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Larry London supplied birth certificates with proper security features- former Citizenship Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2020, 8:33 by Writer Former Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix on Thursday defended the then APNU-AFC government’s decision to sole-source about 500,000 birth certificates from a United States (US)-based company controlled by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Larry London. Mr Felix said the sole-sourced contract of GYD$23 million contract was awarded by ...

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Guyana’s artists, cultural workers to be registered- Culture Minister Ramson

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020, 15:43 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson Jr. says a national registry of artists and cultural workers  would be established in keeping with Guyana’s commitments under the Caribbean- European Union Economic Partnership Agreement. He told the House during consideration of the 2020 National Budget estimates that the registry ...

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Guyana’s Queen’s College threatens to leave CXC, take legal action over alleged botched results

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020, 14:49 by Denis Chabrol Two of Guyana’s leading secondary schools on Thursday joined others across the Caribbean in condemning the apparent poor grading of students at the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) examinations, with Queen’s College already threatening legal action and possibly lobbying for withdrawal from the ...

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Sexual activity with 6 month old girl among 529 cases, police system inadequate- Child Care Director

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020, 10:22 by Denis Chabrol The Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Ann Greene says sexual activity with a six-month old baby girl is among 529 reported cases of child sexual abuse for this year during the coronavirus pandemic. “During this period of ...

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Govt agencies to buy some produce directly as farmers loses 50 percent earnings due to coronavirus

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020, 10:28 by Denis Chabrol A recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) shows that since the start of the the coronavirus, COVID-19, farmers are losing income by between 20 and 50 percent, causing government to decide to buy produce directly from them, according to Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha. He noted that ...

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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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Letter from Sarah-Ann to Guyanese — American Ambassador

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 17:39 by Denis Chabrol To the people of Guyana, I write to you today to thank you for hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week. Guyanese hospitality was evident throughout this historic visit in the form of flags, billboards and friendly hellos. The visit was significant not just because Secretary Pompeo ...

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