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Guyana needs a "mother-of-all-inquiries" - Jagdeo

Guyana needs a "mother-of-all-inquiries" - Jagdeo

President Donald Ramotar should be asked to hold the “mother-of-all-inquiries” into the deaths of hundreds of persons including Agriculture Minister Satyadeow Sawh over the last several decades, according to his...

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Jagdeo admits Skeldon Sugar Factory not yet fixed; touts other multi-million dollar investments in industry

Jagdeo admits Skeldon Sugar Factory not yet fixed; touts other multi-million dollar investments in industry

Hoping to garner votes from its traditional stronghold in the sugar belt and particularly in East Berbice, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday assured that every effort is being...

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Opposition coalition courting Ralph Ramkarran

27 March, 2015

Opposition coalition courting Ralph Ramkarran

Former long-serving member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ralph Ramkarran is being courted to endorse A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). Co-Campaign Manager, Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Onli...

Bank of Guyana launches 50th anniversary coin

27 March, 2015

Bank of Guyana launches 50th anniversary coin

The Bank of Guyana (BoG) on Friday launched a gold plated silver coin minted in Norway, to mark its 50th anniversary in service to the nation. The design, taken from an in-house logo competition, displays the theme and emblem, reflecting th...

Qualfon's new call centre will employ thousands

27 March, 2015

Qualfon's new call centre will employ thousands

Qualfon, a Mexican-headquartered call centre that serves companies around the world, on Thursday opened a US$12 million campus that would eventually see at least 6,000 jobs being generated. The facility, the third by Qualfon in Guyana, is l...

Updated: Head, torso found but still unidentified

26 March, 2015

Updated: Head, torso found but still unidentified

Guyanese police up to late Thursday did not identify the semi-nude body of an Afro-Guyanese female who was found in the vicinity of the Buxto foreshore early in the day. Demerara Waves Online News was told that a 22-year old woman from Eas...

Nude body of woman found on foreshore

25 March, 2015

Nude body of woman found on foreshore

The nude body of a young woman was Wednesday morning found on the East Coast Demerara foreshore in the vicinity of UG (University of Guyana) Road. The body was found on boulders that are part of the sea defence structure. It is unclear whet...

Digicel appeals for help for cyclone-battered Vanuatu

25 March, 2015

Digicel appeals for help for cyclone-battered Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu: Digicel has officially launched an appeal for donations to collect much-needed funds to assist with the relief efforts in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu. Partnering with Save the Children Australia, Digicel is collecting funds ...

American Rotarians raise $48K for South American drinking water project

25 March, 2015

American Rotarians raise $48K for South American drinking wa…

(PORT CITY DAILY) More than 1,000 people in the village of Coomacka, in the small South American republic of Guyana, don’t have to depend on a polluted river for their drinking water any longer after a delegation of Wilmington Rotarians, wi...

Guyana's mobile marketing, news delivery get boost

25 March, 2015

Guyana's mobile marketing, news delivery get boost

Mobile marketing and the delivery of information and entertainment in Guyana have been given another significant boost with the launching of a new mobile app called "SmartSure Guyana". Plans are also in the pipeline to expand similar types ...

Robeson Benn's house burnt

25 March, 2015

Robeson Benn's house burnt

Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn’s abandoned home at Linden was Tuesday afternoon destroyed by fire. Sources said Benn believed that the blaze could have been caused by grass fire that eventually caught the wooden and concrete structure....

GWI to help rate Guyanese creditworthiness

24 March, 2015

GWI to help rate Guyanese creditworthiness

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has agreed to help rate Guyanese eligibility for loans and credit through a partnership with Creditinfo Guyana, the utility company said in a statement Tuesday. Recently, senior officials from Creditinfo...

Opposition coalition promises 13 percent salary increase

24 March, 2015

Opposition coalition promises 13 percent salary increase

Guyana’s opposition coalition plans to pay government employees a 13 percent increase in salaries if it wins the upcoming general elections, according to its prime ministerial candidate Moses Nagamootoo. “We are voting for ten and thirteen ...

PPP appears comfortable with size of voters list

24 March, 2015

PPP appears comfortable with size of voters list

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appears to be satisfied with the size of the voters’ list, despite concerns by the opposition that the roll has grown by at least 100,000 persons since the 2011 general and regional elections. ...

Pawnbroker, associate charged with holding woman against her will

23 March, 2015

Pawnbroker, associate charged with holding woman against her…

Two men, who allegedly held a woman in a house against her well because she allegedly owed failed to repay them GUY$500,000, were refused bail on Monday. They are pawnbroker 36-year old Freeman Fordyce of 99 Collingswood Avenue, Nandy Park,...

