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Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Public Infrastructure Ministry defends sole-sourcing of Demerara Bridge feasibility study consultancy; says ready for Procurement Commission probe

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure late Thursday night said it was forced to sole-source a Dutch consultancy company to conduct a feasibility study for the new Demerara River crossing after only one valid bid was submitted but exceeded the US$800,000 budget and concerns were raised about its technical level. Reacting to a request by Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira for ...

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Guysuco sells more land to cope with “major cash crisis”

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has been instructed to purchase land from the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to bail out that cash-strapped entity, government announced Thursday. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma was advised to proceed with the deal that would see Guysuco getting GYD$2B in exchange for a portion of land. ...

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Another person arrested for stealing GTT’s cable

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) Thursday said another person was arrested for theft of its cable, this time at a scrap-metal dealer in Albouystown, Georgetown. The telecommunications company said GTT Security and law enforcement officers to Pasha’s Scrap Yard in Albouystown where a purchaser of stolen GTT cable was apprehended around 11:30 Wednesday night( September 22,2017. Only last ...

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No ‘apology’ forces APNU+AFC sixth consecutive walk-out from Region 5 Council meeting

It’s been six months since a full Region 5 Regional Democratic Council (Mahaica-West Berbice) meeting has been held, with the two top regional officials at odds over the need for an apology and whether the disruptions have had a toll on project execution. This is due to an ongoing feud between the Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal and Regional Executive Officer ...

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First batch of Natural Resource Wardens told don’t become “powerful” or “stand for nonsense”

Guyana on Thursday rolled out its first batch of natural resources wardens with full police powers to enforce environmental and and conservation laws in the natural resources sector, but they were charged by Police Commissioner David Ramnarine not to become powerful. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said the rangers would be responsible for intercepting the illicit trade in wild ...

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Guyana’s hurricane relief cannot target only Guyanese in affected islands; return of children is priority

Guyana on Thursday said its relief supplies could not only target Guyanese in the several hurricane-affected islands because that would be discriminatory, and priority would be given to return children after a list is “sanitized”. “In all these situations, the government of the territory in which there are Guyanese must take charge and whatever aid we send to territories will ...

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British military aircraft to airlift Guyana’s relief supplies to the Caribbean

Britain is to deploy a military aircraft to Guyana to uplift at least 10 shipping containers of relief supplies for hurricane-hit Caribbean islands, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said the British High Commission has advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a C-130 aircraft would come to Guyana to pick up the much-needed items. The containers would ...

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