Mariachi band entertained at packed event

The gathering at the National Cultural Centre

As part of the programme of celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the country’s Independence, the Ministry of Education and the Embassy of Mexico organised the first tour to Guyana by Internacional Mariachi Agave, one of Mexico’s most prestigious groups in the area of traditional music.

Not much relief in Subryanville


The heavy rainfall yesterday left two streets in Subryanville flooded. Second Avenue and Church Road were under several inches of water and it was related to Stabroek News that even though there had been cleanups around the city, the area was still as flood prone as it was years ago.

Best decorated

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The Ministry of Agriculture was yesterday adjudged the winner of the Best Decorated Building competition for the jubilee celebrations. (Keno George photo)

president meets UK official


President David Granger (centre) last met with James Duddridge, MP (right)  Minister for Africa, the Overseas Territories and the Caribbean of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom, where he recommitted his country’s support for Guyana in the face of ongoing threats to its territory by neighbouring Venezuela, even while pledging some £53M for infrastructural development, the Ministry of the Presidency said.



One of the many floats from last Thursday’s parade which have been abandoned at various points around the city. This broken one is on the parapet near Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry’s headquarters and Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.