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Carter Center encourages peaceful elections process in Guyana

Carter Center encourages peaceful elections process in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Guyana’s electoral preparations appear to be on track in most of the country, according to early Carter Center observer reports, which also expressed deep concern about divisive campaign rhetoric.Since...

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OAS deploys Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana

OAS deploys Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to the general and regional elections in Guyana on May 11 begins its final deployment in Georgetown on Tuesday,...

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Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the 'coolie bully of politics' ; welcomes ex-military in politics

04 May, 2015

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the 'coolie bul…

by Zena Henry With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote fo...

General Election Day declared a National Holiday

04 May, 2015

General Election Day declared a National Holiday

In light of the upcoming General Elections, some seven days away, the country's Home Affairs Ministry has declared May 11 a public holiday to facilitate voting activities. In a public missive by the Home Affairs Ministry, it wished to “info...

Andrew "Six Head" Lewis dies in accident

04 May, 2015

Andrew "Six Head" Lewis dies in accident

Former Guyanese and international boxing champion, Andrew “Six Head” Lewis died in a crash Monday on the East Bank Demerara Public Road, police confirmed. A senior police officer said he was informed that Lewis was riding a bike when he vee...

Bhena's Footwear employee abducted

04 May, 2015

Bhena's Footwear employee abducted

by Zena Henry A 27-year-old Grove man employed at Bhena's Footwear on Regent Street is believed to have been abducted after three armed men tossed him into a tinted vehicle before speeding away. The East Bank Demerara resident who is a sa...

BREAKING: Prominent Berbice businessman dies in fire; furniture factory destroyed

04 May, 2015

BREAKING: Prominent Berbice businessman dies in fire; furnit…

Fire Monday morning destroyed a furniture factory and prominent Berbice businessman was burnt to death, eyewitnesses said. Dead is Ayube Hamid, the proprietor of Home Line (Ayube) Furniture Factory. His wife managed to escape the inferno, b...

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

03 May, 2015

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

Facing its toughest electoral battle in 23 years, Guyana's People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday night accused the opposition of plotting to create confusion and steal next week’s general and regional elections. Addressing thousand...

03 May, 2015

Berbicians want suicide, domestic violence, bridge toll, job…

by Zena Henry Last year Guyana was identified as having the highest suicide rate in the world and the south-western region of Berbice claimed lead role. However, the inhabitants of Region six want this changed. Supporting A Partnership for...

Policeman shot by friendly fire during arrest

03 May, 2015

Policeman shot by friendly fire during arrest

Police said they investigating an incident that occurred at about 0540h. today Sunday May 03, 2015, at Greenheart Street, Linden, where Police Constable Nathaniel Giddings was shot and injured to his left shoulder after a round was reported...

Joint Services, APNU+AFC's James Bond in spat over purported results of security forces' votes on Facebook

03 May, 2015

Joint Services, APNU+AFC's James Bond in spat over purported…

The Chairman of the Joint Services, Brigadier Mark Phillips late Saturday night roasted opposition coalition candidate, James Bond for posting purported results from the day’s voting by members of the security forces but the Attorney-at-Law...

Joint Services, APNU+AFC's James Bond in spat over purported results of military votes on Facebook

03 May, 2015

Joint Services, APNU+AFC's James Bond in spat over purported…

The Chairman of the Joint Services, Brigadier Mark Phillips late Saturday night roasted opposition coalition candidate, James Bond for posting purported results from the day’s voting by members of the security forces but the Attorney-at-Law...

Coalition urges calm on final leg to E-Day;  plans 'Day of National Embrace' if victorious

02 May, 2015

Coalition urges calm on final leg to E-Day; plans 'Day of N…

As the general elections campaign winds down to E-Day- May 11- the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Saturday night appealed for calm among its supporters. Prime Ministerial Candidate, Mos...

Several PPP supporters injured in Rupununi road accident

02 May, 2015

Several PPP supporters injured in Rupununi road accident

Five supporters of the People’s Progressive Party Civic, who attended an elections campaign rally in Rupununi, were injured in an accident, multiple sources confirmed. They were rushed to the Lethem Hospital in a minibus. Among the occupant...

Youth beats mother, burns house

02 May, 2015

Youth beats mother, burns house

A man allegedly beat his mother and set their house ablaze at an East Coast Demerara village on Saturday, according to well-placed sources. The wooden house was destroyed before fire fighters arrived on the scene at 671 Foulis Housing Schem...

Smooth voting by security forces - GECOM Chairman, APNU+AFC official

02 May, 2015

Smooth voting by security forces - GECOM Chairman, APNU+AFC …

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally Saturday afternoon said voting by the Disciplined Forces went well except for a few minor observations. “There was a certain fluidity that I found very agreeable. The...

