Amid signs that Venezuela is trying to limit condemnation from Caricom on its May maritime decree that targeted huge swathes of Guyana’s Atlantic waters, President David Granger and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge yesterday ramped up pressure on the regional body to take a strong stance while pointing out the threat to the wider community.
Registrar of Lands Juliet Sattaur was yesterday sent on leave to facilitate an investigation into the operation of the registry and “certain financial matters,” Minister of State Joseph Harmon has revealed.
An excavator operator has been remanded to prison after being charged with the murder of Hardat Kissoon, who was shot once to his chest and robbed of a bag containing money on June 1 while he was in a minibus heading home.
Government by the end of yesterday was to make a final decision on the board of Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI), the special purpose company for the controversial Marriott Hotel, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday even as he made it plain that Winston Brassington will be removed as its Chairman.
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As the new government continues its attempts to ascertain the state of the various ministries they have inherited, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dispatched a team to assess the accounts and administration of the Guyana High Commission in India.
Cabinet on Tuesday approved US$100,000 ($20 million) in emergency funding to the Iwokrama Rainforest Centre to cover expenses such as paying staff of the cash-strapped forest reserve facility as international funding has dwindled over the years.
After meeting for the first time yesterday at the Agriculture Ministry, four members of the Commis-sion of Inquiry (COI) into the sugar industry will make their first visit to the crisis-ridden Skeldon factory today.
As government continues to put measures in place to get its State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) up and running, Guyana will be sending a representative to Rome, Italy for an 11-day training programme dealing specifically with this issue, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.
Five persons have been identified as having fraudulently accessed fuel from the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) through an arrangement set up by the former administration and Minister of State Joseph Harmon said they would be asked to pay for the fuel even as investigations continue into the racket which has ensnared three government ministries.