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PM’s luxury ride raises eyebrows in Parliament Committee

The Office of the Prime Minister last year paid Beharry Automotive Sales Limited a total of $22M for three vehicles, payments which were made using money allocated to be spent the previous year as well as paid up front only for delivery to be made nine months later. “Everything is wrong about this transaction and it falls on the lap ...

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“We cannot discourage whistle-blowers”- says Bulkan on transfer of nurse who exposed PNCR Councillor’s access to painkiller

In the wake of the transfer of a nurse in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) following her public disclosure that a well-known pro-government official had been accessing a very strong painkiller, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said people who disclose misdeeds should be encouraged. “We cannot discourage whistle-blowers. We need to promote persons out there who are prepared, who have the courage to ...

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President Granger “carrying forward the ideas of Burnham”- party General Secretary

President David Granger is following in the foot-steps of the founder-leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Forbes Burnham, party General Secretary, Oscar Clarke said Friday. “Dare I say, our present leader has taken that mantle and is carrying forward the ideas of Burnham today because they are relevant to what is happening in this country even now,” Clarke ...

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Opposition parliamentarians, supporters on GYD$300 million fraud-related charges at GRDB

Two opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians and four other supporters were Friday each granted GYD$500,000 bail for allegedly omitting from the general ledger of the Guyana Rice Development Board a total of GYD$362 million while they were board members of that entity. The prosecution’s case is that they committed the offences during each of the calendar years of 2012,  2013, 2014 ...

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No constitutional reform and end to winner-take-all politics may worsen conflicts- Carter Center

The Carter Center, which observed Guyana’s general elections in 2015, hopes that the David Granger-led administration will keep its election promise to forge ahead with power-sharing and reduce the chances of ethnic and political conflict over oil revenues. “In the report, The Carter Center repeats its longstanding support for fundamental constitutional reform that attenuates the problems with the current winner-take-all system. The ...

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Hotskull charged with murder of footballer

Twenty- five year old Alvin “Hotskull” Jones has been charged with the murder of tradesman and footballer, Paul “Dundee” Anthony Daniels. Jones on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the indictable charge to him. The killing of Daniels,32, occurred in February at Independence Boulevard, Georgetown. Daniels lived at  Schoonord Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Jones was not ...

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Attorney General was not contemptuous of Court; no need for apology to judge- President Granger

President David Granger said he saw no need to ask Attorney General, Basil Williams to apologise to High Court Judge, Frank Holder because his behaviour in the judge’s court was not contemptuous. “Under the circumstances, I cannot see that there was anything which could have warranted his being cited for contempt of court. As I said, his behaviour was not ...

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Two charged with bribing policeman during gun, ammo probe

Two men were Tuesday arraigned for allegedly bribing a constable at the Brickdam Police Station to release one of their sons from custody after he was accused of being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Kamendra Raghubeer of 171 ‘C’ Field, Sophia and 24-year old Anil Persaud of Ramsingh Street, Sophia pleaded not guilty and were released on ...

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ExxonMobil awaits key approvals before Final Investment Decision ; elections will not determine production start-up

The United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, is yet to make its Final Investment Decision (FID) to engage in commercial production offshore Guyana because local regulatory agencies are still reviewing applications, officials said Tuesday. They are the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the granting of a production license by the Guyana Geology and ...

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