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Prison officers to be punished for ‘prison party’ as probe intensifies to identify smuggler of liquor into New Amsterdam Prison

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2018, 17:52 by Denis Chabrol Prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison, who held a prison party on Sunday- Mothers Day- drinking Ciroc vodka and Hennessy cognac, have told investigators that the bottles of pricey liquor were smuggled into the jail yard on a Town Council tractor. The Ministry of Public Security said a phone used ...

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Is anyone offering to surrender State assets? “These are matters under consideration”- SARA Chief

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2018, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol Former government officials, who have stolen State assets, can strike a deal to return those properties but, the Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Monday stopped short of saying if anyone has offered to return assets voluntarily. Noting that under the State Assets ...

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GRA official laments failure to enforce anti-corruption laws

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2018, 14:04 by Denis Chabrol Deputy Head of Legal Services at the Guyana Revenue Authority, Lancelot Wills on Monday lamented the poor enforcement of anti-corruption laws. “It’s not for the paucity of laws that we fail so miserably on the various metric and scales of anti-corruption. It’s for the lack of enforcement,” he said ...

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Political allegiance of SARA’s senior staff won’t affect its work

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2018, 13:10 by Denis Chabrol The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is stacked with several known critics and opponents of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), but a top official of that agency on Monday shrugged off suggestions that the agency will be regarded as politically tainted and biased. “I believe that I can have ...

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Transparency Institute complains to SARA about signing bonus

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:27 by Denis Chabrol The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has received a compliant from the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) about the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus, but investigations are not expected shortly because the agency is conducting a number of other probes, SARA Director, Professor Clive Thomas said. There is ...

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