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UWI Vice Chancellor wants national conversation on education

UWI Vice Chancellor wants national conversation on education

Just days before University of Guyana (UG) workers were due to discuss agreements brokered by their unions to end a five-week long strike, the Vice Chancellor of the University of...

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BREAKING NEWS: Opposition coalition agrees to symbol for elections

BREAKING NEWS: Opposition coalition agrees to symbol for elections

The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) has agreed to a symbol for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Sources...

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GECOM pushes for more youth voters

28 February, 2015

GECOM pushes for more youth voters

GECOM, Georgetown, February 28, 2015 - In the interest of increasing the voter turnout of youths in Guyana on Elections Day, the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) will be working in consultation and collaboration with the Guyana Election...

Fire at Bartica Secondary School's dormitory

28 February, 2015

Fire at Bartica Secondary School's dormitory

Fire of unknown origin early Saturday morning severely damaged a section of the Bartica Secondary School’s dormitory, but no one was injured and all of the students were accounted for, according to Region Seven Chairman Gordon Bradford. “I ...

Mining Engineer gunned down

27 February, 2015

Mining Engineer gunned down

A Mining Engineer of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), who was shot dead Friday afternoon, might have been carrying a large quantity of cash, according to usually reliable sources. Trevor Abrams was gunned down on the Diamond ...

27 February, 2015

Police detainee died of "epileptic seizure"

An autopsy appeared to have cleared police and inmates of any wrongdoing in connection with the death of a man while he was in custody.Police said a post mortem examination conducted Friday on the body of Zaharudeen Razan of Cornelia Ida, W...

Police get off scot-free because woman failed to ID police in husband's death

27 February, 2015

Police get off scot-free because woman failed to ID police i…

A number of policemen has escaped criminal prosecution for the death of a detainee because his wife failed to turn up to identify the alleged perpetrators, but several of them would be charged departmentally.“Due to her failure to attend th...

Digicel (Guyana) gets new CEO

27 February, 2015

Digicel (Guyana) gets new CEO

Digicel Guyana has announced the promotion of Kevin Kelly to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Gregory Dean the current Chief Executive Officer has been promoted to Regional Chief Executive Officerwith responsibility for Guyana, A...

Refund for Debra Backer's cancer treatment pending, while millions spent on govt officials' health care

27 February, 2015

Refund for Debra Backer's cancer treatment pending, while mi…

The Guyana government is yet to refund less than GUY$10 million in medical expenses to the family of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Debra Backer who succumbed to cancer last year, even as government ministers and ruling party asso...

Solar-powered votes?

25 February, 2015

Solar-powered votes?

The incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration will welcome votes from Amerindian hinterland and coastal riverain communities in exchange for the thousands of low-powered solar home systems that have been installed dur...

Police not linked to death of detainee

25 February, 2015

Police not linked to death of detainee

The involvement of the police or community police in the death of a detainee in hospital has been ruled out, a senior police officer said Wednesday. The officer said that as far he was aware no law enforcement personnel inflicted injuries o...

Man allegedly rapes 8-year old niece

25 February, 2015

Man allegedly rapes 8-year old niece

An eight year old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle and she was suffering from severe bleeding, authorities confirmed.The names of the child and the alleged perpetrator are being withheld to protect her identity in keeping with the Sexu...

Breakaway UG student faction blocks Turkeyen Campus' main gate

25 February, 2015

Breakaway UG student faction blocks Turkeyen Campus' main ga…

Police were Wednesday morning again preparing to remove a barricade set up in front of the University of Guyana’s (UG) main entrance at Turkeyen by a breakaway faction of the students who insist on unrelenting pressure to force the administ...

Ministry of Health seizes canter of damaged, expired goods-

24 February, 2015

Ministry of Health seizes canter of damaged, expired goods-

The Ministry of Health’s Pharmacy & Poison Board on Tuesday seized a canter, filled with damaged and expired food items and goods, as they were being loaded onto the vehicle, to be transported for marketing purposes, the Government Info...

Guyana gets more IDB cash for environment and security sectors

24 February, 2015

Guyana gets more IDB cash for environment and security secto…

The Government of Guyana and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has signed a loan agreement totalling US$32.16M for the strengthening of the environment sector and the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme, the Government Informat...

UG workers demand "written commitment" on pay offer before back-to-work

24 February, 2015

UG workers demand "written commitment" on pay offe…

Now into their fifth week of industrial action the unions of the University of Guyana (UG) say staffers will not return to work without a written commitment from the university's administration. Recent talks have seen the administration as...

