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President, Opposition Leader cite need for including all in Guyana’s development

President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon have cited the need to include all in Guyana’s development as the country enters 2021. The Guyanese leader, in apparent reference to Guyana’s expected increase in revenues as more oil wells are exploited, said the “bounty of our nation” must be shared with all Guyanese.  He said 2021 would be the springboard ...

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Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara residents mopping up after flood

Several families of Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara  was Friday morning scrubbing their yards and lower flats from thick sediment left behind from flood waters due to a breached river defence. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said flood relief hampers were distributed Friday morning to affected households who have been affected in Thursday’s flooding of the area due to a ...

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in early New Year’s morning accident

A man was hospitalised as a result of an accident on New Year’s Day, 2021. Police say that at about 3:30 Friday morning that Daniel Austin of  Joseph Pollydore (D’urban) Street, Lodge is hospitalised in a critical but stable condition. He received injuries to his fractured right wrist, multiple laceration to the face and right side body and head trauma. ...

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GYD$2 billion cash grant is economic stimulant- Finance Minister

Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh said the GYD$2 billion cash-grant for the estimated 60,000 government employees is aimed at triggering greater economic activity. “The one-off grant not only forms part of Government’s many other initiatives designed to bring relief to frontline workers and to households across Guyana, but is also a mechanism to stimulate economic activity in the country ...

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Ethnic Relations Commission takes trio to court for exciting racial hatred

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has taken three persons to court for allegedly inciting racial hatred or hostility among Guyanese, and one of them has since pleaded guilty, the commission said Thursday. “Based on the specific nature of their conduct and words, the charges against the defendants included causing ethnic/racial violence or hatred and exciting hostility or ill-will on the ...

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BREAKING: Public servants to get GYD$25,000 cash grant; teachers, joint services, health care workers among beneficiaries- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a GYD$25,000 “cash grant” for 60,000 government employees including public servants, members of the joint services, teachers and healthcare workers. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total package is expected to cost the National Treasury about GYD$2 billion. In the announcement that was made on the Office of the President’s Facebook page, the Guyanese ...

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Wakenaam farmer to face High Court trial for attempted murder

A farmer from the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam has been committed to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder a pensioner by chopping him several times, police said Thursday. Police said the 34-year old Griffith of Sans Souci was Wednesday informed by Magistrate Esther Sam at the Wakenaam Magistrate’s Court that the prosecution has provided sufficient evidence to prove that ...

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Tourism Authority to revise investment incentive package

The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) is preparing the groundwork for a new incentive regime to attract more investors in the sector that has seen remarkable growth until COVID-19 struck earlier this  year, GTA Director Carla James said Thursday. Referring to 12 investments that have already set foot in the sector here, she said the GTA would be working with the ...

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High Court puts temporary brake on Police Service Commission promotions

The High Court on Thursday extended its temporary order, effectively blocking the Police Service Commission (PSC) from promoting several officers to the rank of Assistant Commissioner until a challenge by Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus that he is being bypassed due to a perceived frivolous complaint of indiscipline is resolved. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire gave  Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who is ...

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Education Ministry to distribute electronic tablets to Hinterland; welcomes Ansa Mc Al Foundation’s donation

The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute electronic tablets to Guyana’s hinterland, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced even as she on Wednesday received 100 such devices from the Ansa Mc Al Foundation. Those tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘ONE YARD’ virtual benefit concert which aired on October 30, 2020. The concert which was powered by ...

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