Daily Archives: 06/21/2012

Impressions Dance Theatre: 10th Anniversary Dance Recital – June 24, 2012

Impressions Dance Theatre

10th Anniversary Dance Recital – June 24, 2012 – Queens. NYC

Impressions Dance Theatre will present “A Journey To New Beginnings” -when its 10th Anniversary Dance Recital takes to the stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. in Queens.

The Sunday, June 24 show will begin at 4:00 p.m., and will bring together a diverse group of young students of Caribbean, Latin America, Canadian and American roots to exhibit their skills and love of the art form applied during one year of class sessions.

 MORE …. [Journey with “Impressions”]

Gold smuggling from Guyana increases Suriname gold exports

Suriname small-scale miners exported US$914M of gold last year – some gold smuggled from Guyana

Stabroek editor On June 19, 2012

(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – The small-scale gold mining industry exported close to 19,000 kilograms of gold in 2011, at least on paper. The total value of those exports was over US$ 914 million. They yielded US$ 9.2 million in royalties and close to 22.3 million in taxes for the state.

Not all gold exported by the small-scale industry is mined in Suriname. Neighbouring Guyana and French Guiana are plagued by serious smuggling of gold, which is transported to Suriname. Royalties in Suriname are 2.5 percent lower compared to the 5 percent levied in the neighboring countries, which makes it far more attractive to smuggle the gold to Suriname.   Continue reading

More shocking drug purchases revealed…exorbitant prices to government

More shocking drug purchases revealed… New GPC sells $2,000 ‘pressure tablets’ for $18,000


…under-fire, calls for value for money audit

Government’s largest supplier of pharmaceutical supplies has backed down and is now calling on the Auditor General to carry out a value for money audit.
Over the past days, the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC), has come under fire for selling several products at exorbitant prices to government.

When Kaieteur News published the report on the sale of Ketoconazole cream bought by the institution for $1,909 per tube, it reported that the same tube was being retailed in the stores for $80. The Ministry of Health and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) both came out in defence of the purchases saying that the price they paid was ‘OK’.  [more]

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