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Govt to rush through legislation to allow GECOM to prepare Local Govt elections voters list

Govt to rush through legislation to allow GECOM to prepare Local Govt elections voters list

The government has decided to rush through a key piece of legislation,  one day before the National Assembly goes into a one-month recess, to facilitate the extraction of the voters...

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Splashmins first Guyanese company to get GWR funding for waste water treatment facility

Splashmins first Guyanese company to get GWR funding for waste water treatment facility

Ashmins Fun Park and Resorts (Splashmins and Madewini Villas) on Friday became the first Guyanese company to get money from the Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund (GWRF)  to build a wastewater...

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Case of alleged killer of nine-year old boy adjourned again

03 September, 2015

Case of alleged killer of nine-year old boy adjourned again

The preliminary inquiry into the murder of a nine-year old boy was adjourned again Thursday to facilitate the submission of a psychiatric report.Ryan Bobb-Semple is accused of the murder of Gittens betweenApril 1 and 4 at Cane View Avenue, ...

Govt names rice millers who owe farmers

03 September, 2015

Govt names rice millers who owe farmers

The Guyana government on Thursday called on several rice millers to pay up all monies owed to rice farmers. Rice millers can be prosecuted if they do not pay up.  In recent months, rice millers and farmers have been bracing themselve...

"We will enforce the existing laws against racism more vigorously and vigilantly"- Granger

03 September, 2015

"We will enforce the existing laws against racism more …

President David Granger on Thursday warned that his administration would enforce all laws against those who foment racism, as part of a five-point plan to promote Social Cohesion in this country whose political landscape is racially polariz...

PPP's absence from Social Cohesion round-table: Granger discards witch-hunt claim; UN official urges broad-based involvement

03 September, 2015

PPP's absence from Social Cohesion round-table: Granger disc…

Amid a call by the United Nations (UN) for greater political participation in mapping out Guyana’s social cohesion strategy, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) refused to participate in a national roundtable citing the firing of sev...

East Coast Demerara fire leaves elderly couple homeless

02 September, 2015

East Coast Demerara fire leaves elderly couple homeless

Fire destroyed a house and scorched a nearby general store at Strathspey, East Coast Demerara. Traffic snarled as curious motorists slowed down to take a glimpse of the fire. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that one...

CARICOM SG receives Guyana Private Sector Commission donations for storm-hit Dominica

02 September, 2015

CARICOM SG receives Guyana Private Sector Commission donatio…

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Wednesday received a donation of items from member companies of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC) to support the recovery effort in storm-damaged Dominica, the regional headquarte...

Contractor ordered to fix defective section of East Bank Berbice road

02 September, 2015

Contractor ordered to fix defective section of East Bank Ber…

The East Bank Berbice (EBB) Road, which has been a headache for residents, has been rehabilitated but still has numerous defects that the contractor first has to fix before he hands over the thoroughfare to government, the Ministry of Publi...

No trace of woman missing at Kaieteur; search continues

02 September, 2015

No trace of woman missing at Kaieteur; search continues

The search continued Wednesday with no trace up of a Guyanese woman who was reported missing while visiting Kaieteur National Park with eight other persons. A senior police officer, who is directly connected with the search, said up to 6:57...

'Red Cap' alleged killer charged

02 September, 2015

'Red Cap' alleged killer charged

A 19-year old man was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of  a Tiger Bay, Georgetown resident  well-known as Red Cap. Christopher Stanley was not required to plea when the indictable charge was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLenn...

Brazilian caught with fake ATM cards; withdrew monies from city bank

02 September, 2015

Brazilian caught with fake ATM cards; withdrew monies from c…

A Brazilian man was Wednesday arrested with several fake Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) cards, two of which he had used to withdraw money from a city commercial bank, the Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) , Senior Superi...

National Tree Planting Initiative launched in Board Room

02 September, 2015

National Tree Planting Initiative launched in Board Room

The Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday launched a National Tree Planting Initiative in its Board Room, away from fork and mud. Instead, several plants were handed over to the Georgetown Municipality's Town Clerk, Royston King in plastic ...

GTT, Cable and Wireless to offer high-end services to businesses; GTT unveils new logo

02 September, 2015

GTT, Cable and Wireless to offer high-end services to busine…

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) and Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) are Thursday expected to hold talks on how companies here can benefit from secure data storage and other high-end facilities. “Cable and Wireless h...

Indigenous language preservation and use plan announced

01 September, 2015

Indigenous language preservation and use plan announced

President David Granger Tuesday night announced a raft of measures aimed at salvaging dying Amerindian languages, a move that was immediately welcomed by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA). Addressing the opening of Indigenous Peoples...

Female visitor to Kaieteur Falls presumed missing; tours suspended

01 September, 2015

Female visitor to Kaieteur Falls presumed missing; tours sus…

Police were Tuesday night probing a report that a female Guyanese visitor to Kaieteur National Park has gone missing. Minister responsible for the Environment, Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Online News that all tourism-related flights...

