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

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 17:30 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Father charged with son’s murder

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 12:35 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Police fear terrorist assault on Parliament Building

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 14:49 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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New US-funded project targets youths in crime-prone areas of Corriverton, Georgetown

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 14:17 by Denis Chabrol Thousands of youths in crime and violence-prone areas of Guyana are expected to benefit from a US$64 million Caribbean project to be funded by the United States (US). Guyana, St.Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia are the three “focus group countries” from among the 10 listed to benefit from the ...

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No contractors yet for big India-funded projects

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Specialty Hospital project is “dead”

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Public Sector Investment implementation down to 20 percent ; rescue plan on the cards

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 11:44 by Denis Chabrol The rate of implementation of Guyana’s Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) has been pegged at a lowly 20 percent, prompting a call by Finance Minister Winston Jordan for retired persons to become evaluators. “If there is one that we haven’t really got going is the Public Sector Investment Programme, ...

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