President ups ante against `lifestyle’ diseases by chairing commission

-cites drinking and smoking classes

President David Granger (eight from left) and Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence (seventh from left) with the Commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud and PAHO/WHO Country Representative, Dr. William Adu-Krow are at third and fourth from left respectively. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

President David Granger today upped the ante against `lifestyle’ or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by agreeing to Chair a commission on what he said was a pressing problem.

President says working towards substantive Chancellor, CJ

While stating that he is deeply concerned about the significant gap in the appointment of a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, President David Granger yesterday said that he is working to have this issue resolved at the earliest opportunity.

Put Guyana First

Hecklers, offensive statements that go against the nature of national unity, a surprise appearance by a Santa Claus, secrets exposed around oil bonuses – haven’t the Guyanese people been betrayed enough?

Police should not have entered Parliament Chambers – Acting Top Cop

Police Commissioner (acting) David Ramnarine yesterday said that cops should not have entered Parliament Chambers on Monday in an incident which triggered a clash with PPP/C MPs and he said important lessons have been learnt.

Budget 2018 passed

As the sun set yesterday the National Assembly approved the proposed $267.1 billion Budget for 2018 after having considered the estimates for the Ministries of Education and Finance on the final day of examination.

President defends Basil Williams over performance

While describing Attorney General Basil Williams SC as a hard worker, President David Granger yesterday said that the dismal performance in court matters involving the government is as a result of the poor representation which dates back to the previous administration.

High Court quashes Bulkan’s approval of parking meter by-laws

The decision by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, who earlier this year approved the By-Laws for metered parking in the city, was yesterday declared null and void by the High Court.

Natural Resources Ministry, Toshaos council to draw up co-operation MoU

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the National Toshaos Council (NTC) met on December 8 to discuss areas of possible cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding is to be drawn up.

Contracts for three presidential advisors will not be renewed

The contracts for three presidential advisors will not be renewed and they have since been offered executive positions, President David Granger revealed yesterday.

Armed bandits rob Soesdyke post office

Gun-toting bandits yesterday carted off approximately $200,000 in cash from the Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara Post Office after holding the postmistress at gunpoint.

Three charged with gunpoint robbery of bus passengers at McDoom

Three men were yesterday charged with robbing a minibus driver and several passengers at gunpoint of cash and valuables at McDoom, East Bank Demerara.

Remanded over armed robbery at Orange Walk

A man was yesterday remanded to prison after he was accused of robbing two men last Tuesday while being armed with a gun.

Taxi driver carjacked at Diamond

A 30-year-old taxi driver was early yesterday morning relieved of his motorcar and other valuables at Diamond, East Bank Demerara by a man and woman posing at customers.

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