• Ministry unveils gun amnesty arrangements

    12 hours ago

    The Ministry of Public Security in an advisory in today’s Stabroek News said that from Tuesday at 9 am it will begin receiving illicit firearms no questions asked and persons submitting will not be prosecuted. 0

  • Consolidated Fund may be used to aid troubled NIS, Finance Minister says

    Bharrat Jagdeo

    Government is considering using monies from the Consolidated Fund to aid the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), which is finding it difficult to pay out the minimum benefits to its contributors owing to two “reckless investments,” Finance Minister Winston Jordan said yesterday. 0

  • Husband charged with murdering Corentyne farmer

    Deoram Sookchand

    Deoram Sookchand, the husband of murdered cash crop farmer Pamela Kendall, was yesterday charged with killing her. Sookchand, 59, called “Cakes,” had told police that Kendall was shot in her face during the invasion of their Number 45 Village, Corentyne home last week. 0

  • UG gender studies institute launched

    Vice Chancellor Jacob Opadeyi being handed the partnership agreement by Professor Verene Shepard of UWI- Institute of Gender and Developmental Studies Jamaica

    The University of Guyana’s (UG)   Institute for Gender Studies (IGS) was yesterday launched with the hope that it could help to influence policy. 0

  • All flour now VAT zero-rated

    All flour has now been zero-rated under the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who has also put in place tax exemptions for items imported for use by charities and non-governmental organisations. 0

De Endragt

Seerajeo Persaud knitting a fishnet

Tucked away behind Mon Repos on the East Coast Demerara is the little village of De Endragt that is populated with approximately 300 people.

The 2015 budget

This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget. Here are their responses: Zaimoon Ramjohn, fish vendor, ‘I don’t know what is going on with the budget but I know what is going on in my home.

  • Eating & preserving: Tomatoes

    Green Tomato Achar (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

    Hi Everyone, At this time of the year, all around the markets, you can see trays, boxes, and baskets brimming with red, shiny, beautiful tomatoes. 0

  • ‘We’re not done yet’, Giftland’s CEO says

    -US$24 million mall still painting its retailing masterpiece

    Giant leap: Investor Roy Beepat

    With more than 80,000 items in stock, Giftland’s Chief Executive Officer Roy Beepat asserts that the imposing Pattensen Complex is by far the largest retailer in Guyana as if to deliberately underscore the magnitude of the achievement. 0