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  • GUYANA-BUDGET-Opposition politicians critical of 2014-15 budget

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Leaders of the two opposition parties in Parliament have criticised the GUY$220 billion (One Guyana dollar = US$0.004 cents) budget presented by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh late last month. Opposition Leader David Granger described the fiscal package as having nothing for Guyanese nationals, saying it did not take into account the situation regarding the poor…

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  • Community Institutions discuss

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – CARICOM Draft Strategic Plan THE Draft Strategic Plan that will drive the CARICOM Reform Process continued to be developed with discussions among the Community Institutions at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Guyana, on Monday. The purpose of the discussions was to solicit the views of the Institutions on a direction, priorities, framework for implementation, areas of…

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  • GUYANA-ENERGY-President Ramotar says hydro project still on stream

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it remains optimistic that the Amaila Falls Hydro-Power project will become a reality despite the decision of the US-based Sithe Global Power, LLC to withdraw from the project last year. “We haven’t given up on Amaila. As far as I know it is back with the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) board,…

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  • Multilaterally Intermeshed AML/CFT Legislation a Critical International Obligation

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – Passing the Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) act is critical to the future well-being of Guyana and to all Guyanese. Guyana has an international obligation to enact legislation, which is constitutional; harmonized with the laws of other member countries in its group; able to pass peer review by those countries; and in accord with…

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  • Finance Minister: No effort spared to safeguard integrity of financial systems

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – THE stability and strength of any financial system are an indispensable prerequisite for the overall health and well-being of an economy, says Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, and the current Administration has spared no effort in safeguarding the integrity of local financial systems. Addressing the matter Monday during his Budget 2014 presentation to the House, Dr…

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-President reiterates need for opposition to ensure passage of anti-money laundering bill

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Donald Ramotar has reiterated the need for the opposition parties to support the anti-money laundering legislation which he said is part of the international initiative to deal with terrorism and money laundering. The opposition parties – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) – control 33 of the 65-seats in…

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  • An intriguing turn

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Hemispheric and regional reactions to the situation in Venezuela have taken an intriguing turn. Last Friday, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved a declaration, expressing “Solidarity and Support for Democratic Institutions, Dialogue and Peace in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela” and “appreciation, full support and encouragement for the initiatives and…

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  • ST. LUCIA-MARINE-Guyanese cargo vessel quarantined as investigations continue into death of crew mem

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC-A Guyanese cargo vessel 'Lady Zai' remained quarantined in St.Lucia waters for the fifth day on Thursday as investigations continue into the death of a crew member, and the hospitalisation of another following the outbreak of a “communicable disease” on board. As a result none of the remaining eight crew members have been allowed to disembark, while…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Hon  MS. Jennifer Webster, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Republic of Guyana, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

    Statement by the Hon MS. Jennifer Webster, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Republic of Guyana, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) -Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

    I have the honour to speak on behalf of the fourteen Member States of the Caribbean Community on the priority theme: “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. CARICOM associates itself with the statements delivered by the distinguished representatives of Bolivia on behalf of the G77 and China, and Costa Rica on…

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  • Venezuela still simmers

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – Contrary to what we posited in our editorial last Friday, that authoritarian regimes generally view making concessions, including being brought to the dialogue table, as a sign of weakness, the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, affirmed that same day that the Peace Conference launched by President Nicolás Maduro was not “a sign…

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