• PPP wants repeal of ban on used tires

    8 hours ago

    The PPP says it stands in solidarity with the hundreds of businessmen and thousands of ordinary Guyanese who are being devastated by the “unreasonable and unnecessary decision to ban the importation of used tires”, the party said in a statement today, “Businesses engaged in the sale of used tires across the country are closing their operations, thereby, putting large numbers of persons out of employment and placing them and their families on the bread line. 0

  • New Chairman for CH&PA

    11 hours ago

    Pastor of the Albouystown Fellowship and leader of the Guyana Apostolic Team, Elsworth Quintel Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), GINA said today. 0

  • Ministry raises question about GTT data capacity

    The Public Telecommunications Ministry yesterday said  that GTT’s complaint against Digicel’s use of a telecoms link to Suriname is a complex matter which has raised the issue of whether the former has sufficient data capacity to meet local needs. 0

  • Judiciary to write President over AG incident – source

    Following a meeting of judges on allegations against Attorney General Basil Williams that he threatened a sitting judge, a decision was taken to write President David Granger on the matter, sources say. 0

  • Former GRL Head Mike Brassington passes away

    Former prominent business figure and Head of Guyana Refrigerators Limited, Michael Brassington, died yesterday in the United States. He was 80 years old. 0

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  • Guyana cleared for paddy exports to Mexico

    According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana will now be able to bid on three quotas, totalling 30,000 metric tonnes of paddy for export to Mexico, following the Government of Mexico’s decision to allow the tax free importation of 150,000 metric tonnes of paddy and rice products from outside of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member states. 0

  • Firefighters avert danger in fuel tank fire at Noble House Seafoods

    Four fuel tanks located in the compound of Noble House Seafoods, Bagots-town, East Bank Demerara yesterday afternoon burst into flames, but a quick response by the Guyana Fire Service prevented it from spreading. 0

  • Pastor named as Chairman of CH&PA Board

    The Board of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has a new head in the person of Pastor Elsworth Quintel Williams. 0

Food safety: On a hiding to nowhere

Last week, the Government Analyst Food & Drugs Department (GA/FDD) dispatched a letter to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to prohibit a named US-based company from facilitating transactions pertaining to the importation of consignments of foods into Guyana on the grounds that the said company had been involved in arrangements allowing for imports that do not meet the requirements of the country’s Food and Drugs Act. 0


Epsom is one of the smallest villages in the ancient county of Berbice. Located on the Corentyne Highway, 44.5 kilometres (27.6 miles) from New Amsterdam, the village has just about 30 houses.

Arts education in schools

This week we asked the man/woman in the street if more emphasis should be placed on arts education in schools. Their responses follow: Rosena Playter `Yes, because it will keep the children’s minds occupied, some may prefer arts and anything to do with drama and dancing rather than the book work.

  • ‘Win for the nation’

    -Dover exhorts Golden Jaguars ahead of tonight’s Martinique clash

    7 mins ago

    Wayne Dover, interim head-coach of the senior national football team, the Golden Jaguars, said yesterday that the team had adequate preparation for today’s friendly International against Martinique at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground. 0

  • ‘Jay’: Model and aspiring entrepreneur

    Parmanand ‘Jay’ Ramcharran is trending in Guyana’s modeling circles; it is unlikely that there is a renowned modeling agency or designer in Guyana who has never heard of him. 0

  • Diplomatic noises on Guyana’s two most contentious borders

    Even at a time when the attention of Guyana’s coalition government is focused on energizing the country’s underperforming economy, the administration still cannot afford to allow its attention to wander from a foreign policy agenda that includes managing relations with two neighboring countries with which separate territorial controversies loom large.