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Guyana – This week with the President – February 6-13, 2016

GINA logoThis week with the President – February 6-13, 2016

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 26 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 26 Sep 2013

  • Credit Bureau soon to open.
  • St Roses Toronto Alumni refurbish court.
  • Equip The Police Force better -Opposition Leader Granger.
  • Set up proper Road-blocks: Police Commissioner.
  • AFC on Budget 2014 talks
  • Luncheon gives assurance that the employees of (GINA) would be paid.
  • OAS coming to check Corruption.
  • Furniture store Courts is on an expansion drive.
  • The Guyana Public Service Union wants to see rights respected by Gov’t.
  • The Office of Professional Responsibility has cleared police ranks of torture allegations.

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Budget 2013: National Assembly approves $177.4B budget

 National Assembly approves $177.4B budget

Written by Kwesi Isles – Demerara Waves
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 23:28

The National Assembly Wednesday night [April 24] approved a GUY$177.4B (US$877.2M) national budget, some 15 percent lighter than the estimates presented by the government a month ago.

The combined opposition used its majority to evince a $19B cut in a $20B allocation earmarked for the Low Carbon Development Strategy pushing the total cuts to $31.35B. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh had presented a $208.8 budget proposal to the House on March 25.

The LCDS cut represented the largest in this year’s budget as it had in 2012. The money was to be used as Guyana’s stake in the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project and would have originated from the biodiversity agreement Guyana has with Norway.   Continue reading

Mega farm by Barbados investors taking shape in Rupununi

Mega farm by Bajan investors taking shape in Rupununi

Posted By Stabroek editor On March 16, 2013 |  Comments

A Barbados company is pushing ahead with a mega farm in Region Nine which will have rice as its centre piece.

The Government Information Agency last night said that along with the cultivated areas, Santa Fe has almost completed a state-of-the-art rice mill with huge silos which will be used to store the paddy harvested from the large fields.

GINA said that the project – operated by the Simpson family of Barbados – will be expanding the current cultivation by an additional 980 acres by the end of June this year. This will make it a total of 1000 acres of upland rice being cultivated with the zero tillage technology/method.   Continue reading

Documents – commentary on Guyana’s politics

Documents – commentary

 Stabroek staff On December 16, 2012 In Editorial | 

SUMMARY:  Having said that, it must also be observed that whatever the incompetence of the opposition, it is the government alone which has the power to choose a path of dialogue and compromise on key issues, since it is the one in office. At the bottom of all of this is the governing party’s state of denial; its attempts to proceed as it has always done without reference to its minority status; its obsession with the retention of power; and its fear that if it does choose compromise and this works, its constituency will find this an acceptable arrangement and vote accordingly. Psychologically, in other words, it is not looking for solutions. It is just the nation’s tragedy that it is not prepared to take on board what Secretary-General Insulza advised four months ago.

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NCN, GINA subsidies gutted from the budget

NCN, GINA subsidies gutted from the budget

April 25, 2012 –    The combined opposition AFC and APNU on Wednesday voted to cut the GUY$211M in subsidies to the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) and the Government Information Agency (GINA) saying that they have failed to live up to their national onligations as public entities. (Note: US$1= GUY$200)

The cuts reduced NCN’s GUY$81.2M and GINA’s GUY$130.4M subventions under the Office of the President heading to $1 each when consideration of the 2012 national budget in the National Assembly.   Continue reading

Greene proceeds on leave in wake of rape allegation

Greene proceeds on leave in wake of rape allegation; opposition, women lawyers welcome decision

Demerara Waves: December 17, 2011

Commissioner of the Guyana Police Force Henry Greene has proceeded on leave as an investigation gets underway into a rape allegation levelled against him earlier this week

The announcement came via the Government Information Agency (GINA) and amidst strident calls from opposition parties and interest groups for him to either resign or step aside so that an unimpeded investigation could be done.

According to a GINA release on Saturday, President Ramotar has acceeded to Greene’s request for leave in light of the allegation against him with Assistant Commissioner Leroy Brumell to serve as Commissioner in the interim.  Continue reading