Kenneth Joseph, the long-serving General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), died yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was being treated for a stroke he suffered three weeks ago.
The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) is considering legal action on behalf of about 375 Wales Estate cane-cutters and cane transporters who it says are being denied severance payments by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).
Hours of rainfall in the lead up to the 47th Republic Day anniversary celebrations did little to dampen the spirits of thousands of Guyanese who turned out yesterday to view the Mashramani costume and float parade.
With a recent audit finding that the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) continues to lose millions to electricity theft, former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds has called for an analysis of distribution losses to be continually done and for the results to be made public to identify the problem areas.
A two-member delegation representing the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Wednesday presented a document to Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder on how improvements can be made to the beleaguered Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).
The following is a statement from the Chinese Embassy in Georgetown.
Chinese Embassy in Guyana solemnly states that the report “Chinese Embassy container imports attract GRA’s attention” by Kaieteur News dated February 23, 2017 is baseless and unsubstantiated.
Rain made it a bleak start to Mashramani today.
On a day when hundreds would be out and about preparing floats for today’s procession, persistent rain from early this morning – accompanied by thunder and lightning – has caused flooding in some places and could affect the readiness of some floats.
-after Court of Appeal upholds Justice Chang’s ruling in split decision
The Guyana Court of Appeal by a majority decision yesterday upheld the ruling made in 2015 by former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang that the two-term presidential limit is unconstitutional and the matter will now be taken to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
A man was burnt to death in his son’s house early yesterday morning at Timehri.
According to reports reaching Stabroek News, 54-year-old Adam Shaw was trapped in the house at Lot 118 Timehri Public Road when it went up in flames around 2:45 am.
Although threatened by showers, the rain ceased just minutes before 12pm yesterday as the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) held another midday protest aimed at keeping the pressure on City Hall for a revocation of the contract.
In observance of the 47th Anniversary of the Republic, President David Granger has pardoned nine women prisoners.
A release from the Ministry of Public Security yesterday said that the President issued the pardons pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Ranks from the Joint Services on Tuesday carried out a search at the Georgetown Prison during which a quantity of prohibited items was unearthed and the Guyana Prison Service has since recommended the dismissal of five prison officers.