Source: Guyana Chronicle | Basketball stakeholders to be briefed on ‘One FIBA’ initiative FOLLOWING up on the changes made to the structure of the game of basketball from their 2014 Extraordinary Congress, International Basketball Association (FIBA) has embarked on a global drive to ensure that their member federations are all on the same page. Victor
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Jaguars remain at top of Regional four-day standings BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars’ great escape against Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval on Monday ensured they remained at the top of the Regional four-day championship and are firm favourites to win a third straight title. Outplayed from the start of the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Surinamese Drifters expected to thrill crowds on April 2 GUYANESE will be treated to their first bit of professional Drifting exhibition during the first National Race of Champions on April 2 at the South Dakota Circuit. Two cars out of Suriname, A Honda S2000 and a Toyota Verossa, both sponsored by
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Star Party Rentals on board with Petra Futsal STAR Party Rentals has signed on to the ongoing Petra-organised Fustal championship, being played at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue. During a presentation yesterday at its Campbellville office, Representative Pheona Jones handed over a cheque to cover the prizes for the Most
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Weightlifter Assing picks up bronze in Cuba MATTHEW Assing picked up bronze last weekend at the just concluded Manuel Suarez weightlifting championship in Havana, Cuba. Assing, Guyana’s lone representative, participating in the 69kg class, was able to capture three bronze medals with a total of 170kg, snatching 80kg and jerking 90kg,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Kohli says India must focus on winning abroad By Amlan Chakraborty DHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) – India must not rest on their laurels after a highly successful home season and must focus on winning abroad, captain Virat Kohli said after their 2-1 series win over Australia yesterday. The Indian team retained the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana confirmed for South American Juniors PRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, has confirmed that Guyana will be hosting this year’s South American Junior Championships, after the event was pushed back from May and will now be held in early June. Hutson yesterday confirmed that Guyana was
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Brazil close in on qualification for Russia 2018 (REUTERS) – Brazil could become the first side to guarantee qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday if they beat Paraguay at home and both Ecuador and Chile drop points. Group leaders Brazil face Paraguay in Sao Paulo and will move on
Source: Guyana Chronicle | NZ take charge after Proteas crash to 80 for five (REUTERS) – New Zealand moved within reach of a series-levelling win in the third and final Test in Hamilton yesterday after South Africa’s batsmen crashed to 80 for five in their second innings at the close of day four. Proteas captain
Source: Guyana Chronicle | India beat Australia to end home season in style By Amlan Chakraborty DHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) – India opener Lokesh Rahul’s elegant fifty and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s quick-fire 38 not out secured a series-clinching eight-wicket romp in the fourth and final Test against Australia yesterday. Wrapping up the win appeared a
Source: iNews Guyana | Opposition Leader meets UG Vice Chancellor – visits Texila American University campus at Providence Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, today, met with Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith. In addition, Dr Jagdeo visited the Texila American University Campus at Providence, East Bank Demerara. Below are photos
Source: iNews Guyana | Bar Association speaks out against ‘attacks’ on Judiciary …calls for cessation, investigation and steps to remedy damage caused Attorney General Basil Williams, SC The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) is the latest body to speak out against judicial interference, while noting that the judiciary and judicial independence must be protected. Referencing the
Source: Stabroek News | Toshaos council calls on President to reverse land commission plan The National Toshaos’ Council today called on President David Granger to rescind the establishment of a commission of inquiry into lands.
Source: iNews Guyana | Presidential Advisor briefs Cabinet on oil and gas sector development potential -Exxon could make another announcement within weeks Newly appointed Presidential Advisor on Petroleum, Dr. Jan Mangal, today, briefed Cabinet on the future of the oil and gas sector, outlining how he sees his role and the actions that must be
Source: iNews Guyana | India take million-dollar prize for finishing No. 1 India have finished at the top of the ICC Test rankings for the second successive year after beating Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series. As a result of being No. 1 by the cut-off date of April 1, India will be presented with
Source: iNews Guyana | Rowley heads to US for talks with oil companies (CMC) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley leaves on Wednesday on a two-day visit to the United States for talks with officials of several oil companies, including BP Amoco, Shell and ExxonMobil, according to a government statement. Dr Keith Rowley
Source: iNews Guyana | Cops arrest one over Friendship double murder One man is presently being questioned by law enforcement officials as investigations continue into the Friendship ‘double murder’ which occurred on Old Year’s day, last year. DEAD: Desmond David Singh, also known as “Fix Up” and Azrudeen Hussain Police “A” Division Commander, Clifton Hicken
Source: iNews Guyana | West Coast road expansion on track despite delays – Ministry Progress on the US$46.8M West Demerara Road Expansion Project which begun in January 2015, has been slowed to facilitate the relocation of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) utility services. Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Senior
Source: iNews Guyana | CJIA employee loses life in Land of Canaan accident Dead: Nizamudeen Muhammed also known as Dwain A fatal accident during the wee hours of this morning has claimed the life of a 27-year-old employee of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Dead is Nizamudeen Muhammed also known as Dwain, of Lot
Source: iNews Guyana | Police called in to probe several suspected cases of fraud at Suddie Hospital Law enforcement officials are currently investigating allegations of fraud at the Suddie Public Hospital following a recent visit by the Ministerial Task Force to the region, a release from the Ministry of Public Health stated. According to a
Source: iNews Guyana | Samsung to sell refurbished safety-recalled Note 7 phones (AFP) Samsung announced Monday it would sell some Note 7 smartphones that were recalled for safety reasons as refurbished devices, in an effort to manage its stockpile in an “environmentally friendly” manner. The South Korean giant, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said it
Source: Stabroek News | Acting Chancellor, CJ sworn in President David Granger, today, administered the Oath of Office to Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire as they were sworn in to perform the duties of Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary and Acting Chief Justice, respectively.
Source: Stabroek News | Golden Grove man dies in Land of Canaan crash The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 0010h. this morning on Land of Canaan Public Road, EBD, that resulted in the death of Nizamudeen Muhammed, 27 years, of 616 Section ‘A’, Block ‘Y’, Golden Grove, EBD.
Source: iNews Guyana | East and West Front Road squatters to be relocated Persons squatting along the embankment of the East and West Front Road are earmarked for relocation. According to GINA, Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson, alluded to the relocation yesterday morning while addressing participants of the
Source: iNews Guyana | US leads boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weapons (CNN) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Monday that the United States and almost 40 other nations would not participate in the first-ever talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki
Source: iNews Guyana | Virat Kohli in doubt for start of IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore might have to start IPL 2017 without their captain Virat Kohli, as he battles against time to recover from the shoulder injury he picked up during the Australia Tests. The IPL starts on April 5, with Royal Challengers playing defending
Source: iNews Guyana | India willing to help develop Jamaican film industry Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Shri Sevala Naik yesterday expressed an interest in helping to develop the Jamaican film industry by offering scholarships and internships to interested Jamaicans. Though nothing has been officially implemented, the diplomat welcomed the suggestion that through India’s booming
Source: iNews Guyana | Update: Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run accident, police apprehend driver Irshaad Mamood was reportedly flung several feet away from where the collision occurred Ranks of the Springlands Police Station have intercepted and apprehended the hit-and-run driver of the vehicle PNN 7736 involved in the accident which resulted in the death of Irshaad
Source: iNews Guyana | Guyanese CEO killed execution style in Maryland USA A 36-year-old Guyanese, formerly of Linden, now residing in Camden College Park, Maryland, USA was found dead in his apartment complex home on Sunday, with a bullet wound to his head. According to a news report from WUSA9 neighbours said around 4 p.m.
Source: Stabroek News | South Africa’s ANC leaders approve Gordhan’s removal – ANN7 JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – The top six of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party have approved the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, ANN7 television reported on Tuesday, citing sources.
Source: Stabroek News | Rahul, Rahane guide India to 2-1 series win DHARAMSALA, India, (Reuters) – Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.
Source: Stabroek News | Mayor assures city council support for gov’t position on parking project City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green has said that she is “in full support” of the suspension of the parking meter project for the next three months, while noting that the Georgetown muni-cipality will support government’s position on the issue under her
Source: Stabroek News | Guyanese shot dead in Maryland Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States of America, are investigating the murder of a Guyanese man who was shot dead on Sunday around 4 pm.
Source: Stabroek News | GPL recorded more blackouts, for longer durations in 2016 Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) yesterday reported that there were more blackouts and for longer durations last year than in the previous year.
Source: Stabroek News | Caribbean sugar producers urged to secure regional markets through tariffs As Caribbean sugar producers prepare to face the end of the European Union’s (EU) quota management and the resulting fall in the international sugar price, they are being advised to focus on securing a Caribbean market for Caribbean sugar through the
Source: Stabroek News | ‘Piggy’ found not guilty of rape of Wismar Hospital nurse Wesley Carlos Payne, called “Piggy,” was yesterday afternoon found not guilty of the rape of a nurse at the Wismar Hospital in 2008.
Source: Stabroek News | Number 77 welder killed in Springlands collision A Number 77 Village, Corentyne family is now mourning the loss of a son, who lost his life in a head-on collision around 8.30 pm on Sunday in Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice.
Source: Stabroek News | Father of seven chopped stepson who tried to protect mom – court hears Suraj Singh, a father of seven, was yesterday remanded to prison by a city magistrate after he was accused of chopping his stepson, who was at the time attempting to save his mother from being wounded.
Source: Stabroek News | Guyana cleared for paddy exports to Mexico According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana will now be able to bid on three quotas, totalling 30,000 metric tonnes of paddy for export to Mexico, following the Government of Mexico’s decision to allow the tax free importation of 150,000 metric tonnes of paddy
Source: Kaieteur News | Amendments to integrity laws will protect oil and gas sector from malfeasance – PM By Suraj Narine As the Government moves to amend the Integrity Commission Act and revise the Code of PPP/C General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo Conduct for Ministers, members of the National Assembly and public office holders, the opposition
Source: Kaieteur News | Border controversy…Venezuela to refuse jurisdiction of Int’l Court- report With the United Nations making one last ditch attempt to arrive at a solution over the Guyana and Venezuela controversy, it appears that latter is not prepared to recognize the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Stena Carron drill ship
Source: Kaieteur News | Businessman mistakenly detained for being ‘trunker’ …while waiting outside bank for wife A couple who owns a small Charlestown business said they were humiliated and traumatised yesterday, when police ranks mistook the husband for a ‘trunker’ and detained him outside a commercial bank while his wife was inside making a $1M
Source: Kaieteur News | NDCs, Govt. among biggest culprits in paying electricity bills It appears that Government and a large number of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) are among some of the more delinquent payers of electricity bills. GPL officials during the hearings yesterday. The issue has forced the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | No complaint of threats …Justice Holder gives reason for leaving bench -writes chancellor on High Court incident JUSTICE Franklin Holder said he left the bench last week Thursday during the Carvil Duncan trial because of an alleged statement made by Attorney General, Basil Williams, which is: “I could say what I
Source: Guyana Chronicle | No sleaze —PM says petroleum resources must not transform into buying votes CITING the “resource curse” that many petroleum producing countries have experienced, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says that the government is committed to ensure transparency and accountability as Guyana‘s petroleum sector evolves. The Prime Minister was at the time speaking
Source: Kaieteur News | Firefighters avert tragedy at Noble House Seafood Fire-fighters were called to Noble House Seafood, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD) The blaze at Noble House yesterday. around noon yesterday after a fuel tank exploded at the facility while workers were refueling a trawler. When this newspaper arrived at the scene, dozens of
Source: Kaieteur News | Albouystown pastor to chair new CH&PA Board Pastor of the Albouystown Fellowship and leader of the Guyana Apostolic Team, Elsworth Quintel Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA). New CH&PA Chairman, Elsworth Quintel Williams Williams’s appointment was announced by Minister
Source: Kaieteur News | PPP expresses concern over AG’s alleged utterances to High Court judge The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has expressed deep concern over the alleged Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, (AG) Basil Williams utterances of Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, (AG) Basil Williams in the High Court case
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Linden TV to be handed over soon -region’s broadcasting board to convene first meeting on Friday THE newly-constituted Board of the Region 10 Broadcasting Incorporated will convene its first meeting on Friday, March 31, in Linden – a necessary step which will pave the way for the mining town to receive
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Biker dies in Springlands crash THE life of a 20-year-old man was snuffed out by an alleged drunk driver at around 20:30hrs on Sunday evening when a car collided with his motor cycle in Springlands,Corentyne. Dead is Irshad Mahmood, a welder. He had just rode off from his recently-engaged fiancée,who was
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Fire destroys Noble House Seafoods fuel facility FIVE of seven fuel tanks exploded Monday following a sudden fire at Noble House Seafoods, at Plantation Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Reports revealed that a fishing vessel was being fueled in the area where bulk fuel is stored when the explosion occurred. The fire,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Mayor supports government’s suspension of parking meters –Says Minister Bulkan acted in accordance with the law CITY Mayor Patricia Chase-Green yesterday said she is in “full support” of the government’s suspension of the parking meter project for the next three months, and that Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has acted within
Source: Kaieteur News | Promoter bring fake artiste to Guyana Since Trump tun President he start talk bout fake news. Since he open he mouth is fake news. Jagdeo believe he is Trump and he and all start talking bout fake news. Dem boys seh Trump and Jagdeo is de biggest fake de world produce
Source: Guyana Chronicle | ’Gov’t believes in equality for all Guyanese’ –President tells Region Five Disabled Persons Network President David Granger on Sunday told members of the Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) Disabled Persons Network that his Government believes in equal opportunities for all Guyanese and that every person must have equal access to the public services.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | New NGO raises 0,000 to help launch Baramita charity A TOTAL of $170,000 was raised last Thursday evening towards the start-up of a charity at Baramita, in the Barima-Waini District of Region One. The fundraiser was held at the Cara Lodge, on downtown Quamina Street, by a relatively new organisation named
Source: Guyana Chronicle | 4M set aside for major road, drainage works in Region 5 THE Administration of Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) is gearing up to spend over $184M on roads, bridges and drainage projects across the Region this year as part of its capital programme. The majority of this sum, $88M, is to be spent
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Studies show… Oil prices could peak from 2020 -even as cheaper ‘green energy’ threatens fossil fuel demand EVEN as cheaper renewable energy threatens the demand for oil, studies indicate that prices for the latter could peak from 2020 – the year Guyana is expected to start oil production. Two reports
Source: Kaieteur News | Golden Jaguars to battle Les Matinino at MSC ground in Linden tonight GT Beer onboard to add fuel to the action; 12th man urged to support By Franklin Wilson International football will make a welcome return to the Bauxite Mining Town The Golden Jaguars pictured with GFF President Wayne Forde (with
Source: Kaieteur News | Berbice Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition…Kings new rulers of the street format in B’ce -Outsiders finish third Javon DeSantos’ 13th minute strike was all it took to settle the final of the Berbice Zone Guinness Sales Manager Joshua Torrezao seen handing over the Championship trophy and winner’s
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Bartica resident allegedly found with cocaine A resident of Bartica appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Cecil Martindale, 57, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on March 26, 2017 at 5th Street, Second
Source: Guyana Chronicle | GDF Private on drug trafficking charge A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The 25-year-old Private, Troyston Cort pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on March 23,
Source: Stabroek News | PPP wants repeal of ban on used tires The PPP says it stands in solidarity with the hundreds of businessmen and thousands of ordinary Guyanese who are being devastated by the “unreasonable and unnecessary decision to ban the importation of used tires”, the party said in a statement today, “Businesses engaged
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Fireworks expected at MSC Ground for Guyana/Martinique clash Guyana and Martinique are both promising an unforgettable evening of football for the people of Linden, when the two clash at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground in an International Friendly on Tuesday. The last time the two sides met, the game ended
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Man charged with wounding step-son SURAJ Singh appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on Monday, charged with wounding his step-son, Eon Lewis. The 52-year-old Welder, who is a father of seven, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on March 19, 2017, at Aranka Landing, Cuyuni River, he unlawfully
Source: Stabroek News | Cyclist killed on Springlands Public Road The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2100h. last night on Springlands Public Road, Corentyne, involving motor car PNN 7736 and motor cycle CH 9545, that resulted in the death of Irshad Mamood, 20 years, of Lot 51 Number 77
Source: Stabroek News | Fire in Bagotstown, Noble House Seafoods
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Businessman jailed for 4 years, fined 5M on drug trafficking charge MAGISTRATE Krystal Lambert sentenced a 54-year-old Balkisoon ‘Johnny’ Ramdass to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of having 170 pounds of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. The West Coast Demerara businessman was also fined
Source: iNews Guyana | LETTER: Anarchy rules Do as I say; or else… Dear Editor, The shadow of the former PNC regime looms over Guyana’s judiciary, as it does over the entire country. Only those who lived through the PNC era of terror could visualize the ramifications of the implied and very real threat to
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Sex workers charged with robbery, victim requested ‘club sandwich’ TWO sex workers found themselves before city Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday, charged with aggravated robbery. Akeem Pyle, 24 of Victoria Road, Plaisance East Coast Demerara and Gabriel Rowe, 25 of Fourth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the joint charge.
Source: iNews Guyana | D&I works to benefit Region Two farmers Region Two farmers are set to benefit from the construction of a relief structure at Good Hope, Essequibo Coast. Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt Region Two Regional Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, was quoted by GINA, today, as saying that construction will be done this year.
Source: iNews Guyana | Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run accident, police hunting driver Irshaad Mamood was reportedly flung several feet away from where the collision occurred Police are presently searching for the driver of motor car PNN7736 who fled an accident scene on the Skeldon Public Road, Berbice after allegedly colliding into a motorcyclist who subsequently
Source: iNews Guyana | Canada to legalise ganja by mid-2018 (AFP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will introduce legislation in the coming weeks which would legalise the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by the middle of next year, reports said on Monday. This file photo taken on April 20, 2016 shows a flag
Source: iNews Guyana | Death of magistrate and AG’s ominous remarks to judge must be investigated – PPP The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said it is “deeply concerned about the reckless utterances” and their implications made by Attorney General Basil Williams in open court to Justice Franklyn Holder at the recent hearing of legal
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Forde promises more International football for Linden The Mackenzie Sports Club Ground is among Guyana’s most storied venues and on Tuesday, it will once again embrace another historic moment in the sports of Football, when Golden Jaguars face Martinique in an International Friendly. It will be the French department’s first visit
Source: iNews Guyana | Pastor replaces Green as chair of new CH&PA Board of Directors New Chairman of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Board of Directors, Elsworth Quintel Williams Pastor of the Albouystown Fellowship and leader of the Guyana Apostolic Team, Elsworth Quintel Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors
Source: Guyana Times | Fire engulfed Noble House Seafoods A fire on Monday erupted at Nobel House Seafoods at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara. The blaze began during the refueling of a boat at the entity’s wharf. Fuel tanks at the scene exploded during the fire. Details of this story will follow in the March 28,
Source: iNews Guyana | Barama concessions to be distributed by April The Ministry of Natural Resources is expected to begin distributing the forest concessions that were given up by Barama in April. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said that 17 expressions of interest have been received for the 1.6M hectares of lands. “We are
Source: Guyana Times | Welder killed in Corentyne accident A 20-year-old welder was killed in an accident on the Skeldon Public Road, Berbice Region Six, on Sunday evening. Irshad Mamood was riding a motorcycle when he collided with a car. The driver abandoned his car and fled the scene. Details of this story will follow
Source: Guyana Chronicle | New Youth Group at Felix Police College in Berbice The Felix Austin Police College, Berbice branch has formed a youth group, comprising of fifteen youths from Kildonan, Nurney and Friendship Villages on the Corentyne. An additional sixteen youths are expected to join the group soon. The youth group joins 19 others
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Student pilot in CJIA emergency landing during ‘solo flight’ The landing gear of an Air Services Limited (ASL) Cessna 172 broke on landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday afternoon. Reports are that the female student pilot was conducting a “solo” flight on the Cessna Skyhawk aircraft, bearing
Source: Stabroek News | New Chairman for CH&PA Pastor of the Albouystown Fellowship and leader of the Guyana Apostolic Team, Elsworth Quintel Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), GINA said today.
Source: iNews Guyana | BREAKING: Fire erupts at Noble House Seafoods, fuel tanks destroyed Fire fighters are vigorously working to contain a disastrous fire in the compound of Noble House Seafoods at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara. Inews understands that sometime after lunch, workers were re-fueling a boat on the wharf when an object “pitched out”
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Barama concessions to be distributed by April The Ministry of Natural Resources is expected to begin distributing the forest concessions that were given up by Barama in April. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said that 17 expressions of interest have been received for the 1.6M hectares of lands. “We are
Source: iNews Guyana | Miners in Marudi told to get act together Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman will appoint a facilitator to help guide discussions among Romanex Guyana Exploration, miners and residents in the South Rupununi, so that mining in the Marudi Mountains can be done to the satisfaction of all concerned. Minister Trotman
Source: iNews Guyana | West Indies must get familiar with Pakistan’s new faces, says Holder Allrounder Jason Holder has put West Indies’ loss in the first T20 against Pakistan largely down to the unfamiliarity factor, according to ESPNCricinfo. Shadab Khan, the 18-year-old debutant legspinner, did a lot of the damage as West Indies were kept
Source: iNews Guyana | Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul (BBC) President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a new unit aimed at overhauling the US federal bureaucracy, and headed by his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Mr Kushner is married to President Trump’s daughter Ivanka (Reuters photo) The Washington Post, which has reported
Source: iNews Guyana | High praise for Derek Walcott at funeral service (Trinidad Guardian) Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott went to his final resting place amid unwavering praise and admiration of his talent, influence and work yesterday, as mourners bade farewell during the funeral service at the Minor Basilica Cathedral in Castries, Saint Lucia. Derek Walcott
Source: iNews Guyana | Linden-Soesdyke Highway accident leaves 1 dead, 2 injured A Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) employee is the latest Linden-Soesdyke Highway road fatality following an early Sunday morning accident. Dead is Simon Paul, 30, of Victoria village, East Coast Demerara. Inews was informed that Paul was proceeding along the highway heading towards
Source: iNews Guyana | Flights disrupted by fire alarm at Piarco (Trinidad Express) Flights at Piarco International Airport were temporarily grounded for just over an hour yesterday after a fire alarm went off in the control tower of the Civil Aviation Authority. The authority’s general manager, Hayden Newton, told Express that the alarm went off
Source: Guyana Times | Prove your capacity – Govt tells GTT …if Digicel’s Suriname bypass link be discontinued Government has asked the telephone giant GTT to prove it has the capacity to meet the needs of most Guyanese, should there be a discontinuance of the Digicel link to Suriname. GTT recently complained that this bypass
Source: Guyana Times | GPHC staff dies in highway accident An early morning accident on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway has claimed the life of 30-year-old Simon Paul of Victoria village, East Coast Demerara, an employee of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Paul was reportedly proceeding in a northerly direction along the highway, heading towards Georgetown
Source: Guyana Times | Food and Drug Dept swoops down on spoilt meat sausages The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has begun monitoring several Georgetown wharves following the revelation that spoilt meat has been used in neighbouring Brazil to produce sausages that are being imported into Guyana. “The Department has initiated the process of
Source: Guyana Times | Executive controls disciplining, subverts transparency Integrity Commission Act amendments …all Govt ministers should be jailed – Jagdeo President David Granger may be exempted from facing disciplinary action if he violates any of the provisions under the Integrity Commission Act, which was intended to uphold transparency and accountability in public officials. Government
Source: Guyana Times | Accounting officers given notice of looming sanctions – PAC Chairman AG’s report The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has put officials, including Regional Executive Officers (REOs), on notice that sanctions will be inevitable if areas of concern raised by the Auditor General’s 2015 report are not addressed. This comes in the wake
Source: Guyana Times | 7 karatekas graduate in Berbice Seven Berbician karatekas recently had the opportunity to be assessed in their hometown when the head of the Guyana Karate College (GKC) travelled to the Ancient County to conduct a grading exercise. This was held on Sunday, 19th March, at the New Amsterdam Town Hall. The
Source: Guyana Times | Diaspora to discuss US-Caribbean relations this week …during meeting with White House officials An alliance of the Caribbean Diaspora community, religious and business leaders assembled by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will meet with officials of the Donald Trump Administration this week to provide input into the construct of future
Source: Guyana Times | 25 Bartica youths graduate as heavy duty operators Twenty five youths in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Friday graduated from the Ministry of Social Protection’s Board of Industrial Training (BIT), The BIT training programme is aimed at empowering youths with the skills necessary to meet the future needs of local industries.
Source: Guyana Times | Alcohol triggers abuse Dear Editor, Post on facebook recently: “International Women’s Day event at Theatre Guild organised by UG and UNICEF…I told them the main culprit was alcohol abuse, reduce it and you will reduce domestic abuse, suicide, noise, drunk driving, etc etc.” Comment on the post: “I totally agree. Alcohol
Source: Guyana Times | PPP supporters host cultural evening in memory of Jagans Members of the People’s Progressive Party of district one in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) hosted a cultural evening in memory of the party’s founder leader Cheddi Jagan. The event hosted on Saturday featured dances, poems, talks, and songs, and attracted a large gathering.
Source: Stabroek News | Flights disrupted by fire alarm at Piarco (Trinidad Express) Flights at Piarco International Airport were temporarily grounded for just over an hour yesterday after a fire alarm went off in the control tower of the Civil Aviation Authority.
Source: Stabroek News | Whipping Boys! BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — A muted West Indies displayed little of the bluster that made them World champions, as they slumped to a disappointing six-wicket loss to Pakistan in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series here yesterday.
Source: Stabroek News | Ministry raises question about GTT data capacity The Public Telecommunications Ministry yesterday said that GTT’s complaint against Digicel’s use of a telecoms link to Suriname is a complex matter which has raised the issue of whether the former has sufficient data capacity to meet local needs.
Source: Stabroek News | No longer the boss, Sparta upset by Back Circle 2-3 The Petra Organization’s GT Beer Futsal championships suffered its first major upset Saturday when Back Circle edged Sparta Boss 3-2 in front of a sold out crowd at the NationalGymnasium.
Source: Stabroek News | Judiciary to write President over AG incident – source Following a meeting of judges on allegations against Attorney General Basil Williams that he threatened a sitting judge, a decision was taken to write President David Granger on the matter, sources say.
Source: Stabroek News | Barnwell’s last over heroics push DCC over the line By Royston Alkins Demerara Cricket Club’s Sherfane Rutherford smoked a majestic 91 not out from 46 deliveries and, coupled with last over heroics from Christopher Barnwell, saw Demerara Cricket Club eke out a narrow three-run win over Police Sports Club at the
Source: Stabroek News | Gov’t needs to consider whether financial institutions should be allowed to operate as part of any group of companies Dear Editor, The traditionally reserved Bank of Guyana (the Bank) has found itself increasingly drawn into public statements and appearances over the uncertainty surrounding the foreign exchange market and the deterioration of
Source: Stabroek News | Bishops’ High sends arch rivals Queen’s College packing Bishops’ High sealed their quarterfinal berth in the Milo U18 Secondary Schools football championships after downing arch-rival Queen’s College 2-1 yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
Source: Stabroek News | Former GRL Head Mike Brassington passes away Former prominent business figure and Head of Guyana Refrigerators Limited, Michael Brassington, died yesterday in the United States. He was 80 years old.
Source: Stabroek News | Sovereign wealth fund is crown jewel of any new oil regime As companies from around the world gathered last evening for the inaugural conference hosted by the privately-owned Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA), the United States used the event to underscore the importance of ensuring an independent Sovereign Wealth Fund
Source: Kaieteur News | Dispute over Digicel’s ‘illegal’ Suriname bypass…Telecoms Ministry asks GT&T to show it can deliver quality data services The Ministry of Telecommunications has invited the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) to clearly demonstrate that it has the network capacity to ensure that the people of Guyana have access to quality data
Source: Kaieteur News | Economy is slowly being ‘choked to death’ by Govt.’s policies – PPP – Says IMF preliminary findings validate its position The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is of the impression that the government’s policies are slowly choking the economy to death. In fact, it believes it is justified in making such a
Source: Kaieteur News | Bound body in sand pit…Deportee held as cops link killing to drug deal Investigators have finally arrested a deportee, who had been on the run since the battered body of 28-year-old fisherman Levan Chanderpaul was found in a sand-pit at the Number 68 Village, Corentyne on August 24, 2016. The suspect,
Source: Kaieteur News | 460 prisoners given reduced sentences – for Republic Anniversary Four hundred and sixty prisoners countrywide have been granted reduced sentences. Acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, said that the ‘Special Remission’ was granted to these inmates, who are orderlies, for the country’s 47th Republic Anniversary. “This is for prisoners who work
Source: Kaieteur News | Driver dies in highway collision with truck A 29-year old man was killed yesterday morning after he lost control of the car he was driving and slammed into a lorry at Harrauni Public Road along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Dead is Simon Paul, 29, of Lot 30 Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara.
Source: Kaieteur News | Guyanese Tricia Teekah named Commonwealth ‘Young Person of the Year’ A young, vibrant Guyanese is once again the face of something laudable. Tricia Teekah, who successfully led the ‘Vote Like A Boss’ campaign, has been named the Commonwealth ‘Young Person of the Year’ for the Caribbean and Canada Region 2017.
Source: Kaieteur News | ASP fingered in AK-47 smuggling transferred to another branch …as probe continues The Assistant Superintendant of Police (ASP) who was fingered in the smuggling of an AK-47 assault rifle out of the Tactical Service Unit (TSU) has been transferred to another branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) as the probe
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Show your ability — Gov’t urges GTT to prove it can meet data needs of Guyanese GUYANA Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) must provide the evidence that it has the network capacity to meet the needs of the market before a decision is taken to discontinue Digicel’s link to Suriname,
Source: Kaieteur News | Court has jurisdiction to hear Red House case – CJ Chief Justice (Ag) Madam Yonette Cummings-Edwards, on Friday, delivered her ruling in the matter filed by Cheddi Jagan Research Inc. Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Basil Williams had previously made preliminary submissions that the Court had no jurisdiction
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana on cusp of transformation — U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission tells oil and gas conference NOW would be the best time for the Government to consider how revenues which are expected to be gained from the oil sector will be spent on various areas of development. This is according to
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Former chancellor sees flaws in third term ruling Former Chancellor of the Judiciary Keith Massiah has concurred with Justice Duke Pollard that the ruling in the third term case is flawed and that there is no need for a refferendum to effect the changes that were made to the Constitution
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Victoria man perishes in Soesdyke-Linden Highway collision A FORMER trainee nurse attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) died early Sunday morning after being involved in a vehicular accident on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Dead is 29-year-old Simon Paul of Victoria, East Coast Demerara, who, according to reports, was at the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Entrepreneurs ‘spread their wings’ — despite some hiccups in the organisation of Linden trade expo THE Linden Trade and Investment Fair and Exposition concluded on Sunday with local producers and entrepreneurs deeming the event a success. The exposition provided them an opportunity to showcase their locally made products and services and
Source: Kaieteur News | Efforts afoot to phase out septic tanks …as GWI moves to treat waste water Housing schemes being developed in the coming years, will most likely be outfitted with central water treatment plants, intended to replace the erection of septic tanks on individual premises. This is according to Junior Communities Minister, Dawn
Source: Kaieteur News | EDFA Senior League…Buxton Stars still unbeaten after 4 matches; BAPSC is latest club to fall By Franklin Wilson The Major brothers were once again the chief architects along with Damion Thomas as Buxton Stars maintained their unbeaten record when the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) Senior League continued yesterday at the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Unions disagree with UG administration — say no meeting thus far bore substantial fruit THE University of Guyana Senior Staff Association and the University of Guyana Worker’s Union have refuted statements by the university’s administration that they had been meeting in good faith for several months. In a statement on Sunday,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Gov’t committed to ‘good life’ promise — Attorney General reassures Berbicians ATTORNEY General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has reminded Berbicians that the Government is steadfastly committed to fulfilling the promise of a good life it made to them. Williams was at the time speaking at Limlair Village, Corentyne,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Lawrence elected to top PAHO post GUYANA’S Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, has been elected vice-chair of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Sub-Committee of Budget and Planning. Lawrence is the first Guyanese health minister to be appointed to that post. She accepted the appointment while attending the 11th Session of
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Visiting medical team concludes successful outreach in Berbice A VISITING team of doctors from the U.S.-based, non-profit Sathya Sai International Organisation, recently wrapped up a five-day medical outreach in Berbice. While there, and with the help of medical staff at the New Amsterdam Hospital, they performed a number of gynaecological surgeries,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana observes Earth Hour 2017 THE World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guyana office, in collaboration with the Office of Climate Change of the Ministry of the Presidency, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and several other organisations Saturday evening, observed Earth Hour 2017 with a special ‘Lights Out’ Concert at the National
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Meeting farmers half-way –MARDS opens agro-chemical sales outlet in Burma ‘back-dam’ NOW that a sales outlet has been opened in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), rice farmers need not go farther to find agro-chemicals. The outlet, which is located in the Burma “back-dam”, was opened last Wednesday by the Mahaicony Abary Rice Development
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Importation of seed nuts worries coconut farmers FARMERS and stakeholders in the local coconut industry fear the worst after a prominent Pomeroon businessman reportedly imported thousands of coconut seedlings which may contain the devastating Lethal Yellowing palm disease. According to a letter written in the columns in another section of the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Arthur Chung Conference Centre rehabilitation on schedule THE rehabilitation of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre is on schedule, engineers working on the multi-million project told Public Telecommunication Minister, Cathy Hughes. Minister Hughes visited the construction site at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown last Friday where the 10-year-old building is undergoing extensive repairs, using
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Centenary Indian indentureship art exhibition opens tomorrow AN exhibition of selected works of visual art titled, “Ganga Ship 1917: The Long Journey” hosted by the Arts Forum to mark the centenary of the formal end of Indian indentureship, will open tomorrow at the Guyana National Library. According to a release, the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Life of distinguished Guyanese author celebrated Dozens of relatives and close friends gathered at the Washington National Cathedral Saturday morning to give thanks and celebrate the life of the late Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, author of bestselling book, “To Sir, With Love”. Representing Guyana at the ceremony was Ambassador, Dr. Riyad Insanally, who in
Source: Guyana Chronicle | 4 minutes 4 change – A teenager’s advice to single mothers STAYING by my granny with my little brother one weekend, I was called by granny to the bathroom and told to get ready to bathe. As she went to get a towel, I began to take my clothes off. When
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Things are not right at Tagore Memorial Secondary School Dear Editor, A STUDENT is a learner, a learner who is assiduous. Teachers are persons who help others acquire knowledge, competence and good proficiency. Teachers play an important part in a child’s life, but when teachers display disdain to students’ concerns, students are
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Jagdeo is purposefully lying Dear Editor, JAGDEO continues to prove he is a pathological liar. During the last elections, he constantly provided a diet of lies. At his recent press conference, Jagdeo uttered three premeditated lies. Firstly, he claimed I was the Guyanese Consul in South Africa. I have never ever been,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | The matter of a referendum is irrelevant Dear Editor, I WRITE in respectful concurrence with Justice Duke Pollard’s crystalline analysis of the issues bearing on the question of the presidential term limit. The matter is constitutionally important and seemingly will reach the Caribbean Court of Justice for final determination. Of outstanding importance,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | ICS delegation to meet Trump Dear Editor, AN alliance of Caribbean Diaspora community, religious and business leaders assembled by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will meet with Trump administration officials this week to provide inputs into the construct of future U.S./Caribbean relations and the role of the Diaspora in contributing
Source: Stabroek News | Pakistan trounces Windies in first T20 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — A muted West Indies displayed little of the bluster that made them World champions, as they slumped to a disappointing six-wicket loss to Pakistan in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series here today.
Source: Stabroek News | Food and Drug Dep’t checking for tainted Brazilian meat In the wake of a scandal over tainted meat in Brazil, the Government Analyst-Food and Drug (GA-FDD) will be conducting close checks on containers presently at city wharves for any tainted brands.
Source: iNews Guyana | ‘SPOILED MEAT SCANDAL’: Beware of sausages, meat products imported from Brazil The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is in receipt of an official communication from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture via the Office of the Guyana mission to Brazil (Ambassador Talbot) on the circumstances surrounding ‘Operation Spoilt Meat’, where Inspectors were
Source: iNews Guyana | GTT calls for audit into Digicel’s ‘illegal’ bypass with Suriname Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) has called for an independent audit into Digicel Guyana Inc unlicensed trans-border link between Guyana and Suriname that has been active for more than five years. This call was made as the telephone giant and other agencies
Source: iNews Guyana | Leonora residents complain of financial hardships …unburden sufferings to Opposition Leader Declining sales, piracy woes and a slowdown in the construction industry were among the issues raised by stall holders and residents at the Leonora Market, on the West Coast of Demerara, when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, met with them on
Source: iNews Guyana | DDL records 6M after-tax profit – company preparing for oil production benefits The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Group has raked in some $296 million taxed profits for the 2016 financial year. According to Chairman Komal Samaroo in the company’s 2016 Annual Report, the Group’s profit for the year before taxation was
Source: iNews Guyana | Wife shot, husband beaten during Eccles home invasion In the wee hours of Saturday morning, two gun-toting bandits invaded the home of newspaper distributor Sasenarine Ramsuchit at Lot 21 “CC” Eccles New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. They beat the 64-year-old businessman to his head, inflicting wounds that had to receive
Source: Stabroek News | India frustrated as Lyon bites back for Australia DHARAMSALA, India, (Reuters) – Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final session to halt India’s progress and help restrict the hosts to 248 for six on the second day of the fourth and final test on Sunday.
Source: Guyana Times | Leonora residents complain of financial hardships …unburden sufferings to Opposition Leader Declining sales, piracy woes and a slowdown in the construction industry were among the issues raised by stall holders and residents at the Leonora Market, on the West Coast of Demerara, when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, met with them on
Source: Guyana Times | Wife shot, husband beaten during home invasion In the wee hours of Saturday morning, two gun-toting bandits invaded the home of newspaper distributor Sasenarine Ramsuchit at Lot 21 “CC” Eccles New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. They beat the 64-year-old businessman to his head, inflicting wounds that had to receive 10
Source: Guyana Times | DDL records 6M after-tax profit – company preparing for oil production benefits The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Group has raked in some $296 million taxed profits for the 2016 financial year. According to Chairman Komal Samaroo in the company’s 2016 Annual Report, the Group’s profit for the year before taxation was
Source: Guyana Times | President urges Lindeners to lead by example … as trade fair and expo opens President David Granger has made a call for the Linden community to lead the way in the overall development of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), as well as to leverage its status as a capital town. The President
Source: Guyana Times | Telephone giants at loggerheads … as GTT calls for audit into Digicel’s ‘illegal’ bypass with Suriname Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) has called for an independent audit into Digicel Guyana Inc unlicensed trans-border link between Guyana and Suriname that has been active for more than five years. This call was made as
Source: Guyana Times | File on death of 4-year-old for DPP on Monday As investigations into the death of four-year-old Ramkarran Mohan — who was killed in a vehicular accident on March 14 last — continue, the Police declared on Saturday that the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday
Source: Guyana Times | The test Satiricus was very relieved. The truth be told, Satiricus was a fella who didn’t like conflict. In his own words, he preferred to see the cup “half full”. He’d gotten more than a tad tense over the standoff on picking the next Elections Chief. He’d become quite animated as
Source: Guyana Times | Open, transparent and fair process Dear Editor, The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has noted recent articles in the media about the conduct of the recent elections for Councillors at its Annual General Meeting, held at Duke Lodge on March 16, 2017. On behalf of its members, the past
Source: Guyana Times | The PNC/APNU fear of Jagdeo Dear Editor, Without a doubt, the greatest obstacle to an APNU/AFC re-election bid in 2020 is the man who now holds the strategic positions of Leader of the Opposition and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Mr Bharrat Jagdeo! Now that the Guyana Court of
Source: Guyana Times | Essequibians remember Janet Jagan at wreath-laying ceremony Former President of Guyana and founder/leader of the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO), Mrs Janet Jagan, was remembered at a moving wreath-laying ceremony organised by the Women’s Progressive Organization (WPO) in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), and held on Friday evening at the Cheddi Jagan Children’s Park
Source: Stabroek News | High praise for Derek Walcott at funeral service (Trinidad Guardian) Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott went to his final resting place amid unwavering praise and admiration of his talent, influence and work yesterday, as mourners bade farewell during the funeral service at the Minor Basilica Cathedral in Castries, Saint Lucia.
Source: Stabroek News | GTT calls on gov’t to launch independent probe of Digicel bypass link The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) yesterday called on the government to initiate an independent investigation of what it says is an “illegal, unlicensed” cross-border link between Guy-ana and Suriname being facilitated by its competitor Digicel Guyana.
Source: Stabroek News | Epsom Epsom is one of the smallest villages in the ancient county of Berbice. Located on the Corentyne Highway, 44.5 kilometres (27.6 miles) from New Amsterdam, the village has just about 30 houses.
Source: Stabroek News | Court of Appeal still in limbo after retirement of judges With no clear indication of when the Court of Appeal will resume hearings since it last sat a month ago, several legal minds are concerned and say that the former Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Chancellor Justice Carl
Source: Stabroek News | Shiv 26,000 and counting! BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul passed 26 000 first class runs and was once against standing between Guyana Jaguars and defeat, as Barbados Pride took a stranglehold of their eighth round contest here yesterday.
Source: Stabroek News | Windies out to erase bad memories BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Following their chastening whitewash last September, West Indies are quietly hoping to return the favour on home soil, when they take on Pakistan in a the four-match Twenty20 International series starting at Kensington Oval here today.
Source: Stabroek News | Linden Town Clerk challenges dismissal The newly dismissed Town Clerk of Linden, Jonellor Bowen, has written to Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan challenging her dismissal. Attorney Anil Nandlall, writing to the minister on behalf of Bowen, requested that “[Bulkan] rescind the purported revocation of [Bowen’s] appointment as the Town Clerk with
Source: Stabroek News | Yarde’s presidency in violation of GPSU’s term limit, critics say The group of public servants protesting for the removal of union president Patrick Yarde says that his continued occupation of office is illegal since the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) rules clearly state that no member shall hold the post for
Source: Stabroek News | Greene `padlocks’ field to capture feature 35-lap event Andre ‘Padlock’ Greene outrode Paul DeNobrega and Jamal John in a thrilling three-man sprint finish to cart off the spoils of the feature 35-lap event of the Star Party Rental criterium programme yesterday.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Meet West Side beauties ….competing in the Miss Region three Culture Pageant Photos by: Samuel Maughn The West side is the best side, and come April 1 eight young ladies are going to hope to be the best of the best when they go up against each other in the Miss
Source: Guyana Chronicle | The sky’s the limit! –Meet Carmel Williams, a woman of many hats FOR Ms Carmel Williams, the sky is truly the limit. At 48, the mother-of-one has already achieved her childhood dreams of becoming a teacher, a firefighter, a law enforcement officer and community leader. As a matter of fact, this
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Living positively with HIV/AIDS -At first I felt like I wanted to die By M Margaret Burke MARYANNE became a mother at 16 years old and by age 32 she was the mother of three children – two girls and a boy, who was five at the time. Her eldest child
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Big Red Michelle “Big Red” King continues to make strides on the local music scene with her latest songs releases and videos. Apart from her music career, King is an active member in several women’s organisations in an effort to empower women to enhance their lives through skills training and employment.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | When we over-think Hello Everyone, I hope this week has treated you well. I received an email from avid reader, Chris, who asked me to speak about over -thinking today. It was such a great suggestion. I do not know how or why I haven’t thought of it before as the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY – PROTECTING AGAINST RISKS OF GROWING DIGITAL WORLD On 15th March every year, World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is celebrated worldwide when focus is given to a particular consumer concern and consumers assert their solidarity. This year’s focus is “Building a digital world consumers can trust”. By
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Dear Uncle Henry I’ll test you on this one. Give me your best advice. I am a Pisces man. I adore women. I have lots of girl-friends but the one I love more is not playing up. She is not flexing. We have dates, but she always refers to my women.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Appellate Court sets aside conviction and sentence IN 1976, twelve-year old Sursattie Ramnauth complained to the magistrate of the East Demerara that the respondent Vishnu Ramdas had threatened to kill her. But she had to prove that the offence took place within the magistrate’s jurisdiction. Sursattie had replied to a leading
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Speech disorders. Recently, a woman brought her three-year old son to the clinic seeking help for a speech disorder. She complained that he could not speak, although he should be, because he has “tie tongue.” On examining the child I discovered that indeed he had a short frenulum (ligament that restrains
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Biodiversity Survey Team Uncovers Dozens of New Species in Guyana World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Office in Guyana in collaboration with Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) has launched the first in a series of reports focusing on Guyana’s incredibly rich biodiversity: ‘Biodiversity Assessment Team (BAT) Survey of the South Rupununi Savannah, Guyana’. The
Source: Kaieteur News | Telecoms liberalisation war heats up…GTT accuses Digicel of “illegal” Suriname bypass; wants independent audit As negotiations continue to liberalise the telecommunications sector to allow new players, US-owned Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) is calling for an independent third party audit of what it says are Digicel is accused of establishing
Source: Kaieteur News | Berbice businesses endorse conditional GuySuCo privatization – Finance Minister There may be some temporary humps in the road for Guyana in the foreign exchange trade as far as government is concerned but there are plans to address the situation. Berbice Chamber of Commerce is not immune to Skeldon factory and other
Source: Kaieteur News | Iwokrama in historic engagement with blind, disability community A team from the Iwokrama International Centre this week held an interactive session with Participants during the session earlier this week. members of the Guyana Society for the Blind and other disability groups. The encounter was part of a goal to ensure that
Source: Kaieteur News | East Bank lands to private developers…Two years later, Gov’t still to announce actions Despite promises made to repossess huge swaths of prime housing lands on the Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan East Bank Demerara that were sold under questionable circumstances to private developers the Government is yet to announce actions. Minister of
Source: Kaieteur News | More transparency needed within inter-bank foreign exchange market – IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has pointed out that there is a great need for more transparency within the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This statement was made as the IMF commented on the recent increase in Guyana’s US foreign exchange rate
Source: Kaieteur News | ExxonMobil preparing to drill seventh well US firm, ExxonMobil, is preparing to drill its seventh well in the Stabroek Block offshore Aboard the Stena Carron Demerara. In an advertisement published in Saturday’s edition of the Kaieteur News, the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) stated that ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana
Source: Kaieteur News | Cops to locate prime suspect as Courtney Crum-Ewing’s murder case reopens Since the announcement of the reopening of Courtney Crum-Ewing case, the cops have not been able to locate the prime suspect in the March 10, 2015 murder of the political activist. Crum-Ewing’s bloodied body was found on the roadway at
Source: Kaieteur News | Newspaper vendor beaten, wife shot during home invasion A 64-year-old man was brutally beaten and his wife was shot to the foot when two armed men stormed into his home around 03:30 hrs, yesterday, and carted off a laptop, jewelry and an undisclosed sum of cash. Sebastian Ramsuchit Up to press
Source: Kaieteur News | A lady describe Jagdeo to a T Some people sit down and begin talking bout de foreign currency situation. One of dem seh is because Soulja Bai win de elections that Jagdeo trying to create all kind of obstacle. Another man seh people like blame Jagdeo for everything; that dem don’t
Source: Kaieteur News | Resilient personality, Mitzy Campbell, is a ‘Special Person’ “It is a challenging job, but one that gives me opportunities nonetheless, to be of assistance to people, to help them walk through some raindrops, and I get the feeling of success when they come back and say they are okay.” By Sharmain
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Ambris brilliant 231 puts Volcanoes in strong position BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) — Sunil Ambris’s monumental double hundred ensured Windward Islands Volcanoes took full honours for the second straight day of their eighth round game in the Regional four-day championship at Warner Park. The 24-year-old right-hander, resuming from his overnight 155
Source: Guyana Chronicle | First T20 at Kensington Oval… Windies taking nothing for granted against dangerous Pakistan BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — Following their chastening whitewash last September, West Indies are quietly hoping to return the favour on home soil, when they take on Pakistan in a the four-match Twenty20 International series starting at Kensington Oval
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0 (REUTERS)-Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. The United States, who replaced coach Juergen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena in November after losing their
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE,(REUTERS)-Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row. Hamilton’s flying lap of one minute 22.188 seconds set a
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Smith ton helps Australia to 300 …Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav shines on debut with 4-68 By Amlan Chakraborty DHARAMSALA, India- (Reuters)-Australia skipper Steve Smith’s third century of the series and India spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s memorable debut left the fourth and final Test between the teams evenly poised on Saturday. Smith,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Tamim ton fires Tigers past Sri Lanka (REUTERS)-Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his eighth hundred and shared a 144-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan to set up a comprehensive 90-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla on Saturday. Left-hander Tamim hit a 142-ball 127
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Drmic keeps up Switzerland’s perfect qualifying record (REUTERS)-Josip Drmic scored less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute to give Switzerland a 1-0 win over Latvia which kept up their 100 percent record in their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday. The Borussia Moenchengladbach forward, who had not scored
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Rain ends first day’s play with S.Africa on 123 for four (REUTERS)-South Africa were 123 for four in the third Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday before rain forced the abandonment of the first day’s play after 41 overs. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis,
Source: Stabroek News | Private sector discusses GECOM chair, state assets bill with UK envoy The Private Sector Commission (PSC) met on Thursday with British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, to discuss a number of matters which are of concern to the private sector.
Source: Stabroek News | Windies out to erase bad memories against Pakistan BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Following their chastening whitewash last September, West Indies are quietly hoping to return the favour on home soil, when they take on Pakistan in a the four-match Twenty20 International series starting at Kensington Oval here Sunday.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Fuel boat explodes at Moruca …no injuries reported A boat laden with fuel exploded on Saturday afternoon at Santa Rosa, Moruca. No injuries were reported. Reports are that sometime after 1500hrs , fuel was being unloaded from the vessel downriver from the port of Kumaka when the fire started. Thick smoke
Source: Stabroek News | Nandlall calls for reversal of sacking of Linden Town Clerk Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has written Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan calling for a rescinding of the dismissal of Linden Town Clerk Jonellor Bowen.
Source: iNews Guyana | Eteringbang Airstrip abruptly closes for 3 months …leaves passengers stranded, miners, operators in a quandary Scores of persons were reportedly stranded, while miners and airline operators were left at their wits’ end to determine their way forward with their allocation of critical supplies, cargo and passengers after the Eteringbang Airstrip
Source: iNews Guyana | PPP says IMF’s report validates their economic position … that the local economy is in trouble The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its Concluding Statement detailing its 2017 findings on Guyana’s economic outlook as part of its annual consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, governing countries
Source: iNews Guyana | Kero lamp explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 injured The explosion of a kerosene lamp at an East Coast Berbice home has left a father dead and one of his two sons in the hospital with third degree burns. Inews was informed that the father Deodat, 58, was refueling the lamp which
Source: iNews Guyana | Protest action looms over ban on used tyres …as GUTA says it will affect jobs, revenue, increase costs With government’s April 1, deadline approaching for the ban of all used tyres, members of the Guyana Used Tyre Association (GUTA) met with media operatives yesterday at the Georgetown Club to address their
Source: iNews Guyana | AG denies making death threats to judge …says contemplating suing media houses, Nandlall – Nandlall stands by his statement, welcomes Court action The Attorney General Basil Williams, SC, has rejected the allegations by his predecessor Anil Nandlall, MP, that he made death threats to High Court Magistrate Justice Franklin Holder during
Source: Guyana Times | Opposition calls for probe into AG’s death threat allegations – says failure of President to ascertain truth would be an ominous sign Condemning the alleged actions of Attorney General Basil Williams in threatening a judge, the parliamentary Opposition PPP has called for President David Granger to launch an investigation into this
Source: Guyana Times | AG threatens to sue local media houses …denies making death threats to judge Attorney General Basil Williams has refuted what he termed “disrespectful” reports that he had made death threats against Justice Franklin Holder on Thursday during a High Court case against Trade Unionist Carvil Duncan; and he has promised to
Source: Guyana Times | Father dies, son injured after kerosene lamp explodes A man is now dead and his son hospitalised after a kerosene lamp exploded in their Warren Village, East Coast Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home. Dead is Deodat (only name), called ‘Ziggy”, age 58, while his 16-year-old son, Mark Deodat, is now
Source: Guyana Times | IMF warns Govt over social impact on closing sugar industry …says Govt continues to anticipate oil money to decrease debt …confirms local economy is in trouble – PPP [The following is a full statement by the People’s Progressive Party] The concluding statement, which details the preliminary findings of International Monetary Fund
Source: Guyana Times | Ban on used tyres will leave thousands jobless – GUTA … as Association to protest in front State House In light of the total ban on used tyres, which takes effect from April 1, the members of the Guyana Used Tyres Association (GUTA) will picket State House on Tuesday, with the
Source: Guyana Times | Court has jurisdiction to hear matter – Judge Red House lease challenge …as AG’s submissions overruled Acting Chief Justice Madam Yonette Cummings-Edwards, on Friday delivering her ruling in the matter filed by the Cheddi Jagan Research Inc against the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and the Guyana Lands and
Source: Guyana Times | Plenty to wonder and ponder After they were humiliated by England and suffered the indignity of a 3-0 whitewash at home, West Indies still have a lot to wonder and ponder. In the One Day International Series, the inexperienced regional side was totally outplayed in all departments by the more experienced
Source: Guyana Times | Masters Champion of Champions to light up Ogle By Romario Samaroo After an absence of over two decades, the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) brings back Inter-County Softball Cricket Tournament after a herculean injection from Lakeram “Mike”Singh. The tournament was officially launched at the latest location of the Mike’s The
Source: Guyana Times | Public Health Ministry AWOL Dear Editor, There is a serious leptospirosis outbreak in a West Demerara community and the Public Health Ministry is missing in action (absent without leave (AWOL)). In the last two weeks alone, 15 confirmed cases with one death have been recorded. There are dozens of suspected cases
Source: Guyana Times | Why is Basil Williams still on the job? Dear Editor, In the history of Guyana’s politics, many morbid stories have been told of the actions of the People’s National Congress (PNC) in and out of power, much to the horror of us all. Indeed, many stories of death and dying that
Source: Stabroek News | 12-year-old T&T boy is maths whiz (Trinidad Guardian) After five months of studies, a 12-year-old boy has achieved what his seniors are struggling to—a distinction in Mathematics at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination level.
Source: Stabroek News | BoG prepared to inject foreign currency into market Before the Central Bank commits to releasing some of Guyana’s foreign currency reserve into the market, it is asking commercial banks to help “weed out” illegitimate requests even as it considers closing foreign currency retention accounts of businesses it claims are “hoarding.” These
Source: Stabroek News | AG denies threatening judge’s life Attorney-General Basil Williams SC yesterday denied that he indirectly threatened the life of a judge as has been claimed by PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall and he signaled his intention to file legal action over the publicising of the claim.
Source: Stabroek News | Berbice man dead, son hospitalised after kero lamp explodes A man is now dead, while his 16-year-old son is being treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital for severe burn injuries after a kerosene lamp exploded in their home at Warren Plantation, located on the Number 19 road, Berbice, on Tuesday evening.
Source: Stabroek News | Lower Corentyne Secondary crowned 2017 National Secondary Schools champs By Royston Alkins A lower order fightback by West Demerara Secondary School’s batsmen was unable to stop Lower Corentyne Secondary from winning the Guyana Cricket Board/Ministry Of Education/Demerara Mutual Limited Life Assurance Society, National Secondary Schools cricket league by four wickets at
Source: Stabroek News | Economy expanding but growth slow, uneven Buoyed by “large increases” in gold production, Guyana’s economy has continued to expand, although growth has been slower than expected and uneven, according to the preliminary findings of a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission that visited earlier in the month.
Source: Stabroek News | Gov’t servicing Marriott loan he Government of Guyana is presently servicing the loan owed by Atlantic Holdings Incorporated (AHI) to Republic Bank Limited (RBL) of Trinidad for the construction of the Marriott Hotel.
Source: Stabroek News | Hope career-best double puts Jaguars on ropes BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Shai Hope’s second career first class double hundred battered Guyana Jaguars and left them fighting to remain afloat in their eighth round Regional four-day championship game against Barbados Pride here yesterday.
Source: Stabroek News | Court has jurisdiction to hear Red House case -judge rules Acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards has ruled that the court does have jurisdiction to hear the case brought by the Cheddi Jagan Research Committee Inc (CJRCI), which is challenging the revocation of its lease to Red House.
Source: Stabroek News | Allicock, Khan bout should be an all-out brawl Keeve Allicock will be aiming to shine under the bright lights when he fights lightweight prospect, Imran ‘Magic’ Khan on the ‘Locked and Loaded’ card at the Giftland Mall on April 9.
Source: Kaieteur News | Govt. targets US dollar accounts, other measures to control foreign currency “slide” -exports shortfall last year was US$30M-$40M Government has not ruled out taking a tough stance on US dollars account holders who hoard and abuse the system by applying to the market for transfers. Government officials and the representatives of
Source: Kaieteur News | IMF foresees improved economic growth this year -But urges that sustained growth hinges on improvements to business climate, private sector confidence In spite of some of the controversial routes it has taken since assuming office, it appears as though the coalition administration is steering the economy in the right direction when
Source: Kaieteur News | Govt. forks out 0M every six months for Marriott’s loans The loan repayments for the state-owned Marriott Hotel continue to be borne by Government as the Atlantic Hotel Inc. (AHI), the owner, does not have the monies. Almost $450M is needed annually for Marriott Hotel to pay its loans to Republic
Source: Kaieteur News | Govt. eyes wall material from Poland to build housing units -Berbice police briefed on plans for them The Ministry of Communities’ is continuing efforts to create awareness of the government’s new housing programme, which prioritises state employees and low income earners. Guyana Police Force ranks at the meeting at the Fort
Source: Kaieteur News | Corner shop cambios surfacing As concerns grow about the devaluation of the Guyana dollar and the parallel increase in the rates of foreign currency, shops are now ‘popping’ up offering to buy currency without the necessary authorization from the Store owner smiles with the sign prominently displayed alongside him. government. Yesterday
Source: Kaieteur News | Porkknocker not guilty of ‘Six Head’ road death Manx Powers has been found not guilty of killing former boxing champion, Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis in an accident which occurred in May 2015. Lewis became famous when he fought for a world title and became the first Guyanese to capture the WBC
Source: Kaieteur News | AG denies media report as….Conflicting testimonies surface in wake of reported threat to Judge Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has denied ever making death threats to Justice Franklin Holder during the High Court matter involving Carvil Duncan. Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams He
Source: Kaieteur News | Corentyne man dies days after kerosene lamp explodes – 17-year-old son critical A 59-year-old man of Plantation Warren, No. 19 Village, Corentyne succumbed to severe third degree burn injuries on Thursday at the New Amsterdam Hospital, two days after a kerosene lamp exploded in his home. The burnt Plantation Warren man
Source: Kaieteur News | Basil de Willie got a problem Basil de Willie always giving people something to talk. He like de gyal from Agricola who does sing de song how she give dem more to talk. He go in de court de other day and get into trouble wid a judge. De thing reach
Source: Kaieteur News | Digicel Regional four-day Cricket…Hope’s 2nd ‘double’ leads Pride to 480-3 dec Jaguars still 212 away from follow-on By Sean Devers in Barbados In association with Stag Beer & Vnet communications The Guyana Jaguars top order again failed yesterday after a brilliant unbeaten second double Shai Hope punches through cover during his
Source: Guyana Chronicle | IMF projects 3.5% growth –recovery in rice production –encourages overhaul of sugar industry but calls for safety net for those affected THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a 3.5 per cent real economic growth for Guyana this year, reporting that the local economy expanded in 2016, although growth was uneven.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Linden must fulfil its mission as a town- President Granger PRESIDENT David Granger has urged Lindeners to adapt to the model of positive economic development if they are to fulfil their mission as a capital town, by prioritising agro-processing and investment. The President was at the time delivering the feature address
Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘Crass disrespect’ -AG says accusations made by Nandlall is an assault on the government -threatens legal action against KN, Guyana Times and INews ACCUSATIONS made by Anil Nandlall that Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC, threatened a High Court judge has been described by the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Government to explore all options to stabilise Guyana dollar -commercial banks to meet to determine standard exchange rates SEVERAL factors including the hoarding of foreign currency from the local market, underperformance of the export sector as well as an additional demand for foreign currency are affecting the stability of the
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Man dies after lamp explodes in home -teenage son hospitalised A RESIDENT of Plantation Warren, East Coast Berbice, died two days after his lamp exploded in his home, while he poured kerosene oil into it. Deodat [only name given], 59, also known as ‘Ziggy’ suffered severe burns to his body on
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Aishalton lauded for 95% vaccine coverage in 2016 THE Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo village of Aishalton has topped all other communities in Guyana for vaccine coverage for 2016, said Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, Director (ag) of the Maternal Child Health (MCH) department. Guyana has over the last decade been recognised for 90 per
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Smuggling of AK-47, matching rounds…Police awaiting advice in ASP matter ACTING top cop David Ramnarine has said that the police are awaiting final advice in the matter involving an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in the smuggling of an AK-47 and matching rounds out of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) compound.
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Government to pay Republic Bank loan for Marriott Hotel GOVERNMENT may have to find an “unbudgeted” US$1.1M to bail the Marriott Hotel out as the controversial hotel’s loan is due. This was disclosed on Friday by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, during a press briefing at his ministry’s boardroom on Main
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Departmental charges for Senior Superintendent of Police Watts THE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has recommended that departmental charges be laid against Senior Superintendent of Police Errol Watts, who reportedly fuelled his private vehicle from a depot inside of the police compound. Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine told reporters on Friday
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Law student wins case against UG THE Guyana Appellate Court has ruled in favour of University of Guyana (UG) student, Clairmonte Cox, in a case where the university refused to review his results in the Law of Succession (313) and Trade Union Law (323) examinations. Retired Chancellor (ag), Justice Carl Singh,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Brothers accused of stealing raw gold from employer TWO brothers appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday, charged with simple larceny. The men, Alex Feidtkou, 23 and his younger brother Leon Alleyne, 21 of Essequibo are accused of stealing raw gold from their employer at Waini Backdam, Essequibo on March
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Man charged with death of ‘Six Head’ Lewis walks free THE man charged with causing the death of former World Boxing Champion, Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis walked out of the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court a free man on Friday. Lewis was the first Guyanese boxer to capture the WBC Welterweight title in
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Rehabilitation of Arthur Chung center on schedule Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes paid a visit to the Arthur Chung Conference Center on Friday to check on the progress of the rehabilitation works. According to a release, the Minister was met by the oversight Engineer from the Ministry of Public
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Golden Jaguars skipper loses grandmother to Cancer Chronicle Sport extends sincere condolences to Captain of Guyana’s National Football team Samuel Cox, who lost his grandmother on Friday after her three-year battle with Cancer. Cox, who plays his football in England, was named in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) 30-man provisional squad
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Speed will be a factor in Hong Kong – King Patrick King has emerged as one of Guyana’s most important pieces in Rugby over the last year, especially in the Sevens format. Having been one of Guyana’s premier athletes in Track and Field, it comes as no surprise that his sublime
Source: Guyana Chronicle | No need to investigate Health Minister – Harmon says Minister of State Joseph Harmon has made it clear that no investigation is necessary into Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence’s purchase of emergency drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). During the course of last week, the Transparency Institute of
Source: Guyana Chronicle | High Court can hear Red House revocation case – CJ rules Chief Justice (ag) Justice Yvonne Cummings-Edwards today ruled that the court has jurisdiction to proceed with the Red House court challenge, brought on by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc. (CJRC). The decision was made in Chambers by Justice, Cummings-Edwards
Source: iNews Guyana | Miners want relief, operating under severe constraints- GGDMA …question if this the good life that was promised Below is a statement by the The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] calling for government’s intervention to address the multitude of concerns affecting the miners as a result of 2017 Budget, among
Source: iNews Guyana | GCCI announces newly-elected Exec Management Committee for 2017/2018 The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced the composition of its newly elected Executive Management Committee for 2017-2018. According to a release from the GCCI, following the election of a new Council for the year 2017/2018 on Thursday, March 16,
Source: iNews Guyana | Pakistanis fined, deported for presenting forged documents Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan fined two Pakistani men $100,000 each on Thursday morning for uttering false documents to a Fly Jamaica Airline representative at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Ashan Riaz Munghal Arshad Mehood Munghal pleaded guilty to the charge that he on
Source: iNews Guyana | T&T businesswoman found stabbed to death (Trinidad Express) A 65-year-old businesswoman was found stabbed to death at her home yesterday. Petra Manwaring was discovered dead on the kitchen floor of her home on the Southern Main Road, Lagoon Village, La Romaine. Petra Manwaring Police said she had been stabbed to death.
Source: iNews Guyana | Letter: Why is Basil Williams still on the job! In the history of Guyana’s politics many morbid stories have been told of The PNC’s actions in and out of power much to the horror of us all. Indeed many stories of death and dying that could have been traced or aligned to
Source: iNews Guyana | “Biggy” denies rape, robbery allegations Carlos Wesley Payne, called “Biggy”, took the stand on Thursday where he denied that he carried out a rape while executing a robbery at the Wismar Hospital, Linden on September 11, 2008. The accused was unrepresented when he took the stand before a 12-member jury and
Source: iNews Guyana | Trafficking 4.7 kilos of cannabis gets vendor 60 months jail, .9M fine A La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara vendor was slapped with a 60-month jail term when Magistrate Judy Latchman found him guilty of trafficking cannabis, on Thursday morning. Magistrate Latchman also ordered the accused to pay a fine of
Source: iNews Guyana | 5M Drug scandal: No reason for COI into Lawrence’s involvement – Harmon – GPHC cannot investigate itself – Jagdeo At his post-Cabinet press briefing, State Minister Joseph Harmon told reporters that there is absolutely no need for the Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence to be investigated for the controversial $605 million
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Third Mexico journalist killed in a month [BBC] – A journalist has been shot dead in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the third to be killed in the country this month. Miroslava Breach was shot eight times in her car outside her home in the state capital, Chihuahua. One of her children
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial [BBC] – A judge in Argentina has ruled that the former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, should stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. Ms Fernandez, 64, is accused of fraudulently administering state funds in 2015. The former economy minister, Axel Kiciloff, and the
Source: iNews Guyana | Body of missing T&T girl found dumped in field (Trinidad Express) Missing mother Sharlene Somai has been found, dead. She was killed and her body dumped in the bushes near her home at Peterfield Village, Chaguanas. It appears she died the very night she went missing. According to the information given
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention [BBC] – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He was ordered
Source: Guyana Chronicle | US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum [BBC] – US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act is meant to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature “Obamacare” law. A vote on Thursday
Source: iNews Guyana | Queens man jailed for hit-and-run death of Guyanese A Queens man apologized Thursday before he was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash last year in Rotterdam, according to a report in timesunion.com “I just want you to know that I am so sorry for
Source: iNews Guyana | West Coast Demerara man mysteriously dies at work Twenty-nine-year-old Elvis Johnnie of Lot 93 De Kendren, West Coast Demerara (WCD), a cleaner at the Professional Learning College (PLC) at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), died suddenly while attending to his duties at his place of work on Tuesday at about 09:00hrs.
Source: iNews Guyana | CJIA cocaine bust: Trio denied bail Three men who were busted with 558 grams of cocaine on March 17, 2017 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were on Thursday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a joint charge for the offence. Police officer Louie Dublin, Delvon Bunbury, and Gavin
Source: iNews Guyana | Parking meter burden: Govt has no plans after contract suspension expires … project will be revived after dust settles – PPP Having suspended for three months, the by-laws governing the parking meter contract between Smart City Solutions Inc. (SCSI) and City Hall, Government does not, at this time, have a clear
Source: iNews Guyana | Pharmagen denies giving IPA permission to import narcotics Pharmagen International Inc has denied giving permission to the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) to import narcotic drugs on its behalf. Pharmagen told Guyana Times that it has held and maintained the licence to import narcotics in Guyana for the last 26 years. “We
Source: Guyana Times | Govt policies driving market into panic – Jagdeo Foreign currency shortage Guyana has been hit with a foreign currency crisis where supply is progressively shrinking and there is a growing demand to hoard because of the expectation that the rates will slide, according to former President Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo, during a
Source: Guyana Times | Judge walks off after threats from AG Williams Carvil Duncan tribunal challenge There was high drama in the High Court on Thursday as Justice Franklin Holder walked off the bench, leaving an uncertain outcome in the substantive legal case in front of him, following a fiery exchange and alleged implicit death
Source: Guyana Times | Private schools stand against 14% VAT on private education The protest against VAT on private education was, early on Thursday afternoon, given new life when demonstrators — parents of Guyana’s Private Schools United — picketed the Finance Ministry, demanding that Finance Minister Winston Jordan remove the burdensome tax on private education,
Source: Guyana Times | Doctors, contract workers have gratuity benefits yanked – PPP flays Govt for unilaterally switching workers to pension In a move some fear will precipitate a brain drain, public service professionals such as doctors have had their gratuity benefits yanked from under them. In exchange, Government will be forcing them under a
Source: Guyana Times | Pharmagen denies giving IPA permission to import narcotics Pharmagen International Inc has denied giving permission to the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) to import narcotic drugs on its behalf. Pharmagen told Guyana Times that it has held and maintained the licence to import narcotics in Guyana for the last 26 years. “We
Source: Guyana Times | Communities Minister revokes Linden Town Clerk’s appointment Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has taken a decision to revoke the appointment of embattled Linden Town Clerk Jonellor Bowen, effective March 23, 2017. A letter from the Communities Ministry on Thursday stated that the Minister in his deliberative judgment had taken a decision to
Source: Guyana Times | Work to commence on Ogle/Diamond bypass road Work on the US$50M bypass road from Ogle, East Coast Demerara to Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara is expected to get underway once the services of a Project Monitoring Consultant (PMC) have been procured. Indian High Commissioner, Venkatachalam Mahalingam, during a press conference held
Source: Guyana Times | WHY ARE SMALL BUSINESSES NOT BORROWING ANYMORE? When it comes to the Guyanese economy, small is gorgeous. It has always been this way, because we are a small economy with a vibrant entrepreneurial class that is prepared to incubate small ideas, take all the risks, but reap all of the rewards.
Source: Guyana Times | Govt says GMSA exchange rate statement “inaccurate” … BoG contends rate quoted is not uniform transaction rate Government on Wednesday reacted to the statement released by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday which suggested that there has been a significant fall in Guyana’s local currency. While Minister of
Source: Guyana Times | Govt has no plans after contract suspension expires Parking meter burden … project will be revived after dust settles – PPP Having suspended for three months the by-laws governing the parking meter contract between Smart City Solutions (SCS) and City Hall, Government does not, at this time, have a clear plan
Source: Stabroek News | T&T businesswoman found stabbed to death (Trinidad Express) A 65-year-old businesswoman was found stabbed to death at her home yesterday. Petra Manwaring was discovered dead on the kitchen floor of her home on the Southern Main Road, Lagoon Village, La Romaine.
Source: Stabroek News | SCS fires 60 parking wardens Central government remained optimistic yesterday about a renegotiation of the terms for the suspended metered parking project, while contractor Smart City Solutions (SCS) has already fired 60 wardens who had been hired for enforcement.
Source: Stabroek News | Central Bank accuses manufacturers of misleading on US dollar rate The Bank of Guyana (BoG) yesterday accused the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) of misleading the public on the effective purchasing rate for the US dollar, while also blaming exporters for negatively affecting currency supply by hoarding foreign currency.
Source: Stabroek News | Barbados rack up 293/2 -Brathwaite, Hope hit 100s BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his 18th first class hundred to surpass 7 000 first class runs as Barbados Pride dominated leaders Guyana Jaguars on the opening day of their eighth round game here Thursday.
Source: Stabroek News | Protesting begins over VAT on private education Scores of administrative staff, parents and students came together under the ‘Guyana Private Schools United’ platform yesterday to protest the tax on private education.
Source: Stabroek News | Proposed code for ministers, public officials is rubbish, Jagdeo says While government yesterday said that it was awaiting input from the opposition on finalizing a code of conduct for government ministers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo dismissed the proposals as “crap.” “I am not going to treat it with any respect.
Source: Stabroek News | Banks DIH sponsors Petra Futsal Championship Banks DIH Limited under the GT Beer Brand became the titular sponsor of the Petra Organization Futsal Championship during a simple presentation ceremony staged yesterday at its Thirst Park Boardroom.
Source: Stabroek News | Vice-Chancellor says cannot negotiate without UG council decision on salaries While the two University of Guyana unions yesterday continued to protest for the start of negotiations on workers’ salaries and benefits, Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith has maintained that he cannot act without a decision by the University Council.
Source: Stabroek News | Hutson very optimistic of CARIFTA Games chances Following a series of qualifiers, the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) named 12 athletes to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the Flow CARIFTA Games in Curacao and the AAG’s President, Aubrey Hutson is “very optimistic” of numerous athletes returning with precious metal.
Source: Stabroek News | Cop, furniture store workers charged after being held with cocaine in airport sting A police officer and two employees of the Ivor Bunbury Furniture Store were yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with trafficking almost a pound of cocaine found at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Stop hoarding foreign currency — Bank of Guyana urges exporters The Bank of Guyana (BoG) has accused exporters of hoarding foreign currency, resulting in the devaluation of the Guyana dollar. The Central Bank in response to calls made by the Guyana Manufacturing Services Association (GMSA) for the Government and the bank
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Celebrate cultural differences — Dr Norton urges at opening of Harmony Village SOCIAL Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, has called on Guyanese to move away from merely tolerating each other’s cultural differences and to begin accepting them as part of the diverse Guyanese identity. These differences, he said, must be
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Smart City dismisses 60 traffic wardens — allegedly made them sign letters before receiving outstanding pay SMART City Solutions (SCS) in terminating the services of its 60 traffic wardens on Wednesday, allegedly told the workers that if they failed to sign their termination letters, they will not be paid outstanding monies
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Where is this man? –search continues for Cedric Richardson THE Attorney General’s Chambers continues to seek Cedric Richardson, the citizen who filed the motion challenging the presidential term limit. On Wednesday, the Attorney General’s Chambers said several attempts were made to serve Richardson a copy of the Notice of Application and
Source: Guyana Chronicle | Linden Town Clerk fired – Min Bulkan cites continuous disruptive attitude THREE weeks after she was reinstated to her substantive position as Town Clerk of the Linden Mayor and Town Council, Jonellor Bowen’s appointment was revoked with immediate effect by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Thursday. Prior to being reinstated,
Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘Jail her’ — parents, classmates of young accident victim call for justice — female taxi driver that allegedly caused accident yet to be charged RESIDENTS of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, came out in their numbers on Thursday in support of the relatives of four-year-old Ramkaran Mohan, known as “Ram,”
Source: Kaieteur News | Exchange rates: Finance Minister to meet Bankers’ Association today -Central Bank blames hoarding by exporters for adding pressure Amidst confusion over what exactly is happening to the foreign exchange trade, Government Central Bank governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga is set to meet with the Bankers’ Association as early as today to talk
Source: Kaieteur News | Currency woes will see…A booming Black Market trade – Jagdeo warns By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Guyana is facing a real problem that have a devastating domino effect. There will be a reemergence of the underground economy and a parallel market. There will be less tax income and the cost of living will
Source: Kaieteur News | Draft Code of Conduct in limbo over opposition concerns The draft Code of Conduct for Ministers of Government, Members of the National Assembly PPP/C General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo and Public Office Holders, is now in limbo following concerns raised by the Main Parliamentary Opposition – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). The
Source: Kaieteur News | Media must not hold back on its watchdog role –Coordinator of Guyana’s EITI Secretariat By Kiana Wilburg Over the years, the media fraternity in Guyana endured various obstacles when it comes to access to information. And while this state of affairs remains unchanged in some regard, one individual is a cut
Source: Kaieteur News | Linden Town Clerk sacked By Brushell Blackman Town Clerk of the Linden Town Council, Jonellor Bowen, was sacked by the Minister of Communities, Sacked: Jonellor Bowen Ronald Bulkan, yesterday. In a release the Minister said that in his deliberative judgment “he has taken a decision to revoke the appointment of Ms
Source: Kaieteur News | Decision to end Wartsila operations contract a sound one – Harmon …Bender named Chairman Government has insisted that its decision to form a local company and manage almost 20 power Chairman: Mark Bender generation sets for the state is a sound one. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, yesterday give the assurance