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Town Clerk leased land not owned by City Hall to shipping company

Town Clerk, Royston King leased a parcel of land to a shipping company, but the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality says that land is owned by government’s holding company for State assets. Chairman of the one-man Commission of Inquiry into City Hall’s administration, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard that the probe would focus, ...

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Political parties in ‘ground games’ for local govt election candidates; PPP probing claims of dead, fake backers

As political parties engage in a ground battle at the community level for candidates to contest the November 12 Local Government Elections, General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said if claims of irregularities are proven to be true the candidates would be instructed to withdraw from contesting a constituency in the Wakenaam Neighbourhood ...

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Guysuco gets new board

The Guyana government on Monday confirmed the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), after months of haggling over who has the authority to appoint that governance structure. After the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which is closely linked to the Ministry of Finance, had taken over responsibility for a number ...

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City retirees complain about delayed pensions, gratuities

The Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the  City administration  opened on Monday with pensioners claiming they were enduring delays in the receiving pensions, retroactive salary increases and gratuities. Former Supervisor of South Road Day Care Centre, Jardine Hope complained that after serving the City for 35 years,  she never received her retroactive salary increase from January to May, ...

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AFC, WPA poised to collaborate on proposed direct cash transfers of oil money to poor households

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday looked set to collaborate on whether there should be conditional direct cash transfers of oil revenues to poor Guyanese households. WPA Executive Member, David Hinds confirmed that the AFC has contacted his party and was now awaiting further word from that party. “WPA welcomes the AFC stance ...

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Kuwait eyes closer economic ties with Guyana

Reproduced from Kuwait Times KUWAIT: Two ministers from Guyana are in Kuwait to appeal for a possible writing-off of debt borrowed from Kuwait around 40 years ago. Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson hope to get the much-needed relief from the Kuwaiti government. “We had borrowed around $10 million from Kuwait in the 1970s. It ...

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OPINION: Government’s anti-corruption vision was a goose that was cooked on many fronts

by GHK Lall I read that two leading commentators, Ram and Hinds-neither a new accounting firm nor political consulting one-observed that the coalition government has moved away from its once sturdy anti-corruption posture. Rather regrettably, I must agree and strongly so. Like that other, once arresting vehicle, social cohesion, government’s anti-corruption measures, muscle, and volume all seem a quiet echo ...

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Guyana to host international robotics competition in 2019; STEMGuyana appeals to private sector for robotic kits

Guyana is expected to host the International Youth Robotics Competition (IYRC) league pre-qualifier competition in in 2019, STEMGuyana said Sunday. STEMGuyana said it signed an agreement with the the International Youth Robot Association to be the pre-qualifying body responsible for organizing the annual qualifier national robot competition among Guyanese primary and secondary school-aged student-teams to represent Guyana at the IYRC. The ...

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Drunken licensed firearm holder shoots miner

An intoxicated licensed firearm holder allegedly shot a a miner with whom he had an argument outside a bar at Mahdia Landing early Sunday morning, the Guyana Police Force said. Sustaining gunshot injuries to his left shoulder and knee is 27-year old Shahonan ‘ Biggs’ Monderson of 10 Felicity Village,West Coast Demerara. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation ...

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China gives US$37.6 million boost to Guyana’s E-Government broadband system

China on Saturday signed a US$37.6 million agreement to boost Guyana’s broadband access for security surveillance and the provision of remote health care, officials said. “This project will see the upgrading of the network to enable an equitable delivery of service in the education, health, security, business and other sectors,” said Guyana’s Foreign Minister shortly after signing the agreement for ...

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