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Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

PPP signals “no” to PNCR’s call for house-to-house registration

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) refused to back a call by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) for fresh house-to-house registration and instead said it prefers to contest local and general elections with the existing voters’ list rather than allow a delay. “Having realized that its support is diminishing, this desperate call for a new house-to-house registration by the ...

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Rechargeable lights for hinterland airstrips

Hinterland airstrips will soon be bright and easily accessible at nights with use of rechargeable lights that will better facilitate use by aircraft at nights. For years, insufficient lighting on several hinterland airstrips has significantly hindered flights entering and leaving the hinterland regions at nights, especially during emergencies. Recognising that, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said efforts are ongoing ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency converting information to evidence before moving to local, foreign courts

Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Friday said information provided by several foreign agencies was being converted into evidence to build solid cases to recover cash and other properties locally and overseas. “That’s what we are doing most of the time. That’s what make the cases long- have to convert the information into evidence…That’s ...

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GGMC’s Board recommends temporary closure until mercury clean-up, removal of Gold Board’s laboratory; decision rests with Minister Trotman

The Board of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has recommended temporary closure of that entity until the environment is scrubbed of all mercury residue and the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) removes the laboratory that emits mercury while burning gold being bought from miners, a top GGMC official said. Chairman of the GGMC’s Board of Directors, Stanley Ming said ...

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International documents show “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during Jagdeo era -SARA

The Head of the State Assets Recovery Agency , Professor Clive Thomas says evidence from international law enforcement agencies have revealed a “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during the period that Bharrat Jagdeo served as Guyana’s President. “Documents received from external Law Enforcement Agencies such as Interpol, Homeland Security and CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Task Force) have shown the ...

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