GUYANA

The EPA is tolerating violations

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 Dear Editor,I recently received correspondence from the Guyana Environmental Protection Agency threatening legal action against me in response to a letter I had earlier sent to a mailing list. In my letter, I stated that a certain individual is ‘on the money’.Saying that someone is on the money can be Read More

Living up to promise

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 Dear Editor,I have always looked with amusement how politicians use Christmas bonuses as a social bribe for public servants. In 2015, more than 30,000 public servants benefitted from a $50,000 bonus. In 2016, they got $25,000. Though a ‘top up’ may look good, we should look at its incremental measures Read More

The USA should not lecture Cuba and Venezuela

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 Dear Editor, We learnt from news agencies that the United States sets new restrictions on business ties and travel to Cuba because of matters of human rights there!What country in the world has committed more crimes against humanity and has more blood on its hands than the USA? The United Read More

Two Villages, two Presidents, two judges and the quest to legitimise injustice

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 Dear Editor, The villages of Plantation Ayr No. 40 and Seafield, No. 42 on West Coast of Berbice, have been embroiled in physical and legal conflicts with fellow villagers since November 2014 when President Donald Ramotar, through the MMA/ADA, seized lands belonging to and occupied by our respective registered Co-op Read More

Democracy is not known in the PPP NDCs

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 Dear Editor, I do not have a problem that the intention of the consultation process is to democratically choose the Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils as outlined by Mr Yusuf and I do not for a moment doubt that the consultation for his NDC was democratically Read More

City Hall continues to befuddle

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Nov 21, 2017 Letters 0 DEAR EDITOR,I note, with a wry smile, the letter from Shanta Singh in Kaieteur News (Monday, November 20, 2017) with the headline: “Something has to be wrong at City Hall.”Shanta Singh, giving explanations in each case, suggests seven instances where “something has to be wrong.” These include “the workers of Read More

State Assets Recovery Unit intensifies training

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From left: Head of the Guyana Revenue Authority, Mr. Godfrey Statia, Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas and Chief Executive Officer of SARA, Mr. Aubrey Heath-Retemyer Even as the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is working to recover stolen assets, which is estimated to be valued at more than US$400M, the organisation Monday morning opened Read More

AFC pushes for revised political agreement with APNU by early 2018 ahead of next local govt elections

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APNU+AFC coalition’s press conference after the Cummingsburg Accord was signed on February 14, 2015. The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants a revised political pact with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) before next year’s Valentine’s Day- February 14- the third anniversary of that agreement known as the Cummingsburg Accord. Following a meeting of its National Read More

Two-year plan underway to reduce pressure on Georgetown Public Hospital

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Region Four Chairman Ms Genevieve Allen is on the Minister’s immediate left followed by Mr Earl Lambert, her Deputy. The Diamond Diagnostic Centre and C.C. Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara will be upgraded to Regional Hospitals under a two-year plan to lighten the current burden on the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) the Read More

SARA, SOCU, FIU, GRA commences asset recovery, law enforcement training

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A number of staff members from the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) and other agencies on Monday, with support from the Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA), started an 18 days “Law Enforcement Training Series” on assets recovery and financial investigations. In declaring the workshop open, Head of SARA Dr Clive Thomas told participants that Read More