Nagamootoo's pro-govt media stance breaks coalition's promise-GPA

01 September, 2015

Nagamootoo's pro-govt media stance breaks coalition's promis…

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has noted with concern recent reports of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo's interaction with a Chronicle reporter following the publication of a news report in the Guyana Chronicle, over which the Prime Min...

Georgetown Hub commences search for new Global Shapers

01 September, 2015

Georgetown Hub commences search for new Global Shapers

The Global Shapers Community-Georgetown Hub on Tuesday said it is looking for young, extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in the society. "To further strengthen our ability to execute our mandate, the ...

Venezuela and TT oil prices not in competition -Finance Minister

01 September, 2015

Venezuela and TT oil prices not in competition -Finance Mini…

As Guyana looks to Trinidad and Tobago (TT) to buy all of its fuel, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan says Guyana is not losing out given the perceived “attractive” PetroCaribe oil-for –rice deal which Guyana has with Venezuela. But Oppo...

More than 1,000 assault rifle rounds surrendered at start of gun amnesty

01 September, 2015

More than 1,000 assault rifle rounds surrendered at start of…

The Firearm Amnesty commenced at 0900h. today Tuesday September 01, 2015, as scheduled.At 0941h. today a member of the public handed in one thousand, one hundred and ninety one (1,191) 7.62x51 rounds at a Police Station in Georgetown.

Arsonists burn furniture factory and lumber yard

01 September, 2015

Arsonists burn furniture factory and lumber yard

Fire, believed to be the work of arsonists,  early Tuesday morning destroyed part of a furniture factory at Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara Residents lamented the poor response time by fire and police to the scene at  First Street, ...

Volunteer experience in Guyana inspires Penetanguishene woman to write

01 September, 2015

Volunteer experience in Guyana inspires Penetanguishene woma…

Reproduced from Simcoe.com via Midland Mirrorby Jenni Dunning PENETANGUISHENE, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada – After decades of volunteerism and harbouring a dream close to her heart, Penetanguishene’s Nicolette Smith finally made it...

GPHC's CEO sent on leave

01 September, 2015

GPHC's CEO sent on leave

Days after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Michael Khan sat next to Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton and helped him to defend budgeted expenditures; he has been sent on leave. Norton...

GuySuco  employee dies in mishap at Rose Hall estate

31 August, 2015

GuySuco employee dies in mishap at Rose Hall estate

A Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) employee was  Monday evening killed after a Bell Loader he was operating fell into a canal at Rose Hall Estate, East Berbice, according to well-placed sources. Initial information reaching Demerara ...

Jagdeo pledges full support to Granger on border issues; PPP unlikely to attend Social Cohesion conference

31 August, 2015

Jagdeo pledges full support to Granger on border issues; PPP…

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday evening assured President David Granger that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would give its unqualified support to the government in protecting Guyana’s territorial integrity. “The Pres...

BREAKING: Fire raging at  Providence bulk fuel station

31 August, 2015

BREAKING: Fire raging at Providence bulk fuel station

A fire was Monday night raging at a lubricating oil storage bond near a gas station at Providence, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said fire fighters were battling the huge blaze that has  been confined to the bond that st...

Granger, Jagdeo hold talks

31 August, 2015

Granger, Jagdeo hold talks

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo earlier Monday evening, according to the Ministry of the Presidency.They focussed on "several urgent matters which need to be addressed by all Guyanese." A statement by the Minis...

President meets with UN Mission to discuss Venezuela’s claim to Guyana sovereign territory

31 August, 2015

President meets with UN Mission to discuss Venezuela’s claim…

President David Granger Monday morning, met with a special team from the United Nations to discuss his Government's position on the strained relations between Guyana and Venezuela, according to the Ministry of the Presidency Foreign Affair...

Juvenile offenders recaptured

31 August, 2015

Juvenile offenders recaptured

At about 1410h. yesterday Sunday August 30, 2015, it was discovered that three juveniles who were in custody and together in the same lock-ups at the La Grange Police Station had escaped.Two of the juveniles were remanded having been charge...

BREAKING: Guyana back to Trinidad and Tobago as major fuel provider

31 August, 2015

BREAKING: Guyana back to Trinidad and Tobago as major fuel p…

Trinidad and Tobago is now providing the majority of Guyana’s fuel, in the wake of ongoing uncertainty about supplies from economically ruined Venezuela which has been increasingly aggressive over its claim to the Essequibo region and this ...

Stated date for Berbice Bridge toll reduction un-doable, Cabinet to again address matter

31 August, 2015

Stated date for Berbice Bridge toll reduction un-doable, Cab…

Tomorrow September 1, 2015 should be the commencement date for the Berbice Bridge toll reduction, but this 100 day promise iss now undoable since the bridge company has not given the government the go ahead. Finance Minister Winston Jordan ...

