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Guyana: Govt.’s takeover of Berbice Bridge deemed legal by Chief Justice

The Berbice River Bridge

Govt takes control of Berbice River Bridge….. in light of “threat to public safety”

Govt takes control of Berbice Bridge in light of “threat to public safety”

Berbice River Bridge. Guyana

The Government of Guyana decided to take control of the Berbice Bridge from yesterday. Thus, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) will no longer have jurisdiction to try to impose “unconscionable” increases on the people of Guyana.

This was made known by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) via a missive it released to the media early yesterday.
The Ministry noted that the government and the BBCI have been engaged in a public dispute regarding a unilateral announcement on October 16, 2018 by BBCI to impose “draconian” toll increases at the Berbice River Bridge.   Continue reading

Hopes of a better Guyana could be lost, if… Badal

Hopes of a better Guyana could be lost, if… Badal

Pegasus Hotel owner, Robert Badal

Robert Badal

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 | BY | By Abena Rockcliffe

The government must understand its responsibility to ensure that all criminals are brought to justice. The struggling masses will lose all faith in this administration if it fails to bring white collar criminals to justice.

That is the sentiment expressed by prominent businessman, Robert Badal, the owner of the Pegasus Hotel.
Yesterday, he made reference to revelations in the media about the contractual agreement between the then People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) government and the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI).   Continue reading