-Granger on Gecom chair
President David Granger yesterday justified the decision to have Attorney-General Basil Williams SC meet with a representative of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on the nominees for the chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), while emphasising his desire to choose a candidate who is fit to be a judge. 0
The APNU+AFC government quietly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 8, 2016 with a Trinidadian company to look at the possibility of setting up a sugarcane processing facility at the Skeldon Sugar Estate. 0
The Guyana Public Service Union is once again drawing attention to the plight of sweeper/cleaners attached to Public Schools. Speaking with reporters at the union’s headquarters, union representatives accused the government of failing to act honourably and implement a 2013 Cabinet decision which called for sweeper/cleaners to be paid the government minimum wage. 0
After tying up three guards, bandits yesterday morning broke into the Lusignan/Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Dem-ocratic Council (NDC) office and stole a digital camera, a grass cutter and fuel pump after finding an empty safe, which they believed had contained $16 million. 0
Convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail for the unlawful possession of ammunition, while his common-law wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, had the charge against her withdrawn. 0
A small community in the Klein/Pouderoyen area, Phoenix Park is home to approximately 300 residents. Said to be the first cooperative self-help housing scheme in Guyana, the community once called ‘Crab Bush’ was officially opened in November, 1966; the Barrs were the very first family to live in the village.