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[Videos] Granger promotes 'One Nation' solution

[Videos] Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

In his address to the 18th biennial delegates' conference of the PNCR this afternoon, Party leader David Granger urged a One Nation solution for the country and lambasted the PPP/C for not seizing the opportunity for more inclusive governance .

Fly Jamaica buys second aircraft

(Jamaica Observer) Driven by its commitment to providing air transportation within the Caribbean and to North America, Fly Jamaica Airways has acquired a second aircraft which, the airline says, it intends to put into service as soon as it gets all the regulatory approvals .

Region 10 still has problems with membership cards for PNCR Congress

-Solomon seeking urgent meeting

Hours before its biennial delegates conference is to convene, the PNCR was still grappling with complaints over membership cards for Region 10 delegates and integrity issues .

Visa delay at US Embassy

The United States Embassy is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport and visa system .

ANSA McAL questions exclusion from drug supply pre-qualification

-says facilities not checked during evaluation process

Trinidadian conglomerate ANSA McAL plans to write the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) to find out where in the Ministry of Health’s pre-qualification evaluation for the supply of drugs they failed .

Speaker sends Finance Minister to Privileges  Committee over spending of $4.5B

Speaker sends Finance Minister to Privileges Committee over spending of $4.5B

-gov’t may challenge decision in court

House Speaker Raphael Trotman has ruled in favour of APNU MP Carl Greenidge’s motion to have Finance Minister Ashni Singh referred to the Privileges Committee over the $4 .

Chikungunya cases rise

Chikungunya cases rise

– ministry probing report of foggers falling ill

Even as the Health Ministry awaits results from Trinidad and Tobago, the number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has doubled to 62 within the last two weeks .

AFC’s no-confidence motion drafted

The AFC has drafted its no-confidence motion against the government and the party’s leader Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday said that the document will be distributed to the relevant parties to be discussed and reviewed .

Child rapist jailed for 30 years

Justice Rishi Persaud yesterday sentenced a child sex offender to 30 years in prison after stating that he did not “buy” the man’s remorseful statement .

Bartica without power

Bartica is without power after a failed turbo charger caused the No .

Norton: PNCR constitution not followed in Vanessa Kissoon matter

Hopeful for the PNCR leadership, Aubrey Norton says the party’s constitution was not properly followed in dealing with the Vanessa Kissoon – Oscar Clarke dispute .

Tears flow as Bel Air Heist five jailed

Tears flow as Bel Air Heist five jailed

[caption id="attachment_298354" align="alignright" width="196"] Chandrada Rampersaud[/caption][caption id="attachment_298355" align="alignleft" width="207"] Hardat Kumar[/caption]Tears flowed freely in court yesterday as sentences were handed down for the jointly-charged quintet in the July 12, 2011 multi-million-dollar Bel Air Gardens armed robbery committed on Annie Ramsood; they had been found guilty on Wednesday .

NY landlady charged with  dismembering Guyanese woman

NY landlady charged with dismembering Guyanese woman

A 42-year-old New York woman has been charged in the killing of a missing Guyanese mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month .

Man remanded over  Groete River murder

Man remanded over Groete River murder

The man accused of killing 70-year-old Osmond Fiedtkou was yesterday remanded to prison after being arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Body of miner found after boat capsized in Mazaruni

Body of miner found after boat capsized in Mazaruni

The body of a miner who went missing on Monday evening after the boat he was travelling in capsized in the Mazaruni River was discovered yesterday morning .

Corentyne man dies after struck by car

Corentyne man dies after struck by car

[caption id="attachment_298390" align="alignleft" width="143"] Vickram and his wife Kavita[/caption]An employee of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) lost his life after being hit by a car on the Number 19 village public road, Corentyne, yesterday .

An icon not honoured

An icon not honoured

-peers remember ‘grandfather’ of Guyanese comedy Habeeb Khan

Fellow comedians and friends of legendary actor/comedian Habeeb Khan who died on Tuesday, yesterday described him as an icon and expressed regret that he was never properly honoured for his contribution to comedy in Guyana .

Taxi driver remanded over visa fraud

Taxi driver remanded over visa fraud

A taxi driver accused of defrauding three men of more than $0 .

