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June 23, 2017

Guyana

Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

Source: iNews Guyana KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen. But while athletics contemplates life without its biggest superstar, Anthony Davis will already be working hard…

West Indies bowl, Kuldeep debuts for India

Source: iNews Guyana West Indies asked India to bat on what Jeffrey Dujon described as a “tie-dye t-shirt”, a surface difficult to predict. The patterns on the tie-dye were a little moist, which was accentuated by an early, 9 am start. Dujon also said the pitch for some reason turns more in the…

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Source: iNews Guyana Brazil is the world’s largest beef exporter (Reuters image) (BBC) The United States has suspended Brazilian meat imports over “recurring concerns about the safety of products intended for the American market”. Several countries banned Brazilian meat in March, when prosecutors said health inspectors there had been taking bribes to approve…

Belize rejects IMF recommendation for increased taxes

Source: iNews Guyana Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow (Photo: CMC) BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize government says it has no intention of implementing a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to increase the General Sales Tax (GST) to 15 per cent. An IMF delegation recently ended…

GECOM Chair: President infers 2nd list had only 1 suitable person

Source: iNews Guyana …disagrees with suggestion of appointing foreign national to the post President David Granger has ruled out appointing a foreign national to the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), describing that development as undesirable and impossible. President David Granger (right) and Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo at a…

Maths teaching a key aim of US$13.3m World Bank deal

Source: Stabroek News Approved in April this year, Guyana and the World Bank yesterday signed a US$13.3M loan agreement which will see a major focus on maths  teaching and the training of 6,500 teachers. The post Maths teaching a key aim of US$13.3m World Bank deal appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Maths

Over $120M spent on city drainage this rainy season

Source: Stabroek News In a bid to minimize inundation from heavy rain, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has so far spent over $120 million on ensuring that drains and canals are properly cleaned, Town Clerk Royston King said yesterday. The post Over $120M spent on city drainage this rainy season appeared first…

Inmates fingered in NA prison attack

Source: Stabroek News The police have launched an investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s fatal attack inside in the New Amsterdam Prison and three inmates were yesterday identified as the alleged attackers. The post Inmates fingered in NA prison attack appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Inmates fingered in NA prison attack

CWI failed to follow due process – Bravo

Source: Stabroek News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Estranged West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo has accused Cricket West Indies of not affording him due process, in the decision to axe him from the Tri-Series tour of Zimbabwe last November and bar him from future selection. The post CWI failed to follow due process –…

Utilities Commission rules in favour of GTT promotion

Source: Stabroek News The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled that the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) shall be able to continue to offer its “Get More Pay Less” promotion until August 2017. The post Utilities Commission rules in favour of GTT promotion appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Utilities Commission rules

National Senior Athletic Championship set for July at Leonora

Source: Stabroek News The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) officially launched the 2017 edition of the National Senior Championship, yesterday at their head-office in Alberttown. The post National Senior Athletic Championship set for July at Leonora appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: National Senior Athletic Championship set for July at Leonora

Granger: I am not militarising the country

Source: Kaieteur News says PPP started tradition of appointing past and current army officials The administration has denied a deliberate plan to fill key state jobs with persons with army experience. Fielding questions yesterday during a taped interview of “Public Interest”, President David Granger President David Granger during the taped “Public Interest” television…

GRA boss pulls in support of former cops for investigative dept.

Source: Kaieteur News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has taken the decision to implement a crucial internal affairs department which would investigate staff members who are caught in certain “suspicious” circumstances. GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia This is according to GRA’s Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia. In an interview with Kaieteur News, Statia explained…

US$6M from World Bank to improve electronic cash transfers

Source: Kaieteur News With critical technological advances being made every day, countries are forced to augment their current systems with these developments in order to better answer the calls being made by their populace. “Finance Minister Winston Jordan (centre), inking the agreement with a World Bank official in the presence of government ministers…

Over 700 errant drivers nabbed by city’s CCTVs so far

Source: Kaieteur News A total of 711 errant drivers have been charged due to the efficiency of the video surveillance of the Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras as compared to 487 in 2016. The figures represent the period January 01, 2017 to June 22, 2017 and January 01, 2016 to June 22, 2016 respectively…

GRDB six to face trial in magistrates’ courts

Source: Kaieteur News Six former high-ranking officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) who were slapped with fraud-related charges and placed on $500,000 bail each for failing to make a proper entry into a register of a company with the intent to defraud $362M from the entity’s Republic Bank account, yesterday made…

Guyana graduate when it come to thiefing

Source: Kaieteur News These days everybody does talk about dem constitutional rights. Even Jagdeo get a man to go to court to claim how he constitutional rights affected because Jagdeo sign a law which seh he and no other president can run fuh a third term. When thief man get ketch and people…

Guyana $$ goes digital

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Govt, World Bank ink US$6M loan to reduce cash business …expert pegs annual savings at $266M GUYANA is moving closer to the digital money market with the signing of a US$6M loan agreement with the World Bank for the implementation of a National Payment system here, which financial experts say…

Clonbrook man arrested with 117 grams of ganja

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE have arrested a 35-year-old vendor of Section ‘B’ Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara, following the discovery of 117 grams of cannabis. According to a police report, ranks acted on information received and swooped down at the vendor’s home at approximately 17:30hrs on Wednesday. The illegal substance was found packaged in…

Cap on CSEC must be guided by research

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Ed Caesar urges broad consultations CHAIRMAN of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education sector and former Chief Educational Officer (CEO), Ed Caesar says any policy for the implementation of decisions that will impact education such as the cap on the number of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects,…

Pay hike proposed for bids evaluators

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE National Procurement and Tendering Administration Board (NPTAB) evaluators are likely to receive a pay hike. Currently, the evaluators, who review bids ranging into the millions, are paid $3,000 per bid, but according to Board Chairman Berkley Wickham, this fee will soon be increased. However, he was unable to give…

Alexander leaving Min. of Education

Source: Guyana Chronicle …to join Roopnaraine at Public Service TECHNICAL Facilitator/Advisor to the Minister of Education, Vincent Alexander, is considering a request by newly appointed Minister of the Public Service, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, to work as advisor within the Public Service Department within the Ministry of the Presidency. Alexander was employed by the…

Man on trial for rape of child

Source: Guyana Chronicle JULIUS Tejowah, a man accused of raping a minor under the age of 16, appeared before Justice Navendra Singh and a Jury on Thursday for the crime. The Prosecution led by Tuanna Hardy and comprises of Tameika Clarke and Seeta Bishundyal, contends that on July 31, 2015 Tejowah allegedly penetrated…

US pledges support for regional energy reforms

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE United States will be looking to play a more active role in supporting the energy sector in the Caribbean by providing targeted technical support to countries with the capacity and interest in pursuing energy sector and utility reforms. This was articulated in a U.S. Department of State report on…

$US13.3M for UG medical programme, teachers’ training

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOVERNMENT has secured a loan of US$13.3M from the World Bank to boost teachers’ training and strengthen the University of Guyana’s medical programme to help it regain its accreditation. The agreement was one of two loans signed in the boardroom of the Ministry of Finance by subject Minister, Winston Jordan…

Efforts under way to regularise squatter settlements

Source: Guyana Chronicle THOUGH the Ministry of Housing is making every effort to regularise some squatting areas across the city, subject Minister Valarie Patterson is cautioning those bent on squatting to desist from so doing. In an interview on Wednesday, Patterson made it clear that the government has zero tolerance for those who…

PUC cuts GTT ‘pay less’ promotion

Source: Guyana Chronicle …after Digicel complaint of int’l component   THE Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on June 15 ordered that the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) “Get More Pay Less” promotion, which started on February 22, continue until August 22 following an objection by Digicel to the international outbound component of the promotion.…

President says no to overseas GECOM chair

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE suggestion by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that there be a foreigner appointed as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has been deemed unnecessary by President David Granger. On Thursday, the president on his weekly televised programme, ‘The Public Interest,’ said “I don’t think it is necessary, possible, I…

No militarising of state

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President reiterates persons’ hiring based on merit PRESIDENT David Granger has debunked accusations of him attempting to militarise Guyana and noted that persons are hired based on competences and experience. Speaking on his weekly programme, ‘The Public Interest’ the head-of-state made it clear that he had no role to play…

