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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Granger boasts improved performance in Math, English, Science

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, 23:14 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Wednesday boasted improvements in education performance since 2016, and steps were being taken to were the result of additional teacher training. Addressing the Parliament, he said “targeted interventions, especially in numeracy and literacy, have resulted in improved performance in the National Grade Six Assessment.” Granger ...

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Millions needed for drainage in former Guysuco estate areas; GY$2.4 billion for workers’ severance

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, 18:12 by Denis Chabrol With the closure of several sugar estates and the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation no longer responsible for drainage in those communities, government on Thursday asked the National Assembly for GY$350 million to finance additional works by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). Government is also seeking parliamentary approval ...

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Govt wants GYD$4.8 million for relief to Venezuelan migrants

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, 17:41 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is seeking GYD$4.8 million to help support Venezuelans who have sought refuge here from the political and economic meltdown in their homeland. According to a financial paper tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday at the first session following the two-month annual parliamentary recess, the Ministry ...

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Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to constitutionality of GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, 14:16 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Court of Appeal on Thursday unanimously upheld a High Court decision that President David Granger acted constitutionally in unilaterally appointing Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission ( GECOM). Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said he would be appealing the decision to the Caribbean Court ...

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OPINION: Local commentators coy and silent about local ‘Exxons’… pre-oil poor will be poorer after oil

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:44 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall Everybody (except me) have dived into the national sport that is Exxon bashing.  Though I still stand by what I shared from the inception, I agree that some of the barbs and blows might be deserving.  But I believe that the attention and obsession of the ...

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Improved prisons hinged on oil money- Ramjattan

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 22:20 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will have to await sufficient earnings from the oil and gas sector to build new prisons because international financial institutions have refused to provide financing, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday. “That’s the difficulty an executive branch has when its resources are so limited but expect, ...

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Granger takes charge of oil and gas sector; Harmon not required to meet with oil company executives

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 18:46 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State Joseph Harmon,  whose gazetted portfolio now includes oil and gas after that responsibility was shifted to the Ministry of the Presidency, is not required to meet with representatives of oil companies, multiple officials confirmed. “The Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency is responsible ...

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Jagdeo refuses to provide his calculations on Berbice Bridge tolls but says no need to increase tolls; agreement obtained

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 17:04 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday refused to offer his own calculations on what the increased tolls to cross the Berbice Bridge should be, but he deemed the controversy over the Berbice Bridge Company’s proposed exorbitant increase in tolls a political gimmick by the Alliance For Change (AFC). “You ...

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Minister Cathy Hughes says will not participate in Cabinet’s oil, gas discussions over pending advice on conflict of interest concerns

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 15:11 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes on Wednesday disclosed that she would not participate in cabinet meetings whenever oil and gas issues are discussed pending legal and Cabinet advice , in the wake concerns about perceived conflict of interest by Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI). “Cabinet has not ...

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Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:47 by Denis Chabrol Prompt action by Police ranks stationed in ‘D’ West Demerara Division following a robbery under arms committed on three persons at Parika, East Bank Denerara Wednesday  night,has resulted in the apprehension of the perpetrators and the stolen articles recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said one of the ...

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October 2018