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Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction

Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo wants the High Court to quash a temporary travel ban imposed by the Lower Court on him until the hearing and determination of private criminal charge...

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US preparing groundwork for national unity project

US preparing groundwork for national unity project

Despite the refusal by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to accept the results of general elections held earlier this month, the United States (US) is crafting a new...

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Guyana to open consulate in French Guiana; suspected criminals face extradition

28 May, 2015

Guyana to open consulate in French Guiana; suspected crimina…

Guyana plans to open a Consulate in French Guiana to look after the interests and welfare of thousands of Guyanese who live in that overseas department of France as well as ensure that suspected criminals are sent back to their homeland. “S...

Security guards allegedly steal GUY$6 M worth of liquor from customs warehouse

28 May, 2015

Security guards allegedly steal GUY$6 M worth of liquor from…

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursdady said it was peeved at the disappearance of approximately GUY$6 million worth of foreign liquor from its Eccles Warehouse Facility allegedly at the hands of private security guards.This di...

Police Sergeant remanded in murder of City businessman

28 May, 2015

Police Sergeant remanded in murder of City businessman

by Zena Henry Police Sergeant David Leon Lindo of 220 Belle Dam West Bank Demerara was Thursday May 28 remanded to jail in connection with the murder of city businessman Mohamed F. Khan whose headless body was found in Cummings Lodge late ...

GRA introduces Online Licence Transaction Checker

28 May, 2015

GRA introduces Online Licence Transaction Checker

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday announced the introduction of another Online facility for taxpayers, which allows them to check on the status of their licence transactions through the agency’s website.  To access t...

“Certain positions go with certain benefits”- Health Minister on health financing for politicians

28 May, 2015

“Certain positions go with certain benefits”- Health Ministe…

by Zena Henry Health Minister Dr. George Norton has picked no bone with the recently displayed “exorbitant” health finances allocated to members of the former administration stating that, “there are certain positions that go with certain b...

Police compiles data of criminal culpability in Region 8 mining accident

28 May, 2015

Police compiles data of criminal culpability in Region 8 min…

by Zena Henry The police are left to interview at least five of seven survivors who escaped death when a wall of debris came crashing down at a mining site at Pepper Creek, Konawaruk,, killing some 10 workers. Commander of ‘F’ Division Co...

Guyana's environment more conducive to fight corruption, drugs- US diplomat

28 May, 2015

Guyana's environment more conducive to fight corruption, dru…

The United States (US) is expected to support the new Guyana government’s quest to improve security, fight corruption and hold long overdue local government elections, according to a top embassy official here. “I think there is not going to...

Sacking of Shiv Chanderpaul is distressing - Minister Roopnaraine – manner of his going does no justice to the manner of his performance

27 May, 2015

Sacking of Shiv Chanderpaul is distressing - Minister Roopna…

Minister of Education with responsibility for Sport, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has described the ‘sacking’ of veteran Guyanese batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies cricket squad as ‘distressing’.“The manner of his going, really ...

US extradition request: Trinidad's Jack Warner on bail but remains in custody

27 May, 2015

US extradition request: Trinidad's Jack Warner on bail but r…

Trinidad and Tobago politician, Jack Warner was this afternoon granted $2.5 million bail (US$394,000) but has failed to secure his release, hours after government announced that it had received an extradition request for the former FIF...

Brazilian hands over thief, gun to police

27 May, 2015

Brazilian hands over thief, gun to police

Police said that at about 0930h. today Wednesday May 27, 2015, a man armed with an handgun held up a Brazilian National at a city hotel and demanded cash.The intended victim put up a resistance and managed to over-power the man who has been...

Land grabbers will be charged; urged to apply for house lots- Ministry of Communities

27 May, 2015

Land grabbers will be charged; urged to apply for house lots…

The Guyana government on Wednesday warned land-grabbers that they could be prosecuted, and instead they should apply to the Central Housing and Planning Authority for house lots. “Squatting is an illegal act that would not be condoned by th...

Govt mulling GuySuco bailout to avoid sugar industry's shutdown

27 May, 2015

Govt mulling GuySuco bailout to avoid sugar industry's shutd…

by Zena Henry The ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will soon know whether it will get a government bail-out to avert a total shutdown of the sugar industry, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan. With the new Administration...

PPP provided no concrete evidence to alter Election result; Alexander says Court is only recourse

27 May, 2015

PPP provided no concrete evidence to alter Election result; …

Guyana Elections Commissioner (GECOM) for the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Vincent Alexander has refuted claims of irregularities in the tabulation of the 2015 General and Regional Elections results by the defeated People’s Prog...