UG to set up diaspora centre …upbeat about upcoming conference

Source: Guyana Chronicle AS the University of Guyana (UG) prepares to host a major inaugural diaspora engagement conference, plans are in train for the launch of a Diaspora Engagement Centre in December this year. The initiative was announced by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Ivelaw Griffith, who along with Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana ,…

Floodwaters recede in South Rupununi

Source: Guyana Chronicle TRAFFIC was flowing across a main bridge connecting several deep South Rupununi villages after floodwaters in the vicinity receded over the past 24 hours. Persistent rainfall in the area earlier this week resulted in the approaches at both ends of the bridge, located some 60 miles from Lethem, being impassable.…

Last Friday night –at the Tower Suites poolside

Source: Guyana Chronicle THERE are those who are naturally talented, those who are skilled and work hard and appear talented, and then there are those that no amount of hard work or training will ever, ever help. And all those categories were present and accounted for last Friday night at the Miss World…

Shopping around

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Seems like Guyana’s looking abroad for next Miss Universe ‘rep’ THE Miss Universe Guyana organisers on Wednesday released a poster calling for eligible young ladies to apply to compete in the Miss Universe Guyana 2017 pageant. But if you’re living in Guyana and want to compete, having a US Visa…

Venezuela’s ‘tiger’ foreign minister Rodriguez quits

Source: iNews Guyana CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez left her post yesterday to run for a seat in a controversial new congress, drawing praise from her boss as a “tiger” for her feisty defense of the socialist government. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez Historian and deputy foreign minister Samuel Moncada…

Fifth defeat leaves wobbly Windies women on shaky ground

Source: iNews Guyana OAKHAM, England (CMC) – A sensational batting meltdown left West Indies Women with a crushing six-wicket defeat to South Africa Women in their final official warm-up game, and teetering on the brink of turmoil just five days before their opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup next Monday. Hayley…

Afghanistan cricket team granted Test status

Source: iNews Guyana LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Just two weeks after shocking West Indies for their first win over a major Test-playing side, minnows Afghanistan have been granted Test status by the International Cricket Council. They, along with Ireland, were adopted as full members following a unanimous vote at the ICC Full…

EYEWITNESS: Nuff respect…

Source: iNews Guyana … to the Rastafari Your Eyewitness is very pleased President Granger will be addressing the “National Rastafari Unity for Recognition, Justice and Development” Conference at UG, next month. He (your Eyewitness) has always been bothered that not enough respect’s been given to the Rastafari in the Caribbean. Sure, there’s loads…

Two foreigners among T&T triple murder victims

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The third victim of Monday’s triple murder at John John, East Port-of-Spain has been identified as Venezuelan national Miguel Matillo, 24. The post Two foreigners among T&T triple murder victims appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Two foreigners among T&T triple murder victims

OAS nations wind up empty handed on Venezuela condemnation

Source: Stabroek News CANCUN, Mexico  (Reuters) – The Organization of American States failed yesterday to issue a formal declaration condemning Venezuela’s government for its handling of the political and economic crisis in the South American country, despite a last-minute push by Mexico and the United States. The post OAS nations wind up empty…

Sheet Anchor man beats, chops wife to death

Source: Stabroek News A Sheet Anchor man yesterday morning beat and chopped his wife to death, according to eyewitnesses, and then jumped into the Canje Creek. The post Sheet Anchor man beats, chops wife to death appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Sheet Anchor man beats, chops wife to death

CH&PA sets model houses price at $6.5m

Source: Stabroek News The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has set the prices for the model houses displayed at the recently held Housing Solutions and Beyond exhibition at $6.5 million per unit,  Minister in the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Patterson revealed yesterday. The post CH&PA sets model houses price at $6.5m appeared…

Man ambushed, killed in NA prison

Source: Stabroek News Two brothers, inmates at the New Amsterdam Prison, were yesterday afternoon attacked by a gang of three men while returning to their cells at the prison. The post Man ambushed, killed in NA prison appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Man ambushed, killed in NA prison

WPA pillories gov’t on stalled constitution reform

Source: Stabroek News Though the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) – a member of the governing coalition –  has expressed dissatisfaction with the APNU+AFC government’s failure to honour its manifesto promise of constitutional reform, President David Granger is insisting that progress is being made. The post WPA pillories gov’t on stalled constitution reform appeared…

Mahaicony man gets three years over 592g of cocaine

Source: Stabroek News The Mahaicony man who ingested 72 pellets filled with cocaine and was caught by officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) boarding a LIAT Flight to Barbados on Sunday, was yesterday sentenced to three years imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of $1.5 million by a city magistrate. The…

Couple hijacked at Ogle seawall, robbed of car, valuables

Source: Stabroek News An East Coast Demerara (ECD) hairdresser and an overseas-based Guyanese were the victims of a robbery and hijacking after they stopped briefly in the vicinity of Ogle seawall, ECD on Tuesday night. The post Couple hijacked at Ogle seawall, robbed of car, valuables appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Couple

Missing Sophia pupil found dead in trench

Source: Stabroek News A pupil of F.E Pollard Primary School was pulled out of a trench, some distance away from his home, on Tuesday afternoon after he had been missing for a day. The post Missing Sophia pupil found dead in trench appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Missing Sophia pupil found dead

Liberalisation looms as GTT negotiations wind down

Source: Kaieteur News Britton vows to hit ground running as new chief regulator   Swearing in: From left-Minister Joseph Harmon; PUC’s new Chairperson, Dela Britton; President David Granger; Minister Cathy Hughes and Jennifer Britton, sister of the new Chairperson Government is nearing the end of negotiations with the US owner of the Guyana…

Murder accused killed, brother critical following prison brawl

Source: Kaieteur News Ramnarine Jagmohan (left) and now dead brother Neshan Jagmohan A brawl between five prisoners in the Solitary Confinement wing of the New Amsterdam Prison has left a murder accused dead and his brother in a critical condition at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The dead inmate has been identified as…

PPP to file criminal charges against Mps who failed to declare assets

Source: Kaieteur News Opposition MP, Juan Edghill The Opposition has signaled its intent to bring private criminal charges against delinquent parliamentarians of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) and the Coalition Government partner, A Partnership For National Unity (APNU), who have failed to submit statements of their assets and income. A statement from…

Paddy production for first crop exceeds 500,000 tonnes

Source: Kaieteur News In spite of the challenges facing rice farmers across the country, the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has reported that farmers would have harvested a total of 89,290 hectares for the first crop of this year. This figure represents a 23 percent increase over the first crop of 2016. Further,…

Cops to question neighbour in death of eight-year-old boy

Source: Kaieteur News Investigators are hoping to question a neighbour, in whose yard the body of eight-year-old Isaiah Smartt was discovered on Tuesday, one day after he went missing. Dead: Isaiah Smartt The lad’s body was found floating in a small drain a few houses from his mother’s home at ‘E’ Field Sophia.…

25th Meeting of Regional Cultural Committee convenes … Creative industry key to regional economic expansion – B’dos Culture Minister

Source: Kaieteur News Singing the CARICOM Song: Barbados Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Stephen Lashley (Centre); Director of Human Development attached to the Directorate of Human and Social Development of CARICOM, Myrna Bernard (Left); and Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development, CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Hilary Brown. If governments within the Caribbean Community…

Police response to TIP cases discussed

Source: Kaieteur News   … as Security Minister, GWMO meet   The Guyana Police Force (GPF) response to suspected trafficking in person (TIP) cases was among some of the issues discussed on Monday when the Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, met with the Guyana Women Miners Organization (GWMO). The meeting was scheduled…

No sidelining of WPA – President Granger

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE sidelining of political parties forming part of the APNU+AFC coalition government has not occurred, President David Granger told reporters on Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the swearing in of the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the President made it clear that despite allegations made by executive…

Support for Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN observance of National Rehabilitation Week 2017, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, on Wednesday pledged government’s support to the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre in helping to improve efficiency at the institution. During the brief visit, the minister said she was delighted at the programmes being offered at the centre.…

Prison brawl turns deadly

Source: Guyana Chronicle -murder accused stabbed to death, brother critical A BRAWL at the New Amsterdam Prison has left one brother dead and another in a critical condition following a fight at the facility, located at Penitentiary walk, New Amsterdam. Dead is 27-year-old Neshan Jagmohan known as “Bully”, while his 23-year-old brother, Ramnarine…

