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Daily Archives: August 19, 2015

“Where is Jennifer Westford,”- government questions as she abandons budget debate contribution

Former Minister of Public Services Jennifer Westford was a no show for her contribution to budget 2015 debates. Westford was scheduled to be the penultimate speaker to conclude the Wednesday August 19 discussions. However when it was her turn to speak on the budget she was absent, forcing the government to question, “Where is Jennifer Westford?” Information indicated that she ...

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Jobs for fired CSOs is “damage control,” Amerindian Act was violated- PPP’s Yvonne Pearson

Opposition member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Yvonne Pearson has described the government’s move to devise a new program to accommodate almost 2000 “fired” Community Support Officers (CSOs) in Hinterland villages as “damage control.” Making her virgin speech in the National Assembly Wednesday August 19, Pearson slammed the government for trying to dismantle what she said the PPP-government has ...

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Sophia to get new roads

The community of Sophia will have all its major roads refurbished before the end of the 2015, says Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson. The minister also says that the ministry plans to install street lights throughout the length of the Sophia Ring road, as well as construct several bridges to link the community’s various fields, and to also link Sophia ...

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Govt fearful of getting “diarrhea” if Jagdeo speaks before Finance Minister in budget debate

The government and the opposition on Wednesday continued to be at loggerheads over when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo should speak during debate on the 2015 National Debate, with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) charging that government is fearful of the Economist’s arguments. “They frighten Jagdeo, you know. The main problem is that they terrified of this man because when he ...

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Government unsure of sugar industry’s direction- Komal Chand

Opposition member and Head of the Guyana Agricultural and Industrial Workers’ Union (GAWU), Komal Chand feels that the government is unsure about the direction of the ailing sugar industry- gotten rid of continue to nurse it back to economic health. Chand was making his contribution to the 2015 Budget debates at Parliament Wednesday August 19 when he quoted various statements ...

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Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister denies discrimination against Amerindians

Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Tuesday denied claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that almost 2,000 Community Support Officers (CSO) have been fired, and announced that they would now be eligible for a stipend and skills training. Allicock charged that the PPP’s claims are false and that party failed to tell the nation that while in ...

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Gasoline, diesel prices reduced

Finance Minister Winston Jordan Wednesday afternoon announced that prices of gasoline and diesel with immediate effect. The new prices are diesel:  GUY$168.00 per liter, down from GUY$174.70 and gasoline is now GUY$199.00, down from GUY$210.00. Jordan hoped that those additional “pro poor measures” would trickle down to ordinary people including school children. “It is hope that these decreases trending in ...

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Caribbean fishing industry moves to close food safety gaps, expand markets

The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish and seafood is being held back by huge gaps in measures to protect food safety and animal health, experts say, according to the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). But  the experts, who are investigating food handling  policies in  ten Caribbean countries  for  the  CRFM,  ...

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Guyanese musicians to demand more airplay, copyright legislation

The Guyana Music Network (GMN) intends to petition government to enact modern copyright legislation to ensure those artistes can earn a fair livelihood from their talent , and also ask government to compel the state-owned radio station to play at least 50 percent of Guyanese music to stimulate demand. “This is not an anti-government thing. It is anti-piracy,” GMN Founder, ...

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