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GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods seized

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 18:53 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority Wednesday said it seized almost GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods and detained a number of vehicles that were used to transport the items  in January. The seizure of the un-customed goods by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) has been is part of ...

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Drought forces water rationing in areas of Georgetown

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 18:32 by Denis Chabrol Rationing of water being supplied to residents of Georgetown from the Shelter Belt Water Treatment Facility begins Wednesday night (3rd February, 2016) from 10 O’clock due to the current drought. The Guyana Water Inc. explains that this is as a result of another decrease in the level of the ...

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Govt looking to honor Chanderpaul

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 18:20 by Denis Chabrol Despite being him ‘forced’ to retire by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the government of Guyana says it is exploring ways to honor a great son of the soil – Shivnarine Chanderpaul. This announcement was made by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman at a press conference on Wednesday. ...

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No commitments given to Orlando Group for design of Sports Complex – Govt

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 14:17 by Denis Chabrol Natural Resources Minister and Government Spokesperson Raphael Trotman has affirmed that the government has not given any commitments to an Orlando Architecture firm for the design of a new sports complex. This is against the backdrop of reports in international media that the company will be responsible for the ...

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War on mosquitoes launched; residents urged to take precautions against fog

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 14:04 by Denis Chabrol As Guyanese authorities seek to push back the Zika Virus, which has so far reportedly infected one Guyanese here, a massive offensive has been launched against mosquitoes in Georgetown and parts of East Coast and East Bank Demerara. The Ministry of Public Health also urged residents to stop harbouring ...

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Govt denies more contract workers hired, salary bill skyrocketed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 13:00 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government Wednesday denied reports that the hiring of contract workers has ballooned under the nine-month old coalition-led administration, saying that the new figure takes into account the creation of a super-ministry. The Stabroek News newspaper, quoting from a 2016 Budget Review done by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, ...

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Guyana on red alert for Zika

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has launched a multi-sectoral approach to minimize the chances of the mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading to Guyana, the Ministry of Tourism announced Wednesday. Though not deadly, scientists say the virus has caused pregnant mothers to deliver babies with small or under-developed brains. Scientists also say the ...

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Not the same Robeson Benn running for Local Govt Elections

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Robeson Benn is not the same Robeson Benn who is a People’s Progressive Party Civic candidate in the upcoming Local Government Elections, according to a reliable source. The top GECOM source clarified, less than an hour after Team Benschop raised concerns, that ...

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Team Benschop objects to Robeson Benn contesting LGE

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol Team Benschop has revealed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) listed Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner Robeson Benn as a candidate for Local Government Elections (LGE). According to Mark Benschop a Mayoral hopeful, his team  “strongly objects to Mr Robeson Benn being a commissioner at  GECOM and a candidate ...

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