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Govt releases funds to cater for increased UG tuition fees

Govt releases funds to cater for increased UG tuition fees

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Wednesday anounced that government would be providing funding for student loans to be granted to students of the University of Guyana to meet the cost...

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Two arrested for spate of city robberies including businessman's shooting death

Two arrested for spate of city robberies including businessman's shooting death

Two persons have been arrested in connection with a spate of armed robberies in Georgetown including Monday afternoon’s gunning down of a businessman and injury to his wife, police said.The...

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Updated: Two suspects arrested in connection with shooting death of businessman near Botanical Gardens

18 August, 2014

Updated: Two suspects arrested in connection with shooting d…

Two men were arrested and a motorcycle seized as police intensified their investigations into the shooting death of a city businessman and injury to his wife Monday afternoon, police said. Ashok Raghu was pronounced dead on arrival shortly ...

10-year old boy drowns in North West District waterway

18 August, 2014

10-year old boy drowns in North West District waterway

A 10-year old student of Hosororo Primary School on Sunday died by drowning at the Wauna Bridge, a popular hangout spot in the Mabaruma sub-region. Dead is 10 Ajay Facktu, a Grade Five student. He had gone to the remote recreational area, a...

Harmon takes up Forestry Commissioner's challenge for debate on Bai Shan Lin

17 August, 2014

Harmon takes up Forestry Commissioner's challenge for debate…

Opposition lawmaker, Joseph Harmon has taken up a challenge by the Commissioner of Forests, James Singh to debate the state of the forestry sector especially in light of ongoing criticisms about the role of the Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin...

Amazon Warriors contesting outcome of CPL final

17 August, 2014

Amazon Warriors contesting outcome of CPL final

The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team has decided to contest the outcome of the second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final played between the Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents on August 16 at Warner Park, St Kitts and N...

Unscheduled /charter flight operators falsely advertising as scheduled services- GCAA Chairman

17 August, 2014

Unscheduled /charter flight operators falsely advertising as…

The Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Hugh Denbow Sunday night said a number of operators have been fooling passengers that they are scheduled carriers operating to and from this South American country. “These operator...

Several injured in Port Kaituma collision

17 August, 2014

Several injured in Port Kaituma collision

Several persons were Sunday morning injured in a collision between a bus and a car at Port Kaituma, residents confirmed. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the accident occurred at Quarry Top, located about three miles from Central Po...

Three more in Guyana crash landing to sue Caribbean Airlines

17 August, 2014

Three more in Guyana crash landing to sue Caribbean Airlines

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-An attempt by Caribbean Airlines Limited to prevent three more persons from suing for personal injuries arising from the crash landing of Caribbean Airlines Flight BW 523 in Guyana three years ago, was denied by a US di...

Political leaders address GDF Senior Officers

16 August, 2014

Political leaders address GDF Senior Officers

Leaders of  Guyana’s two major political parties have so far briefed participants in a  Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Senior Command and Staff Course about the political, security, economic and educational state of the country. PPP G...

Blue CAPS launches Albouystown Youth Leadership Programme

16 August, 2014

Blue CAPS launches Albouystown Youth Leadership Programme

Social change organisation, Blue CAPS, has launched its second Youth Leadership Development Programme at the Heavenly Light World Outreach Fellowship in Albouystown. The programme, which will be conducted over three weekends, is based on th...

Guyana clinches five-year rice deal with Panama

16 August, 2014

Guyana clinches five-year rice deal with Panama

Panama has agreed to buy rice from Guyana during the next five years, with a total of 20,000 tons expected to be sold to that Central American country by year-end, Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said Saturday. He explained that af...

GDF Instructors allegedly assault Officer Cadet

16 August, 2014

GDF Instructors allegedly assault Officer Cadet

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday announced that it has launched an investigation into an alleged assault of an Officer Cadet by his training instructors at the Colonel John Clarke Military School in Tacama. The incident alle...

Ebola not reason for Nigerian refused entry

16 August, 2014

Ebola not reason for Nigerian refused entry

The management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is refuting claims on Facebook that a Nigerian man was refused entry to Guyana on Saturday because he was suspected of showing signs of the deadly Ebola virus. A  senior C...

Guyana to sell rice to Panama

15 August, 2014

Guyana to sell rice to Panama

Guyana is preparing to sell rice to Panama, amid lingering uncertainty about the future of the lucrative Venezuelan market. President Donald Ramotar told a news conference on Friday that details about the Panamanian rice market would be an...

UG's Student Loans will be available before new academic year starts

15 August, 2014

UG's Student Loans will be available before new academic yea…

In the face of a warning that the University of Guyana (UG) would have to shut down operations if the Ministry of Finance does not disburse money for student loans, President Donald Ramotar on Friday assured that the issue would be resolved...

