CoI into alleged plot against Granger a waste of money – Jagdeo

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger is a waste of taxpayer dollars and may be part of a wider plan to demoralise senior policemen and sully their careers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo charged on Friday.

“It (the inquiry) has implications for who takes over the force in the future…Reputations will be destroyed here”, he told reporters during a press conference at his Church Street office.

Jagdeo, a former President,  described the alleged assignation plot as a “trivial” matter and said that inquiring into how the police handled it could have been done differently. He expressed his disagreement with Commissioner of the CoI, Paul Slowe being allowed to question senior officers of the force…..

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Sri Lankan justice minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe   COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published today they had collected scientific data proving Exxon Mobil Corp made “explicit factual misrepresentations” in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.

GBTI half year profit at $603m, down from $961m last year

  In the wake of rising bad loans and a massive alleged fraud against it this year, the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has posted an unaudited net after tax profit of $603m for the first six months of this year compared to $961m in the same period for 2016.

SVN student tops CAPE

Vamanadev Hiralall, of the privately-run Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), is the country’s top performer at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) after achieving an accumulated 13 grade one and 3 grade two passes.

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Top CSEC students say number of subjects increases options, tests limits

Twenty-six students in the top one percent of the 12,684 who sat this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC) examinations earned 12 or more Grade I passes, with half of them, including the top performer, coming from Queen’s College (QC).

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