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$200M to fight Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The Government of Guyana has set aside a total of $200M that will be used as legal fees to defend Guyana against the continued aggression from Venezuela in the current border controversy. This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge under scrutiny from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget was scrutinized on Thursday. ...

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Crum-Ewing probe deepens: Cops nab Kwame McCoy

Another People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  activist and former Communications Liaison Officer in the Office of the President Kwame McCoy has been arrested by police in connection with the assassination of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. McCoy would be the second PPP activist to be arrested in a matter of days, as Jason Abdulla an employee at PPP’s Freedom House has also ...

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Trotman accuses Jagdeo of “undermining efficacy” of Parliament

Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman says that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is undermining the efficacy of the National Assembly by addressing concerns that his Party may have in the public domain before taking it to the Speaker of the House. Trotman was at the time responding to a situation that had arisen whereby Jagdeo had stated that the Speaker Dr ...

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“Completely flummoxed” – Nandlall maintains innocence in vehicle fraud

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall is maintaining his innocence in the case of a vehicle fraud that was brought before the National Assembly on Tuesday by his successor Basil Williams. Williams on Tuesday told the Committee of Supply that monies in the sum of $16M were allocated for the purchase of a new vehicle under the Legal Affairs Ministry. However, ...

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Attorney General, Anil Nandlall square off over ‘vehicle fraud’

A heated exchange between Attorney General Basil Williams and his predecessor Anil Nandlall in the National Assembly on Tuesday as the Attorney General alleged that there were moves afoot to defraud the state of millions. Williams was questioned as to the allocations made for the purchase of a vehicle in 2015 and he revealed that the Government had budgeted over ...

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Millions for restoration of Botanical Gardens

The Budget for the National Resources Ministry was approved in the Committee of Supply on Tuesday with millions of dollars being allocated for the restoration of the Botanical Gardens. The monies budgeted under Capital Projects of the Ministry of Natural Resources will be funneled through the National Parks Commission for the Botanical Gardens. Among other things, the move to restore ...

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PPP raises concerns over architectural changes to State House

Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira has raised some concerns over the proposed infrastructural changes to State House, urging government to protect the architectural integrity of the building. This is after State Minister Joseph Harmon revealed that as part of Government’s capital projects for 2016, some sweeping changes are planned for State House and the ...

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Appearance of SOCU under MOTP triggers uproar

 As the considerations of the estimates for Budget 2016 continued on Monday afternoon, there was a brief uproar in the House as the Opposition questioned the appearance of the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) under the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP). SOCU, is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) which should appear under the Ministry of Public ...

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House clashes over increase of contracted workers

The considerations for Budget 2016 commenced on Monday with a clash between the Government and Opposition side of the House over an increase in contractual workers under the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP). State Minister Joseph Harmon, in the Committee of Supply was questioned on the names and designations of the four highest and lowest paid persons employed under MOTP. ...

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US woman tests positive for Zika after travelling from Guyana

[Columbus Dispatch] – Two more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio, one involving a Licking County man who was in Haiti while another involves a woman that travelled from Guyana. That brings to four the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health in the past week. None was contracted in Ohio. The newest ...

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