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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vessel with smuggled fuel faces GY$36 million tax bill- GRA boss

A vessel, linked to at least one government official, has been held by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with more than 200,000 gallons of smuggled fuel and would  be released after GY$36 million in taxes have been paid, Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia said Tuesday. “We have actually boarded the vessel until our taxes have been ...

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Guyana Gold Board stops burning gold at Brickdam location; new locations for selling gold to be announced

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Tuesday directed the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) to stop burning gold at its Brickdam-based laboratory, after more than 60 workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) recorded high levels of the potentially deadly chemical in their bloodstream. Trotman’s office said he “has directed that the burning of raw gold at the ...

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Corentyne food vendor missing since entering unknown car

The family members of a Corentyne man are currently stressed over the sudden disappearance of their relative whom they assumed had left for Rosignol Village West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Thursday (April 19, 2018), to conduct business. What has left them more disturbed is that he was last seen by neighbours entering a vehicle that was unknown to them. Missing ...

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Unions representing Oldendorff, BCGI-RUSAL workers discuss concerns with govt as transshipping company prepares to shut operations

As Oldendorff Carriers, which transships bauxite from RUSAL’s mines in the Upper Berbice River,  prepares to close operations in Guyana in early June if the United States (US) does not soften its sanctions on Russia, the union is preparing to seek compensation for an estimated 200 workers who could be laid off. Following talks with the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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Nandlall slams DPP for discontinuing PPP’s private criminal charges against govt ministers

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Monday slammed a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack to discontinue private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton because no complaint was made to the police. “There is absolutely no known legal requirement ...

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BREAKING: DPP discontinues private criminal charges against Ministers Lawrence, Norton

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, George Norton have been discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack. The DPP’s Chambers said the allegations should have been first reported to the Guyana Police Force. “These charges concern a grave issue under the criminal ...

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PPP files criminal charges against Finance, Public Infrastructure, Public Service Minister for D’urban Park project

Three government ministers were Monday charged with misconduct in public office in connection with the alleged use of public funds for the construction of D’urban/Jubilee Park in 2016 without public procurement, based on evidence sworn by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan issued summons for Finance Minister, Winston Jordan; Minister of Public Infrastructure, David ...

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DPP now at centre of ‘tit-for-tat’ over criminal charges by govt, opposition

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday dragged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack to the centre of an apparent tit-for-tat criminal charges against two serving government ministers, one former minister and a former senior government privatisation official. “Whatever actions the DPP takes, the PPP expects it to be fair, even-handed and non-discriminatory,” that party said. Former Attorney ...

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