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Bidders for gov’t contracts being asked to register

All local and international bidders for government contracts are being asked by the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTA) Board to complete a NPTA Supplier Registration form to obtain a registration number which they can use on bidding documents for quick database referencing.

WPA says supports govt revamping of sugar industry

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)  says it supports the restructuring of the sugar industry and  promised to “be vigilant” in ensuring that the government keeps its promise to pay the remaining severance to sugar workers in a timely manner.

Lands assigned for miners at Marudi

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have identified several blocks of mining lands for miners who are part of the South Rupununi Miners’ Association and former occupiers of Romanex Mining lands in Marudi, Region 9.

Shot shopkeeper recuperating at home

Jacqueline Lagnah, the Leopold and Breda streets shop owner who was shot in her back on Wednesday last during indiscriminate shooting has been discharged from the hospital and is at home recuperating.

Cooperatives being formed to release funding to farmers in neglected villages

As part of the Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development (RAID) project, which is being funded by the Caribbean Development Fund (CDF) in collaboration with the Government of Guyana to the tune of US$12 million, four new cooperative unions are being formed so that farmers in the target communities can access funds more efficiently.

BK protests $3.5B Mazaruni prison contract

-cites ‘overnight’ change in engineer’s estimate

BK International Inc has lodged a protest with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) over the award of a $3.5 billion contract for the expansion of the Mazaruni Prison and a key part of the company’s complaint is the alleged “overnight” increasing of the engineer’s estimate for the project from $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion.

Gov’t severance plan for sugar workers not good enough, GTUC says

-urges stakeholders’ meet for consensus on way forward

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has declared that the government’s promises to pay dismissed sugar worker severance in two installments is “not good enough,” and that the failure to budget for the payouts is a worrying sign of intensified attacks on workers’ rights.

Gertie Wood: Pioneer women’s rights activist

By Nigel Westmaas “No man on earth can understand a woman’s point of view so well as a woman; no man can sympathise with a down trodden, over worked, underpaid woman, as a woman can; no man can scold, chide, brow beat and argue with a woman as well as another woman can; so then, why should women be always willing to sit down mute and let men talk for and against them?” Gertie Wood, Daily Chronicle, March 1, 1931 Gertie Wood’s name has appeared at fleeting moments on the periphery of scholarship on the Guyanese women’s movement.

Young Chanderpaul bats Jaguars into superior position

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit a half-century to put the grind on a listless Barbados Pride attack to tighten the grip of newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars on their Regional 4-Day Championship match yesterday here.

Windies lose opener despite Simmons, Melius fifties

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand,  CMC – Openers Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius carved out contrasting half-centuries but reigning champions West Indies Under-19s suffered a disappointing start to their title defence when they went down to hosts New Zealand Under-19s by eight wickets here yesterday.

Fruta demolishes Soesdyke Falcons 4-0

Fruta Conquerors commenced their preparation for the resumption of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Elite League’ on a positive note, crushing Soesdyke Falcons 4-0 on Friday at the Tucville Community ground.