Exxon disgraceful treatment of Australian workers causes year-long continuous strike
…company gets US177B in tax breaks but penny pinching its workers – Australian MP By Kiana Wilburg American multinational, ExxonMobil, makes huge profits on its operations in Australia. Yet, the company is “penny-pinching” with the salaries of its workers. Several Australian Parliamentarians have described this state of affairs to be “disgraceful” and “outrageous” while noting […]
Expansion of breakfast school feeding programme halted
– cost overrun tagged at $112M It appears that implementation of Government’s much touted Breakfast School Feeding Programme has run into trouble. According to a leaked report of the Ministry of Education, dated May 31, 2018, a planned expansion of the programme has been halted until September. This was after it was discovered that the […]
Burnt body behind temple…Phone records led cops to killers
Phone records helped detectives from Berbice track down the prime suspects in the murder of Crabwood Creek vendor Saeed ‘Sayo’ Hamid, whose burnt remains were found on Friday behind a temple at D’Edward Village. A senior police official confirmed this yesterday, but said that although the suspects have confessed, they are not telling investigators why […]
Regardless of third term ruling… Jagdeo vows formal return to Govt if PPP wins in 2020 …will remain party’s General Secretary
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo has signaled his intention to formally return to Government should the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) secure victory at the General Elections in 2020. Jagdeo’s announcement was made yesterday in a media statement ahead of Tuesday’s ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the all-important presidential term limits case. Jagdeo […]
Exxon wouldn’t contribute to campaign funding here — Brasington
By Kiana Wilburg With billions of dollars in oil wealth underway, the question of free and fair elections has never been more important. In fact, anticorruption advocates have been calling for immediate changes to the nation’s weak campaign financing laws for the last two years. They believe that the archaic laws leave the door open […]
Missing Crabwood Creek vendor… Suspects lead cops to charred remains behind Temple
By Malisa Playter Harry Exactly two months after Crabwood Creek vendor, Saeed ‘Sayo’ Hamid went missing from his home at lot 41 Crabwood Creek, police in B’ Division have made inroads into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Hamid left his home at Crabwood Creek on April 19, and was not seen since. He had reportedly […]
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has announced that it is set to deliver a judgment Tuesday on the all-important presidential term limits case. According to the Trinidad-headquartered court, this, and a number of other matters engaging the CCJ in the coming week, has constitutional implications. “The CCJ will also give its decision on the […]
Showdown at Public Service Credit Union… Former Managers facing questions over $32M overseas travel
…attempts made to shield accounting documents A probe of the finances of the Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union Limited (GPSCCUL) is just beginning, but officials have already raised questions about $32M in overseas travel by former managers. Accusations of financial mismanagement at the union led to the appointment of an Interim Management Committee (IMC) […]
Baramita airstrip pothole complaints lead to inspection of other runways
Following reports of the poor condition of the Baramita Airstrip, Region One, officials from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, along with the project’s contractor, visited the airstrip to conduct an assessment. According to the ministry, the visit occurred on Tuesday, last, and from it a number of issues were […]
Ex-cop, accomplice jailed after caught on CCTV robbing miner
Former policeman Timothy Waldron and his alleged accomplice Shawn Archibald have been jailed for five and fou r years respectively for carrying out a brazen robbery which was captured on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). Archibald pleaded guilty on May 10, while Waldron was found guilty yesterday. Both had appeared in the Linden Magistrate’s Court. On […]
A Limlair Village, Corentyne farmer murdered his estranged common-law wife on Wednesday evening, when he stabbed her several times about her body and then slit her throat, after which he tried to end...
The West Indies, who upset Australia by eight wickets in the 2016 Women's T20 final in India, will host games in Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua. The men's team — with Gayle playing an important role — was also successful in India, beating England in ...
National awardee Dr Michelle Ming is passionate about eye health, education
Dr Michelle Ming and her husband, businessman Stanley Ming, and their four children The new awardee said all of her foundation schooling was done in Guyana, which included St Rose’s and Queen’s College before she went to England to study optometry.
