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Govt begins crafting anti-crime strategy

Govt begins crafting anti-crime strategy

Government and top security chiefs on Tuesday began hammering out a “strategic crime fighting approach” to deal with the recent spike in gun crimes that have left more than one...

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Venezuela issues new maritime boundary decree

Venezuela issues new maritime boundary decree

Venezuela on Tuesday replaced a controversial decree on its maritime boundary, less than one week after the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) backed Guyana in its latest border spat with that...

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Man appeals for estranged wife, children to return home

06 July, 2015

Man appeals for estranged wife, children to return home

A man on Monday issued a desperate appeal to his wife to return home or send back his two-year old son, almost nine days after she packed up and left their home at Middlesex, West Coast Demerara. Rayon Da Costa, who is a carpenter-contracto...

NDIA boss sent on 308 days leave

05 July, 2015

NDIA boss sent on 308 days leave

by Zena Henry Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Lionel Wordsworth has been sent on 308 days leave commencing Monday July 5.  Wordsworth, who has headed the drainage and irrigation arm of...

City businessman gunned down

05 July, 2015

City businessman gunned down

The owner of the Multiplex Mall on Regent and Wellington Streets, Georgetown was early Sunday morning gunned down execution-style by several gunmen at his home, according to well-placed sources. Dead is 48-year old Ganesh “Boyo” Ramlall. Th...

Alberttown fire leaves several homeless

05 July, 2015

Alberttown fire leaves several homeless

A house occupied by several persons in Alberttown was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The house was located on 122 Fourth Street Alberttown between (Albert and Light Streets) a short distance from the Alberttown Police Station. Thre...

Caricom leaders call on Venezuela to erase sections of decree on maritime boundary

05 July, 2015

Caricom leaders call on Venezuela to erase sections of decre…

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) ended their two-day summit in Barbados on Saturday, calling on Venezuela to scrap sections of a Decree that takes in the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf of several mem...

Mentally ill man shot dead while attacking police with cutlass

04 July, 2015

Mentally ill man shot dead while attacking police with cutla…

A cutlass-wielding mentally ill man was shot dead  Saturday after he allegedly attacked police who responded to a report that he was threatening a woman at Strathavon, East Coast Demerara. Dead is 30-year old Junior Gulliver of the sam...

Guyana happy with Caricom's solidarity on Venezuela's widening territorial claim

04 July, 2015

Guyana happy with Caricom's solidarity on Venezuela's wideni…

Guyana’s President, David Granger Saturday night appeared satisfied with solidarity his country has received from sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states against increasing territorial aggression by Venezuela. The Guyanese leader...

Gun-toting bandits terrorize, rob several during home invasion

04 July, 2015

Gun-toting bandits terrorize, rob several during home invasi…

The recent spike in armed robberies continues unabated; the latest reported incident being a home invasion on the Corentyne Coast where four occupants were terrorized. A man, who was entering the house as the four perpetrators were leaving,...

Carjackers arrested

04 July, 2015

Carjackers arrested

Police on Saturday said they have arrested two carjackers who have been positively identified in a number of recent incidents. "They are in police custody and will be charged shortly," police said in a statement. Investigators said after ...

Public debate commences on advertising CJ, Chancellor’s post

04 July, 2015

Public debate commences on advertising CJ, Chancellor’s post

Legal minds are already commenting on the proposed advertisement of the senior judicial posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, with some sides for and others against. In June Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced that ...

Public Security ministry hits brick wall as fishermen reject guns, stronger police marine wing possible

04 July, 2015

Public Security ministry hits brick wall as fishermen reject…

by Zena Henry Ministry of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that he is having a hard time convincing fishermen to consider arms to protect themselves against pirates while conducting fishing operations in the countries waters. The Min...

Several Special Organised Crime Unit prospective members fail lie-detector tests

04 July, 2015

Several Special Organised Crime Unit prospective members fai…

Guyana’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which is tasked with probing money laundering, is experiencing mixed fortunes in recruiting persons who have not failed lie-detector tests, according to a senior official. Head of SOCU, Assistan...

2 am party curfew starts this weekend

03 July, 2015

2 am party curfew starts this weekend

by Zena Henry Many party goers may be looking forward to intense “sporting” this CARICOM weekend, but they should know that the government has put in place a 02:00hours curfew from this weekend that will see drinking spots ending service a...

Haags Bosch overseers refuse blame for ailing project, government says hands are tied

03 July, 2015

Haags Bosch overseers refuse blame for ailing project, gover…

by Zena Henry The new government is in no way taking blame for the failure of hired contractors to fully implement and manage waste at the Haags Bosch Landfill site based on design and technical specifications. BK International and Puran’...

