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Former Minister, subordinate will not face High Court trial on larceny, forgery charges

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 22:51 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The criminal trial against former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford and Chief Personnel Officer of the said ministry, Margret Cummings, will be heard at the Georgetown Magistrate Court as the women have opted to be tried summarily. They pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempted ...

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Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 19:03 by GxMedia Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc. and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc. will have their contracts, which allows them to harvest timber from Guyana’s forests, terminated if they fail to commence value-added operations by year-end, says Governance Minister Raphael Trotman. Bai Shan Lin established itself in Guyana in 2005 and has ...

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Former Health Minister will be charged in “slap and strip” episode -Crime Chief

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 18:55 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Former Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran could be the next member of the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government to face the court; this time on a charge of abuse. The information comes hours after the former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and one of her staff were ...

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Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministry; no fingers pointing at Jenny Westford

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 17:28 by GxMedia Governance Minister, Raphael Trotman, on Wednesday, confirmed reports of financial irregularity concerning “tens of millions of dollars” which occurred in the Ministry of Public Service which now falls under the Ministry of the Presidency. “By the day things seem to be bubbling up from the deep,” Trotman told reporters when ...

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Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 16:20 by GxMedia Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, today announced that the Berbice River Bridge toll will be reduced to an amount which has already been communicated to Finance Minister, Winston Jordon. Trotman, who made this revelation during Wednesday’s post-Cabinet briefing, declined to name the amount the toll is to be reduced by, ...

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Fmr govt minister Jennifer Westford, PSM Personnel Officer on total of GUY$2 million bail for vehicle scam

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 14:45 by GxMedia Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the acquisition and transfer of several government vehicles and they were granted a total of GUY$2 million bail. Westford was granted a total of GUY$800,000 bail and Cummings ...

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Govt using DPP, police to go after PPP members, says party

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:12 by GxMedia Just hours after police were advised to charge former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford in connection with the alleged acquisition of government vehicles, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) accused government of using the law enforcement agencies to go on a witch-hunt of political opponents. “The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ...

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