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Laptops for "friends" and "cronies"- PPP

Laptops for "friends" and "cronies"- PPP

The opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), despite having no tangible, substantiating evidence, says it suspects the current administration plans to allocate laptops under the One Laptop per Family (OLPF)...

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“You don’t need a salary to be decent and honest,” PPP to decide on accepting government pay increases

“You don’t need a salary to be decent and honest,” PPP to decide on accepting government pay…

by Zena Henry The main opposition in its severe critique of the government’s decision to increase Vice Presidents and ministers' salaries says fatter pay packets are not needed to maintain integrity. The...

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Chief Prison Officer allegedly caught with marijuana at G/town Prison

02 August, 2015

Chief Prison Officer allegedly caught with marijuana at G/to…

A Chief Prison Officer at the Georgetown Prison was Saturday night arrested for allegedly being in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and other items, according to well-placed sources. He has been identified as Marvin Azore of Onio...

Essequibo Coast businessman shot, robbed

02 August, 2015

Essequibo Coast businessman shot, robbed

A businessman of Henrietta Village,  Essequibo Coast was shot and injured during an armed robbery at his shop, police said. Nursing a gunshot injury to his left foot is 47-year old Mark Warner. He has been admitted to the Suddie Hospit...

Trio arrested in Linden for GUY$1 million robbery committed on Enmore man

02 August, 2015

Trio arrested in Linden for GUY$1 million robbery committed …

Three men have been arrested, along with two guns and a large quantity of cash, following a GUY$1 million robbery committed on a businessman, police said. Investigators were told that at about 1PM Saturday, August 1, 2015, 43-year old Nares...

Venezuela demands that Guyana immediately corrects maritime boundary

02 August, 2015

Venezuela demands that Guyana immediately corrects maritime …

Venezuela is formally demanding that Guyana immediately corrects an aspect of its maritime boundary related to the Essequibo River. “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has sent today, through the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affa...

Former AG feels vindicated of Crum-Ewing alleged murder connection, slams media for sensational reporting

01 August, 2015

Former AG feels vindicated of Crum-Ewing alleged murder conn…

by Zena Henry Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall feels vindicated of his connection to Rajput Narine, his former body guard who was arrested as a part of a probe into the killing of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. Crum-Ewing ha...

Secret recordings to help go after corrupt cops; more surveillance cameras for Georgetown

01 August, 2015

Secret recordings to help go after corrupt cops; more survei…

The Guyana government wants to ‘wire’ civilians to go after bad cops, while at the same time widen video surveillance of most of Georgetown to capture criminals, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan announced on Saturday. Grappling w...

Guyana eyeing other rice markets

01 August, 2015

Guyana eyeing other rice markets

Guyana hopes to sell more rice to other non-traditional markets as the South American country desperately searches for new markets to make up for the looming loss of the lucrative Venezuelan market. Second Vice President, Khemraj Ramjattan ...

Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana to set up Joint Commission

31 July, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana to set up Joint Commission

Reproduced from Trinidad Express TRINIDAD and Tobago and Guyana have agreed to a Joint Commission to initiate and oversee collaboration in construction, education, business and other areas where it would be mutually beneficial to deepen ti...

Communities Minster unearths ghost fund for Amerindians, insists on greater control by regions

31 July, 2015

Communities Minster unearths ghost fund for Amerindians, ins…

by Zena Henry Local democratic organs are being pushed to take greater control of their respective locations since their oversight prevents many inconsistencies and the emergence of shady funds, Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan said ...

UK sugar company says "complex" future faces sugar industry

31 July, 2015

UK sugar company says "complex" future faces sugar…

The United Kingdom-based Tate and Lyle Sugars- one of Guyana’s major sugar buyers- appears more keen on offering technical assistance to the cash-strapped  Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) rather than investing it. "They advised tha...

Government to cancel opposition diplomatic passports if not returned to the State

31 July, 2015

Government to cancel opposition diplomatic passports if not …

by Zena Henry The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will again request the return of diplomatic passports still in the possession of the former People's Progressive Party (PPP) administration. Almost three months after the former government lost...

UN Secretary General in telephone conversation with Pres. Granger

31 July, 2015

UN Secretary General in telephone conversation with Pres. Gr…

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon on Thursday held a telephone conversation with the President of Guyana, David Granger on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, the UN Chief's office said in a statement. The phone call follo...

