Festival of lights


Festival of lights: Despite the government having declared the annual Diwali holiday as Saturday, residents in various parts of the country observed the event yesterday, highlighting an ongoing dispute between the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDS) and other Hindu groups.

Raising breast cancer awareness


Scores of persons assembled, this morning, at Parade Ground, Georgetown, joined by First Lady, Sandra Granger in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, which was organised by the Ministry of Public Health to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in the treatment of breast cancer, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

President, PM at Diwali observance

A section of the audience, including President David Granger (first, right), Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, who was accompanied by his wife, Sita Nagamootoo; businessman,  Yesu Persaud, Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally and another guest.

President David Granger, Prime Minister,  Moses Nagamootoo and several Ministers of the Government, this evening, attended the Indian Commemoration Trust’s Diwali programme, which was held at the Indian Monument Gardens, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

Parliament reflections

President David Granger (left) shares a light moment with Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo (right) and Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, upon his arrival at the Parliament Buildings, earlier today.

President David Granger, this evening, attended the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana’s ‘Afternoon of reflection and celebration of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary’, which was held on the forecourt of the Public Buildings, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

An early start


An early start: Mashramani 2017 was launched yesterday at the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport on Main Street under the theme: “Celebration with Liberty, Dignity and Greater Unity”.

Women’s leadership institute honours senior citizens

Senior citizens at the event

The Guyana Women’s Leader-ship Institute (GWLI) last weekend celebrated the contribution of 50 senior citizens. The Institute, an arm of the Ministry of Social Protection, honoured seniors from nearby communities at its Cove and John location in collaboration with the Belfield-Victoria Com-munity Policing Group and the Mangrove Reserve Producers’ Cooperative Society, GWLI said in a release.

Region Three youths march against drugs

Region 3 Police Commander, Leslie James leading the march (NADF photo)

Region Three youths march against drugs: Youths of Region 3 in partnership with the Guyana Police Force, the Ministry of Public Health and the National Amerindian Development Foundation (NADF)  on Saturday held a rally and march against drugs on Fort Island in the Essequibo River.

Back to basics


Back to basics: Despite promises by the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), residents of ‘D’ and ‘E’ Fields Sophia are still without potable water and have been forced to develop creative ways of completing household chores.

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