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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 23:07

Trades Union Congress calls on Labour Ministry to tackle several burning issues

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 0:00 by Writer The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday welcomed the re-establishment of a Ministry of Labour and has already urged Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton to tackle several burning issues. “We look forward to a good, meaningful, and productive working relationship with the Minister. Now that we have a return ...

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NICIL will be asked to return closed sugar estates to GuySuCo -Agriculture Minister

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 23:21 by Writer The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the holding company for government’s assets, will be asked to return the closed sugar estates to the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) which will be reopened after a review is done, Agriculture Minister Zulficar Mustapha said Tuesday. “In terms of the timeframe ...

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United Kingdom will hold PPPC government accountable on good governance; opposition should also

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 16:41 by Denis Chabrol United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on Tuesday said his country would hold the newly-elected People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration accountable on good governance issues in much the same way as that European country pressed for a declaration of accurate election results. He said the ...

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GRDB asked to provide info on Germany’s cocaine-in-rice bust

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 15:38 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Agriculture Zulficar Mustapha on Tuesday said he has asked the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) to provide details about 1.5 tons of cocaine that German authorities said were found stashed in a sacks of rice from Guyana. Mr. Mustapha expressed concern that the drug find would taint ...

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Germany’s Cocaine-in-rice bust: Guyana’s anti-drug agency launches investigation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 10:19 by Denis Chabrol Deputy Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, Lesley Ramlall on Tuesday said local drug agents have launched a major investigation into Germany’s bust of 1.5 tons of cocaine  in a consignment of rice that German authorities said originated in Guyana. Mr. Ramlall said he has already asked the Guyana ...

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Germany seizes 1.5 tons of cocaine-in-rice from Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:31 by Denis Chabrol Authorities in Hamburg have found over €300 million worth of cocaine in a cargo ship container, Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. The massive stash, which has an estimated street value of around €300 million ($353 million), was hidden between sacks of rice in the container which came from ...

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Harmon, Broomes now on PNCR executive

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 7:06 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has co-opted Joseph Harmon and Simona Broomes on its Central Executive Committee. The decision was taken yesterday at the Committee’s meeting, in keeping with the PNCR’s constitution. The PNCR says Mr. Harmon, who was election agent for the PNCR-led APNU+AFC coalition, gave a ...

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