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Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Govt reviewing 19 State-owned entities; APNU+AFC calls it “witch-hunt”

President Dr. Irfaan Ali has appointed a four-man team to conduct a “rapid financial and management assessment” of 19 government agencies including the State-owned media and the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), government announced. But A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) almost immediately accused the three-day old government of setting the stage to sack many workers. “The APNU+AFC ...

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Vickram Bharrat responsible for oil sector; Charles Ramson not disappointed in Youth and Sport appointment

President Dr. Irfaan Ali swore in 19 more ministers including  Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat who would be responsible for the oil sector, even as Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson, who holds Masters  Degree in Oil and Gas, said he was not disappointed that he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sport. Mr. Bharrat is a Computer Scientist, Public Management specialist ...

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Reopening of sugar estates depends on studies- Agriculture Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan Newly-appointed Agriculture Minister Zulficar Mustapha said a “technical assessment” would first have to be done before the sugar estates are closed “The reopening of the estates will depend  on when we finish the studies and see what exists in the government because right now you have a pandemic in the country and the world reality is different ...

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President Ali swears in 19 other Cabinet members

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday swore in 19 more ministers to address a range of priorities including constitutional, electoral and security sector reforms. “These ministers will be held accountable not only by the executive,  by the parliament but by the people of Guyana,” President Ali said. Efficient, transparent and accountable.   1. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture 2. Pauline Sukhai, ...

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Three small parties to push for constitutional reform with one seat

By Samuel Sukhnandan As the three small political parties continue to work out finer details of their plan to share the one-seat they obtained through a joinder list at the March elections, representatives want to reassure Guyanese that they will be pushing for meaningful constitutional reform. Liberty and Justice Party’s (LJP) Lennox Shuman told a press conference on Tuesday that it is ...

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