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Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

Prison officers to be punished for ‘prison party’ as probe intensifies to identify smuggler of liquor into New Amsterdam Prison

Prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison, who held a prison party on Sunday- Mothers Day- drinking Ciroc vodka and Hennessy cognac, have told investigators that the bottles of pricey liquor were smuggled into the jail yard on a Town Council tractor. The Ministry of Public Security said a phone used by an inmate to post the drinking spree on Facebook has ...

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Is anyone offering to surrender State assets? “These are matters under consideration”- SARA Chief

Former government officials, who have stolen State assets, can strike a deal to return those properties but, the Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Monday stopped short of saying if anyone has offered to return assets voluntarily. Noting that under the State Assets Recovery Act empowers the Director could exercise his discretion to seek ...

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GRA official laments failure to enforce anti-corruption laws

Deputy Head of Legal Services at the Guyana Revenue Authority, Lancelot Wills on Monday lamented the poor enforcement of anti-corruption laws. “It’s not for the paucity of laws that we fail so miserably on the various metric and scales of anti-corruption. It’s for the lack of enforcement,” he said at the opening of an anti-corruption training seminar for GRA staff, ...

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Transparency Institute complains to SARA about signing bonus

The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has received a compliant from the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) about the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus, but investigations are not expected shortly because the agency is conducting a number of other probes, SARA Director, Professor Clive Thomas said. There is lingering controversy about whether the signing bonus should have been deposited ...

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