Guyana News: Capitol News Updates – 7 videos – April 18, 2013

Guyana News: Capitol News – 7 videos – April 18, 2013

  • 1.25 Billion dollars earmarked for Specialty Hospital is first allocation to be cut from the budget – 18th Apr 2013
  • Opposition slashes Budget Estimates for NCN and GINA – 18th Apr 2013
  • Opposition still willing to engage the Government despite rumours that talks have been suspended – 18th Apr 2013
  • Small and medium scale enterprise owners to get access to funding for development and expansion of their businesses – 18th Apr 2013
  • New Amsterdam, Berbice woman celebrates 100th Birthday – 18th Apr 2013
  • International Press Institute members in Guyana as part of a campaign to rid countries of their Defamation Laws – 18th Apr 2013
  • ‘Firestorm’ set for this weekend at the Princess Hotel – 18th Apr 2013
1.25 Billion dollars earmarked for Specialty Hospital is first allocation to be cut from the budget – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:11 PM PDT

The Health Ministry came under the microscope during the consideration of the budget estimates last evening and the 1.25 Billion dollars earmarked for a specialty hospital was the first allocation to be cut from the Ministry’s budget. The proposed budget estimate for the hospital was reduced to zero. A motion submitted by A Partnership for […]
Opposition slashes Budget Estimates for NCN and GINA – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:10 PM PDT

As expected the opposition majority in the National Assembly today slashed the budget estimates for the state-owned and controlled NCN and the Government Information Agency. The Government had initially budgeted 81 million Guyana dollars for NCN and that was reduced to one dollar. This was after gross financial irregularities were uncovered at NCN last year, […]
Opposition still willing to engage the Government despite rumours that talks have been suspended – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:09 PM PDT

Government sources are saying that the tripartite talks with the parliamentary opposition parties have been called off, but Opposition leader David Granger said, as far as he knew, the talks are ongoing. Public servants salaries, the NCN probe, NICIL finances and the state of the sugar industry are some of the issues for discussion. To […]
Small and medium scale enterprise owners to get access to funding for development and expansion of their businesses – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:09 PM PDT

A workshop which is geared at educating business owners on how to apply for grant funding for the development of their businesses will be held next Tuesday at the Pegasus Hotel. According to Senior Vice President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Lance Hinds, businesses can get grants up to 11 million dollars. He said […]
New Amsterdam, Berbice woman celebrates 100th Birthday – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:08 PM PDT

Viola Shaw was born on April 17, 1918 in the town of New Amsterdam, in the ancient county Berbice. For this lady, age is just a number, since she says she does not feel like 100 years old. Most people that know her call her Aunt Vie. She might be old, but at her age […]
International Press Institute members in Guyana as part of a campaign to rid countries of their Defamation Laws – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:08 PM PDT

Members of the International Press Institute (IPI), which is made up of Media operatives from around the World, are in Guyana as part of a campaign to have countries get rid of their Defamation Laws. The group contends that Defamation Laws, which are used to criminally prosecute persons, are archaic and should be repealed. Executive […]
‘Firestorm’ set for this weekend at the Princess Hotel – 18th Apr 2013Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:48 PM PDT
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