Private sector gravely concerned at `underfunding’ by govt of police, prison, fire services
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) today said it expressed grave concern during a meeting with Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan at what it said was the “underfunding” by government of...
Guyana, T&T ink energy MoU - Granger: `There is no sellout’
Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago yesterday inked a long-awaited Memoran-dum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation with the leaders of both countries assuring that there is no need to fear...
After 2020 I will see. My only explanation is that I am a compulsive researcher intent on analyzing and exposing the Guyana situation in its starkness. And I want to remind everyone that 25 years ago, ...
I believe that one of the greatest political moves in the Caribbean, since the Treaty of Chaguaramas which was signed by some great Caribbean leaders on July 4, 1973, was done recently, when President ...
Children’s Court to be launched next month; GY$600 million needed for full child-friendly criminal justice system
Guyana will late next month activate the Children’s Court system in keeping with the recently passed Juvenile Justice Act, officials announced Friday night. Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummin...
“I felt like some watcher of the skies when a new planet swims into his ken.” John Keats, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” It’s that “watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet” stuff, to borrow fr...
(INEWS GUYANA) — Two persons, Corwin Paul, a health worker attached to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital, Charity, who lived at Windsor Castle, Essequibo Coast, and his girlfriend’s child of Akawini, ...
The new driver’s licence has gained international acceptance, but not in Guyana
Following my previous letter regarding what seems to be a conflict between the Bank of Guyana (BOG) Supervision Guidelines and policies of some Commercial Banks on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) verifica...
Guyana’s interest was not adequately represented during MOU negotiations with T&T- Jagdeo – Says it represents another lopsided deal
Yesterday, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, was keen to register his “strong” support and advocacy for Caricom, the single market and economy, and the achievable prospect of great integration among ...
Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed Cricket Ambassador for ICC Women’s World T20
The ICC Women’s World T20 will be played at three venues — Guyana National Stadium, Providence, in Chanderpaul’s home country, Guyana; Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St Lucia; and Sir Vivian ...
Last Sunday T&T played Guyana in an epic game of T20 cricket at the Brian Lara Stadium, lovingly dubbed “curry chicken” versus “chicken curry”. Or as I called it “heart disease” versus “disease heart” ...
GUYANA and China will today sign several agreements during the visit of State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wang Yi. The signing will take place at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Railway Embankment Road, Georgetown, Guyana. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Vice-President and Minister of
Big parties ready for LGE challenge in New Amsterdam
While there were no independent groups, vying to contest the Local Government Elections within the New Amsterdam Municipality, a lone individual, Seymour Garfield Mortimer Solomon, had taken up the challenge, to contest for a seat at the Municipal Council within Constituency 7 (Overwinning /Glasgow) district. Canvassing under the name, ‘Youths for Today,’ the sportsman’s focus
Rum producers launch ‘responsible drinking’ initiative
WEST Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA), this week, announced the launch of an initiative to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages across the Caribbean. In a public statement, issued by the grouping, alcohol abuse was strongly condemned, and a pledge was made to lend support to efforts that address these issues and are
Farmers to own and operate commercial coconut nurseries
– With assistance from NAREI, CARDI & ITC SEVERAL farmers were selected to manage demonstration nurseries for coconuts as the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the International Trade Centre look towards the resuscitating of Guyana’s coconut industry. The farmers, attached to the Stakeholder Platform, are
UG students conduct research at GPHC Nephrology Department
AT the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), in the Nephrology Department which deals with kidney failure patients, the maintenance cost for one hemodialysis patient is almost two times higher than the cost for a patient who undergoes renal transplant. On average, hemodialysis costs the government $2.3 million per year, per patient, while the renal transplant
SASOD Closes ‘Spectrum 14’ with Films on Desire and Experimentation
Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD Guyana) film festival, “Painting the Spectrum 14,” ends next week with two screenings that focus on experimentation. Pushing the limits of cinema, society and sexuality, these films are visually compelling, thought-provoking, and, at times, radically sexual. On Tuesday, September 25, at 18:00 hours, SASOD presents the last feature
Rupununi Music & Arts Festival Director awarded MBE at Buckingham Palace
DIRECTOR of the Rupununi Music & Arts Festival, Dr. Bob Ramdhanie has been awarded ‘the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) for his contribution to the arts in the United Kingdom. Dr. Ramdhanie who received his award, which is granted by the Queen to an individual who has performed ‘outstanding service to the
GUYANA get ready because from September 28, D’Urban Park is going to come alive with some thrilling and stunning performances of the Suarez Brothers Circus, which officially announced earlier this week they are here in Guyana and ready to amaze. Children may be hoping they get to go, but it’s the adults across Guyana who
AFTER submitting at least 10 radio license applications over a 20-year period, Blackman and Sons Inc. is happy that the company has finally secured a license; and is all set for an official launch of 96.1 Voice FM soon. “We’re happy; upset and happy at the same time,” Director Nigel Blackman told the Buzz during
Freedom Life Ministries Worship Extravaganza on next Friday
Popular Princes Street Church, Freedom Life Ministries is promising a life changing experience come next Friday, September 28, if you turn up for the annual Worship Extravanganza Season 6, an occasion to celebrate God. The event will be featuring the performances of famed local gospel artiste Kester D, African band “Peks”, and singer Rashley Joseph.
