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Monthly Archives: May 2016

NFMU used earnings illegally to fund One Laptop, E-Government projects

More than GYD$1 billion in licence fees paid to the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) have been illegally used to help finance the People’s Progressive Party Civic-led administration’s two flagship projects- One Laptop Per Family and E-Government, a special probe has found. “Apparently, failing to appreciate the precedence of statute over “Government policy”, the management of the NFMU misguidedly continues ...

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UG Bursar’s salary not GYD$1 million

The Bursar of the University of Guyana (UG), Holda Poonai’s salary is much lower than GYD$1 million, in contrast to claims by the unions representing workers at that tertiary institution. Demerara Waves Online News was told that instead her gross salary and allowances are just about GYD$600,000 monthly compared to her predecessor’s basic salary of GYD$937,000 plus allowances. The originally ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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Trotman to GGDMA: “Free for all” mining has ended

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday questioned the motive behind the  Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s castigation of government’s efforts to improve the mining sector, and vowed that the “free-for-all” days are over. “Unfortunately, this recent attack, having taken the Ministry by surprise, suggests that the GGDMA prefers to see itself as a pressure group rather ...

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Broomes should go – says Transparency International

Transparency International says that the case of conflict of interest involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes is real and she should be moved from the Ministry. The statement comes on the heels of a report carried on Demerara Waves which details that the Minister has present personal interests in the mining community. Information has surfaced showing that she applied ...

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GGDMA raps gov’t over state of mining sector

With the mining industry nearing a crisis situation, small and medium scale miners are asking that the APNU+AFC administration do more to address several important concerns and put measures in place to protect them. Ever since the price for the raw commodity began falling on the international market several calls have been made for successive governments to so something to ...

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CCJ dismisses a Guyana land appeal on the basis of fraud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said that it Friday afternoon dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and Another v Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica property. In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with and upheld the decision of the High Court and Court of ...

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City entrance gets new Independence Arch

The southern entrance to the capital city of Georgetown at Agricola, East Bank Demerara is now adorned by a new 50th anniversary Independence Arch, compliments of local company Banks DIH. Assembled at a cost of $20M, the arch rests close to 200ft in the air and is decorated with Guyana’s 50th Independence logo and the national flag. Banks DIH Chairman, ...

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