Rice production grows

Source: Guyana Chronicle …89,290 hectares harvested in first crop AGAINST the backdrop of a healthy first crop, authorities are upbeat that rice production will improve despite some challenges within the sector. According to a release from the Ministry of Agriculture, harvesting of the first crop of 2017 has been completed and the figures…

Mother of 5 chopped to death

Source: Guyana Chronicle –deportee husband on the run A MOTHER of five, who rejected sexual advances from her recently-deported reputed husband, met a gruesome death at their Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice home on Wednesday. Mintie Karamchand, 40, a waitress, was chopped and beaten repeatedly about her body, even as…

GPHC pain medicine goes missing -male nurse suspected

Source: Guyana Chronicle DURING the course of last week, staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) discovered ten vials of the pain medicine, pethidine missing from a cabinet. Reports are that the hospital security is investigating the theft of the medicine, which was stored in the Male Medical Ward of the hospital…

PUC must be re-tooled – new chairperson

Source: Guyana Chronicle NEWLY appointed Chairperson of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Dela Britton said that the agency is being retooled to have all the necessary directives in place on the verge of the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector. “The Commission, as I said, has to be retooled and being retooled means that…

FIFA referees Moore and Porter to officiate in Caribbean Cup Finals

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANESE FIFA referee Sherwin Moore and FIFA assistant referee Trevor Porter will officiate at the finals of the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup, scheduled for June 22-25 in Martinique. Stanley Lancaster, head of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Refereeing Department said this is a positive step for Guyana, since “it…

Williams says win against SA Women vital for team confidence

Source: Guyana Chronicle LEICESTER, England (CMC) – Without a win in four outings in their build-up to next weekend’s start of the ICC Women’s World Cup, assistant coach Stuart Williams has underscored the importance of West Indies winning their final official warm-up game today, in order to enter the tournament with momentum. The…

Guinness Greatest of the Streets football

Source: Guyana Chronicle Sixteen teams vie for top honours in Bartica this weekend THE final Zone competition in the 2017 Guinness Greatest of the Streets football will be played off in Bartica this weekend, with 16 teams battling for top honours and a chance to compete in the grand finals. The tournament will…

FIRST TWENTY20 : Bairstow, Hales guide England to crushing win

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Jonny Bairstow struck a sublime unbeaten 60 to lead England to a dominant nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Twenty20 international in Southampton yesterday. South Africa chose to bat and laboured to 142 for three before Bairstow and Alex Hales shared a superb unbroken second-wicket partnership…

GBA’s National Novices Championships set for June 27-29

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) National Novices Championships will be staged at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue from June 27 to 29. The three-day affair is expected to see over 75 pugilists’ battle for honours in the 11-weight divisions. Defending champion gym Guyana Defence Force can expect keen competition from…

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

Source: Guyana Chronicle   (REUTERS) – Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early winner as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 in the Confederations Cup yesterday to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev’s 100th cap. European champions Portugal took the lead when captain Ronaldo headed a precise cross by Raphael Guerreiro…

Friends on a date robbed at gunpoint near Ogle seawall

Source: iNews Guyana cash, jewellery, vehicle stolen Police are investigating a possible “set up” on Tuesday evening which resulted in over a million dollars in cash and valuables, as well as a new model white Toyota Raum vehicle being stolen at gun point while a couple were on a date at the Ogle…

Sheet Anchor woman chopped to death, husband on the run

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are investigating the murder of Mintie Karamchand, 40, a waitress of Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice, which occurred today at the said address, allegedly by her reputed husband who is currently being pursued by a team comprising police and civilians, in the Canje…

Jagdeo pursuing criminal action against MPs in breach of Integrity Act

Source: Stabroek News The intentions expressed by Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, to advance private criminal action against People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Parliamentarians who breached the provisions of the Integrity Commission Act, are being acted on, a release from Jagdeo’s office said this afternoon. The…

3 years jail for man caught trafficking 592 grams of cocaine

Source: iNews Guyana 32-year-old Rudolph Muir, of Enterprise, Mahaicony was earlier today fined and jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to trafficking over one pound of cocaine. Muir appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he answered to the charge. The charge alleged that between June 18…

Batsmen hold the key against Indians – coach

Source: iNews Guyana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Head coach Stuart Law says West Indies’ batting in the upcoming five-match one-day series against India will be critical to the series outcome and has urged his batsmen to show more enterprise and play to their potential. Stuart Law The Windies batting struggled badly…

WPA calls for fast-tracking of overdue constitutional reform

Source: iNews Guyana …says Presidential powers still too much Wanting a reduction in the powers of the President, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) said it is time Government moves to fast-track constitutional reform. The WPA said on Monday that it is dissatisfied at the pace with which Government is moving in dealing with…

Police hunting man who allegedly beat his wife to death

Source: iNews Guyana A mother is now dead after she was viciously attacked, allegedly, by her husband at the Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice home they shared, on Wednesday morning. The gruesome attack was confirmed by police. This publication understands that, the woman –who was only identified as “Minty”- was reportedly beaten…

Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The Trump administration today made its final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow its proposed ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect as the justices weigh how to handle the hotly contested dispute. The post Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court…

GRDB working with farmers to improve paddy, seed production

Source: iNews Guyana Extension Officers of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) in Region Two have been working with rice farmers to have better yields in the planting of paddy. The GRDB has shared with the Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA) an outline of activities carried out by extension officers within…

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

Source: Stabroek News LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in “Lincoln” and “Gangs of New York.” Day-Lewis, 60, the only man to have won three best actor Oscars, gave no reason for his…

Wanted former GRDB accountant arrested in Canada

Source: iNews Guyana Former accountant of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was on Tuesday arrested in Canada. Arrested : Peter Ramcharran This was confirmed by Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Sydney James in other sections of the media. An arrest warrant was issued for Ramcharran by Chief…

T&T man falls to death running from rain

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) Tropical Storm Bret is being indirectly blamed for the death of a 43-year-old construction worker in East Trinidad yesterday. Andy Manyair died during a desperate dash to escape the heavy rains brought by the storm, when he fell and broke his neck. Andy Manyair It was first reported…

EYEWITNESS: Tall tales…

Source: iNews Guyana …and integrity If there was anything to that Pinocchio story, PM Moses Nagamootoo’s nose should be reaching further than his outstretched hands by now when it comes to the Integrity Commission he’s supposed to’ve launched over a year now. You remember the Integrity Commission, don’t you Dear Reader?? Yeah…that institution…

T&T man falls to death running from rain

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Tropical Storm Bret is being indirectly blamed for the death of a 43-year-old construction worker in East Trinidad yesterday. The post T&T man falls to death running from rain appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: T&T man falls to death running from rain

Kumble exit seen as triumph for player power

Source: Stabroek News NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Anil Kumble’s departure as head coach despite a successful year at the helm will be regarded as a triumph for player power in Indian cricket, according to several former captains. The post Kumble exit seen as triumph for player power appeared first on Stabroek News. Link:

Former GRDB accountant arrested in Canada

Source: Stabroek News Former accountant of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was yesterday arrested in Canada following collaborative efforts between the Guyanese and Canadian law enforcement authorities. The post Former GRDB accountant arrested in Canada appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Former GRDB accountant arrested in Canada

AG repudiates ‘fake’ email

Source: Stabroek News Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC yesterday denied that he was the author of  an email in circulation about the next general elections and the judiciary among other things. The post AG repudiates ‘fake’ email appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: AG repudiates ‘fake’ email

Sammy slams CWI over decline, says stars unlikely to play again

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, CMC – Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Dammy, has blasted Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the continued decline of the international side and has painted a bleak future for the team once the Dave Cameron-led administration remains in charge. The post Sammy slams CWI over decline, says stars…

Lewis launches scathing attack on Jagdeo at sugar rally

Source: Stabroek News President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis launched a scathing on former President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday whilst speaking at the Albion/ Port Mourant Rally and March organised by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) to express solidarity with sugar workers (see other story on page…

Windies worries grow after Pakistan defeat

Source: Stabroek News LEICESTER, England, CMC – Uncapped opener Felicia Walters struck a half-century but West Indies Women’s worries increased ahead of the start of the ICC World Cup with a five-wicket defeat to Pakistan Women in their first official warm-up match here yesterday. The post Windies worries grow after Pakistan defeat appeared…