President dissolves Parliament

24 February, 2015

President dissolves Parliament

President Donald Ramotar on Tuesday finally announced the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for general and regional elections on May 11, 2015. Ramotar's failure to dissolve Parliament and announce the date at the same time had dra...

Civic apparently sidelined in Harper's nomination as prime ministerial candidate

24 February, 2015

Civic apparently sidelined in Harper's nomination as prime m…

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) did not consult the “rather loose” and unstructured Civic grouping before nominating Ambassador Elisabeth Harper as its prime ministerial candidate for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, ac...

Ruling party's PM candidate resigns from top Foreign Affairs post ; PPP denies sheltering her from media

24 February, 2015

Ruling party's PM candidate resigns from top Foreign Affairs…

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday announced that its Prime Ministerial Candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper, has resigned as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “My information is that she has already done s...

UG students, police remove barriers at main gate

24 February, 2015

UG students, police remove barriers at main gate

Tension boiled over somewhat as police tu‎rned up Tuesday afternoon at the University of Guyana's (UG) main gate at the Turkeyene Campus to urge protesting students to stop blocking entry and exit. Eventually, police and several students r...

Striking UG workers not paid for February

24 February, 2015

Striking UG workers not paid for February

University of Guyana (UG) staffers who are currently on strike have not been paid for the month of February. The university’s full-time academic and non-academic staff members are usually paid on the third Thursday of every month but last ...

Ex-policeman shot while seated in parked car

23 February, 2015

Ex-policeman shot while seated in parked car

An ex policeman was Monday morning- Mashramani- shot and injured on upper Regent Street, police said. Initial reports are that Otis Grant,39, and someone else had an argument and shortly after shots rang out. Police later said in a stateme...

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

22 February, 2015

US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

The United States (US) on Sunday- the eve of Guyana’s 45th Republic anniversary said it was looking forward to peaceful general and regional elections scheduled for May 11, 2015. “Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am con...

Mocha man dies in road accident

22 February, 2015

Mocha man dies in road accident

The driver of a car Sunday morning perished in an accident after he crashed into a culvert at Houston, East Bank Demerara. police said. He has been identified as David Hinds of Mocha, East Bank Demerara. Police said that about 12:30 PM, H...

Harper defends decision to be PPPC prime ministerial candidate ; Ramsammy, AFC in tit-for-tat

22 February, 2015

Harper defends decision to be PPPC prime ministerial candida…

Even as the opposition coalition continues to lampoon the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) prime ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper, she Sunday opted to give a polite response away from the glare of the media. “I ac...

Ambassador Harper- a competent woman of integrity but not a vote-getter--- analysts

21 February, 2015

Ambassador Harper- a competent woman of integrity but not a …

Just hours after the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began playing up the significance of a competent, honest woman as its Prime Ministerial candidate, two political analysts do not believe Ambassador Elisabeth Harper will bring muc...

Sam Hinds congratulates Ambassador Harper as PPPC's PM candidate

21 February, 2015

Sam Hinds congratulates Ambassador Harper as PPPC's PM candi…

Outgoing Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds on Saturday said he would still be available to serve the Guyana government, although he would be no longer holding the number two spot in the administration. "Off course, a life-long committment to th...

Large quantity of bullets, gun found; four arrested

21 February, 2015

Large quantity of bullets, gun found; four arrested

During yesterday Friday February 20, 2015, police ranks conducted a search on a building at Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, during which one thousand three hundred and seventy one (1,371) 7.62 x 39 rounds, one hundred (100) .223 r...

PPP-Civic using Ambassador Harper to wash its image- Nagamootoo

21 February, 2015

PPP-Civic using Ambassador Harper to wash its image- Nagamoo…

The opposition coalition’s prime ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday poured cold water over the decision by the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to select the Director General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador ...

BREAKING NEWS: Director General of Foreign Affairs is PPP-Civic's Prime Ministerial candidate

21 February, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Director General of Foreign Affairs is PPP-Ci…

Director General of Guyana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper is the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.The announ...

Toshao's alleged rape of teenage girl occurred long before Ramotar's planned visit

20 February, 2015

Toshao's alleged rape of teenage girl occurred long before R…

In the wake of claims that the arrest of the Toshao of Moco-Moco was linked to his refusal of President Donald Ramotar’s visit to that Rupununi village, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday night said the alleged sexual assault was committe...

