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Kaburi Village receives money from UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme

Kaburi Village receives money from UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme

The Kaburi Village Council Wednesday signed a Grant Agreement for G$3.4M with the United Nations Development Programme/ Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GE)F Small Grants Programme for the implementation of a project...

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Top CFATF officials coming to hopefully end stalemate over money laundering law

Top CFATF officials coming to hopefully end stalemate over money laundering law

Top officials of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) are due in Guyana at the weekend to hopefully break the deadlock between government and opposition over amendments to the...

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Rohee dismisses GT&T's claims over 911

24 April, 2014

Rohee dismisses GT&T's claims over 911

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee on Thursday stuck to his guns, saying that the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) was not telling the whole truth about the poor functioning of the 911 emergency system.“The police always c...

Female bartender shot dead

24 April, 2014

Female bartender shot dead

A woman was shot dead late Wednesday night at the Country Club bar, Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara following a brief argument with a man, sources said. She has been identified as 42-year old Saleana. She lived in a small dwelling at th...

Caribbean private sector complains about EU trade barriers under EPA

23 April, 2014

Caribbean private sector complains about EU trade barriers u…

Prospective exporters trying to take advantage of European Union (EU) markets through the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean are facing prolonged bureaucratic stumbling blocks, officials of the Caribbean Association of ...

Early elections appear off the table in wake of budget reduction-

23 April, 2014

Early elections appear off the table in wake of budget reduc…

Government has so far ruled out calling early national elections due to a more than GUY$37 billion reduction in the 2012 National Budget by the combined opposition. “Elections are not at the top of the list where the solutions and the arriv...

Jamaicans arraigned for alleged marijuana trafficking

23 April, 2014

Jamaicans arraigned for alleged marijuana trafficking

Two Jamaicans- one a vendor, the other a hairdresser- were Wednesday arraigned for alleged marijuana trafficking into Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry were Benj...

Couple robbed in Berbice; Bartica teenager shot

23 April, 2014

Couple robbed in Berbice; Bartica teenager shot

Bandits left an improvised shotgun behind after robbing a couple of GUY$1.7 million at their home at Yakusari, North Black Bush Polder, police said. The incident occurred about 7 O’clock Tuesday night when two men entered an open door and h...

Remigrant Berbice businessman charged with squatter's murder

23 April, 2014

Remigrant Berbice businessman charged with squatter's murder

New Amsterdam businessman, Charles Henry Bristol was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of a man who had been squatting on his land for some time now. Bristol, who lived in the United States (US) for several years, was charged with th...

GT&T blames police for poor 911 response

23 April, 2014

GT&T blames police for poor 911 response

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has rebuffed claims that it is responsible for a poor 911 emergency response and has instead blamed the police for the unsatisfactory quality of service. The phone company expressed “gra...

Teaching disabled children in regular schools requires more preparation

23 April, 2014

Teaching disabled children in regular schools requires more …

Top Guyanese educators on Tuesday called on authorities to pump resources into equipping teachers to deliver education to disabled children in regular schools and help parents play more meaningful roles. Former Chief Education Officer, Edve...

Govt gets low marks for delivering teachers' benefits

22 April, 2014

Govt gets low marks for delivering teachers' benefits

Outgoing President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe Tuesday night accused government of dragging its feet in the implementation of several aspects of a multi-year salary and benefits agreement.Delivering his Presidential Addr...

Vandals leave thousands without phone service

22 April, 2014

Vandals leave thousands without phone service

Vandals struck the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) cables in Sophia during the Easter weekend leaving thousands of persons in a  section of eastern Georgetown without phone service, the telecommunications company said on Tues...

Brazil conducting assessment of GDF Coast Guard's flagship patrol vessel

22 April, 2014

Brazil conducting assessment of GDF Coast Guard's flagship p…

The Brazilian Navy has deployed two vessels and crew to help train members of the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard and assess the state of the local flagship vessel, GDFS Essequibo, a senior Coast Guard official said on Tuesday. Members of ...

GECOM's Deputy Chief Elections Officer quits

22 April, 2014

GECOM's Deputy Chief Elections Officer quits

The Deputy Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Calvin Benn has decided to step down from the post he has held for the past 13 years, usually reliable sources confirmed on Tuesday. Benn,58, is currently on thr...

Man arrested for allegedly hacking brother to death

22 April, 2014

Man arrested for allegedly hacking brother to death

A man has been arrested in connection with the chopping death of his brother at Kaneville East Bank Demerara. Investigators said the body of  40-year old Jairam "Nasho" Teekaram was found in the yard  of his home about 6:30 Tuesda...