Canadian lawmen arrest wanted GRDB accountant

Source: Kaieteur News Canadian authorities arrested Peter Ramcharran, former accountant of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), yesterday, more than two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Peter Ramcharran While details were sketchy, a senior Government official last evening confirmed that the arrest happened early yesterday. The…

China, IDB loans take external debt to US$1.1B

Source: Kaieteur News Guyana’s external debt now stands at US$1.1B. External debt speaks to the amount of money owed to foreign banks and companies. The Bank of Guyana has reported, “The stock of external debt increased to US$1,174 million on account of higher disbursements by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Exim…

Questionable transactions by Privatisation Unit…Gouveia gets two state properties during his first two years as director

Source: Kaieteur News There are more alarming questions over the sale of two Duke Street, Kingston, properties by a Businessman, Captain Gerald Gouveia privatization arm of Government between 2008-2009. One day after documents of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited/Privatisation Unit (NICIL/PU), indicated strong elements of a conflict of interest situation, it…

Eight-year-old boy found dead in Sophia swamp

Source: Kaieteur News The body of an eight-year-old boy was last evening discovered in a swamp, a few meters from The body of eight-year-old Isaiah Smartt, in the swamp last evening. his Block ‘E’ Sophia home. The child, Isaiah Smartt, a student of a David Street, Kitty School, was found by residents around…

Man gets 60 years in prison for Albouystown murder

Source: Kaieteur News Steve Allicock looked surprise as the Jury announced that he was found guilty of murdering Albouystown resident, Wendell Tappin, yesterday. Steve Allicock had a cool disposition before the sentence was handed down. Tappin was stabbed to death on December 31, 2009 at Hill Street, Albouystown, after he went to collect…

First female PUC chair to be sworn in today

Source: Kaieteur News As Guyana readies for more telecoms operators, with new laws in place, the administration is set today to swear in its first female chairperson to head the all-important Public Utilities Commission (PUC). To be sworn in today: Dela Britton Attorney-at-Law, Dela Britton, will replace Justice (ret’d) Prem Persaud, who headed…

Jagdeo and Brassington do nuff scampishness

Source: Kaieteur News Yesterday, dem boy run a story that expose de dishonesty and skullduggery involving Jagdeo and Brassington. De prize was Duke Lodge and when people get to realize how it land in Gerry Gouveia hand dem start to talk. GECOM use to occupy de building. De Chief Elections Officer, Stanley Singh,…

FIH Coach conducts hockey clinic in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News -says there is much natural talent FIH hockey Coach Shiv Jagday, who was in Guyana to conduct two weeks of training for coaches, senior nationals and junior players, wrapped up his visit yesterday. FIH hockey Coach Shiv Jagday makes a point during a session with junior players recently. Jagday, who…

GRDB accountant nabbed in Canada

Source: Guyana Chronicle …to be extradited to face fraud charges FORMER accountant of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran, was on Tuesday arrested by the Toronto Fugitive Squad, authorities here have confirmed. Ramcharran, who has been charged jointly with several other former top officials of the GRDB, had fled the jurisdiction…

AG distances self from fake email

Source: Guyana Chronicle ATTORNEY General Basil Williams, S.C., on Tuesday rejected outright the circulation of emails purportedly sent by him to several senior members of the coalition government which among other things discusses plans for the re-election of the APNU+AFC to office. The email was sent out by the unknown Andron Pires to…

Man gets 60 years for 2009 Old Year’s Day murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle STEVE Allicock was on Tuesday sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for the 2009 Old Year’s Day murder of Wendell Tappin in Albouystown after a 12-member jury found him guilty in the Georgetown High Court. In handing down the sentence, Justice Navindra Singh told the court that Allicock has been sentenced…

FATCA goes into operation

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Guyana gov’t issues commencement order TAXPAYERS of the United States (U.S.) who conduct business in Guyana will now be forced to ensure that they are fully tax-compliant, as this country has operationlised the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The Act, which aims to strengthen international financial regulations, was operationlised…

Order signed to reopen wildlife trade

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE wildlife trade is expected to resume soon, following the operationalisation of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2016. The Act, which enables the establishment of the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission, was signed into order on June 1 recently by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The operations of…

Four arrested in ganja sting operation

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO intelligence-led operations on the East Bank of Essequibo and New Amsterdam, Berbice between Monday and Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of four males and the seizure of four and a half kilograms of compressed cannabis and thirty-one point three grams of cocaine. Police in a press statement noted…

Beware of ‘blood suckers’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Lewis tells sugar workers to not be fooled by PPP VETERAN trade unionist, Lincoln Lewis delivered a stinging rebuke to the leadership of the People’s Progressive Party in their heartland on Tuesday when he addressed an anti-sugar reform rally and march at Albion/Port Mourant, Berbice. Addressing the large gathering, Lewis…

Sexual abuse prevalent in Annai

Source: Guyana Chronicle RESIDENTS of Annai said the village is faced with a high incidence of sexual and child abuse as the Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA) of the Ministry of Social Protection, along with the Ministry of Education, and the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) take steps to address the situation. The…

PPP set up irregular account at Ministry of Culture

Source: Guyana Chronicle …AG orders its closure at PAC hearing A SPECIAL Project Bank Account being operated by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport came under scrutiny on Monday during a hearing of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) resulting in acting Accountant General, Jennifer Chapman, calling for its immediate closure. The Audit…

Man gets 11 years for killing step-father

Source: Guyana Chronicle HERMAN George, 21, who pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the March 29, 2012 murder of his step-father, was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by Justice Navindra Singh in the Georgetown High Court on Tuesday. The judge told the court that his sentence is 11 years and…

Sarfraz receives hero’s welcome

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Hundreds jam streets for glimpse of hero, silverware PAKISTAN’S victorious Champions Trophy cricketers have been welcomed home as heroes, with huge crowds gathering as the celebrations continue unabated. Pakistan completed a stunning form reversal to thrash arch-rivals India by a whopping 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final at…

Windies head coach says batsmen hold the key against Indians

Source: Guyana Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Head coach Stuart Law says West Indies’ batting in the upcoming five-match one-day series against India will be critical to the series outcome and has urged his batsmen to show more enterprise and play to their potential. The Windies batting struggled badly in the…

CWI continues to support the PCL

Source: Guyana Chronicle CRICKET West Indies (CWI) continues to streamline and improve the Professional Cricket League (PCL) in the region for the sake of development of the sport. The board’s initial arrangement was to fund the league for a couple years and then let the territories take over but according to CWI director…

GTT promises to ‘DO MORE’ for sports

Source: Guyana Chronicle CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited (GTT) Justin Nedd explained that while his entity had taken a ‘step back’ from its usual corporate support to sports and its development locally for the past three years, after some evaluation, GTT is ready to ‘Do More’.…

George, Adonis and McCammon named for SA Seniors

Source: Guyana Chronicle … AAG still cash-strapped after hosting Junior edition SPRINTERS Winston George, Owen Adonis, and hurdler Jenea McCammon will be Guyana’s representatives at this year’s South American Senior Championships, after they volunteered to pay their own way to the June 23-25 event which will be held in Paraguay. Though the Athletics…

Deokie ready for Sports tuner battle

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN racing, the newly introduced Sport Tuner division is regarded as one of the more closely contested classes and Daniel Deokie is gearing himself for just that, when the second National Race of Champions gets going on July 2. Deokie, who will also be competing in the group two class,…

Windies Women lose to Pakistan in World Cup warm-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle NIAN Abidi scored an unbeaten 81 to guide Pakistan Women to a five-wicket win over the West Indies Women in a warm-up match at Grace Road in Leicester yesterday. Set 247 to win, Abidi and Bismah Maroof (75) mounted a 141-run fourth-wicket partnership that rescued Pakistan from 68 for 3.…

FIH coach Shiv Jagday conducts hockey clinic in Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIH hockey coach Shiv Jagday visited Guyana from June 7 to 20 to conduct two weeks of hockey training for coaches, nationals and junior players. While Jagday hails from India originally, which is a powerhouse in the sport from inception of international competition, he has plied his trade mostly in…

Kumble steps down as coach after fallout with captain Kohli

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach after falling out with skipper Virat Kohli, a top source in the country’s cricket board told Reuters yesterday. Kumble’s original contract expired with the team’s Champions Trophy campaign, but the former captain was tipped to…

