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Nicolette Henry, Priya Manickchand clash over COVID-19 learning packages

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 16:57 by Denis Chabrol Former Minister of Education Nicolette Henry and current Education Minister Priya Manickchand on Wednesday took on each other over questions about  COVID-19 learning packages” for schools, with Henry charging that Manickchand was trivialising her explanations and Manickchand blaming her for holding on to power instead of getting work done. ...

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Cash-grant for school-going children not a one-off payment- Manickchand

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 16:01 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Wednesday said the GYD$15,000 cash-grant programme for each registered school age child would not be a one-off payment. Responding to questions by opposition coalition parliamentarians, she said the grant would eventually be increased to GYD$50,000. “We have no concerns about it being sustained ...

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GCAA gets GYD$609 million bailout due to COVID-19

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 14:19 by Denis Chabrol Reeling from the devastating impact that the coronavirus has been having on international air travel, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has gotten a GYD$600 million bailout to ensure that the regulatory agency remains internationally compliant, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said. Responding to a question from Minister of ...

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Armed robbery accused escapes from Lusignan Prison

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 7:43 by Denis Chabrol A 23-year old man , who is accused of armed robbery, early Wednesday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison.. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said  Leroy Graham fled the jail at about 1:30 AM. Mr. Graham was admitted to prison on August 20, 2020. His address is Middle Walk, ...

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