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Daily Archives: September 23, 2020

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

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. During consideration of 2020 Budget estimates of expenditure  COVID-19 accelerated programme, ...

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

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 or sustainable because when we get money we invest it back ...

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

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 Governance and Parliamentary Affairs, Gail Teixeira about why GYD$609 million was ...

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Armed robbery accused escapes from Lusignan Prison

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, Buxton, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Prison Service asked  anyone with ...

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