-trained Guyanese doctors to pursue post-graduate studies

In an effort to stem the brain-drain, Cuban-trained Guyanese medical doctors no longer have to complete five years of service before they become eligible to pursue post-graduate studies, Health Minister Dr. George Norton announced Saturday night. “The need for higher training in clinical areas in post-graduate certification in the clinical specialties is becoming more pressing here in Guyana because of ...

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