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Govt to pull off big buses in exchange for negotiations; G/town -Parika gets new fare structure

Govt to pull off big buses in exchange for negotiations; G/town -Parika gets new fare structure

Joint Statement by Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and United Minibus Union. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce (MinTIC) lead by Hon. Minister Ali met with the United Minibus...

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AFC scraps ethnic formula for Presidential, Prime Ministerial candidates

AFC scraps ethnic formula for Presidential, Prime Ministerial candidates

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday said it has abandoned ethnic rotation as a formula to decide who should be its presidential candidate and has decided to rely on...

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Excavation works disrupt telephone service to thousands

16 September, 2014

Excavation works disrupt telephone service to thousands

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Tuesday complained bitterly that contractors and other persons involved in of civil works were repeatedly disrupting telephony and data services across the country, sometimes ina...

Blue CAPS wants to observe elections; pushes for media monitoring

16 September, 2014

Blue CAPS wants to observe elections; pushes for media monit…

The non-governmental pressure group, Blue CAPS, has signaled to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) its intention to observe either local or general elections and called for the re-establishment of the Media Monitoring Unit (MMU).The or...

Policeman convicted for Globe Yard shooting, illegal ammo possession

16 September, 2014

Policeman convicted for Globe Yard shooting, illegal ammo po…

A Constable was Tuesday convicted for shooting at a man in Globe Yard, Waterloo Street, Georgetown with the aim of injuring him as well as illegal possession of ammunition. Twenty-eight year old Ocquana Dawson, who was attached to Tactical ...

Opposition intensifying agitation for local govt elections

16 September, 2014

Opposition intensifying agitation for local govt elections

Several persons, who turned up at the Georgetown City Hall to attend an inter-faith service and public meeting, were Tuesday morning prevented froim entering the compound. They included former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel London and o...

Opposition plans "concerted course of action" including protests for Local Govt Elections

16 September, 2014

Opposition plans "concerted course of action" incl…

Opposition Leader David Granger on Tuesday said now that President Donald Ramotar has refused to name a date for Local Government Elections (LGE), the opposition would be planning a series of “concerted" actions including protests. But Gran...

Massive improvement at Le Repentir Cemetery

15 September, 2014

Massive improvement at Le Repentir Cemetery

The once thickly vegetated- almost forested Le Repentir Cemetery- is returning to the days when it was easy to find land for a grave or tomb or locate the place where a loved one was buried. Large areas of Guyana's largest cemetery have be...

Govt spending hefty amounts to provide free bus service

15 September, 2014

Govt spending hefty amounts to provide free bus service

Government is spending as much as GUY$25,000 on fuel for each of several privately-owned buses that have been deployed to provide free transportation to commuters and force minibus operators to negotiate a fare structure.  That easily...

Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

15 September, 2014

Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

A taxi driver was Monday arraigned in a charge of robbery under arms and refused bail. Twenty-nine year old Jesse Knights, a driver at GEM’s Taxi Service, pleaded not guilty to the offence. Knights of Independence Boulevard (Punt Trench Da...

Rohee denies attacking GECOM's Chief Elections Officer

15 September, 2014

Rohee denies attacking GECOM's Chief Elections Officer

General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday denied that he has been ratcheting up concerns about the voters list as a way of attacking the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield.“We welcome Mr. Lowenfiel...

Guyana becomes 150th country to ratify Disability Convention

15 September, 2014

Guyana becomes 150th country to ratify Disability Convention

(UN NEWS SERVICE).- Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first centur...

Colwyn Harding back in hospital with protruding intestine

15 September, 2014

Colwyn Harding back in hospital with protruding intestine

Colwyn Harding- the man who has alleged that police had sodomized him with a baton- was Monday back in hospital with a protruding intestine after a man allegedly cuffed him.Harding’s condition is listed as serious. He was due to undergo eme...

PPP on alert for "untoward" events as Granger's local govt ultimatum nears expiration

15 September, 2014

PPP on alert for "untoward" events as Granger's lo…

The ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday, signaling that government would not give into opposition demands for the naming of local government elections date, said it was on high alert for disruptions. PPP General Secretary, Cle...

Violence erupts at Letter Kenny after fatal road accident

15 September, 2014

Violence erupts at Letter Kenny after fatal road accident

Villagers at Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne woke up Monday morning to peace and calm following a night of violence that erupted after a young woman was knocked down and killed by a vehicle that might have been used by criminals.Reena “Asha...

Murder victim's tomb vandalized, head chopped off and taken away

14 September, 2014

Murder victim's tomb vandalized, head chopped off and taken …

Police in Mabaruma are probing the desecration of a tomb and the stealing of the corpse’s head, according to well-placed sources. Investigators have so far been only able to retrieve an axe and one pair of gloves nearby one of the tombs. Th...

