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Daily Archives: August 18, 2015

Guyana eyes improved Civil Aviation rating

The newly-elected Guyana government on Tuesday announced plans to beef up the civil aviation sector as part of plans for the country to once again be rated Category One. “Government will spare no effort in ensuring that Guyana attains Catgeory One in the shortest possible time,”  Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson told the National Assembly during debate on ...

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Dismissed NSC director slams Govt for “indiscriminate firing,” says budget has nothing for sports

Dismissed National Sports Commission (NSC) Director Neend ‘Neil’ Kumar defended his appointment to the office under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government and slammed the current administration for what he claimed was his dismissal based on “discrimination.” The opposition member was on Tuesday August 18 delivering his budget debate presentation in the National Assembly when he charged that the government ...

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“Jammed” koker causes severe flooding at River View, Ruimveldt

Residents of River View, Ruimveldt woke up Tuesday morning to severe flooding because the koker (drainage sluice) door has been “jammed” and could not close before high tide. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online that he was told that when the sluice attendant attempted to close the door at about 2:30 AM, he could not do ...

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Veteran broadcaster Terry Holder inducted into Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s Hall of Fame

Veteran Guyanese broadcaster and former Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting (CBU), Terrence “Terry” Holder was Monday inducted into the CBU’s Hall of Fame. In part, the citation read by another veteran regional broadcaster, Jones P. Madeira states: “The television audiences of the Caribbean also have Terry Holder to thank for another programme, which is still fondly-remembered as demonstrating the ...

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Govt, Opposition bicker about hiring forensic auditors

Amid claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that government handed out contracts to its friends to audit several State entities, Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma told the National Assembly that several persons and entities had been invited to conduct the “stocktaking” exercises. “Mr. Speaker, all efforts were made to have a very wide participation of Chartered Accounting firms ...

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