Allicock jailed 60 years for Hill St murder

Source: Stabroek News Thirty-five-year-old Steve Allicock was this afternoon sentenced to 60 years in jail after a jury unanimously found him guilty of the murder of Wendell Tappin. The post Allicock jailed 60 years for Hill St murder appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Allicock jailed 60 years for Hill St murder

Top West Indians will continue international snub: Sammy

Source: iNews Guyana (Reuters) – Leading West Indian cricketers will prefer to play in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing the Caribbean side under the current administration, former captain Darren Sammy has said. Darren Sammy Players such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have long been embroiled in…

Linden/Lethem road works to commence shortly – MPI

Source: iNews Guyana The first phase of the long-awaited Linden/Lethem road project is expected to commence shortly and once completed commuters including residents, tourists, miners and business proprietors could expect a vastly improved carriageway. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn was…

Trinidad mopping up after passage of Tropical Storm Bret

Source: iNews Guyana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago was mopping up Tuesday after being spared the full brunt of Tropical Storm Bret, the first named weather system of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. (CNC3 photo) Bret made its way through the twin island republic late Monday night into Tuesday.…

Lasith Malinga returns to the biggest party in sport

Source: iNews Guyana The St Lucia Stars are hoping to go all the way to the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title and they have signalled their intent with the addition of the Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga. We caught up with the slippery slinger to discuss in the Caribbean, yorkers and the…

Top West Indians will continue international snub: Sammy

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – Leading West Indian cricketers will prefer to play in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing the Caribbean side under the current administration, former captain Darren Sammy has said. The post Top West Indians will continue international snub: Sammy appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Top

Kumble steps down as India coach – source

Source: Stabroek News MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach after falling out with skipper Virat Kohli, a top source in the country’s cricket board told Reuters today. The post Kumble steps down as India coach – source appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Kumble steps down as India

Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria

Source: iNews Guyana Police arrested the man for putting the baby’s life in danger (Facebook Image) (BBC) A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling his baby out of a window in order to attract “likes” on Facebook. The father posted a picture of himself holding…

Windies Women to play for increased prize money

Source: iNews Guyana LONDON, England – West Indies Women will be vying for a winner’s cheque of US$660,000 when they open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup which bowls off Saturday. KOLKATA, INDIA – APRIL 03: West Indies celebrate their teams win over Australia during the Women’s ICC World Twenty20 India…

Brian Lara Stadium to host CPL finals

Source: iNews Guyana The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced that the finals of the 2017 tournament will take place at the new Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad from 5th to 9th September. CPL file photo According to a CPL press statement, the four matches will see the exciting conclusion to…

Three men shot dead in T&T for their shoes

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Express) Three men have been shot dead at John John, Laventille. The killings happened shortly after nightfall on Monday. Police said that shortly after 6. p.m. residents of an apartment complex located near Beverly Hills, heard several gunshots. They contacted the Besson Street Police Station and a team of…

EYEWITNESS: Unity…

Source: iNews Guyana …in coalitions? The meeting between Prezzie and the WPA might’ve been precipitated by the demotion of the latter group’s co-leader, but it seems that the larger issue of the internal relationships within the APNU umbrella was raised. They’ll all be meeting in July, but we don’t know the agenda as…

Tropical storm warning lifted for T&T

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Express) As at 5a.m Tuesday, the Tropical Storm Warning was discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies. At sunrise, citizens will begin assessing the extent of the damage done by the system which produced strong winds and heavy rainfall through most of the night. The post Tropical…

WPA says has been sidelined by gov’t for last two years

Source: Stabroek News Governing coalition member, the WPA yesterday said it had been sidelined by the APNU+AFC administration over the last two years and the reassigning of its co-leader, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, from the Education Ministry without consultation was just the latest infraction. The post WPA says has been sidelined by gov’t for…

SCS director charged after 10-yr-old boy shot in Staten Island

Source: Stabroek News Managing Director of Operations for Smart City Solutions (SCS) Semion Mosheshvili aka Simon Mosheshvili is facing criminal charges after a gun he was handling went off injuring a 10-year-old in the shoulder. The post SCS director charged after 10-yr-old boy shot in Staten Island appeared first on Stabroek News. Link:

City has 33 more speed humps towards curbing crashes

Source: Stabroek News In an effort to reduce the amount of vehicular crashes around the capital, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has installed 33 speed humps on various streets. The post City has 33 more speed humps towards curbing crashes appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: City has 33 more speed humps towards

Nominees for Gecom chair should be non-partisan, WPA says

Source: Stabroek News Executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Dr David Hinds yesterday accused Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo of willfully submitting nominees who are politically aligned for the Gecom Chair with the aim of forcing President David Granger to appoint someone of his own choosing. The post Nominees for Gecom chair…

Nurse hospitalised after struck by car at Fyrish

Source: Stabroek News A nurse is hospitalised at the New Amsterdam Hospital after she was struck by a speeding car on the Fyrish Access Road on Sunday. The post Nurse hospitalised after struck by car at Fyrish appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Nurse hospitalised after struck by car at Fyrish

Guyana to play USA at home for RAN 15s c/ships

Source: Stabroek News Guyana is scheduled to tackle USA South for the 2017 Rugby America’s North (RAN) 15’s championship on July 1 at a home venue to be announced. The post Guyana to play USA at home for RAN 15s c/ships appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Guyana to play USA at home

Linden benefits from medical outreach  

Source: Stabroek News Linden benefited from a medical outreach last week, compliments of the US Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, medical professionals from the Davis Memorial Hospital, nine dental students from Sacramento, California, and three Guyana-based dental missionaries. The post Linden benefits from medical outreach   appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Linden benefits

Controversial sale of Duke Street annexe to Gouveia… No evidence that board member Gouveia recused himself from transaction

Source: Kaieteur News The controversial sale of a Duke Street property to businessman, Captain Gerald Gouveia, almost eight years ago is refusing to go away. There are indications that investigators, looking into the transactions of the state-owned Privisation Unit (PU) and the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Ltd (NICIL) will attempt to determine…

MOTP: Education Ministry never allocated to WPA

Source: Kaieteur News …Roopnaraine’s reassignment due to COI recommendations The reassignment of Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) was directly due to recommendation made in a preliminary report of the Commission of Inquiry into the education President David Granger sector. MOPT in a statement…

Harbour Bridge maintenance works successfully completed

Source: Kaieteur News – Retractions for Marine traffic back on schedule The management of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) yesterday announced DHBC General Manager, Rawlston Adams the successful completion of maintenance works to replace a pontoon supporting the western section of the retractor span. The announcement was made after a final systems…

Man, 27, found dead at Marudi

Source: Kaieteur News -Cops probe suspected hit and run The body of a 27-year-old man was discovered lying on the Marudi Public Road along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway around 07:15 hrs yesterday. The victim has been identified as Mukesh Tobin of Soesdyke. While pieces of broken mirrors were found on the roadway—suggesting that Tobin…

Guyanese had dealings wid de devil

Source: Kaieteur News Is not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. Jagdeo radio station does always got call in programme and one and two people does call. Sunday gone was Father’s Day and a lady who husband dead a while ago and lef she wid couple children, call…

NAPF/Caribbean and NAPF/FESUPO Powerlifting …Romenex Exploration Ltd. Guyana support for Tineisha Toney

Source: Kaieteur News The Aishalton based Romenex Exploration Ltd. Guyana has stepped on board with tangible support for one of Guyana’s budding female powerlifters, Tineisha Toney, who is set to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the Tineisha Toney receives the sponsorship cheque from Mr. Marshall Mintz. upcoming NAPF/Caribbean and NAPF/FESUPO Powerlifting Championships in…

Pakistan success sees Windies WC hopes fade further

Source: Kaieteur News LONDON, CMC – Any hopes West Indies harboured of overhauling Pakistan and clinching the crucial eighth spot in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings have all but disappeared as the Asian side have surged to sixth position following their capture of the ICC Champions Trophy here Sunday. West Indies ……

Winning the World Cup would silence critics, says Matthews

Source: Kaieteur News LEICESTER, England, CMC – Teenaged batting sensation Hayley Matthews believes a strong outing in the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup would go a long way in silencing the West Indies’ critics, who believe the Caribbean Teenaged opener Hayley Matthews … keen on silencing critics of the Windies Women side. side…

