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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Opposition MP, Speaker, Agriculture Minister clash over GUYSUCO’s cost of sugar production

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 16:56 by Denis Chabrol Despite intense pressure from opposition coalition parliamentarian Jermaine Figueira to disclose the cost of producing one ton of sugar to justify the spending of GYD$3 billion on reopening several sugar estates that had been shuttered by the David Granger-led administration, Agriculture Minister Zulficar Mustapha on Tuesday maintained that the ...

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140 Lusignan Prison inmates infected with COVID-19, several moved to Madewini isolation facility

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 12:41 by Denis Chabrol The Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn says 140 prisoners of the Lusignan Prison are infected with the coronavirus and 80 of them have since been sent to a new isolation facility at Madewini, Soesdyke Highway. He said the 80 were moved under tight security from the Guyana Prison ...

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PNC/R executive member awarded $23M contract to print passports, birth certificates

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020, 22:04 by Denis Chabrol PNC/R Executive Mr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ London, benefitted from a GYD$23 million contract to print passports and birth certificates on behalf of the then Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP). Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira, made this disclosure on Monday during consideration of the estimates for Citizen ...

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GTT fully restores landline services to Region 3 customers

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020, 21:55 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it restored landline services to customers in Region 3 on Sunday, completing underwater repairs ahead of schedule. On Sunday evening, the company announced the full restoration of telecommunication services to the area, days earlier than anticipated. On September 8, 2020 suspected sabotage ...

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Current state of CJIA Expansion Project unacceptable to Guyanese

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020, 20:00 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Monday said  government would only accept the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion works, as they were outlined in the original contract. The Head of State made this assertion during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador, Cui Jianchun and representatives of China Harbour Engineering Company ...

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Suspected carjacker arrested, car recovered

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:45 by Denis Chabrol One of three persons, who allegedly hijacked a car in Georgetown, has been arrested and the car recovered from a location at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, police said. Taxi driver 40-year old Hemchandra Hoolas, of Bee Hive Public Road, East Coast Demerara told police that the car was ...

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PNCR’s Chris Jones sues State over unlawful house search, arrest; asks Court to order return of barber chairs, AC units

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:51 by Denis Chabrol Claiming that several senior police ranks unlawfully searched his home and seized several barber chairs and air conditioning units in violation of his constitutional rights, APNU/AFC Member of Parliament, Christopher Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of GYD$300,000. He is also asking the High Court to ...

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New data protection law coming- PM Phillips

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2020, 21:56 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Mark Phillips said a law would be be drafted to protect electronic information being provided by citizens to the government and money has been already set aside to do this in the 2020 National Budget. “The policy work would continue through the end of this year with ...

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Opposition to mount campaign for election law reforms- Harmon

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2020, 20:31 by Denis Chabrol The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has indicated that it would be mounting a campaign for constitutional reform or reform of  certain electoral laws in a bill that could be jointly drafted with government, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said at the weekend. He was at ...

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Update: 2 shot dead, 5 injured during attempted escape from Lusignan Prison

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2020, 1:07 by Denis Chabrol Two prisoners were Saturday afternoon shot dead and five others were injured during an apparent effort to escape from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. “After the officers left the main compound, the situation rapidly deteriorated into mass disorder with inmates rushing the ...

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