Turkeyen resident shot dead, robbers cart off valuables

02 May, 2015

Turkeyen resident shot dead, robbers cart off valuables

  A resident of Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara was shot dead by bandits who later entered his home and carted off cash and other valuables, police said. At about 10: 50 Friday May 01, 2015, Shawn Anys, 37 years of Turkeyen, ECD, went ...

Waste disposal truck crushes porter

02 May, 2015

Waste disposal truck crushes porter

A porter of Puran’s Waste Disposal Company was Saturday morning crushed by the garbage collection truck moments after he had told the driver to reverse, according to eyewitnesses. The incident occurred at Flamboyant Square, Eccles, East Ban...

Sorry for "very kind" Ramsaran who was "entrapped"- Ramotar

02 May, 2015

Sorry for "very kind" Ramsaran who was "entra…

Days after President Donald Ramotar relieved Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran of his duties because he verbally abused a female rights activist, the Guyanese leader believes that his “very kind”  long-time political comrade was “entr...

Security forces begin voting

02 May, 2015

Security forces begin voting

Guyanese police and soldiers early Saturday morning began voting in general and regional elections, ahead of the country’s civilian population who will go to the polls on May 11, 2015. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told Demerara...

APNU+AFC rejects PPP's fear of militarization; begs security forces for votes

01 May, 2015

APNU+AFC rejects PPP's fear of militarization; begs security…

by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol As more than 7,000 members of the Disciplined Forces prepare to cast their ballots on Saturday, the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) has appealed for their votes w...

Return of Collective Bargaining, subvention for Critchlow Labour College, restoration of co-operatives, among promises for public workers

01 May, 2015

Return of Collective Bargaining, subvention for Critchlow La…

by Zena Henry The Guyana Trade Union Congress’(GTUC), usual meeting place at Woolford Avenue in the Critchlow Labour College building was filled with energy and optimism when the opposition A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Ch...

Teachers demand GUY$200 million or work-to-rule from Monday

01 May, 2015

Teachers demand GUY$200 million or work-to-rule from Monday

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Friday- May Day 2015- warned that teachers would from Monday refuse to perform duties that are not strictly required unless government finds GUY$200 million to pay teachers in accordance with a new salary ...

Signs of dissent at FITUG May Day rally

01 May, 2015

Signs of dissent at FITUG May Day rally

Amid loud pockets of heckling, cheers and inattentive persons, President Donald Ramotar belched out his party's pro-worker record and promises of improvements if he wins next week's general elections. "The government does not have any inten...

GDF satisfied nothing afoot following carbon powder in rice

30 April, 2015

GDF satisfied nothing afoot following carbon powder in rice

by Zena Henry Following the 'carbon powder in rice' incident which caused quite a stir in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) days ago, the nation's first line of defence is now satisfied that there was no deliberate attempt to bring harm to ra...

APNU+AFC launches “the People’s Manifesto”, drastic changes promised in 100 days

30 April, 2015

APNU+AFC launches “the People’s Manifesto”, drastic changes …

by Zena Henry Launching what they called “the People’s manifesto” in modest style at the South Georgetown bus park at the Stabroek Market, this afternoon Thursday April 30, the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AF...

APNU+AFC launches Project GPS to get unofficial elections results fast

30 April, 2015

APNU+AFC launches Project GPS to get unofficial elections re…

The APNU+AFC on Thursday announced that it has launched a public service initiative to help the general public to access unofficial election results in a timely manner. Project GPS has two phases, the opposition coalition announced. Ph...

Ex intelligence policeman jailed for illegal gun, ammo possession

30 April, 2015

Ex intelligence policeman jailed for illegal gun, ammo posse…

An ex police intelligence officer, who was caught with a gun and ammunition near the headquarters of the police intelligence headquarters, was Thursday jailed for five years. City Magistrate Judy Latchman imposed the sentence on Jerrel Hunt...

Digicel (Guyana) helps promote ICT among Guyanese girls

30 April, 2015

Digicel (Guyana) helps promote ICT among Guyanese girls

Digicel (Guyana) teamed up with the country's National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters to promote and observe 'Girls in ICT Day', the phone company said in a statement. 'Girls in ICT' is ...

GDF Officer Cadet receives appointment to United States Military Academy

30 April, 2015

GDF Officer Cadet receives appointment to United States Mili…

A Guyana Defense Force Officer Cadet has been presented a certificate of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  Officer Candidate Britany Van Lange, of Georgetown, received her appointment fro...

GDF's intelligence unit was overhauled after "sterilized" reports given govt

30 April, 2015

GDF's intelligence unit was overhauled after "sterilize…

Former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he did not scrap the Military Criminal Intelligence Department (MCID) of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) but had overhauled that unit because he had...

Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

30 April, 2015

Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday denied knowing convicted Guyanese drug lord, Roger Khan or being part of any death squad. Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of his incumbent People's Progressive Party, Jagdeo brok...

Nursery school student gets medical attention after ingesting rat poison

30 April, 2015

Nursery school student gets medical attention after ingestin…

by Zena Henry A three-year-old student of the Roxanne Burnham Nursery school had to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) earlier today Thursday, April 30, after it was suspected that she had ingested rat poison whi...

Coalition eyes PPP/C-government  trying to bankrupt Guyana

30 April, 2015

Coalition eyes PPP/C-government trying to bankrupt Guyana

by Zena Henry As the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition continues to promise increased wages and salaries, it is pointing to the unauthorized use of public funds by the governing -People’s Progressiv...

More than 7,000 from Joint Services to vote Saturday

29 April, 2015

More than 7,000 from Joint Services to vote Saturday

by Zena Henry Some 7,452 Disciplined Service men and women from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Prisons and Fire Service are expected to cast their ballots this Saturday (May 2) as the 2015 politica...

Political parties sign Code of Conduct for General and Regional Election campaign

29 April, 2015

Political parties sign Code of Conduct for General and Regio…

by Zena Henry Political parties contesting the 2015 General Elections gave their commitment on Wednesday, April 29 to adhere to the regulatory structure of the Code of Conduct relative to this year’s General polls. With accusations alread...

GT&T donates GUY$500,000 to Charles Rosa School of Nursing

29 April, 2015

GT&T donates GUY$500,000 to Charles Rosa School of Nursi…

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Wednesday made a presentation of GUY$500,000 to the Charles Roza School of Nursing in Linden, the telecommunications provider said in a statement. The donation will go towards providi...

Rights activist Sherlina Nageer rejects President's action against Ramsaran; wants similar action against Attorney General

29 April, 2015

Rights activist Sherlina Nageer rejects President's action a…

Rights activist, Sherlina Nageer on Wednesday rejected President Donald Ramotar’s announcement that he has relieved Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran of ministerial duties because he had insulted her, describing his move as a political gim...

Govt defends fibre-optic cable deal with Dax Contracting Services

29 April, 2015

Govt defends fibre-optic cable deal with Dax Contracting Ser…

The Guyana government on Wednesday defended handing over the rehabilitation and maintenance of the state-owned fibre-optic cable to a local private company for free, saying that it was much cost effective to do so rather than borrow between...

PPP/C pounce Coalition on delayed manifesto; cites power struggle, policy difference

29 April, 2015

PPP/C pounce Coalition on delayed manifesto; cites power str…

by Zena Henry Closing in on the final leg to General polls less than two weeks away, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has mounted pressure on A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) to release their ma...

Updated: Health Minister relieved of duties for degrading remarks to rights activist due to pressure- Luncheon

29 April, 2015

Updated: Health Minister relieved of duties for degrading re…

The virtual sacking of Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran for offensive remarks he made to a female rights activist days before general elections was due to mounting pressure for him to resign or be fired , according to a top government off...

Speeding claims another life, leaves two others injured

29 April, 2015

Speeding claims another life, leaves two others injured

Investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred at about 2230h. last night Tuesday April 28, 2015, at Montrose Public Road, ECD, and which resulted in the death of Arif Williams, 22 years, of Triumph, ECD.Investigatio...

PPP urges zero tolerance on election irregularities

28 April, 2015

PPP urges zero tolerance on election irregularities

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday night vowed that it would not tolerate any irregularities at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections that could see it being cheated out of retaining power. “Let me make it clear. ...

Timehri residents destroy Works Ministry's 'no squatting' signs

28 April, 2015

Timehri residents destroy Works Ministry's 'no squatting' si…

In what might be a clear case of resistence, Timehri residents have destroyed 'no squatting' signs recently erected by the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). This is according to a public statement released by the Public Works Minis...

Govt in 40-year giveaway of E-Governance fibre optic network; company binds self to future legal battles

28 April, 2015

Govt in 40-year giveaway of E-Governance fibre optic network…

Less than one month before facing the electorate, the Guyana government has handed a small privately-owned Guyanese company the right to manage and maintain the state-owned fibre-optic cable with lucrative tax concessions for the next 25 to...

E-Governance agreement with private company will be scrapped if opposition wins- WPA

28 April, 2015

E-Governance agreement with private company will be scrapped…

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), one of six parties in the opposition coalition, on Tuesday said the hand over control of Guyana’s E-Governance project to a small private company would be scrapped if the opposition wins next month’s gen...

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