Woman allegedly stabs husband to death

22 April, 2014

Woman allegedly stabs husband to death

Police were Tuesday afternoon searching for a woman who allegedly stabbed her common-law husband to death at Baramita, North West District.The victim has been identified as 32-year old Junior Brandt. The incident occurred about 7:30 Tuesday...

Guyana resumes rice, paddy shipments to Venezuela

21 April, 2014

Guyana resumes rice, paddy shipments to Venezuela

Guyana on Monday resumed shipping rice and paddy to the lucrative Venezuelan market. The first shipment of about 6,000 tonnes of paddy due for Venezuela, began loading today at the Muneshwers’ Wharf, Georgetown.Agriculture Minister Dr. Les...

Easter fires continue; two seriously hurt in accidents

21 April, 2014

Easter fires continue; two seriously hurt in accidents

At least two fires and two serious accidents marred Easter Monday, leaving at least two persons seriously injured and several homeless, sources and eyewitnesses said.Doctors at Suddie Hospital were up to late in the night battling to save t...

DJ Casual's recovering; gunman on the lam

21 April, 2014

DJ Casual's recovering; gunman on the lam

Even as popular radio Disc Jockey, Curtis “Casual” Armstrong was recovering from emergency surgery, police were up to late Monday yet to arrest anyone in connection with the shooting.Police sources said they were yet identify and arrest the...

Alleged Jamaican marijuana importers caught at Cheddi Jagan airport

21 April, 2014

Alleged Jamaican marijuana importers caught at Cheddi Jagan …

Two Jamaicans who allegedly attempted to import almost 30 kilogrammes of  marijuana to Guyana by air were Monday arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), police said. “The man and woman have been arrested and are in p...

DJ Casual shot at Providence Stadium

21 April, 2014

DJ Casual shot at Providence Stadium

Well-known radio disc jockey, Curtis “Casual” Armstrong was early Monday morning shot and injured at the Providence Cricket Stadium, sources confirmed.The incident occurred shortly before 4 AM. Sources said the 34-year old man sustaine...

Man kills wife, commits suicide in presence of children

21 April, 2014

Man kills wife, commits suicide in presence of children

A man at Port Kaituma early Easter Monday morning shot and killed his common-law wife in the presence of their children before turning the gun on himself.The victims have been identified as 62-year old Victor Perez and 39-year old Pamela Ma...

Easter Sunday fire stems from domestic dispute

20 April, 2014

Easter Sunday fire stems from domestic dispute

It is turning out to be a fiery Easter, with two houses having been destroyed on Easter Sunday. In the first one, a visually impaired man was rescued from his burning house at 12th Street, Dazell Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara. Th...

Nabaclis fire leaves pregnant woman, kids homeless

19 April, 2014

Nabaclis fire leaves pregnant woman, kids homeless

A pregnant mother and her four children were rendered homeless Holy Saturday afternoon when fire destroyed a one flat building at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara.The head of the household has been identified as Tonza Woolford. She has been em...

GTUC to participate in Rodney Commission of Inquiry

19 April, 2014

GTUC to participate in Rodney Commission of Inquiry

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) will be participating in the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney because that organisation is interested in bringing closure to the more than 30-year old inc...

Royston King accused of unauthorised signing of M$$ rate waiver

19 April, 2014

Royston King accused of unauthorised signing of M$$ rate wai…

Royston King, who acted as Town Clerk of the Georgetown Municipality, is being accused of signing a waiver for GUY$36 million in interest without authority and on a date preceding his short-lived appointment.But a source close to King has d...

Grenada police charge Guyanese journalist with fraud

18 April, 2014

Grenada police charge Guyanese journalist with fraud

(JAMAICA OBSERVER).-ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada police have formally charged a Guyanese-born journalist with two counts of stealing, forgery and uttering a forge document.Police said that Rawle Nelson, who in July 2013,  began...

Good Friday home invasion leaves one injured

18 April, 2014

Good Friday home invasion leaves one injured

A resident of Craig Village, East Bank Demerara was early Good Friday morning shot by one of three armed intruders at his home, police said.Amarnauth Ramdeen, 19, has been hospitalized for a gunshot injury to his right elbow.Guyana Police F...

Police, army chiefs to first testify at Rodney Commission of Inquiry

18 April, 2014

Police, army chiefs to first testify at Rodney Commission of…

Heads of the police and defence forces are expected to be among the first group of persons to testify before the Commission of Inquiry into the death of world-renowned historian and Guyanese political activist, Dr. Walter Rodney.An official...

