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Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

Govt left out names of advisers- Teixeira

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday slammed government for not revealing the names of all the advisers, and threatened to move to the Privileges Committee of the House on the basis that parliamentarians were deliberately misled. “We find this rather strange that a number of persons were omitted,” PPP Chief  Whip, Gail Teixeira told a news conference. Last month, ...

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Twelve now in custody for grenade incident outside Kaieteur News

Conflicting reports are emerging from 12 persons who are currently in police custody, after having been linked to the placement of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by Kaieteur News publisher, Glenn Lall, police sources said Thursday. Among those in custody is a woman who, according to a police source, appears to be the owner of the ...

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Tourism association calls for “standalone” minister

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants a minister exclusively for the tourism sector, a demand that was first made to the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration four years ago. “THAG reaffirms that it is critical to the industry’s development to have a Minister who has the time to focus on the sector’s development, understands the needs ...

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US to help reduce HIV load in 90 percent of infected Guyanese

Guyana will later this year embark on a two-year project to reduce the  viral load in 90 percent of all persons living with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. The United States (US) is providing a US$160,000 grant to help Guyana buy drugs to fight off virus soon after persons are  tested positive to reduce their chances of ...

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