Crawford, Mangal, Adams, Graham shine at Michael Parris Pepsi U16 Boxing tourney
As part of their preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Schoolboys boxing tournament which is slated to be held in Guyana in August, The Guyana Boxing Association held its annual Michael Parris Pepsi U16 schools boys tournament yesterday at the Andrew ...
As the McEwan case from Guyana comes before the CCJ this week, there’s been much public discussion of the social history of the period that produced the 1893 Guyanese law used in 2009 to arrest and fine the four young working-class transgender women ...
UNICEF promote message on positive discipline in schools
Over the past year, UNICEF has been collaborating with the Ministry of Education to introduce the use of positive discipline in schools across Guyana. UNICEF recently launched a short film to emphasize the impact of positive disciplinary measures.
I read with great interest a media report about Finance Minister Winston Jordan declaring to China that Guyana is open for business. Minister Jordan did a good job promoting Guyana to China while addressing the Ninth International and Infrastructure Forum ...
Some 88% of asylum seekers in French Guiana are said to be Haitians. It is thus reasonable to conclude that there is some human trafficking out of Guyana to that country via Suriname, with France being the ultimate destination. In 2016, however ...
Guyana verifies oil exploration data, as experts stress need for robust system
Guyana has been receiving seismic data and verifying the amount of oil being discovered and the wells that are not commercially viable, the Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commissioner, Newell Dennison said. “We are sufficiently competent to ...
Finance Minister wary of losing revenue if gasoline price is lowered
Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted Jordan as saying that government is considering “creative solutions” to avoid adverse impacts on Guyana’s balance of payments. Among his concerns are the impact that lowering the excise tax ...
At the10th GAELF meeting, India reiterates its commitment to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2020
Kenya and Guyana are the other two countries that have committed to launch IDA. Dr. Dharmashaktu, principal advisor, Public Health, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in his address on the concluding day reiterated India’s resolve to eliminate ...
‘I tell children: Look at where I came from and where I am today!’ – Lonsdale Joseph AT 15 years old, Lonsdale O’Ryan Joseph can still remember what life in a juvenile jail was like. Apart from being among some of the ‘wildest’ young people he knew, Lonsdale was cut off from any association with
– Gov’t mulls options to avoid future negative impacts MINISTER of Finance Winston Jordan has said that Cabinet has discussed the increased fuel prices and is carefully considering options to avoid future negative effects on the country’s balance of payments. “The issue about price increases for the minibuses is also engaging the attention of the
Archibald Webb’s love affair with steel pan music MORE than 66 years after Archibald Samuel Allan Webb started training people to play the steel pan, he is still very much involved in the music. Born on January 1, 1932, 86-year-old Webb told the Pepperpot Magazine that he started training people to play the steel pan
By Abdool A. Aziz EVERY Sunday, the workers sail out in their `balahoo’ to mind-steam in the creek. They anchor and plunge over-board almost naked. Their dangerous mission: to locate and retrieve sunken logs belonging to the local sawmill. On this day, the sawmiller’s nine-year-old son was on board. He stayed ‘top-side’ as the brave
THE transformation of the former Hollywood Cinema in Thomas Street, Kitty from a cinema to a sanctuary, shedding worldly pleasures and winning thousands of souls for the kingdom, is an amazing demonstration of what hard work and faith can achieve. Jesus Deliverance Ministry International (JDMI), founded by the late Apostle Oliver Smith and his wife
…President Granger says Guyana will remain unequal without greater social cohesion PRESIDENT David Granger on Friday warned that Guyana will remain an unequal society without greater social cohesion even as he stressed the importance of the Ethnic Relations Commission in helping to bring about this change. President Granger made the comments on Friday when he
THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next Tuesday hand down its decision on whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. According to the CCJ’s website, the judgment will be delivered at 10:00am at the court’s headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. Tuesday’s judgment will determine whether the Court of Appeal’s decision that an Act passed