Counselling ordered for woman accused of slapping husband over money

A woman who pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband was yesterday ordered to attend counselling with her partner when she appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Passenger pulled off armed robbery after begging for lift

– court told

Langston Fraser, 25, was yesterday remanded to prison after denying that he robbed another man at gunpoint while receiving a free drop .

Wrong photograph

The photograph above the name Rayon Jones on the front page of yesterday’s edition of this newspaper is that of a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), according to a press release .

Training for boat operators in Annai

Training for boat operators in Annai

-Rupununi

[caption id="attachment_298409" align="alignright" width="375"] The boat operators trained (MARAD photo)[/caption]Conservation International and the Guyana Tourism Authority partnered with the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) to provide training and certification for boat operators in the Annai-Rupununi area on July 17, 2014 .

Red Steel in last ball win over Amazon Warriors

Darren Bravo maintained his nerve to steer the Trinidad Red Steel to a thrilling four wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night in the Caribbean Premier League T20 series .

Pedestrian fatally struck on No. 19 Road

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 0640h .

Solomon tells PNCR General Secretary that Kissoon entitled to delegate status

Contender for the leadership of the PNCR, Sharma Solomon today wrote party General Secretary Oscar Clarke stating that MP Vanessa Kissoon is entitled to delegate status at tomorrow’s biennial congress .

NY landlord charged with dismembering Guyanese woman

NY landlord charged with dismembering Guyanese woman

A 42-year-old New York woman has been charged in the killing of a missing Guyanese mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month, police say .

Drug supplies….Only New GPC pre-qualified

Only the New GPC has been pre-qualified to supply drugs to the health sector and Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon said that it was because the company outscored competitors not only in safety requirements but also in local investment .

Cocaine in SSS tonic…Suspect caught, remanded to prison

Cocaine in SSS tonic…Suspect caught, remanded to prison

After almost three months on the run, Deon Layne who allegedly left a bottle of cocaine-laced SSS multi-vitamin tonic at an East La Penitence home that caused the death of four persons who ingested the product, appeared at the Georgetown Magis-trates’ Court yesterday charged with trafficking in cocaine .

Sharma Solomon says he is the change PNCR needs

Sharma Solomon says he is the change PNCR needs

-issues caution about voting conditions

Candidate for leadership of the PNCR, Sharma Solomon yesterday said he represents the change that the party needs but added that his chances of victory depended on the circumstances under which the will of the people is expressed .

Five found guilty of Bel Air heist

Five found guilty of Bel Air heist

–to be sentenced today

Jermaine Mitchell, Rayon Jones, Chandraradha Rampersaud, Aubrey Simon, and Hardat Kumar were yesterday found guilty of the July 12, 2011 multi-million-dollar Bel Air Gardens armed robbery committed on Annie Ramsood .

Luncheon to Surujbally: Prove GECOM’s readiness for elections

The Donald Ramotar administration yesterday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to show proof that it is ready to host local or general elections .

Sharma Solomon backing confidence motion against gov’t

Region 10 Chairman and aspirant to the leadership of the PNCR, Sharma Solomon says he supports the move for a motion of no-confidence against the government .

Fee hike long overdue, says UG student body

A day after the University of Guyana (UG) ann-ounced that a number of programmes will see a hike in fees come September, the university’s student body representatives supported the decision and deemed it “long overdue” .

Bartica power woes continuing

Bartica power woes continuing

Bartica’s power woes are yet to be resolved and electricity outages continue even as several outraged residents took to the streets in protest yesterday .

Gov’t snubs parliamentary journalists workshop

-administration stranglehold on state media an abuse of power, Granger says

Despite being invited, no government representatives were present yesterday at a media workshop on reporting on the National Assembly and Leader of the Opposition David Granger said that government’s stranglehold on the state media is an abuse of power .

$60M fund launched to push green agriculture, tourism in Rupununi

$60M fund launched to push green agriculture, tourism in Rupununi

Sustainable community-based agriculture and tourism enterprises in the Rupununi, as well as startups will have access to a $60 million fund, which was launched yesterday with the aim of providing financing and technical support under the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) .

Contract for $205M Zeeburg Secondary cleared

Contract for $205M Zeeburg Secondary cleared

The construction of the $204 .



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