Guyana Goldfields Board sets date to address concerns of shareholders

On May 22, the Executive Board of Guyana Goldfields Inc. will meet to address some of the key concerns raised by some of its shareholders which have a five percent stake in the company. The shareholders are Northfield Capital Corporation’s Robert Cudney, Donald Ross, Gretchen Ross, and Patrick Sheridan. Two weeks ago, the group accused […]

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SARA to be no more under PPP Govt. – Jagdeo

There would be no place for a State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) under a PPP Presidency. This is according to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. During his interview with the Guyana Standard, the PPP General Secretary made it known that SARA’s functions could be taken up by other  agencies such as the Special Organized Crime Unit […]

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Bus conductor, 37, charged with rape of girl, 13

A minibus conductor who was allegedly involved in a romantic and sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl was this afternoon charged and released on $300,000 bail after being slapped with two counts of rape. Thirty-seven-year old Thandikuma Bakker, a father of two, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Marcus- Isaacs in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The […]

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NGOs invited to take advantage of SLED funding

The ability to create or expand economic activities that will result in job opportunities has been listed among the key factors that could allow Non Governmental Organisations [NGOs] to benefit from strategic funding.  At least this is according to information released by the Ministry of Social Protection which has invited applications from eligible NGOs interested […]

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Cop gets four years for cocaine bust at airport

A former member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was moments ago sentenced to four years imprisonments for trafficking a quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). This ruling was handed down to Police Constable Louie Dublin by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The other two defendants who […]

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Sindicato Top Commanders charged for hand grenades in crotch

Two alleged members of the Sindicato Gang who were said to have been caught with hand grenades in their crotch were today charged and remanded to prison on a firearm related charge. Luis Alfredo Gonzalez, 37, and Daniel Alberto Munoz, 27, both Venezuelans, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The […]

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Despite increased domestic resources, Region still at risk of losing HIV gains

Acular, focus is needed for more domestic funding even as countries in the Caribbean and Guyana continue to see a decline in international funding. Making this observation earlier today was the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP). According to PANCAP, which has Guyanese Derek Springer as its head, global financial resources to support the HIV […]

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SARA’s lack of accountability, poor performance concerning — TIGI Head

Since being constituted in 2017, the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) has not submitted a report to the National Assembly regarding its work. In addition to this, it has not taken a single case for the forfeiture of stolen state assets before the local courts. Taking these two factors into consideration, head of Transparency International […]

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World Bank, IMF helping GRA on administering tax avoidance rules for oil sector

All governments face tax administration challenges. But some of these are the result of poorly designed systems that may not provide the tax agency of the day with adequate authority to contest or prevent abusive tax-avoidance practices. Cognizant of this reality, donor agencies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have […]

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