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City Hall’s awarding of contracts, handling of no-confidence motion against Town Clerk on agenda for City Hall Commission of Inquiry

The award of contracts  by the City administration and how Town Clerk Royston King escaped a no-confidence motion are among items topping the agenda for a Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the municipality, the Local Government Commission (LGC) indicated Monday afternoon. “Several of the complaints that have occasioned this step include a reported failure of the City Council ...

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Jagdeo refuses to answer SOCU’s questions on PradoVille 2 lands; denies security of president, ministers was reason for scheme

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday invoked presidential immunity and refused to respond to any questions concerning the allocation of housing lands at Goedeverwagting-Plaisance (PradoVille 2) to himself, his then ministers and other top government officials eight years ago. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said after the probe is completed ...

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Kuru Kuru residents protest deplorable road

Residents of Kuru Kuru on Monday morning blocked the  Cooperative College Road, saying they are fed up with the deplorable state of the thoroughfare. Alliance For Change parliamentarian, Michael Carrington said the residents were upset because President David Granger failed to keep his promise to fix the roads in the area. The residents also claimed that monies were allocated to ...

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Involve ordinary Guyanese in crafting development plan to spend oil money; at least 43 parliamentarians must approve National Budgets- GTUC General Secretary

The General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis on Thursday called on decision-makers to go to ordinary Guyanese in their communities to discuss how the emerging oil sector can lift them out of poverty, and and he cited the need for at least 43 of the 65 parliamentarians to pass pro-development budgets. Lewis insisted that the Parliament ...

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Private sector proposes “non-political” Sovereign Wealth Fund; Budget Director allays fears of politicized mechanism

A Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA)- organised forum on the proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) on Thursday heard strong recommendations for the creation of a “non-political” legal entity to manage oil and other revenues, but Ministry of Finance Budget Director, Sonya Roopnauth says government’s model guarantees the involvement of highly qualified experts. “It is very difficult to take away ...

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PradoVille 2 established in response to violent crime wave – Robeson Benn

A former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) cabinet  member on Wednesday said he told police investigators that top government officials were allocated lands at PradoVille 2 (Goedverwagting-Plaisance) because of the deadly crime wave at the time that had resulted in the shooting death of then Agriculture Minister, Satyadeow Sawh. Former Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said he told agents of ...

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PPP’s GECOM Commissioner takes Bulkan, Chief Elections Officer to Court over local govt constituency changes, omissions

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick on Monday moved to the High Court to quash Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan’s decision to hold elections for numerous neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order order containing several vital pieces of information. This move by Shadick, who is an Attorney-at-Law and an elector in constituency one in Georgetown, comes against the backdrop of ...

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Dismissal letter to Guyana Chronicle’s Finance Comptroller withdrawn; PM Nagamootoo orders probe into spending, info leak

Less than one day after the Finance Comptroller of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) was issued a dismissal letter by the General Manager,  a decision has been taken to rescind that correspondence, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. The rescinding of the letter followed a high-level meeting at Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s offices with General Manager Sherod ...

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