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Rules coming for mobile money system- Fin. Min. at launch of mobile merchant service

Rules coming for mobile money system- Fin. Min. at launch of mobile merchant service

Transferring money and selling products and services via mobile phones will soon be included in laws governing financial institutions to protect providers and users, Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh announced...

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Alleged PNCR Headquarters shooter charged with threatening behaviour

Alleged PNCR Headquarters shooter charged with threatening behaviour

The man , who allegedly fired a gunshot at the headquarters of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) earlier this week, was Thursday charged with threatening behavior where a breach...

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Youths convicted for arms, ammo possession

30 July, 2014

Youths convicted for arms, ammo possession

Two  young men were Wednesday convicted for being in possession of arms and ammunition and they were fined and jailed. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fined Kevin George,18, of 99 Haley Street, Wortmanville and Dapper Johnson...

GDF issued weapons to R.Corbin, now defunct ministry

30 July, 2014

GDF issued weapons to R.Corbin, now defunct ministry

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun disclosing information that several of its weapons had been issued to persons and external organizations. Testifying before the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Head of the GDF’s Intelligence Sec...

Suspected shooter at Congress Place arrested at airport

30 July, 2014

Suspected shooter at Congress Place arrested at airport

Two days after he allegedly fired a single shot at the People's National Congress Reform's 18th Biennial Congress, Mr. Linden Primo was arrested while attempting to leave Guyana. He was booked to leave on a flight to the United States. A ...

GDF has no record of flight linked to moving Walter Rodney's suspected murderer

30 July, 2014

GDF has no record of flight linked to moving Walter Rodney's…

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF)  Air Corps on Wednesday said it has no records of flights from June 13 to June 17, 1980- around the same time that a soldier fingered in the bomb-blast death of Guyanese politician and historian, Dr. Walt...

East Coast Demerara businessman shot, robbed

30 July, 2014

East Coast Demerara businessman shot, robbed

An East Coast Demerara businessman was shot and robbed by heavily armed bandits who invaded his business premises Tuesday night. N. Ramkissoon was shot to his left thigh and taken to a private city hospital for medical attention. The men ca...

Plaisance woman shot during attempted robbery

29 July, 2014

Plaisance woman shot during attempted robbery

A woman, said to be her 30s, was Tuesday night shot and seriously injured on the Plaisance Railway Embankment road.‎She has been identified as Bernette Campbell of 60 West Road, Plaisance.Initial reports are that the woman was shot several ...

The revolution in finance for agriculture

29 July, 2014

The revolution in finance for agriculture

by Adelle Z. Roopchand July 2014 – Nairobi….The access to finance is and has been a debilitating factor in the progress of agricultural development across the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions.  Farmers from the regions hav...

Rodney Inquiry: Weapons-transfer document probably bogus- GDF

29 July, 2014

Rodney Inquiry: Weapons-transfer document probably bogus- GD…

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Tuesday appeared to suggest that a purported form showing the transfer of weapons to the People’s National Congress (PNC) is a bogus document. Testifying before a Commission that is inquiring into the bomb-...

GDF can't find William "Gregory" Smith's personnel file

29 July, 2014

GDF can't find William "Gregory" Smith's personnel…

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Sergeant fingered in the death of Guyanese politician and historian, Dr. Walter Rodney is dead but his status in the army remains a mystery because his personnel file cannot be found, according to testimony prov...

Bodies of two of five missing fishermen surface

28 July, 2014

Bodies of two of five missing fishermen surface

The bodies of two fishermen, who were victims of an alleged piracy attack earlier this month, have so far been found at different locations of the Corentyne foreshore.They are those of 22-year old Naresh Persaud of Number 72 Village, Corent...

Woman died of stab wounds- autopsy

28 July, 2014

Woman died of stab wounds- autopsy

The woman, whose decomposed remains were found last week in a clump of bushes, died of stab wounds, according to an autopsy conducted Monday. The autopsy was conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh. “He gave the cause of death...

Region 10 PNCR extends fence-mending olive branch

28 July, 2014

Region 10 PNCR extends fence-mending olive branch

The Region 10 branch of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Monday pledged to mend fences after the most chaotic Congress ended with question marks about the integrity of the internal electoral process. “Congress is over, and we...

Police probing gunshot at PNCR's headquarters

28 July, 2014

Police probing gunshot at PNCR's headquarters

Police on Monday began initial investigations into a shooting incident at the headquarters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) one day earlier. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James s...

Investigators studying AFC's complaint against Finance Minister

28 July, 2014

Investigators studying AFC's complaint against Finance Minis…

Police have been studying a complaint lodged by the Alliance For Change (AFC) against Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh for spending monies from the Consolidated Fund on programmes and projects that have been already voted down by the oppos...

