Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh today said that the government will fund UG student loans to the amount of increased tuition fees .
-cites exclusion of stakeholders -points to logging without value addedThe Norwegian government agency through which funds are channelled to Guyana for protecting its forests has warned of the risk to Norway’s reputation if the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) is funded by the Chinese and has urged Oslo to send a high-level team here to discuss these and other issues .
A 20-year-old Mahdia man was found dead along a trail in Blackwater Backdam, Region Eight early yesterday morning .
-confirms Guyana will lose US$20MSystems are in place for measuring forest protection but insufficient action has been taken to reduce the mining operations that are the main cause of deforestation, the Norwegian government agency through which funds are channelled to pay Guyana for protecting its forests, has said .
Twenty-year-old labourer Inderjeet Sewdan was on Monday charged with the brutal murder of his stepfather .
The lifeless body of an elderly Brazilian national was pulled from a river at Dukwari, Cuyuni while a five-year-old boy is missing and presumed dead by officials following a boating accident in the said area around 14:00hrs on Tuesday .
Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker last month ordered a waiver on rates and taxes amounting to $22 million on a city property, prompting accusations that he broke the law .
Since 2008, Chinese logging company Bai Shan Lin has exported 35 832 cubic metres of logs while since 2012, Indian logging company Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc (VHPI) has exported 15 190 cubic metres of logs, according to data supplied yesterday by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) .
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the People’s Liberation Army of China yesterday signed a US$4 .
The Bureau of Statistics’ website has been suspended for unknown reasons and officials are unable to say why .
After struggling with poor vision for almost half of his life, 20-year-old Intiaz Abdul received a corneal transplant last month at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital .
National footballer Sheik Kamal was yesterday charged with possession of ganja for trafficking, following a recent police raid of a camp in the Upper Mazaruni River area .
A clerk was yesterday arraigned on a charge that he embezzled almost five million from his employer .
Shemroy Skeffers, accused of circulating explicit photographs of an ex-girlfriend on Facebook, was yesterday released on bail after a city court heard that he wanted to compensate the woman for the embarrassment .
Only two companies submitted bids when the retender contract for repairs to the internal roads in Le Repentir Cemetery was opened yesterday .
Shayraz Raghoo was shot because she held on to the bag that contained money, a licensed gun and important documents during the attack that claimed her husband’s life on Monday afternoon, relatives say .
Police may be closer to solving two brazen armed robberies in the city, including one on Sherriff Street which resulted in the death of one of the bandits, after they arrested a suspect .
A Festival City man accused of stealing goods valued over $80,000 from two Essequibo Coast businesses was on Monday granted bail when he appeared in the Charity Magistrate’s Court .
Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday said the samples taken from the skeletal remains of a woman found along the Turkeyen Road last month, and from the parents of missing teacher Nyozi Goodman, will be sent overseas for analysis this week .
Eight persons have been trained on machine operation and maintenance as part of a project to boost agriculture at Mara on the Corentyne .
Bodybuilder Delon Harlequin died last week, two days after his motorcycle collided with a car at the Friendship, East Bank gas station .
NGO, Blue CAPS, has launched its second leadership development programme in Albouystown in the hope of “fostering change and development agents” among the youths in Guyana .
After a recent release from jail, a Kaneville man yesterday found himself once more before a court on a break and enter and larceny charge .
A Gafsons Industries Limited worker was yesterday released on bail after denying that she stole from the company .
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A team from the One Laptop per Family (OLPF) unit recently visited the Mora Point area in Region Five and distributed 80 laptops to residents .
Feasibility studies have been successful and large scale production of corn and soya in Guyana is targeted for yearend to satisfy the demands in the stockfeed industry and that of biofuel .
Several projects in a much-hyped scheme from 2009 to provide alternative livelihoods for several Amerindian communities appear to have been abandoned and the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs has been silent on the projects .
The bill to postpone Local Government Elections (LGE) is likely to be re-laid almost immediately following the parliamentary recess, according to President Donald Ramotar .
Magistrate Sunil Scarce on Monday granted $100,000 bail to a 25-year-old Essequibo Coast man charged with smoking cocaine .
Police say that a suspect in the armed robbery of the Medicare Outlet at Sandy Babb Street, Georgetown, and also in the armed robbery of a businessman on Sheriff Street, Georgetown, during which Kevin Fields of Agricola was shot and killed, has been arrested .
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Police say that investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Nickel Leacock, 20 years, of 111 Miles, Mahdia, whose body was found at about 0745h .
A Corentyne businessman is now dead and his wife hospitalized following a brazen daytime robbery yesterday and two persons are in police custody assisting with investigations .
The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) yesterday defended its stewardship of the forestry sector but despite saying that two years was reasonable time in which wood processing should start, it acknowledged that several operators were way behind and Jaling and another have been warned .
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is once again voicing its concern over what it claims to be irregularities on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) after eighteen persons on the PLE were found to have the same address .