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Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Opposition cries “discrimination” in union allocations, Minister says small unions need help too

Opposition member and President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU), Komal Chand cried “discrimination” in subvention allocations to local unions. The Member of Parliament, during scrutiny of the sums for the Ministry of Social Protection, pointed out that Minister of Finance Winston Jordan announced  in his budget speech weeks earlier that $11m would be allocated for labour unions. Chand ...

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Gun amnesty programme will be tried for one month – Public Security Minister

The Ministry of Public Security Gun Amnesty Programme, which provides for persons to hand over unlicensed firearms and ammunition to the authorities without facing prosecution, will take effect from September 1, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Contrary to what is being reported, Second-Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, told GINA that the programme will be tested ...

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Govt, opposition haggle over budgetary allocation for pension increase

Opposition member and former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill is adamant that the government’s 2015 budget has no allocation for the announced increase to pensioners. He raised that matter on the floor of the House Wednesday August 26, and declared that the government’s response to the matter did not satisfy the question. The government has promised pensioners an increase of ...

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New ministries now legal entities

Government has  made good on its promise to gazette their new ministries in time to see the end of the three days proposed for scrutiny of the 2015 Budget estimates. That was one of the issues that caused a major stir in the House on Monday and caused a more than five hour delay in the start of the day’s ...

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State media should favour government’s view- Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo believes that articles carried in the Guyana Chronicle should favour the perspective of government, saying that he was “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper. Nagamootoo, who during the second sitting of the Eleventh (11th) Parliament was reported by the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper as saying that the paper had been ...

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