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Jagdeo favours MoU with Trinidad and Tobago

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he preferred a memorandum of understanding with Trinidad and Tobago as a way forward to removing a range of non-tariff barriers. “Hopefully, the MoU will go towards resolving the difficulties we have had so you have to have a pathway to solving the problem. You just can’t complain about it and I think ...

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Second chance for those with incomplete secondary education

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that Guyanese, who were unable to complete their secondary education or obtained less than five CSEC or GCE subjects including English and Mathematics, would be given an opportunity to be qualified and eventually pave the way for tertiary education. “This scholarship programme is being offered to applicants at no cost and will be done ...

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‘Don’t sign accord with Trinidad unless trade barriers are removed’- Georgetown Chamber

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GGCI) on Wednesday urged the Guyana g0vernment not to sign a memorandum of understanding with Trinidad and Tobago unless that twin-island nation removes a series of non-tariff barriers. Up to late Wednesday, GCCI President Timothy Tucker said the Guyana government did not inform him whether it would heed the business organisation’s call not ...

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PPP dismisses APNU+AFC model for electoral reform consultations

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday rejected calls by the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for a “comprehensive” review of Guyana’s legal architecture for elections, saying that public consultations began six months ago. “The call from the Coalition camp for a comprehensive review of what took place in March 2020 before electoral ...

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APNU+AFC to formally ask President Ali for national consultations on electoral reform

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) 0n Tuesday said it would be formally recommending to the government that a broad-based national consultation on electoral reform be held, even as it defended its decision for doing so six months after the draft Representation of the People Act was published. “What we will do is present a formal ...

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BREAKING: Cash grant for hinterland communities; free fertiliser for farmers; home-ownership assistance

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that there would be a special one-off cash grant of $25,000 to households in riverain and hinterland communities as well as the purchase of GY$1 billion in fertiliser for free distribution to farmers. The cost of the one-off cash-grant would amount GY$800 million because they have been “particularly affected by the cost of living,” ...

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No narcotic exhibits burnt at CID fire- Police Commissioner

Police and fire fighters were Monday afternoon trying to determine the cause of a fire at the Narcotics Section of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, officials said. Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the fire would would cause “some degree of inconvenience” but it would not affect police operations and no narcotics are stored there. “There is a (Forensic) ...

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iTel Call Centre investing in US$5 million upgrade

One year after acquiring a Guyanese contact center, itel, the international award-winning customer experience provider, announced that it has already invested over US$1 Million dollars in upgrades to the facility with plans to invest a total of US$4 million to bring the site to a world-class standard by July 2022.  Late last year, itel’s Founding Chairman and CEO, Yoni Epstein, ...

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Prospective hemp farmers on Soesdyke-Linden Highway urged to petition Jagdeo

Prospective hemp farmers along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Sunday said they want government to give them the greenlight to produce that herb there rather than merely confine cultivation to Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Upper Berbice). Under the banner of the one-month old Hemp Farmers Association of Guyana (HFAG), Leon Saul, they plan to formally request ...

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Road Safety Council welcomes manslaughter offence for intoxicated drivers; penalties for liquor licence holders

The President of the Guyana Road Safety Council, Ramona Doergen on Sunday welcomed government’s plan to amend the law to permit the charging of intoxicated drivers with manslaughter if they cause death by dangerous driving. She said  dating back to 2006 the Council had been advocating for the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act to be changed to allow for ...

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