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Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal investigations, …scores congregate to cheer her removal

Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal investigations, …scores congregate to cheer her removal

by Zena Henry It took some amount of effort to not only remove the contentious acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba from the Council Chamber when a majority vote was given for...

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Sooba gets the boot as Council activates no-confidence motion

Sooba gets the boot as Council activates no-confidence motion

by Zena Henry The long rope may have finally come to its end for controversial City Town Clerk Carol Sooba of the Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) prepare to activate their...

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Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

24 May, 2015

Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fi…

(THE JET NEWSPAPER).-The University of Fiji announces the appointment of Professor Premnarine Misir of Georgetown Guyana as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University.In making the announcement the Pro-Chancellor of The University if Fiji, M...

President, Chinese investors for major meeting

24 May, 2015

President, Chinese investors for major meeting

Chinese residents and investors in Guyana are later this week expected to discuss a range of burning issues with President David Granger at meeting of the Guyana-China Business Council, according to that businessn organisation's Chairman, C...

Government to meet, assess Guyana IDB representative

24 May, 2015

Government to meet, assess Guyana IDB representative

by Zena HenryAs the new government continues to assess their foreign representatives, Finance Minister Winston Jordan is slated to meet with Guyana's Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative hours from now to determine whether h...

Guyanese death squad drug lord ; Jagdeo's friend Ed Ahmad likely to testify against New York State Senator

24 May, 2015

Guyanese death squad drug lord ; Jagdeo's friend Ed Ahmad li…

Reproduced from New York Post One was the drug-trafficking leader of a South American death squad. The other is a former airline baggage handler now serving a life sentence for drug running. Shaheed "Roger" Khan and Victor Bourne are just...

Five confirmed dead following Lion Mountain accident

24 May, 2015

Five confirmed dead following Lion Mountain accident

By Zena Henry Police are currently investigating the death of five miners who were killed in a vehicular accident that occurred in the interior location of Lion Mountain late last week. Demerara Waves was unable to ascertain the identity o...

Two arrested in connection with death of woman, missing cash

23 May, 2015

Two arrested in connection with death of woman, missing cash

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 68-year old woman whose body was found bound and gagged in her home, police said. The motive for the death was unclear but police said “a sum of cash has been reported missing fro...

Financial power, policy guidance unavailable to new ministries until budget

23 May, 2015

Financial power, policy guidance unavailable to new ministri…

by Zena Henry With almost every ministry receiving a name change under the new Administration, heads of agencies are financially powerless until the budget is passed according to the Constitution. President David Granger has changed the na...

Steps being taken to alleviate flooding of Essequibo rice lands

23 May, 2015

Steps being taken to alleviate flooding of Essequibo rice la…

The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) are working assiduously to alleviate the flooding of rice lands on the Essequibo Coast, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). The issue w...

'Big government' unjustified without proper study- Henry Jeffrey

23 May, 2015

'Big government' unjustified without proper study- Henry Jef…

The size of Guyana’s new cabinet and ministerial designations appear to be too large and inexplicable in the absence of a proper study that seeks to justify it, according to Political Analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey. “Nothing I know seems to sug...

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig elections

22 May, 2015

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig electio…

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of colluding with the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to rig the general electio...

Lethem road repairs continue

22 May, 2015

Lethem road repairs continue

Repairs to the badly eroded road to Lethem are continuing and already light vehicular traffic is being allowed and by Saturday vehicles five tonnes or less would be allowed, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said in a statement.Temporar...

PPP says Ramsammy's oil comment was personal

22 May, 2015

PPP says Ramsammy's oil comment was personal

by Zena Henry The defeated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is not on the same page with former Agriculture Minister Leslie Ramsammy who believes that the international community traded Guyana’s free and fair election for the country’s new...

Granger defends Cabinet of few young persons

22 May, 2015

Granger defends Cabinet of few young persons

President David Granger on Friday defended the establishment of a cabinet of older persons, saying that several junior ministers have been appointed to understudy their older colleagues who are experienced in various fields. “I think that w...

Pres. Granger, WPA's Ogunseye differ over no APNU executive meeting

22 May, 2015

Pres. Granger, WPA's Ogunseye differ over no APNU executive …

President David Granger and an Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) are at odds over the decision by the coalition’s leader not to call an executive meeting shortly after the electoral victory to discuss the way forward. ...

