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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Guyana to finally establish Public Procurement Commission after more than a decade

Last Updated on Monday, 1 August 2016, 10:35 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is much closer to establishing a Public Procurement Commission  14 years after the constitution was amended to provide for that oversight body. When the National Assembly meets on Thursday, August 4, 2016, parliamentarians will adopt the  report of the Public Accounts Committee and  signify to the President that ...

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President calls on villages to return to historical pillars of success -Emancipation message at Den Amstel

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2016, 19:58 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Sunday called on the residents of Den Amstel Village, West Coast Demerara, to take up the mantle of continuing to build strong villages, through the upholding of the four historical pillars of success; family, religion, education and gainful means of employment, especially in the area of agriculture. ...

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Mixed impact of Bai Shan Lin’s closure on small loggers

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2016, 19:48 by Denis Chabrol Hundreds of small loggers have been left with stocks on hand and no buyer, resulting in a severe economic downturn since the closure of the Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin. Kwakwani logger, Charles Thom lamented the economic impact of the pull out of Bai Shan Lin and low sales to other ...

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Rainstorm lashes East Bank Demerara, damage GPL power station

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2016, 21:08 by Denis Chabrol A terrible rainstorm struck parts of the East Bank Demerara including Garden of Eden where the roof of the Guyana Power and Light’s generation station was damaged. The power company said the roof and other parts of the building were damaged as a result of high winds at about ...

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Govt cannot provide jobs ; emphasis is on self-employment – Granger

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2016, 14:32 by Denis Chabrol One year on after an election campaign promise to create thousands of jobs, President David Granger said it is not government’s responsibility to do so. “There is no magic wand. The government cannot provide jobs in the government service, in the police force or the defence force,” he said ...

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CCJ affirms GY$5 million for injuries in road accident case –

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2016, 14:11 by Denis Chabrol The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday morning dismissed the appeal in Guyana Sugar Corporation v Tulsieram Dukhi, though it increased the Court of Appeal award of damages for personal injuries to G$5,743,000.00 in allowing the cross appeal in part. This appeal arose out of a road traffic accident which ...

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CCJ Reverses G$15M award in Defamation case, says awards from other Caribbean countries not automatic benchmark

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2016, 14:06 by Denis Chabrol Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, CCJ – CCJ, Port of Spain. Today the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Glen Lall & National Media and Publishing Company Limited v Walter Ramsahoye refused to increase the G$15 million award of damages made to Dr Ramsahoye by the Guyana Court ...

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GGMC workers get bonus; new headquarters to be built

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2016, 21:02 by Denis Chabrol Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have been awarded a one-off payout  in keeping with an agreement with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman announced Friday. Still faced with cramped working conditions, the staff was also told by GGMC Board Chairman, ...

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New tax chief has “resolute stance” against corruption

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2016, 14:12 by Denis Chabrol Newly appointed Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Godfrey Statia vowed to go after corrupt practices in the tax collection agency during several tours of the authority’s locations. “Amidst the many handshakes and light conversation, the new Commissioner-General gave the assurance of his open door policy and his ...

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New measures, including being barred from leaving Guyana, announced to rake in GYD$ Billions in outstanding student loans

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2016, 13:20 by Denis Chabrol Graduates and students of the University of Guyana (UG), who fail to repay tuition fees, will soon be barred from leaving the country, Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced Friday. “All information on recalcitrant borrowers will be eventually put at all immigration points and we will also set up a ...

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July 2016