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Finance Minister reluctant to give GECOM more money for Local Govt Elections; says agency must use leftovers

“I cannot be anything more than tight-fisted”…”This is not a beauty contest”- Jordan The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday signaled that it might ask the Ministry of Finance for more money to run off Local Government Elections (LGE), but hours later Finance Minister Winston Jordan virtually ruled out giving the elections authority more cash unless the need can be ...

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Public Infrastructure takes back responsibility for repair, maintenance of interior roads from GGMC

Amid a major lapse by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to award contracts for repair and maintenance of several interior roads in a timely manner, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will next year take back responsibility for such works, Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson announced Thursday night. In contributing to debate on an opposition-sponsored motion on the ...

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Possibly “sinister motive” behind reports on drug contract- Volda Lawrence

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Tuesday stopped short of suggesting that attempts are being made to muddy her political waters ahead of her bid to become the Chairperson of her People’s National Congress Reform. “Minister Lawrence will provide further and complete details in the National Assembly on this matter on Thursday, July 19th but takes note of the curious ...

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Alleged killer of pandit, son remanded

A man was Tuesday arraigned on two counts murder he allegedly committed on a pandit and his son earlier this month. However, his lawyer said he was framed. Orlando Douglas is accused of the murder if Onkar Liliah and Deonarine Liliah between 7th and 10th July, 2018 in the furtherance of a robbery. The stabbed bodies of the Liliahs were ...

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Early childhood centres foster entrepreneurs – Finance Minister

The commissioning of Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) in Ann’s Grove and Ithaca reflects the government’s commitment to facilitating the growth of entrepreneurs. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan on Saturday commissioned the centres in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara and Ithaca, Region Five. The minister said, having a safe, educational space for children provides parents with an opportunity to become ...

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More youth entrepreneurs ready to hit the market…23 more graduate in Financial Literacy and Small Business Training

Twenty-two young people are now equipped with the necessary skills to establish their own business after graduating from a Financial Literacy and Small Business Training programme. The five-week training exercise covered areas of self-development, income expenses and budgeting, financial responsibility, credit and debt issues, decision making and action planning. During the course of the programme, each participant was tasked with ...

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CGX announces major sponsorship deal for Green Expo

Canada-based CGX Energy Inc., a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has announced its leading sponsorship of the upcoming Green Guyana Expo and International Business Summit scheduled for the Ramada Princess Hotel and the National Stadium on October 19-22, 2018. Company Executive Chairman, Guyanese Professor Suresh Narine, committed the company to the highest sponsorship level; Executive Sponsor with the Jaguar Package, for the event which aims at promoting Guyana’s ...

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Bank of Guyana to bail out commercial banks temporarily; Deposit Insurance Scheme to safeguard depositors

The Bank of Guyana is about to be given the power to bail out commercial banks in financial troubles for a maximum of 182 days, to safeguard depositors’ monies similar to what happened 14 years ago at Globe Trust. However, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) objected to the amendment to the Bank of Guyana Act, saying that it was ...

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Venezuelan plane registration documents authentic- Civil Aviation Chief

The registration documents for the Venezuelan plane, which landed with six nationals of the Spanish-speaking South American nation, have been confirmed as authentic, authorities said Friday. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that the documents exchanged with the Venezuelan Civil Aviation Authority proved that information provided by the pilots ...

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