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GPHC's CEO sent on leave

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...

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GuySuco  employee dies in mishap at Rose Hall estate

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...

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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...

Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food safety systems

27 August, 2015

Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food sa…

Industry figures and government officials from across the Caribbean fishing industry Tuesday wrapped up two days of talks here acknowledging they were at the very early stages of introducing a new regime for safe seafood for local and inter...

UWI plants first legal marijuana plant for medical research

27 August, 2015

UWI plants first legal marijuana plant for medical research

It was described as a history making moment when the University of the West Indies (UWI) planted its first legal marijuana plant on university property April 20 last. According to information, the plant would have also been the first to be ...

UG's new Council apppointed

27 August, 2015

UG's new Council apppointed

The University of Guyana (UG) has appointed a new Council, but without a representative so far from the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). At its first formal meeting held Wednesday night, the governing body agreed to ...

France's Honorary Consul to Guyana dies

27 August, 2015

France's Honorary Consul to Guyana dies

France’s Honorary Consul to Guyana, Pierre Saint Arroman died in Paris after a period of illness.He was 69 years old. Saint-Arroman, who was born in Dordogne, France, moved to Guyana in 1983 where he founded Amazon Caribbean Guyana Ltd. (AM...

PPP leaves government to own devices over budgetary “deceit"

27 August, 2015

PPP leaves government to own devices over budgetary “deceit…

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has dubbed the new government “extravagant” and “lavish” and says that it was displayed in their 2015 budget estimates. The opposition party has reiterated however, that it will not be cutting those “ex...

GRA denies Customs Officers' involvement in gold smuggling; vows crackdown on smugglers

27 August, 2015

GRA denies Customs Officers' involvement in gold smuggling; …

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday vowed to crack down on gold smugglers, adding that Guyanese could be on the international radar to ascertain whether they were accumulating and washing ill-gotten gains. “With pressure from the...

PopEye's robbed again

27 August, 2015

PopEye's robbed again

At about 2035h. last night Wednesday August 26, 2015, two men armed with firearms held up two female cashiers at the Popeye’s Restaurant, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, and took away a total of $212,000.00. During their escape, the perpetrato...

Opposition cries “discrimination” in union allocations, Minister says small unions need help too

26 August, 2015

Opposition cries “discrimination” in union allocations, Mini…

Opposition member and President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers' Union (GAWU), Komal Chand cried “discrimination” in subvention allocations to local unions. The Member of Parliament, during scrutiny of the sums for the Ministry of Socia...

GUY$42 billion worth of gold smuggled in four months; several visas revoked

26 August, 2015

GUY$42 billion worth of gold smuggled in four months; severa…

Guyanese and United States (US) authorities have uncovered a money laundering and gold smuggling racket that has so far fleeced the country of more than US$200 million (GUY$42 billion) worth of the precious metal over a four-month period. T...

Gun amnesty programme will be tried for one month - Public Security Minister

26 August, 2015

Gun amnesty programme will be tried for one month - Public S…

The Ministry of Public Security Gun Amnesty Programme, which provides for persons to hand over unlicensed firearms and ammunition to the authorities without facing prosecution, will take effect from September 1, the Government Information A...

Govt, opposition haggle over budgetary allocation for pension increase

26 August, 2015

Govt, opposition haggle over budgetary allocation for pensio…

Opposition member and former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill is adamant that the government’s 2015 budget has no allocation for the announced increase to pensioners. He raised that matter on the floor of the House Wednesday August 26,...

New ministries now legal entities

26 August, 2015

New ministries now legal entities

Government has  made good on its promise to gazette their new ministries in time to see the end of the three days proposed for scrutiny of the 2015 Budget estimates. That was one of the issues that caused a major stir in the House on ...

State media should favour government’s view- Nagamootoo

25 August, 2015

State media should favour government’s view- Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo believes that articles carried in the Guyana Chronicle should favour the perspective of government, saying that he was “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper. Na...

No payment for tax review committee -Finance Minister

25 August, 2015

No payment for tax review committee -Finance Minister

The Ministry of Finance has not allocated specific funds to facilitate the work of the important Tax Review Committee which is to provide feedback on the country’s current tax state before any action could be taken to reform it. This is acc...

