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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 20:40

Guyana establishing public-private body on business development; economy not in crisis – Gaskin

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin on Thursday rejected claims  and instead he called on the private sector to team up with government in developing a long-term strategy to reduce reliance on primary products that account for the bulk of export earnings. “We are not the ones with an economic ...

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Faster emergency medical response in the works

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 20:40 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese should benefit from an improved emergency medical response service in the future, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Wednesday. The Minister said Cabinet was briefed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on the state of local Emergency Medical Services ...

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25 new wells for Region Nine

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 20:36 by Denis Chabrol Water security in Region Nine will be significantly boosted by the end of 2016. The region is set to benefit from the addition of 25 new wells, which will be completed before the end of the year. Guyana Water Incorporated’s (GWI’s) Executive Director for Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Ramchand ...

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Can the Cabinet Secretary be a Minister?… Harmon dodges constitutionality

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 20:15 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Constitution provides for a public officer to serve as Cabinet Secretary, but the current office holder, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, appears to think that a minister can be a public servant. Article 117 states that there shall be a Secretary to the Cabinet “whose office shall be ...

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Guyana citizen charged with falsifying an application for a U.S. passport

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 13:26 by Denis Chabrol ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Joseph Fedrick, 42, of Guyana, with falsifying an application for a United States passport, U.S.  Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. Fedrick executed an application for a United States passport in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Within the ...

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