Voters list is "dirty"- Granger

23 March, 2015

Voters list is "dirty"- Granger

Opposition Leader, David Granger has raised concerns about what appears to be a “dirty” bloated voters list and urged supporters to be vigilant on polling day. Addressing supporters of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Allianc...

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

22 March, 2015

Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, N…

In the face of counter-punches by Guyana’s ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the recently minted opposition coalition would eventually collapse and that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) was a violent party, the...

PPP supporters protest outside opposition coalition meeting in Queen's, New York

22 March, 2015

PPP supporters protest outside opposition coalition meeting …

About 40 supporters of Guyana’s incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Sunday protested and booed the opposition coalition’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo as he arrived at Queen’s, New York venue for a meeting ...

Easier energy... still on drawing board, says Stanley Ming

22 March, 2015

Easier energy... still on drawing board, says Stanley Ming

Businessman and retired politician, Stanley Ming, says Guyana can access power to satiate the entire country’s demand, and prevent further debt itself, if government takes up an energy deal offered by Brazil. “The Brazilians, since 2009, h...

Rice cereal factory to create jobs for over 200 Essequibians

22 March, 2015

Rice cereal factory to create jobs for over 200 Essequibians

More than 200 jobs will be created for persons living along the Essequibo Coast in the near future with the establishment of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology’s (IAST) $100M rice cereal factory. The rice cereal is branded ‘Mor...

"Put boots on ground" to convince voters, NY Senator tells Granger

22 March, 2015

"Put boots on ground" to convince voters, NY Senat…

New York State Senator, John Sampson Saturday night gave Guyana’s opposition presidential candidate, David Granger some strong advice to win the upcoming elections- put “boots on the ground” to convince those reluctant to change. Speaking a...

Foreign investors have nothing to fear; Diaspora must return to help rebuild Guyana - Granger

21 March, 2015

Foreign investors have nothing to fear; Diaspora must return…

Guyana’s opposition presidential candidate, David Granger Friday night expressed concern about rapacious exploitation of primary natural resources but assured that if he wins the upcoming elections foreign investors woud have nothing to fea...

Caricom backs Guyana against Venezuela's border assertions

20 March, 2015

Caricom backs Guyana against Venezuela's border assertions

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has stated its concern about several recent assertions from Venezuela, and has again expressed its hope for an early resolution of the controversy ...

Fisherman killed, dumped in Atlantic Ocean

20 March, 2015

Fisherman killed, dumped in Atlantic Ocean

Police are probing the alleged murder of a fisherman and the dumping of his body overboard.Three men were arrested on Thursday, March 19, 2015 “and are in police custody assisting with the investigations.” The dead man has been identif...

Alleged Lethem school thieves caught with cash

20 March, 2015

Alleged Lethem school thieves caught with cash

Two men, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a school in Lethem, have been arrested, police said.Investigators said at about 7 O’clock Thursday morning (March 19, 2015) it was discovered that the Machuine Primary Schoo...

Govt, Private Sector hope observers will minimise challenge of election results

20 March, 2015

Govt, Private Sector hope observers will minimise challenge …

The Guyana government and the business community appear to be banking on international observers, including the well-respected Carter Centre, to quell any unease about the results of the upcoming general and regional elections. Less than on...

Britain offers to help GECOM for elections

20 March, 2015

Britain offers to help GECOM for elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says Britain has promised to provide assistance to hold the upcoming general elections. The elections management authority said the pledge was made by Britain's new High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg ...

Key Club of Georgetown International Academy officially chartered

20 March, 2015

Key Club of Georgetown International Academy officially char…

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA: The  Key Club of Georgetown International Academy was officially chartered as a member of the Kiwanis International Service Leadership Program, earlier this month under the auspices of Key Club International Ca...

Legal wrangling over whether PM Hinds' son should face fresh trial

20 March, 2015

Legal wrangling over whether PM Hinds' son should face fresh…

Legal wrangling continue in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court over whether the son of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds should be sentenced for unlawful wounding or he should face a new trial because the magistrate who convicted him has been fire...

Finance Minister unhurt in vehicular accident

19 March, 2015

Finance Minister unhurt in vehicular accident

Georgetown, GINA, March 19, 2015..At approximately 2:30 Thursday afternoon , the driver of the Minister of Finance was involved in a vehicular accident on the public road in Buxton, East Coast Demerara.The Minister of Finance and his securi...