Jones, Hernandan guide Wellman to victory

Source: Kaieteur News Wayne Jones grabbed four wickets and Hardat Hernandan hit an unbeaten 46 as Wellman defeated Wayne Jones Parika Defenders by nine wickets when the Mike’s Pharmacy, Trophy Stall and Nauth Motor Spares softball tournament continued on Sunday at Bourda. Parika Defenders batted first and were bowled out for 69 in…

Critical move

Source: Guyana Chronicle …reassignment of Dr Roopnaraine was necessary THE Ministry of the Presidency has said the decision to reassign Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine as Minister of Education to Minister of Public Service was a critical, administrative one and slammed a Stabroek News editorial on Sunday which among other things deemed the move insensitive.…

Pathologist jailed for one night

Source: Guyana Chronicle -for failing to testify in court GOVERNMENT Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Brijmohan was arrested on Friday last and made to spend a night at the Georgetown Prison after he failed to turn up at the High Court in Georgetown to testify at an ongoing trial. The Guyana Chronicle was reliably informed…

New life for Integrity Commission

Source: Guyana Chronicle YEARS after being dormant, the Integrity Commission will be reconstituted, and equipped with an expanded Code of Conduct which forms part of the Integrity Commission Act. In an interview with the Guyana Chronicle on Monday, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said now that the Integrity Commission (Amendment of the Code of…

Aquaculture has big potential …GuySuCo study

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) hereby informs members of the public that the Report on the Feasibility Study for Aquaculture – as a diversification venture for GuySuCo – has significant potential. The study was undertaken by AquaSol Corporation Inc., a company that is based in Florida, United States of…

We do not have a sense of entitlement –WPA

Source: Guyana Chronicle -calls for greater inclusion of coalition partners in gov’t ONE week after one of its members was reassigned at a ministerial level, the Working Peoples’ Alliance (WPA) – one of the coalition parties in government has said that it does not believe it is entitled to any particular ministry. This…

OP-ED: Cultural policy and political will

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Ruel Johnson, Cultural Policy Advisor Twenty years ago, I found myself at a curious personal juncture. While I had drifted towards the Arts stream when I was compelled to make a choice in fourth form, any sort of stellar achievement I had previously earned was curiously enough in the…

Gov’t does not function in isolation of its people and laws

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor: PUBLIC misinformation by the government, its information arms, and state media is doing grave disservice to society. Government does not function in isolation of its people and laws, external forces and institutions, and has to be mindful of setting and maintaining standards that will not bring the State…

Closure of roads and public advisories

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor THE closure of certain roads to facilitate Parliament sessions and the failure to adequately inform and advise commuters, motorists and generally the public, resulting in traffic chaos, is a matter of grave concern. Parliament is not held daily or for that matter weekly, in some instances, so the…

PAC hears of missing track and field equipment

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min Lawrence slams poor supervision THE disappearance of a Seiko Track and Field Electronic System and one Start Gun RG valued at US$2,985 and US$159 respectively from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (Department of Culture) was on Monday brought under the microscope by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).…

OPM condemns Nandlall for ‘lying’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …calls on sugar workers not to fall prey to attempts to incite PRIME MINISTER Moses Nagamootoo has refuted claims that he had promised sugar workers 25% wage increase, saying that the statements are all part of efforts to incite sugar workers. In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister…

Food & Drug warns against misleading Vinegar labels

Source: iNews Guyana The Government analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is informing consumers of the difference between purchasing Diluted Acetic Acid instead of the natural product Vinegar. Moreover, the GA-FDD is advising importers and local manufacturers that they must clearly distinguish, via their labels, between ‘products that are solutions / liquid prepared…

Windies selectors keep faith with same 13 for India series

Source: iNews Guyana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Selectors have named an unchanged 13-man West Indies squad to face India in the opening doubleheader of the five-match one-day series starting here next Friday. Kesrick Williams (Photo: Randy Brooks/Sportsfile) It includes one uncapped player in seamer Kesrick Williams who was drafted into the…

GRA urges caution against ‘fake Facebook account’

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is advising the general public to be ‘cautious’ over what the Authority says is a fake Facebook account purporting to ‘act officially as the GRA’s Facebook Page’. see their full statement below:   It has been brought to the attention of the Guyana Revenue Authority…

Govt delaying LGC a deliberate attempt to trample democracy- Persaud

Source: iNews Guyana Government’s reluctance to establish the Local Government Commission (LGC) is seen as a deliberate attempt to trample on local democracy; and it exposes the coalition’s “falsity”, former Local Government Minister and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) Ganga Persaud has said. Persaud said it is extremely disappointing that…

EYEWITNESS: PNC-style politics…

Source: iNews Guyana …in coalition Your Eyewitness wonders why the WPA veterans are surprised by the short shrift they’ve been given by Prezzie and the rest of the PNC on the demotion of Roopnaraine. It was a pathetic sight to look at the bunch of grizzled political “radicals” pleading for relevancy across the…

Revenue Authority warns of fake Facebook page

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today said that it has been brought to its attention that a fake Facebook page has been created, purporting to act officially as the GRA’s Facebook Page. The post Revenue Authority warns of fake Facebook page appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Revenue Authority warns

Broomes “heretic” behaviour in Parliament criticised

Source: iNews Guyana -Nation awaits to see how the Speaker will treat with this matter- Nandlall Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes In civilised democratic nations, a Parliament is always a very high deliberative forum where laws are passed and the most important issues affecting people, both nationally and internationally, are…

T&T bracing for severe weather

Source: Stabroek News A Third Tropical Storm warning was issued at daybreak today for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies. The countries can expect tropical storm conditions within 18 to 24 hours, which means the bad weather will hit some time during Monday night into Tuesday morning. The post T&T bracing for…

Cousins gunned down in T&T

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Two cousins were shot dead yesterday stopping Fathers’ Day celebrations in Salybia. The double murder also threw several people living in the North Eastern coast into mourning. The post Cousins gunned down in T&T appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Cousins gunned down in T&T

Silence on $605m probes

Source: Stabroek News Silence continues from both the Public Procurement Commission (PPC)  and the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) Board, three months after their respective investigations began into the over-$605M emergency purchase of drugs fast-tracked by Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence. The post Silence on $605m probes appeared first on Stabroek News. Link:

Sparta still the Boss!

Source: Stabroek News The Sparta Boss dynasty continued on Saturday as a Gregory Richardson helmet-trick secured them the Xtreme Cleaners/GT Beer Gold Rush Futsal championships downing Tucville 7-4 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. The post Sparta still the Boss! appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Sparta still the Boss!

Bar Association to scrutinise new High Court civil procedure rules

Source: Stabroek News Following complaints about the new Civil Procedures Rules for the Supreme Court,  steps are being taken to establish a committee which will provide recommendations to the Chief Justice, President of the Bar Council of the Guyana Bar Association, Kamal Ramkarran has revealed. The post Bar Association to scrutinise new High…

Ming wins Formula 4 motor racing c/ships

Source: Stabroek News Guyana’s Calvin Ming won the FIA Formula 4 NACAM championships held in Mexico City June 17 and 18 after placing fourth in Saturday’s event. The post Ming wins Formula 4 motor racing c/ships appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Ming wins Formula 4 motor racing c/ships

GRA rooting out corruption in Customs Dept…Officers were placed at wharves just to collect ‘benefits’ for bosses

Source: Kaieteur News   – Tax Chief While it is not impossible, it could be considered a little far-fetched to expect the complete eradication of corrupt practices at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia is promising, however, that the existence of corrupt practices involving certain GRA staff, which has resulted in…

JSC under pressure to expand scope of judicial recruitment

Source: Kaieteur News   While the Judicial Service Commission, (JSC) is empowered by law to make certain recommendations for appointments to the judiciary, the current recruitment process is being brought into question. At present, the JSC uses a process of appointment to the bench by way of invitation. The approach is “traditional,” given…

Media still has uphill task getting info on NICIL

Source: Kaieteur News – Harmon says “nothing special” about the company  Since last year, the media was promised an intervention. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan vowed that he would have asked the Board of the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) to be more open to the media. However, it has become clear…

Stewartville Church celebrates 175th Anniversary

Source: Kaieteur News     President David Granger says that the church must recapture the spirit of community and should stand as beacons of hope to dispel despondency and contribute to the overall development of strong communities. He made these remarks yesterday at the Freedom Congregational Church at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, where…

Manufacturing sector records mixed performance for 1st Qtr.

