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Monthly Archives: September 2018

No political motive behind Commission of Inquiry into Mayor and City Council

The Local Government Commission (LGC) on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality could be seen as timed to coincide with upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). With the LGE slated for November 12, 2018 and the announcement of Commission of Inquiry made less than one week ago, questions were raised about whether ...

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APNU had considered parties contesting Local Govt Elections separately- sources; Granger stresses importance of strong political organisations

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) had toyed with the idea of each of the five parties under its umbrella contesting the 2018 Local Government Elections separately to test their strength on the ground, but APNU Chairman, David Granger has brushed aside the question. “I’m not aware of the veracity of that second statement. As far as I am concerned, ...

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Public Infrastructure Minister submits statement to police about Demerara River Bridge feasibility contract

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has launched an investigation into the award of a GY$148 million contract to a Dutch company for the development of a feasibility study and design of a new Demerara River bridge,  a senior police officer said. “The matter was referred and we (police force) are investigating the matter,” the official told ...

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New Amsterdam doctor pioneers surgical research

Dr. Tameshwar Algu, who works out of the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital (NARH), has managed to conduct extensive research on hernia procedures which has now been published in Caribbean medical journals. Dr. Algu, MBBS, Dip Surg, ChM, FCCS, who completed medical school in 2007 and completed a post-graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy in 2012, is now recognised as a Fellow ...

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City Hall’s awarding of contracts, handling of no-confidence motion against Town Clerk on agenda for City Hall Commission of Inquiry

The award of contracts  by the City administration and how Town Clerk Royston King escaped a no-confidence motion are among items topping the agenda for a Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the municipality, the Local Government Commission (LGC) indicated Monday afternoon. “Several of the complaints that have occasioned this step include a reported failure of the City Council ...

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Jagdeo refuses to answer SOCU’s questions on PradoVille 2 lands; denies security of president, ministers was reason for scheme

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday invoked presidential immunity and refused to respond to any questions concerning the allocation of housing lands at Goedeverwagting-Plaisance (PradoVille 2) to himself, his then ministers and other top government officials eight years ago. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said after the probe is completed ...

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Ecstasy ‘date rape’ drug being sold in schools ; “very worrying” videos of girls found – CANU

Ecstasy, a date rape drug, has surfaced in several schools in Guyana, triggering a call by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan for parents to pay greater attention to the welfare of their children. “We are conscious of the increasing demand for ecstasy among our youth population including children at schools. This drug now seems to be the common narcotic that ...

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Kuru Kuru residents protest deplorable road

Residents of Kuru Kuru on Monday morning blocked the  Cooperative College Road, saying they are fed up with the deplorable state of the thoroughfare. Alliance For Change parliamentarian, Michael Carrington said the residents were upset because President David Granger failed to keep his promise to fix the roads in the area. The residents also claimed that monies were allocated to ...

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Natural Resources Ministry denies “sinister motive or corruption”in ExxonMobil’s Liza Phase 1 plan

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said there was no “sinister motive or corruption” in decisions for the ExxonMobil’s Development Plan for Liza Phase 1 and the state’s regulatory Guyana Geology Mines Commission (GGMC) and contracted advisors were involved in the process. “Though it may be difficult for some to see presently, the nation will, in the near future, ...

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