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Daily Archives: May 22, 2014

Consultants can be contractually held accountable for shoddy work- CDB official

The Head of Procurement at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Norman Cameron on Thursday advised the Guyana government to include penalty clauses in design and supervisory consultancy agreements if the quality of work ends up being substandard. He said there was the option of putting “terms and conditions in the contract to ensure that there is some mechanism for redress.” ...

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Customs Broker jailed for stealing from Guyana Learning Channel

A Customs Broker was Thursday jailed for 18 months after he was convicted for stealing a video camera from the Guyana Learning Channel. Ronald Williams,35, pleaded guilty to stealing one Sony High Definition Video Camera valued GUY$800,000 from the television station. He committed the offence on May 21 at 3 Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown. Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jone said that ...

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Alleged ‘Wake’ robber refused bail

One of three men, who carried out a number of brazen robberies at a wake in Kitty, was Friday arraigned on two counts of armed robbery before a City Magistrate. 19-year old Curt Simeon of Eccles, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty and was remanded to custody until May 29, when he appeared before Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. He was ...

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Guyana govt withdraws disapproval of LEAD project

The Guyana government on Thursday announced the withdrawal of the non-approval of the US$1.2 million Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD) being funded by the United States government. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon says the withdrawal now paves the way for representatives of the Guyana government and those of the American embassy to discuss and agree to the ...

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Qualfon confirms employees fell ill during power failure

Qualfon has confirmed that several employees fell ill during a power-outage at its Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara location. The company refuted earlier reports that employees were prevented from leaving the premises Tuesday afternoon after the power failure and subsequent drain of a back-up battery. Qualfon, a call centre, also said the building has three emergency exits rather than the front ...

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Mark “Polo” wanted for coke, ganja find at Ogle Airport

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for an Albouystown, Georgetown man in connection with the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine in the baggage of a Barbados-bound passenger. CANU said it was searching for 32-year old Mark Mohabir also known as “Polo” of Cooper Street, Albouystown “in connection with the discovery ...

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Barbados-bound woman caught with marijuana, cocaine at Ogle Airport

A 20-year old woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon allegedly with a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine that she was attempting to take to Barbados, a senior anti-drug agent said. The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) official confirmed that the Guyanese woman was arrested shortly before she was about to board a LIAT flight at the Ogle International Airport for ...

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Opposition passes motion for torture probe

Guyana’s combined opposition on Wednesday rejected government’s offer to support a motion calling for a Commission of Inquiry if it was not confined to 2006-2013 but had been dated back to the 1960s. The offer was made by the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Gail Teixeira during her contribution on a motion sponsored by Opposition Leader, David Granger calling ...

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