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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 23:21

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 23:30 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Guyana exploring “controlled crossing” to Brazil; increased COVID-19 testing

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 21:33 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony said steps would be taken to increase the testing capacity for COVID-19 and put a new system in place for  crossing between Guyana and neighbouring Brazil where the number of cases and deaths continues to soar everyday. His announcement came hours before latest ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 20:27 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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New Housing and Water Minister promises to deliver thousands of houselots annually

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 18:49 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan With a promise to deliver 10,000 house lots annually, newly-appointed Housing and Water Minister Mr. Collin Croal has reaffirmed that this will be a top priority of the new government. Mr. Croal reminded that the housing sector is an important driver of the local economy, and ...

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Reopening of sugar estates depends on studies- Agriculture Minister

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 18:39 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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President Ali swears in 19 other Cabinet members

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 15:57 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Three small parties to push for constitutional reform with one seat

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 15:12 by Denis Chabrol 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) ...

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