Rohee says Ramjattan gunning for “torture cop,” at all cost

31 August, 2015

Rohee says Ramjattan gunning for “torture cop,” at all cost

Former Home Affairs Minister and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has taken up issue with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who he says is going after “torture cop" Narine Lall at all cost regardless...

Ramjattan out to prove Granger wrong on gun amnesty, Rohee unsupportive of initiative

31 August, 2015

Ramjattan out to prove Granger wrong on gun amnesty, Rohee u…

Based on previous studies, former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, is adamant that the government’s “gun amnesty is bound to fail.” He said even President David Granger is aware of this but Ramjattan is out to prove him wrong. During t...

Media policy looming; government says agencies must be responsible

29 August, 2015

Media policy looming; government says agencies must be respo…

Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday August 28 that government is considering a media policy, but has not fully completed the process. The minister was at the time answering questions at Cabinet’s weekly press briefing when he ...

'Red Cap' from Tiger Bay fatally stabbed

29 August, 2015

'Red Cap' from Tiger Bay fatally stabbed

A man well-known as Red Cap was stabbed to death in the north-western Georgetown area known as 'Tiger Bay,' police said. Police have since arrested the prime suspect in the incident. Following is a statement from the Guyana Police Force o...

No more five-year wait for Cuban-trained Guyanese doctors to pursue post-graduate studies

29 August, 2015

No more five-year wait for Cuban-trained Guyanese doctors to…

In an effort to stem the brain-drain, Cuban-trained Guyanese medical doctors no longer have to complete five years of service before they become eligible to pursue post-graduate studies, Health Minister Dr. George Norton announced Saturday ...

Realtor Tony Reid dies

29 August, 2015

Realtor Tony Reid dies

Well-known Guyanese realtor, Anthony 'Tony' Reid has died after a long battle with diabetes, according to well-placed sources. He was in his 60s. Reid of Tony Reid's Realty, Duncan Street, Bel Air Park, Georgetown died at a city hospital on...

Bitter row in GMSA over CCJ's US$6 M award to Surinamese company; lawyers also scold GMSA for "irresponsible" statement

29 August, 2015

Bitter row in GMSA over CCJ's US$6 M award to Surinamese com…

Guyana’s legal fraternity on Saturday chided the Guyana Manufacturers Association (GMSA) for calling on government not to pay a US$6 million compensation awarded to a Surinamese beverage company, Rudisa, by the Caribbean Court of Justice (C...

UN team arrives to explore another means of settling Guyana- Venezuela border controversy

28 August, 2015

UN team arrives to explore another means of settling Guyana-…

A United Nations (UN) will from Saturday begin a fact-finding mission to Guyana to explore another way of settling the decades-old border controversy with Venezuela, the Foreign Ministry announced Friday night.The UN Mission is led by Chief...

CDB makes Emergency Relief Grant available to Dominica

28 August, 2015

CDB makes Emergency Relief Grant available to Dominica

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an Emergency Relief Grant of USD 200,000 is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Heavy rains from ...

Legal, administrative hurdles about to be cleared for local govt elections

28 August, 2015

Legal, administrative hurdles about to be cleared for local …

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says government has promised to pilot legislative changes through the National Assembly to pave the way for the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE). The elections management authority says gov...

Govt mulls bailout of cash-strapped NIS

28 August, 2015

Govt mulls bailout of cash-strapped NIS

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Friday announced that government could soon be going into the Consolidated Fund to bail out the cash-strapped National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Contributing to the debate on the amendment of the Income Tax...

Guyana offers to rush relief to storm-ravaged Dominica

28 August, 2015

Guyana offers to rush relief to storm-ravaged Dominica

Guyana’s government and opposition on Friday united in expressing solidarity with the people of Dominica whose island has been devastated by Tropical Storm Erika. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced that Guyana was read to rush relief...

Finance Minister denies refusing to answer opposition questions on budget

28 August, 2015

Finance Minister denies refusing to answer opposition questi…

The Finance Minister has denied dodging budgetary questions during scrutiny of the 2015 estimates as is being touted by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). The opposition is bitter over the fact that scrutiny of the estimates was reduced...

Govt's proposed Berbice Bridge toll reduction in limbo

28 August, 2015

Govt's proposed Berbice Bridge toll reduction in limbo

While the government has vowed to reduce the Berbice Bridge toll as at September 1, they now fear that delay tactics are being employed to frustrate the fulfillment of that 100 day campaign promise. This is according to Minister of Finance ...

UG not in need of student loan subvention- Finance Minister

28 August, 2015

UG not in need of student loan subvention- Finance Minister

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan says that the University of Guyana was not alloted anusums in the 2015 Budget estimates because there is enough in the agency's revovling fund.The Minister was responding to opposition allegations during C...

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