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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 18:22

Guyana, India sign US$1M MoU for set up of ICT Centre

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 7:36 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and India have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a US$1 million Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence in Guyana. Signing the document were Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and India’s High Commissioner in Guyana, Mr. Venkatachalam Mahalingam. This Centre will provide training for ...

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Guyana likely to produce Irish potatoes in commercial quantities

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 18:22 by Denis Chabrol With the support of Canada, a research trial on several varieties of Irish potatoes to determine their suitability for local conditions is underway, the Canadian High Commission said Tuesday. Thirteen ¼ acre Irish potatoes pilot plots are currently being supported through the $20 million Canada-funded Caribbean regional Promotion of ...

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Govt not finding Chinese company’s payment for shares in GTT

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 18:02 by Denis Chabrol The almost one-year old coalition-led government says a recent trip to China for a US$5 million debt supposedly owed by a telecoms company for Guyana’s shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has turned up more questions than cash. Government spokesman, Raphael Trotman told a post-cabinet news ...

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APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 16:33 by Denis Chabrol A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) are due for high level talks in early May to discuss developments and progress made under the coalition administration, says AFC Executive Member Raphael Trotman. The meeting will come at a time when the Government would observe one ...

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Harmon aboard Chinese jet: Possible conflict with draft ministerial code, but Harmon did no wrong

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 16:16 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Wednesday acknowledged that the provision of an aircraft to Minister of State Joseph Harmon by existing and prospective Chinese investors in Guyana’s forestry sector for domestic travels to their locations in China could conflict with the proposed ministerial code of conduct and was sure ...

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Gov’t may pay US$1.5M to host CPL finals, five other games

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 15:47 by Jomo Paul The Government of Guyana may only end up paying the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) principals close to US$1.5M for the hosting of several games during this year’s tournament. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, on Wednesday confirmed that the Government has seized the opportunity to host six of the games ...

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“You give me a break” – Bar association President storms out of COI

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 13:32 by Jomo Paul President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Christopher Ram on Tuesday pulled the plug on the groups participation in the Camp Street Commission of Inquiry (CoI) after growing wary of the ‘unfair’ treatment being meted out to him by the Commission. The GBA had applied and was granted full ...

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Contraband is a multi-million jail enterprise – Deputy Director of Prisons

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 13:29 by Jomo Paul   Deputy Director of Guyana’s Prisons Gladwin Samuels has stated that the distribution and sale of contraband in Guyana’s prison system is a multi-million dollar industry and his stern footing against it may have led to him being disliked by the inmates at the Camp Street Prison. Samuels made ...

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