Source: Kaieteur News   – BOG report The manufacturing sector recorded mixed performance for the first quarter of this year. This is according to the Bank of Guyana’s Quarterly Report and Statistical Bulletin. The bank reported that production of paints, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and flour increased by 6.3 percent, 6.2 percent, 4.1…

Fruits of our labour will soon be realized – GCCI

Source: Kaieteur News   – touts relations with foreign counterparts The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (GCCI) is becoming more proactive. The Chamber is fostering relations with a number of chambers of commerce in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and North America. According to GCCI’s Executive Director, Kirk Hollingsworth, the fruit of the chamber’s labour…

Caribbean region should treat Cotonou Agreement with “urgency”

Source: Kaieteur News   The Caribbean region needs to recognise the financial security the Cotonou Agreement affords the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge contends. Minister Greenidge told media in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs boardroom, Takuba Lodge, Georgetown on Friday that the Agreement with the European Union (EU) is “the largest…

APNU for major meeting

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President urges improved performance at meeting with WPA THE A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) faction of the coalition government is set to meet next month to tackle a range of issues of concerns to parties within the grouping. And President David Granger has reportedly stressed the need for the…

DADDY POWER!

Source: Guyana Chronicle These four young fathers took time out to spend some quality time with their little ones in the Botanical Gardens on Sunday in observance of Father’s Day (Ravin Singh photo) Link: DADDY POWER!

‘Big’ lawsuit for child exploitation

Source: Guyana Chronicle — CCPA to sue for as much as $10M for posting identities of vulnerable children THE Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) said it will be moving to sue persons who post images of vulnerable children on social media, for as much as $10M. CC&PA Director Ann Greene, said the…

Slowly coming around

Source: Guyana Chronicle –GuySuCo reports measured success attracting former Wales harvesters to Uitvlugt THE Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has succeeded in convincing some 51 cane harvesters from the now defunct Wales Estate to take up similar positions at Uitvlugt. This was told the media recently by GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Mr Deodat…

Potable water for Berbice schools

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE New Amsterdam Rotary Club has initiated a multi-million dollar water filtration project that enables access to clean and potable water at learning institutions within the East Canje, New Amsterdam and East Bank Berbice districts. The project, which is piloted by Rotary President Roger Greenidge, has seen the removal of…

Mixed views on CSEC cap

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as teachers, students weigh in on proposed cap on CSEC subjects SINCE it was reported in the Guyana Chronicle on June 17 that the Ministry of Education (MoE) is exploring the possibility of limiting the number of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects students can write, there have been…

Scores unite body and mind

Source: Guyana Chronicle SCORES of persons of all ages on Sunday gathered at the Everest Cricket Club to exercise their minds and bodies in observance of the International Day of Yoga which will be celebrated on Wednesday. While receiving demonstrations, the persons gathered engaged in about 45 minutes of yoga exercises, stretching various…

SASOD launches rights report

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) has launched a new report on “Guyana’s Voting Record and Responses on LGBT Human Rights Issues at International Fora” last Wednesday. The launch was held at SASOD’s 203 Duncan Street, Lamaha Gardens’ office in Georgetown and according to Human Rights Coordinator Ernestine Leonard…

Rehab Week commences

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Ministry of Health’s Disability and Rehabilitation Division on Saturday commenced observance of ‘Rehab Week’ for which a number of activities designed to promote the value and importance of rehabilitation, while saluting the professionals who provide these services are slated to be held countrywide. The activities commenced with a brunch…

Man gets 18 months jail for rum shop brawl

Source: iNews Guyana A violent altercation at the Bow George bar at Good Intent, West Bank Demerara has landed a man in jail. Hilton Springer was last week sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate Court after he pleaded guilty to the unlawful and malicious wounding of…

No drugs: Region Two cancels medical outreaches

Source: iNews Guyana Several medical outreaches that were scheduled for the month of May and June in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) had to be cancelled due to a shortage of drugs within the region. This was disclosed by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) councillor, Arnold Adams, at the Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC’s) statutory meeting. Adams…

Kitty man nabbed with gun, ammo at mining camp

Source: iNews Guyana A 63-year-old miner was on Saturday nabbed with a gun along with 23 matching rounds of ammunition at Iruna Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). According to Police reports, ranks were at the time at the man’s camp responding to reports made against him but as they approached him, he…

Pakistan cruising to huge, upset win in Champions Trophy

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – Fakhar Zaman capitalised on a lucky escape to strike a superb 114 and lift Pakistan to a commanding total of 338 for four in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India at The Oval on Sunday. The post Pakistan cruising to huge, upset win in Champions Trophy…

The challenges of coalition politics

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE nature of politics, in or out of a coalition, is influenced by people’s thinking and behaviour. Some rightly see politics as serving the people while others see it as opportunity to pursue self-interests. Our present coalition scenario operates within the Proportional Representation (PR) system, whereby an alliance is formed…

GTU favours subject limit for CSEC students

Source: Stabroek News A proposal by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to limit the number of subjects students can sit at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination may have found favour with the Guyana Teachers Union but former Minister of Education Priya Manickchand says that it is ill thought out and dumb.…

Clonbrook

Source: Stabroek News Situated on the East Coast Demerara, Clonbrook us the village between Ann’s Grove and Bee Hive. It is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the conservancy canal at the south end and is 30 kilometers from the capital. The post Clonbrook appeared first on Stabroek News.

Seeraj questions timing of visa revocation

Source: Stabroek News Insisting that he has done nothing wrong, PPP/C Member of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj yesterday said the revocation of his US visa has left him confused and questioning its timing. The post Seeraj questions timing of visa revocation appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Seeraj questions timing of visa revocation

‘Happy Father’s Day, dad’

Source: Stabroek News A son’s first hero is perhaps his father providing that he’s present in his child’s life to make such an impact. The post ‘Happy Father’s Day, dad’ appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: ‘Happy Father’s Day, dad’

Today’s India vs. Pakistan Champion’s Trophy final…

Source: Stabroek News How is it that we have got here? It seems surreal. In the age of skirting around stereotypes and upending norms, here comes a contest almost as old as partition itself: Pakistani bowling v Indian batting, and still, though we have all tasted this masala and read some version of this script, it…

Armed bandits terrorise Triumph family

Source: Stabroek News Police are investigating an armed robbery committed on a Triumph, East Coast Demerara family on Friday evening, which saw an exchange of gunfire between a police patrol and the bandits, who managed to escape. The post Armed bandits terrorise Triumph family appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Armed bandits terrorise

Kohli bans distractions before Champions Trophy final

Source: Stabroek News (BBC) Virat Kohli says restricting time spent on social media is the biggest reason for his and India’s form as they prepare for a Champions Trophy final against Pakistan expected to be watched by more than one billion people. The post Kohli bans distractions before Champions Trophy final appeared first…

Man, 63, held with gun, ammo

Source: Stabroek News Police yesterday arrested a 63-year-old man after he was found in his camp in the Cuyuni River with an illegal gun and ammunition by ranks who were investigating a report of threats made against him. The post Man, 63, held with gun, ammo appeared first on Stabroek News. Link: Man,

Making allowances for one another

Source: Stabroek News Isaiah Berlin was in my view the most distinguished political philosopher and historian of ideas of the 20th century. There is no thinker whose work, expressed in and lucid prose, I read with greater pleasure and whose ideas so convince me they are fundamentally right. The post Making allowances for…

Old DHB pontoon removed

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) was on Saturday closed to vehicular traffic for six hours, to facilitate the removal of an old pontoon and installation of a new one. The works included the replacement of winches and hydraulic pipes and the reconnection of hydraulic and electrical systems. Today (Sunday), works…

Plot thickens

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President orders CoI into plan to assassinate him PRESIDENT David Granger has ordered a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into an alleged plot to assassinate him. Well-placed sources told this newspaper that the Commission could be sworn in this week. It is unclear what the Terms of Reference (TOR) are for…

$41.6M Mon Repos well incomplete 5 years later

Source: Kaieteur News -Livestock Authority demands refund from BK Int’l or new one drilled A $41.6M water well at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, that is incomplete after more five years, has pitted two state agencies against each other. The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) now wants the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) to…

