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Daily Archives: December 15, 2016

E-Gov’s Centre of Excellence in Information Technology to be completed in January

The eGovernment Agency’s Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) is expected to be officially opened in February, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Representatives from the Agency, the High Commission of India, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Public Telecommunications and board members of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday visited the construction site where the CEIT ...

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Suriname’s President to visit Guyana on Dec 16

Suriname’s President, Desire Delano Bouterse is Friday expected to pay an official visit to Guyana to continue talks that first held with President David Granger six months ago. The Ministry of the Presidency said Bouterse’s  visit is a follow-up to one paid by Granger to Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname on July 1, 2016 and the two South American leaders would “discuss areas of ...

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“I believe in transparency, I believe in honesty” – Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor-elect, Jaikarran

–Outgoing Deputy Mayor did not fully understand Council’s rules- Mayor Chase-Green Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor-elect, Lionel Jaikarran on Thursday vowed moments after he was elected to stick to his stance on a number of issues that are before the Council, even as his predecessor Sherod Duncan forecasts a rough road ahead. “My positions that I held before are not going to ...

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Deputy Mayor’s withdrawal sees Chase-Green re-elected Mayor amidst protest outside City Hall

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will once again serve as Mayor for one year from March 2017 after winning by default in an election which saw Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan withdrawing his candidacy for mayorship. Duncan had come out to be critical of the Mayor’s actions in office, even calling for a public debate between himself and Mayor Chase-Green before the ...

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GRA serves PPP MPs with property tax letters, Jagdeo claims victimisation

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is claiming victimisation by the state’s revenue collecting agency after property tax letters were recently served to five PPP parliamentarians during the 2017 budget debate season. Jagdeo said the MPs served letters included Joseph Hamilton, Indra Chanderpal, Dr Frank Anthony, and Bishop Juan Edghill. The Opposition Leader was convinced the government was using the agency to ...

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Sherod Duncan withdraws from Mayoral, Deputy Mayoral race

Incumbent Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan on Thursday withdrew from the Mayoral and Depyty Mayoral race  one hour before Georgetown City Councillors are due to hold internal elections. Already, veteran PNCR/APNU politician Amna Ally has said she does not expect anything to change because “we have the numbers.” Following is Mr. Duncan’s statement. When the tenure of President David Granger administration ...

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