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Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Govt. rejects one-off payment for Hammie Green …approves multi-million pension package instead

by Gary Eleazar The National Assembly today (March 9, 2017) approved of a multi-million dollar pension package for Former Prime, Minister Hamilton Green (1985-1992), despite boisterous protestations on the part of the political opposition. The Bill was successfully piloted by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, on behalf of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government.   ...

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Presidential Ministry clarifies Granger’s remarks about “calls for mobilisation of foot soldiers”

The Ministry of the Presidency  early Thursday evening clarified that President Granger did not refer to street protests in his address to Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers at the annual officers’ conference. Other than the PPP, there have been no other strident call for supporters of any other political party or organisation to respond with protests, but the Ministry of ...

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Republic Bank could form part of fraud investigation into $26M forged cheque

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan appeared puzzled today, March 8, that a reportedly forged $26.3M manager’s cheque did not see Republic Bank Guyana Limited being part of a fraud investigation involving a city businessman. Chairman of Micro Business Developers and Consultancy Incorporated, Clayton Alleyne, plead not guilty before the Chief Magistrate to a charge that between December 2, 2016, and December ...

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SOCU questions Kwame Mc Coy, former Head of Climate Change Office

Former director of  Guyana’s state radio and television broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN), Kwame Mc Coy, was Thursday questioned about the relocation of the Sparendaam radio transmission station’s mast nearby where several house lots have been allocated to then government ministers and other officials. “Basically, they wanted to know about my role in this entire saga of the Pradoville 2, specifically as ...

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Pres. Granger raises concern about street protest calls at GDF Officers Conference

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger on Thursday warned that  recent calls for street protests could have serious implications for national unity. “Threats might arise, however, from elements who wish to undermine internal security. Reckless remarks about an uprising and provocative calls for the mobilisation of foot soldiers have the potential to rip apart the fragile fabric of ...

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St Joseph High joins women’s day observance with message of ‘Hope’

Under the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” and a call to action for all to #BeBoldForChange, Guyana joined the rest of the world in observing International Women’s Day yesterday, March 8. Across social media, messages of hope, inspiration, encouragement, reflection and even some questionable posts inundated newsfeeds and timelines in anticipation of the ...

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