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Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

Rice Board boss goes; directors to be replaced

Government intends to accept the resignation of Jagnarine Singh, General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and replace the entire board of the regulatory body, says Minister of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. Harmon shared that government is planning a review of the entire board, after which the current board will be removed and a new one will be ...

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PPP cites over 20 inconsistencies to deem 2015 Elections invalid

by Zena Henry In a petition challenging the validity of the 2015 General and Regional Elections the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has cited over 20 reasons why the recently held polls should be deemed “flawed” and thus warrant the reholding of fresh polls. The petition on behalf of PPP candidate and party member, Ganga Persaud states, among other things, that ...

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Previous govt officials abused GuyOil’s fuel

Minister of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, says government officials under the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government have been drawing fuel from The Guyana Oil Company Limited (GUYOIL) at the expense of taxpayers and using their position in government to influence the awarding of contracts. During a post-Cabinet briefing this morning Harmon said “…we are investigating it and I do ...

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GAWU credit union to resume business with GuySuCo in July

by Zena Henry Despite $154M in credit union owed by the Guyana Sugar Corporation, (GuySuCo), the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has decided to resume business with the sugar producing entity. This will recommence the second week in July of next month. The union said it has come to an understanding with the sugar company that it will ...

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PPP closer to filing elections petition

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) is highly optimistic that the election petition,which affords them the chance to challenge the validity of the 2015 General and Regional election that party believes it was cheated out of, will be filed tomorrow Thursday June 25. The announcement comes on the heels of a motion being granted by the High ...

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Policeman, soldier trade bullets with gunmen leaving one dead

An unidentified man was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with a policeman and soldier. A man, who was in the group with the policeman and soldier, was seriously injured. Police said that at about 2320h. last night Tuesday June 23, 2015, a group of persons, including a policeman and a member of the Guyana Defence Force, were at ...

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