Daily Archives: Monday, 10 August 2020, 16:04

Lowenfield’s lawyer asks DPP to drop charges

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol By Samuel Sukhnandan Attorney-at-Law Mr. Nigel Hughes has written Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack asking her to drop all criminal charges that were filed against Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Mr. Keith Lowenfield. Mr. Lowenfield was charged with misconduct in public office, alleged electoral fraud, ...

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Director of Sport fired- Minister Ramson confirms

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 13:50 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has moved to terminate the contract of Director of Sport Mr. Christopher Jones with immediate effect. This was confirmed with Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport Charles Ramson Junior who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Monday that Mr. Jones was formally ...

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Payara oil field for govt decision by month-end- Natural Resources Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 14:09 by Denis Chabrol The newly-elected Guyana government would be making a decision by month-end on the Payara oil field that could pave the way for ExxonMobil to issue its Final Investment Decision (FID) on moving to the production-development stage, Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat said. “We are hoping to resolve the ...

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PPPC govt must keep African Assembly – Vincent Alexander

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan As panelists for the Cuffy (Kofi) 250 Committee eight annual forum on the state of African Guyanese met to discuss critical issues on Sunday evening, Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G) Vincent Alexander issued an appeal for the new government to ...

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Ministry of Communities paid 56 contracted workers $800 million in five years- govt

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 13:31 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Mr. Nigel Dharamlall said since assuming office earlier this month, he has found that there were 56 contract workers hired by the previous government as advisors and paid hefty sums totalling over $800 million in the past five years. ...

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UNDP provides nutritional support to HIV+, gay community due to COVID-19 measures

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:17 by Denis Chabrol The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday said it has provided $5.6 million worth of food items to make available nutritional support to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) community in Guyana. “PLHIV and LGBT+ persons are among ...

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