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Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Small business development gets GY$ millions

Small business development is next year set to receive a GY$148 million boost to help them set up shop and provide services to large companies, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin announced. The government’s Department of Public Information said in 2018, the Small Business Bureau (SBB) intends to register companies that meet certain standards and quality. Those companies, he said would ...

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Layoffs, appointments show racial discrimination, not social cohesion- Gail Teixeira

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Gail Teixeira lampooned the David Granger-led coalition administration for alleged racial discrimination by replacing many Indo-Guyanese with Afro-Guyanese. “Only conclusion can be a State-instituted ethnic political discrimination exclusion,” she told the House on Day 3 of Guyana’s  2018 National Budget Debate. Teixeira said  that her analysis shows that the lack of inclusion and ...

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No need for “penny-pinching” on defending Guyana’s territory- Greenidge

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Wednesday sought to preempt any opposition criticisms of a lot of overseas trips, saying that government could not allow “penny-pinching” as it seeks to resolve the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. “Negotiating in these circumstances is an expensive business,” he said, adding that Guyana’s team at any one time is between 10 ...

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SVN presents computer to fire-affected CXC student in Linden

Two days after fire destroyed all the belongings of a a Linden secondary school student who has been preparing for CXC examinations, he on Wednesday received a much-needed computer to help him continue preparations. Mark Miggins, 17, was  presented the computer by the Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara-based privately-owned school, Saraswati Vidya Niketan. Almost immediately after the house in which he ...

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Teacher Kescia Branche’s suspected killer charged

A man, who recently returned from the United States (US), was Wednesday charged with the murder of Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, Kescia Branche. Matthew Munroe was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded until January 9, 2018. By that time, the Director of Public Prosecutions chambers ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries tackle threats by violent extremists, cyber-criminals

Top military officers from across the Caribbean, North America and Europe are meeting in Guyana to, among other things, hammer out a strategy to address threats by trans-national extremist groups. Sponsored annually by the United States (US) Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) is being held under the theme of “Unifying Regional Action to Counter Trans-regional ...

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