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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Three new towns to feature in Local Government Elections, date to be announced – Minister Bulkan

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS  — The Ministry of Communities yesterday said that it is awaiting word from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), for the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) now that all the administrative orders are in place. According to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, LGE can take place within the first-quarter of 2016. Addressing municipal representatives yesterday at […]

GECOM prepared to hold LGE after March 14

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – The Secretariat of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now in full operational mode. It announced yesterday that it stands ready to conduct Local Government Elections (LGE) between March 14 and May 29, next year. The elections, last held in 1994, had faced one delay after another because of reforms. The last piece of legislation […]

Opposition stands as one with Govt against Venezuela

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – In no way will Guyana be divided in the face of threats the country continues to face as Venezuela seeks to deprive it of three quarters of its territory. This was reiterated yesterday by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, at Freedom House. Jagdeo said that he and his party stand firm in support of the government’s […]

Jail who stole during my rule – Jagdeo

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS  – By Abena Rockcliffe     Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is advising swift action against those white collar criminals who deprived the nation of its wealth during his tenure as President. Yesterday he told the media that the government should “Find them and lock them up.” Jagdeo made this statement as he answered questions during a press conference […]

Jagdeo vex because he friends thief from him

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER DEM BOYS SEHFEATURES / COLUMNISTS, – Old people got a saying that wha you pray for you does get. Jagdeo tell de reporters that de Soulja Bai government only embarrassing people and that dem should go and jail all who thief while Jagdeo heself was president. De man couldn’t tek it. Every day he open de papers he see that millions […]

Over qualification, a result of unemployment – Dr. Hassan Ndahi

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – “There is a tendency for those in now developing countries to continue going to school because the jobs are not there.” This was a sentiment expressed by Dr. Hassan Ndahi, Senior Specialist for Skills and Employability, ILO office for the Caribbean. Ndahi was at the time speaking at an orientation workshop hosted by the Council […]

American-based cop’s body being brought to Guyana

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS —  (By Mondale Smith) —  New York City cop, Guyana-born Randolph Holder gunned down by a bicycle thief/career criminal in Harlem, will be laid to rest on home soil following his funeral services in New York. Emotions are boiling in New York especially amongst the boys and girls in blue, New York Police Department (NYPD) cops, family […]

Girls must be protected from statutory rape, no excuses – First Lady

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS —  “Sexual intercourse with a child under-16 is statutory rape. All loopholes must be closed. I do not want to hear any excuses,” said First Lady Sandra Granger. At the time she was issuing a call for those responsible for statutory rape to be pursued and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Addressing the […]

Nagamootoo takes blame for public outrage over Ministerial salary increases

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS — By Kiana Wilburg  …Confesses that poor PR was at the core of the problem — Prime Minister and First Vice President, Moses Nagamootoo, is now the first member of the government’s camp to admit that the approach towards the salary increases for Members of Parliament (MPs) was seriously flawed. He confessed on Wednesday that given his […]

Guyana ineligible for 2016 CFU Club Championships

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS — The Normalisation Committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) sought clarification from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF on the local clubs that were eligible to participate in the 2016 CFU Club Championships and was given a response by CONCACAF’s Director of Competitions Mr. Horace Reid who confirmed that the 2013-2014 winners would not […]


OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS  —  Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge I am pleased to join with the UN family in Guyana to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. Since its founding on October 24, 1945, the United Nations has continuously evolved to meet the needs of its membership and the challenges of a changing world. Unlike the League of […]

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  • Deen Ameerullah  On 10/24/2015 at 9:32 am

    Thanks David.
    Our best wishes and thoughts that you get well, and stay hale and hearty.
    We enjoyed FaceTime with you and sorry you were not feeling well.
    Thanks for your good wishes.
    Find regards to Susan
    Deen & Celeste.

    Sent from my iPhone


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