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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:36pm
The Government of Guyana has secured financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist in implementing the Community Services Enhancement Project, and it intends to apply a part of the funds toward consulting services for the revaluation of properties in four communities which are to be upgraded to townships.These are located in the Essequibo, namely Bartica, Charity, Parika and Supenaam.The Government has since appointed the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development as the executing agency for the provision of these consulting services.The objective of the consultancy is to improve the overall equity and efficiency of the property tax system in Bartica, Charity, Nike Free Run Shoes On Sale, Parika and Supenaam.Consulting services are required to facilitate the use of the systems, standards of practice and technology developed under the Inter-American Development Bank-funded Urban Development Project to:  Capture all properties to develop a tax roll that is 100 per cent complete and accurate for the project communities; Consistently apply systematic and acceptable valuation techniques to value the properties, and make use of up-to-date technology for property identification, valuation, accounting and record maintenance in Bartica, Charity, Parika and Supenaam.Consultants will also be required to develop a public awareness programme to encourage compliance with obligations with respect to property taxes, and to highlight the associated community benefits.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:36pm
Police ranks who repeatedly absent themselves from court without a valid reason will be interdicted from duty.The warning came from Commissioner of Police Henry Greene, during an address yesterday to ranks at the Force’s annual mid-year awards ceremony to mark the organisation’s 172nd anniversary.“Once we realize that you have deliberately stayed away from court, with all sorts of frivolous excuses, you will be charged and interdicted from duty. I’m warning you now, send the word through, ” the Commissioner told his ranks.Greene said that there is no doubt that in the area of prosecution there have been difficulties for the Guyana Police Force. He stated that not only police witnesses are absent from time to time, but civilian witnesses are also delinquent in this regard.According to Greene, China Jerseys Wholesale, in some cases the civilian witnesses are compromised.“There are lots of other witnesses who get paid off…who don’t come because they are paid off, and they hide, all sorts of schemes. And cases are dismissed, not necessarily because of the poor police prosecution, ” the Commissioner said.He explained that the Force has been making significant efforts to train its prosecutors.“They’re not lawyers, but they’ve had some amount of training, and invariably some police ranks are absent… and many times it’s in the Magistrate’s judgement that even though we feel that a prima facie case has been made out, the Magistrate feels otherwise and dismisses the case, ” Greene said.The situation impacts negatively on justice for the victims of criminal activity as well as the accused, who have to spend months on remand as a result of the tardiness of some police ranks.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:36pm
The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s (GGMC), Geological Survey Unit is undertaking a geological mineral survey in the Itaballi area as part of an effort to map the mineral deposits.Among those conducting field tests and studies for the project in the Region Seven area are several women.Some $40 million has been budgeted for the eight-week Regional Geological Sampling project, according to a recent government release.The project is being conducted by 42 GGMC officers, including eight females and auxiliary staff. It started on October 13 and is due to be completed by December 8, 2016.A University of Guyana (UG) scholar, now Chemical Geologist, Nkechi McPherson, started at the GGMC in 2011.According to her, the field experience has been good. “It’s a lot of hard work so you should be active before you get in the field or else you’ll really feel the pressure.”McPherson added that this is the first trip where she led her own team of GGMC staffers. “You have to be confident in yourself and you have to understand that not everything you see on the map is what will be on the ground so you have to cater for all of those uncertainties.”GGMC’s Geologist, Tiace Fraser, who started her stint in 2009, views her career as a challenge, but one that she likes. “You know it challenges your mind and your body at the same time. When you’re out there you have to think about the dangers, Authentic NFL Jerseys Cheap, but at the same time you have to keep pushing yourself.”For Tricia Tulloch, this is her first trip into the fields. The Geological Technician noted that, “It is quite interesting, I like it a lot. I didn’t expect to like it but I do, I really do. You get to experience new things and realise that you’re not fit, sometimes you need to exercise. You learn a lot about your country.”Senior Geologist, Unata DeFreitas, has already served more than 19 years with the GGMC. The veteran pointed out that more females are finding the career and the environment suitable. There is lot of experience to be gained.De Frietas added, “more so what is given back to our country. We have a passion for the natural patrimony and we understand that the more information we get, the better position our country will be in.”Getting a firsthand look at the project was Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes, who described herself as living evidence of what women can achieve in the sector.“People say, oh she’s a miner, she’s a porkknocker but look at me now, I’m a minister. The sky is the limit. I would want to encourage women to get involved. We are tidier. We can make a difference in these areas.”The Minister, who was a successful mining operator, said she really admired the female geologists, “who spoke about their passion so when we come to do things we do it in a particular way, looking for that result. The vision, the opportunity is real.”