No rigging, no padding at PNCR elections- Granger

27 July, 2014

No rigging, no padding at PNCR elections- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger Sunday evening denied that the elections machinery facilitated rigging and padding of the delegates list to sweep him back at the helm of the party.  “These things a...

Gunshot at PNCR's Congress being investigated

27 July, 2014

Gunshot at PNCR's Congress being investigated

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger said Sunday evening that it was a member of the Returning Officer’s security team that discharged a loaded firearm during the party’s 18th biennial congress.“The person w...

Aubrey Norton hints at leaving PNCR

27 July, 2014

Aubrey Norton hints at leaving PNCR

Disaffected People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Aubrey Norton on Sunday hinted that he could soon be cutting ties with that party, moments after he bowed out of the leadership race due to a flawed system.“I have always been PNC...

Gunshot fired at PNCR Congress ; Norton, Solomon pull out over flawed system; Granger, Williams back at helm

27 July, 2014

Gunshot fired at PNCR Congress ; Norton, Solomon pull out ov…

About two hours after a gunshot was fired during a commotion at the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) around voting time at its 18th Biennial Congress, Aubrey Norton pulled out of the race for party leader because of alleged irregular...

Motion to amend PNCR's constitution for one member- one vote pushed back

26 July, 2014

Motion to amend PNCR's constitution for one member- one vote…

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Saturday stalled a constitutional amendment that could see a system of one-member one-vote for the election of top party leaders, a well-placed source said. The proposed amendment to scrap the...

Fire strikes Beharry's chowmein factory

26 July, 2014

Fire strikes Beharry's chowmein factory

Fire of unknown origin Saturday afternoon destroyed equipment at Beharry’s chowmein and curry factory at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, according to well-placed sources. The blaze began around 4 PM and quickly destroyed two chowmei...

President Ramotar says Jagdeo hasn't lobbied him for contracts, investments

26 July, 2014

President Ramotar says Jagdeo hasn't lobbied him for contrac…

President Donald Ramotar on Saturday bluntly debunked suggestions that Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo has been lobbying for investors to receive favourable treatment. “Jagdeo has not spoken with me about any contract. I can say that with ...

Controversy mars PNCR's Congress opening; Granger touts "One Nation" model

25 July, 2014

Controversy mars PNCR's Congress opening; Granger touts …

Even as People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Leader, David Granger sought to push a “One Nation” model as the solution to a number of national problems, the opening of his party’s congress was Friday afternoon marred by defiance and the...

Govt tones down gold hoarding accusations; opens up new mining lands

25 July, 2014

Govt tones down gold hoarding accusations; opens up new mini…

The Guyana government on Friday stopped short of saying that it has backed down from its accusation that gold hoarding by miners was responsible for a slump in declarations. Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud at one point questio...

Decomposed body possibly missing teacher's ; DNA test to be conducted

25 July, 2014

Decomposed body possibly missing teacher's ; DNA test to be …

The decomposed remains of a woman’s body found in a clump of bushes at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara might be those of a missing school teacher, according to investigators. The sources said a DNA test would have to be done to confirm whet...

Man jailed for carnal knowledge of eight year old girl

25 July, 2014

Man jailed for carnal knowledge of eight year old girl

A man, who had carnal knowledge of a girl when she was eight years old, was Thursday sentenced to 25 years jail at the Berbice High Court. Justice Narendra Singh handed down the sentence to Talbert Mc Pherson of Hopetown Village, West Coast...

Govt to challenge Speaker's ruling that Finance Minister must face Privileges Committee on spending

24 July, 2014

Govt to challenge Speaker's ruling that Finance Minister mus…

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Thursday signaled that government would move to the court to challenge House Speaker, Raphael Trotman’s decision to send Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh to the House’s Privileges Committee for spending m...

Decomposed body of woman found on deserted street

24 July, 2014

Decomposed body of woman found on deserted street

The decomposed body of a female was Thursday evening found in a clump bushes at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, police sources confirmed. Police were processing the crime scene which is on a deserted road aback the Caribbean Community Secr...

Several persons deemed ineligible for PNCR Congress

24 July, 2014

Several persons deemed ineligible for PNCR Congress

As the countdown continues to the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) biennial congress, the names of several persons have been scratched off because they have not met the one-year membership criteria, party General Secretary Oscar C...

