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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Guyana to finally establish Public Procurement Commission after more than a decade

Guyana is much closer to establishing a Public Procurement Commission  14 years after the constitution was amended to provide for that oversight body. When the National Assembly meets on Thursday, August 4, 2016, parliamentarians will adopt the  report of the Public Accounts Committee and  signify to the President that the quintet has been recommended in keeping with the Guyana Constitution. ...

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President calls on villages to return to historical pillars of success -Emancipation message at Den Amstel

President David Granger on Sunday called on the residents of Den Amstel Village, West Coast Demerara, to take up the mantle of continuing to build strong villages, through the upholding of the four historical pillars of success; family, religion, education and gainful means of employment, especially in the area of agriculture. As the country prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on Monday, August ...

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Mixed impact of Bai Shan Lin’s closure on small loggers

Hundreds of small loggers have been left with stocks on hand and no buyer, resulting in a severe economic downturn since the closure of the Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin. Kwakwani logger, Charles Thom lamented the economic impact of the pull out of Bai Shan Lin and low sales to other buyers. “Right now dem shops struggling. The chicken farms are shutting ...

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Govt cannot provide jobs ; emphasis is on self-employment – Granger

One year on after an election campaign promise to create thousands of jobs, President David Granger said it is not government’s responsibility to do so. “There is no magic wand. The government cannot provide jobs in the government service, in the police force or the defence force,” he said on this week’s edition of ‘Public Interest.’ Noting that it is ...

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CCJ affirms GY$5 million for injuries in road accident case –

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday morning dismissed the appeal in Guyana Sugar Corporation v Tulsieram Dukhi, though it increased the Court of Appeal award of damages for personal injuries to G$5,743,000.00 in allowing the cross appeal in part. This appeal arose out of a road traffic accident which occurred nineteen years ago (1997) on the Ogle Airstrip Road, East ...

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CCJ Reverses G$15M award in Defamation case, says awards from other Caribbean countries not automatic benchmark

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, CCJ – CCJ, Port of Spain. Today the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Glen Lall & National Media and Publishing Company Limited v Walter Ramsahoye refused to increase the G$15 million award of damages made to Dr Ramsahoye by the Guyana Court of Appeal. Indeed, it reversed the Court of Appeal’s decision and ...

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GGMC workers get bonus; new headquarters to be built

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have been awarded a one-off payout  in keeping with an agreement with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman announced Friday. Still faced with cramped working conditions, the staff was also told by GGMC Board Chairman, Stanley Ming that work has begun to find a plot of ...

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New tax chief has “resolute stance” against corruption

Newly appointed Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Godfrey Statia vowed to go after corrupt practices in the tax collection agency during several tours of the authority’s locations. “Amidst the many handshakes and light conversation, the new Commissioner-General gave the assurance of his open door policy and his resolute stance against corrupt practices which has tainted the image of ...

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New measures, including being barred from leaving Guyana, announced to rake in GYD$ Billions in outstanding student loans

Graduates and students of the University of Guyana (UG), who fail to repay tuition fees, will soon be barred from leaving the country, Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced Friday. “All information on recalcitrant borrowers will be eventually put at all immigration points and we will also set up a desk at the same time for those who will be stopped ...

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