Daily Archives: March 26, 2016

Forensic audit reveals… A family Affair at GuyOil …

Forensic audit reveals…A family affair at GuyOil…Sacked boss gave multi-million$$ contracts to brother, nephew

MARCH 25, 2016 | BY |

-approved gas station for brother-in-law
-placed $$millions in employee’s credit card

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Badrie Persaud

The forensic audit report on the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) is out and it speaks of deep, dirty rackets that were being run at the entity.

Its former chief, Badrie Persaud agave out contracts and benefits without any control to family and friends.
The audit, ordered last year by the David Granger administration, has been released by the Ministry of Finance. It tells of multi-million-dollar contracts by Persaud, and inappropriate transfers to an employee’s credit card to make overseas payments on behalf of that state-owned entity.
The GuyOil chief was sacked a few weeks ago for taking unauthorized decisions during his tenure.
He was sent on administrative leave mid-last year, shortly after the new government took office.   Continue reading

Cuba: Rolling Stones rock Havana with landmark gig – BBC World + video

Cuba: Rolling Stones rock Havana with landmark gig – BBC World

Fans attend a free outdoor concert by the Rolling Stones at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana sports complex in Havana, Cuba March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Image Reuters – Police said before the show that they were expecting up to half a million people at the free concert

The Rolling Stones have rocked Havana, playing to tens of thousands in the Cuban capital, where foreign rock music was banned for several decades.

Many of those at the free concert were lifelong fans who for years had to keep quiet about their love of the Stones and other groups.

Mick Jagger welcomed fans in Spanish before opening the performance with the 1968 hit Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  [more]

The Rolling Stones play to thousands in Cuba in historic concert – in pictures

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The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash – Live On Copacabana Beach    Continue reading

Granger upbeat about new towns …says LGEs have unshackled their economic potential

Granger upbeat about new towns …says LGEs have unshackled their economic potential

PRESIDENT David Granger has told the that the recently concluded Local Government Elections have unshackled the business and economic potential of towns across the 10 administrative regions and the government, as well as the private sector must ensure that efforts of development are not concentrated solely in the capital city, but spread throughout the country. The President was at the time addressing shareholders and stakeholders at the GCCI’s 126th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held Thursday afternoon at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown. He noted that the democratisation of local government is necessary for the planned economic take-off of Guyana’s towns and regions.  [Read more]

The Rolling Stones: before they were legends (1965), and now in Cuba 2016

The Rolling Stones: before they were legends

It’s easy to forget how shocking the Stones were in 1965. The previously unreleased documentary Charlie Is My Darling is a riveting reminder of when they were a generational lightning rod
 -Monday 5 November 2012 Last modified on Friday 29 January 2016

Georgetown City Hall workers challenged to work harder

Capitol TV logoCity Hall workers challenged to work harder

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