WPA reaffirms position in coalition Government

Source: Guyana Chronicle -both sides commit to strengthen relations during meeting with Head of State THE Working People’s Alliance (WPA) remains a strong an integral member of the coalition Government and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said Saturday morning’s meeting between executive members of the party and President David Granger has served to…

Opposition fails to block lands CoI

Source: Guyana Chronicle -says it will further contribute to division EIGHT hours of rigorous debates in a tension-filled environment ended with the defeat of a PPP-piloted motion,which sought to block a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) set up by the President to address land- titling. In March of this year, President David Granger moved…

Keep an eye out for ‘red eye’

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Eye Clinic has confirmed that cases of conjunctivitis (or red eye), have significantly increased over the past week and persons are urged to take the necessary precautions. The Guyana Chronicle received information last week that indicated that a number of persons had contracted ‘red…

Fire scorches Buddy’s on Sheriff Street

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIREFIGHTERS were called Saturday morning to quell a fire at Buddy’s located on Sheriff Street after sections of the four-storey building became engulfed in smoke. A visit to the location saw several fire tenders and police attempting to control the fire which is believed to have been started by an…

Harmon debunks ethnic bias claim

Source: Guyana Chronicle ALLEGATIONS which suggest that the government has been partisan in its appointment of permanent secretaries (PSs) were on Friday debunked by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. Commentator Sase Singh has accused the government of practicing “ethnic preferences” in the selection of permanent secretaries but Harmon rubbished the statements made by…

GRA to install $1B fraud detection software

Source: Kaieteur News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will be implementing a software solution to manage Custom’s data and aid in the efficiency of tax processing, prevention and detection of fraud and the expedition of goods clearance. The software is the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)-developed Customs ESU- ASYCUDA System…

WPA acknowledges President has authority to reassign ministers

Source: Kaieteur News – Ministry of the Presidency  The administration has insisted that The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) remains a strong an integral member of the Coalition Government.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, made the statement yesterday after a President David Granger yesterday morning with his team and that of the executive members of…

Harbour Bridge boss spite dem fathers

Source: Kaieteur News Commonsense is not a gift. It is a curse because you have to deal wid everyone who doesn’t have any. Dem boys see a sign outside a store on Regent Street. De sign seh ‘We can shoot you wife and frame you mudda-in-law. If you want we can hang dem…

Baha’is being systematically persecuted

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor SINCE the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Baha’is have been systematically persecuted as a matter of government policy. During the first decade of this persecution, more than 200 Baha’is were killed or executed. Hundreds more were tortured or imprisoned, and tens of thousands lost jobs, access to education,…

Dr. Rodney was no saint

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, THE continuous attempt by some members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) to ascribe sainthood to Dr.. Walter Rodney, given honest reading of the man, it begs the question if he would have been comfortable being profiled in such a manner.  Dr.. Rodney was no saint and never…

Resurgent Pakistan take on immense India

Source: Kaieteur News ESPNcricinfo – How is it that we have got here? It seems surreal. In the age of skirting around stereotypes and upending norms, here comes a contest almost as old as partition itself: Pakistani bowling v Indian batting, and still, though we have all tasted this masala and read some…

CARICOM Day ‘Cuff Out’ Boxing Tournament

Source: Kaieteur News GDF Boxing Gym promises clean sweep A total of 10 gyms have confirmed their participation in the Slingerz Entertainment / Vergenoegen Boxing Gym CARICOM Day ‘Cuff Out’ Boxing tournament but the Guyana Defence Force have thrown down the gauntlet GDF pugilists getting in shape for the CARICOM Day ‘Cuff Out’…

Armed bandits escape from Police after robbing Triumph man

Source: iNews Guyana Police are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 42-year-old GuySuCo Supervisor of Agriculture Road, Triumph East Coast Demerara (ECD). The robbery occurred around 22:00hrs on Friday night at his residence by three males, two of whom were armed with a handgun and a knife. According to the police…

Ministers Ireland medical trips: They are paying for it- Harmon

Source: iNews Guyana …medical insurance policies being set up for the future Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday, during a post-cabinet media briefing, said that all medical bills by government ministers are fully funded by the Minister themselves. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon Harmon was at the time responding to questions raised…

6 months into 2nd financial year: Govt taps $6.4B from Treasury

Source: iNews Guyana The coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), six months into its second financial year, has already tapped the treasury another $6.3 billion, in addition to the $250 billion Budget for 2017. Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Friday tabled the first financial paper for 2017 for a period…

Preparations for WIFBSC/GuyanaNRA 150th anniversary on stream

Source: Guyana Chronicle PREPARATIONS are on stream for the Guyana National Rifle Association’s (GuyanaNRA) 150th anniversary celebration with the hosting the West Indies Fullbore Championships (WIFBSC) in October. Chronicle Sport caught up with Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud who spoke of the readiness of the body to host the region’s premier rifle-shooting contest. He…

Next round of 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League set for August

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) League Round of 16 is set to begin in the first week of August. The Scotiabank CONCACAF League crowns a champion from among a field of 16 qualified club teams from Central America and the Caribbean. The pairings for…

GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flower Power U-17 tourney begins this weekend

Source: Guyana Chronicle   THE GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National U-17 Intra-Association tournament will begin this weekend in three Regional Member Associations (RMAs). This second phase of the tournament will see matches in the Essequibo/Pomeroon Football Association (Esseq../Pom.. FA), Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) and Berbice Football Association (BFA) today and tomorrow. The…

Moseley calls for calm after third defeat

Source: Guyana Chronicle LEICESTER, England (CMC) – Assistant coach Ezra Moseley has assured there is no need to press the panic button despite watching West Indies Women slump to their third straight warm-up loss here yesterday. The Caribbean side were once again below par as they went down to India Women by five…

Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS)-Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The newspaper said its story was based on a reliable source and that the 32-year-old four-times world…

India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final

Source: Guyana Chronicle   By Ed Osmond  LONDON, England (Reuters) – India are favourites to retain the Champions Trophy tomorrow but they would probably have preferred to face different opponents than arch-rivals Pakistan in what is sure to be a highly-charged final. The neighbouring countries have moved on from years of political conflicts…

McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – U.S. fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has ended its 41-year-long Olympic Games sponsorship deal three years early, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday. The company had said last year it would reevaluate its relationship with the Olympics. McDonald’s, a sponsor since 1976 and part of the IOC’s…

Australia rest Starc, drop O’Keefe for Bangladesh tour

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Australia have rested paceman Mitchell Starc and dropped left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh, Cricket Australia said yesterday. Starc featured in Australia’s failed Champions Trophy campaign but scans revealed the left-arm paceman has not fully recovered from the foot fracture that cut short…

CANU Head told of removal from post

Source: Stabroek News Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Agency (CANU) James Singh was today officially notified of his removal from that post which has resulted from recommendations made by President David Granger as well as a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recently conducted into the unit’s role in the interception and subsequent release of…

ExxonMobil forges ahead with US$4.4 B Liza Phase 1 development

Source: iNews Guyana …as results from Liza-4 well unearths more high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs International oil and gas company Exxon Mobil struck liquid gold in its exploration efforts offshore Guyana. (Photo: Exxon Mobil) IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil Corporation said today it has made a final investment decision to proceed with the first phase of…

Trump partially rolls back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Source: iNews Guyana Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro took in a baseball game in Cuba (Getty Images) (BBC) US President Donald Trump says he is rolling back the Obama administration’s “completely one-sided deal with Cuba”. Speaking in Miami, Florida, he said his new policy would tighten rules affecting travel and on sending…

Windies need to take fresh guard, warns Fletcher

Source: iNews Guyana LEICESTER, England (CMC) – West Indies Women leg-spinner Afy Fletcher has warned against taking the euphoria of last year’s Twenty20 World Cup triumph into the upcoming 50-overs World Cup starting next week. Afy Fletcher The 30-year-old all-rounder, a member of the successful side which beat Australia in India to take…

Exxon, partners committing US$4.4B to Liza oilfield

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) Exxon Mobil Corp said today it and partners would spend US$4.4 billion to develop part of the Liza oilfield off the coast of Guyana, approving a megaproject at a time when the oil industry has grown obsessed with lower-cost shale. The post Exxon, partners committing US$4.4B to Liza oilfield…

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