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The revolution in finance for agriculture

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)...

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Rodney Inquiry: Weapons-transfer document probably bogus- GDF

Rodney Inquiry: Weapons-transfer document probably bogus- GDF

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...

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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...

Ex fireman jailed for wounding colleague

21 July, 2014

Ex fireman jailed for wounding colleague

An ex fireman was Monday convicted and jailed for feloniously wounding one of his colleagues more than one year ago. Twenty-four year old Dellon Harris of 91 Best Road, West Coast Demerara was found guilty and sentenced to 48 months by City...

Transparency Institute's status upgraded

21 July, 2014

Transparency Institute's status upgraded

The Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) says it is moving closer to becoming a national chapter of the Germany-headquartered global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI). President of TIGI, Anand Goolsarran said in a...

PNCR Linden group claims tinkering with delegates

21 July, 2014

PNCR Linden group claims tinkering with delegates

As the countdown the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) heads into its congress this weekend, a party committee from Linden believes that moves are afoot to cut back the number of eligible delegates. Spokesman for the PNCR’s Region 10...

Several New Amsterdam prison officers face demotion following unrest

21 July, 2014

Several New Amsterdam prison officers face demotion followin…

Several officers attached to the New Amsterdam Prison are to be demoted and a new system put in place to dispose of weapons found in the possession of prisoners following a prison unrest two months ago that resulted in the severe chopping o...

Wife kills husband

21 July, 2014

Wife kills husband

A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee has been stabbed to death and his pregnant wife taken into custody. Dead is 38-year old Kurtis Mc Kinnon of Plantain Walk, West Bank Demerara. Residents said the two had an argument and she slit h...

Updated: Suspect in stabbing death of gays commits suicide

20 July, 2014

Updated: Suspect in stabbing death of gays commits suicide

The two gays, who were stabbed to death early Sunday morning, were not the intended victims but were attacked by a man who was angry that his  long-time gay lover had jilted him. Fatally stabbed are Jason Samuels of Lamaha Street, Albe...

Gays stabbed to death; Juan Edghill's utterance blamed

20 July, 2014

Gays stabbed to death; Juan Edghill's utterance blamed

Two gays were stabbed to death early Sunday morning in Georgetown- incidents that have been already attributed to Finance Minister, Juan Edghill’s utterance on homosexuality. Dead are Justin John Samuels of Lamaha Street and 24-year old Car...

Police, GRA bicker over non-submission of statements in shoot-out with smuggler

19 July, 2014

Police, GRA bicker over non-submission of statements in shoo…

A suspected smuggler, who allegedly opened fire on a number of customs officers during an operation, has been arrested, police said Saturday.“Two men have been arrested, including the main suspect, and are in police custody, police spokesma...

Opposition must deal with consequences of no-confidence vote- Ramotar

18 July, 2014

Opposition must deal with consequences of no-confidence vote…

President Donald Ramotar on Friday said his administration was ready for early general elections if the opposition-controlled National Assembly approves a no-confidence motion in the government but they would have to answer the electorate o...

Promenade Gardens teen robber jailed

18 July, 2014

Promenade Gardens teen robber jailed

A teenager was Friday convicted for robbing a couple in the Promenade Gardens and he was jailed for 50 months.He is Dwayne Christopher of 12A Rosemary Lane, West End (Tiger Bay) South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.The sentence was handed down by...

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

18 July, 2014

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

The smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) has told President Donald Ramotar that it is going ahead with its vote of no confidence in the government that will inevitably see Guyana going into early general elections before year end if...

Fly Jamaica hit by resignations, flight delays

18 July, 2014

Fly Jamaica hit by resignations, flight delays

(JAMAICA OBSERVER).-A number of flight delays have rocked Fly Jamaica Airways Limited over the past month, leaving passengers angry at the inconvenience.Yesterday, news emerged that a flight to New York from Georgetown, Guyana, scheduled to...

Two seriously hurt in early morning accident

18 July, 2014

Two seriously hurt in early morning accident

Two females were seriously injured early Friday morning when the car in which they were travelling ran off the Ogle Public Road, crashed into a utility pole and flipped over. Their names were not immediately available. Public spirited citiz...

Guyanese police want to question boat captain about alleged piracy

17 July, 2014

Guyanese police want to question boat captain about alleged …

In the wake of the discovery of the body of one the fishermen after what is believed to have been piracy, Guyanese police hope their Surinamese counterparts will deport the captain for him to be grilled by crime sleuths. Head of the Crimina...

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