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Daily Archives: December 21, 2013

PSC offers compromise on Procurement Commission stalemate

A crack appears to have emerged in the government over agreeing on a compromise position that can finally pave the way for the establishment of a Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and passage tighter financial crimes legislation. Well-placed sources say that President Donald Ramotar had repeatedly endorsed a formula in talks with the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that can see Cabinet ...

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Open parliamentary hearings on financial crimes bill to public- PSC, opposition

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the two parliamentary opposition parties have agreed that parliamentary hearings to amend the financial crimes bill should be held in public. PSC Chairman, Ronald Webster told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that taking Special Select Committee hearings on amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) to the public would ...

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GPSU criticises one-month bonus to Joint Services

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and other security agencies will get one month’s bonus plus the five percent back-pay, a move the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) says is aimed at splitting loyalties. President Donald Ramotar on Friday announced the extra-cash package at the annual Christmas luncheon held at the GDF’s headquarters, Camp Ayanganna. The state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) ...

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