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Opposition demands probe into sale of GuySuCo assets

first_imgAs pressure mounts for a full-fledged investigation into the sale of assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is also demanding that a probe be conducted.The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)He posited that, now, even the managers at GuySuCo are calling on President David Granger to investigate the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) and the divestment of assets, but the President opts to remain silent on the matter.“So, guess what Winston Jordan (Finance Minister) has to say? He said investors are walking away from GuySuCo, they don’t want to buy the estates now. Nobody wants to come and invest with this Government; that’s the reality. Nobody wants to invest, they have no confidence in them,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader stated that the Government, specifically the Finance Minister, has repeatedly declared that several potential investors were positive about doing business with the Government in relation to the privatisation of the sugar industry, but now the minister is singing a different tune.“Which investor will want to come, when every day they hear in the news that you are stripping the assets of even the companies you are privatising, the estates you are privatizing? Pricewaterhouse(Coopers) did a register and the register must have been sent to all of the investors, and the investors are hearing, what will they buy into, pay for, these things are not going to be there. These guys are selling out the things…so he (Jordan) now says that all 4 estates are now scrap metal.”According to Jagdeo, the Finance Minister should be cautious as to how he continues to operate in the daily operation of the ministry and agencies that fall under his purview, since he will be held accountable once the PPP regains power and returns to Government.In light of recent reports that NICIL sold and may have undervalued two transmission towers belonging to the GuySuCo, Transparency International GuyanaIncorporated (TIGI) has also been calling for answers.TIGI President, Dr Troy Thomas, recently noted that NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which was created to oversee the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets after the industry was downsized to only three estates, must provide answers on the sale, which sources at GuySuCo allege netted a sub-par price of just $2.1 million.“They must answer questions about how that (transaction) was done, and whether the laws were followed. And if the laws were not followed, then that would come under SARA (State Assets Recovery Agency) at this point, although there can be other agencies. But we definitely need to make sure that things were done properly; and if they were not done properly, then those responsible must be held accountable,” he posited.In fact, Dr Thomas reminded that when Government assets are being disposed of, there should be open tendering to ensure the state receives the best price for its property. He noted that assets could easily be undervalued, and the state would lose money when procurement laws are not followed.Officials from GuySuCo were recently quoted in sections of the media as questioning the sale by NICIL of two GuySuCo transmission towers to Bobby Vieira’s Multicultural Communications Inc for a mere $2.1 million. One of the towers, reports suggest, has since been leased to another company.Another concern was that the assets were not even vested to NICIL.Earlier this month, GuySuCo blasted NICIL for the current troubles with the divestment process, saying that the Unit has left it in the dark about the sale of its own assets.In a strongly-worded statement, in which it accused the SPU of unprofessionalism, GuySuCo criticised NICIL’s approach to the divestment. According to GuySuCo, NICIL has been slothful; and because of this, has not executed any major investments with the process approaching its second year.In addition, GuySuCo slammed NICIL for the current arrangement that sees it pocketing proceeds from the assets it did divest. GuySuCo claimed that it should be the other way around, so that the Corporation could fund its own strategic plan.last_img read more

Local driver takes part in Las Vegas 2019 Spring Fling

first_imgThen on May 10 to the 12, Kowalski will be in Mission, B.C. for a race, where he will be testing his Corvette that ran into some issues during the qualifiers of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Race in Las Vegas.Travelling along with Kowalski for the races, in Boise and Mission, will be Mike Lucas and Matt Dohm.Following those two races, they will be in Fort St. John on May 25 and 26 for the first local race of the season. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dave Kowalski, of Fort St. John, was in Las Vegas from April 16 to the 20 for the 2019 Spring Fling Race.Over 580 entries took part in the Spring Fling for a chance at $1 million.Kowalski says he had a good first few rounds, but then started to get lost once he started to earn some money.- Advertisement -“Went a few rounds but got lost just as it started to pay. One more round and I would have got $300 and then more every round after.”Despite not doing so well in earnings, Kowalksi says his 1970 Chevrolet Nova ran well during the Spring Fling.This Sunday, Kowalski will be flying back to Vegas to pick up his race rig and then will be headed off to Boise, Idaho from May 3 to the 5, with his Nova for the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener at Firebird Raceway.Advertisementlast_img read more

November 17 2004 Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown for

first_imgNovember 17, 2004Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown formally founded the Ecosa Institute in 1996. The goal he defined for the Institute was to bring innovative thinking, new pedagogical models and a complexity to design education that used nature as its underlying model. The vision for the Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown formally founded the Ecosa Institute in 1996. The goal he defined for the Institute was to bring innovative thinking, new pedagogical models and a complexity to design education that used nature as its underlying model. The vision for the Soleri Archives houses the collection of Paolo Soleri’s work. Archive staff and interns are in the process of cataloging and digitizing the work of Soleri, as well as the construction history of Cosanti and Arcosanti. Staff member Sue Anaya unrolls one of Soleri’s dramatic scroll drawings. The collection includes over 200 scrolls of length from 5 feet to about 170 feet. [PhotoYuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]last_img read more

Eutelsat has suspended the Roj TV channel on its s

first_imgEutelsat has suspended the Roj TV channel on its satellites due to its alleged connection to terrorist group the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).The decision comes after Denmark’s Court of Copenhagen recently ruled that Roj TV had financial, structural and operational ties to the PKK. It declared the channel was guilty of facilitating and inciting participation in a terrorist organisation. The PKK is listed by the EU as a terrorist organization.“Under these circumstances, Eutelsat has decided to suspend the presence of Roj TV on its satellites in order to avoid incurring criminal liability as an accomplice to terrorist activities,” the satellite operator said in a statement.Eutelsat has asked distributors uplinking Roj TV to its satellites to suspend broadcasts of the channel.last_img read more

Nicolas Bry has this year overseen the rollout of

first_imgNicolas Bry has this year overseen the rollout of Orange’s Blended TV offering, designed to enable subscribers and service providers to benefit from the social buzz around TV shows and content. Orange has been at the forefront of developing innovative mew models based on social TV.  Age 47Education Master degrees from engineering school Supélec and from HEC Business School.Previous positions Chief product officer at Club-Internet (Deutsche Telekom Group); senior marketing manager at Logica Consulting; strategic marketing manager at SFR; manager at Braxton ConsultingLife outside work A true passion: researching and blogging about innovation at ‘rapid innovation’ (nbry.wordpress.com); traveling with my family, home exchanges, running and fitness.Key achievements of 2012 Designing and rolling out Orange social buzz component, ‘Blended TV’, across six Orange consumer-facing applications, and building a new rapid innovation approach, ‘Modular Design’, based on this empirical experience.Most significant industry developments In term of consumer usage, 2012 has notably seen the rise of social TV, Smart TV, and multiscreen experiences.Key challenges for 2013 Many challenges are shaping the future of TV: linear viewing versus on-demand, social and personalised EPG, social TV and second screen interactivity, TV everywhere and multiscreen roaming across devices and around places, Smart TV and TV apps ecosystems, TV commerce, brand strategy toward TV spot investment, cutting the cord, OTT offerings and SVOD catalogues versus triple-play bundles, the unbundling of TV channels.Goals for next year My goal in 2013 is to put on tracks a creative, compelling and seamless TV everywhere experience for the consumer, bridging the gap between nomadism and multiscreen at home, leveraging on Orange specific technological assets such as LTE, Cloud TV, NFC.Most admired industry personality Gary Hamel for the modern and dynamic spirit of innovation he instills in Managing Innovation and Reinventing Management.Favourite current TV show Mad Men because the last season was gripping, elegant, and meaningful.last_img read more