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Daily Archives: March 23, 2018

No measles outbreak in Region One – Public Health officials

  The Guyana government on Friday said there was no outbreak of measles in Region One (Barima-Waini), although there is high incidence of the transmittable disease in neighbouring Venezuela. Director of Maternal and Child Health, Dr. Ertensia Hamilton was quoted by government’s Department of Public Information as saying “we have no Measles in Region One. Claims are erroneous.” Hamilton clarified ...

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Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases from oil money; national agreement needed for wealth-management laws- Chilean SWF expert

Former Manager of Chile’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Eric Parrdo on Friday said Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases when the country begins earning loads of cash from oil exports, and there needs to be broad-based national consensus on wealth-management laws. His words of caution were issued at an interaction session with journalists and other interested persons at The Theatre Guild, ...

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Activists continue legal challenge against oil companies; govt ready to defend decisions in court

As a group of persons intensify plans to continue legal action against the granting of offshore concessions they claim without the required permits, Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said it was prepared to defend its decisions and assured that no laws were violated. “The Government of Guyana is prepared and willing to present all facts in this regard ...

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PPP’s Local Govt Commissioner’s cash-starved claims disputed; request is with Finance Ministry

People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated members of the Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday said their five-month old constitutional body is being starved of cash, but the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil Mc Garrel has bluntly rejected claims that the monies were deliberately held back Mc Garrel said the LGC last year obtained GY$20 million “to a bank ...

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