… warns budget agencies heads against wasteful spending Heads of Budget Agencies in the public sector were on Thursday charged to remain steadfast in their efforts to strengthen the financial system and institutional structures to prevent waste. They were also encouraged to pursue more green initiatives in budget 2019 proposals. The charge was given by
LEGISLATION concerning the misuse of the airstrips will soon be enacted and breaches will attract a fine as well as ‘jail time’. This is according to Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Field in light of recent reports on the poor condition of the Baramita airstrip. Egbert Field stressed the
Monday declared National Day of Mourning for piracy victims
PRESIDENT David Granger has declared Monday a National Day of Mourning in memory of the victims of the deadly piracy attacks between April 27, 2018 and May 3, 2018 in Suriname. In making the proclamation, President Granger called on all authorities, commissions, boards, ministries, public agencies, corporations and citizens to fly the national flag at
Berbice Zone Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ A capacity crowd that included even New Amsterdam Mayor Winifred Haywood, besides Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste, Berbice Branch Manager Joshua Torrezao, and GT Beer Brand Manager Jeoff Clement, among others, witnessed the opening night of the Berbice Zone Guinness Greatest of the Streets soccer competition, which is […]
The Badminton fraternity served off a grand Open Doubles competition on Friday, June 22, at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue. It acted as a celebration of World Olympic Day 2018. With a typically good turnout, the competition saw the usual dominators vying for prizes and bragging rights. The opening night of the competition saw […]
Everywhere we turn, we are greeted by dress codes. Dress codes are simply rules which people are expected to follow, and may vary based on the place, occasion and reason for attendance. Some events are incredibly formal, for example, that of the Royal Ascot, which has issued a 36-page dress code; with males in the […]
Last week, I discussed the exacerbation of the “Indian Ethnic Security Dilemma” – originally formed by Indian Guyanese’ majority numbers catapulting them into office, but then checkmated by the 90 per cent dominated Armed Forces – with the loss of its majority since 2012. The PNC, as Desmond Hoyte did after 1997, when he brought […]
Champion Para-cyclist Walter Grant-Stuart is still daring to dream of competing at the 2020 Summer Para-Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan; but in order to do so, the next hurdle he must cross is being able to compete in the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, which will be hosted in Emmen, the Netherlands, from […]
McLean calls for reconsideration of Amaila Falls project
… says small hydros, solar power insufficient Former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), (ret’d) Major General Norman McLean, has called for focus to be placed on large-scale hydro projects such as the Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project, noting that small-scale hydro projects will be insufficient to power local industries. Speaking at the Private Sector […]
Rice farmers protest Finance Ministry over high fuel prices
Members of the Rice Producers Association (RPA) on Wednesday protested the Finance Ministry, calling on Government to review its tax policies on fuel with a view to easing the burden on the productive sector. The Association has urged Government to reintroduce a sliding tax rate for rice farmers in light of the high cost of […]
…ex-husband attempts suicide Police are investigating the murder of a 28-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by her ex-husband. Dead is Tovanie Simmons, of Second Street, Limlair Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Reports are the alleged perpetrator, who attempted to commit suicide after stabbing the woman to death, had left his wife and […]
…torches Port Mourant home Police are on the hunt for a man from Babu Jaan, Port Mourant, Corentyne Berbice who on Wednesday evening tried to kill his ex-wife using a knife, a piece of wood, and a broken glass, before allegedly setting fire to a $27 million house, reducing it to rubble. Forty-seven-year-old Owamawattie Alves, […]
Demerara River crossing – says approach ill-conceived, will be burdensome The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is questioning Government’s sudden decision to scrap a previous proposal – largely centred on establishing a new three-lane, open format bridge as a replacement for the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) – in favour of a four-lane, fixed high-level bridge. […]