Prisoner kills fellow Mazaruni Prison inmate

14 September, 2014

Prisoner kills fellow Mazaruni Prison inmate

A prisoner was stabbed by a fellow inmate at the Mazaruni Prison on Sunday, police and prison sources confirmed. The victim has been identified as Theon Smith,21, and the alleged assailant's name has been given as Akeem Edwards. The ...

Bull Dog killed after robbery

14 September, 2014

Bull Dog killed after robbery

At about 2335h. last night Saturday September 13, 2014, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held up a man in a shop at James and Non Pariel Streets, Albouystown, and took away his gold  jewellery and escaped..The body of one...

Lorry crushes Rupununi motorcyclist to death

13 September, 2014

Lorry crushes Rupununi motorcyclist to death

Police on Saturday said they were investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 5:30 Friday afternoon in Lethem.Investigators said the accident occurred in the Poke Bridge, Lethem Trail area, and which resulted in the death of motor...

Popeyes robbed

13 September, 2014

Popeyes robbed

A day after Popeyes opened its new branch on Camp Street, robbers struck its first outlet on Vlissengen Road and grabbed GUY$1.1 million.The robbery occurred at about 10:15 Friday night. Police said two men, one of whom was armed with a han...

PPP attacking Chief Elections Officer- Felix

13 September, 2014

PPP attacking Chief Elections Officer- Felix

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Friday night accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of attacking the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield by raising repeated concerns about the voters list and the management of the ...

Caricom must coordinate stance on Ukraine- Granger

12 September, 2014

Caricom must coordinate stance on Ukraine- Granger

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday urged the 14 independent Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states to craft a unified position on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military action against Ukraine. “It is not in our interest now...

Owner of Sanjay's Jewellery charged with causing death by dangerous driving

12 September, 2014

Owner of Sanjay's Jewellery charged with causing death by da…

Well-known owner of Sanjay’s Jewellery, Bishnarine “Sanjay” Persaud on Friday pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted bail.Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the 39-year old Persaud of 26 Sh...

Guyana poised to become major destination for yachtsmen escaping Caribbean hurricane season

12 September, 2014

Guyana poised to become major destination for yachtsmen esca…

They have braved strong currents, sailed against the winds and dared to do something new by deciding to sail south. The yachtsmen, courageous men and women have arrived in Guyana, on the second Nereid Rally and are anchored in their boats i...

Popeyes creates more jobs

12 September, 2014

Popeyes creates more jobs

At least 44 jobs have been created with the opening of a new branch of the American fast-food chain, Popeyes, closer to the heart of the city. Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh said that number of jobs does not include those created indirec...

NIS Manager charged with demanding money from businessman

12 September, 2014

NIS Manager charged with demanding money from businessman

The Manager of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Port Mourant has been charged with demanding money with menace from a businessman.Miguel Anthony,44, of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo and 208 Nigg Settlement, Corentyne was gra...

Western countries urge Guyana to speak out in favour of Ukraine

11 September, 2014

Western countries urge Guyana to speak out in favour of Ukra…

The United States, Britain and Canada on Thursday urged Guyana’s diplomatic support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, saying that this South American country also has border problems with its neighbours and should seek to consolidate the...

11 arrested for stealing BK's stones

11 September, 2014

11 arrested for stealing BK's stones

Four employees of BK Group of Companies, along with seven other persons, were released on station bail on Wednesday night after allegedly stealing 250 bags of stones valued GUY$180,000 on Sunday, the company said in a statement. The interce...

Specialty Hospital: Indian construction firm denies fraud, submitting forged document

11 September, 2014

Specialty Hospital: Indian construction firm denies fraud, s…

The Indian construction firm, Surendra Engineering Corporation (SECL), on Thursday vehemently denied tendering a forged guarantee from the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank and hinted that it might sue the Guyana government for a hefty sum f...

PAHO Director arrives for five-day visit

11 September, 2014

PAHO Director arrives for five-day visit

Pan American Health Organisation Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, arrived in Guyana last evening for an official visit from September 10 to 14. She accepted an invitation extended by the Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran. As he welcomed...

Granger's position on local, general elections "ambiguous and contradictory" - Ramotar

11 September, 2014

Granger's position on local, general elections "ambiguo…

President Donald Ramotar on Thursday called on Opposition Leader David Granger to state exactly what is his party’s position, in the wake of his call for Local Government Elections (LGE) followed by a re-commitment to the no-confidence moti...

