GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 September 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 September 2015 – Kaieteur News

Work permits missing for Chinese workers on CJIA Expansion – Broomes

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), the foreign contractor for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project, has been asked to submit a plethora of documentation to the Ministry of Social Protection. This follows the discovery that one of its employees recently killed in a work related accident was in fact working in Guyana without […]

Venezuela border controversy… Maduro stands by claims but welcomes UN’s intervention

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | By Leonard Gildarie in New York –The Guyana administration has no immediate intention to spend monies to buy military weapons or increase its strength anytime soon, despite the aggression from neighbouring Venezuela. Rather, President David Granger insisted Sunday night, that Guyana will continue to seek solutions through the diplomatic route. Granger was speaking to reporters shortly […]

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 |Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharief, yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry, (COI) into the Public Service of a need to create a civil workforce that is flexible and capable of functioning in multiple capacities. Sharief has been Permanent Secretary, (PS) at the Ministry of the Presidency formerly known as Office […]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) has recorded its highest weekly production figure, some 10,539 tonnes for the week ending September 25, 2015, since March 2009. This leaves the corporation, which is currently being managed by an interim team comprising Paul Bhim and Errol Hanoman, with production figures of 67,466 tonnes for the crop to date […]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | While countries around the world unilaterally celebrated world Tourism Day on September 27, top Guyanese tourism officials came together in a panel discussion to give an insight into the administration’s long term projections and goals to drive the industry forward. Minister of Tourism Cathy Hughes spoke of the development of the hinterland airstrips while the […]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | Attorney-at- law, Roysdale Forde continued arguments yesterday contending that sufficient material facts have not been provided in the petition challenging the recently held General and Regional elections. Forde had requested that the elections petition be struck out on the grounds that sections of the petition failed to disclose reasonable cause of action. He also argued […]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | The cash strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is still to receive some US$11M from the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the balance owed for the purchase of its electricity generation facilities. The confirmation was made yesterday by NICIL’s Communication Manager, Julianna Hutson, in response to an article which pointed out that the sugar […]

  PPP wants Govt. to review scrapping of Labour Ministry

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is calling on the government to review its decision to do away with the Ministry of Labour. This call was made yesterday by PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, during the PPP weekly press conference at Freedom House Robb Street, Georgetown. Rohee’s basis for such a call was that in the […]

 Radiofrequency ablation part of CHI’s expansion plans

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | A cardiac care revolution is currently unfolding at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI). Spearheading this revolution is Resident Cardiologist, Dr. Mahendra Carpen, who recently spoke of plans to soon introduce yet another cardiac procedure that is arguably new to Guyana. Just over a week ago he conducted what is believed to be the country’s first […]
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | A statement from Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI) said that it wishes to correct two misleading and inaccurate reports by the Kaieteur News. One article was titled “Marriott in danger of defaulting on Republic Bank payments” on Thursday September 24, and another “Republic Bank now ‘de facto’ owners of Marriott” was published on Friday. As part […]

River taxis intended to bring BBCI to its knees – Rohee

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is supporting the demand by private minibus operators plying the Number 56 route (New Amsterdam – Rosignol). The party is also accusing the government of undermining the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI). The APNU+AFC Government recently implemented a river taxi service to help the masses in Berbice who complained about […]

Mash Float Parade shifted not canceled-Minister Henry

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 |Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, has cleared the air on the 2016 Mash Float Parade. According to the Minister, the float parade will be held, just not in February. “Next year’s Mashramani will be observed in traditional ways, with the exception of the Float Parade, which will not occur on the 23rd […]

 City Hall extends tax amnesty period

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | …approx $400M in taxes collected so far Business owners and residents, who are defaulting in their tax payments now have until October 31, to pay outstanding monies owed to the Georgetown Mayor and City Council,(M&CC) to avoid prosecution. The M&CC has extended the September 30 deadline to the new date. This now allows tax debtors […]

 Marriott project cost grossly understated

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | Winston Brassington, the Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has in fact spent more money from the NICIL coffers on the Marriott Hotel than was previously disclosed. In the process, he has misrepresented the overall project cost by more than US$25M. Information now coming to light has revealed that while […]

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  • NDTewarie  On September 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I am wondering how and why some of these magistrates become Magistrates?
    There is something radically wrong here.

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