What the CoI had to say

In the fullness of time one expects that the recently completed Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service of Guyana will become the subject of vigorous public discourse and that such discourse will take account of, among other things, which of its recommendations are accepted by the President and the manner and speed with which those accepted recommendations are implemented.

NFMU audit

While the release of the forensic audits into a clutch of state agencies and related bodies is revealing quite a lot about poor governance and dodgy financial practices under the PPP/C administration it is also presenting questions about the modus operandi of the APNU+AFC government.

Fantastic corruption

Who can doubt the truth of Prime Minister David Cameron’s apparently unguarded remarks to the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury on the eve of London’s anti-corruption summit?

Over the walls

News this week that a raid—the second one publicized for the year so far—at the Georgetown Prison had unearthed a significant amount of contraband brings an unsettling feeling that despite protestations to the contrary, things are perhaps too fluid at Lot 12 Camp Street.

Renovating the public service

Given the wide-ranging nature of the brief handed the Commission of Inquiry into the Guyana Public Service by President David Granger last year it is a marvel that its work has been completed and its findings handed over in what, contextually, is a relatively short space of time. 

Tony Cozier

In an era of continually eroding standards and the absence of pride and professionalism in so many spheres of life, the late Tony Cozier represented the very best of traditions.

The case of the disappearing US$5 million

Guyana is a land of mysteries. The problem is that many of them never seem to get solved. One of the more recent is the case of the disappearing US$5 million which was supposed to have been paid to Nicil as the balance for the sale of government-owned GT&T shares, but which has seemingly vanished into proverbial thin air.

Facebook’s bad news

Walk into a modern newsroom and you will likely notice something that was unimaginable just a few years ago: screens with real-time updates on “trending” stories from the outlet’s website.

Venezuelan crisis

No one in this country should feel comfortable about what is going on in Venezuela at the present time.  In fact countries in the region generally will be concerned, more especially our neighbour Brazil, which under normal circumstances would lead behind-the-scenes engagements with the government in Caracas.

Social ills festering

The aftermath of the observance of Mother’s Day this year has been both bloody and horrific. The interpersonal violence that left four people dead in separate incidents, untold grief and families torn asunder speaks to a festering of social ills.

Britain’s European challenge

We revert to a look at the political campaign proceeding in Britain towards a referendum promised by Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative government on whether the country should remain in the European Union (EU), due on June 23 of this year.

The Public Health Ministry and the Lailac milk issue

The ensuing Lailac milk brouhaha involving the Ministry of Public Health, the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GAFDD) and the private sector distributor, International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA), lays bare the longstanding and abject weakness of the authorities in the matter of the effective enforcement of regulations that have to do with monitoring the importation of foreign-manufactured foods into the country.

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