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Monthly Archives: February 2016

House clashes over increase of contracted workers

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016, 15:47 by Denis Chabrol The considerations for Budget 2016 commenced on Monday with a clash between the Government and Opposition side of the House over an increase in contractual workers under the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP). State Minister Joseph Harmon, in the Committee of Supply was questioned on the names and designations ...

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US woman tests positive for Zika after travelling from Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016, 15:47 by Denis Chabrol [Columbus Dispatch] – Two more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio, one involving a Licking County man who was in Haiti while another involves a woman that travelled from Guyana. That brings to four the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health ...

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Rohee wants official declaration on GINA coverage

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016, 15:46 by Denis Chabrol The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says he wants an official statement from the Government Information Agency (GINA) relative to the coverage of the PPP in Parliament. This is after President David Granger, in an announcement that shocked many, stated that GINA should also give ...

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16-year old Eccles lad is Guyana’s second Zika victim

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016, 15:46 by Denis Chabrol A 16-year-old lad from Eccles on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) has been confirmed as Guyana's second case of the Zika virus. This was confirmed by Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton who said he lad was one of 88 persons tested for the virus recently. He ...

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Walter Rodney Commission dropped off report on President Granger’s instruction

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol The Commissioners of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry say the left their report with the Secretary to Guyana’s Attorney General on the instruction of President David Granger, after they failed to deliver the report on 1st February, 2016 because the printer’s ink had run out. In a statement that ...

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“We are a government of grown-ups” – Jordan defends “geriatric” gov’t

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016, 19:06 by Writer Throughout the week there has been several heckles and statements made by Opposition Members of Parliament branding the APNU+AFC government as a “government of geriatrics.” However, on the final day of the debates, as Finance Minister Winston Jordan did a “wind up” of his presentation, he defended the age of ...

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Bogus Exec Jet Club owner loses case to use cash-jet pilot’s hangar at CJIA

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016, 19:00 by Denis Chabrol The High Court has blocked a man from using a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport  Corporation (CJIAC) to continue the operations of Exec Jet Club which is owned by a Guyanese pilot now facing charges in the United States for bulk cash smuggling and cocaine trafficking. High Court ...

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Nagamootoo bashes PPP for walking out Budget debates

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016, 17:35 by Writer Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says that the move by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to walk out of the Budget debates on the last day is “political cowardice.” Just after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo concluded his presentation on the Budget, PPP members took to their feet and stormed out ...

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“We were the best stewards of the forest” – Jagdeo says natural resources sector in “shambles”

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016, 15:49 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has fired back at Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman over allegations that “productive forests” were “shared out” under the former PPP administration. This is after Trotman told the House on Thursday that on his ascension to office, an alarming discovery was made relative to forestry in ...

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“Request a 50% increase” – Jagdeo tells GPSU

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016, 14:52 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging that the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) request a 50% increase in salaries for public servants when it commences it’s negotiations on salary increases. Jagdeo, one of the speakers on the final day of Budget 2016 said that this request should be made because ...

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February 2016