Govt to count losses ahead of legal action against Surendra Engineering

10 September, 2014

Govt to count losses ahead of legal action against Surendra …

The Ministry of Health’s engineering experts would first have to calculate how much Guyana would have lost as a result of alleged actions taken by the Indian contracting firm, Surendra Engineering Company Limited (SECL), in the construction...

APNU denies flip-flopping on no-confidence motion

10 September, 2014

APNU denies flip-flopping on no-confidence motion

Reeling under criticism in some quarters, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday sought to reassure Guyanese that it was not backing down from supporting the no-confidence motion in favour of the holding of Local Government El...

Caribbean Chemicals employee on multi-million $ embezzlement charge

10 September, 2014

Caribbean Chemicals employee on multi-million $ embezzlement…

A  woman, employed by Caribbean Chemicals, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of embezzling more than GUY$7 million from her employer. Dianne Moseley,25, was granted GUY$200,000 and ordered to return to court on October 3 when stateme...

Surendra to be blacklisted; recovering US$4 M virtually impossible

10 September, 2014

Surendra to be blacklisted; recovering US$4 M virtually impo…

The Indian construction firm, Surendra Engineering Corporation Limited (SECL), would be blacklisted after it allegedly submitted a bogus bond for the Specialty Hospital that now leaves US$4 million unsecured and almost impossible to recover...

Govt rebuffs Granger's ultimatum for local govt elections

10 September, 2014

Govt rebuffs Granger's ultimatum for local govt elections

The Donald Ramotar administration on Wednesday ruled out giving into demands by Opposition Leader, David Granger for Local Government Elections (LGE) to be  called by next Monday or face the prospects of local and international agitati...

Blue CAPS welcomes APNU's demand for Local Govt Elections

10 September, 2014

Blue CAPS welcomes APNU's demand for Local Govt Elections

The non-governmental pressure group, Blue CAPS, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to intensify pressure on the Guyana government to call Local Government Elections (LGE). Reacting to Opposition Le...

Guyana's investment in HIV/AIDS battle paying off- NAPS Director

10 September, 2014

Guyana's investment in HIV/AIDS battle paying off- NAPS Dire…

Guyana’s prevalence rate of HIV has increased but that now indicates that more people are living rather than dying of the disease due to aggressive public education and greater access to treatment and care, Head of the National AIDS Program...

Govt scraps Specialty Hospital contract with Surendra Engineering citing alleged fraud, lack of accountability

09 September, 2014

Govt scraps Specialty Hospital contract with Surendra Engine…

The Guyana government on Tuesday announced that it has scrapped the contract with an Indian company, Surendra Engineering Company Limited (SECL), to build the Specialty Hospital at Liliendaal after that company allegedly failed to account f...

APNU prefers Local Govt Elections; AFC calls that "strange"

09 September, 2014

APNU prefers Local Govt Elections; AFC calls that "stra…

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Tuesday said its first priority is to get government to hold long-delayed Local Government Elections (LGE) and would not mind national elections being pushed back- a posture the Alliance For Change...

Fire destroys Umana Yana

09 September, 2014

Fire destroys Umana Yana

Fire late Tuesday afternoon destroyed the historic Umana Yana on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown.Investigators believed that the fire was of electrical origin. The fire consumed the conical thatched roof structure in less than 15 minutes....

Female soldier to stand trial for Agricola murder

09 September, 2014

Female soldier to stand trial for Agricola murder

A female soldier was Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the alleged murder of woman in Agricola earlier this year. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ruled that there was sufficient evidence for 22-year old Privat...

Granger demands local govt elections, threatens action against Ramotar administration

09 September, 2014

Granger demands local govt elections, threatens action again…

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Tuesday demanded that President Donald Ramotar takes steps to call long-overdue Local Government Elections (LGE) or A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will wage a domestic and international campaign ...

Pomeroon man stabbed to death

09 September, 2014

Pomeroon man stabbed to death

The police are investigating the alleged murder of Rafael Danns, 21 years, of Grant Anna Regina, Lower Pomeroon River, which occurred at about 2200h. last night Monday September 08, 2014, at Grant Malboro, Lower Pomeroon River. Investigatio...

Nagamootoo, Hughes are the right blend for Guyana- Ramjattan

08 September, 2014

Nagamootoo, Hughes are the right blend for Guyana- Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday hailed the Moses Nagamootoo- Nigel Hughes ticket for the next elections as the right blend of brilliance, experience, representation and integrity but already he has begun...

Major house lot scam unearthed- Housing Ministry

08 September, 2014

Major house lot scam unearthed- Housing Ministry

A probe was Monday underway into a major scam involving individuals who have collected monies in exchange for promises to fast-track and deliver house lots, the Housing Ministry said in a statement. Conducting the probe are the Ministr...

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