Prime Minister's concerns about Guyana Chronicle headline raises spectre of political interference

25 August, 2015

Prime Minister's concerns about Guyana Chronicle headline ra…

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Tuesday evening acknowledged that he is “very, very concerned” about a headline in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle and strongly suggested that the paper must toe the government line. Nagamootoo, however, den...

MPs clash over name of REOs

25 August, 2015

MPs clash over name of REOs

Government and opposition members of the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly clashed on Tuesday as several opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) demanded that Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, reveal the names of the current...

Alleged killer of Montrose granny remanded

25 August, 2015

Alleged killer of Montrose granny remanded

The man, who bludgeoned a 77-year old woman to death with a spanner was Tuesday arraigned on a murder charge. Colin Alleyne was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court. He was rem...

Opposition row over “limited” budgetary questions, Speaker says his integrity not a question

25 August, 2015

Opposition row over “limited” budgetary questions, Speaker s…

Whether covertly or overtly, jabs have been taken regarding the direction of Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland as the opposition claims their questions on the 2015 budget are being limited. The opposition People's Progres...

Four charged for robbing mining camp

25 August, 2015

Four charged for robbing mining camp

Four men have been arrested ad charged with robbing a mining camp of raw gold, a gun and ammunition at Oku Backdam, Cuyuni last week. Police said the four men were arrestd on August 22, 2015 in connection with the incident on August 17, 20...

Two robbed at gunpoint while repairing vehicle

25 August, 2015

Two robbed at gunpoint while repairing vehicle

One of three men, who allegedly seized the opportunity of two men while they were repairing a vehicle, and robbed them at gun-point has been arrested. Police said that at about 1:30 AM, Tuesday August 25, 2015, three men on bicycles, one of...

No funding formula until local government elections

25 August, 2015

No funding formula until local government elections

Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) are demanding that government allocate the 2015 subventions to Guyana's 65 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and 6 Municipalities in accordance with the Fiscal Transfer Act which was passed and ...

Building identified for GGMC "condemned", likely to be "pulled down"

25 August, 2015

Building identified for GGMC "condemned", likely t…

An incomplete building that was earmarked to ease cramped  working conditions being experienced by staff of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has been condemned and would possibly be demolished. Minister of Governance, Rap...

Some NCN workers to be sent home

25 August, 2015

Some NCN workers to be sent home

Several employees of the National Communications Network (NCN) are to be sent home in the coming months from the loss-making State-owned radio and television broadcaster, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday night. He said a num...

Local Govt elections to cost about GUY$2 billion

24 August, 2015

Local Govt elections to cost about GUY$2 billion

Guyana’s long overdue Local Government Elections (LGE), expected to be held later this year, and is expected to cost GUY$2 billion, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. A breakdown shows that GUY$1.483 billion and GUY$371 billion...

Voting on Constitutional bodies, new government ministries deferred, errors cited- opposition

24 August, 2015

Voting on Constitutional bodies, new government ministries d…

The contentious issue of new government ministries not being Gazetted is expected to be fulfilled tomorrow, while there are to be significant adjustments to truly reflect the new power given to constitutional agencies. This is according to ...

Citizenship and immigration services to restore records dating back to 1920

24 August, 2015

Citizenship and immigration services to restore records dati…

The Department of Citizenship and Immigration services is set to restore the records of the General Registrar’s Office (GRO) dating all the way back to the 1920s.  This was disclosed by the head of department Winston Felix durinh consi...

Controversy brewing over PM sitting in Parliament while acting President

24 August, 2015

Controversy brewing over PM sitting in Parliament while acti…

The government and opposition sides of the House of Assembly, seem to be bumping heads over whether Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo should be in House as he is currently acting President. The matter was brought up by the opposition who has...

Scrutiny of national estimates delayed… opposition says Govt’ Budget flouts law

24 August, 2015

Scrutiny of national estimates delayed… opposition says Govt…

Consideration and scrutiny of the financial estimates of the government is belayed and the opposition says it's because "the current structure of the Budget estimates violates" two recently passed pieces of legislation- the Constitutional (...

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