DEA to assist Guyana in probing discovery of cocaine-smuggling sub- Pres. Ramotar

15 August, 2014

DEA to assist Guyana in probing discovery of cocaine-smuggli…

Agents of the United States (US) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are expected to assist their Guyanese law enforcement counterparts in studying the implications of a homemade Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible (SSPS) vessel that was made...

Speaker says No Confidence Motion in order; Ramotar plays election card close

15 August, 2014

Speaker says No Confidence Motion in order; Ramotar plays el…

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman has given the green-light for the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government to be debated when parliament resumes less than two months from now, but President Donald Ramotar gave on Frid...

Manufacture of cocaine-smuggling sub appeared well-organised

15 August, 2014

Manufacture of cocaine-smuggling sub appeared well-organised

Guyanese soldiers and agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) believe that a well-organised group was behind the construction of a semi-submersible vessel that would have been used to smuggle a huge amount of cocaine from Guyana on...

Updated: Cocaine-smuggling submarine built in Guyana signals big drug groups shifting operations here

14 August, 2014

Updated: Cocaine-smuggling submarine built in Guyana signals…

Guyanese law enforcement authorities believe that a cocaine-smuggling submarine found in the Waini area, North West District was made in Guyana to move large amounts of cocaine to Africa and other ‎parts of the world.Officials said the 65-f...

Search continues for missing crew- authorities

14 August, 2014

Search continues for missing crew- authorities

Rescuers intensified a search Thursday for the two men who remained missing after a Motor Tanker ‘Swift Dolphin’ capsized off the Corentyne Coast in Guyana waters, the Transport and Harbours Department said in a statement. The vessel, whic...

Threatening behaviour charge against alleged shooter at PNCR's Congress dismissed

14 August, 2014

Threatening behaviour charge against alleged shooter at PNCR…

A threatening behavior charge against the man, who was accused of firing a single gunshot during the People National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) 18th Biennial Congress last month, was Thursday dismissed because the lone witness did not appear ...

PPP must produce evidence of registration irregularities- GECOM Chairman

14 August, 2014

PPP must produce evidence of registration irregularities- GE…

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally on Thursday challenged the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to produce evidence that there have been irregularities resulting in an increase in the number of registra...

Seamen probably trapped in capsized Surinamese tanker; two survivors being transported for medical attention

14 August, 2014

Seamen probably trapped in capsized Surinamese tanker; two s…

The two seamen, who were aboard the now capsized Surinamese-owned Motor Tanker Swift Dolphin, were Thursday afternoon being transported to Georgetown for medical attention but their two colleagues were trapped in the vessel and believed dea...

Man charged with murder of woman who presented bouquet to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

14 August, 2014

Man charged with murder of woman who presented bouquet to Br…

An 18-year old man was Thursday arraigned for the alleged murder of a Plaisance woman who had presented a bouquet to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II when she visited here 48 years ago. Police said 18-year old John Hetsberger of Duke Street, Ki...

Man allegedly kills stepfather

14 August, 2014

Man allegedly kills stepfather

Police have arrested a man who allegedly killed his stepfather at Freeyard, Port Mourant, Berbice.Deochand Singh, 48, was allegedly beaten and stabbed about his body by his stepson about 8:30 Wednesday night, police said.The circumstances t...

City businessman on terror-related charge for opening fire in mother-in-law's yard

13 August, 2014

City businessman on terror-related charge for opening fire i…

The proprietor of Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre on Monday  admitted to firing several shots outside his mother-in-law’s house due to a bitter domestic dispute after he was arraigned on a terror-related charge. City Magistrate, An...

Updated: Govt studying how to get more money for student loans due to hike in tuition fees

13 August, 2014

Updated: Govt studying how to get more money for student loa…

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh on Wednesday said the delay in giving green-light to the Student Loan Agency to begin processing applications for tuition fees was linked to the need for more money because of an unforeseen hike in fees. He...

Gold miner jailed for fraudulent conversion of gold, diamonds

13 August, 2014

Gold miner jailed for fraudulent conversion of gold, diamond…

A gold miner, who allegedly converted GUY$1.4 million in gold and diamonds to his own use, was Wednesday jailed for three years on a charge of fraudulent conversion. Franklin Peters, 47, of Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown pleaded guilty t...

BREAKING NEWS: Surinamese fuel tanker sinks off Corentyne; two Guyanese crew members missing; two rescued

13 August, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Surinamese fuel tanker sinks off Corentyne; t…

The Guyanese captain of a Surinamese-owned fuel tanker vessel is missing, but two crew members were rescued by a Venezuelan fishing vessel that responded to a distress call Tuesday afternoon, sources said."There were four crew members on bo...

