“Just imagine. A sovereign state is prevented from altering the Agreement either directly or indirectly by new laws or policies, but an arbitral tribunal can do so! If Chapter 1:01 of the Laws of Guyana sets out the country’s constitution, this Petroleum Agreement, signed AFTER the world’s largest oil find in 2015, constitutes its anti-Constitution.” […]
Auditors find City Hall misappropriates $$$ millions in Govt funding …City Treasurer calls in sick
Auditor General (AG) Deodat Sharma will launch a forensic audit of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council into millions of dollars in funds provided by Central Government since 2015. The AG’s decision came when city treasurer, Ron McCalmont, who is legally the financial reporting officer for the council, was absent from yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee […]
Bar Association warns against appointing candidates to act as Chancellor, CJ
The Guyana Bar Association has issued a statement warning against the consequences of appointing candidates to act in the position of Chancellor and Chief Justice. In a statement to the press last evening, the GBA expressed concerns over the issues surrounding the impending appointments. The GBA underlined that Article 127 (1) of the Constitution of […]
GFC confirms illegal logging in Berbice River -says too early to confirm “BaiShanLin” trucks detained
Authorities are confirming that they are investigating a case of illegal logging but denied that BaiShanLin, as a company, is conducting any forestry activities. During a press conference by the Board of Directors of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) yesterday, officials also said it was too early to confirm that trucks of the Chinese investor […]
Linden town treasurer refuses to sign off illegally on cheques
Treasurer of the Linden Town Council, Audrey Nelson, was yesterday commended for standing up to councillors by refusing to authorize spending of government funds without following the correct legal procedures. During the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting, Nelson declared that the municipality has issues following procedures. By the end of 2016, the council held roughly […]
Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments
The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) last night labelled as reckless a statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) expressing concern that appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief...
Dwight Yorke sued by soca monarch over outstanding $$
(Trinidad Guardian) Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was served legal documents before his Seas the Moment fete in Tobago on Saturday, as current Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal has...
Former President Donald Ramotar yesterday said that the contract he signed with Canadian oil explorer, CGX followed a template for all agreements clinched before petroleum was discovered in 2015 and...
Workers of sugar divestment unit turned away from Enmore estate
The Guyana Sugar Corporation and the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of NICIL are at loggerheads again over control of the estates which last weekend saw GuySuCo security barring SPU contracted engineers...
DJ dead, two hospitalised after West Berbice accident
A 21-year-old disc jockey lost his life during the wee hours of yesterday after the vehicle he was returning home in toppled several times before coming to a halt in a drain at Number 6 Village, West...
Smyth St Nursery, Graham’s Hall Primary among Children’s Mash winners
The Graham’s Hall Primary float, which was made to look like Guyana’s Arapaima. It won 1st place in its category The winners of this year’s Children’s Mashramani Costume and Float Parade competitions were announced yesterday by the Ministry of ...
Company which will run Exxon oil platform seeking range of services
In an advertisement in today’s Stabroek News, Guyana Deep Water Operations Inc (GDO) listed 31 areas for service opportunities. While difficult to quantify, it is another sign of the increased service opportunities for the economy here from ExxonMobil ...
Flossmoor's Calvary Assembly of God to open shuttered church as Chicago Heights campus
Husbands, a fourth-generation pastor who was born in Guyana, South America, and grew up in the United States, said Calvary would serve as the Chicago Heights church's "parent" church, but the Chicago Heights church will operate autonomously, he said.
Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan and India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have jointly risen to the top spot in the ICC rankings for bowlers in ODIs. Rashid, aged 19 years 153 days, became the youngest ever No.1 in men’s rankings history. The pair ...
Eco Oil & Gas announces acquisition of minority interest in Guyana subsidiary
TORONTO — Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licenses in highly prospective regions in South America and Africa, on Tuesday announced that Eco (Guyana) Oil and Gas (Barbados) Ltd. (Eco Barbados), a wholly owned ...
There will also be the Presidents of the Football Associations of Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Turks and Caicos Islands, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, San Marino, Sweden and host ...
Guyana Goldstrike announced a strategic investment in the company by a subsidiary of Shanghai and Hong Kong-listed Zijin Mining Group. The Cdn$3.2mn ... BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating ...
“You can't even say 'PSST' to anyone anymore” — Men lash out at #metoo movement
Regionally, countries such as Belize, Bahamas and Guyana have legitimised legislation against sexual harassment. Jamaica, on the other hand, has had a draft Sexual Harassment Bill before the Parliament since 2015. But in essence, on a broad scale ...
The biggest thing that independent E&P Hess has going for it is probably its joint venture with the venerable ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in some exploration blocks off the coast of Guyana. Hess owns a 30% stake in this very promising find. But even with Exxon ...
Zijin Funds Strategically Invest $3.2M in Guyana Goldstrike Inc.
Guyana Goldstrike Inc. (TSXV: GYA, OTC: GYNAF, FSE: 1ZT) is pleased to announce that Gold Mountains Asset Management Limited (“GMA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group (“Zijin”), has agreed to make a strategic investment in the Company.
