All regions get 16 percent increase to support Health, Education, Agri. projects-Minister Bulkan

The nation’s 10 administrative regions will benefit from the sum of $39.3B for capital expenditure next year. This was revealed by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan during the recently concluded budget debates. The Minister said that the allocated sum represents an increase of 16 percent over 2018’s provisions. Bulkan said that the regions will be using […]

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Cosmetologist used nature’s finest herbs to cure what Doctors suspected to be cancer

Plants are a major source of many drugs. Penicillin for example, comes from mold and paracetamol from Coal Tar. Even many of the most effective cancer drugs are derived from plants. Not everyone however, is sold on the idea of using these plants for their beneficial properties, before they are converted into tablet or other […]

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30 teen mothers graduate from reintegration programme

Thirty teen mothers are now better equipped with skills to provide for themselves and their children after they graduated from the Carnegie School of Home Economics in the programmes Elementary Cookery and Cake Decorating. These courses that were offered form part of the reintegration programme being executed by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with […]

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GTU ready to head back to negotiation table with Gov’t

Months after inking an agreement to make official salary increases for public school teachers for a three-year period (2016 to 2018), the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) is gearing to head back to the negotiation table. The union, through its President, Mr. Mark Lyte, said that since the recently signed multi-year salary package will essentially elapse […]

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 GTI records 77 percent pass rate as 584 students graduate

With a 77 percent pass rate, the Government Technical Institute (GTI) this week graduated 584 students, representing its 67th Convocation and Prize Giving ceremony. At the event held at the National Cultural Centre, GTI Principal, Mrs. Renita Crandon-Duncan, noted that the pass rate this year shows a one percent increase from 2017’s 76 percent and […]

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No completed cases for SARA since its establishment

After being established for two years, the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) is yet to complete a single case file. This became apparent when Attorney General, Basil Williams delivered his 2019 budget debate presentation yesterday in the National Assembly. Williams said that the Agency has been working on 25 cases referred to it by the […]

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Govt’s five budgets fail to present nation’s direction – Nandlall

After presenting five budgets to the nation, the APNU+AFC Government still fails miserably to explain the economic, social, and political plan it is pursuing to ensure it takes this country forward. This point was raised yesterday by Opposition Member of Parliament, Anil Nandlall, during his contribution to the 2019 budget debates. The Parliamentarian opened his […]

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1 in 4 persons unaware of HIV status – UNAIDS

Guyana and much of the Caribbean will need to accelerate testing and treatment programmes in order to be on track to reach the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS’)s 90-90-90 targets by 2020. This is according to information contained in the recently released UNAIDS ‘Knowledge is Power’ report which underscores that far too many […]

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Brazilian hotelier remanded for trafficking Venezuelans, confiscating their passports

The owner of the Charlotte Street business Ola Hotel was this afternoon charged and remanded on charges of trafficking in persons and the abuse of position of vulnerability. Christine Rodriguez, 32, a Brazilian national, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. It is alleged that between November 4 and November 28, […]

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