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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Guyanese jurist tipped to become Belize’s next Chief Justice

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2022, 23:13 by Denis Chabrol Highly respected Guyana-born Justice Louise Blenman is tipped to be the next Chief Justice of Belize, according to a government statement from that lone Central American Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state. The Belize government says no Belizean  was among the eight applicants for the job that was advertised locally, ...

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Indian road construction company must employ Guyanese, abide by rules to possibly win more contracts

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2022, 22:53 by Denis Chabrol The State-owned Indian construction company, Ashoka Buildcon Limited, has been told to employ Guyanese and complete the project in a timely manner to the required specifications if it is to stand a good chance of being awarded future contracts in Guyana, officials said Friday. “We expect that you will execute ...

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Sunken speedboat was overloaded- passenger

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2022, 21:42 by Denis Chabrol The speedboat that sank earlier Saturday in Essequibo River was allegedly overloaded when it departed Parika bound for Supenaam, but no one perished as the captain quickly navigated the vessel to a mangroves on the edge of Leguan Island from where they were rescued. “The boat come with people ...

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Public Works Ministry to remove roadway encumbrances from Monday

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2022, 14:51 by Denis Chabrol Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Friday warned that the time is up for the voluntary removal of encumbrances and derelict vehicles nearby roads and gave notice that from Monday an operation would begin to remove them. Addressing the turning-of-the sod ceremony for the construction of a 7.8 kilometre ...

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No “rent-a-citizen” fronting for local content must be tolerated- Georgetown Chamber

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2022, 16:53 by Denis Chabrol The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) on Thursday urged the Guyana government to take steps to block companies from using Guyanese to conveniently obtain a 51 percent stake to merely satisfy the provisions of the Local Content Act. “This phenomenon – commonly referred to as ‘fronting’ or ...

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RAMPS Logistics Guyana, govt differ on reasons for refusing local content certification

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2022, 14:16 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government’s Local Content Secretariat and RAMPS Logistics Guyana Inc. are at odds over whether the company met the requirements to operate as a Guyanese company. Highly-places source on Thursday said RAMPS Logistics Guyana Inc. has been refused local content certification because the company does not have 75 ...

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PNCR challenges President’s failure to consult on appointing Chancellor, Chief Justice

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vinceroy Jordan on Wednesday moved to the High Court to challenge President Irfaan Ali’s failure to consult the Opposition Leader on making permanent the appointments of Chancellor and Chief Justice. Through his lawyers Roysdale Forde and Selwyn Pieters, Mr. Jordan ...

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PNC, AFC in separate calls for consultations on election commission of inquiry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 16:40 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) , and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday demanded that the government consults with them on the terms of reference of the 2020 election commission of inquiry, in an effort to secure broad-based acceptance. “As the President has insisted on being a ...

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Despite Commission of Inquiry, State to continue prosecuting criminal charges against ex GECOM officials, others

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 9:42 by Denis Chabrol Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde said the persons charged with electoral fraud would have to decide their next step in light of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the 2020 general and regional elections. “There are persons charged who will decide on ...

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