Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments

- MotP says in reply to Bar Association

Joseph Harmon

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) last night labelled as reckless a statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) expressing concern that appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief Justice (CJ) might be made by the government outside of the constitutional provisions.

NICIL accepts US$3m for outstanding GTT shares payment – source

The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NI-CIL) recently accepted an offer made by Hong Kong Golden Telecom Limited (HKGT) to pay US$3M of the outstanding US$5M for the purchase of government shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), sources say.

Baishanlin owes GFC $80M

Baishanlin still owes the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) some $80 million, according to Commissioner of Forests James Singh, who also says that claims about the company illegally logging at one of the concessions it previously owned are false.

That Ayanganna apology

It is still not too late for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to tender a dignified apology to those media operatives (and perhaps to the media fraternity as a whole) upon whom it visited some unacceptable discourtesies on Thursday January 25th after they had turned up at Ayanganna to cover President Granger’s address to the annual Army Officers’ Conference.

Taxi driver cleared of $3M robbery, shooting outside of Finance Ministry

Samuel Adams, the taxi driver who was charged with shooting and robbing a BK International Super-visor outside of the Ministry of Finance in 2016, was acquitted yesterday after a city court found that the police failed to prove their case against him.

Vreed-en-Hoop accident victim died of multiple injuries

An autopsy performed on the body of Donikel Campbelle, who was struck down on the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road during the wee hours of Sunday morning, gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Duty-free provisions for ExxonMobil were same as for CGX

Guyana’s Petroleum Agreement with ExxonMobil grants the oil giant a multitude of tax concessions including the right to import duty-free, in excess of 300 pieces of “equipment and supplies required for Petroleum Operations”, these same concessions had been given the Canadian oil explorer, CGX under the updated agreement signed in 2013.

Trial underway of driver over teen’s death

The trial of Lennox De Nobrega, the driver charged with causing the death of a teen by dangerous driving, commenced yesterday.

Linden Town Council had issues following procedure for spending subvention – Treasurer tells PAC

The Linden Town Council was described as a “rogue municipality” by a Member of Parliament yesterday after its Treasurer admitted that the Council has “issues following procedure” in spending its subvention from the Central Government.

Angoy’s Avenue family beaten, robbed in home invasion

An Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam family was beaten and robbed by four armed bandits around midnight on Sunday.

Transformer explosion shuts down power

A 69KV transformer explosion at the Guyana Power and Light’s Kingston Power Plant last night resulted in a shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Inter-connected System.

Finance Ministry to get $228M annex

The Ministry of Finance is set to construct a new multimillion-dollar annex at the site of the former sports club of the Guyana National Cooperative Bank (GNCB), on Winter Place and Croal Street in Georgetown, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

CANU officer tells court of two-month surveillance of racers

The three motor racers charged in a $550m cocaine-in-lumber case had been under surveillance by the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) for two months prior to the bust on May 12, 2017.

Work to ease Alexander Village flooding underway

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon yesterday urged the residents of Alexander Village to take personal responsibility for the condition of their surroundings even as he returned to the village on a walkabout to observe progress  to reduce flooding in the community.

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