GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28 October 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 28 October 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

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Guyana Venezuela border controversy…Govt. chides Jagdeo for unpatriotic stance while country faces relentless foe”

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | By Abena Rockcliffe  — Even as it acknowledges the statements made by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, the Government of Guyana has not altered its decision to abandon the Good Officers process and move towards the juridical route in settling the territorial controversy with Venezuela. Yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge dismissed Jagdeo’s advice against going the […]

Bartica, Lethem, Mabaruma officially named as towns

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | -moves underway to bring rates and taxes in line with 21st century    –Three new towns have been named as Government moves ahead with plans to hand more powers to Local Government bodies. According to the Official Gazette (Extraordinary) published on October 21st, 2015, the three new towns are Mabaruma, Region One; Bartica, Region Seven and […]

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It is your fault!….EU raps ex-President Ramotar over suspension of Euros 25M

OCTOBER 27, 2015 | – says Parliamentary suspension was the cause  — The European Union (EU) is refusing to take blame for the state of Guyana’s sugar industry. Yesterday it criticised the suspension of Parliament last year and the subsequent lack of oversight for withholding more than Euros 25M in budgetary support. EU’s Ambassador, Jernej Videtiè, who made the statements […]

Panama, Portugal will replace Venezuelan rice market- Holder

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | -discussions being held with Mexico, Haiti and Bahamas  —  Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder is assuring those involved in the rice industry that all is not lost with the loss of the Venezuelan market and that Guyana is doing business with other nations on a larger scale. Commenting on the issue yesterday to GINA, Holder noted […]

Improved technology targeted to bring rice costs down

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | –President Granger tells Black Bush Polder residents President David Granger has said that his administration is committed to working with communities in the East Berbice Region to ensure that the population is better educated, unemployment is reduced and citizens are made more self-reliant. These were some of the commitments made by the Head of State […]

Dynamic Airways discusses increased flight schedules for 2016 & golden jubilee with Tourism Minister

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | Tourism Minister, Catherine Hughes had a cordial meeting with the visiting Chief Operations Officer (COO) of United States-based Dynamic International Airways, John Mullins on the periphery of the Aviation Conference held earlier this week.  Accompanied by Director General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, Minister Hughes discussed Dynamic Airways’ plans to increase their Georgetown to New York […]

InselAir top brass commits to promoting destination Guyana

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | InselAir has been in operation for just over a year now and already the airline has been able to rack up its flight to six times per week, with an occupancy rate of between 50 and 70 per cent. But the airline is also looking to partner more with the Guyana Government, particularly its Tourism […]

Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain Police Officer Randolph Holder

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | (New York Times) On a chilly Tuesday morning in Jamaica, Queens, hundreds of police officers gathered near a towering church. Florists delivered ornate bouquets. Every stoplight, streetlamp and tree nearby had been adorned with a blue ribbon. A New York City police officer had been killed gunned down last week in East Harlem. Officer Randolph […]

Trinidadian medical team performs eye surgeries at GPHC

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | Ten patients recently benefitted from follow-up eye surgeries which were conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The surgeries were performed by a four-man team comprising two Ophthalmologists, one nurse and one assistant, all from “World Class Eye Surgeons” based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. During the visit, Dr. Ronnie Bhola, a Trinidadian Vitreo-Retinal […]

New GPC bids 200 times more than others to supply blood bags

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | During yesterday’s opening of bids at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) under the Ministry of Health, several companies submitted bids for the supply of blood bags. New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation was by far the highest bidder with a whopping $228.4M   Bids were also opened under the Ministry of Public Health for […]

Confidential info leaked on accounts held by ex-Minister, Assistant

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – –lawyer claims in letter to bank —  A lawyer for a former Minister and her Personal Assistant has written to a commercial bank claiming compensation and apologies for the leaking of information pertaining to accounts held there. Attorney-at-law, Eusi Anderson, in his letter dated October 21st, to Nigel Samaroo, Branch Manager of the Bank of Nova […]

GTU against government’s plans to ban Corporal punishment in schools

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | The Guyana Teachers Union in recent years has always been very vocal about their disagreement whenever the issue of eradicating Corporal punishment in schools was brought up. In light of recent statements made by Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine regarding the eradication of Corporal punishment within schools, the GTU has once again raised their […]

GTU in support of Christian prayers in schools

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) Mark Lyte recently expressed his support for the reviewing of Christian prayers in public schools. He stated that the emersion of Christian prayers in schools did not start yesterday and it is not likely a problem which will end today. The replacing of Christian prayers with universal prayers, […]

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