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Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Sharma to recommend investigation into Skeldon corruption …officials hear of US$19.5M more needed for repairs to 30MW plant

Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Jaipaul Sharma, Friday (June 9, 2017) announced that he will be recommending a full-fledged investigation to massive mismanagement and corruption to the highest involving the US$200M Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project. Sharma was at the time briefing members of the media following a site visit to the Skeldon Energy Inc, co-generation plant which has been ...

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Civil Defence Commission on standby to provide relief to flood-hit Mahdia

As residents and businesses in Mahdia valley grapple with severe flooding, central government said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is on standby to provide initial relief from a warehouse in Region 8. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon confirmed that the CDC has already informed him about the flood caused by heavy overnight rainfall that has continued into Friday morning, and ...

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No plan to delay elections- Harmon, amid Donald Ramotar’s concerns

Former President Donald Ramotar’s assertion that the governing coalition has hatched a plan to delay  the next general elections was rubbished Friday by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “The administration of President (David) Granger has made it clear that we have no intention of either lengthening or shortening the term of office, that at the time when elections are to ...

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Mahdia hit by worst flooding in decades

Several houses in the valley of Mahdia are Friday morning flooded and road access to the airstrip has been cut off, residents and officials said. Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) Chairman, Bonaventure Fredericks told Demerara Waves Online News that the unprecedented flood was the result of extremely heavy overnight rainfall. He said in some areas, houses of the more than 500 residents ...

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Bar Association calls for swift appointment of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Bar Association hopes that next Monday’s meeting between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will lead to the swift appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), and suggested that the Guyanese leader’s decision could be challenged. “Although the issue of the interpretation of Article 161(2) is before the Chief Justice for her consideration, ...

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