AFC can give life to constitution reform by taking radical action – Ramkarran
President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly on Thursday completely omitted any reference to the governing coalition’s manifesto promise of constitutional reform, and former Speaker of...
PAHO/WHO, health ministry to start work on alcohol control policy
In the coming days, the Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), with input from the Public Health Ministry and stakeholders, will begin developing a policy for the...
Guard fatally shoots youth at Vergenoegen chicken farm - -says deceased attacked him with knife
A security guard is currently in police custody after he fatally shot a young man, who allegedly attacked him with a knife at a Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) poultry farm in the wee hours of...
Construction of health ministry head office delayed nearly a year since contract awarded, Audit Office finds - -contractor advanced $71M
Almost a year after the contract was signed, the construction of the new head office for the Public Health Ministry is at a standstill despite an advance payment of $71.365 million, the 2017 Auditor...
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — It has been more than five years since Caribbean Airlines expressed an interest in launching direct flights from Georgetown, Guyana, to New York, Miami and Toronto and this goal w...
Guyana gave away US$321M in tax exemptions but its foreign debt increased by US$82M in 2017
The Office of the Auditor General made note that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) oversaw tax-exemptions to the tune of $64B in 2017, which is even more than the revenue foregone by the same mean in ...
Animadversions and ululations of a convoluted mind
No organization could ever run a government anywhere in the world for thirty years and not make at least one repugnant or egregious mistake, especially in a charged atmosphere that Guyana was and alwa...
Calypso support and history add to flavour of ICC Women's World T20 2018
The Windies will play at both group stage venues, starting their campaign against Bangladesh at Georgetown, Guyana. They will then shift to St Lucia for the remainder of their games. Cricket holds a s...
Calypso support and history add to flavour of ICC Women’s World T20 2018
The Windies will play at both group stage venues, starting their campaign against Bangladesh at Guyana National Stadium. They will then shift to St Lucia for the remainder of their games. Cricket hold...
In the foreground, were three groups with banners and placards. In a celebration of Guyana’s open democracy, one group was assuring solidarity for the coalition government; the second calling for lega...
THE TT Red Force are hoping to leapfrog the Guyana Jaguars today, with a victory in the final round of Group A in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament. Red Force are second on 25 points ...
Analysts See $-0.05 EPS for Frontera Energy Corporation (FEC)
It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500. Frontera Energy Corporation explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and crude oil primarily in Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, and Beliz...
– after truck transporting fuel turns turtle A TRUCK, GWW 4811, transporting about 44 drums of diesel while driving up a hill turned turtle after developing a mechanical problem killing three persons. The accident occurred on Saturday on the Kumung-Kumung Trail, Puruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). Dead are Clifford Anthony,24, a porter of Itaballi Landing;
PRESIDENT David Granger will officially declare Mahdia a town this Thursday. Ahead of the official declaration, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Communities and the residents of Mahdia, is making preparations for the historic event. Mahdia, situated in the Potaro-Siparuni region, will be the 10th town to be established in
– IAST Director GUYANA can lead the narrative of modern development if it embraces its multiplicity of cultures and manages its resources well, according to Director of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), Dr. Suresh Narine. Addressing a wide audience of government ministers, local and foreign experts and Guyanese at the International Small
(Newsday/CMC/Sunday Express) — THERE will be no let-up yet in the unusual weather conditions which brought chaos and destruction to Trinidad and Tobago over the past few days. The Meteorological Service is warning the country to brace for more rain and flooding until 18:00hrs on Tuesday. While widespread flooding has so far been confined largely to
THE economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba generates hardships and punishes families on the Caribbean island; and on October 31, 2018, the General Assembly of the UN will vote for a new draft resolution on the need to end the blockade. This is according to President of the Guyana-Cuba Solidarity
IT GOES without saying that everyone is opposed to the crushing burden that will follow should the Berbice Bridge Corporation go ahead with its plans to have the toll fees increased by some 400 per cent. News of this increase hit everyone early last week and from what I’ve garnered, one thing that we can
“HEALTH” was often regarded as being largely physical, that is, if one’s body was strong and well and the organs of the body, as for example, the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and intestines were fully functional and without any diseases, then one was regarded as being in the pink of health. Of recent times, however,
Appellate Court refused application to call fresh evidence IN 1960, Seetal, Bharat and Pooran charged with attempted murder, were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment. On trial, no use was made of matters contained in the depositions to impugn the reliability of certain witnesses’ identification of the persons charged with the offence. After conviction, and on
DURING this time of Cancer Awareness I received an e-mail recently, the contents of which saddened me for most of the day. A school mate of mine died in the USA from oral cancer. Now, as surprising as it may sound most of the cancers we humans suffer from, directly or indirectly involves the mouth.
