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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 23:49 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 22:45 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Sophia to get new roads

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 22:30 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 21:35 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Government unsure of sugar industry’s direction- Komal Chand

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 19:21 by GxMedia 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 ...

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“Ramjattan must go,” has no idea what to do about crime – PPP’s Cornel Damon

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:32 by GxMedia In a heated maiden presentation in the House of Assembly, opposition member Cornel Damon not only announced his vision for former President Bharrat Jagdeo to be returned to the Presidency, but he also called for Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan to go, claiming that the security head had no ...

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Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister denies discrimination against Amerindians

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 17:43 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Gasoline, diesel prices reduced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 17:13 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 15:10 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Guyanese musicians to demand more airplay, copyright legislation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 14:52 by GxMedia 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 ...

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