FBI searches Detroitarea home of UAW president

DETROIT — Federal agents are searching the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in an investigation of union corruption.FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider confirmed the search of a home in Canton Township on Wednesday but declined further comment. TV stations posted photos and video of agents outside Gary Jones’ home.Agents also searched the Corona, California, home of former UAW President Dennis Williams and the union’s northern Michigan retreat. A UAW spokesman had no immediate comment.Eight people have pleaded guilty in an investigation of union officials and Fiat Chrysler executives enriching themselves with money from a job training centre in Detroit. But the probe appeared to widen two weeks ago when a former union official was charged with accepting kickbacks from union vendors.The Associated Press read more

Petroleum Commission Bill laid in National Assembly

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBill for new Petroleum Commission for National AssemblyMarch 3, 2017In “Local News”Petroleum Commission Bill vests too much power on the Minister- OppositionJune 16, 2017In “Business”Parliament Office invites submissions on Petroleum Commission BillJuly 19, 2017In “latest news” Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman,  today, presented the Petroleum Commission Bill for the first time in the National Assembly.The Bill intituled (give title to a legislative act) an Act to provide for the establishment and functions of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana and for related matters. The six-part Bill has 51 sections which cover areas pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of the Petroleum Commission, functions and duties of the Commission, and financing among others.Minister Raphael Trotman presenting the Bill in the National Assembly todayThe Petroleum Commission Bill makes provision for the establishment of a Petroleum Commission to serve as a regulatory agency for Guyana’s oil and gas industry.The establishment of a new regulatory agency will see the responsibility taken from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).Minister Trotman, according to a GINA release, registered the government’s intention to have the Bill read for a second time before being sent to Special Select Committee for review. read more