Guyana, T&T Energy Sector Cooperation MoU …says President Granger dropped the ball again A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) has been dubbed a ‘sell-out’ by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo who said a broader development cooperation agreement was expected. Addressing media operatives at his weekly press […]
LGE 2018 Nomination Day – 21 voluntary groups, 33 individuals contesting separately Candidates for Guyana’s major political parties and other smaller players will between 10:00h and 14:00h today present their lists of candidates to Returning Officers at offices of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the Local Authority Areas (LAAs) in which they are contesting. […]
Regional, Int’l collaboration needed for food security – Granger
…at opening of inaugural GUYTIE President David Granger, in pushing the regional integration agenda, said the Caribbean has the capacity to attain food security but underscored the need for regional and international collaboration in doing so. “The Caribbean taken as a whole, has the land, has the labour and the capital to overcome its most […]
– to appear in court today Following many calls by the public to have Attorney Ryan Crawford answer to the court for verbally abusing a Traffic Officer who stopped him, the Police have instituted five charges which will be read to him today when he makes his appearance at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court. According to […]
A labourer was on Thursday crushed to death by a falling log while trying to clear the filter of a lorry at the RI Forest Products, Sawmill and Lumber Yard located at Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Stephon Braithwaite, also known as “Grinch”, of […]
Granger promises “no takeover, no sellout to Trinidad”
…Rowley reminds Guyana about billions in debt write-offs …as MoU inked on energy sector cooperation As Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation on Wednesday, both President David Granger and Trinidad Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley assured that there is no ‘takeover or sell-out’ of any […]
Auto dealers selling inferior vehicles in Guyana – CCAC
The Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) on Wednesday called out auto dealers countrywide over the selling of inferior vehicles to unsuspecting customers. According to the CCAC, at an event held at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown, this was evident in the high number of complaints which the department received about substandard vehicles being sold locally. […]
…Commission maintains vehicles needed Two years after the Office of the Auditor General (AG) unearthed several financial discrepancies relating to the supply of pliers and high-frequency radios, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is seeking a host of luxury vehicles for officers to carry out their functions. The vehicles under question cost around $18 million each […]
…both confident of victory at November polls By Michael Younge The two major political parties contesting this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE) on Wednesday confirmed that they are ready and beaming with confidence to participate in Friday’s Nomination Day proceedings which will take place at various locations across the country. On Nomination Day here, political […]
GGMC launches investigation into mining pit collapse
Miners’ deaths …Dennison contradicts Trotman’s illegal mining claim Head of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison, said as per routine, an investigation has been launched into Monday’s mining pit collapse that claimed the lives of two miners at Mowasi Backdam, Konawaruk, Potaro, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). “I know that GGMC has a routine […]
US sanctions Trinidad and Tobago nationals as key ISIS financial facilitators
By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday designated two Trinidad and Tobago nationals as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) financiers pursuant to a presidential executive order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of […]
New tropical depression likely to form as it heads towards the Caribbean
By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave in the eastern tropical Atlantic are showing some signs of organization. The environment is forecast to be conducive for slow development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward at 15 to 20 […]
Cayman Islands governor officially removed from post
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury will not be returning to the Cayman Islands but will be re-posted to London, according to an extremely brief statement from the governor’s office on Thursday. Officials said that a short-term successor will now be appointed while the recruitment process for a permanent replacement […]
Consensual sex between male adults no longer illegal in Trinidad and Tobago
by Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In delivering a 14-page decision in Port-of-Spain on Thursday, High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad modified sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act, which had previously criminalised buggery and serious indecency in Trinidad and Tobago, even between consenting adults. Although Rampersad had declared that […]
Trinidad and Tobago foreign ministry hosts security meeting for diplomatic corps
By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Senator Dennis Moses, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of foreign and CARICOM affairs, hosted an interactive meeting on security in conjunction with Stuart Young, minister of national security, minister in the office of the prime minister and minister in the ministry of the attorney general and […]