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Daily Archives: November 24, 2016

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

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 ministry  admitted that while this may have been an unusual course ...

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Man allegedly kills father

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 he went home about 7:30 PM. “An argument ensued between himself ...

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

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 political sympathy, that’s a bonus but who would not want political ...

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Opposition making case for Patterson to face parliamentary disciplinary committee

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. There are still unanswered questions about the D’Urban Jubilee Park initially ...

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

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 that his office can follow through with those protests at the ...

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Govt vetting Local Govt Commission nominees

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 post-cabinet press briefing where he pointed out that the law requires ...

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Jagdeo told to submit nominees for new GECOM Chairman

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 names) from among which the President will have to make a ...

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Dutch firm to conduct feasibility for new Demerara Harbour Bridge

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 before you actually get to construction,” Harmon told a post-cabinet news ...

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Pres. Granger gets ready for Barbados’ 50th anniversary

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. Stuart was in Guyana in May of this year for this ...

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