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Guyana’s perceived corruption worsens; local watchdog says it was avoidable

Guyana this year slipped five points in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI), putting it at 119 out of 168 countries and 29 for this year’s score in the area of public sector corruption. President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), Reverend Compton Meerabux said yet another poor showing on the rankings by the Germany-headquartered TI could have ...

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State-owned steel-pan not tuned to transparency, says anti-corruption watchdog

The Transparency Institute of Guyana (TIGI) Friday railed against the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport for failing to address a complaint that the State-owned steel pans were being allegedly misused by staff. “TIGI, as an organization committed to eradicating corruption in Guyana, is appalled and disappointed at the sloth demonstrated in investigating and reporting on such ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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Auditor General’s office budget cut by GYD$76 million

After a heated debated and s series of verbal exchanges on the floor of the National Assembly the Office of the Auditor General received approval for a budget of GYD$714M after requesting a GYD$790M budget. It was explained that Finance Minister Winston Jordan would have presented the House with an expenditure budget of $714M after the Auditor General would have requested ...

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House surmounts quandary for consideration of estimates for constitutional offices

After more than two hours of closed door meetings, government and the opposition reached agreement that the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Irfan Ali should be able to answer questions about the Auditor General’s Office. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland, shortly after 6:30 PM emerged an announced that the PAC Chairman is the appropriate person to respond to ...

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