A broadcaster is now a remanded prisoner after being charged with assaulting a 13-year-old girl and threatening her mother.
Ossie Rodgers, who is a broadcaster attached to the NTN Channel 69 and NTN radio 89.1 FM, appeared at the Sparendaam Magis-trate’s Court yesterday to answer the charges, which allegedly stemmed from the girl’s communication with a 15-year-old boy who is known to him.
Education Minister Priya Manickchand was yesterday afternoon banned from speaking during the 2014 budget debate by Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman for refusing to apologize to APNU MP Jaipaul Sharma over remarks she made.
Government is neglecting the agricultural potential of Region Ten and allowing the exploitation of renewable resources and workers’ rights, according to APNU MP Vanessa Kissoon, who said these practices would have been condemned by the founding father of the ruling PPP Dr.
Saying alcohol is the cheapest and most accessible commodity drug being abused by Guyanese, APNU’s Shadow Minister of Human Services Volda Lawrence yesterday castigated the Donald Ramotar administration for failing to address the impact alcohol abuse has on the economy in the proposed budget.
APNU MP Keith Scott on Monday dismissed the 2014 budget as insufficient to address social and economic needs while PPP/C MP Kwame Gilbert says the allocations indicate the importance government attributes to the social and economic sectors.
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that adequate monitoring mechanisms should be in place prior to budgeted monies being handed over to the various initiatives outlined in the 2014 budget.
APNU MP Desmond Trotman yesterday issued a stern call on Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker to “abandon the insulting and ridiculous” position that the Guyanese people are not ready for local government elections.
A 16-year-old was among four teens charged yesterday with battering a man during a robbery.
It is the police’s case that on March 28, 2014, Stephon Phillips was robbed as he left the Food Palace restaurant on King Street.
Last Friday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a graduation ceremony at the Georgetown Club to honour 33 youth who completed work and life skills training and 24 youth who completed literacy training through the USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project.
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) conducted an outreach exercise in Bartica on Sunday. A team of eight Members of Parliament led by Leader of the Opposition, Brigadier David Granger participated in this exercise, in preparation for local government elections.
Resistance to slavery took diverse forms but historians point to the masquerade performance as one form.
The Bradford family will be remembered for its role in making the masquerade flouncing a living legend in Demerara.
aThe People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has said that “La Parfaite Harmonie is still under-developed”.
This statement was made at a public meeting on Saturday at the Four Corners – La Parfaite Harmonie, Region 3.
The Teaching Service Commission says 1500 teachers responded to its Region Six outreach on March 27-28, 2014.
A team comprising Chairperson Leila Ramson, Commissioners Conrad Kendall and Maydha Persaud, and Clerk Nadine De Silva met with over one thousand five hundred teachers at three interactive cluster meetings at JC Chandisingh Secondary, Tagore Secondary, and Berbice High Secondary Schools.
Region Eight residents continue to suffer “the daily disdain of central government” and neglect by the Local Government Ministry as without proper roads villagers struggle to meet air transportation costs and to access potable water since a three-month long water shortage.
Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai presented the key to a new truck to the Toshao of Kato and an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) each to the Toshaos of Kamana, Kaibarupai, Kanapang and Chiung Mouth on Sunday during an outreach visit to Region Eight.
Government has said that tourism is a priority sector of the economy and has embarked on several new initiatives such as the ‘Caribbean Challenge’ and the ‘Gold Festival’ which will be marketed in the Caribbean to expand the sector and create new opportunities.
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has launched its first Old Student Association for the Kuru Kuru Training Centre’s Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST) Pro-gramme with the aim of consolidating on the achievements that have already been made.
The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce elected a new executive body for 2014-2014 at its AGM held on Thursday.
Tajpaul Adjodhea, manager, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Berbice branch, was elected president and Surendra Ganesh, CEO of