Health Ministry commences drug sourcing and distribution review

27 May, 2015

Health Ministry commences drug sourcing and distribution rev…

by Zena Henry The Ministry of Health is about to revamp the mechanism for purchasing pharmaceutical supplies, a move that would eventually quell concerns about controversial awarding of contracts to solely  the New Guyana Pharmaceutic...

Newly elected Guyana President pledges support for Caricom, South America

27 May, 2015

Newly elected Guyana President pledges support for Caricom, …

President David Granger has pledged his country’s support to Caribbean integration while at the same time he has highlighted the role of Guyana and its immediate neighbours in South American security. Addressing thousands of persons at his ...

Pres. Granger, Guyana's first Foreign Minister appeal for end to political rivalry

26 May, 2015

Pres. Granger, Guyana's first Foreign Minister appeal for en…

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal and Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday appealed for an end to decades-old political division in an effort to build on the victory of a five-party coalition two weeks ago. Tha...

Guyana govt names National Awardees... Hamilton Green heads list

26 May, 2015

Guyana govt names National Awardees... Hamilton Green heads …

Guyana on Tuesday-Independence Day 2015- awarded several of its sons and daughters for distinguished, long and dedicated service in various fields of endeavor for the first time in four years. Heading that list is Former Prime Minister, Ham...

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, several injured in minibus accident

26 May, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, several injured in minibus accident

One person was killed and  at least 11 others, including a baby, were injured in a minibus accident on the West Coast Berbice Public Road. Police confirmed that the accident occurred at Number 42 Village. The injured persons were rushe...

Granger charges Guyanese to build nation at Independence Day observance

26 May, 2015

Granger charges Guyanese to build nation at Independence Day…

by Zena Henry For the thousands that came out to witness the Independence Day celebration held at the Independence Arch Brickdam on Tuesday May 26, the heavy down pour came more as a blessing than a humbug. The celebration which has not b...

President defends size of Cabinet and renaming of Ministries

26 May, 2015

President defends size of Cabinet and renaming of Ministries

President David Granger today dismissed claims that the new APNU/AFC coalition government is a “large government,” and pointed out that there are fewer ministries than those under the previous administration.“It is the amalgamation of the m...

No crash in Lion Mountain- police

25 May, 2015

No crash in Lion Mountain- police

Following reports of an accident that reportedly claimed the lives of five miners in the Lion Mountain area in Region seven, police investigations have proven that this might not be the case. Commander of ‘F’ Division Courtney Ramsey told D...

Guysuco has no money to pay workers; govt to take steps to avoid closure

25 May, 2015

Guysuco has no money to pay workers; govt to take steps to a…

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) is running out of money to pay wages and salaries, but two senior government ministers Monday night assured that the sugar industry would not be allowed to collapse. Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holde...

Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal investigations, …scores congregate to cheer her removal

25 May, 2015

Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal in…

by Zena Henry It took some amount of effort to not only remove the contentious acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba from the Council Chamber when a majority vote was given for her to go on administrative leave, but some planning was also require...

Sooba gets the boot as Council activates no-confidence motion

25 May, 2015

Sooba gets the boot as Council activates no-confidence motio…

by Zena Henry The long rope may have finally come to its end for controversial City Town Clerk Carol Sooba of the Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) prepare to activate their no confidence motion against the People’s Progressive Party (...

Court temporarily bans Jagdeo from leaving Guyana until ruling on alleged racial incitement

25 May, 2015

Court temporarily bans Jagdeo from leaving Guyana until ruli…

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was Monday banned from leaving Guyana until the hearing and determination of an indictable charge of uttering racially divisive remarks. Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram has filed a private criminal charge ag...

President pardons 60 prisoners

25 May, 2015

President pardons 60 prisoners

by Nazima Raghubir President David Granger on Monday disclosed that he would be pardoning 60 prisoners between the ages of 18 and 25 years who are serving sentences for petty crimes. In an interview, the Guyanese leader said he plans to ma...

Local govt elections unlikely this year

25 May, 2015

Local govt elections unlikely this year

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan says he sees no reason preventing the holding of long-overdue Local Government Elections (LGE) this year, but much depends on the readiness of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the passage of ...

Suriname goes to general elections on Monday

25 May, 2015

Suriname goes to general elections on Monday

PARAMARIBO, Suriname - For the 8th time since its independence in 1975 voters in Suriname will Monday go to the polls to elect a new parliament. While it was expected, incumbent president Desi Bouterse at his party’s last rally Saturday ni...

