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Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Innocent until proven guilty”, charged former ministers remain on PPP Parliamentary list

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 18:54 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will not be making any rash decisions as it is left to evaluate the collateral damage it can suffer by taking two charged former ministers to National Assembly. Former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and one of her staff were placed on a combined $2M ...

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Budget Day is August 10

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 18:20 by GxMedia Guyana’s National Budget for 2015 will be tabled in the National Assembly on Monday August 10, Finance Miniuster Winston Jordan announced on Thursday. The budget would only be valid for the remainder of the year. The package of revenue and expenditures should have been introduced and passed in the House ...

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BREAKING: Fmr. Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran appears in court for insulting Sherlena Nageer

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 14:07 by GxMedia Former Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran was Thursday arraigned on a charge of using insulting language against women and children rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this year. Appearing before Whim Magistrate, Charlyn Artiga, Ramsaran pleaded not guilty to the offence that he allegedly committed on April 20, 2015. He was ...

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Lotto monies for Consolidated Fund

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:51 by GxMedia Minister of Finance Winston Jordan will soon issue an order for the Lotto Fund be paid directly into Guyana’s consolidated fund. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the announcement was made by Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman today at a post-cabinet media briefing, held at the media centre of ...

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NGO helps improve livelihood in Pomeroon community

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:33 by GxMedia The almost 1,000 residents of Akawini, Pomeroon River are benefitting from a GUY$42 million community development project that includes improved housing, better transportation and a boost to small business. The initiatives in the Region Two community were funded by the non-governmental organisation, Food for the Poor.            The project, which is ...

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New Amsterdam Hospital nurse poisoned; police to grill her colleagues

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:57 by GxMedia Investigators were Thursday continuing their probe into the alleged poisoning of a nurse while on duty at the New Amsterdam Hospital, according to police sources. Still hospitalized is Nurse Tameka Carter. Crime sleuths have already taken away the remaining amount of a soda that the nurse consumed and caused her ...

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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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