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Daily Archives: June 11, 2015

Criminally culpable will be prosecuted, forensic audit starts at several govt agencies

by Zena Henry The new government has started its sweep into the financial practices employed by the former administration with forensic audits already underway at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the recently built Marriot Hotel and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), to name a few. The government, according to Joseph Harmon, Minister of State in the Ministry ...

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Forestry, GRA, opposition, others to make up Go-Invest interim board

by Zena Henry The country’s investment consultancy agency, Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) is set to get an interim Board of Directors that will be made up of representatives of several agencies and stakeholders, Minister of State Joseph Harmon related Thursday June 11. The interim body will be set up for a six month term; correcting the current state where ...

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Results of the National Grade Six Assessment 2015

NATIONAL GRADE SIX ASSESSMENT 2015 The results of the National Grade SixAssessment (NGSA) written on 01 April and 02 April 2015 are being released to schools.Fifteen thousandtwo hundred and twenty five (15,225)candidates were entered for this assessment. These candidates also wrote the National Grade Two Assessment in 2011 and the National Grade Four Assessment in 2013. The results being released ...

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PetroCaribe fund empty, government needs US15M for rice farmers, GuySuCo bailout undetermined

by Zena Henry The new Administration has apparently got its work cut out as several of the country’s main cash earners are either broke or continuously requiring bailout sums. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon during Cabinet’s weekly press briefing held at Ministry of the Presidency Thursday June 11 explained that the money from Venezuela’s oil for rice agreement with Guyana ...

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Parliament’s webcast welcomed; stimulates variety of comments

Parliament on Wednesday stepped into the 21st Century when it brought Online its Parliamentary Live –Streaming Project which allowed Guyanese in Guyana and abroad to observe the goings on during the first sitting of the 11th Parliament. In addition to being able to see and listen to their newly-appointed Members of Parliament (MPs) and newly-elected Speaker take oaths and give ...

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NY Cocaine bust: Dad told daughter she was carrying diamonds

A woman who was busted for smuggling 10 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. from Guyana told authorities she thought the contraband was diamonds, a Brooklyn Federal Court complaint says. Alizah Henry, a U.S. citizen, was arrested over the weekend at Kennedy Airport after U.S. Customs and Border Protection cops found in her suitcase four bags of white powder labeled ...

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Undone laws, border security, infrastructural development within 11th Parliament’s course

by Zena Henry The course of the 11th Parliament has been set with President David Granger outlining undone laws, border security, infrastructural development and empowerment of autonomous bodies, as key areas to be tended to. Addressing the National Assembly Wednesday June 10, exclusive of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the President charged that this Parliament has the honour of ...

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PPPC’s parliamentary absence weakens oversight

The first sitting of the 11th Parliament took place on Wednesday, June 10th and the second sitting is slated for June 25th, but the refusal of the Opposition party to take up its seats can impede the functioning of some Parliamentary committees and degrade the scrutiny value of others. In fact, the ability of the National Assembly itself to scrutanise ...

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