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OPINION: GRA, IHS Markit, Exxon, and Guyana: what is really going on with this audit?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11:43 by Denis Chabrol By GHK Lall Guyana has serious money troubles.  As I discern matters, there are money troubles with Exxon (terms and conditions of the contract); money troubles with the PPP Government (borrowing and spending); and now money troubles with the British-based IHS Markit (IHSM) audit people (doing, responding, and moving ...

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Registration opens for UG’s 2nd Diaspora Conference in May, 2023; calls for papers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 16:41 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG), now in its 60th year, is set to host its 2nd Diaspora  Conference at the Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, during the period  May 8-10, 2023 under the theme “Calling 592: Honouring, Researching, Reigniting  Diaspora.” The Diaspora Conference is one of several signature events ...

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GECOM appoints Aneal Giddings as new Deputy Chief Elections Officer, despite APNU+AFC Commissioners’ objections

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday appointed Information Technology (IT) Manager Aneal Giddings to the post of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) by a majority 4-3 decision, raising fresh concerns about whether the Chairman of that seven-member body is impartial. Election Commissioners Vincent Alexander and Attorney-at-Law Sase Gunraj ...

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Local Content law to be amended to block owners from cheating system

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 13:08 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said Guyana’s Local Content legislation would be amended to prevent companies from cheating on the ownership, financial and operational structures and so breach the intent of creating greater opportunities for Guyanese. “We have seen some attempt by foreign companies to bypass the legislation ...

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GRA studying IHS Markit audit report; unaccounted money will go to profit oil- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 11:18 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday denied that government was hiding the 2021 IHS Markit audit report that has found more than US$200 million in questionable claims, an amount that he said could be converted to profit oil if ExxonMobil could not justify the expenses. Addressing the opening of ...

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Aneal Giddings unlikely to get unanimous support for Deputy Chief Elections Officer post

Last Updated on Monday, 3 April 2023, 16:17 by Denis Chabrol The three opposition-aligned Election Commissioners are poised to oppose the appointment of Information Technology (IT) Manager Aneal Giddings as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) because he removed a server from the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Returning Office during chaos surrounding the declaration of results there. A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance ...

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Ogunseye says refusing to cooperate with police

Last Updated on Monday, 3 April 2023, 14:48 by Denis Chabrol Just out of police lockups on a charge of racial hostility, Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member Tacuma Ogunseye on Monday said he has not been questioned by police about other offences and vowed to continue refusing to cooperate with police. Shortly after GY$100,000 bail was posted for him ...

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Ogunseye granted bail on racial hostility charge

Last Updated on Monday, 3 April 2023, 10:29 by Denis Chabrol Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive Member Tacuma Ogunseye was Monday morning granted GY$100,000 bail on one count of attempting to  excite racial hostility. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said Mr Ogunseye pleaded not guilty and was admitted to bail. The prosecution opposed bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the ...

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No info, absence of former accounting officers stalling PAC’s work- Teixeira

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 April 2023, 20:52 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira on Saturday indicated that the work of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was stuck because information for 2017-2018 was unavailable and former top accounting officers fail to show up at meetings of that bipartisan parliamentary body. “Although a lot of work ...

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