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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ministry of the Presidency to launch Cheddi Jagan Centenary stamp; Jagdeo says PPP not invited, won’t attend

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) will on Wednesday launch the Commemorative Centenary Stamp of the birth anniversary of former President and co-founder of the Peoples Progressive Party—the late Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan. The activity however, will be run off without the PPP, since according to the party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, his party has not been invited. Jagdeo when ...

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Policeman shoots self with unlicensed gun

A Guyana Police Force officer on Monday shot and injured himself while placing an unlicensed gun in his waist, that law enforcement agency said. “The firearm which was retrieved by a Army Lieutenant at the location had no serial number, five live rounds and a spent shell was also found,” police said. The Police Force said the injured Subordinate Officer ...

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Govt. officers to take oath before answering questions on Public Expenditure at parliamentary committee

Government and Regional Accounting Officers such as Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers (REOs) will soon be administered an Oath, before giving evidence at the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), given the growing levels of inconsistent answers being provided to the statutory body. The commitment was had on Monday during the session convened by Committee Chairman, Irfaan Ali, who was ...

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Granger “tired” of exportation of raw materials

President David Granger says he is “tired” of Guyana exporting logs and other raw materials instead of value-added products. “I am tired of seeing logs going out of this country. I want to see furniture going out. I don’t want to see raw gold. I want to see jewellery shops. We have to add value to these important products of ...

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Thirty-seven persons trained in oil-spill response

The Guyana government sought to assure residents that the country was prepared for an oil-spill and all companies engaging in offshore oil extraction must put in place measures to prevent or handle such an incident. “We have to put in place measures, which are more proactive rather than reactive and the companies that are operating offshore Guyana will have to ...

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Possible constitutional loophole in misconduct in public office charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Well-known Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran  on Sunday suggested that Guyana’s constitution exempts government ministers and government-appointed board directors from being classified as public officers. Ramkarran’s observation is against the background of misconduct in public office charges against Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. Singh and Brassington were ...

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GuySuco’s Board of Directors must be “competent in sugar”- Harmon; NICIL is not responsible for GuySuco, says Holder

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder said the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)- the holding company for government’s assets- might not have been properly advised about who is responsible for naming a board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation. “Perhaps, someone didn’t tell NICIL their role,” he said. That Board, under the Chairmanship of Head of NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit ...

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GDF purchasing aircraft

Four fixed wing aircraft, including Skyvans that are no longer manufactured are being purchased for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to move troops and assist in search and rescue, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Friday. “I don’t believe that they are making new Skyvans these days and they are very good factory-tested quality aircraft,” he told a post-cabinet news ...

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