Article #6 – The miscalculation of the licence area

(This is the sixth of a series of articles by Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc on the Production Sharing Agreement signed between the Government of Guyana and Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.) In our previous articles, we have charged that the contract is illegal for the simple reason that at its root the contract is based upon an illegality, to wit, the issuance of the entire area of 26,800 square kilometers under a single licence instead of as the law required, 6 or more independent pieces each governed by its own licence.

An analysis of the proposed Cybercrime Bill for Guyana

Part I The proposed Cybercrime Bill addresses several important issues inclusive of cyberbullying, child pornography, sexual grooming and luring children into sexual activity, revenge pornography and cyber blackmail and copyright infringements all using computer systems (see definition subsequently) among other important matters.

The Breach of the 60-Block Maximum

A column by Transparency Institute Guyana Inc Recently, the number and prominence of foreign analysts who have corroborated the early view expressed by local analysts have increased.

Political Financing Legislation in Guyana

(A column by Transparency Institute Guyana Inc) On September 10, 2017, Stabroek News published an article containing remarks by Treasurer of the AFC and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; and the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, on the matter of political (campaign) financing legislation.

What matters this election season, and beyond

Four aspects of corruption that every Guyanese citizen should understand

The upcoming May 11, 2015 election is being widely viewed by analysts and citizens alike as a pivotal election for Guyana as a fledgling democracy.

The Remigrant’s scheme and its shortcomings

Accountability Watch

Since the news of an apparent abuse in the grant of duty-free concessions to two remigrants, I have been tempted to do an article on the Remigrant’s Scheme with a view to identifying any shortcomings that might have contributed to this apparent abuse.

UCCI Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) held its 2014 Caribbean Anti-Corruption Conference on 19-21 March 2014 under the theme “Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality”.

Today is international anti-corruption day

By resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003, the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and urged all States and competent regional economic integration organizations to sign and ratify the Convention as soon as possible in order to ensure its rapid entry into force.

Presentation to the OAS Team (Part 11)

Transparency Institute Guyana Inc. on Tuesday met with an OAS team on the implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption)   National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB)   The NTPAB was established by section 16 of the Public Procurement Act 2003 as an agency that reports to the Minister of Finance.

Presentation to the OAS Team

The Transparency Institute (Guyana) Inc. wishes to express its gratitude for being afforded an opportunity to meet with the OAS team on the implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption.

Transparency in the Amaila Hydropower Project

(Written by Calvin Bernard, Lecturer of the University of Guyana and a director of TIGI) Transparency requires that relevant information be made easily accessible to stakeholders in a way that it is free from deceit, easily understood and time appropriate.

The 2013 Global Corruption Barometer

The second worse thing about corruption is ignoring it. - Transparency International

On 9 July 2013, Transparency International (TI), a global organisation devoted to fighting and eradicating corruption, released its 2013 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB).

It pays neither to steal nor accept a bribe

Today, we begin a series of articles highlighting individual experiences of corruption. We encourage our readers to also share their experiences with us so that we can publish them with full assurances of confidentiality.

How to catch a thief

Global Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) list, asset recovery and the  international legal provisions Corruption has a direct and very tangible impact on developing countries like Guyana.

Revisiting the Nicil controversy

Part I Introduction I briefly watched the NCN debate on corruption as it relates to NICIL, and I cannot help but form the impression, as in the case of the earlier debates, that the government is trying its best to present to the nation its version to counter the various allegations of corruption.

Revisiting the Lotto funds

Introduction As in the case of the retention and use of public moneys by NICIL, the Government’s share of the proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets by the Canadian Bank Note (CBN) is kept in a separate bank account and used to meet public expenditure without Parliamentary approval.

Pay the ticket, not the towel

- why corruption matters to everyone

It’s a Monday morning. A commuter, let’s call him Mr Driver is hustling to work from the East Bank, all around him minibuses are weaving in and out of traffic, stopping suddenly.