City businessman's mother-in-law among five jailed for armed robbery

24 July, 2014

City businessman's mother-in-law among five jailed for armed…

Five persons were Thursday handed lengthy jail terms for robberies committed at the Bel Air Gardens home of city businessman, Malcolm Panday, three years ago. The five- including Panday’s mother-in-law Chadradha Rampersaud- were sentenced t...

Guyanese to learn animation to address youth crime, protect culture

24 July, 2014

Guyanese to learn animation to address youth crime, protect …

A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the regional headquarters said in a statement. The project, which i...

Latin American/Caribbean children in public schools miss one day of instruction each week

24 July, 2014

Latin American/Caribbean children in public schools miss one…

LIMA, July 24, 2014—Every week, public school students in Latin America and the Caribbean are deprived of the equivalent of one full day of class, according to a new World Bank report. The source: the low teacher effectiveness. Based on un...

Woman charged with murder in dismemberment of missing Brooklyn-based Guyanese mom

24 July, 2014

Woman charged with murder in dismemberment of missing Brookl…

(WNBC-TV – NBCNewYork.com).-A 42-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in the killing of a missing mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month, police say.Leah Cuevas is ch...

Rupununi gets seed financing for agri, tourism businesses

23 July, 2014

Rupununi gets seed financing for agri, tourism businesses

Residents in Rupununi, southern Guyana can now tap into a GUY$60 million Investment Fund to fund a range of small and medium scale agriculture and tourism enterprised, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.Funding is being provi...

APNU's Sharma Solomon favours no-confidence vote; PPP wants Granger kicked out

23 July, 2014

APNU's Sharma Solomon favours no-confidence vote; PPP wants …

Amid assertions by the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) push for a no-confidence motion against the government is aimed at influencing this weekend’s congress of the People’s National Congress ...

Businessman's mother-in-law, four others convicted for GUY$7.4 M robbery

23 July, 2014

Businessman's mother-in-law, four others convicted for GUY$7…

The mother-in-law of city businessman, Malcolm Panday, and four accomplices were Tuesday convicted for multi-million dollar armed robbery committed on him three years ago. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ruled that the five were g...

Man implicated in cocaine-laced tonic deaths on narco-trafficking charge

23 July, 2014

Man implicated in cocaine-laced tonic deaths on narco-traffi…

The man allegedly linked to the death of four persons who drank cocaine-laced SSS Tonic was Wednesday arraigned on a cocaine-trafficking charge. He is 34-year old Deon “Barney” Layne of HH East La Penitence. Layne pleaded not guilty to bein...

GECOM must prove readiness for polls- Luncheon

23 July, 2014

GECOM must prove readiness for polls- Luncheon

Government on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to prove that it is ready for local government elections or early general and regional elections. Reacting to assurances by GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally that ...

Caribbean tax essay winners announced

22 July, 2014

Caribbean tax essay winners announced

The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administration (COTA) on Monday announced the winners of the essay competition that was launched earlier this year under the theme “The tax code is a road map for law abiding citizens and businesses to pay ...

Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

22 July, 2014

Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

Veteran Guyanese comedian, Habeeb Khan died early Tuesday morning at his East Bank Demerara home after a prolonged illness. He was 78. Khan’s close friend and broadcaster, Merano Isaacs, confirmed that the comedian died at his home at Frien...

Bartica residents complain about blackout; GPL says working to fix problems

22 July, 2014

Bartica residents complain about blackout; GPL says working …

Residents and businesses at Bartica have been complaining about frequent blackouts in recent days , but the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) is assuring that every effort is being made to kick-start one of the generators. “We are trying our...

UG students to pay higher tuition fees

22 July, 2014

UG students to pay higher tuition fees

Most new and continuing University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay higher tuition fees from this academic year to help the institution provide a higher quality of education at a time of rising operational costs and inflation. UG s...

PNCR to allow one member-one vote

22 July, 2014

PNCR to allow one member-one vote

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) intends to amend its constitution to abolish delegate voting and instead allow a system of one member-one vote, party General Secretary Oscar Clarke said Tuesday. He said that would be one of the...

High Court frees schoolboy of murder, State appeals

22 July, 2014

High Court frees schoolboy of murder, State appeals

The High Court on Tuesday freed a 19-year old man, who was charged with the murder of his lessons classmate, on the basis of no-case submissions but the Prosecution immediately appealed the case. Justice Diana Insanally then granted Samuel ...

Rice farmer killed during toilet quarrel with sister's partner

22 July, 2014

Rice farmer killed during toilet quarrel with sister's partn…

A rice farmer of Strath Campbell, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was stabbed to death in his yard by a man, who shared a visiting relationship with his sister,  after the two men argued about the need to urgently access the toilet. The...

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