UN Secretary General intervenes in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

03 July, 2015

UN Secretary General intervenes in Guyana-Venezuela border c…

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Friday announced that he was prepared to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Guyana and Venezuela, in the wake of that Spanish-speaking neighbour’s recent unilateral extension of its mariti...

Venezuela, Guyana agree to US$100 m PetroCaribe debt write-off

03 July, 2015

Venezuela, Guyana agree to US$100 m PetroCaribe debt write-o…

Venezuela has agreed to cancel more than US$120 million in debt accumulated by Guyana for the payment of fuel supplies under the PetroCaribe agreement.The debt write-offs are linked to Guyana's supply of quantities of rice and paddy.Prelimi...

Investors complain about the system of doing business, no data to support economic slump- Min. of Business

03 July, 2015

Investors complain about the system of doing business, no da…

by Zena Henry Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin has rubbished claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that Guyana is heading into a recession since the coalition government took office. Rather, Gaskin says the on...

Carol Sooba fired as Town Clerk; Royston King to take over

03 July, 2015

Carol Sooba fired as Town Clerk; Royston King to take over

Carol Sooba was Friday officially fired from the post of Acting Town Clerk, weeks after she was sent on leave to pave the way for an investigation into how certain monies had been spent. City Mayor Hamilton Green confirmed that Minister of ...

Guyana working on new youth policy, strategic plan; youths urged to help heal division

03 July, 2015

Guyana working on new youth policy, strategic plan; youths u…

Guyana on Friday began crafting a new National Policy on Youth Empowerment and a Strategic Plan that seeks to improve the conditions of young people over the next five years as well as help bridge the decades-old racial-political divide. Th...

Investors promised predictable rules as Guyana welcomes opening of Giftland Mall

02 July, 2015

Investors promised predictable rules as Guyana welcomes open…

by Zena Henry The almost two-month old coalition government on Thursday pledged to ensure a level playing-field and transparency for investors setting up operations in Guyana. That commitment was made by Minister of Business, Dominic Gaski...

US urges end to discrimination against disabled, consideration of same-sex marriage

02 July, 2015

US urges end to discrimination against disabled, considerati…

The United States (US) on Thursday urged Guyana to eliminate all forms of discrimination against disabled persons, and mildly hoped that the South American country would eventually allow same-sex marriages. Addressing a reception at the Mar...

High Court action seeks to block two ministers from sitting in National Assembly

02 July, 2015

High Court action seeks to block two ministers from sitting …

A People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) candidate is challenging the constitutionality of two government parliamentarians sitting in the National Assembly because their names have not been extracted from the coalition's list of candidates...

The Bahamas expresses "solidarity" with Caricom countries affected by territorial claims

02 July, 2015

The Bahamas expresses "solidarity" with Caricom co…

The Bahamas’ Prime Minister, Perry Christie was the only Caribbean Community (Caricom) leader to signal his country’s solidarity with countries in the region whose territorial sovereignty is under threat at Thursday’s opening of the summit ...

Guyana's growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC differ on economic recession

02 July, 2015

Guyana's growth slumped to 3.9 percent in 2014; PPP, PSC dif…

by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol A 1.7 decline in Guyana's economic growth in 2014 is already being used as a political football by the main opposition People's Progressive Party (PPP), although the Private Sector Commisison (PSC) is disput...

Irfaan Ali distances self as “free fuel” culprit, urges government to name abusers

02 July, 2015

Irfaan Ali distances self as “free fuel” culprit, urges gove…

by Zena Henry Former Minister of Tourism, Trade and Commerce Irfaan Ali has washed his hands as one of those that would have taken free fuel from the state when they were not supposed to. At a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) press briefi...

Guyana national tops Secondary Entrance Exam in Tobago

02 July, 2015

Guyana national tops Secondary Entrance Exam in Tobago

REPRODUCED FROM TRINIDAD GUARDIAN Guyana national Debra Amata has topped the Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) in Tobago. The 12-year-old Signal Hill Government Primary School student moved to Tobago in 2014 with her parents, who a...

Canadians with heart help Guyanese children

02 July, 2015

Canadians with heart help Guyanese children

REPRODUCED FROM HERALD NEWSby Laura Fraser Dr. Debra Isaac monitors the steady thump, thump, thump of a Guyanese girl’s heart, healthy now thanks to surgery in April and equipment from Nova Scotia that kept the tiny organ alive throughout ...

Venezuela's maritime claim impacts on the wider Caribbean- Greenidge

02 July, 2015

Venezuela's maritime claim impacts on the wider Caribbean- G…

Guyana will warn the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Venezuela’s recent unilateral extension of its maritime boundaries takes in the sea space of several Caribbean islands when regional leaders meet from Thursday in...

