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Monthly Archives: March 2018

PNCR General Secretary not worried about talk in WPA of leaving coalition

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Monday shrugged off suggestions by sections of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) that it should leave her party’s dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). “We don’t have any deteriorating relations,” she told Demerara Waves Online News. She said “this little issue” concerning the discontinuation of columns by ...

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Guyana must learn from Trinidad and Tobago’s lessons on oil industry corruption- Trinidad Transparency Institute Chair; huge oil revenue can threaten improved international rating- TIGI President

Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTI), Dion Abdool Saturday night urged Guyanese to learn from his country’s mistakes as this country prepares to become a major oil producer. Addressing the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc.’s (TIGI) annual fund-raising dinner held at the Pegasus Hotel, he recommended that Guyana’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI) be the independent third ...

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WPA executive member floats possibility of party leaving coalition

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) appears increasingly impatient at the way it is being treated by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), saying that it was no longer prepared to tolerate being bullied; a situation that Sunday prompted at least one executive member to float the idea of leaving the coalition. “After careful consideration ...

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UG in major initiative to reform teaching-learning of computer science in schools

The University of Guyana’s Department of Computer Science is laying the groundwork to shift away from teaching Information Technology to the teaching of computing from the primary school level with the aim of fostering innovation and creativity,  a co-promoter of a week of activities said. “Beyond Word and Excel, let’s make something, let’s learn some coding, let’s build something,” UG ...

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Faulty Gold Board system causes high mercury levels in GGMC workers; system fixed

At least 20 workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have been tested with worrying levels of mercury due to defective systems at the Guyana Gold Board which that entity says have been fixed. GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennison said that medical treatment would be provided to staff in certain areas of that regulatory agency’s Brickdam headquarters . “We ...

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Lands and Surveys Commission warns Bel Air Park residents of legal action against encroachment on Lama Canal reserve

Guyana’s Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Saturday warned persons encroaching on government reserve near the Lama Canal that legal action would be taken if they do not remove their structures. Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the GLSC, Trevor Benn said his entity has been informed that several residents of  Jacaranda Avenue, Bel Air Park, have been “unlawfully occupying”the  Guyana Water ...

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Police ease brakes on ‘wrapped’ minibuses

The Guyana Police Force has eased clamping down on ‘wrapped’ minibuses- those that have been resprayed in designs- until a meeting with minibus operators, ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Leslie James said Saturday. “We have tempered the exercise. We are no longer engaging in the exercise until we have that meeting so they have a grace between now and when ...

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