The Ministry of the Presidency says it finds the Guyana Times headline 'High-profile sexual assault - President accused of covering up case', in today's edition on page 9, "This reported allegation, made by former President and Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo that His Excellency, President David Granger was fully informed about an alleged incident of sexual assault, yet failed to take any action against the accused; apart from being slanderous and libelous, shows a clear misunderstanding of how Guyana's criminal justice system works and the presumption of innocence that is a legal right of an accused.
Banks DIH Limited has filed a $28B lawsuit against the Guyana Revenue Authority and the government for what it says is the overpayment in consumption taxes with interest for the period 2001 to 2006, in light of a settlement last year between fellow beverage company DDL and the agency. At a press conference yesterday, General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party , Bharrat Jagdeo said that the case vindicated his opposition to the DDL settlement, which saw the company paying $1.5B last year to settle all claims rather than paying a liability of $5.3B for the same period.
The Court of Appeal last week dismissed the race baiting appeal case involving PPP/C Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, whose lawyer yesterday accused the Guyana Chronicle of being misleading in its reportage on the outcome of the matter. The attorney, Mursaline Bacchus, also defended outgoing Chancellor Carl Singh, pointing out that he was one of three judges who collectively made the decision, though he read it to the court.
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS and Caribbean faith leaders will host a consultation on ending HIV and AIDS by 2030. The consultation takes place on 1-2 February 2017, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and is being co-funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and AIDS HealthCare Foundation.
President David Granger today said the PNCR remains committed to the APNU+AFC coalition and he stressed the importance of the diaspora to the party. The People's National Congress Reform , today, Saturday 21st January 2017, held its first General Council Meeting for the year 2017 at the Party's Headquarters, Congress Place, Sophia.
PRIME MINISTER Hamilton Green this week dealt with corrupt practises, constancy and priorities at the City Council when he delivered the main address at the conference of emA ployees of the MuniA cipality of GeorgeA town. Mr Green read parts of a letter which he received and which he said, told of the behaviour of some members of the City Constabulary.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana) -- The Caribbean Community and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, Jules Bijl. In a ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM secretary-general, Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland's experiences in a range of areas.
The APNU+AFC government quietly signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 8, 2016 with a Trinidadian company to look at the possibility of setting up a sugarcane processing facility at the Skeldon Sugar Estate. The MoU was signed through the Guyana Office for Investment with D Rampersad and Company Limited to conduct a feasibility study "for an integrated sugar processing facility for GuySuCo's assets and related assets in Skeldon, Guyana."
The Guyana Public Service Union is in the process of building a multi-purpose recreational facility on its land at the corner of Irving Street and Thomas Lands. The land, located opposite the Guyana Defence Force base camp Ayanganna, was the subject of a dispute in 2009 between the then Bharrat Jagdeo-led PPP/C government and the GPSU.