PRESIDENT Desmond Hoyte has replied to critics who charge his government with “selling out” to foreign investors.
Speaking at the annual dinner of the Guyana Patriots Association at the Park Hotel, Mr.
The biggest bribery scandal in Latin America’s recent memory — the Odebrecht construction giant’s nearly $800 million in illegal payments to government officials in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and several other countries — should become a turning point in the region’s fight against corruption.
By Dhanaiswary Jaganauth
University of Guyana
(Dhanaiswary Jaganauth is a member of the Informal working group for language policy and language rights)
In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day.
Haynes Calls For West Indian Court Of Appeal
FORMER Chancellor of the Judiciary J.O.F. Jaynes, who is now Professor of Law at the University of Guyana and also president of the Grenada Court of Appeal, has joined other leading persons in the region in arguing a case for a West Indian Court of Appeal.
In the last few days, several controversial procurement issues were highlighted in the media, the latest being the Court battle and subsequent ruling in favour of the Government regarding the award of a contract for $4.6 billion for the Inter-American Development Bank-funded rehabilitation of the Guyana Power and Light’s medium voltage distribution.
In the last few weeks, Washington think tanks, financial services analysts in New York and London, and publications from the New York Times to the Petroleum Argus, have all found a reason to express a view on Guyana, the Caribbean nation they now see as set to become one of the Western hemisphere’s major oil producers.
Today’s column continues the discussion of Guyana’s long declared policy option of seeking membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as a cornerstone of its approach to governance of the fast approaching time of oil and gas production and export.
The photography of Bobby Fernandes has been a grace and glory in this land for decades. He is in the company of our great artists – I think of Aubrey Williams, Stanley Greaves, Ron Savory, Denis Williams, Bernadette Persaud, Winston Craig, George Simon and masters of our literature like Martin Carter and Wilson Harris – as a creator of genius whose works shine in our lives and will never die.