…Condemns Jagdeo’s destabilisation threats The Alliance for Change (AFC), which forms part of the coalition government, has distanced itself from the process that led to the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). However, it has condemned the threats by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as reckless. […]
US$500M probe at GRDB…Bank admits court orders have to be complied with
-granted time to find missing documents; directors’ contempt charges in limbo The High Court has granted the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) three weeks to search for transaction documents relating to the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), in a case that is being closely watched. The privately-controlled bank was battling the police Special […]
Tragic Berbice accident …Tears as mother, two sons laid to rest
Five days after the tragic Berbice accident that killed five, the mother and two sons were laid to rest yesterday at the Le Repentir Crematorium on Princess Street. The three victims were Sabita Manglani, 43, an Immigration Consultant and her two sons, Emanuel Manglani, 18, and Ethan Ramjeet, five, all of Lot 4 Bel Air, […]
GECOM chair appointment…Business leaders warn of economic instability
Business leaders under the umbrella group, Private Sector Commission (PSC), have warned of economic instability as fallout from the unilateral decision by President David Granger to appoint retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Late Thursday evening, Patterson, 84, was sworn in by President Granger at State House, a move […]
Former GM, Deputy of GRDB slapped with 34 additional charges
As investigations continue into the operations of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) three former high ranking officials of GRDB were slapped with 34 additional fraud related charges, yesterday. They were also released on $1M bail each by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after they made an appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged with failing […]
US$500M probe at GRDB…GBTI Directors, CEO heading to court as contempt charges filed
Investigators have filed contempt charges against the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) in a major case that will test the country’s capacity to handle financial crimes. Yesterday, a number of the bank’s directors were reportedly summoned to the Camp Road headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), where top lawyers, including Nigel […]
– Increases minimum wage to $60,000 Government has made a final offer to the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), announcing plans to increase the new minimum wage to $60,000, which is an increase of $5,555, retroactive from January 2017. Head of the Department of Public Service and Permanent Secretary, Reginald Brotherson, told reporters yesterday that […]
Former GRDB boss, deputy face 30-plus new fraud charges
Two former senior officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) are set to face at least 30 new fraud charges today in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Yesterday, both former General Manager, Jagnarine Singh, and his deputy, Madanlall ‘Ricky’ Ramraj, were at the Camp Road office of the police’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), with […]
Guyana yet to develop oil spill response plan – Harmon admits
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has admitted that Guyana is a far way from being prepared to handle the effects of environmental pollution that can result from oil production. Harmon is also the Minister responsible for the Environment. The Minister spoke to the media about this matter yesterday as he hosted a post-Cabinet press briefing […]
Dem got a remedy fuh all confusion. Successful people have a solution to every problem but failures have a problem for every solution. That is how Guyana going these days. Confusion surrounds Diwali right now. De govt seh one day and a big Hindu organization seh another day. Wednesday had a sprinkle of Diwali. Few […]
Human rights body roasts Granger over GECOM decision
The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) today flayed President David Granger for his unilateral decision on a GECOM Chairman and it also raised questions about the suitability of Justice James Patterson for the post. A statement from the GHRA follows ...
Going over Exxon Mobil Corporation before its Q3 report on October 27. Permian and Guyana operations are worth keeping an eye on. Some things to keep in mind. The oil & gas behemoth Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is getting ready to report its Q3 ...
Guyana Jaguars face C’bean side tomorrow at Providence
Feliz Robertson, Nigel Worrell, Sean Devers, Secretary of GCB Anand Sanasie and TDO Colin Stuart during the launch yesterday at the GCB Boardroom. The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) in collaboration with the Keem Foundation, and Carib Beer Thursday launched ...
Protests and vigils to form part of PPP’s non-cooperation
The People’s Progressive Party intends to carry out peaceful protests and vigils as part of its non-cooperation with the Government of Guyana. The PPP announced on Friday evening that it has been meeting with its regional representatives and is moving ...
T&T Calypso Stickmen will come up against Argentina from 7 pm tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in Georgetown, Guyana for a spot at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Berlin, Germany... QRC’s Bedassie is Cricketer of the Year Batsman Narvin ...
CRFM wants risk insurance for fisheries sector in the Caribbean
CRFM said that at its seventh Ministerial Council meeting in Guyana earlier this month, policy-makers underscored the need for CARICOM member countries to move ahead with adopting risk insurance that would enable the fisheries sector and fishers to bounce ...
Spain Signals Commitment To Post-Hurricane Economic Recovery In CARICOM
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Thursday, October 19 2017 - Spain has responded positively to the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) advocacy for resilient reconstruction of its Member States devastated by recent hurricanes.
