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Gov’t accused of ‘extorting’ donations from private sector

The APNU+AFC Administration has been accused of bullying the private sector to make donations to special projects and more specifically to make contributions to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. Sources have reported to Demerara Waves that the administration is asking that businessmen donate as much as $5M to the Jubilee Festival expected to get into full swing in May. As ...

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GTT plugs $1M into Jubilee Festival

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday donated a grand total of $1M to the Golden Jubilee Celebrations which will be specifically used for a local fashion show. Over at the Ministry of Telecommunications and Tourism, Minister Kathy Hughes was on hand to receive the donation and thank the company for its support. The Minister detailed that the ...

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Major upgrades & WiFi hubs coming for Jubilee

The Telecommunications Ministry and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) have struck a major deal which would see major upgrades to Guyana’s cellular networks and WiFi hotspots at strategic locations across the Georgetown in time for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes on Friday announced that the Government has partnered with the telephone company to ensure that ...

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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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Prisoner says Wardens sell seized phones to inmates

Convicted prisoner Carl Browne has told the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest that cellular phones would be smuggled into the prison via prison wardens and prisoners would have to pay for them. Browne who is known for having a Facebook profile that is frequently updated did not spare any effort in revealing information about the obtaining ...

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CoI Chairman, Prison Attorney square off over release of video evidence

The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot, James Patterson and the Joint Services Attorney Selwyn Pieters were engaged in a heated exchange on Tuesday morning as the Commission met for a sitting. Patterson raised some concerns about the manner in which video evidence was released to the public and that evidence was not available ...

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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association President (GBA) Christopher Ram, Attorney Representing the Guyana Police ...

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