OLD man Liverpool looked at his youngest son and sighed. He had listened patiently as the boy explained why he was going home to Africa. The reasoning was not only faulty it was laughable. Being black and conscious meant different things to different people. To some, it meant that the only thing good was black.
“I’m not impressed with Govt’s readiness” – political analyst
Oil and gas sector As the time draws closer for first oil, which is expected in the first half of 2020, Government has been making plans to prepare for this new sector, which has the potential to transform the economy, improve infrastructure, and advance the social services in the country. However, much has been said […]
Hundreds of residents from the riverine community of Kwakwani, Upper Berbice River, on Saturday benefited from a medical outreached organised by Chinese logging company Rong-An Inc, in collaboration with the 14th Chinese Medical Brigade and the Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council. On hand to attend to the residents were the 14 specialists from the Chinese team, […]
Nine persons are now homeless after a fire destroyed a home at Lot 19 Number 40 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Wednesday. The fire reportedly started in the upper flat of the two-storey building, which was occupied by Sandra Grant and her two grandchildren. The lower flat was occupied by Grant’s daughter and her […]
Alleged Linden Police beating saga The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that charges be laid against a Linden Police Officer and a taxi driver who were recently embroiled in an altercation at the Wisroc- Amelia’s Ward minibus park in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). Police had launched an investigation after […]
Boat captains in Mazaruni River crash that left 10 dead listed for High Court trial
After five years of being wracked by emotional turmoil, relatives and dependents of ten persons who perished when two boats collided in the Mazaruni River on January 22, 2013 will finally get closure at the trial of the captains of those boats, scheduled for the current session of the Demerara Criminal Assizes. Boat captains Devon […]
Catastrophic flooding devastates Trinidad and Tobago
By Eve George Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A very active rainy season in Trinidad and Tobago has left hundreds of residents marooned in their districts and homes, with just as many seeking shelter on higher ground from massive flooding ravaging the countryside. According to a statement from the ministry […]
Puerto Rico issues again highlighted in Florida election
By Caribbean News Now contributor FORT LAUDERDALE, USA — Post-hurricane issues in Puerto Rico have again been highlighted during the senate election campaign in Florida between outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. When Scott led a delegation of utility providers to Puerto Rico last year to help the hurricane-ravaged island, he […]
RSS deployment in St Kitts-Nevis quickly followed by reports of abuse
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Following the recent deployment of Regional Security System (RSS) personnel to reinforce policing in St Kitts and Nevis reports surfaced last week of a severe beating administered by members of the RSS and local police on Wednesday afternoon. A St Kitts resident, identified as Eric ‘Juni’ Thompson, said he was beaten […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana — It has been more than five years since Caribbean Airlines expressed an interest in launching direct flights from Georgetown, Guyana, to New York, Miami and Toronto and this goal was reiterated on Wednesday in Georgetown during a visit by chief executive officer (CEO) of Caribbean […]
St Kitts-Nevis opposition leader slams recent public opinion survey
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leader of the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr Denzil Douglas, has dismissed the recent release of the results of CADRES public opinion survey by regional pollster Peter Wickham as “an exercise in dupery and unprofessionalism.” Wickham’s press release claimed to have surveyed 1,000 persons across the Federation and concluded, […]