Forty-six pick-ups, which were among the fleet of vehicles donated to the police force over a month ago by the People’s Republic of China, were on Tuesday afternoon dispatched to the various policing divisions across the country to support anti-crime patrols during the holiday period.
The pick-ups were officially handed over at a ceremony at the Guyana Police Force’s Tactical Services Unit (TSU) compound.
‘A’ Division (George-town /East Bank Demerara) received 12 of the pick-ups; 10 were deployed to ‘B’ Division (Berbice); eight were deployed to ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara); five to ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo); four to ‘E’ Division (Linden and Kwakwani); three to ‘F’ Division (Interior locations); and four to ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands)…..
Admitting that it was he who advised President David Granger to not disclose the ExxonMobil US$18M signature bonus, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge yesterday said that he thought then and still believes that publicising of the deal holds serious implications for Guyana pertaining to the border controversy with Venezuela.
Despite the Ministry of Public Health having stated its intention to end the contract for the rental ofthe controversial Sussex Street bond, Minister Volda Lawrence confirmed last night that budgetary allocations have been made for its rental for the entire year of 2018.
The onus was on Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman to tell President David Granger that he would be breaking the law if the US$18M bonus went anywhere else but to the Consolidated Fund, commentator and civil society activist Melinda Janki says.
Keeping information from the public only results in distrust and contracts for all of the country’s natural resources should be published, says Government’s Petroleum Advisor Jan Mangal.
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