Daily Archives: Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 17:29

Free school transportation better than GY$10,000 cash grant- govt MPs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 17:29 by Denis Chabrol Government parliamentarians on Tuesday defended the decision to scrap the GY$10,000 yearly cash grant to parents that had been provided by the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, and instead said the provision of free school transportation was more valuable. President David Granger, since coming to power in ...

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Govt ministers differ on laying off of sugar workers now

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 16:38 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder were Tuesday at odds over whether sugar workers should have been told now that they would be laid off at month-end. Harmon said the decision by the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to send home thousands of workers was ...

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Man confesses to stabbing Berbice woman to death- police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol A man on Tuesday confessed to killing a woman at Number Four Village, West Coast Berbice and dumping her body in a trench, police said. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said the man, who usually slept in a hammock at the same address where 22-year old Marissa ...

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Nine homeless after fire guts house in Amelia’s Ward, Linden; CXC student appeals for computer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 14:19 by Denis Chabrol For many there will be a joyous Christmas but for the Lampkin family they will have a black Christmas  because fire destroyed their two-flat house at 119 Wall Street, Self Help Housing Scheme, Amelia’s Ward on Monday night, leaving nine persons, including six children, homeless. The fire which started ...

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Annual sugar production target further reduced as output slides

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 13:27 by Denis Chabrol Government on Tuesday appeared to further reduce the annual production target of a scaled down Guyana Sugar Corporation. Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder told the National Assembly that government was now targeting sugar production of 145,247 tonnes in 2020. When government last year had tabled its White Paper on the ...

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Govt rakes up PPPC’s old age pension track record

Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 12:48 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government on Tuesday lashed back at criticisms of its GY$500 monthly old age pension increase by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic, saying that the books show that it had provided less than GY$100 per month for several years. Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes told the House ...

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