RK’s Security protests abrupt cancelling of contract by ministry

An abrupt termination of a contract award for the provision of security services has seen RK’s Security file a protest with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) against the Ministry of Education.

“It was just a very strange occurrence that I or anyone I have spoken to have ever heard of or can make sense of up to now, where you just got a letter that you are terminated because of convenience,” Chief Executive Officer of RK’s Security, Roshan Khan, told Stabroek News when contacted.

“Just imagine, mere hours before we are scheduled to start this letter comes, how that can be justified?” he added.

Chairman of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), Carol Corbin told Stabroek News that since the body has completed its latest report- the investigation into the $632M drug procurement – RK’s complaint would be one of the next to be looked at…..


Firm for Demerara crossing study not picked via tender

Following an opposition request for an investigation into the award of the contract for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing to LievenseCSO, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure last night said that the Dutch firm was selected after the initial procurement process was annulled and it sought out consultants worldwide.

Cash-strapped GuySuCo to sell land to CH&PA

Facing a cash crunch, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be selling land to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday, while noting that the corporation has sought a bailout to the tune of $2 billion.

Children to be given priority in post-hurricane evacuation efforts

Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix yesterday announced that priority will be given to children in evacuation efforts organized by the Guyana Government to assist Guyanese who remain on hurricane-affected islands, as there remains the risk of an epidemic in some cases.

Four years’ jail for woman nabbed with cocaine at CJIA

A 59-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $6.5 million after she pleaded guilty to the possession of five pounds of cocaine, which she was trying to sneak on board a flight to New York.

Constitutional compliance needed, not reform – Nandlall

At present the need for constitutional compliance trumps the need for constitutional reform in Guyana.

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