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US$5.3M container scanner not in operation

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May 16, 2017 News 0 – GRA has no place to house it By Brushell BlackmanThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA)’s state-of-the-art container scanner bought in 2014 is in working order, but the trouble is the State cannot find a home for it. The ‘homeless’ state-of-the-art container scanner. Yesterday at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting Read More

More to be spent on controversial D’Urban Park facility

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May 16, 2017 News 0 …as 50+1 Independence anniversary celebrations unveiled D’Urban Park is slated as the venue for the majority of Guyana’s 50+1 Independence anniversary celebrations says National Events Director, Lieutenant Colonel Godfrey Bess. Works are to be carried out on the VIP stands (seen here) at D’Urban Park along with the tarmac. Bess Read More

Jagdeo’s defence of PetroCaribe fund use contradicts public record

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May 16, 2017 News 0  – Claims US$115M transferred without loan agreement was a grant; records show it was a loan At a press conference he hosted at his Church Street Office yesterday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government did nothing wrong when it transferred US$115 from the PetroCaribe Read More

E-Networks now corporate partner for Independence health walk and fitness run

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on E-Networks now corporate partner for Independence health walk and fitness run
The pioneers of IPTV and 4G Broadband in Guyana, E-Networks is now onboard as a corporate partner for the Independence 5K Health & Fitness Walk and a 5K and 10K run. Following the success of the Guyana Golden Jubilee last year, the organizers will team up with E-Networks and other sponsors for a sequel. The Read More

Belize Defence Force Officer Excels in Pilot Training in Jamaica

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Belize Defence Force Officer Excels in Pilot Training in Jamaica
Tweet The Ministry of Defence wishes to inform the public that one of its Belize Defence Force Officers has excelled in a Pilot Training – code name Wings Course 1601- in Jamaica. Captain Francis Usher placed first in the course which lasted just over fourteen months. Officers from Belize and Jamaica participated in the course Read More

Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia set to join SLP in planned anti-policy protests

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia set to join SLP in planned anti-policy protests
PRESS RELEASE – The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia will be joining in solidarity with the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in a Protest March.   The CCSL is an all inclusive, non-partisan group with members throughout Saint Lucia. The main issues of concern for the group are: The DSH Read More

Food & Drug advises against purchasing ‘Dost patent barley’

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…says product adulterated with “wheaten flour”  The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is advising consumers not to buy ‘Dost patent barley’ since the Department has concluded through analysis that this brand of barley has been adulterated with “wheaten flour” which it says is against Laws of Guyana. GA-FDD says that Dost patent barley Read More

GECOM Chair: Jagdeo says 2nd list ‘Constitutionally’ suitable for the post

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Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo is of the view that it would be “unreasonable” if the President rejected the second list of nominees that he submitted for the post of Guyana Election’s Commission (GECOM) chairperson. This position comes on the heels of speculation in certain sections of the media that although President David Granger is Read More

Warning issued against DOST barley

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The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is advising the General Public that the “DOST Patent Barley” bearing the label “Product of Canada, packed exclusively for Geetanjali Rai, Guyana”, was found to be adulterated with wheaten flour and this is in contravention of the Laws of Guyana Food & Drug Act Chapter 34:03, Section Read More

Forestry Dept. to Lead Initiative to Restore Mangroves and Swamps

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The Forestry Department will be moving on a number of initiatives for the restoration of the island’s mangroves and swamps as part of an expanded mandate to reforest those significantly depleted areas. Out of a Land Use Assessment conducted between 1998 and 2013, it was found that the two forest types have been depleted by Read More