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Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

Local Government Commission 2019 budgetary shortfall delaying its salaries, other payments; Finance Ministry to decide

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil McGarrel Friday night ruled counter-signing cheques for the Local Government Commission (LGC) to pay salaries, utility and other bills until the Finance Ministry says how it intends to finance a shortfall. “What they have submitted is something (a work programme) that is showing a shortfall that is outside of the budget. I ...

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President mourns death of prominent businessman ‘Indi’ Beharry

President David Granger says he is “saddened” at the passing of prominent businessman, Mr. Inderjeet Beharry, popularly known as Indi Beharry, who died earlier today at the age of 78. Mr. Beharry is the son of Guyanese business magnate, the late Mr. Edward Beharry of the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies. In 2016, President Granger conferred Mr. Beharry with the insignia of the Cacique’s Crown of Honour (C.C.H.), the ...

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Shipping Association of Guyana to appeal Competition Commission’s GYD$19.2 million price fixing fine

The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) on Friday said it was preparing to appeal a decision by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) in which five shipping terminal operators were guilty of fixing prices for hauling shipping containers and fined a total of GYD$19.2 million. “The CCAC’s ruling is not consistent with the facts and the SAG is engaging legal ...

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Cash-starved Local Gov’t Commission “effectively shut down”

The Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday announced that it has been “effectively shut down” because the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities has refused to countersign cheques for salaries and other expenses. LGC Chairman Mortimer Mingo said the Permanent Secretary argued that the salaries were above the pay scales of the traditional public service. Mingo said the LGC ...

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No cabinet meetings because there is no stay of High Court’s decisions on no-confidence motion; Court of Appeal begins preparations for hearing

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said Cabinet has not been meeting since the High Court’s decision that the no-confidence motion was validly passed almost two months ago, but plenaries of all junior and senior ministers were being held. “There is a judgement of the Court that was made with respect to the Cabinet and that judgement is appealed ...

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Court cannot reinstate coalition if it wins no-confidence appeals but loses elections

Even if Guyana’s the ruling coalition wins its no-confidence cases at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will remain in office if it wins the next general elections, a Law Professor said Friday. The Professor said the principle of “state necessity” would apply and so the CCJ would be unable to order the removal of ...

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