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.
The Sports and Art Development Fund of the former Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport was not properly managed and millions of dollars were not adequately accounted for, according to the forensic audit report on the entity.
The Public Accounts Com-mittee (PAC) of Parliament is in the process of nominating persons to be members of the long-awaited Public Procurement Com-mission (PPC) and is inviting interested stakeholders to submit names of nominees for consideration.
The ceremony for the Guyana Prize for Literature and Caribbean Awards was last evening held at the Pegasus Hotel.
The Best Book of Fiction award was presented to Guyanese author and poet David Dabydeen for his entry ‘Johnson’s Dictionary’ while London,
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.
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.
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has come out in support of miner Suresh Ramkissoon saying his operation at Isseneru, Middle Mazaruni is lawful and legal gold miners must be allowed to operate and not be bullied by “greedy village councils”.
With November being National Epilepsy Awareness Month, University of Guyana (UG) Medical School student Christopher Martin France, who was diagnosed with epilepsy last year, is using his experience and knowledge about the illness to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds it in Guyana.
The Justice Institute Guyana (JIG) is calling on the government to begin an immediate public education campaign with a view to abolishing the death penalty no later than midnight on the 25th May 2016, the eve of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.
In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Wednesday called for a unified resolve to end the violence against women and girls.
(Reuters) – The West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, the world’s top-ranked bowler in both forms of limited-overs cricket, has been suspended from bowling in internationals after his action was ruled to be illegal.
- 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.