Ex-cop accused of gun-related offences shot

31 July, 2015

Ex-cop accused of gun-related offences shot

A former policeman, who was previously charged with robbery and attempted murder, was shot late Thursday night. An unlicensed .38 revolver with three rounds were recovered nearby, leading police to speculate that the man was unable to draw ...

Granger-Maduro talks not ruled out

31 July, 2015

Granger-Maduro talks not ruled out

Guyana’s President, David Granger will be open to talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro on the simmering border row between their two neighbouring countries, according to Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “There is room for d...

Defence Board to discuss GDF Officer's name in govt vehicle scam

31 July, 2015

Defence Board to discuss GDF Officer's name in govt vehicle …

The link between former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard Commander, Gary Beaton and his partner, former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford in an alleged vehicle scam is to be discussed by the Defence Board in early August,...

Guyana to lose GUY$1 billion annually after Environmental Tax is repealed

30 July, 2015

Guyana to lose GUY$1 billion annually after Environmental Ta…

Guyana stands to lose at least GUY$1 billion annually after the National Assembly repeals an environmental tax on beverage containers in keeping with a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),  Finance Minister Winston Jordan sa...

Several constitutional bodies now financially independent

30 July, 2015

Several constitutional bodies now financially independent

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill, thus making the legislation an Act of Parliament and guaranteeing the financial independence of several constitutional bodies. As was the ca...

Local Govt Elections likely in December

30 July, 2015

Local Govt Elections likely in December

by Zena Henry The long-awaited Local Government Elections are expected to held in December, according to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan. He made the announcement during his contribution to parliamentary debate on Local Government (...

Government gazettes Maritime Regulations to delimit internal waters

30 July, 2015

Government gazettes Maritime Regulations to delimit internal…

by Zena Henry The Guyanese government on Thursday announced that steps have been taken to demarcate the  country’s jurisdictional zone in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Though not directly ...

“Innocent until proven guilty”, charged former ministers remain on PPP Parliamentary list

30 July, 2015

“Innocent until proven guilty”, charged former ministers rem…

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will not be making any rash decisions as it is left to evaluate the collateral damage it can suffer by taking two charged former ministers to National Assembly. Former Public Service Minister Jennifer We...

Budget Day is August 10

30 July, 2015

Budget Day is August 10

Guyana's National Budget for 2015 will be tabled in the National Assembly on Monday August 10, Finance Miniuster Winston Jordan announced on Thursday. The budget would only be valid for the remainder of the year. The package of revenue an...

BREAKING: Fmr. Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran appears in court for insulting Sherlena Nageer

30 July, 2015

BREAKING: Fmr. Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran appears in cou…

Former Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran was Thursday arraigned on a charge of using insulting language against women and children rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this year. Appearing before Whim Magistrate, Charlyn Artiga, Ramsar...

Lotto monies for Consolidated Fund

30 July, 2015

Lotto monies for Consolidated Fund

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan will soon issue an order for the Lotto Fund be paid directly into Guyana’s consolidated fund. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the announcement was made by Minister of Governance Raph...

NGO helps improve livelihood in Pomeroon community

30 July, 2015

NGO helps improve livelihood in Pomeroon community

The almost 1,000 residents of Akawini, Pomeroon River are benefitting from a GUY$42 million community development project that includes improved housing, better transportation and a boost to small business. The initiatives in the Region Two...

New Amsterdam Hospital nurse poisoned; police to grill her colleagues

30 July, 2015

New Amsterdam Hospital nurse poisoned; police to grill her c…

Investigators were Thursday continuing their probe into the alleged poisoning of a nurse while on duty at the New Amsterdam Hospital, according to police sources. Still hospitalized is Nurse Tameka Carter. Crime sleuths have already taken a...

Former Minister, subordinate will not face High Court trial on larceny, forgery charges

29 July, 2015

Former Minister, subordinate will not face High Court trial …

by Zena Henry The criminal trial against former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford and Chief Personnel Officer of the said ministry, Margret Cummings, will be heard at the Georgetown Magistrate Court as the women have opted to b...

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

29 July, 2015

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or…

Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc. and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc. will have their contracts, which allows them to harvest timber from Guyana's forests, terminated if they fail to commence value-added operations by year-end, says Gover...

Former Health Minister will be charged in “slap and strip” episode -Crime Chief

29 July, 2015

Former Health Minister will be charged in “slap and strip” e…

by Zena Henry Former Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran could be the next member of the former People's Progressive Party (PPP) government to face the court; this time on a charge of abuse.The information comes hours after the former Public Se...

Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministry; no fingers pointing at Jenny Westford

29 July, 2015

Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministr…

Governance Minister, Raphael Trotman, on Wednesday, confirmed reports of financial irregularity concerning “tens of millions of dollars” which occurred in the Ministry of Public Service which now falls under the Ministry of the Presidency. ...

Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced

29 July, 2015

Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced

Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, today announced that the Berbice River Bridge toll will be reduced to an amount which has already been communicated to Finance Minister, Winston Jordon. Trotman, who made this revelation during Wedn...

Fmr govt minister Jennifer Westford, PSM Personnel Officer on total of GUY$2 million bail for vehicle scam

29 July, 2015

Fmr govt minister Jennifer Westford, PSM Personnel Officer o…

Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the acquisition and transfer of several government vehicles and they were granted a to...

Govt using DPP, police to go after PPP members, says party

28 July, 2015

Govt using DPP, police to go after PPP members, says party

Just hours after police were advised to charge former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford in connection with the alleged acquisition of government vehicles, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) accused government of using the law ...

CJIA expansion project still suspended

28 July, 2015

CJIA expansion project still suspended

by Zena Henry The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project remains suspended as it is expected that government and executive officials from the Chinese construction company China Habour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) are...

UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

28 July, 2015

UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: M…

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.Maduro made the remarks after meeting with UN S...

Bandit struck down, leaving gun and cash behind

28 July, 2015

Bandit struck down, leaving gun and cash behind

A bandit was Tuesday afternoon knocked down by a car, leaving behind a hand gun and GUY$200,000 that he had moments earlier grabbed from a woman who had stopped because the motor vehicle she was travelling in had sustained a puncture, polic...

Sean Hinds saga:  PPP hints government conspiracy to taint party members; AFC chair says no political agenda attached

28 July, 2015

Sean Hinds saga: PPP hints government conspiracy to taint p…

by Zena Henry General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has hinted act a conspiracy by the government to taint members of the former government as criminal elements or affiliates.Rohee’s assertion about a plot...

Jennifer Westford to be charged in connection with acquiring State-owned vehicles

28 July, 2015

Jennifer Westford to be charged in connection with acquiring…

Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford is to be charged in connection with the alleged purchase and attempted transfer of several government vehicles, police confirmed. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Sen...

Police get more time to detain suspect in killing of Hamson's owner

28 July, 2015

Police get more time to detain suspect in killing of Hamson'…

The High Court has given granted Guyanese police more time to permission to detain a prime suspect in the killing of the owner of Hamson General Store, Farouk Hamid, beyond the initial 72 hours. Head of the Criminal Investigations Departmen...

Self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds refusing to cooperate, says police

27 July, 2015

Self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds refusing to co…

Self-confessed death squad member Sean Hinds was Monday still in police custody, hours after he surrendered in the company of his lawyer, but he is refusing to cooperate. “So far he is not cooperating with the police as a number of question...

Guyana escapes US punishment for doing little to combat human trafficking

27 July, 2015

Guyana escapes US punishment for doing little to combat huma…

The United States (US) this year opted not to punish Guyana for continuing to do little to combat trafficking of Guyanese and foreign nationals but indicates that much now depends on implementing a plan against this form of modern day slave...

Commercial bank floats system to pay paddy farmers promptly

27 July, 2015

Commercial bank floats system to pay paddy farmers promptly

One of Guyana’s major lenders to the rice industry on Monday proposed a new system to pay paddy farmers on time rather than enforce the law that could see millers licenses being revoked if they do not settle their debts within a given time ...

PPP's budget talk dismays Finance Minister

27 July, 2015

PPP's budget talk dismays Finance Minister

by Zena Henry Finance Minister Winston Jordan is somewhat appalled by statements from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) following his invitation to the opposition for their input into the 2015 budget. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohe...

Granger-led govt must provide evidence or shut up- PPP

27 July, 2015

Granger-led govt must provide evidence or shut up- PPP

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) seems to be getting tired of government’s claims of public office irregularities and reiterated that the administration should either provide evidence and lock up wrongdoers or shut up. Ge...

Rice flour-wheaten flour mix being considered

27 July, 2015

Rice flour-wheaten flour mix being considered

Amid the impending collapse of the Venezuelan and Panamanian rice markets and low world market prices, the Guyana government is exploring the possibility of mixing rice flour with wheaten flour. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agricu...

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