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Caribbean tax essay winners announced

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...

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Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

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...

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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...

Police probing gun attack on GRA officers

17 July, 2014

Police probing gun attack on GRA officers

The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an armed attack on four officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority’s  (GRA) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LIED) at around 23:25hrs Wednesday night in the vicinity of Dundee...

Colwyn Harding bailed on alleged robbery with violence charge

17 July, 2014

Colwyn Harding bailed on alleged robbery with violence charg…

Colwyn Harding, who has sued the State for more than GUY$80 million for alleged torture and other constitutional infringements, on Thursday appeared in court on a charge of robbery with violence. He pleaded not guilty to the offence he alle...

Essequibo rice miller gets cash to pay paddy farmers

16 July, 2014

Essequibo rice miller gets cash to pay paddy farmers

Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast on Wednesday began receiving outstanding payments for paddy from Golden Fleece Rice Investment, even as government hoped that commercial banks would provide advances to the millers. Demerara Waves Online ...

Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

16 July, 2014

Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

Two persons were killed Wednesday evening when a minibus ran off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.Dead are the driver, 29-year old Roger Hutson of Retrieve Linden and 36-year old Kathleen Marks who was a mother of four children. Linden Hosp...

Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

16 July, 2014

Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

A contingent of 42 Guyanese scouts is due to participate in the 15th Caribbean Scout Jamboree to be held later this month in Curacao, according to Assistant District Commissioner Theon Hope.The nine leaders and 33 Explorer and Venture Scout...

Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

16 July, 2014

Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

A gold miner of Nappie, Lethem was Wednesday refused bail on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Godfrey Jonas, 55, told Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that he was innocent of the charge a...

Home Ministry backs down from six-month birth certificate-for-passport rule

16 July, 2014

Home Ministry backs down from six-month birth certificate-fo…

In the wake of a public outcry, the Home Affairs Ministry on Wednesday backed down from its original demand and said applicants for new passports must now furnish birth certificates that have been obtained no more than two years before.Orig...

Counterfeit flour found in Linden

16 July, 2014

Counterfeit flour found in Linden

The National Milling Company (NAMILCO) has found a shopkeeper in the mining town of Linden retailing counterfeit flour packaged in NAMILCO’s bags, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) said in a statement on Wednesday. T...

Alleged embezzler on bail

16 July, 2014

Alleged embezzler on bail

A man, who allegedly embezzled GUY$1.58 million from his employer in the interior, was Wednesday granted GUY$250,000 bail.Clive Nero,32, of Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charge when he appeared before Chief Magi...

Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

16 July, 2014

Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill on Wednesday denied that he uttered hate speech against homosexuals but insisted that he is opposed to children being adopted by same-sex couples. “It’s unnatural for two people of the same sex t...

Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competition

16 July, 2014

Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competitio…

ASTANA TIMES – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the KazakhstanUnion of Journalists, announced the winners of the first international journalism competition, “Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media,” on July 1.T...

Fire Juan Edghill over gay hate speech- SASOD

15 July, 2014

Fire Juan Edghill over gay hate speech- SASOD

A Guyanese gay rights group on Tuesday called on government to sack Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill because he allegedly uttered hate speech against the homosexual community.The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination’s (SAS...

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

14 July, 2014

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PP…

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday debunked claims by the three ruling party-nominated commissioners that the local government elections machinery was rusty and could lead to disenfranchisement. Suru...

Guyana hosts U.S. Military Cadets to foster cultural understanding

14 July, 2014

Guyana hosts U.S. Military Cadets to foster cultural underst…

For the second year in a row, Guyana will host the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, as part of the longstanding partnership between the Florida National Guard, the U.S. Army Cadet Command, the U.S. Embassy in ...

CBSI Supports Third International Port Security Training Program

14 July, 2014

CBSI Supports Third International Port Security Training Pro…

In a cooperative effort between the United States and Guyana to improve global maritime transport security, the US Embassy in Georgetown facilitated a week-long workshop on auditing management systems, the American Embassy here said in a st...

Venezuela's aggression a setback to some offshore oil exploration

14 July, 2014

Venezuela's aggression a setback to some offshore oil explor…

Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Monday said offshore exploration in areas being contested by neighbouring Venezuela is facing “some setback.”In apparent reference to the expulsion and temporary seizure of the Malay...

Bandit shot dead outside auto spare parts store

14 July, 2014

Bandit shot dead outside auto spare parts store

A bandit was shot dead and a handgun recovered during an armed robbery at an auto spares store on Sheriff and Duncan Streets, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Leslie James said. Police said in a statement that the unidentifi...

"Rising Star" Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote

13 July, 2014

"Rising Star" Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West …

Given the option to save one "Rising Star" contestant this week, the west coast voters opted to push Lisa Punch into the quarterfinals.With a new phase of the “Rising Star” competition came a new mechanism by which the west coastviewership,...

Gotze goal hands Germany World Cup

13 July, 2014

Gotze goal hands Germany World Cup

(ESPN).-Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time after a stunning extra-time strike by substitute Mario Gotze secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina.After 113 goalless minutes in the World Cup final, Gotze -- a second-half sub...

Hunter shot dead; outboard motor, gun stolen

13 July, 2014

Hunter shot dead; outboard motor, gun stolen

An elderly former hunter was shot dead and his firearm and outboard motor were apparently stolen, a family member said. The decomposed body of 70-year old Osmond Fiedtkou  of Groete Creek, Essequibo River was removed Sunday morning and...

PPP losing East Indian support-base; time to share power with opposition - Ramkarran

13 July, 2014

PPP losing East Indian support-base; time to share power wit…

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Committee member, Ralph Ramkarran has said that that political organization would ultimately have to give into power-sharing because the latest population census shows that its traditional E...

Five BK employees arrested for stealing spare parts

12 July, 2014

Five BK employees arrested for stealing spare parts

Five employees of BK Group of Companies were taken into police custody Saturday afternoon after they were caught allegedly stealing Mack Trucks spare parts from the company valued approximately GUY$40 million. The company said in a stateme...

Local govt elections machinery rusty - PPP Commissioners on GECOM

12 July, 2014

Local govt elections machinery rusty - PPP Commissioners on …

In the wake of repeated calls by Western Diplomats for the Donald Ramotar administration to call long-delayed Local Government Elections, three Election Commissioners affilated to the ruling party on Saturday said the electoral machinery is...

Guyana-registered cargo ship intercepted with ganja in int'l waters

12 July, 2014

Guyana-registered cargo ship intercepted with ganja in int'l…

A Guyanese-registered cargo vessel, which was returning to Guyana from Jamaica, was intercepted with more than 5,000 pounds of compressed marijuana as well as illegal weapons, sources said Saturday. The vessel named MV An-Nur usually transp...

PNCR names five-member Disciplinary Committee to probe Kissoon-Clarke altercation

12 July, 2014

PNCR names five-member Disciplinary Committee to probe Kisso…

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has established a five-member Disciplinary Committee to investigate a recent altercation between the party’s General Secretary, Oscar Clarke and Vanessa Kissoon. While Clarke is expected to appea...

US$4 million more needed to fix Skeldon Sugar factory- officials

12 July, 2014

US$4 million more needed to fix Skeldon Sugar factory- offic…

The troubled Skeldon Sugar Factory needs another US$4 million in modifications before it can grind at its maximum as was envisaged when it was commissioned five years ago, top officials said Friday.Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Suga...

Region 10 PNCR members threaten "political action" over Kissoon's suspension

11 July, 2014

Region 10 PNCR members threaten "political action"…

A number of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) members and leaders have warned their party leader, David Granger that they would be forced to take “political action” if Vanessa Kissoon’s matter is not handled to their satisfaction.Kis...

Guysuco outlines some cost cutting measures

11 July, 2014

Guysuco outlines some cost cutting measures

The cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) plans to cut its operational costs by, among other measures, using bio-fertilizer and leasing more lands to private cane farmers, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Raj Singh told a bipartisan H...

National Chess Coach walks out of court a free man

11 July, 2014

National Chess Coach walks out of court a free man

National Chess Coach, Wendell Meusa walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates' Court a free man after the woman who accused him of unlawfully assaulting her with intent to rob decided to no longer provide evidence in the case. Shaleeza Moham...

Two escape during marijuana, ammo find

11 July, 2014

Two escape during marijuana, ammo find

Two men fled police Friday afternoon, leaving behind a sizeable amount of marijuana and ammuniton at a camp at Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice. Police said they found 178 twelve gauge shotgun cartridges and 4.5 kilogrammes of dried ...

Lindener jailed for huge drugs haul

11 July, 2014

Lindener jailed for huge drugs haul

The man who was caught with a huge haul of cocaine and marijuana and cocaine at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara on Friday pleaded guilty and was jailed and fined one day before he celebrates his 45th birthday. Construction worker, Dexter D...

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