Government pumps $6.3M into defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic, reviews for Clinics countrywide

02 July, 2015

Government pumps $6.3M into defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic,…

by Zena Henry Government has approved over $6M to aid the two-year long defunct Linden Legal Aid Clinic. The announcement was made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who expressed Cabinet’s intention to upkeep the subvention- based agency....

Cash-strapped Iwokrama gets govt grant

01 July, 2015

Cash-strapped Iwokrama gets govt grant

Cabinet has approved a US$100,000 grant to the Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation, following an appeal made by the Minister of Governance with Responsibility for the National Patrimony Raphael Trotman. This will be u...

Coalition not falling apart, it is as strong as ever -Harmon

01 July, 2015

Coalition not falling apart, it is as strong as ever -Harmon

Minister of State Joseph Harmon emphatically put to rest any idea circulating that suggests the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition is being self-subverted. In referring to ‘ridiculous statements in so...

Guyana wants to negotiate CCJ-awarded compensation to Trinidadian, Surinamese companies

01 July, 2015

Guyana wants to negotiate CCJ-awarded compensation to Trinid…

by Zena Henry The government is adamant that Guyana is a “law abiding” country and eagerly wants to honour outstanding payments due to two large companies in Trinidad, and Suriname after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) found that Guya...

Govt to Ganga Persaud: Show the work done or you won't be paid

01 July, 2015

Govt to Ganga Persaud: Show the work done or you won't be pa…

by Zena Henry If former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud would like to get paid, he would have to show the government details of consultancy work done under the previous administration where he was a...

Guyana to tell Caricom Venezuela's aggression threatens regional peace- Harmon

01 July, 2015

Guyana to tell Caricom Venezuela's aggression threatens regi…

Guyana’s President David Granger intends to aggressively make a case to colleague leaders of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Venezuela’s latest act of unilaterally extending its maritime boundaries will affect regional peace and secu...

Three ministries identified in million dollar fuel scam

01 July, 2015

Three ministries identified in million dollar fuel scam

by Zena Henry Government is probing the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Natural Resources as it tries to recover more than GUY$1 million dollars in “free fuel,” reportedly drawn by former government pe...

Land Registrar sent on leave

01 July, 2015

Land Registrar sent on leave

Guyana’s Land Registrar, Juliet Sattaur has been sent on leave with effect July 1, 2015 to pave the way for a probe, according to Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon. “The Land Registrar has been sent on leave ...

Regional chairpersons, deputies elected

30 June, 2015

Regional chairpersons, deputies elected

Across the 10 Administrative Regions, today, elections were conducted to elect regional chairpersons, deputy regional chairpersons and councillors to serve the respective regions. The officials are usually sworn-in to their positions by the...

Guyana working towards Marine Stewardship Certification

30 June, 2015

Guyana working towards Marine Stewardship Certification

The Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture has joined with the Seabob Industry to apply for Marine Stewardship Council Certification (MSC), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday.This certification is...

Commonwealth recommends speedy election results

30 June, 2015

Commonwealth recommends speedy election results

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally and the Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma have agreed that the tedious and time-consuming system of the collection, delivery and declaration of offi...

Media must be punished severely for breaching Code during elections- Commonwealth

30 June, 2015

Media must be punished severely for breaching Code during el…

The Commonwealth Mission that observed Guyana’s recently-held general and regional elections wants local media workers punished severely for breaking the Media Code of Conduct, according to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The elect...

No problem with Jagdeo's leadership of Commonwealth observers to Sri Lanka elections- Commonwealth SG

30 June, 2015

No problem with Jagdeo's leadership of Commonwealth observer…

Commonwealth Secretary General , Kamalesh Sharma on Tuesday shrugged off concerns about the hiring of Guyana’s former president Bharrat Jagdeo to observe Sri Lanka’s general elections earlier this year. Jagdeo had stated that the Observer M...

Foreign Ministry dispatches accountant, foreign service officer to examine 'one-man' High Commission in India

30 June, 2015

Foreign Ministry dispatches accountant, foreign service offi…

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has dispatched a team to Guyana’s High Commission India to peruse the accounts and general administration as High Commissioner Ronald Gajraj prepares to demit office as a result of a change in government, a seni...

Fires leave 14 homeless in two days

30 June, 2015

Fires leave 14 homeless in two days

A fire at Enterprise East Coast Demerara destroyed a house mid Tuesday morning leaving five persons homeless, one day after nine others lost their home in a blaze on the West Bank Demerara. At the time of the fire at 512 Forbes Street, Ente...

Harper tells PPP 'No' to parliamentary seat; three others also out

30 June, 2015

Harper tells PPP 'No' to parliamentary seat; three others al…

by Zena Henry Two newcomers to Guyana’s political landscape- Elisabeth Harper and Clinton Urling- will be among four persons who will not be in the National Assembly when the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) takes up its seats in th...

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