The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved an US$8 million loan ($1.6b) for a programme to help reduce maternal, perinatal and neonatal deaths in Guyana, a release from the Bank said today.
(Trinidad Guardian) Government will seek to persuade commercial banks to allocate a certain amount of foreign exchange “for ordinary people” who have medical expenses, tuition, travel and the like, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says.
With Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton scheduled to submit his report today on allegations of procurement malpractices by some of his staff, President David Granger will soon appoint an independent investigative team which will report with recommendations on the issue.
The Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour has excluded the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), which has been representing workers at Barama Company Ltd (BCL) since February, stating that it recognizes the Guyana Labour Union (GLU) as the bargaining body.
Over the next four years, it is expected that 4,400 school dropouts, between the ages of 16 and 25, will be trained and eased into the working world under Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CCSP).
The European Union (EU) on Tuesday handed over 24 million Euros ($5.2b) to Guyana under a sugar programme which had been put on hold after Parliament was prorogued by former President Donald Ramotar in 2014.
-following four-year sentence for stolen gun, ammo possession
Charged in July 2015 with committing a $17 million burglary, after a gun allegedly found in his possession was linked to the stolen booty, Nabadamingi Gobin was yesterday sentenced to two years for the offence.
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the charges against Alfie Garraway, Janiel Howard and Leroy Williams, the three men accused of throwing a grenade at the Kaieteur News (KN) Office, continued yesterday with testimony from two of the news agency’s staff.
Attorney General Basil Williams yesterday declined to say whether he has provided an explanation about the beginning of the process to compulsorily acquire Carmichael Street plots to Cabinet as he had been instructed as, according to him, discussions at such fora are not for the public’s ears.
With Guyana no longer in danger of being on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist, Attorney General Basil Williams yesterday said that the focus now will be on securing money laundering convictions and he expressed the belief that training is necessary for all those who have a part to play in making this a reality.