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Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

Demerara Timbers’ workers to be re-instated, safety defect fixed

Demerara Timbers Limited said it has corrected a safety defect to its sawmill and will soon resume operations and reinstate the over 40 workers it was forced to temporarily layoff, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Monday night in a statement This was communicated to officials of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) when they met with DTL personnel on Monday. Changes ...

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City Hall’s Information Technology chief fired

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine HEAD of the Information Technology Department at City Hall Waynewright Orderson was Monday dismissed following a recommendation from the municipality’s Personnel and Training Committee. Orderson reportedly proceeded out of Guyana without first obtaining the requisite permission and while knowing that his second-in-charge was also on leave. At the municipality’s fortnightly statutory meeting, Councillor Junior Garrett requested that the ...

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Massive countrywide drugs shortage hits GPHC, other govt-run health facilities

A serious drug shortage has hit Guyana’s public health sector countrywide because of insufficient funds at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the incapability of the 10 administrative regions to buy their own supplies after the 2015 National Budget was passed in August last year. This was told Monday to the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by top ...

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Private Sector to Gov’t: ‘Drop fuel, electricity prices now’

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is calling on the APNU+AFC Government to immediately put systems in place that would see the lowering of fuel prices at the state-owned Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) and the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). The Commission in a release stated that it remains concerned that fuel prices in Guyana are not reflective of the global ...

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All engines go! PPP, APNU+AFC declare readiness for Nomination Day

With just hours remaining before political parties and independent contestants are required to submit their Lists of Candidates/Names for the Local Government elections, Guyana’s two domination political factions have both signaled their readiness Alliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary David Patterson and A Partnership For National Unity’s (APNU’s) Amna Ally have both spoken to the readiness of the coalition for ...

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US$15 million anti-crime project launched

Guyana Monday launched a US$15 million Citizen Security Strengthening Program (CSSP) to reduce the crime and violence levels in Guyana over the next five years. The US$15 million project is being funded by the inanced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The hemispheric bank says the Guyana government is placing significant resources to address challenges such as rising homicide rates robbery rates ...

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GAWU wants study on Wales Estate, as Guysuco crafts new business venture

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural and Commercial Industrial Employees (NAACIE) want a Social and Economic Impact study to be conducted on the importance of the Wales Sugar Estate. GAWU President, Komal Chand’s call comes even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) is considering bringing a non-sugar venture at that West Bank ...

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Rohee “can’t answer” for diagonal parking at Freedom House

Despite the authorities announcing that no diagonal parking would be allowed along Robb Street, Georgetown, parking at Freedom House has not changed. The new parking system was introduced in July 2015, however on a daily basis vehicles are parked outside of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters in a sloped manner which is a violation of the parking rules outlined ...

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Lands and Surveys robbed

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown. ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount. He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM. He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told ...

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Ramjattan, Harmon deny assuring Sattaur of job continuity

Two senior members of the APNU+AFC Administration have denied having assured outgoing Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of continuity in his post at the tax agency. Khursid Sattaur in a statement to the media on Thursday afternoon declared that his dismissal was contrary to assurances given to him by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister ...

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