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Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

Mixed reaction to planned introduction of Berbice River water-taxis

The President of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce, Ramroop Rajnauth on Friday expressed mixed views about government’s decision to allow two water-taxis to ply the New Amsterdam-Rosignol route in a bid to keep its campaign promise to reduce transportation cost across the waterway. Minister of State Joseph Harmon made the announcement after government so far failed to persuade the Berbice ...

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PPP, Govt bicker over ministers on Public Accounts, other parliamentary oversight committees

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Friday afternoon protested the appointment of government ministers to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and several sectoral oversight committees but Government Chief Whip, Amna Ally rejected the opposition’s claims of a conflict of interest. “These steps are more evidence of the APNU+AFC Coalition Government’s attacks on parliamentary democracy overthrowing the laws, rules, standing orders and ...

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Govt to rush through legislation to allow GECOM to prepare Local Govt elections voters list

The government has decided to rush through a key piece of legislation,  one day before the National Assembly goes into a one-month recess, to facilitate the extraction of the voters list for Local Government Elections from the National Register of Registrants. The sitting is scheduled for September 9 at 2 PM. The rules governing the House are to be suspended ...

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Splashmins first Guyanese company to get GWR funding for waste water treatment facility

Ashmins Fun Park and Resorts (Splashmins and Madewini Villas) on Friday became the first Guyanese company to get money from the Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund (GWRF)  to build a wastewater treatment facility. “Ashmins Fun Park and Resorts is the first private sector company to access financing from the GWRF for a wastewater treatment facility and it is expected that treated ...

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Digicel commits more than US$500,000 to Dominica’s storm relief efforts

Digicel on Friday announced that it has committed over US$500,000 in support of the relief efforts in Dominica following the devastation that was left behind when Tropical Storm Erika hit the island last week. Having confirmed the safety of all staff, Digicel’s immediate focus moved towards ensuring its networks were restored and operational as quickly as possible, enabling customers to ...

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Police identify man shot dead, three injured

One person was shot dead and three others injured at Albouystown, Georgetown during the pre-dawn hours of Friday, according to a senior police officer. The dead man has been identified as 22-year old Senasie Lewis of East Ruimveldt. Investigators said he was struck by at least nine bullets. The officer said  two men walked up and discharged several rounds in ...

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Search still on for missing Tourist at Kaieteur National Park

The search operation to locate the female passenger who was reported missing at Kaieteur National on Tuesday August 1, 2015, was Thursday enhanced with the arrival of a Special Forces team from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. As of 17:00 hrs this evening (Thursday September 3, 2015) the missing passenger had ...

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Proposal for teaching Civics endorsed at Social Cohesion Round-table

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal’s recommendation that a book on civics be published and the subject compulsorily taught in primary schools already appears to be gaining support by participants at the inaugural Social Cohesion Roundtable. Addressing the opening of the two-day event at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre (ACICC), Sir Shridath singled out the teaching of civics ...

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