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No $60B being withdrawn from commercial banks, funds are from semi-autonomous agencies accounts

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 20:58 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Minister of Finance Winston Jordan has clarified that there is no GUY$60b of state money being withdrawn from commercial banks. He expressed surprise when questioned on the issue Wednesday July 5. The minister said he saw the figure come up in the media as floated by the ...

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State Board appointees were not handpicked, to revise appointment guidelines- says govt

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 20:53 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Government in its defense has dismissed charges that it handpicked persons to sit on the varying Boards that head various state agencies. With the appointment of the new A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government, many state boards were put on hold for “necessary” ...

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Trainee teachers, recent CPCE graduates to get govt laptops

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 18:31 by GxMedia Current trainees and recent graduates of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) are to be priority recipients of the remaining 10,000 laptops to be allocated under the One Laptop for Family (OLPF) Project. Teachers who have completed the CPCE leg of their studies and are now pursuing studies at ...

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No hefty pay hike for ministers, MPs- govt

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 18:21 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Under intense pressure from the opposition to justify higher salaries for ministers and parliamentarians, government on Wednesday backed down from the pay hike but said there would have to be different pay-scales for the Vice Presidents and ministers. The announcement came Wednesday July 5 during Cabinet’s weekly ...

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Telecoms law for another review

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 18:13 by GxMedia Cabinet has approved a US$15,000 (some G$3 million) contract for two consultants to examine existing telecommunications legislation and make recommendations toward the preparation of a new Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill as government looks to reform the sector. Two Attorneys-at-law, one foreign and one local, have been contracted to take on the ...

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Bandits, police trade gunfire after robbing rice farmer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 14:40 by GxMedia Bandits armed with cutlasses and guns opened fire on police and managed to escape in the backlands of the Number 48 Village backlands after terrorising and robbing a rice farmer and his family at their home early Wednesday morning, police said. Police said in a statement that at about 0130h. ...

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Pradoville 2 property ownership sent to State Assets Recovery Unit

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 12:17 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Beneficaries of the controversial Pradoville Two (Sparendaam) land allocations could come in for some inconvenience if the process is found not to be “above board.” This was the indication of Minister within the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott, who has submitted the issue involving the once state-owned ...

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Committee to decide on weeding pavement while pedestrians’ lives are at risk- City Mayor

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 12:09 by GxMedia The Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green has said that a “committee” would have to discuss the weeding of thick vegetation from the Lamaha Street pavement. He was asked specifically when the pavement would be weeded. Green’s response was greeted by a reaction from one resident who said “what committee? Get ...

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Collymore claims GUY$2 million due to “unlawful” dismissal

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 0:53 by GxMedia Clinton Collymore, who, in May, was relieved of his duties as Advisor to the then Minister of Local Government, has moved to the court to claim G$2,744,587 which he says is owed to him as a result of his “unlawful” dismissal. According to court documents seen by this news outlet, ...

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