Daily Archives: 10/24/2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 24 October 2015 – – Kaieteur News

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 24 October 2015  – – Kaieteur News 

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Government to slash free-for-all concessions – President Granger

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS  —  Billions of dollars in tax waivers granted annually by the previous administration to largely businesses and others were highly unsustainable for the country. It will not continue in such an uncontrolled manner under the current government, promises President David Granger. Granger said that the $63B in tax waivers quoted in the report of the Auditor […]

New GPC still to deliver on four-year-old drug contract

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC), the previous administration’s largest supplier of drugs and medical supplies, was still benefiting from large contracts, mere days before the administration’s last financial year came to an end. This information was laid bare in the audited accounts of Government’s expenditure. The accounts were tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday […]

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 October 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 October 2015

  • Venezuela continues hostility towards Guyana
  • Cocaine smugglers still trying
  • Health initiatives
  • Blame me for increases – says Prime Minister
  • Decision on GuySuCo soon
  • Director of Prisons charged
  • Sports

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GECOM sets time-frame for local govt elections date

GECOM sets time-frame for local govt elections date

Friday, 23 October 2015 15:56 – Written by 

GECOM LOGOThe way has been cleared for Local Government Elections to be held on any date between mid March and the end of May, 2016, according to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

The elections management authority said it was now up to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan to set the date within that time-frame.

Following is a statement by GECOM.   Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue 3 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 3  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The two ladies were struggling with the baby. It was raining and they wanted to get to the Lefferts subway station quickly. The baby gurgled happily but not for long. The lady holding onto the pushchair slipped and baby and pram came unstuck. This happens all too often at the Lefferts and Liberty Avenue subway and it’s another good reason to have the elevator.

At the ticket booth was a young man looking rather dazed. He approached the teller with a story. His mother was dying in a hospital in Rockaway Boulevard and he didn’t have any money to pay the fare. He would be grateful for a free pass. The teller looked at him long and hard and then shifted her gaze to me. I nodded. She clicked a button and let him pass.   Continue reading

Hemispheric Defense Studies to Honor Noted Guyanese Scholar Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

National Defense University – William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies to Honor Noted Guyanese Scholar Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

By Allison Skeete 

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

October 23, 2015: Washington, D.C. —  Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith; a scholarly Guyana born stalwart will receive the 2015 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Named after the Center’s founder and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. William J. Perry, this honor is awarded to individuals and organizations in recognition of their significant contributions in the fields of security and defense education.

Awardees are selected for their achievements and promoting education, research, and sharing knowledge in defense and security issues in the Western Hemisphere.    Continue reading