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Guyanese jurist tipped to become Belize’s next Chief Justice

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, regionally and through the Commonwealth Secretariat, in apparent response to scathing ...

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

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 this project in line with the highest of standards in line ...

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Sunken speedboat was overloaded- passenger

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 inside overload. Well, this is the result,” theatre and radio personality, ...

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Public Works Ministry to remove roadway encumbrances from Monday

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 road from Ogle, East Coast Demerara to Haags-Bosch, East Bank Demerara, ...

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

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 ‘rent-a-citizen’ – has the potential to reduce the amount of value ...

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

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 percent Guyanese in management and has not proven the source of ...

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

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 wants the court to order the President to consult with the ...

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

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 judge in his own cause, the PNCR demands that the government ...

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

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 what is in there best interest. Every consideration will be taken ...

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