Judicial system still clogged with 4500 cases

The appointment of new judges and the opening of night courts were just some of the measures the new administration had implemented since 2015 to address one of the biggest challenges facing the judicial system—case backlogs. With those measures and others, the judiciary was able to break down the backlog from 10,000 cases to approximately […]

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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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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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AG budgets $58M for Probation Development Action Plan

In an effort to improve the criminal justice system, the Government, through the Attorney General’s Office, has budgeted $58M for a Probation Development Action Plan (PDAP). This is according to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, who made this revelation during his presentation to the National Assembly on the final day of […]

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Opposition blasts Govt. for absence of proper plans for oil in budget 2019

While the political opposition may share in the APNU+AFC administration’s excitement over the prospects of the oil wealth to come, it is worried, however, about the government’s unpreparedness for the sector. Specifically addressing this concern today in the National Assembly was Opposition Member, Anil Nandlall. He expressed great disappointment in the fact that budget 2019 […]

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GPHC in-patient beds to increase from 483 to 1000 with 2019 budgetary provisions

The Public Health Ministry has been allocated $35.9B for 2019. According to Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, a significant portion of this sum will go towards improvements for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). During the fourth day for budget debates, Lawrence said that GPHC will receive $524.6M for the completion and furnishing of the […]

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PPP has no right to criticize feasibility studies undertaken by Govt.

Public Affairs Minister, Dawn Hastings did not use her allotted 35 minutes during Budget debates today to detail how her government’s 2019 budget will deliver the “good life for all.” She did not even speak about the accomplishments made with her 2018 allocations. Instead, the Public Affairs Minister spent her time telling the Opposition what […]

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Govt. has no care for sugar, rice workers – Mustapha

Deeming the 2019 National Budget a “display of deception” Opposition Member of Parliament, Zulfikar Mustapha said that little has been done by the Government to address the needs of the sugar and rice industries. Mustapha had harsh words to dish out to the Government when he presented his speech today during the Third day of […]

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