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Public Procurement Commission a must at all cost

LUCAS STOCK INDEX
The Lucas Stock Index (LSI) remained unchanged in trading during the first period of May 2015.  The stocks of three companies were traded with 90,931 shares changing hands.  There were no Climbers and no Tumblers.  The stocks of Banks DIH (DIH), Demerara Bank Limited (DBL) and Demerara Tobacco Company (DTC) remained unchanged on the sale of 89,551, 1,247 and 133 shares respectively.

  Spirit and intent of the Act The “To Do List” of the next government is a long one. On that list would be things like tax reform, passing strong anti-money laundering legislation, reforming the constitution, strengthening accountability institutions like the Office of the Auditor General, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Integrity Commission, and setting up accountability institutions such as the Public Service Appellate Tribunal and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). 0

Glorious Balsam

Balsam commonly called Lady’s Slipper comes from the Balsaminaceae family and is related to Impatiens. Originally from the tropical South East Asia, China, Hawaii and the Philippines, Balsam made its way to Europe, North America and the Caribbean with early travellers. 0

Axe the Dax

Conversation Tree

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In 1962 the slogan ‘axe the tax’ became well known in then British Guiana. The United Force adopted it in its campaign against a tax on beer in the Kaldor Budget and against the PPP Government. 0

Lesson 4: The ABC of measuring the onerous affliction of fraud on Guyana’s public investment programme

Guyana and the Wider World

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Introduction After some introductory material, the lessons dealt with so far in this series on the management of Guyana’s public investment regime have concentrated on: 1) the “basic steps” needed to establish an adequately functioning organization of this regime and 2) the types of failures and weaknesses displayed in public projects during the 2000s. 0