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West Demerara Hospital pharmacist, wife in police custody for alleged fraud

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 20:58 by Denis Chabrol A pharmacist and his wife, both employees of the West Demerara Hospital, are in the custody of the Guyana Police Force in connection with alleged fraud,  government said in a statement. Authorities said the two were assisting police with investigations into a suspected drug procurement and supply fraud. The probe ...

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Audit report reveals major discrepancies in One Laptop Per Family project

The final report from the Financial Audit into the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project, launched by the previous Government in 2011, has found that the financial systems and internal controls governing the project were generally weak, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The report, among others was handed over by Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Jaipaul Sharma to ...

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Carpenter remanded for marijuana possession

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 19:01 by Derwayne Wills 29-year-old Quincy Douglas was today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 450g of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that Douglas, a carpenter from West Coast Berbice, was arrested at Beterverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara on February 22. Douglas pleaded not ...

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Gov’t proposes to lease land to Wales workers

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 18:45 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government, through the Ministry of Agriculture,  has decided to make lands available to workers of the Wales Sugar Estate for them to become self-sufficient in farming practices. This decision comes as government continues to explore feasible alternative ventures to ensure that the well-being of sugar workers of the ...

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Kitty man remanded for murder of homeless man near Martini nightclub

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 20:16 by Denis Chabrol 29-year-old Shawn Harris of Kitty was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of a homeless man a short distance away from the Blue Martini Bar. The homeless man, 42-year-old Sunil Singh, attempted to break up an altercation at the nightclub between the bartender ...

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Procurement Commission needs more than GYD$100 million more to run effectively

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 18:35 by Denis Chabrol The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) is preparing to ask government for more than GYD$120 million dollars to hire highly qualified and experienced staff, some of whom will be required to conduct specialised investigations to unearth multi-million dollar fraud, according to sources in government. Government allocated GYD$76.2 million as a ...

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‘Fine Man’, one other remanded to prison for armed robbery

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 17:12 by Derwayne Wills Two Albouystown men were today charged and remanded to prison by city magistrate Leron Daly for armed robbery. The two men, Mark Prince, known as Fine Man, and Reyan Singh, were accused of trailing their victim on February 17 from a city bank after he withdrew $488,000 at midday, ...

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Procurement Commission cites legal conflicts about Cabinet’s role, function of Bid Protest Committee

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017, 17:40 by Denis Chabrol Even as the Public Procurement Commission grapples with insufficient money, space and staff, the body says Cabinet still has a legal right to offer its ‘no-objection’ to contracts, and there is a conflict between the law and the regulation about the Bid Protest Committee. “The Commission is not empowered by ...

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