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Cancel Fedders Lloyd MoU – Goolsarran

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked by government with Fedders Lloyd to complete the specialty hospital should be cancelled and the bidding process restarted, former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran has said even as he dismissed as “without merit,” the administration’s statement that it approached the Indian firm in the interest of time.

Rohee is PPP leader – Jagdeo

-but says charity to get increase in MPs pay

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo says that Clement Rohee is the leader of the People’s Progres-sive Party (PPP) but he once again on Saturday overruled him insisting that the party’s parliamentarians will donate the increases in their salaries to charity instead of the party’s account.

Sugar retreat ends, no word on decisions

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the sugar industry, Vibert Parvatan says that the retreat on Saturday aimed at familiarising members of cabinet with the report ended with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo declaring that more dialogue may be necessary.

Gov’t defends specialty hospital pact

- as Jagdeo alleges ‘massive corruption’ in selection of Indian firm

Employees of Fedders Lloyd during a preliminary evaluation at the site last Friday.

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.

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