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Berbice Bridge toll reduction in limbo

-gov’t accuses company of delay tactics

The Berbice Bridge

Government yesterday warned that the promised reduction in the Berbice Bridge toll may be delayed and accused the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) of delay tactics with the two sides still to reach agreement, two days before the tolls were supposed to be cut.

All flour now VAT zero-rated

-tax to remain on local juices

All flour has now been zero-rated under the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who has also put in place tax exemptions for items imported for use by charities and non-governmental organisations.

No quick fix for police reform

-Ramjattan says dirty cops must be weeded out

Third from left in front row, US Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt, Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and other officials along with beneficiaries of the training programme.

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday said that upgrading the police force is not a short-term project and dirty cops need to be weeded out.

More security forces deployed to Berbice

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has deployed extra forces to Berbice to address crime in the county. Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday, Ramjattan confirmed that a Joint Special Operations Group, including army and police, members of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit, and detectives from ‘A’ Division were sent.

Nursing care at Georgetown Hospital on downward slide

-Nurses’ body looking to set things right

Maladministration by management of the George-town Public Hospital (GPH) has resulted in the deterioration of the health care offered by nurses and the situation at the institution is now so dire that it may be the worst state Guyana’s healthcare system has been in yet.

Guyana ready to aid Dominica

-in wake of tropical storm

The Guyana government stands ready to assist Dominica, whose territory was recently ravaged by the vicious tropical storm Erika, leaving deaths and serious damage in its wake, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said yesterday.

Granger says T&T trip was for annual check-up

President David Granger has said his recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago was for an annual medical check-up. On Wednesday, Granger confirmed that his visit was for his annual check-up and added that it had nothing to do with the impending elections in Trinidad and Tobago.


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