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Daily Archives: December 29, 2016

PPP ready to discuss Amaila Hydro power project; Cabinet has more work to do

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s office on Thursday accused government of shifting the goal-post from financial to technical reasons for opposing the Amaila Falls Hydro Power (AFHP) project, while at the same time signalling that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was willing to hold talks about recommendations to revive the more than US$800 million project. “The PPP wishes to see AFHP re-start ...

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President revokes Red House lease; Cheddi Jagan Research Centre ordered to remove by Old Year’s Day

President David Granger has ordered that the lease for the building known as The Red House to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Incorporated (CJRCI) be revoked and that the occupants vacate the property by December 31, 2016, the Ministry of the Presidency announced. “Having carefully considered the advice of the Minister of Legal Affairs, President Granger has concluded that it would ...

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Gov’t invites Opposition, Unions to high-level sugar diversification meeting for saturday

Pushing forward with the agenda to diversify, a group of Ministers, including State Minister Joseph Harmon and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, will meet with the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and some named trade unions to discuss the way forward for Guyana’s ailing sugar industry. Diversification work has already started at the Wales Estate which ended sugar production a few ...

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Foreign Minister denies Diaspora being ignored; ministries to divide responsibilities

The Guyana government is yet to divide its duties to better serve the Diaspora, but at the same time the Foreign Ministry  should not be regarded as an employment bureau, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Thursday. Reacting to claims by the Diaspora that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has failed to involve them in setting up businesses, run ministries and ...

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Foreign Ministry hires former PPPC PM candidate

Ambassador Elisabeth Harper

Former People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper has been hired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist with documentation and border matters, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Thursday. He said Harper was lately retained to provide her “rather unique skills” in areas of sovereignty and documentation, at a time when the ministry had ...

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Gov’t to engage mining groups on reducing gold buying price by 3%- Minister Trotman

Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has signalled government’s intention to engage the mining organisations after a recent announcement that the Gold Board considered purchasing gold from small and medium-scale miners at 3% less than the world market price. Those meetings with the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO)  as well as the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) should happen ...

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