Internet Radio

Daily Archives: February 10, 2016

Stamp out gold smuggling, procurement fraud to pay Joint Services higher salaries

Shadow Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill Wednesday called on government to stop gold smuggling and stamp out claimed procurement fraud in order to find millions of dollars to pay increased salaries to the Joint Services and other government employees. Contributing to the debate on the 2016 National Debate, he said even if the smuggling of 15,000 ounces of  gold per ...

Read More »

Aquaculture, livestock farms among plans for Wales

Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder has unveiled that among other things there are plans in place to study the possibility of opening an aquaculture and livestock farm among others at the Wales Sugar Estate. This is after Government had announced that it plans to close the Wales Sugar Factory at the end of 2016 since it would be unable to upkeep ...

Read More »

Rodney COI report dropped off to AG’s Secretary; Williams says move ‘disrespectful’

The final report from the Commissioners on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) was dropped off to the Confidential Secretary of the Attorney General Basil Williams. Williams on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that the document was dropped off in a “disrespectful” manner. Reports indicate that shortly after dropping off the report, the three Commissioners proceeded to leave the Guyana. Williams ...

Read More »

Budget flayed over lack of initiatives for women

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament Dr Vindhya Persaud says she will be forced to withhold her support for Budget 2016 since it lacks tangible projects for the empowerment of women. Persaud made the statement as she delivered her take on the 2016 Budget during the debates on Wednesday. The third speaker for the day, the MP indicated that ...

Read More »

Cathy Hughes, Gail Teixeira square off over “willy-nilly” dismissal of public servants

For a second consecutive year the dismissal of hundreds of Amerindians under the Community Support Officers (CSO) programme took center stage during the Budget debates as Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira accused the government of the “willy nilly” dismissal of contract workers. Teixeira, who opened the debates on Wednesday, was quick to criticize the government’s hiring of more contractual workers ...

Read More »

DEA pledges to “dismantle and destroy” crime organisations

Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Matthew Donahue has made it clear that while the small drug traffickers will not be ignored, the DEA is mostly interested in pursuing the huge organizations behind international crime – which more times than often have a multinational presence. Donahue made the statement as the US Government officially commissioned the local DEA ...

Read More »