Volda Lawrence’s mention of 2018 drug tenders sparks controversy

Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence yesterday played up developments in her ministry, boasting that tenders for drug supply for 2018 had already been opened  while PPP/C MP Vindhya Persaud lamented the state of the sector.

Lawrence told the House during yesterday’s budget debate that the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in an effort to improve accountability and transparency following  recommendations of the Public Procurement Commission and the Public Accounts Committee, has embarked on several things.  This includes the computerization of the pharmaceuticals and medical supplies management system.

Additionally, the Minister noted that in 2018, $ 3.1 billion dollars from the GPHC’s budget will go towards the procurement of drugs and medical supplies…..


Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.

Guyana lost out on US$5M investment -Baron Foods Head

A recent US$5M investment in Trinidad by condiments and sauces producer, Baron Foods should have been Guyana’s venture but owner Ronald Ramjattan believes politics got into the way and he was forced to turn to the Twin-Island Republic.

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If re-elected PPP/C gov’t would give retrenched sugar workers monthly sum until they find jobs

Canje sugar workers yesterday afternoon were told by  Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that if the PPP/C is re-elected in 2020 to office the workers will benefit from the budget by way of a monthly payment until they are re-employed.

Ogle man robbed of car at gunpoint on East St

A construction worker was on Thursday evening robbed of his Toyota Premio motorcar and assaulted by a lone gunman shortly after arriving at his brother’s East Street, Georgetown premises.

Police awaiting legal advice on one matter involving Bishops’ teacher

The Guyana Police Force is currently awaiting advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions on the way forward on one of the matters involving Bishops’ High School teacher Coen Jackson.

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