STAYING true to local culture, the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, launched its Mash band on Monday at the E. R. Burrowes School of Arts, boasting 300 plus costumes and revellers. The ministry’s mash band takes on the look and feel of ‘everything Guyanese’ by utilising only the colours of
…Auditor General says financial info hard to get from the municipality AUDITOR General (AG), Deodat Sharma has announced that his office will soon conduct a forensic audit of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown since the management of the municipality has failed to provide important financial information to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
CHINESE company, BaiShanLin, owes the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in excess of $80M and the commission aims to recover the outstanding debt in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). This is according to Chairperson of the GFC’s Board of Directors, Jocelyn Dow, at a press briefing on Monday, at the GFC multiplex building, Kingston
TWO years after the announcement by the government to implement a regional commander system to foster effective management of the country’s geographical location, the proposal has been approved. On the sidelines of the opening of the Police Officers’ Conference on Thursday, Minister of Public security, Khemraj Ramjattan told the Guyana Chronicle that the National Security
State Minister says GBA statement reckless and treading a dangerous path
-President has never and will never act outside of the Constitution Georgetown, Guyana – (February 19, 2018) The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) questions the motives of the statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), which was reported in various sections of the press today. Referencing the substantive appointments of the Chancellor of the Judiciary
– Vanilla, Diana Chapman and “Lil Colwyn” wrap up top four HE came, he saw, he conquered! Linden’s Brandon Harding, a pre-competition favourite, lived up to his own expectations and easily walked away with the Carib Soca Monarch title and the $1.5M first-place prize when the winner was announced in the wee-hours of Sunday morning.
– agreement was signed by former President Donald Ramotar THE government’s hands are tied to terms of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for CGX Resources Inc, signed by then President and Minister with Responsibility for Petroleum Donald Ramotar, on behalf of the Government of Guyana. The Ministry of Natural Resources made the agreement public on
THE Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Sunday formally opened an office at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), in its bid to improve services provided to residents of Region Two and Three. For the first time, persons who live on the island of Leguan and even those who reside at Ruby, EBE, would no longer have
– but reaffirms decision to review Cummingsburg Accord THE National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Alliance For Change (AFC) has taken a decision to contest the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) with its coalition partner, the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), but reinforced its decision to have the Cummingsburg Accord reviewed and strengthened. In
A GUYANA Defence Force (GDF) corporal and another suspect were taken into custody following an investigation into alleged robbery under arms, committed on a 43-year-old chief prison officer on Saturday. Reports indicate that the robbery occurred on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) by four males, one of whom was armed with a
Audit Office to seek criminal charges over non-cooperation at City Hall
2nd forensic audit …as PAC hauls M&CC over coals for lack of records On a day when the Treasurer of the Georgetown municipality was absent owing to a “doctor’s visit” and the accounting officer who was present had no answers, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hauled the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) over the proverbial […]
Lindo Creek massacre CoI The lack of willingness on the part of witnesses to come forward is being blamed for the delay to commence the public hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre. The initial public hearing was postponed last Thursday when Commissioner, Justice (ret’d) Donald Trotman reported that there were […]
Cummingsburg accord By Samuel Sukhnandan The Alliance For Change (AFC) stands to lose more than they would gain if they are to revise the Cummingsburg Accord that was struck between itself and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive, Dr David Hinds has opined. Dr Hinds, whose party is also […]
…escapes with cash, jewellery A gang of five men, all armed with guns, invaded an Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home. Reports are the men at about 11:35h on Sunday, invaded the Lot 767 Timmers Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home which also houses a business in the lower flat. The home/business is owned by 44-year-old […]
…but does not know where land is situated A conundrum arose before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when it was revealed that in 2016, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) shelled out $1 billion for land but does not know where it is located. CH&PA’s acting Finance Director, Reaze Abrahim, was placed […]
Enmore, Skeldon Estates still up for privatization – SPU
…not all workers will be rehired, Rose Hall still in the cold …more decisions to be made within next eight months While Government is prepared to reopen two estates on a limited basis, that would not happen until the estates are privatised; at which point, the future of the rehired workers would be decided by […]
…but family says he was murdered By Kizzy Coleman Cross-dresser Donneikel Campbell, called “Mogo”, of an unknown address in Georgetown, allegedly met his demise at about 03:45h on Sunday after he reportedly jumped into the path of a vehicle at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD). According to reports, the 28-year-old Campbell was a pedestrian when […]
Twenty-one-year-old Rafike Mohammed of Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice was killed, and two other persons sustained injuries after the vehicle in which they were travelling reportedly became uncontrollable and ended up in a canal at Number 6 Village, West Coast Berbice. This accident reportedly occurred at some time around 01:45h on Sunday, when three […]
Govt allowing contractors to lead project – Jagdeo
New Demerara river crossing …reiterates non-support for medium level open bridge The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has criticised Government for the approach it has taken in regard to implementation of the New Demerara River Crossing project, wherein it is allowing the contractors to take the lead in helping to design the new bridge. General […]
Prison Officer reportedly attacked, robbed by Police Corporal
A Chief Prison Officer of High Park, Timehri, East Bank Demerara was, at about 01:00hr on Saturday, reportedly pounced upon by a group of men that included a Police Corporal, and robbed of $40,000 cash. According to reports, the 43-year-old victim was standing on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara when he suddenly found […]