Code of Conduct for ministers, other parliamentarians

22 May, 2015

Code of Conduct for ministers, other parliamentarians

by Zena Henry A few modifications will be made to the existing Code of Conduct for Ministers and Parliamentarians, but this new instrument in ensuring responsibility and accountability is poised to become a condition of service for holding...

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

22 May, 2015

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese c…

Newly appointed Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan plans to launch a wide-ranging probe into the alleged sale of Guyanese visas and citizenship to mainly Chinese, Indians and Brazilians. Describing the alleged racket as “huge,” ...

Govt to pass tight amendments to anti-money laundering law

22 May, 2015

Govt to pass tight amendments to anti-money laundering law

by Zena Henry With just over a week more to go for the expected re-opening of Parliament, the Coalition government is prepared to use its majority to push through the required amendments to the 2009 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation ...

Woman allegedly caught with cocaine at airport

21 May, 2015

Woman allegedly caught with cocaine at airport

At about 1315h. today Thursday May 21, 2015, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch arrested a female Guyanese National at the Ogle Airport after 1kilogram 462 grams of cocaine were found strapped to her body.She is in police custody assistin...

Fire fighters handed over to police for allegedly stealing radio sets

21 May, 2015

Fire fighters handed over to police for allegedly stealing r…

Two fire fighters attached to the Guyana Fire Service headquarters were Thursday handed over to police after they were allegedly involved in the theft of several radio communication sets during the election period,  a senior official s...

Focus more on Tech-Voc Education- Caribbean Development Bank

21 May, 2015

Focus more on Tech-Voc Education- Caribbean Development Bank

Specific challenges of giving youth the right training and tools for the labour market were examined in a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study presented today at a seminar at the 45th Annual General Meeting of the CDB’s Board of Gove...

Guyana's youth unemployment at staggering 40 percent

21 May, 2015

Guyana's youth unemployment at staggering 40 percent

Guyana's youth unemployment rate is about 40 percent, according to a recent study by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The study, which is entitled “Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Developm...

CARICOM extends condolences to Guyana on mining tragedy

21 May, 2015

CARICOM extends condolences to Guyana on mining tragedy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to the Government and people of Guyana following the mining disaster in Konawaruk on Sunday, 17 May, that claimed the lives of at least ten miners. The Community has also...

Marketing Guyana, training school necessary for improved Tourism- Minister Hughes

21 May, 2015

Marketing Guyana, training school necessary for improved Tou…

by Zena Henry The recently appointed Tourism Minister, Catherine Hughes is set to embark on a major marketing drive for Guyana away from the images of crime, violence and a dirty capital. She believes that the country needs an, "entire pub...

GECOM awaiting parties before gazetting election results

21 May, 2015

GECOM awaiting parties before gazetting election results

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) it yet to publish the results of  Elections 2015 in the Official Gazette despite having declared the final results of these elections last Saturday. From several indications the results will not...

PPP pickets GECOM as part of intensified campaign for vote recount

21 May, 2015

PPP pickets GECOM as part of intensified campaign for vote r…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday intensified protests against the recent general election results, even as it fine tunes preparations to file an  Elections Petition in the hope of having the polls declared fraudu...

Substantial oil discovery off Guyana points to need for Sovereign Wealth Fund

20 May, 2015

Substantial oil discovery off Guyana points to need for Sove…

by Chevy Devonish Exxon Mobile's announcement on Wednesday of a "significant oil discovery in the Stabroek Block...approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana," bears promising prospects for a healthy Sovereign Wealth Fund (SFW) for Guyana.The...

Politically appointed Ambassadors will get the boot-Foreign Affairs Minister

20 May, 2015

Politically appointed Ambassadors will get the boot-Foreign …

by Zena HenryThe first order of business for newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge will be to ensure the posting of Ambassadors to the designated countries where Guyana has their Embassies or Consulates. But many of these...

Remedial work ongoing to restore Linden/Lethem road

20 May, 2015

Remedial work ongoing to restore Linden/Lethem road

by Zena Henry Minister of Infrastructure, David Patterson is awaiting some positive news as to the early reopening of the collapsed Linden to Lethem road which saw some sections being washed away due to heavy rainfall.Patterson, who was sw...

15 Ministers sworn in

20 May, 2015

15 Ministers sworn in

The A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) + Alliance for Change (AFC) coalition this afternoon swore-in 15 persons who are to serve as ministers of government.First up was the AFC's Moses Nagamootoo who, taking over from predecessor Samue...

President intends to make formal invitation for PPP to join the Coalition

20 May, 2015

President intends to make formal invitation for PPP to join …

by Zena Henry President intends to make formal invitation for PPP to join the CoalitionThe People's Progressive Party (PPP) will be left with the option of joining the unity movement as President David Granger is preparing to make a formal...

Pres Granger to establish Public Servants Staff College, returns to Collective Bargaining and gears for “unbribeable” public sector in first meeting with PS, heads of departments

20 May, 2015

Pres Granger to establish Public Servants Staff College, ret…

by Zena Henry Among the few but significant changes to be made by President David Granger to revamp and dignify the ailing public sector is the establishment of a Public Servant Staff College, the increase in wages and the return of the Co...

ExxonMobil announces significant Oil discovery offshore Guyana

20 May, 2015

ExxonMobil announces significant Oil discovery offshore Guya…

 Liza-1 well encounters more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs Well is first on 6.6-million acre Stabroek Block and drilled to 17,825 feet IRVING, Texas, May 20, 2015 – Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced...

Ministry of Amerindian Affairs to be renamed

20 May, 2015

Ministry of Amerindian Affairs to be renamed

The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs is to be renamed the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry and, like most other ministries, would be focusing on business development, according to President David Granger. “In the Indigenous Peoples Affairs...

Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; traffic halted

19 May, 2015

Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; t…

Sections of the Linden to Lethem Road have been washed away by heavy rainfall and the lone-north-south corridor to the Rupununi has become impassable, sources confirmed. Several passenger buses and other vehicles have not departed Georgetow...

Multi-million dollar robbery at businessman's home likely 'inside job'

19 May, 2015

Multi-million dollar robbery at businessman's home likely 'i…

Bandits Tuesday morning invaded the East Coast Demerara home of a businessman, tied up his employees and carted off more than GUY$17 million in foreign currency in what appears to have been conducted with the assistance of someone with sens...

Investigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance of NSC financial records

19 May, 2015

Investigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance …

by Zena Henry An investigation is to be launched into the alleged disappearance of items belonging, in particular, to the National Sports Commission (NSC), Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Alfred King. This ...

Court injunction blocked inspection of mining pit where 10 miners died

19 May, 2015

Court injunction blocked inspection of mining pit where 10 m…

The death of 10 miners in a pit at Region Eight, which occurred due to a breach of safety measures, could have been possibly avoided if there was no injunction that barred the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) from enforcing regulations, ...

Govt orders police transfers put on hold

19 May, 2015

Govt orders police transfers put on hold

by Zena Henry The government has put a hold on all police transfers until further notice The transfer of the Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner Leslie James is among , according to well-placed sour...

Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities

19 May, 2015

Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities

by Zena Henry The A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration is setting for a grand display of activities as the country nears its 49th Independence Anniversary, and prepares for  the inau...

Bodies of several miners identified

19 May, 2015

Bodies of several miners identified

Dead miners identifiedThe lifeless bodies of five the ten miners who failed to escape when a mining pit caved – in Mousie, Region Eight (Potaro – Siparuni) over the weekend were this morning taken to the Lyken Funeral Home and three of them...

Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

18 May, 2015

Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minist…

President David Granger plans to designate the Office of the President as the Ministry of the Presidency and make the Head of the Presidential Secretariat a Minister of State, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA) Granger t...

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

18 May, 2015

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

by Zena Henry Former Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy believes that international players engineered the outcome of Guyana’s just concluded general elections because at least one of them wants to put its hand on the oil industry. E...

Bodies of six unidentified gold miners found in caved-in mining pit; search continues for four others

18 May, 2015

Bodies of six unidentified gold miners found in caved-in min…

The bodies of six of the 10 miners, who were trapped in a caved-in mining pit at Mowasi in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) were recovered Monday but their identities are unknown, according to a senior police officer. The police officer said ...

Edward B. Beharry staff robbed of cash, gun

18 May, 2015

Edward B. Beharry staff robbed of cash, gun

Another gun is now in the hands of criminals during a robbery committed on a delivery truck on the East Coast Demerara early Monday afternoon. Police said that about 1230h. today Monday May 18, 2015, an armed security guard and t...

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