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State Assets Recovery Agency converting information to evidence before moving to local, foreign courts

Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Friday said information provided by several foreign agencies was being converted into evidence to build solid cases to recover cash and other properties locally and overseas. “That’s what we are doing most of the time. That’s what make the cases long- have to convert the information into evidence…That’s ...

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GGMC’s Board recommends temporary closure until mercury clean-up, removal of Gold Board’s laboratory; decision rests with Minister Trotman

The Board of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has recommended temporary closure of that entity until the environment is scrubbed of all mercury residue and the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) removes the laboratory that emits mercury while burning gold being bought from miners, a top GGMC official said. Chairman of the GGMC’s Board of Directors, Stanley Ming said ...

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International documents show “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during Jagdeo era -SARA

The Head of the State Assets Recovery Agency , Professor Clive Thomas says evidence from international law enforcement agencies have revealed a “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during the period that Bharrat Jagdeo served as Guyana’s President. “Documents received from external Law Enforcement Agencies such as Interpol, Homeland Security and CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Task Force) have shown the ...

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Oldendorff closing bauxite transshipment operations in Guyana due to US sanctions against RUSAL

Oldendorff Carriers, the German-headquartered bauxite transshipment company that employs almost 200 Guyanese, has reportedly decided to shut down its operations in Guyana because of United States (US) sanctions against Russian Aluminium (RUSAL). Tradewindsnews reported that Oldendorff told that publication that it “will fully comply with US sanctions and therefore will be winding up its business in Guyana in a timely ...

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Uitvlugt surpasses first crop sugar production target

The Uitvlugt Estate- one of the three estates remaining under the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) management after the downsizing- met and surpassed its production target for the first crop of 2018, authorities said Thursday. The Special Purpose Unit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL-SPU) and GuySuCo said in a joint statement that Uitvlugt produced a total of 7,011 ...

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Legal-political showdown: Jagdeo, Harmon say govt, PPP officials to face more criminal charges

Even as the Guyana government slammed the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) filing of private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two government ministers as an effort to distract the public from its record of corruption, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said more charges would be filed against other ministers. “The charges that were filed today against the current and ...

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Uncertainty looms over return of parking meters

The reintroduction of metered parking in Georgetown is unlikely to get central government’s approval when Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan considers the revised contract between City Hall and Smart City Solutions along with bylaws to govern paid parking. Bulkan told Demerara Waves Online News in an exclusive interview that he would have to examine the contract first before he could ...

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Occupational Safety and Health experts probing mercury poisoning of GGMC workers

The Ministry of Social Protection’s Occupational Safety and Health Department on Thursday rubbished claims by the trade union representing Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) workers that their concerns about mercury poisoning have been ignored. Chairman of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Earl Morris stressed that “that’s not true” and persons could easily make erroneous conclusions ...

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Mercury-poisoned GGMC workers threaten protest over govt’s silence; refusal to shutdown or improve Gold Board’s lab

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are threatening protest action if other relevant government agencies remain silent on mercury poisoning by emissions from the Guyana Gold Board. President of the Guyana Civil Servants and General Workers Union (GCS&GWU), Gregory Gaspar said his newly-formed trade union is demanding that the GGB either shuts down the laboratory or invests ...

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