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Monthly Archives: June 2016

China likely funding source for Guyana-Brazil road

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2016, 8:44 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge says that Brazil is expected to tap into China’s US$10 billion Latin America Infrastructure Fund to build the Linden-Lethem road and provide much needed transportation for goods between the two South American countries. Speaking at the parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs, Greenidge noted that Guyana ...

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Govt to set up special department to organise national events

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016, 19:30 by Denis Chabrol The Government of Guyana is exploring the option of establishing a Department of National Events which is intended to chart a way for strengthening the management of national events, more specifically Mashramani activities and Independence celebrations. This was revealed by President Granger on Thursday during his recording of this ...

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GRANGER: Parking fees “burdensome; weighs in on transparency at City Hall

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016, 19:41 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday expressed disappointment at the apparent lack of consultation about the Georgetown Municipal parking meter project and described  the metered parking rate of GYD$80,000 per month for as  “burdensome” ‎.  ‎ ‎‎’It is a burdensome amount for any person, rich or poor. That is why ...

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Rice is Guyana’s major export to Brazil under preferential trade accord

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016, 17:24 by Denis Chabrol Rice has been making up the bulk of Guyana’s exports to Brazil under a preferential trade agreement mainly, the Foreign Relations Sectoral committee was told Thursday. Briefing the committee under the chairmanship of opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP), Gail Teixeira, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Guyana, Carl Greenidge ...

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“Take drastic actions” –says Dr. Hinds on audit findings

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016, 15:43 by Denis Chabrol Revelations in the audits reports being released by the Ministry of Finance have suggested that corrupt practices were a feature of the former administration and drastic action needs to be taken against those responsible for it. This was the contention of political activist and executive member of the Working ...

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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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