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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Background checks to be conducted on new candidates for Police Commissioner- Harmon

Background checks would be conducted on prospective appointees to the post of Police Commissioner, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The question of whether background checks are made before the Police Commissioner is selected was posed to the Minister. However, Minister Harmon pointed out that since the government took office about two years ago, there has not been any such ...

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Nandlall defends govt paying for his law reports: “When I took this job, I took it at a loss of income”; plans to challenge criminal charge in High Court

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has defended government paying his law reports subscription during his tenure, saying it was to compensate for a loss of income. “I requested that… and the State granted it because when I took this job, I took it at a loss of income, that I was earning much more and ...

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UG votes against rental of five-story building for downtown campus

The University of Guyana’s Council– that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body– on Thursday finally said ‘no’ against the rental of a building for US$28,000 monthly to house a proposed “downtown campus.” “It was not approved principally because it was not the best use of our resources,” a source told Demerara Waves Online News. Asked if it was a unanimous decision, ...

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Regional Energy Consultant to verify ExxonMobil natural gas projections—Minister Harmon

The Guyana government has approved a proposal presented by Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, to contract Energy Narrative for an eight week desk study on the options, costs, economic impact and key considerations of transporting and utilising natural gas from offshore Guyana for electricity generation. The company will be looking to also verify information supplied by ExxonMobil as it ...

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GYD$60M contracts awarded for Mazaruni Prisons upgrade, expansion

Government today (April 27, 2017) announced the award of two multi-million dollar contracts aimed at upgrading and expanding the facilities at the Mazaruni Prisons in Region Eight. The announcement was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who was at the time providing a post Cabinet briefing following its meet on Tuesday last. The cumulative value of the contracts, is ...

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Updated: Anil Nandlall charged indictably with stealing law reports; on self-bail

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall was Thursday indicted on a charge of alleged larceny by bailey.  He was granted self-bail by Magistrate Fabayo Azore and ordered to return to court on May 8, 2017. He was not required to plea the indictable charge. Prosecutor Attorney-at-Law, Patrice Henry did not oppose bail. Nandlall was charged with ...

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Guyana’s state radio, TV gets new board

  Guyana’s state radio and television broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN) gets a new board of directors. Under the chairmanship of veteran journalist and owner of Capitol News, Enrico Woolford, the board includes the Director of the Government Information, Beverley Alert; Newssource owner, journalist Gordon Moseley; veteran broadcaster, Margaret Lawrence, Michael Leonard, Kamal Persaud and Dane Gobin. The announcement was ...

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President Granger takes trade mission to Britain’s House of Lords

By John Mair in London He is virtually on a one man trade mission to the United Kingdom. But,unlike those before him,President Granger comes bearing the gifts of oil wealth or the promise of it. He addressed a packed Cholmondeley  Room in the House of Lords beside the Thames on Tuesday evening. It was the Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception and ...

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PPP takes ‘lands-fight’ to Parliament

The opposition Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has taken its ‘lands-fight’ to the National Assembly with a motion looking to have the House call on the David Granger administration to immediately revoke the recently appointed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into Amerindian and African lands issues in Guyana. According to the Terms of the CoI, it is meant to “to ...

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PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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