Daily Archives: Friday, 9 June 2017, 19:24

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

Last Updated on Friday, 9 June 2017, 19:25 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 9 June 2017, 13:48 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 9 June 2017, 13:30 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Mahdia hit by worst flooding in decades

Last Updated on Friday, 9 June 2017, 13:52 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Bar Association calls for swift appointment of GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:23 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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