Several charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

17 April, 2014

Several charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

Five men were Thursday morning charged with the murder of kidnapped businessman, Rajendra Singh. They were remanded to prison until May 21, 2014. Charged with the capital offence are Adony  James, 31 years, of Roxanne Burnham Gardens, ...

Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

17 April, 2014

Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday announced that he is suffering from gastro-intestinal cancer and that it has spread to his lungs.He made the announcement at a news briefing on his third day back at his d...

'Common Entrance' students hurt in accident

17 April, 2014

'Common Entrance' students hurt in accident

Three children on their way to sit the National Grade Six Assessment Examination were Thursday morning seriously hurt in an accident on the East Bank Essequibo Public Road. The name of their school was not immediately known. Eyewitnesses sa...

Govt signals spending of $$ disapproved by Opposition

17 April, 2014

Govt signals spending of $$ disapproved by Opposition

In the wake of the opposition’s more than GUY$37 billion disapproval from the National Budget, government on Wednesday signalled that it would be finding ways of spending the money.“There are ways and means to which we can find mechanisms t...

NAREI harvests English potatoes

17 April, 2014

NAREI harvests English potatoes

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that NAREI in keeping with its plan to diversify the sector as part of its work programme embarked on the planting of a number of non-traditional produce to which demonstration plots were...

Man accused of hitting menstruating woman on vagina

17 April, 2014

Man accused of hitting menstruating woman on vagina

A man has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend by hitting her vagina with a piece of iron because she refused to have sexual intercourse with him. Thirty-five year old Shawn Peters pf 183 Callendar Street, Albouystown was charged wi...

Several injured in Kwakwani accident

17 April, 2014

Several injured in Kwakwani accident

Several persons were seriously injured Wednesday evening in a road accident in Kwakwani, Citizen Reporters said.They reported from the bauxite community that a speeding car slammed into a teenage mother who was cycling at the Waterfront Roa...

New Amsterdam businessman allegedly shoots squatter

17 April, 2014

New Amsterdam businessman allegedly shoots squatter

A well-known New Amsterdam businessman Wednesday night allegedly shot a man he said was squatting on his land, residents said. The incident occurred at Vryheid , New Amsterdam.The man, who owns a night spot and mall, was taken away from th...

Customs Officer arraigned for cocaine-in-mail

16 April, 2014

Customs Officer arraigned for cocaine-in-mail

A Customs Officer was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Clive David of 22 Princess Street, Lodge, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge for the offence he allegedly commi...

Bogus teacher bailed for threatening to kill brother

15 April, 2014

Bogus teacher bailed for threatening to kill brother

A man, who falsely claimed that he was a teacher at a city school, was Tuesday granted GUY$20,000 for allegedly threatening to kill his brother. Brian Matheson,38, of Princess Street, Wortmanville, pleaded not guilty to using threatening la...

Father of three pleads guilty to burglary; begs for light penalty

15 April, 2014

Father of three pleads guilty to burglary; begs for light pe…

A father of three, who is expecting a fourth child, has pleaded guilty to break and enter and larceny, but would be sentenced early next month after a probation report is filed. Twenty-four year old Seon Blair appealed to Chief Magistrate, ...

Supreme Court now financially insulated from the Executive

15 April, 2014

Supreme Court now financially insulated from the Executive

The Guyana government  on Tuesday agreed to "insulate” the judiciary from financial control of the executive by setting aside a lump sum money for it to spend as it sees fit in keeping with rules of accountability. Finance Minister, Dr...

Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

15 April, 2014

Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

The Commission of Inquiry into the death of world renowned historian and Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney will cost GUY$112 million, the National Assembly was told on Tuesday. Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill made the disclosu...

Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not approved

15 April, 2014

Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not …

The combined opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday voted not to approve subsidies and contributions to the National Communications Network (NCN) , Government Information Agency (GINA), Presidential Guard and other agencies that fal...

US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

15 April, 2014

US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

RAMADA Georgetown Princess will be the new name to be carried by the Princes Hotel and Casino at Providence, East Bank of Demerara. The rebranded name has already taken effect and arose following an agreement between the Providence entity a...

Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilitated

14 April, 2014

Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilita…

The estimates of expenditure for Region 10, totalling $2.25B were approved Monday evening in the National Assembly. Of this sum, $148.1M is budgeted for regional administration and finance, $280.7M for public works, $1.48B for education and...

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