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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Guyanese pirates suspected in disappearance of 16 fishermen off Suriname’s coast

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2018, 18:15 by Denis Chabrol Story by Associated Press PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Sixteen fishermen are missing and feared dead after pirates raided their boats off the coast of Suriname and forced them to jump overboard, authorities in the South American country said Monday. The fishermen were part of a group of 20 in four ...

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Ministry of the Presidency to launch Cheddi Jagan Centenary stamp; Jagdeo says PPP not invited, won’t attend

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2018, 18:09 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) will on Wednesday launch the Commemorative Centenary Stamp of the birth anniversary of former President and co-founder of the Peoples Progressive Party—the late Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan. The activity however, will be run off without the PPP, since according to the party’s General ...

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Policeman shoots self with unlicensed gun

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2018, 17:18 by Denis Chabrol A Guyana Police Force officer on Monday shot and injured himself while placing an unlicensed gun in his waist, that law enforcement agency said. “The firearm which was retrieved by a Army Lieutenant at the location had no serial number, five live rounds and a spent shell was also ...

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Govt. officers to take oath before answering questions on Public Expenditure at parliamentary committee

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2018, 13:46 by Denis Chabrol Government and Regional Accounting Officers such as Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers (REOs) will soon be administered an Oath, before giving evidence at the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), given the growing levels of inconsistent answers being provided to the statutory body. The commitment was had on Monday ...

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Granger “tired” of exportation of raw materials

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:07 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger says he is “tired” of Guyana exporting logs and other raw materials instead of value-added products. “I am tired of seeing logs going out of this country. I want to see furniture going out. I don’t want to see raw gold. I want to see jewellery ...

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Thirty-seven persons trained in oil-spill response

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018, 6:51 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government sought to assure residents that the country was prepared for an oil-spill and all companies engaging in offshore oil extraction must put in place measures to prevent or handle such an incident. “We have to put in place measures, which are more proactive rather than reactive ...

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Possible constitutional loophole in misconduct in public office charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018, 6:34 by Denis Chabrol Well-known Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran  on Sunday suggested that Guyana’s constitution exempts government ministers and government-appointed board directors from being classified as public officers. Ramkarran’s observation is against the background of misconduct in public office charges against Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial ...

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GuySuco’s Board of Directors must be “competent in sugar”- Harmon; NICIL is not responsible for GuySuco, says Holder

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2018, 14:06 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder said the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)- the holding company for government’s assets- might not have been properly advised about who is responsible for naming a board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation. “Perhaps, someone didn’t tell NICIL their role,” he said. That ...

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GDF purchasing aircraft

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2018, 13:21 by Denis Chabrol Four fixed wing aircraft, including Skyvans that are no longer manufactured are being purchased for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to move troops and assist in search and rescue, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Friday. “I don’t believe that they are making new Skyvans these days and they ...

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