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 […]
Moon does run till day ketch it. Old people got another saying how every day bucket does go to well; one day de bottom gun drop out. People wukking wid govt does always hustle de treasury. De smart ones know how to try to hide de money dem thief. Some of dem does build guard […]
Jagdeo denies Ramroop’s involvement in Marriott syndicated deal
Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, who oversaw the controversial construction of the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, yesterday denied that his close friend, Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop is involved in the hotel deal. In response to Kaieteur News, Jagdeo questioned how the Coalition Government, after three years in office, has no knowledge of the ‘so called’ investors. […]
GNIC completes fabrication of 40 buoys in record time
Guyana National Industrial Company Incorporated (GNIC) was recently awarded a contract by the Demerara Harbour Bridge for the fabrication of 40 buoys and has finished the construction in record time. The contract for fabrication was signed between the two parties in May and commenced days later. GNIC was obligated under the contract to complete […]
Third Edition of Aliann Pompey Invitational launched – 25 Countries set to compete at Leonora
Grenada’s 400M Olympics and World Championships Gold Medallist 25-year-old Kirani James and USA born Guyanese 2018 Commonwealth Games Triple Jump Gold Medallist Troy Doris will headline a field of 100 athletes representing 25 Countries when the third Edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational gets underway next Saturday at the Leonora Stadium. The 40-year-old Pompey was […]
GCF National Championships 2018… Activade Energy Drink on board as official drink, ITT set for tomorrow
Sueria Manufacturing Inc. of Eccles Industrial Area, East Bank Demerara, under their Activade Sports Drink brand has joined with the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) for its marquee event, the National Championships which pedals off tomorrow with the Individual Time Trials on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. Brand Manager Selwyn Bobb yesterday handed over cases of the […]
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...
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 ...
Peter Berdusco, CEO of Guyana Goldstrike, Inc. Joins Everett Jolly ... - Markets Insider
PHOENIX, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everett Jolly recently interviewed Peter Berdusco of Guyana Goldstrike (OTC Pink:GYNAF) (TSX-V:GYA) (“the company”) about the company’s current projects. Guyana Goldstrike, Inc. is an advanced junior ...
Sears served as Vice Chairman of the Commission for the last two years. He is the President of the Shipping Association of Guyana and the Executive Director of Delmur Company Limited. Deodat Indar was elected Vice-Chairman while Komal Singh and Zulfikar ...
I’m talking about Guyana. Most of our readers probably only know Guyana as the site of the disastrous Jonestown massacre, in which communist cult leader Jim Jones trucked his California flock down to that South American wilderness only to force them to ...
The World T20 will be played in Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua this November, and Healy isn’t sure what to expect from a region that can produce lower, slower wickets than those seen in places like Australia and the United Kingdom. “It will be ...
Windrush generation: The dilemma of whether to accept an honour
However, others believe a Queen's honour can help them to achieve meaningful things. Activist and author Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, who moved to Britain from Guyana with her family when she was four, says that although the word "empire" made her "think ...
…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
MUCH of modern scientific work focuses on the environment in its many facets. For this month’s focus, one of the most important facets was ‘World Oceans Day’. Guyana, from the time of its settlement has always had a close symbiotic relationship with the ocean. The ocean has always been both a friend and an adversary,
Oil revenues should be directed towards improving population health in Guyana
Dear Editor In 2016, Guyana made the transition from a lower middle-income economy to an upper middle-income economy according to the World Bank. With this transition, Guyana has joined a new peer group of upper middle-income countries including Brazil, China, Turkey, and South Africa to benchmark against and compare itself to. Guyana’s performance on several
…one juror was below the age of 18 A 12-MEMBER jury was empanelled before Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Georgetown High Court on Wednesday to hear the re-trial of recaptured 2017 prison escapee Stafrei Alexander for attempting to commit murder on Curtis Thom at Laing Avenue on March 22, 2015. The matter will commence on
From beating on school desks to playing at international shows AKELO Elliott known as ‘DJ Akelo’ or the ‘Teddy Bear DJ’ can describe his success story the very same way Canadian Rapper Drake did: he started from the bottom and now is here! Here, for Akelo is his rising from just a simple Linden school
Sends core message that ‘Promiscuity never ends well’ ANOTHER show of ‘Till ah find a place’ held for the first time ever some 27 years ago, will be on at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) next month, with a strong message about the consequences of promiscuity. H & T Theatre Arts Group will be staging
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. […]
Judiciary undermining constitutional remedy for electoral breaches – Jagdeo
Election petition delay More than three years after the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) filed an election petition in the High Court, the matter is still to be heard. On Wednesday, PPP/C General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said if this matter continues to languish in the court, it would mean that the Judiciary is violating laws. Addressing […]
United States (US) oil giant ExxonMobil on Wednesday announced another oil discovery following drilling at the Longtail-1 exploration well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. This is ExxonMobil’s eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana. The company said in a statement that the well encountered has approximately 256 feet (78 metres) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The […]
A 23-year-old Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) staff died in the wee hours of Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a utility pole. Dead is Shankar Ram of Lot 14 Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) while his colleague, Donetta Ramlakhan, of Enmore, ECD, is currently […]
Local content policy United Kingdom-based local content expert, Dr Michael Warner, has underscored the importance of Guyana’s draft local content policy providing a level playing field for both local and foreign investors so as to avoid any breaches of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Provisions under the WTO TRIMS Agreement bar against measures that discriminate […]
Ganja plant, improvised weapons found during Lusignan Prison raid
Just over one week after alert prison officers foiled a plan to smuggle illicit items into the Lusignan Prison, a routine search on Monday at the East Coast Demerara facility unearthed a quantity of contraband items, including a ganja plant and over 30 improvised weapons. The search, which was carried out by ranks of the […]