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Female cattle farmer dies in early morning accident

The Guyana Police Force has taken the driver of a motor lorry into custody following an early morning road accident along the East Coast of Demerara which resulted in the death of 73-year-old cattle farmer, Moodnie Persaud. The incident occurred around 06:30 this morning on the Le Ressouvenir Public Road, ECD, as the woman was […]

Gold and Diamond Miners Association happy with Budget measures for gold mining industry

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has welcomed what it described as “the tangible results” of its meaningful consultation with the Government of Guyana on Budget 2018. It said the budget contained measures that will have tremendous positive impacts in expanding and sustaining the local mining industry, but also the economic well-being of […]

Concerns over State Security forced Government’s decision to request hold on Police promotions -President

President David Granger this morning said his government intends to respect the High Court’s ruling which has rendered the directive to the Police Service Commission to put a hold on the planned promotions of Senior Police Officers, as unlawful and unconstitutional. But while the Head of State has noted admiration for the ruling handed down […]

#Budget2018: 80% increase in allowance for teachers who serve in remote areas

The Government of Guyana will continue to focus on the education sector over the next fiscal year.  Several measures and initiatives were announced by the Finance Minister during his Monday afternoon budget presentation. In an effort to improve the access to quality education in the hinterland communities, the Government has decided to increase the allowances […]

#Budget2018: Over $1.7 Billion set aside for youth empowerment and employment initiatives

Government is expected to spend big on youth empowerment and youth employment initiatives and has set aside funds in the 2018 National Budget to support its twin pillars of development for the nation’s youths. In the presentation of the budget to the National Assembly on Monday, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said in 2018 the APNU+AFC administration […]

Jordan lived up to low expectation with torturous budget -Opposition Leader

Minutes after Finance Minister Winston Jordan wrapped up his 2018 budget presentation, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, wasted no time to describe the budget as “unimaginative and torturous.” Jagdeo and the Opposition People’s Progressive Party had refused to participate in the budget consultations, but instead released a list of measures they wanted to see. At the […]

VAT removed from Education Services as $267.1 Billion Budget is unveiled

-by Kurt Campbell- With a promise to build on the Coalition government’s “impressive achievements” over the last two years, Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday unveiled the $267.1 Billion 2018 National Budget during an almost four-hour presentation in the National Assembly. The budget includes measures to improve quality of life with the removal of the […]

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