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Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

PPP used ‘scare tactics’ to ‘mobilise choir’ against budget- Minister Harmon

Minister of State Joseph Harmon is convinced that the ‘doom and gloom’ positions take on Budget 2017 is a result of scare tactics used by the Opposition PPP, that is reflective on similar tactics used on the Anti-Money Laundering legislation in the last Parliament. “Complaints by the Opposition that the budget is murderous, would lead to suicide and other forms ...

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21 deportees arrive from US; to be monitored

At least 21 Guyanese deportees arrived from the United States (US) Tuesday afternoon, after serving jail terms for various offences. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the deportees were convicted for homicide, narcotics, robbery and other offences. Blanhum said the deportees would be monitored. “We will be monitoring them. Yes, there ...

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Gov’t MPs should take lie-detector test on ‘national disaster’ budget, says PPP MP Dharamlall

Opposition parliamentarian Nigel Dharamlall is convinced government parliamentarians are not as honest about their feelings toward budget 2017 as they are letting out. The MP believes a lie-detector test would help to set the record straight. Dharamlall proposed lie-detector test for the government parliamentarians were among a list of recommendations he made for correcting the budget he called a “national ...

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New counselling rooms for 10 secondary schools; new medical school for UG- Education Minister

With 17% of $250B in budget 2017 allocated to the education sector, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine announced in the national assembly a new medical school for the University of Guyana as well as ten new counselling rooms in secondary schools. The schools identified include Cummings Lodge, Richard Ishmael, St. Mary’s, Lodge Community, South Ruimveldt, Tutorial High, Dolphin Secondary, East ...

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Updated: No foreign exchange shortage, although sister Caricom buyers are taking out US dollars

Guyana on Tuesday rubbished claims that there is a massive foreign exchange shortage, but he said that buyers from sister CARICOM countries having been taking out United States (US) dollars from this country. “The issue as it relates to the Trinidad and Barbados currencies flooding our market will be looked at and action will be taken to ensure that this occurs ...

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