Last week’s article completes our discussion on the conservation and management of our forest resources and the procedures in place for the protection of our environment.
Three matters that made the news in recent days deserve brief commentaries. The first was the statement by President Granger on the granting of radio and cable licences by former President Jagdeo within days of demitting office to a selected few with family and/or political connections, to the exclusion of established media entities that had applied for such licences.
President Granger’s announcement that two million hectares of Guyana’s forest will be placed under conservation as Guyana’s contribution to combatting climate change and global warming, is a most welcome development.
A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has a right to receive it, is the purest form of repentance.
I love Tanzania because of the light, colours and life in almost every scene.
Before proceeding with today’s article, two recent news items are worthy of commentary.
In the last week or so, the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the death of world-renowned historian and scholar, Dr.
There were two recent news items that are worthy of commentary from this Column since they have implications for the state of public procurement.
Last week’s article dealt briefly with the requirements for the appointment of auditors of companies.
The general debate on the 2016 budget is now over. It was to be confined to the financial and economic state of the country and the general principles of Government policy and administration, as outlined in the Finance Minister’s budget speech and in the Estimates.
A former Minister accused me of being unprofessional in discussing in one of my columns the report on the forensic audit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd (NICIL).
Corruption has disastrous impacts on development when funds that should be devoted to schools, health clinics and other vital public services are instead diverted into the hands of criminals or dishonest officials.
The Stabroek News recently carried an article which centred around a legal opinion that was given on the applicability of Article 216 of the Constitution to the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd.
Last week’s article completed our “stock-take” on where we stood in terms of public financial management.
On 28 December 2015, we carried an article on the above subject but we were unable to complete it because of space constraints.
Last Thursday, the National Assembly considered and approved two financial papers that were presented by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.
The year 2015 is about to come to a close. It is a time when business organisations are conducting physical stocktaking exercises to identify and value their inventories, other assets and liabilities for the purpose of closing their books and preparing their financial statements.
Before proceeding with today’s article, I refer to the comment by parliamentarian Juan Edghill in connection with the forensic audits being conducted at various government agencies and departments.
In 2014, Cabinet appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana National Industrial Company Inc.
The International Anti-Corruption Day will be observed on Wednesday, 9 December. According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to mark this occasion Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the media and citizens around the world will be joining forces to fight this cross-cutting crime which undermines social and economic development in all societies.
On Wednesday, the Government signed a Memoran-dum of Understanding (MOU) with Fedders Lloyd Corporation for the resumption of the design, construction and outfitting of the Specialty Hospital at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara.
So the Amaila Falls Hydro Project is back on the front burner. The Government of Norway is expected to fund another study to determine once and for all the project’s feasibility, while the Government of Guyana has indicated that this is one of the several options being considered as possible sources of renewable energy.