Last week, we concluded out review of the report of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) on the procurement of $632 million worth of drugs and medical supplies for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corpora-tion (GPHC).
This is our fourth article for the year on the procurement of pharmaceuticals for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Last Monday, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change began its meeting in Bonn, Germany, mainly to review progress made since the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change to which 197 countries are signatories.
This article is based on a presentation that I made at Moray House last Thursday evening.
A few weeks ago, I made a presentation on behalf of the Transparency Institute Guyana Inc.
Audit is not an end in itself, but an indispensable part of a regulatory system whose aim is to reveal deviations from accepted standards and violations of the principles of legality, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of financial management early enough to make it possible to take corrective action in individual cases, to make those accountable accept responsibility, to obtain compensation, or to take steps to prevent or at least render more difficult, such breaches.
The Audit Office of Guyana was established in 1884 as a Colonial Audit Department.
Another iceberg about four and a half times the size of Manhattan and measuring some 103 square miles in surface area, has broken off Antarctica.
Last Wednesday, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland in California filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies – ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP and Royal Dutch Shell – seeking compensation to protect them against rising sea levels which they blame on climate change.
(Part III) Climate change is no longer an issue of the future. It is here and is staring at us as we witnessed the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey that descended upon Houston, Texas, causing damage estimated at US$90 billion and a death toll of at least 70.
This column has been hesitant to comment on the recent visit to the Houston headquarters of ExxonMobil by five Ministers of the Government, the Petroleum Advisor to the President and two staff members of the Ministry of Natural Resources, until the fact are known as to the purpose for the trip and the source of funding.
A country’s natural resources, such as oil, gas, metals and minerals, belong to its citizens.
Where public resources are concerned or where the public interest is involved, there must be the highest degree of transparency in relation to the actions of both elected and non-elected public officials.
The news out of Nigeria, an oil producing nation, is that the court has ordered the seizure of a luxury apartment block owned by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources bought for US$37.5 allegedly from ill-gotten gains.
(Trump’s departure) doesn’t change the bigger picture: the moral, political, and economic incentives all seem to be aligning in favor of staying with the Paris agreement… It would be a morally criminal act for the world not to do its part.
It is right to save the future for humanity. It is wrong to pollute this earth and destroy the climate life balance.
The Board of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) investigated the circumstances surrounding the procurement of drugs and medical supplies early this year in the sum of $632 million.
This column has been following closely the deliberations of the just concluded symposium at the Guyana Pegasus on “Public Corruption and the Oil Curse”.
The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive.