Goldminer/bandits shootout…Wanted bulletin issued for ‘Demon’, recently charged Linden gang member
The police have issued wanted bulletins for two men fingered in last Monday’s shocking attempted robbery which left gold miner, Deon ‘Mow’ Stoll, dead. The case, which has angered the local business world, has been twisting and turning with the trail leading between Kitty, Sophia, Eccles, Peter’s Hall, Providence and even Linden, Region Ten. […]
Trinidad Energy Chamber shuts door on Private Sector Commission
The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber does not appear interested in cooperating with the Guyanese Private Sector. That was indicated when it sponsored a Guyana Safety Forum at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre last week, without consulting with or inviting any of the local business service organisations. Now, it has been revealed that when […]
Minimum royalty rate for deepwater acreage is 7 to 10 %
-Even a doubling of Guyana’s current rate would not scare away oil producers – Industry Analyst In the eyes of Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of macro intelligence data, Guyana’s two percent royalty in the ExxonMobil deal for the Stabroek Block is quite low especially when it is compared to other countries in the […]
Companies approach prison workers with insurance plans
–hopes of Government intervention still sharp Director of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), Gladwin Samuels, has indicated that the GPS has received interest from several insurance companies to provide plans to the workers. However, the Director says the GPS still has its eyes fixed on the Government to provide insurance plans. Two weeks ago, […]
Fuel spill near titled lands captures attention of District Council
A fuel spill in the Ikaazupu Wao (Wao means creek) which runs within the Aishalton Village’s titled lands, has captured the attention of the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC). The Council is gravely concerned about the pollution to the creek waters and the damage being done. The Council which is a representative body for […]
Gold miner and bandits shootout… Getaway driver took blood-soaked backseat to car-wash — begs worker to use entire bottle of ‘Squeezy’
There are more details emerging about the actions of the getaway driver in Monday’s deadly attempted robbery on Da Silva Street, Newtown. That attempt left a prominent gold miner dead. Well-placed police sources say that the Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, driver who goes by the sobriquet, ‘Steve’, was a chronic gambler at the Princess Casino. […]
Parent companies accept oil spill liabilities for subsidiaries–EPA Head
As exploration and development activities continue to increase offshore Guyana, Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams has assured that all oil spill liabilities would be covered by the polluters. Dr. Adams noted that the oil companies have environmental permits with provisions which note that all costs for incidents that cannot be […]
Civil Aviation to introduce… Mandatory drug, alcohol testing for pilots – GCAA gets tough on poorly-dressed ones
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is getting tough on operators to up standards. The changes were happening for a while now but have been thrust more to the forefront following an accident involving a small aircraft on Thursday. The measures to come will include better dressed personnel and mandatory and periodical drugs and alcohol […]
Two men are now in police custody after a Mon Repos man knocked them over with his car, following a robbery. According to the reports, two bandits held a young woman at knifepoint in an attempt to relieve her of valuables, at around 17:30hrs yesterday afternoon. However, the bandits’ escape was cut short by a […]
ExxonMobil’s hiring practice allows it to avoid negotiations with unions – Trade Unionist
ExxonMobil employs many workers, but many of them aren’t employed directly. They are employed via a sub-contracted employment agency. It turns out that this may be a very clever strategy. President of the Guyana Trade Union Congress, Lincoln Lewis, addressed this matter on last Thursday’s edition of Guyana’s Oil & You, the first and only […]
Vidyaratha Kissoon’s “Half of a doubles with tamarind in George-town,” which is the third of four non-fiction pieces we are featuring this month, is an edited version of a post first published on his...
Shoaib Malik would’ve been a better choice as Pakistan T20 skipper: Shahid Afridi
Lately, he shone as the captain in the seventh edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Under the veteran’s leadership, the Guyana Amazon Warriors won 11 matches on the trot and slumped only in ...
The programme manager for culture and community development at the Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat, Hilary Brown, said the Caribbean “has produced so much and has made its mark on the global arena in ...
The Perspective of Private Sector Proposals to build oil-refineries
In recent weeks my Sunday Stabroek columns have sought to demonstrate the reason why I have advanced the proposition that: a state-owned oil refinery makes no economic sense at this stage of Guyana’s ...
60 First Peoples remains laid to rest at Red House
Shamans and representatives of Amerindians from Suriname, Guyana, Guatemala, Venezuela, Dominica, Canada, and the US participated in the ceremony. They called to the Great Spirits to give peace and ...
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EACH person is different: some are loud and energetic, others are quiet and thoughtful; the combinations of qualities are practically infinite. And, it is impossible to know who is dishonest and bad, or, who is truthful and good, based on those qualities. This is true too, of leaders: some are charismatic and enjoy riding horses;
SN once again attempts to besmirch the reputation of a gov’t minister
Dear Editor, YOU must have heard of the biblical saying, “Six days you shall labour, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath Day to the Lord your God and you shall rest.” I generally do live by this adage but of recent times I find it impossible. Why? Not because
Dear Editor, THREE years ago, I wrote an editorial piece titled, “Why pay attention to breast cancer during the month of October.” It was my first time writing an editorial piece, which may not seem to be a big deal, but back then, it felt like a big deal. For my first piece, I wanted
Dear Editor, WE applaud the quick action of His Excellency the President of Guyana. We in Friendship have taken responsibility and action by having a community meeting, a vigil and 100+ signatures on a ‘NEVER AGAIN’ petition. We are very sad at the continued accident tragedies on the East Bank road and especially in Friendship.
Dear Editor, THE fact that a deep racial divide exists in Guyana between citizens of Indian descent and those of African ancestry is well known. However, unfortunately, the fact that Indigenous Guyanese have been the victims of racism has been largely ignored or overlooked; and, when indigenous citizens are attacked or otherwise victimised, such behaviour
Hikers to face Saints, Old Fort to battle Bounty GCC in men’s first division hockey semis
-GBTI GCC Tigers finish as top seed in women’s first division competition GOAL difference has decided the placement in the Men’s First Division Hockey semi-finals after defending champions the Pepsi Hikers and the YMCA Old Fort Delta Force drew 3-3 on Friday night in their final preliminary clash of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships.
High school student determined to make her dream a reality By Marissa V. Foster JENNIFER Motiram is a secondary school student with a big ambition of one day becoming one of Guyana’s top make-up artists. She described her childhood as being quite amazing and filled with good memories, having grown up in a very big
Lasting memories gained from working aboard oil rig
An intense, but enlightening experience By Wendella Davidson AT first glance, Dr Ayesha Wilburg does not seem to be someone who is adventurous, much less would ever entertain the idea of working on an oil rig, way out at sea. But this petite and soft-spoken lady,
A true Guyanese relic By Jared Liddell STANDING majestically at the centre of Church Street and North Road is one of the most famous Guyanese architectural wonders — the St George’s Cathedral. The building, which is known as ‘the tallest wooden building in the western hemisphere,’ stands at a towering 143 feet. It is not
ACTING General Manager of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, Donna Todd, believes in leading by example; so much so, that she visited Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice, with a team of employees to market the newspaper and interact with vendors. Todd, who comes from an accounting background and has amassed a wealth of experience in
HSS ushers in Divali with lighting of National Diyas
– Hindus urged to dispel disparity among races Hundreds gathered on Sunday evening as the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Sevika Samiti (Hindus for Selfless Service – HSS) held its 5th annual National Diya Light up at Rahaman’s Park, Georgetown, to usher in the Diwali festival. This year’s lighting up ceremony was held under the […]
Investment in oil and gas sector …says T&T firms with deeper pockets outmuscling Guyanese companies …urges Govt to “learn economics 101” quickly, protect local interests While Guyana draws closer to first oil, concerns continue to be expressed about the large number of foreigners grabbing up local opportunities. This time, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and […]
Under the slogan “early detection saved lives”, dozens of people turned up for the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Georgetown on Sunday. The event was organised by the Cancer Institute of Guyana, under the theme “We walk as one”, as part of its campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer. Participants gathered on the Burnham Hard […]
The New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC) was among the top awardees at the Guyana National Bureau of Standards’ (GNBS) Annual Award Ceremony held on Thursday evening. GPC was the overall winner in the category of continuous improvement in manufacturing. Rupununi Essence, Luke’s Manufacturing, National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO), Assuria Insurance Company, Eureka Medical Laboratories, […]
Local businesses need to be innovative, competitive – GNBS
– improved quality needed in light of Regional, International companies’ presence In light the presence of regional and international companies, innovation and competitiveness are essential for the sustainability of local businesses as Guyana prepares for first oil. This is according to the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) Head of Legal Metrology Department, Shailendra Rai, […]
Ogle airport shuts down to accommodate President’s Berbice flight
…arriving flights asked to ‘circle’ city until Granger’s departure …NA placed under unprecedented lockdown Planes arriving at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD), were reportedly told to “circle” Georgetown on Friday afternoon, to accommodate President David Granger, who was travelling via air from Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). In one […]
…Guyana produces “adequate quantities” – NAREI CEO By Lakhram Bhagirat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr Oudho Homenauth has announced that while there is no ban on the importation of fruits, his organisation has recently restricted the importation of all citrus fruits. This move, he notes, is […]
Agriculture Month 2019 is being held under the theme ‘’Sustainable agriculture for ensuring food safety in a green economy” and as a part of its calendar of activates in celebration of the month, the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute on Friday hosted an open day for students and stakeholders. The various departments of NAREI […]
Transparent process to be followed in selection of PPP’s PM Candidate – Jagdeo
…Brigadier Mark Phillips possesses integrity – former Army Chief General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo has pointed out that the party has not decided on its Prime Ministerial (PM) candidate, adding that former Army Chief of Staff, Mark Phillips, like any other member of the party, can be nominated for that post. […]
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday held a “Night of Reflection” in memory of one its leaders, Cyril Belgrave, who died last week. The auditorium of Freedom House was packed with party members and associates who gathered to reflect on decades of his invaluable contributions to not just the PPP and its struggles for […]