Guyana Marking Corporation GM, co-accused freed of fraud charges
Due to lack of evidence, Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on Friday dismissed the case against Former General Manager (GM) of the Guyana Marking Corporation (GMC), Nizam Hassan and the wife of an engineer attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Felicia De ...
Until all Guyana wakes up to its historical reality it is destined to be the victim of its own folly
Past President and Past Prime Minister, Mr Samuel Hinds, who in his letter to the editor: ‘We African-Guyanese must free and empower ourselves’ (Sunday Stabroek, October 8, 2017) demonstrates why he could not have contributed to that process, even as ...
–as community sheds ‘El Paso’ image, looks to future as a town LETHEM was on Friday a hive of activity as hundreds flocked the roadways in anticipation of President David Granger’s official declaration of the community of about 7000 persons, a town. Young and old alike lined the streets of Lethem to welcome the
–to hundreds of children on Career Day tour HUNDREDS of students from across the country were on Thursday left with some serious food for thought after spending the day talking agriculture with some of the country’s leading minds on the subject. The occasion was an organised tour of four of the country’s leading agricultural agencies,
THREE former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members accused of failing to make a proper entry into a register of a company and misappropriation of over $8.5M from the entity were on Friday slapped with 34 fraud related charges. Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jagnarine Singh and deputy general manager,
The Alliance For Change (AFC) is in full support of President David Granger’s decision to appoint Justice James Patterson Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). President Granger appointed Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM late Thursday night hours after informing the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that his third list of nominees for the post
— says willing to lend assistance to new GECOM chair FORMER Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally, said he is willing to lend assistance to his recently appointed successor, retired Judge, Justice James Patterson if the need arises. Though Dr Surujbally said he does not know Justice Patterson personally, he said he is
Retired High Court Judge, Justice James Patterson, 84, was on Thursday evening appointed chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), not the first judge to hold that post. President David Granger made the appointment following a meeting with the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, earlier in the evening when the head-of-state informed the latter
— minimum wage for public servants increased to $60,000 FOURTEEN thousand public servants are in line to benefit from a $3.5B payout for 2017 as the government moves to increase their wages and salaries, while increasing the minimum wage to $60,000. Minister of State Joseph Harmon made the announcement while addressing reporters at the Ministry
— QC student Michael Bhopaul tops the region Guyana copped 11 regional awards at the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) written in May /June. Guyana’s top CSEC performer, Michael Bhopaul, who wrote 25 subjects, won the Best Regional Performer, Best Business Studies, Best Science and Best Technical/Vocational awards.
After escaping from the New Amsterdam Prison on June 11, 2011 and was recaptured by Surinamese authorities in 2016, Rickford La Fleur is finally back in the New Amsterdam Prison. La Fleur, who escaped twice from the prison, was wanted for two counts of murder and possession of narcotics by the Guyana Police Force. He
CHILDREN playing with squibs caused an entire family to be homeless Wednesday night after their Lot 1892, 20th Street, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home was completely destroyed. The one-flat wooden house was occupied by a single mother, her four children and their grandmother. One neighbour said the children were throwing the squibs around and
‘Proof’ Infrastructure Ministry tampering with contracts
…has a track record and I am giving the evidence of it – Jagdeo The Public Infrastructure Ministry under the helm of Minister David Patterson, is accused of deliberately tampering with the procurement process in order to ensure contracts are handed out to favoured contractors. Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday met with members of […]
GRA mulls radical shake-up of tax exemption system
– considering implementing tax credits to create “level playing field” The days of tax exemptions may be winding down, with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) revealing that it is considering radical cut backs on the system and replacing it with tax credits. GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia made this announcement at a business luncheon hosted […]
2017 Mid-year Report …urges review of taxes, incentives for renewable energy initiatives By Jarryl Bryan The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is warning the Government to make addressing current pressing issues a priority to prevent the economy from faltering and not to be sidetracked by preparations for the coming oil and gas sector. Those […]
Missing cocaine from CID Just days after a quantity of narcotics went missing from the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at Eve Leary, Georgetown, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has indicated that investigators are honing in on possible suspects. This announcement was made during the commissioning of a Property Room at the said […]
Clash of beauty, tradition expected at Miss Amerindian Heritage Pageant
The National Cultural Centre is the place to be this Saturday evening as 10 Amerindian beauties take to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Amerindian Heritage 2017. The delegates were officially introduced to the public on Saturday last at the Everest Cricket Club Ground during the Amerindian Heritage Day of Sport. The […]
International experts to gather for Internet Week Guyana in October
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Internet experts from around the world will be in Georgetown in October for Internet Week Guyana, a high-level technology conference focused on national and regional development issues. Hosted by the Guyana ministry of public telecommunications, the meeting is...