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  • GECOM addressing electoral ties in constituencies

    he Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said it is currently working to address electoral ties in three constituencies across the country. Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield said the elections body is now able to legally handle the situation. He was speaking to members of the media earlier today at GECOM’s head office. “[The ties] are

  • New Aranaputa NDC councillor has big plans for his community

    − Daycare centre, potable water, agro-processing among project on the cards  DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Newly elected councillor of the Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Virgil Harding says he has “big plans” to further the development of his community. The Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Village in North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper

  • Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

    Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

      – voters say process smooth DPI, Guyana Monday, November 12, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, said he is expecting voter turnout to be more than fifty per cent at this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE). Minister Bulkan cast his ballot this morning in Constituency Nine of the Eccles/Ramsburg Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) along

  • Region Three Hosts National Day of Villages 2018

    Region Three Hosts National Day of Villages 2018

    Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has stated that the government is committed to stimulating and reviving the village economy. The minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara’s National Day of Villages 2018. The event was hosted today at Hydronie Playpark, East Bank Essequibo and was attended by Minister

  • Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Over $245M was unanimously approved for supplementary provisions for security services and payments to sweeper cleaners in Regions Four, Five Six, Nine and Ten. Of this amount, $230M were approved for security services across while $15M for the payments of sweeper cleaners. The supplementary provisions were approved in the National Assembly on Wednesday evening. These

  • New Sheet Anchor water treatment plant on mid-2019 schedule

    New Sheet Anchor water treatment plant on mid-2019 schedule

    A new treatment plant for Sheet Anchor Berbice, funded by the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) is on schedule to be completed by mid-2019. This project is one of the components of a larger project for which a US$31.6M loan was signed in 2014 by the government and the IDB

  • Communities ministry present tractors to three councils

    Communities ministry present tractors to three councils

    – to assist in sanitation management efforts – new machines amounted to $20M DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Over the past three years, the Ministry of Communities has provided considerable support to many of its organs. By way of continuing this ongoing support, the ministry today handed over three new John Deere Double Drive

  • Regional Chairs, Vice Chairs to get salary increases

    Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, along with Clerks and Overseers of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) will soon receive increased wages and salaries. This follows a proposal made at the recent National Conference of Local Democratic Organs (NCLDO). Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan said the Cabinet has approved recommendations from the conference. These include supporting increased

  • Declaration of Mahdia Township

    Declaration of Mahdia Township

    The Ministry of Communities wishes to inform the general public that by way of Order No.27 of 2018 published in the Official Gazette dated 2018.08.09 Mahdia in the Potaro-Siparuni region has been designated a township. The elevation of this area to the status of a township is in accordance with the pronouncement by His Excellency,

  • Local Government Elections for November 12

    Local Government Elections for November 12

    Local Government Elections (LGE) will be held on November 12, following a declaration made by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan earlier today. The minister said $2.9Billion dollars have been allocated to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for preparations. Minister Bulkan said, “Local Government Elections will again be held later this year, in November of this