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Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

Rice farmers wrongfully protesting against govt- Granger

Even as government is about to dole out GUY$500 million to ease the pressure that delayed payments for rice exports to Panama is having on millers and farmers, President David Granger said Friday that the failure to pay rice farmers was a private sector issue and that his government was being wrongfully targeted by rice farmers. He contended that a ...

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US advocates speedier system to deliver election results

Newly-accredited United States (US) Ambassador, Perry Holloway on Friday revived the idea of electronic counting of votes to speed up the delivery of results of Local Government Elections. “I wish to pledge my government’s continued support to the holding of local government elections before the end of 2015 — hopefully with the use of electronic tabulation so that we can ...

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Job creation tied to education; Public Service Inquiry will address teachers’ salaries- Granger

The creation of thousands of jobs will depend on children being properly educated, but teachers would possibly be paid higher salaries only after a Commission of Inquiry into the public service completes its work, President David Granger announced Friday. “That promise has gone before the Lutchman Commission which is now receiving memoranda and representations from all public servants including teachers ...

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Cops in cocaine-bribery case charged

A senior police officer and three constables were Friday arraigned for allegedly received a GUY$6 million bribe to prevent police from seizing GUY$18 million worth of cocaine and charging a man who was allegedly in possession of the illicit substance. Assistant Superintendent, Terrence Brown pleaded not guilty and was granted GUY$250,000 bail by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. However, the ...

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Granger wants US to assist in dealing with border claims

President, David Granger on Friday openly lobbied the United States (US) for support against claims to Guyana’s territory. “Guyana looks forward to the support of the United States of America in its legitimate quest to protect itself against terrorism, transnational crime and threats to its territorial integrity,” he told American Ambassador Perry Holloway at the presentation of his credentials as ...

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Fate of “insolvent” Guysuco to be known later this month

The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the state and future of the bankrupt of Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) says the probe team is trying to find the best option for the industry. Mr. Vibert Parvattan says the final report will be presented to the Minister of Agriculture on October 17, 2015. He declined to divulge whether or not ...

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