Toshao, who refused Ramotar's visit, arrested for alleged rape

20 February, 2015

Toshao, who refused Ramotar's visit, arrested for alleged ra…

The Moco Moco Village Chief, who prevented President Donald Ramotar from visiting his Rupununi community at short notice, was Friday afternoon arrested as part of a probe into alleged rape of a minor. Police said they received a report that...

Jagdeo appointed to top government position

20 February, 2015

Jagdeo appointed to top government position

In the face of mounting speculation about the future role of Former President Bharrat Jagdeo in the administration of Guyana, he has been appointed to Chair a National Economic Council free of cost and also help craft the manifesto of his r...

UPDATED: Seven killed in accident at Burma, Mahaicony

20 February, 2015

UPDATED: Seven killed in accident at Burma, Mahaicony

A teacher and six students of a school at Mahaicony on Friday were believed dead after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a canal at Burma main road, police said.Investigators were told that about 3:30 PM, the bodies of a scho...

Georgetown Nursing School students protest relocation

20 February, 2015

Georgetown Nursing School students protest relocation

A number of students of the Georgetown School of Nursing on Friday protested their relocation to the institution’s Annexe in another part of the city, but a senior official said the move has become necessary to accommodate University of Guy...

Two miners shot, bandits leave empty handed

20 February, 2015

Two miners shot, bandits leave empty handed

Bandits shot two men in a mining camp in the North West District before leaving empty handed, police said.“They demanded gold but they didn’t get anything,” police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker told Demerara Waves Online News. Police in ...

Opposition coalition yet to agree on symbol

20 February, 2015

Opposition coalition yet to agree on symbol

The opposition coalition plans to retain the names of the two major parties but will not be allowed to have two symbols on the ballot paper as this will be a violation of the Representation of the Peoples Act, officials said Friday. Co-Camp...

BREAKING NEWS: Elderly Essequibo Coast woman raped, murdered

20 February, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Elderly Essequibo Coast woman raped, murdered

An elderly woman, who lived alone, was raped and killed at her home on the Essequibo Coast. The body of 73-year old Surspattie Ramlakhan was found in her house at Richmond Village Friday morning. Investigators told Demerara Waves Online New...

Koker collapses leaving Ruimveldt under flood waters

20 February, 2015

Koker collapses leaving Ruimveldt under flood waters

Residents of Ruimveldt, Georgetown  Friday morning woke up to water from the Demerara River gushing into their community after a drainage sluice (koker) collapsed,  they said. A resident said the lower flats of several homes were ...

Guyana's ruling party targeting young voters through Mashramani

19 February, 2015

Guyana's ruling party targeting young voters through Mashram…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) appears to be capitalizing on Mashramani 2015 to mobilize young voters to cast their ballots in favour of that incumbent party at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The party organis...

Moco Moco not ready for Ramotar's  short-notice visit- Village Chief

19 February, 2015

Moco Moco not ready for Ramotar's short-notice visit- Villa…

A proposed visit by President Donald Ramotar to the Region Nine community of Moco Moco on Tuesday was turned down by the village after no prior notice was given of the intended visit. Reports out of the area are that on Monday the community...

Spring tide causes flooding

19 February, 2015

Spring tide causes flooding

Extremely high spring-tide is badly affecting a number of areas across the country in and out of Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown. Aback the Caribbean’s largest public market, Stabroek Market, was inundated by water from the Demerara River...

Exxon Mobil will begin exploratory drilling next month

19 February, 2015

Exxon Mobil will begin exploratory drilling next month

Exxon Mobil on Thursday told the Guyana government that it would begin exploratory drilling in an offshore concession in March. Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud's ogfice said he wss updated on activities th...

Ramotar congratulates leader of St. Kitts-Nevis unity govt

19 February, 2015

Ramotar congratulates leader of St. Kitts-Nevis unity govt

Guyana's President Donald Ramotar congratulated St. Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister-elect, Timothy Harris whose opposition alliance swept to power in Monday's general election.  Harris and several others dislodged Dr. Denzil Douglas a...

Guyanese nabbed in Brazil with huge marijuana haul

19 February, 2015

Guyanese nabbed in Brazil with huge marijuana haul

Brazilian police have arrested and charged four persons, including two Guyanese, with trafficking in 25 kilogrammes of marijuana that were seized in the neighbouring Portuguese-speaking republic  They are former Guyana Defence Force (G...

Vulcanizing shop owner shot dead, another man injured

18 February, 2015

Vulcanizing shop owner shot dead, another man injured

The owner of a vulcanizing shop was shot dead at his business premises and another man was shot and injured, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred shortly before 11 PM at the vulcanizing shop located on South Road, Georget...

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