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APNU+AFC takes aim at DPP Chambers

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has taken aim at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers,  strongly suggesting that the decisions are politically motivated. Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon stayed clear of criticising the DPP Shalimar Hack directly, but he questioned the advice from her Chambers. “She is a constitutional office holder and so I would ...

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Former Minister David Patterson, former Harbour Bridge General Manager charged with fraud

Former Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and former General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rolston Adams were Monday charged jointly with allegedly defrauding the Bridge Corporation of GYD$$162,635,015. They were granted GYD$200,000 bail and ordered to return to court on February 15, 2021. Mr. Patterson was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes, Ronald Burch-Smith and Khemraj Ramjattan.  Mr. Adams ...

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Venezuelan authorities ask detained Guyanese fishermen for documents

Venezuelan authorities have asked for documents for the two Guyanese fishing vessels, captains and crew members that were intercepted last week by that Spanish-speaking nation’s navy, the owners said Sunday. The captains and crew members of the vessels named Sea Wolf and Lady Nayera are reportedly in contact with the owners in Guyana. So far, they the captains and crews ...

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Venezuelan military intercepts Guyanese fishing vessels offshore Guyana

Venezuela’s military  three days ago intercepted two Guyanese fishing vessels in Guyana, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry has since called for the immediate release of the crew members. Details are sketchy about the ownership of the vessels- Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf which were intercepted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 off the the coast of Waini Point in Guyana’s ...

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AFC sticks with Patterson, signals he will remain Public Accounts Committee chairman

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday night dug its heels in and unequivocally backed its General Secretary, David Patterson, despite the disclosure of records that he got more than GYD$1.5 million in expensive jewellery as birthday gifts while he served as Minister of Public Infrastructure from 2015 to 2020. “The AFC wishes to state categorically that it has full ...

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David Patterson now admits he received gifts but stresses he played no role, assumed all rules were followed

Former Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson on Wednesday said he played no role in deciding on gifts that he had been presented, and he vowed that to ensure that “mischievous” disclosure of records would not sully his character. “In my case, at no time did I ever request, solicit or influence in any way the action of any agency ...

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Police, Auditor General to be called in to probe exorbitant jewellery purchases by Public Works Ministry’s entities

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill on Tuesday said a number of agencies under his ministry has provided records showing the names of former Ministers of Public Infrastructure being associated with the purchase of mostly jewellery as gifts for them. The records show that separate purchases had been authorised by the relevant accounting officers of the Maritime Administration, Transport and ...

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Update: Nothing stolen from Police Service Commission’s office that will affect promotions

Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe says nothing has been stolen from his office that will affect the promotion of officers. “There is nothing there that can be stolen that can affect the work of the commission. Whoever organised the invasion… There is nothing there to be stolen to the affect the promotion,” he ...

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Probe of expensive gift purchases widens to CJIA, MARAD, GCAA, THD; Harbour Bridge boss repaying for bracelet but will be removed

Even as former Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson’s name on Monday continued to be associated with another pricy jewellery purchase, a wide-ranging  check has been ordered to ascertain whether similar items had been purchased by other agencies under that ministry, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said. Mr. Edghill also said the General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rolston Adams ...

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