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:36pm
Police on the West Coast of Demerara have recorded the largest drug bust so far for the year, following the seizure of a whopping 21 kilograms of cocaine yesterday.The drugs valued about $80M were unearthed in a car in which three men, two of whom are known drug dealers, were travelling.According to reports, around midday yesterday, the police acting on information, trailed a car from Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara.In the vicinity of Anna Catherina, they managed to get a glimpse of the occupants whom they immediately recognised as known drug dealers.They followed the car to Uitvlugt, where the two known suspects, upon realising that they were being followed, Cheap NFL Jerseys China, hurriedly exited the car, leaving the driver to ‘face the music’.The ranks then carried out a search of the vehicle and discovered the cocaine.The driver reportedly denied any link to the drug claiming that he was hired by the two men.This newspaper understands that the bust was a result of a sustained surveillance operation on the two suspects which began some time last week.The police have assured that they will be relentlessly hunting the men who escaped with a view to having them appear in court.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:35pm
In his experience as a road contractor there has been the construction of a road at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara, said Regional Chairman, Julius Faerber. He was commenting on the contractor who rehabilitated the now deteriorating School Road at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara.According to Faerber, based on information from his Regional Engineer, School Road, which is 200 metres long, was in fact constructed last year, a project which commenced on October 1, 2008 and concluded on October 30 the same year.The project, he said, was valued at $6, 650, 000 and was awarded after a tender process. Several contractors placed bids for the contract but it was the bid placed by Yogeshwar Bhola from West Coast Demerara that was found to be most favourable.This newspaper first highlighted the state of the road last month after residents had reported that six months had not elapsed and it was already deteriorating.Regional Chairman, Julius FaerberFaerber, in an invited comment, said that since the road was rehabilitated with crusher run it was never intended to be permanent. He said that through the Region’s budgetary allocation a decision was taken to upgrade the loam road to that of crusher run.“They are not permanent. After a while with the weather you will find that the crusher run would wash away and things like deterioration can occur.”He said that the Region would usually upgrade roads on an annual basis with the intent of improving their durability. By next year, School Road should be eligible for a double bitumen surface, he said.Yesterday, Faerber said that the information he had provided was in fact for another road. He related that the details of the contract required Bhola to patch potholes and render sectional repairs to the road. And all this at a cost of $6.6 million.But according to residents, prior to an asphalt surface, Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the road they now traverse on a daily basis was surfaced with loam.When this newspaper visited the area last month, residents did not hesitate to raise their concerns about the road. Residents have also alleged that the contractor who rehabilitated the road had admitted to the fact that he had never constructed a road before. They had also claimed that they are aware that the man had to borrow equipment to complete the job.One resident related that he was elated when news reached the neighbourhood that the loam road they had utilised for years would be upgraded. But from the time the work began several residents recognised that it was a case of substandard work.“We had to report this man because somebody see that he de putting on the tar before the crusher run. The Region people come and he had to scrape up all the tar then put down the crusher run and grade it into the loam…”And the tar, according to the residents, was of a quality that leaves much to be desired.“The tar that they use on the road is like none I ever see before in my life…de thing spill on me clothes, because I does walk and sell, and if you see how it thin and spotty, spotty. Was like water, ” another resident divulged.A drive along the near 200 metres long road had revealed several burgeoning potholes.
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