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

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 21:01 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 17:15 by Derwayne Wills 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 ...

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Foreign Minister denies Diaspora being ignored; ministries to divide responsibilities

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 14:15 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Foreign Ministry hires former PPPC PM candidate

Ambassador Elisabeth Harper

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 13:16 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 13:06 by Derwayne Wills 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 ...

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Gold Board’s $9B treasury deficit sparks call for shift from gold purchasing to regulating

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 13:02 by Derwayne Wills Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman is convinced that with the Guyana Gold Board racking up a $9B deficit at the Bank of Guyana over the last five or so years, a review of the organisation’s function is necessary which would see it transition into a gold regulator thus reducing ...

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Amaila Hydro Power is Guyana’s best option but technical drawbacks found; need for political consensus to attract new investors- Norwegian experts

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 21:44 by Denis Chabrol Norwegian experts have confirmed that the proposed 165 megawatt Amaila Falls Hydropower station is the best option for Guyana to wean itself off of fossil fuel generation and has recommended that government quickly makes a decision and, together with the opposition, reach consensus before renewing a search for international ...

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Prison warder stabs wife to death at National Psychiatric Hospital

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 15:44 by Denis Chabrol A prison warder Wednesday morning stabbed his estranged wife at the National Psychiatric Hospital, Canje. Dead is 23-year old Lonnett Prince of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam. The mother of a three-year old daughter was a hairdresser Eyewitnesses said a barber, who attempted to intervene, was attacked but escaped. Another ...

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Think-tank formed to craft consensus policies; grassroots to play big role

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016, 13:06 by Denis Chabrol A think-tank, set up to mobilize and involve ordinary Guyanese and organised civil society in crafting policies, has so far found mixed reactions to performance of government. The Roraima Institute’s (TRI), co-founded by former Guyanese politician, Paul Tennassee, plans to involve government, opposition and the grassroots in developing policy analyses ...

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