• ‘I am going to choose somebody who is fit to be a judge’

    -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

  • Prosecution aborts charge against Omar Shariff

    A move to bring a criminal charge against on-leave Ministry of the Presidency Permanent Secretary Omar Shariff and a woman was yesterday aborted after the special prosecutor assigned to the matter discovered issues with the case file. 0

  • ‘I was not there at Bartica’

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    Bartica massacre accused Mark Royden Williams yesterday told Justice Roxane George SC and the jury hearing his trial that he is innocent of the charges levelled against him. 0

  • MoU with T&T company aims at sugar processing at Skeldon

    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

  • Plight of school sweepers, cleaners a ‘badge of shame’ for gov’t – GPSU

    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

  • Bandits attack Lusignan NDC office

    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

  • Dataram pleads guilty to ammo possession after charge against wife withdrawn

    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for the unlawful possession of ammunition, while his common-law wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, had the charge against her withdrawn. 0

  • Suspect charged over Moruca murder

    Simon James, the suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at Moruca on Sunday, was yesterday remanded to prison after being read a charge of murder by a city magistrate. 0

City Council and the vendors

Last September Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan wrote Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green on the Mayor and City Council’s seeming lack of authority on municipality matters being managed by Town Clerk Royston King, emphasizing that “King was not supreme to the Council.” Minister Bulkan cited Section 8A of the Municipal and District Council Act of 2013 which outlines the general duties of city councillors and identifies the Town Clerk as an administrator hired to carry out the directives of the council. 0

Phoenix Park

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.

New Year’s resolutions

Photos and interviews by: Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah Leslie Barnwell- Security ‘My new year’s resolution is to ask God almighty for health and strength, prosperity and success in the future and the future years to come.

  • IAAF Track and Field coaching course commences

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    The IAAF level–I Track and Field coaching course started yesterday at the National Resource Centre on Woolford Avenue. The course, headed by IAAF Lecturers, Oscar Gadea of Uruguay and Suriname’s Raymond Gilson will be held for 12 days with daily theoretical and practical sessions. 0

  • Sameer Khan: Using art to triumph trials

    Artist and designer, Sameer Khan has been making waves in the designing arena and is the mastermind behind many of the Mash costumes, the spectacular upside down Christmas tree and the suspending presents at the Giftland Mall that were the buzz of the holidays and led to numerous selfies being posted on the Facebook with his work portrayed in the backdrop. 0

  • Gold prices

    Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday January 19, 2017Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver. 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.