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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 21:00

Stamp out gold smuggling, procurement fraud to pay Joint Services higher salaries

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 21:00 by Denis Chabrol Shadow Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill Wednesday called on government to stop gold smuggling and stamp out claimed procurement fraud in order to find millions of dollars to pay increased salaries to the Joint Services and other government employees. Contributing to the debate on the 2016 National Debate, he ...

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Komal Chand claims Wales factory the same as Uitvlugt, Blairmont & other factories

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 19:33 by Denis Chabrol The Head of the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP Komal Chand has disclosed that the sugar factory at Wales Estate is the exact same as the ones at other sugar estates. Chand made the statement while delivering his offerings on the 2016 Budget ...

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Aquaculture, livestock farms among plans for Wales

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 17:43 by Denis Chabrol Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder has unveiled that among other things there are plans in place to study the possibility of opening an aquaculture and livestock farm among others at the Wales Sugar Estate. This is after Government had announced that it plans to close the Wales Sugar Factory at ...

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Rodney COI report dropped off to AG’s Secretary; Williams says move ‘disrespectful’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 17:57 by Denis Chabrol The final report from the Commissioners on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) was dropped off to the Confidential Secretary of the Attorney General Basil Williams. Williams on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that the document was dropped off in a “disrespectful” manner. Reports indicate that shortly after dropping off ...

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Budget flayed over lack of initiatives for women

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 18:01 by Denis Chabrol People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Dr Vindhya Persaud says she will be forced to withhold her support for Budget 2016 since it lacks tangible projects for the empowerment of women. Persaud made the statement as she delivered her take on the 2016 Budget during the debates on ...

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Cathy Hughes, Gail Teixeira square off over “willy-nilly” dismissal of public servants

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 17:58 by Denis Chabrol For a second consecutive year the dismissal of hundreds of Amerindians under the Community Support Officers (CSO) programme took center stage during the Budget debates as Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira accused the government of the “willy nilly” dismissal of contract workers. Teixeira, who opened the debates on Wednesday, ...

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DEA pledges to “dismantle and destroy” crime organisations

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 18:04 by Denis Chabrol Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Matthew Donahue has made it clear that while the small drug traffickers will not be ignored, the DEA is mostly interested in pursuing the huge organizations behind international crime – which more times than often have a multinational presence. Donahue made ...

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