Leadership and Democracy project on stream with greater govt involvement; US denies hidden motive

13 August, 2014

Leadership and Democracy project on stream with greater govt…

The United States (US) and Guyana have reached final agreement on the design and implementation of the American-funded Leadership and Democracy Project, now that the way has been cleared for the Donald Ramotar administration to be more invo...

Elderly woman beaten and robbed, house burnt

13 August, 2014

Elderly woman beaten and robbed, house burnt

An 81-year old woman was rescued from a burning house at Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara late Tuesday night, villagers said. Her only name has been given as Miss Canterbury who lived alone in a wooden house at Ann's Grove Middle Walk. Po...

Corentyne man shot, robbed

12 August, 2014

Corentyne man shot, robbed

A Corentyne man was shot and he and his mother and wife were robbed of cash by bandits, police said.Thirty-two year old Jerry Babulall of Johanna South, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne was shot to his right hand and has been admitted to a hosp...

GECOM appoints new Deputy Chief Elections Officer

12 August, 2014

GECOM appoints new Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has filled the post of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), according to well-placed sources. Mr. Vishnu Persaud’s appointment was ratified by the seven-member commission on Tuesday, one day before ...

CSEC Mathematics performance improve by 9% , English records slight improvement

12 August, 2014

CSEC Mathematics performance improve by 9% , English records…

A nine percent increase in performance in Mathematics at the 2014 Caribbean Examinations Council Examinations (CSEC) has been deemed the best Guyana has ever done in the subject. The CSEC results that were announced today by Minister of Ed...

Queen’s College student tops CSEC with 19 Grade Ones ; others excel at CAPE

12 August, 2014

Queen’s College student tops CSEC with 19 Grade Ones ; other…

This year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination results clearly reflect that the many investments made by the administration are producing positive outcomes as the country’s top performers are drawn from several of ...

Two arrested for allegedly robbing East Coast Demerara businesswoman

12 August, 2014

Two arrested for allegedly robbing East Coast Demerara busin…

Police on Tuesday arrested two men who attacked and robbed a businesswoman of an undisclosed sum of cash in her East Coast Demerara shop. Investigators said the bandits, one of whom was armed with a gun, changed vehicles in a bid to elude a...

Bogus 'Community Service Officers' in Region One verifying voters list- officials

12 August, 2014

Bogus 'Community Service Officers' in Region One verifying v…

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday warned against unauthorized persons in Region One (Barima-Waini) going on house-to-house verification of the preliminary voters list, but the Region One Executive Officer (REO), Nigel Fisch...

GWI introduces monthly billing

12 August, 2014

GWI introduces monthly billing

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) on Tuesday announced that it has begun a new Monthly Billing Programme from August 1, 2014 for metered GWI customers.  Hence, metered customers will receive a monthly bill for water service from August ...

Automatic Promotion helped improve CSEC performance- Manickchand

12 August, 2014

Automatic Promotion helped improve CSEC performance- Manickc…

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand on Tuesday partly attributed improvements in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) to the Automatic Promotion System (APS) that prevents students from repeating grades or opting t...

New York-based Guyana lawyer guilty of obstruction of justice

12 August, 2014

New York-based Guyana lawyer guilty of obstruction of justic…

(TIMES LEDGER).-A federal jury found Ozone Park Democrat Guyana-born Albert Baldeo guilty of obstruction of justice, but acquitted him of mail and wire fraud charges Monday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.Baldeo, a former Dem...

GWI employee gunned down near Sophia

11 August, 2014

GWI employee gunned down near Sophia

A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee was Monday night gunned down on Eastern Highway, Prashad Nagar while he was riding his motorcycle. He has been identified as 29-year old Marvin Cumbermack of 190 North East La Penitence, Georgetown...

Actor Robin Williams of Mrs. Doubtfire fame commits suicide

11 August, 2014

Actor Robin Williams of Mrs. Doubtfire fame commits suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday i...

General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

11 August, 2014

General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

There were conflicting views on Monday about whether votes by naturalized Guyanese and Commonwealth citizens can determine the outcome of the next general election that is expected within another five months. The People’s Progressive Party ...

PPP hints at general election before no-confidence vote

11 August, 2014

PPP hints at general election before no-confidence vote

General Secretary of the governing People's Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Monday hinted strongly that elections might be called before the National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion.  He said cal...

Ex soldier burns house after threatening to kill family

11 August, 2014

Ex soldier burns house after threatening to kill family

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Monday morning burnt down his house after threatening to kill his family but he has so far not yet been arrested, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred at Enterprise Railwa...

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