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Daily Archives: December 14, 2016

Ministers cautiously defend their govt-paid tuition fees ; opposition calls coalition “absolutely indecent”

Evidently fazed that it’s now in the open that government is paying their university tuition fees to the tune of millions of dollars from the National Treasury, two government ministers reacted cautiously while the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began slamming the government. Junior Minister, Annette Ferguson said she became eligible for a GYD$3.3 million per year scholarship to ...

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Million$$$ spent on fully-funded scholarships for Gov’t Ministers, others close to APNU+AFC

A question raised in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly by the political opposition for Minister of State Joseph Harmon to provide a list of all current government scholarship awardees has revealed a padded list of persons close to the David Granger administration granted scholarships to the tune of millions of dollars. Junior Ministers of Education and Public Infrastructure, ...

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D’Urban Park’s building company raised $60M in 2015 donations, $500M budgeted in 2017 to settle debts

New revelations surrounding the D’Urban Park Development Project and its building-company, Homestretch Development Inc, were finally revealed in the National Assembly last evening when Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson explained to the Supply Committee the $500M budgeted in 2017 to pay-off the company’s debts. The debate on the D’Urban Park project has consumed the public eye since a motion brought by ...

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GPSU calls $25K bonus “Christmas freck”; ratchets up demand for resumption of wage talks

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday said its countrywide leadership would next week decide on the way forward because government has failed to keep its promise to continue wage and salary negotiations. “If we can’t agree here, let’s follow the process. We have conciliation, we have arbitration and let the arbitrators decide. If they say they can’t reach ...

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“Neglected” villages get US$12.4 million to kick start agriculture, combat unemployment

Several villages across Guyana that Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says have been neglected during the past 20 years, will benefit from a US$12.43 million programme to help revive their agricultural production to supply local and Caribbean markets. The Caricom Development Fund says it is providing US$10.4 million and the Guyana government US$2 million towards the project that initially targets 175 ...

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Jamaica allows Guyana, Suriname rice into market

FEARS that there could be a shortage of rice in the country were Tuesday quelled by Minister of Industry and Commerce Karl Samuda who announced that imports from Guyana and Suriname will be allowed into the market, the Jamaica Observer reported. The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) on Monday temporarily ceased the clearance of rice at all ports of entry, pending test ...

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