(July 21, 2005) Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday broke his silence on the controversial the Canada-based SNC Lavalin contract, admitting that the company has erred in its commitment to Kerala.
(July 20, 2005) Skeletons are tumbling out from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) cupboard in the form of controversial deal for power projects between Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and a Canadian firm during the previous LDF rule.
(July 10, 2005) A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has noted that "there was serious deviation from prescribed procedures in the award of contract to SNC Lavalin".
(June 12, 2005) Was there a commitment from the Canadian company, SNC-Lavalin, to provide a grant of Rs. 98 crores to the Malabar Cancer Centre; and, if yes, why was it allowed to wriggle out of the obligation?
(April 29, 2005) Rock-star campaigner Bono of U2 urges Canadians not to give up on their embattled prime minister just yet.
(February 2, 2005) Critics say Uganda’s Owen Falls Extension is a catastrophe and blame it on the government, Acres International, the project consultants, and the World Bank.
(October 27, 2004) Foreign consultants like Acres International, convicted of bribery, should act as an eye opener that such firms are self-interested and not committed to developing the Third World, says environmental activist.
(September 24, 2004) A Canadian firm is blacklisted abroad for bribery, yet no penalties from Ottawa. What’s wrong here?
(September 12, 2004) Canadian company Acres International has failed to pay a single cent of the R15 million it was fined a year ago by a Lesotho court for corruption.
(July 30, 2004) It is business as usual between Canadian government agencies and a local company barred from World Bank contracts after being convicted of bribery in Africa.
(July 26, 2004) Ontario-based Acres International is still feeling the repercussions of a scandal-ridden African water project.
(July 26, 2004) The World Bank had blacklisted Canadian engineering firm Acres International for three years for "corrupt activities" related to the bank-sponsored Lesotho Highlands Water Project, it said at the weekend.
(July 24, 2004) Acres barred from bank-funded work following overseas bribery conviction.
(July 24, 2004) The World Bank has, for the first time, levied penalties against a Western company for corruption, banning prominent engineering firm Acres International from bidding on bank-financed projects for three years.
(July 24, 2004) The World Bank said on Friday that it had blacklisted its first multinational with the debarring of Canadian engineering firm Acres International from new contracts for three years.