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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.