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Daily Archives: September 10, 2014

Govt to count losses ahead of legal action against Surendra Engineering

The Ministry of Health’s engineering experts would first have to calculate how much Guyana would have lost as a result of alleged actions taken by the Indian contracting firm, Surendra Engineering Company Limited (SECL), in the construction of the Specialty Hospital at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown before taking legal action. “In all fairness to the contractor as well as to the ...

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APNU denies flip-flopping on no-confidence motion

Reeling under criticism in some quarters, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday sought to reassure Guyanese that it was not backing down from supporting the no-confidence motion in favour of the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE). “A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has committed itself to supporting the ‘No Confidence’ motion against the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) ...

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Caribbean Chemicals employee on multi-million $ embezzlement charge

A  woman, employed by Caribbean Chemicals, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of embezzling more than GUY$7 million from her employer. Dianne Moseley,25, was granted GUY$200,000 and ordered to return to court on October 3 when statements would be served. Moseley pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to her by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. She is accused of ...

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Surendra to be blacklisted; recovering US$4 M virtually impossible

The Indian construction firm, Surendra Engineering Corporation Limited (SECL), would be blacklisted after it allegedly submitted a bogus bond for the Specialty Hospital that now leaves US$4 million unsecured and almost impossible to recover, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon said Wednesday. “The long and short of it: You’re right. It is unsecured. There was a bond. There ...

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Govt rebuffs Granger’s ultimatum for local govt elections

The Donald Ramotar administration on Wednesday ruled out giving into demands by Opposition Leader, David Granger for Local Government Elections (LGE) to be  called by next Monday or face the prospects of local and international agitation. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon said Granger’s September 9, 2014 letter to the Guyanese leader was discussed by Cabinet.  Luncheon said ...

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Blue CAPS welcomes APNU’s demand for Local Govt Elections

The non-governmental pressure group, Blue CAPS, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to intensify pressure on the Guyana government to call Local Government Elections (LGE). Reacting to Opposition Leader, David Granger’s six-day ultimatum that expires next Monday for an LGE date to be announced, Blue CAPS Executive Chairman, Clinton Urling said APNU’stance was welcomed ...

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Guyana’s investment in HIV/AIDS battle paying off- NAPS Director

Guyana’s prevalence rate of HIV has increased but that now indicates that more people are living rather than dying of the disease due to aggressive public education and greater access to treatment and care, Head of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat, Dr. Shanti Singh said. Singh said latest research shows that the prevalence rate is 1.4 percent or 7,700 persons ...

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