- as Jagdeo alleges ‘massive corruption’ in selection of Indian firm
The Ministry of Finance last evening defended its selection of Indian firm Fedders Lloyd to undertake a review to restart construction of the specialty hospital, even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo charged that the move was a “massive act of corruption.”
Government and Fedders Lloyd last Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see work resuming on the construction of the hospital, at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, using the remainder of a US$18 million line of credit that had been granted by the government of India for the project.
The decision by the Ministry of Local Govern-ment (now Ministry of Communities) to terminate a contract awarded to BK International to construct and manage the Haags Bosch landfill site at Eccles was not only too hasty but unfair, according to Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang.
Former President Bharat Jagdeo yesterday reiterated his call for the declaration of assets by all members of parliament saying if government acquiesces he will be the first to make public not only his local assets but those held outside Guyana also.
- accused did not accept plea deals, Crime Chief says
Although the four men accused of conspiring in the murder of elderly Robb Street resident Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris have been convicted and jailed, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum says the investigation of the crime is still active because there may be more players involved.
The body of a Herstelling man, who went missing on Friday, was found yesterday in a clump of bushes behind the Park Vue Hotel at Farm, East Bank Demerara
Samaroo Seepersaud, 63, was discovered by a search party made up of relatives.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is set to make a “strong declaration” in support of Guyana’s position in its border controversy with Venezuela, the Government Information Agency (GINA) said in a statement yesterday, quoting outgoing Secretary-General Dr Kamalesh Sharma as saying, “Guyana is at the heart of the Commonwealth.”
The CHOGM, which is being held in Malta, ends today and a communique will be issued on resolutions taken at the meeting.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey yesterday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin’s anger towards Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.