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Daily Archives: Thursday, 24 November 2016, 19:22

Nothing secret about D’urban Park project – company formed to fast-track completion because no cash was allocated – Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 19:22 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger Thursday said Homestretch Development Incorporated (HDI) was established solely to facilitate completion of the D’urban Park Development Project in time for Guyana’s 50thIndependence Anniversary celebration in the absence of budgetary allocations, following the May 2015 elections.  The Head of State, in a statement issued by his ...

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Man allegedly kills father

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 19:08 by Denis Chabrol A 31- year old resident of Aranaputa, North Rupununi, has been arrested for the alleged murder of his father, which occurred Wednesday evening. The Guyana Police Force said enquiries disclosed that the victim, Danielston Stephen, 50 years, was imbibing alcohol with several friends at his neighbour’s house after which ...

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Pay police, soldiers, public servants a one-month bonus- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 16:36 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called on government to pay members of the Disciplined Services and public servants a one-month bonus because there is sufficient money in the treasury. The former Guyanese leader was unabashed about his motives for the suggestion- political support and economic stimulation. “If we get the ...

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Opposition to hold “wide” consultations on nominees for next GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 15:48 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his party would be consulting with civil society on who should be the six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “Since I received the letter from the President two days ago, I have initiated a process ...

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Opposition making case for Patterson to face parliamentary disciplinary committee

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 15:44 by Denis Chabrol Now that Public Health Minister Dr George Norton is expected to come before the National Assembly’s Privilege’s Committee for misguiding the House on the $12.5M monthly drug bond, if the political opposition has its way, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson might suffer a similar fate for the D’Urban Park fiasco. ...

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Opposition Leader’s office gearing up to protest contracts at Public Procurement Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 16:42 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday announced that his office would help protest the award of multi-million dollar contracts by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). Now that the public procurement commission (PPC) has been established, Jagdeo has instructed members of his camp to investigate cases which warrant protests so ...

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Govt vetting Local Govt Commission nominees

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:55 by Denis Chabrol Government is currently considering a list of nominees put forward by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan for the Local Government Commission, according to State Minister Joseph Harmon. “The persons must be of high integrity. That of course is a challenge in itself,” Harmon told the press corps today at a ...

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Jagdeo told to submit nominees for new GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:16 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has been told that he can kick-start the process to select a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said. “In a short space of time, the Leader of the Opposition will be required to submit a list (of ...

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Dutch firm to conduct feasibility for new Demerara Harbour Bridge

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:44 by Denis Chabrol A Dutch firm has been selected to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a new fixed high-span bridge across the Demerara River. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Leivencse CSO’s feasibility study will examine the possibility of a public-private partnership. “This is the final stage of feasibilities ...

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Pres. Granger gets ready for Barbados’ 50th anniversary

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:19 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger is getting ready to fly to Barbados to join in that island’s 50th Independence anniversary. Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the Guyanese leader would travel to Barbados for the celebration on November 30, 2016. He will be the guest of Barbados’ Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart. ...

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