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Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Drugs shortages will lead to unconscionable raping of the treasury in parliament recess—PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Thursday (May 11, 2017) warned that when government breaks for a parliamentary recess in August, the administration will embark on an unconscionable raping of the treasury in order to facilitate drug purchases through manufactured emergencies. The prediction was made by the former Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill during a press engagement held at the ...

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Father charged with son’s murder

An East Coast Demerara father was Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Alyesha George in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court this morning om a charge of the murder of his son. Forty year old Omar Khan of Lot 8 Better Hope Railway Line was not required to answer to a charge which alleged that on May 5, 2017 at Better Hope, he murdered Azeem ...

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Police fear terrorist assault on Parliament Building

Fearful of a terrorist assault on Parliament Building while the 65-seat National Assembly is in session, the Guyana Police Force says it has extended its cordon to include several streets nearby. “The Guyana Police Force wishes the Public to know that the barriers were directly related to the security of Parliament. This enhanced security arrangement has a nexus to terrorists ...

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No contractors yet for big India-funded projects

Guyana is finding a hard time hiring contractors from India to execute huge projects here because the rules have changed and the contracts are comparatively too small, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Thursday. “One of the problems is that there is a new system in place in India- a new procurement tendering system- which, according to High Commissioner (of India), ...

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Specialty Hospital project is “dead”

Guyana has scrapped the India-funded Specialty Hospital project and will repay the amount of money that has been already spent on works at the Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara location, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Thursday. “This issue is dead, dead,” he told a news briefing when asked about the status of that health institution.  Jordan explained that at the request ...

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