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APNU+AFC dissolves Tourism Ministry; “serious backward step”- says stakeholder

Consequent to the appointment of Cathy Hughes as Minister of Public Telecommunications, the APNU+AFC has taken a decision to dissolve Guyana’s Ministry of Tourism and have its functions usurped by the new Telecommunications Ministry. According to a release from the Department of Public Information, cabinet took the decision to make the switch. The switch comes along with the transfer and reappointment ...

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No final decision on revocation of Jagdeo issued radio licenses – GNBA Head

There has been no final decision made by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) to revoke all radio spectrum licenses issued by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, says GNBA Head Lennox Craig. Craig during a telephone interview with Demerara Waves revealed that there has been discussions to that extent but the board has not made a final decision since there may ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge’s earnings in 2015 dipped

The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation recorded a decline in total income for the year 2015. This information was disclosed by the bridge’s General Manager Rawlston Adams during his presentation at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s year-end press conference on Thursday, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. In 2014, the bridge received the sum of $567,624,557 for marine toll, vehicular toll, ...

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Thousands benefitted from solar power under Hinterland Electrification Programme in 2015, several projects on card for 2016

The Hinterland Electrification Programme that is under the purview of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has achieved much success in supplying electricity across the hinterland, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Horace Williams during his presentation at the Ministry’s year-end press conference,  at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday, said that over 6000 households ...

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Sam Hinds warns of “unsustainable” spending; denies existence of secret accounts

Former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds Saturday warned that the movement of billions of dollars from a number of state-owned entities and commercial banks to the Consolidated Fund and subsequent spending would once again lead to an economic downturn. “The danger is that it would be used to raise recurring current expenditure to unsustainable (at this time) levels putting us at ...

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Gold Board records 451,490 ounces -declarations exceed 2015 target

Despite  a significant drop in gold prices on the world market, and challenges in the mining sector over the past year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has recorded 451,490 ounces of declared gold, surpassing this year’s target of 380,000 ounces, government announced Thursday. With the declarations, the GCB has recorded export earnings of approximately US$500 million, making the mineral, once ...

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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications. Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, ...

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No reason to send GPL’s CEO on leave pending outcome of probe- Patterson

Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson Thursday said he saw no reason to send the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Colin Welch on leave while a probe into alleged irregularities for the procurement of pre-paid meters was ongoing. “I have not found it necessary to move him until that investigation is completed and if you are ...

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Govt refuses to renew cash-jet pilot’s CJIA hangar lease

The Guyana government has taken possession of a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after the lease to Guyanese cash-jet pilot, Khamraj Lall, expired. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Lall’s representatives had written to the Attorney General, Basil Williams claiming that they still had a stake in the property but was told that the clear condition on ...

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