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Daily Archives: Thursday, 11 February 2016, 21:45

More than 5,000 foreigners possibly in Guyana illegally

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 21:46 by Denis Chabrol More than 5,300 foreigners are believed to be in Guyana illegally because there is no evidence in the immigration records showing that they have left here legally, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Winston Felix announced Thursday. He told the National Assembly during the debate on the 2016 National Budget ...

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Guyana welcomes rising gold price

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 20:49 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Thursday night hailed healthy signs in the international gold price for the first time in seven years. Making his contribution to the 2016 National Budget Debate, Minister of a Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman noted that gold has reached about US$1,200 per ounce. On the London Fix, the price ...

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100% of Guyana’s productive forest “shared out” – Trotman

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 20:46 by Jomo Paul Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has revealed that all of Guyana’s productive forest areas was “shared out” under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration. Productive forest has been defined as forestland capable of producing forest products of at least 20 cubic feet per acre per year. Trotman made the ...

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Trotman calls out Jagdeo over “disrespect” to Finance Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 20:26 by Jomo Paul Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has called out the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo over his absence at the presentation of Budget 2016. Trotman making speaking in the National Assembly on Thursday declared that the move by Jagdeo to absent himself from the Opposition benches at the time ...

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Budget enables gov’t to “live large, comfortable” – Manickchand

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 18:06 by Jomo Paul Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand says that she cannot support the 2016 Budget presented to the National Assembly by Finance Minister Winston Jordan since it doesn’t cater for all of Guyana. Dubbing the budget a “stagnation budget” Manickchand delivered a blast of feral proportions to the Government. “From what ...

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Amna Ally lashes out at Opp. for “warped” renaming of Cohesion Ministry

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 15:16 by Jomo Paul Amna Ally, Minister of Social Cohesion has defended her Ministry saying that it is necessary. This is against the backdrop of several statements made during the 2016 debate that the Ministry is being used for ‘social bribery.” However, Ally during her budget presentation stated that anyone who would see ...

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Guyana says Venezuela attempting to derail UN resolution process

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 14:09 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister and Vice President Carl Greenidge Thursday accused the Nicolas Maduro led government of Venezuela of attempting to derail a process that would lead to the resolution of a current border controversy. Greenidge announced plans to lodge complaints with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and the ...

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PPPC’s Clive Jagan resigns from parliament

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 13:20 by Denis Chabrol People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Dr. Clive Jagan has resigned as a Guyanese law-maker, House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland announced. He said Jagan’s resignation takes effect 10th February, 2016. The Speaker has since taken steps to advise the Representative of the PPPC’s list to name a  replacement. Earlier ...

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UG reaches out to private sector, diaspora for support

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:51 by Jomo Paul As part of plans to transform the University of Guyana to keep it relevant with courses that are in demand, the University is making a pitch and inviting persons from the private sector and the diaspora to get onboard. Under the leadership of UG’s Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris the ...

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Three dead in accident at Annai

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:13 by Denis Chabrol Three persons were Thursday killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car at Rupertee Village, Annai, residents said. Dead are Davis Williams,43, Berlinda Georg, 53, and 58-year old Henry George. Sources said the three persons were crossing a main road on their way to a farm when ...

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