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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 18:45

Interest to be waived on outstanding University of Guyana student loans

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 12:31 by Denis Chabrol Former students of the University of Guyana, who have not repaid student loans to the government, would soon have the interest rates waived, government hinted on Thursday. Briefing the media on the outcome of this week’s cabinet meeting, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said a detailed announcement on ...

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A lifetime chance for Guyanese youths to learn robotics

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 18:45 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese youths will have a chance on Thursday to learn how to make robots as part of a larger push to cultivate their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM team of American siblings of Guyanese parentage will Thursday, July 21 hold its first robotics camp for ...

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Updated: Guyana loses US$18 million from Norway forest protection deal

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 21:41 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Guyana has lost more than US$18 million dollars under its Forest Protection Agreement with Norway inked in 2009. Marlon Bristol, Head of the Project Management Unit of the Office of Climate Change (OCC), made the charge on Wednesday when he testified before the Standing Parliamentary Sectoral Committee ...

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Jagdeo’s “limited” Low Carbon Strategy being expanded

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 18:19 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar The coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) government says it, “acknowledges” the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)–flagship project of former, President Bharrat Jagdeo–but it is looking to adopt a different approach in terms of Climate Change challenges, since that strategy was limited. ...

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Education Ministry sets maximum limit for school registration fees

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 17:39 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education on Wednesday declared that no child must be denied registration because their parents or guardians could not afford to pay, while at the same announced a maximum limit for registration fees to be spent o n non-budgetary goods and services. The ministry expressed concern that ...

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Land lease rentals to be increased- Harmon

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 15:05 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Investors looking to lease lands for the establishment of industrial sites, agricultural or other domestic purposes will soon have to pay an increased rental fee, as Government is looking to go ahead with a land re-evaluation exercise. This disclosure was made by Minister of State, Joseph ...

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Shipping Association of Guyana challenges City Hall’s container fees in High Court

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 14:55 by Denis Chabrol The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) on Wednesday moved to the High Court to quash a decision by City Hall’s administration to charge GYD$25,000 for the movement of laden shipping containers to and from wharves. In the name of its Secretary, Ian D’Anjou, SAG also wants the High Court ...

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Telecoms Bill only first step towards liberalisation – Guyana’s phone companies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 13:59 by Denis Chabrol The two main phone companies say they are now awaiting government’s next move to end the telephone monopoly, with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) saying it wants its contract with the Guyana government honoured. Chief Executive Officer of Digicel (Guyana) Limited, Kevin Kelly said in a brief comment that ...

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