Bandits cart off $millions, guns from credit union

19 March, 2015

Bandits cart off $millions, guns from credit union

Bandits early Thursday morning tied up a guard, invaded a Credit Union and carted off at least GUY$15 million and several guns from a safe, police confirmed. The incident occurred about 1:30 AM at the National Credit Union, Regent and Orono...

Some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner contain metal; Guyanese can seek refund or exchange

19 March, 2015

Some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner contain metal; Guyan…

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small piec...

Guyana loses bid for OAS Assistant Secretary General

19 March, 2015

Guyana loses bid for OAS Assistant Secretary General

Guyana’s candidate, Ambassador Bayney Karran, on Wednesday lost out in his bid to become the next Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of America States (OAS) at Wednesday’s elections. The OAS said in a statement that Karran only...

Carter Centre likely to observe another historic Guyana election

19 March, 2015

Carter Centre likely to observe another historic Guyana elec…

The Carter Centre appears set to observe Guyana’s general and regional elections for the first time since it 2006, although its Head- Former American President Jimmy Carter- has become rather disillusioned by the state of governance in the ...

Aracari Resort says not involved in human trafficking

19 March, 2015

Aracari Resort says not involved in human trafficking

A local hotel at which several Nepalese stayed is seeking to clear its name from any involvement in harbouring persons intended for trafficking. Following the naming of Aracari Resort located at Plantation Versailles, West Bank Demerara by ...

Area to be named after Crum-Ewing; fund for his children to be established

18 March, 2015

Area to be named after Crum-Ewing; fund for his children to …

Hours before the mortal remains of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing were due to be interred, City Mayor Hamilton Green announced that intends to take steps to memorialize the name of the man who became well-known for his solo protest...

GECOM begins distributing National Identification Cards

19 March, 2015

GECOM begins distributing National Identification Cards

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday announced that the distribution of National Identification Cards, for persons registered during the recent Claims and Objections exercise has commenced nationwide. "GECOM is asking those ...

Nepalese being trafficked through Guyana

18 March, 2015

Nepalese being trafficked through Guyana

The Guyana government on Wednesday said it believed that a large number of Nepalese coming to the South American country were being trafficked, in the wake of two sets of South Asians  being here in recent months. “Based on these detai...

International human rights watchdog voices concern about Crum-Ewing's killing

18 March, 2015

International human rights watchdog voices concern about Cru…

The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, expressed concern that the gunning down of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, one week ago while urging residents of Diamond, East Bank Demerara to go out and vote in upcoming e...

Abused mother of two killed; body found on roadway

17 March, 2015

Abused mother of two killed; body found on roadway

A mother of two very young children, who was widely believed to be the victim of an abusive relationship, was found dead in a clump of bushes at Charity, Pomeroon early Tuesday morning.Police identified her as 26-year old Quineza Patricia B...

Well-known lumber dealer stabbed during argument

17 March, 2015

Well-known lumber dealer stabbed during argument

A well-known lumber dealer was stabbed to his neck during an argument and drove himself to a City hospital with a knife in his neck, eyewitnesses said. Known only by his surname, Beckles, he was stabbed outside a taxi service just off Cummi...

Coalition will not witch hunt political opponents - Granger

17 March, 2015

Coalition will not witch hunt political opponents - Granger

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger on Tuesday assured the business community that if he wins the upcoming general and regional elections he would not be hunting down or sidelining political opponents but woul...

Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower project if it wins elections

17 March, 2015

Opposition may forge ahead with Amaila Falls Hydropower proj…

Presidential candidate for the opposition coalition, David Granger on Tuesday said his “green energy” strategy could incorporate the current government’s proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower Project that his party had up to recently rejected on...

Sweetie thief shot while attempting to chop policeman

17 March, 2015

Sweetie thief shot while attempting to chop policeman

At about 0130h. today Tuesday March 17, 2015, vendor Walter Drakes, 46 years, of Smyth Street, Georgetown, was riding a bicycle along Croal Street when he was held up by a man armed with two cutlasses.The perpetrator took away a bag contain...

Police to help beef up security for opposition coalition

17 March, 2015

Police to help beef up security for opposition coalition

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)  and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have agreed to help beef up security for its Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates and a number of loc...

Appointment of Senior Counsel depends on Office of the President, says Chancellor of the Judiciary

17 March, 2015

Appointment of Senior Counsel depends on Office of the Presi…

Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh has said that the long-awaited appointment of Senior Counsel now depends on the Office of the President. “The trouble is the Office of the President is yet to say we are ready for your recomme...

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