Tag Archives: NCN

Guyana: Capitol News TV Videos – 8 May 2015

Guyana: Capitol News TV Videos – 8 May 2015

  • Coalition wants NCN barred from carrying PPP’s final rally live
  • CARICOM Observers on the ground
  • Education Ministry vexes teachers over handling of dispute
  • Sports

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Coalition wants NCN barred from carrying PPP’s final rally live

Posted: 08 May 2015 02:05 PM PDT   Continue reading

Capitol News- TV News Videos – 13 Dec 2013

Capitol News– TV News Videos – 13 Dec 2013

  • APNU supports public sector workers fight for better wages and salary
  • Financial probe of NCN a must says AFC
  • Nelson Mandela was very interested in the development of young people says Eric Phillips
  • Union leader unhappy with the state of the sugar industry
  • Amerindians protest for more funding
  • West Indies whipped again

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APNU supports public sector workers fight for better wages and salaryPosted: 13 Dec 2013 03:59 AM PSTThe APNU stands behind the GPSU which represents public sector workers  who are protesting Government’s 5%wage increase for 2013.. this is according to APNU leader David Granger speakin at a press conference today. Granger said the APNU has not inserted itself into the protests but it is fully behind the Union. Granger said the GPSU […]     Continue reading

Budget 2013: National Assembly approves $177.4B budget

 National Assembly approves $177.4B budget

Written by Kwesi Isles – Demerara Waves
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 23:28

The National Assembly Wednesday night [April 24] approved a GUY$177.4B (US$877.2M) national budget, some 15 percent lighter than the estimates presented by the government a month ago.

The combined opposition used its majority to evince a $19B cut in a $20B allocation earmarked for the Low Carbon Development Strategy pushing the total cuts to $31.35B. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh had presented a $208.8 budget proposal to the House on March 25.

The LCDS cut represented the largest in this year’s budget as it had in 2012. The money was to be used as Guyana’s stake in the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project and would have originated from the biodiversity agreement Guyana has with Norway.   Continue reading

Central Chinese Channel on the Air in Guyana – Linden waiting

Central Chinese Channel on the Air in Guyana; Linden still waiting 

 04 Feb 2013  – Capitol News – It is now clear that Channel 27/ Cable 78 has been operating in Guyana, bringing “China Central TV (CCTV) English language programming” to Guyana, under the auspices of the Government of Guyana. Guyanese can watch 24/7 Chinese programming from CCTV, that is using a frequency under Guyana’s state owned and controlled broadcaster the

National Communications Network (NCN) to operate the service. So far it is a local commercial free operation and there is no clear indication how the channel is being funded.     Continue reading

Is Linden a diversion from corruption investigations? – 3 articles

OP attracts protest over approach to Linden issues

AUGUST 14, 2012 | FILED UNDER NEWS

“The Government is prolonging Linden’s struggle to distract Guyanese from the bigger issues of corruption at NCN, NICIL, GuySuCo, and the super salaries at OP. They obviously need a distraction” – Gerhard Ramsaroop    

Political leaders, social activists and a number of Linden residents yesterday assembled at the Office of the President and mounted a […]

Linden, a diversion from corruption – AFC

AUGUST 12, 2012 | FILED UNDER NEWS

The ruling PPP government thrives on chaos and is triggering delaying tactics in settling the Linden unrest to keep corruption off the front pages, Khemraj Ramjattan, the leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC) said yesterday. Ramotar charged that the government is aggravating the unrest in Linden instead of seeking an early resolution, because, […]     Continue reading

Guyana opposition again votes down funds for government agencies

Guyana opposition again votes down funds for government agencies

Published on August 11, 2012    – Caribbean News Now

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Guyana’s National Assembly on Thursday considered two financial papers totalling more than $1.5 billion (US$7.5 million) and $12.1 billion (US$61 million) respectively, which presented the House with another opportunity to restore the funds that were cut from the 2012 national estimates.

However, the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) again voted against provisions for agencies that fall under the Office of the President such as the Government Information Agency (GINA) and the National Communications Network (NCN), both of which were allocated one dollar from the 2012 budget.

AFC MP, Khemraj Ramjattan questioned whether government was going to make available the Harry Parmessar report that came out of the inquiry into alleged financial irregularities at NCN. This report has been submitted to the Auditor General.   Continue reading

Mohamed `Fuzzy’ Sattaur resigns from NCN

Mohamed `Fuzzy’ Sattaur resigns from NCN

 Stabroek News – June 29, 2012

Mohamed Sattaur

Chief Executive Officer of the state broadcaster, NCN, Mohammed Sattaur has resigned and the Programme Manager, Martin Goolsarran has been suspended for eight weeks following investigations into financial irregularities at the company.

“I offered my resignation to the minister of information (President Donald Ramotar) and he accepted…I felt that reports in the press had affected the image of NCN so I resigned,” Sattaur told Stabroek News in a brief comment when contacted today,  June 29, 2012             Continue reading

Guyana: land of many corruption scandals

Guyana: land of many corruption scandals

Commentary by “realTalk” – Demerara Waves June 15, 2012

Corruption continues its relentless prance all over Guyana, trampling large and small institutions along with their workers, both senior and junior alike. It also seems as if no matter how much corruption is exposed in the media, there are no immediate signs of it being effectively brought to a halt. Corruption remains endemic in Guyana.

It surprised many when alleged corruption was recently uncovered at the National Communications Network (NCN). This national entity became the subject of much discussion following the one dollar allocation it got in the 2012 budget. Senior staff members along with their junior colleagues were out on the street protesting the budget cut that took away a potential GUY$81M. Tears flowed freely live on NCN, as workers tried hard to fool the Guyanese people into thinking that they were all going to lose their jobs, because of this budget cut.

Today it is now being discovered that there are major accounting irregularities broadcast across NCN. A probe led by the chairman of the board of directors at NCN intends to uncover more dubious financial improprieties at the network.   Continue reading

NICIL must provide details of investments – Ramjattan

NICIL must provide details of investments

MAY 14, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

 …Brassington statements akin to a pleading criminal about to be jailed – Ramjattan

Recent statements by Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington on the state of affairs of the finances for the Government Holdings Company are akin to those of a criminal about to be incarcerated.

This is according to Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, who says that the NICIL’s Executive Director’s statement now claiming that NICIL’s coffers only contain $700M as against the billions touted is very “circumspect.”    Continue reading

NICIL controls revenue of several major govt. entities

NICIL controls revenue of several major govt. entities

MAY 11, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

    Guyoil, NCN, Chronicle, GNCB, Linden Electricity Co.  GNSC  etc.

As of December, 31, 2003 the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) now headed by Winston Brassington and Marcia Nadir-Sharma owned and controlled several major companies. They also controlled monies earned from the Privatization Unit.

Money accrued to the Privatization Unit is earned through the disposal of State Assets and would include revenues earned from transactions such as the sale of the Sanata Complex at Industrial Site. This asset was acquired by Queens Atlantic Investment Inc.    Continue reading