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GAWU condemns possible sabotage at Enmore Sugar factory, calls for “thorough” investigations

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 23:42 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Head of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) Komal Chand has condemned a recent attempted sabotage at the Enmore Sugar Estate of the Guyana Sugar Corporation. The union president told Demerera Waves Tuesday August 11 that he was aware of the reports alleging that huge ...

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Twelve attempt to enter Guyana illegally-Immigration Minister

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 23:38 by GxMedia Citizenship Minister, Winston Felix, says immigration officers, on Tuesday, intercepted twelve persons who were attempting to enter Guyana illegally via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). The persons, all of whom arrived on Copa Airline flight CM254 at 2:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon, included six (6) Haitians, four (4) Cubans, ...

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Jagdeo refuses blame for failed Skeldon sugar factory

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 21:59 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Former President Bharrat Jagdeo is not accepting blame for the failed Skeldon Sugar Factory stating that the then government acted based on information by from a technical team, Booker Tate which was hired to revitalize the ailing industry. The US$200m Skeldon Factory was built during the Jagdeo ...

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PPPC says Jordan duped the people on salary increases

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 21:23 by GxMedia Likely Leader of the Opposition, Bharat Jagdeo, says that Guyanese will see their salaries increased by half the amount stated in the 2015 Estimates because the increase is retroactive to July 1st. “What bothers me significantly is the date that it is effective from…I have to divide all of those ...

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PPP to take up parliamentary seats next week

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 18:33 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) will finally be  taking up its seats in the National Assembly next week for the commencement of the 2015 Budget debate,  Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Tuesday. Budget debate begins on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 1 PM. Jagdeo says if the salaries ...

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Government to spend $133.1 million on improving Guyana’s maternal health facilities

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 14:27 by GxMedia During the presentation of Budget 2015 on Monday, Finance Minister, Winston Jordon, said “…we can all agree that no women should die giving life,” before announcing that “over $133.1 million will be spent on the expansion of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) maternity unity, increasing that facility’s bed capacity ...

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GEA pressured to pay Venezuela

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 14:18 by GxMedia As revelations about the former administration’s mismanagement of the PetroCaribe Fund continue to be made, Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on Monday disclosed that having driven the Fund to a point of near depletion, the former administration pressured the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) pay Venezuela amounts it was due to ensure ...

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More cash for CANU, police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 2:42 by GxMedia The coalition government appears set to fight the scourge of drug trafficking aggressively if the more than doubling of its allocation of funds to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is anything to go by. The Estimates for the 2015 National Budget show that allocations for the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit ...

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A “NO” Excitement Budget – Initial Assessment

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 1:36 by GxMedia by Dr. Peter Ramsaroop The first failure of APNU Jordan’s formulation ofthe 2015 budget was the title “A Fresh Approach”.  His reading of the 2015 budget demonstrated border line incompetence as an Economist.  His title should have read “Building on Economic Success”.  Financial Data numbers at the transition distinctly demonstrated ...

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