Some Fly Jamaica passengers still stranded after crash landing
(Jamaica Observer) FLY Jamaica Airways passengers who have been stranded since the crash-landing of one of its carriers in Guyana last Friday were still, up to yesterday, unaware of when they will be...
PPP/C swept Whim/Bloomfield constituencies - -won 87% of votes
Results from the heatedly contested local government elections in Whim, Corentyne – the hometown of APNU+AFC Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo were keenly awaited and results showed the PPP/C securing...
LGE 2018: Despite challenges PPP/C says it won 52 of the 80 Local Authority Areas
We also wish to thank everyone who made this success a reality. In the 10 towns the PPP/C, secured big wins in five of Guyana’s 10 towns: winning all the seats in Anna Regina, Rose Hall (12 of 16 seat...
Sports psychology plays a role in Irish Women’s Cricket team
“Since we got to Guyana I have been reiterating and reinforcing all the mental skills we have developed and have been working hard on over the past few months. “To complement the psychological skills ...
The Next Offshore Boom: Is Senegal The New Guyana?
I know what you think – such a headline is quite reckless given that Guyana has not produced any oil so far and it is not until 2020 that we can actually start talking about a Guyanese oil miracle. St...
Analysts suggest improvements to proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund; Finance Minister says Fund crafted to suit Guyana
The Guyanese government needs to address underlying weaknesses in the country’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund’s design to maximize its effectiveness, according to a report released Wednesday by the U...
Officials to embark on a “Study Tour” of energy sites in Belize
The visiting officials will include Albert Gordon, CEO of Guyana Power and Light; Dr. Devon Gardner, Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the CARICOM Secretariat; and Dr. Gary J...
CCJ rules: Guyana's cross-dressing law unconstitutional
A law in Guyana which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is to be struck from the cou...
29 Police officers graduate from University of Guyana
During the University of Guyana 52nd Convocation and Conferral of Honorary Doctorate Degrees which was held at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday November 10, 2018, a total of twenty-nine ranks ...
Guyana, World Bank hold talks on developing oil and gas sector
Guyanese Prime Minister Moses V. Nagamootoo and Finance Minister Winston Jordan recently held discussions with a high-level, five-member team from the World Bank regarding assistance for the developme...
Former Essequibo headmaster escape unhurt following crash
Luck was on the side of former headmaster of the Johanna Cecila Secondary School Guptie Narine, who escaped unhurt after the car he was driving turned turtle and crashed into a resident’s yard at Zorg on the Essequibo Coast on Wednesday. The accident occurred around 17:00hrs. Narine sustained a few scratches about his body. According
…PPP secures 7 seats, AFC 2 THE A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) retained control of Guyana’s capita, Georgetown, collecting 21 of the 30 seats on the 30-member council. The party achieved this by winning 12 of the 15 constituencies. Its rival, People’s Progressive Party Civic however, improved its showing by grabbing three constituencies and
A Guyanese policeman was shot and injured by members of the notorious Venezuelan gang—Sindicatos near the Guyana/ Venezuela border on Tuesday afternoon. Injured is Police Corporal Quincy Alexander, a resident of Amelia’s Ward, Linden. In a statement, police said a wooden vessel ferrying seven passengers on Tuesday from Eteringbang to Macapa, in the Cuyuni River,
CABINET on Tuesday condemned what it deemed the “reprehensible” alleged acts of theft by firemen who first responded to the Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last Friday. Several firemen have been accused of stealing personal items belonging to crew members and several passengers of the Fly Jamaica airplane which
…run-off to settle tie between AFC, independent candidates DUE to a tie between two candidates at Monday’s Local Government Elections, residents are presently awaiting the date for a run-off to be held in the community in the coming month. The run-off election will allow residents of Kwakwani’s Constituency Four to vote a second time for
A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) has dominated the Municipality of Georgetown after earning 21 seats on the town council. This was revealed by Returning officer for Georgetown, Duarte Hetsberger, at a press conference held Tuesday afternoon at the Critchlow Labour College. Nine of the APNU’s seats came from the Proportional Representation (PR) system while
…preliminary results show towns split between APNU, PPP By Svetlana Marshall and Lisa Hamilton The two major political parties have maintained their hold on their traditional support bases with the government A Partnership for National Unity projected to win five of the 10 municipalities, while the opposition collected the other five with slim wins in
…party denies allegations, GECOM to probe THE People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Monday set up tents in near polling stations around East Berbice Corentyne, ostensibly to help their voters, but the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Alliance For Change (AFC) and United Republican Party (URP) are alleging that voters were intimidated and harassed by
…PM says Guyanese more conscious of needs of communities AMID concerns about voter turnout at Monday’s Local Government Elections, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who is performing duties as President said Guyanese are more conscious of their civic duty and the needs of their communities. He made the remarks shortly after casting his vote at the
Unions accuse UG administration of refusing to engage
A JOINT statement from the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers’ Union (UGWU), said that the administration of the University of Guyana (UG) has brought the University “to the brink of another crisis as it refuses to engage the University Unions on issues of deep importance to workers.”
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) results show that the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has taken Georgetown, with Mayor Patricia Chase Green’s constituency solidly supporting her. But the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has showed improved gains in the city, compared to 2016. At a press conference on Tuesday, Returning Officer for Georgetown Duarte Hetsberger […]
PPP records massive wins countrywide with over 45,000 votes more than APNU, AFC combined
Despite some challenges at some Local Authority Areas (LAAs), People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said on Tuesday his party still managed to prevail during the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE), securing massive wins countrywide with more than 45,000 votes than the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change […]
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is claiming a landslide victory in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) at Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE). Of the 261 seats which were available through the 18 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and three towns in the region – Corriverton, New Amsterdam and Rose Hall – the Alliance For Change (AFC) was […]
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) recorded a huge win at Monday’s poll in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) after picking up 8356 votes as against the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) which won 5960, and the Alliance For Change (AFC), 270. The PPP won five of the 10 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) in that region, while […]
The A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has reportedly managed to win all eight constituencies across Linden, according to preliminary results for this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE). In addition to a clean sweep in Linden, the APNU also won Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Madhia and Bartica. The APNU reportedly copped 13 of the 16 seats […]
PPP takes control of Lethem, Rose Hall, Corriverton municipalities
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be taking control of the Lethem municipality in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) according to the preliminary results released by the Guyana Elections Commission (LGE). The victory is being described as a significant one as the Party sees the Local Government Elections as a trial run for the 2020 […]
By Mohanlall Suelall & Andrew Carmichael Voting in Region Six started off very slow at Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE), but not without hiccups. On the Corentyne at Liverpool in the Hogsty-Landcaster Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), it was reported that the Returning Officer (RO) refused to allow replacement polling agents for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic […]
PPP/C expresses concern about fraud, poor ink quality – Jagdeo
…GECOM admits ink used was “leftovers” from 2016 By Lakhram Bhagirat As Guyana had its second consecutive Local Government Elections (LGE) on Monday, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has raised a number of concerns ranging from possible voter fraud to the quality of ink being used by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). After casting […]
EBD records smooth voting process with few glitches
By Bhisham Mohamed, Davina Ramdass & Rupadai Seenaraine Local Government Elections (LGE) had a slow start on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) as small numbers of residents from the various communities approached the respective polling stations to cast their ballots. In the morning hours, almost every polling station saw a sluggish turnout, but this […]
Fly Jamaica crash-landing …NTSB, Boeing officials arrive to join investigative team The Flight Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice Recorder that were retrieved from the crashed-landed Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 aircraft are expected to be flown to the United States today. This is according to Colonel Egbert Field, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation […]