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Monthly Archives: January 2016

PPP refuses to sit on State Boards

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016, 16:49 by Denis Chabrol The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has ruled out sitting on the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council and State Boards unless President David Granger assures that there would be no political intervention in decision-making. “Until we have assurances that the Boards would have total autonomy over the entities, ...

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GYD$350 million for Specialty Hospital; Fedders-Lloyd yet to complete assessment

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016, 17:10 by Denis Chabrol Ahead of parliamentary approval of GYD$350 million in the National Budget for the construction of the Specialty Hospital, Fedders-Lloyd is yet to complete  an assessment of the works done so far at the worksite by another Indian company whose contract has been scrapped. The 2016 estimates of expenditure shows that ...

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Guyana considers seeking extradition of former GPL Deputy CEO

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016, 23:10 by Denis Chabrol Guyana would ask Canada to extradite the  Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aeshwar Deonarine to answer a charge related to the alleged theft of more than GYD$27 million from the power company. Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said Guyana has asked the Royal ...

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Ramjattan recalls back-pedaling on no AFC alliance with APNU

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016, 22:42 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Saturday said if he did not back down from his original position of not linking up with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would have retained government. “There was a huge amount of thought ...

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Three, including employees, nabbed in staged robbery- police

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016, 12:21 by Denis Chabrol On Thursday January 28, 2016, the police responded to a report of an alleged armed robbery that was committed on the driver and porter of a business company involved in the sale of confectionery and snack foods at about 1840h. on the same day at Harlem, WCD.   The ...

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Berbice Bridge budgeted for $150M subsidy

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016, 9:27 by Writer Consequent to an arrangement between the Government of Guyana and the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI), the company is budgeted for a $150M subvention in the 2016 Budget. The 2016 fiscal plan for Guyana presented by the Finance Minister boosts a whooping total of $230B – the largest budget in ...

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Transportation costs to increase- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016, 23:34 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo forecasts a hike in transportation due to the ban on used tyres and a restriction on the importation of used vehicles to eight years and under- effectively pushing up the cost of acquiring vehicles. “If you have to buy new tyres, if you can’t get ...

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NEW RULES: Pay your taxes first before you’re granted licenses, exemptions- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016, 23:32 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was Friday afternoon riled by government’s announcement that Guyanese would first have to prove that they are paying their taxes before they are granted licences and tax exemptions. “This is a big brother kind of approach. The GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) will now have a primary ...

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GGMC Commissioner fired

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016, 18:18 by Denis Chabrol Rickford Vieria has been fired from the post of Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, following months of concerns about his performance at that regulatory agency. The Ministry of Natural Resources announced his dismissal in a statement: After careful consideration and advice, the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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“Anti-poor, anti-development” – Jagdeo says “this budget cannot start the good life”

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol Mere minutes after Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced a GYD$230B Budget for 2016, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the Budget is “anti-poor and anti-development.” Jagdeo at a press conference shortly after Jordan concluded his budget speech declared that some Guyanese are still confused and might still be trying ...

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January 2016