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Fuel scam probe stalled by “ghost names and ghost companies” – Harmon

 Months after the new administration had uncovered a massive fuel scam at the state-owned Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) there has been no arrests on the issue and questions had begun surface about the legitimacy of the government’s claims. General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee on Monday had stated that the government was being inconsistent with its ...

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Wales Estate was “economic nightmare”; Gov’t says no one will be in jeopardy

State Minister Joseph Harmon has described the situation that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was faced with as an “economic nightmare” even while assurances were being given that stakeholders would not be jeopardized. Harmon at a post cabinet press conference on Wednesday defended the decision by GuySuCo’s management to close the estate and the Government’s support of the said plan. ...

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PPP ready to help govt secure US$50 million to rehabilitate sugar industry

Opposition Leader Bharrat. Jagdeo Wednesday said the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration had planned to secure a US$50 minion line of credit from India to rehabilitate the sugar factories. He pledged to help the coalition administration to get the money. “We can work with them ‎ to mobilise 50 million dollars,” he told a news conference at Freedom House, ...

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GWI urges conservation as Water conservancy dries up

With an ongoing dry spell expected to last until May of this year, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is urging that persons make water conservation a priority. At a press conference today, GWI CEO Dr Richard Van West Charles stated that water levels in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) were indeed low. "This call is not only for Georgetown…we ...

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Disaster averted after drone “buzzes” GDF helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is advising against but the use of drones in its airspace after a drone buzzed a helicopter earlier recently. A press release from the Force stated that the helicopter, GDF 1, landed safely without incident at Camp Ayanganna, after it was “buzzed” by what appeared to be a remote-controlled ‘Drone,’ recently. "At the time of ...

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Closure of Wales estate an “assault on PPP strongholds” – Jagdeo

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo says that the move by the APNU+AFC administration to cease all operations at the Wales Sugar Factory and  Estate of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)  is a direct assault on supporters of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) but it will not bode well for the country. Jagdeo, addressing cane-cutters , residents and others at ...

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Way cleared so far for Jennifer Westford’s trial to begin in Magistrate’s Court; Defence Lawyer may move to High Court

Magistrate Fabayo Azore Tuesday overruled the defence submission on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to deal with executive abuse in the former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford’s fraud case.  She explained that the court only has jurisdiction to deal with abuse by the prosecution and delays in trials.  Secondly, she said he statement made by Minister of ...

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Pest infestation leads to short supply of coconut, plantains

Currently there is a short supply of coconuts and plantains on the local market as a result of an infestation by pests in the local farming communities. Areas that predominantly produce coconuts and plantains such as Pomeroon and the Wakenaam Islands have reported an infestation of West Palm Mite and Black Sigatoka. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National ...

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Wales Estate to be closed , govt announces

The parlous state of the sugar industry is common knowledge, the government announced through its Information Agency (GINA) Monday afternoon. The new Board of Directors and the Interim Management Committee, appointed in July and June respectively, were charged with, inter alia, bringing a greater level of discipline to bear on the financial operations of the business.  The team confirmed the Government’s ...

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Rohee brands SOCU interrogation as “rigmaroles”

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that current steps by the Special Organised Crime Unit to question members of the PPP is nothing more than a lengthy procedure that has to unfold. Over the past week several members of that Party and current serving Parliamentarians have been questioned by SOCU relative to a probe at ...

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March 2023