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APNU, AFC Councillors call for Town Clerk to go

Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan and fellow Georgetown City Councillor Andriea Marks on Tuesday signalled that they would team up with each other to spearhead a campaign for the removal of Town Clerk, Rosyton King. Marks’ first salvo was the hoisting of two two placards during the City Council’s statutory meeting to vent her frustration at the way King is managing the city ...

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PPP’s Nandlall about to challenge drug bond deal in High Court

Despite the Guyana government’s assurances that it was preparing to cut short the “undesirable” rental of a pharmaceutical bond from a city businessman, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall plans to file legal action to scrap the deal. Nandlall said that in the first instance that the contract between the Ministry of Health and Linden Holdings, a company under the directorship ...

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Baishan Lin to take legal action, as GRA begins seizing equipment; appeals for more time to begin value-added production

Baishan Lin, is actively considering taking legal action against Guyanese authorities, a day after the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) began seizing equipment and allegations that even personal property was being stolen from the company’s workers at Coomacka, Upper Demerara River. At the same time, the Chinese company is begging the Guyana government for three more years to acquire US$30 million ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Kuwait never knowingly engaged in fraud at US company- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday fended off suggestions that Guyana’s Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr. Shamir Ally was unfit for that top diplomatic post, saying that he never deliberately engaged in fraud at an American transmitter manufacturer. The party for which Ally is a key financier said he had merely performed duties based on the system he had taken over. ...

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Major stumbling block in charging persons who stole state assets- Ramjattan

Government has hit a major stumbling block in proceeding with criminal action against several persons who have been fingered in stealing public funds and other property because some persons have refused to give statements, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said Friday. Asked whether in the absence of statements or Witness Protection Programme, charging suspects have been put on the back-burner, ...

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NCN’s Sport Editor remains on suspension although President calls it “inhumane”

Although  President David Granger has strongly condemned the one month no-pay suspension of National Communications Network (NCN) Sport Editor, Jocelle Archibald-Hawke, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Lennox Cornette said she would remain off the job until the Board of Directors decides on the matter. The President making his position known would mean something to me. The matter is with the ...

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Digicel , Ministry of Education push reading on International Literacy Day

Digicel (Guyana) on Thursday – International Literacy Day 2016- helped to reinforce the importance of reading by providing assistance to the St. Cuthbert’s Mission Nursery School, Mahaica River. “Today we are spending some time with these little ones to show them the importance of reading. The staff members are here today to give back to the community by interacting with ...

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Removal of NCN’s pregnant news anchor “out of place,” suspension of Sport Editor “inhumane” – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday criticized the now aborted removal of a television news anchor  at Guyana’s National Communications Network (NCN) from reading the news because she is pregnant and he has described as inhumane the one month suspension of a Sport Editor without pay. “We didn’t think it would have come to do this because as I am concerned ...

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Govt buckles under pressure and calls pharmaceutical bond deal “undesirable” ; searching for new location ; recommits to transparency

In the face of threats of legal action challenging a deal to rent a pharmaceutical bond from a city businessman’s company, the Guyana government on Thursday caved into widespread public criticism and deemed it “undesirable” and said it was searching for a new facility. “Cabinet was engaged in full and thorough discussions on the issue of the storage of government ...

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ExxonMobil’s SkipJack well offshore Guyana turns up dry

Guyana has been advised that ExxonMobil’s latest exploratory well offshore Guyana named SkipJack has turned up dry, according to usually reliable sources. The Ministry of Natural Resources said that ExxonMobil, which is a major partner in the local subsidiary of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, communicated SkipJack’s poor showing to Guyanese authorities. The Ministry of Natural Resources was informed by ExxonMobil ...

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