Bids for Lot Two of the excavation of drains and canals, the construction of an access dam and building of hydraulic structures at Buxton, East Coast Demerara, were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). The project is estimated to cost $149.9M, according to the engineer’s estimate.
Yesterday’s opening also saw the Ministry of Education receiving bids for the rehabilitation of Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School phase one which has been estimated at $99.8M The companies and their bids are as follows;
An alleged inebriated farmer of 54 Strath Campbell Village, Mahaicony, ECD, died at about 3 pm yesterday at Chance Village, Mahaicony, after a vehicle he was reportedly not given permission to drive, crashed into a utility pole.
Several hundred more sugar workers are expected to be laid off from the Skeldon, Rose Hall, and East Demerara estates by next month and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) yesterday urged that the decision be reviewed.
The commencement order establishing the Telecommunications Agency was signed last Friday, in anticipation of the liberalisation of the telecoms sector, Minister of Public Tele-communications Cathy Hughes announced yesterday.
Nickela Craig-Singh, the woman who was arrested last Friday after the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) found over 10 pounds of cocaine in the ceiling of her Soesdyke home, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined over $14 million after pleading guilty to possession of the drug.
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