Daily Archives: Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 20:07

Guyana eyes improved Civil Aviation rating

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 20:07 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 19:27 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:30 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 11:49 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Govt, Opposition bicker about hiring forensic auditors

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 2:34 by GxMedia 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 ...

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PPP MPs facing “witch-hunt” criminal charges will not be removed from Parliament- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 1:39 by GxMedia Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said members of Parliament representing the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), who are in legal hot water, would not be removed from the House because the party would not set the stage for many of its legislators to be recalled due to a witch hunt. “The issue, ...

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