Heavy duty traffic allowed on Lethem road

25 May, 2015

Heavy duty traffic allowed on Lethem road

Heavy duty vehicles have been given the green light to ply the Linden-Lethem road now that the construction of temporary bypasses on two eroded areas has been completed, according to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The temporary bypa...

Bartica Hospital to be developed into a regional facility

25 May, 2015

Bartica Hospital to be developed into a regional facility

The new A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Government is immediately looking at making the Bartica Hospital into a regional facility. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, yesterda...

Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

24 May, 2015

Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fi…

(THE JET NEWSPAPER).-The University of Fiji announces the appointment of Professor Premnarine Misir of Georgetown Guyana as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University.In making the announcement the Pro-Chancellor of The University if Fiji, M...

President, Chinese investors for major meeting

24 May, 2015

President, Chinese investors for major meeting

Chinese residents and investors in Guyana are later this week expected to discuss a range of burning issues with President David Granger at meeting of the Guyana-China Business Council, according to that businessn organisation's Chairman, C...

Government to meet, assess Guyana IDB representative

24 May, 2015

Government to meet, assess Guyana IDB representative

by Zena HenryAs the new government continues to assess their foreign representatives, Finance Minister Winston Jordan is slated to meet with Guyana's Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative hours from now to determine whether h...

Guyanese death squad drug lord ; Jagdeo's friend Ed Ahmad likely to testify against New York State Senator

24 May, 2015

Guyanese death squad drug lord ; Jagdeo's friend Ed Ahmad li…

Reproduced from New York Post One was the drug-trafficking leader of a South American death squad. The other is a former airline baggage handler now serving a life sentence for drug running. Shaheed "Roger" Khan and Victor Bourne are just...

Five confirmed dead following Lion Mountain accident

24 May, 2015

Five confirmed dead following Lion Mountain accident

By Zena Henry Police are currently investigating the death of five miners who were killed in a vehicular accident that occurred in the interior location of Lion Mountain late last week. Demerara Waves was unable to ascertain the identity o...

Two arrested in connection with death of woman, missing cash

23 May, 2015

Two arrested in connection with death of woman, missing cash

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 68-year old woman whose body was found bound and gagged in her home, police said. The motive for the death was unclear but police said “a sum of cash has been reported missing fro...

Financial power, policy guidance unavailable to new ministries until budget

23 May, 2015

Financial power, policy guidance unavailable to new ministri…

by Zena Henry With almost every ministry receiving a name change under the new Administration, heads of agencies are financially powerless until the budget is passed according to the Constitution. President David Granger has changed the na...

Steps being taken to alleviate flooding of Essequibo rice lands

23 May, 2015

Steps being taken to alleviate flooding of Essequibo rice la…

The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) are working assiduously to alleviate the flooding of rice lands on the Essequibo Coast, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). The issue w...

'Big government' unjustified without proper study- Henry Jeffrey

23 May, 2015

'Big government' unjustified without proper study- Henry Jef…

The size of Guyana’s new cabinet and ministerial designations appear to be too large and inexplicable in the absence of a proper study that seeks to justify it, according to Political Analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey. “Nothing I know seems to sug...

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig elections

22 May, 2015

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig electio…

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of colluding with the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to rig the general electio...

Lethem road repairs continue

22 May, 2015

Lethem road repairs continue

Repairs to the badly eroded road to Lethem are continuing and already light vehicular traffic is being allowed and by Saturday vehicles five tonnes or less would be allowed, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said in a statement.Temporar...

PPP says Ramsammy's oil comment was personal

22 May, 2015

PPP says Ramsammy's oil comment was personal

by Zena Henry The defeated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is not on the same page with former Agriculture Minister Leslie Ramsammy who believes that the international community traded Guyana’s free and fair election for the country’s new...

Granger defends Cabinet of few young persons

22 May, 2015

Granger defends Cabinet of few young persons

President David Granger on Friday defended the establishment of a cabinet of older persons, saying that several junior ministers have been appointed to understudy their older colleagues who are experienced in various fields. “I think that w...

Pres. Granger, WPA's Ogunseye differ over no APNU executive meeting

22 May, 2015

Pres. Granger, WPA's Ogunseye differ over no APNU executive …

President David Granger and an Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) are at odds over the decision by the coalition’s leader not to call an executive meeting shortly after the electoral victory to discuss the way forward. ...

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