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The University of Guyana wins ‘100,000 Strong in the Americas’ funding for Study Abroad with support from ExxonMobil

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 20:57 by GxMedia GEORGETOWN– The White House, U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced nine new 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants sponsored by ExxonMobil to support university partnerships and new study abroad programs at an event with Vice President Joe Biden. That ...

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Public sector bonus welcomed but Guyanese worse off- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 22:05 by GxMedia Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed Monday’s disclosure by government of a GYD$50,000 (approx US$235.00) one-off tax-free bonus but at the same time argued that Guyanese are worse off because of the scrapping of a number of benefits and that sugar workers were yet to be paid  their Annual Production Incentive ...

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Fired Guyana Chronicle General Manager was contracted to carry out political wishes

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 21:05 by GxMedia The now fired General Manager of the Guyana Chronicle was being paid more than GYD$624,000 monthly to, among other things, contractually carry out the wishes of the then political directorate. Michael Gordon’s duties and responsibilities included “Keeping in place an effective organizational structure, support system and mechanisms that will ensure ...

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Government announces $50,000.00 tax free payment for Public Sector Workers

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 18:57 by GxMedia The Ministry of Finance wishes to announce that a one off tax free payment of fifty thousand ($50,000.) will be made to all active public sector workers earning less than five hundred thousand dollars($500,000.) monthly. This payment will be effected in December. Some 30,700 public sector workers including nurses, teachers, ...

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Public servants earning less than $500,000 to enjoy year end bonus

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 16:59 by GxMedia The Government of Guyana will be paying out a year-end bonus to public service employees, who earn less than $500,000 per month, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Monday. This announcement was first mentioned by President David Granger, late last week, during a recording of the television show, The Public ...

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Gov’t moves to recover arrears from Ed Ahmad

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 15:06 by GxMedia State Minister Joseph Harmon says that the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has been asked to recover close to $3.5M in arrears from Edul Ahmad for a piece of property leased to him for $500,000 annually in 2008. The lease was granted to Generation Complex Inc; whose principal is ...

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No more paying to retrieve remains of Kaieteur jumpers; Tourism Ministry looking at robust policies

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:20 by GxMedia The Government of Guyana is calling it quits when it comes to retrieving the remains of persons who have plunged to their death from the Kaieteur Falls. This is after two persons in recent months plunged to their deaths at the falls and authorities taking as much as two weeks ...

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Bodies of Mazaruni boat captains recovered

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:08 by GxMedia The bodies of the two boat captains, who disappeared during a boat collision in the Mazaruni River last weekend, were recovered Monday morning. A source said the bodies floated up about 800 meters from where the speedboats collided Saturday night (December 12, 2015). Dead are Roy “Fatman” Roopnarine and Trevor ...

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GRA employee robbed, bandit shot

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 December 2015, 16:57 by GxMedia An employee of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is Sunday thanking her neighbour and God for saving her life from bandits who waylaid her as she was entering her yard early Sunday morning. “Thank God I am alive. I live good with the neighbours,” Cheryl Embrack who is a former ...

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December 2015