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PopEye’s robbed again

At about 2035h. last night Wednesday August 26, 2015, two men armed with firearms held up two female cashiers at the Popeye’s Restaurant, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, and took away a total of $212,000.00. During their escape, the perpetrators damaged a glass door to the building and discharged shots. Ian Jupiter 27 years, of Campbellville Housing Scheme who was in the ...

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Opposition cries “discrimination” in union allocations, Minister says small unions need help too

Opposition member and President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU), Komal Chand cried “discrimination” in subvention allocations to local unions. The Member of Parliament, during scrutiny of the sums for the Ministry of Social Protection, pointed out that Minister of Finance Winston Jordan announced  in his budget speech weeks earlier that $11m would be allocated for labour unions. Chand ...

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Gun amnesty programme will be tried for one month – Public Security Minister

The Ministry of Public Security Gun Amnesty Programme, which provides for persons to hand over unlicensed firearms and ammunition to the authorities without facing prosecution, will take effect from September 1, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Contrary to what is being reported, Second-Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, told GINA that the programme will be tested ...

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GUY$42 billion worth of gold smuggled in four months; several visas revoked

Guyanese and United States (US) authorities have uncovered a money laundering and gold smuggling racket that has so far fleeced the country of more than US$200 million (GUY$42 billion) worth of the precious metal over a four-month period. Top officials of the Guyana government said a number of Guyanese gold exporters have been smuggling out huge quantities of gold  from ...

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Govt, opposition haggle over budgetary allocation for pension increase

Opposition member and former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill is adamant that the government’s 2015 budget has no allocation for the announced increase to pensioners. He raised that matter on the floor of the House Wednesday August 26, and declared that the government’s response to the matter did not satisfy the question. The government has promised pensioners an increase of ...

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New ministries now legal entities

Government has  made good on its promise to gazette their new ministries in time to see the end of the three days proposed for scrutiny of the 2015 Budget estimates. That was one of the issues that caused a major stir in the House on Monday and caused a more than five hour delay in the start of the day’s ...

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State media should favour government’s view- Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo believes that articles carried in the Guyana Chronicle should favour the perspective of government, saying that he was “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper. Nagamootoo, who during the second sitting of the Eleventh (11th) Parliament was reported by the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper as saying that the paper had been ...

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No payment for tax review committee -Finance Minister

The Ministry of Finance has not allocated specific funds to facilitate the work of the important Tax Review Committee which is to provide feedback on the country’s current tax state before any action could be taken to reform it. This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan who told Demerara Waves Tuesday August 25 that the committee will be using ...

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Prime Minister’s concerns about Guyana Chronicle headline raises spectre of political interference

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Tuesday evening acknowledged that he is “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle and strongly suggested that the paper must toe the government line. Nagamootoo, however, denied that he spoke with the Chronicle reporter, Derwayne Wills about his concerns concerning the headline ‘Gov’t blunders on Budget Estimates … violates laws assented to ...

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MPs clash over name of REOs

Government and opposition members of the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly clashed on Tuesday as several opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) demanded that Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, reveal the names of the current Regional Executive Officers (REOs) of the Ten (10) Administrative Regions. The opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) believes that government is actively replacing REOs ...

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