GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 25 October 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 25 October 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

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Sluggish economy did not start five months ago – President Granger

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | By Leonard Gildarie – warns of long haul on recovery route — The new coalition Government is fast approaching six months in office and it has not all been honeymoon. The economy is continuing its struggles from a string of poor performances at the sugar estates (with a hint of fortunes reversing), falling gold prices and […]

“It wasn’t me!” GRA emailgate was Nandlall and Sattaur thing – Jagdeo

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | By Abena Rockcliffe  — Former President Bharrat Jagdeo recently urged the new government not to use the all important Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to get information on entrepreneurs. That can have serious repercussions on the economy and can cause citizens to lose trust in the system, he said As he made such a plea, the Opposition […]

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GuySuCo estates surpass weekly targets

OCTOBER 25, 2015 |  The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) recently disclosed that it produced 10,254 tonnes of sugar last week, surpassing the 10,000 tonnes mark for the third time this crop. GuySuCo said that Albion, Blairmont, East Demerara and Uitvlugt Estates have all surpassed their weekly targets while Rose Hall Estate achieved 97 percent. The state-owned entity reminded […]

Rice market worry… Guyana was never wholly dependent on Venezuela- Granger

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | Following the decision by Venezuela to take excess rice from Suriname, further curtailing any hopes of Guyana reviving its oil for rice deal, President David Granger has made it clear that as Guyana was never wholly dependent on Venezuela, other markets would come. Speaking to media operatives recently, the President affirmed that by his mandate, […]

2014 Auditor General Report …Tender Board evaluators found to be incompetent

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | …No due diligence was conducted  —  The National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) has been flagged for several improprieties in the latest report by Auditor General (AG), Deodat Sharma. Sharma said that each Ministerial, Departmental and Agency Tender Board shall nominate for consideration by the National Board, qualified evaluators to serve on Evaluation Committees. However, […]

Head of General Register Office sent on leave

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | Registrar of the General Register Office (GRO), Greta Mc Donald, has reportedly been sent on leave after reportedly clashing with senior Government officials, recently. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, would only confirm yesterday that Mc Donald was asked to proceed on leave from October 6 following a number of internal issues. Mc Donald, who reportedly […]

Opposition questions legality of State Assets Recovery Unit

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | By Kiana Wilburg   — The legal standing of Government’s State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) is now being questioned by the political opposition, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Since the Unit has been established by the APNU+AFC administration, it has been searching every nook and cranny within the tiers of the government structure for misappropriated state assets. […]

The Bag Bay Inc. Supports Styrofoam Ban

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | The Executive Committee of the Bag Bay Inc. (BBI) was in glee following the announcement by the Ministry of the Presidency of a ban on ‘Styrofoam’ products. The ban takes effect from January 2016. This Organisation has for years been calling for a ban on Styrofoam and plastics since they hurt our environment in a […]

GPHC Oncology Unit seeing increase in cancer survivors

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | There has been a noticeable increase in the number of cancer survivors. This assertion was made by General Medical Officer (GMO) attached to the Oncology Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Dr. Latoya Gooding. On Friday she said that more than 100 patients are currently being offered chemotherapy at the GPHC. There are, […]

Health care, health education to be focus of week-long medical mission

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | Addressing common adult health concerns will be high on the agenda during a medical outreach slated to commence this week. The outreach which will be facilitated by several experienced overseas based doctors will see persons from within Demerara and Berbice being able to benefit from crucial health care services. Dr. James Cort, who has been […]

Releasing stats could help suicide prevention efforts – Local NGO

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | As local bodies continue efforts to reduce Guyana’s staggering suicide rates, a local stakeholder believes that the release of statistics on suicide could actually significantly aid suicide prevention efforts. Managing Director of The Guyana Foundation (GF), Anthony Autar, opined that underreporting on suicide could do more harm than good. GF is a local nongovernmental organisation […]

Ministry of Education set to discard parts of National Grade 6 Assessment

OCTOBER 25, 2015 | Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, recently expressed his intentions to discard parts of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA.) In a recent interview, the Minister related his disappointment in the current grading system for the NGSA. He stated that national examinations for pupils of grades two and four are fostering an unhealthy “exam culture” […]

 

A cut above the rest… Fashion Designer, Roger Gary, is a special person

OCTOBER 25, 2015 — “What has worked for me and other designers who are successful is that we bring passion to our work workplace and we are focused. Young designers have the luxury of the Internet to do research and get inspiration, so use it to the fullest.” By Mondale Smith Many from humble beginnings have unrealized dreams which remain […]

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