The Ministry of Public Works this evening said that an investigation is being conducted by senior personnel of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following the incident of an Air Traffic Control Officer vacating his post on Saturday March 8, 2014 .
Caricom Heads meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines today are expected to discuss the impasse here over the anti-money laundering bill .
With a large amount of rice on hand from bumper harvests, Guyana is trying to sew up a small market in Belize and aiming elsewhere .
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee said people are growing restless and uncomfortable politically and only general elections can change the situation .
The meeting between technical teams from George-town and Caracas to discuss delimitation of the maritime boundaries of Guyana and Venezuela has not been held due to the ongoing protests in the neighbouring country .
With five months left before its projected opening, the Marriott Hotel project is still without an investor and work appears to have slowed down .
Although the use of parapets by persons is illegal unless permission is granted by the city council, land grabbing continues along Georgetown’s roadways in the absence of enforcement by the cityRecently attorney Leon Rockliffe, in a letter published in Stabroek News, highlighted the situation and several parapets that need to be addressed, including “The Survival traffic imbroglio at Vlissengen and Duncan Streets; Campbell Avenue, east of Middleton Street; .
A Guyanese man is among five baggage handlers at the JFK Airport in New York who were busted last week, charged with stealing credit cards, cheques and money orders from US mail destined for international flights .
A decision to increase the student intake of the University of the West Indies (UWI) without increasing the capacity of the Hugh Wooding Law School led to the decision to deny guaranteed placement to this year’s University of Guyana law graduates, Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall has said .
Port Kaituma residents are now once again receiving a daily power supply, following an intervention by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds .
The Guyana Nurses Association (GNA) on Friday lamented the high failure rate at the last State Final Examination written in October and APNU Leader David Granger is calling for a complete re-evaluation of nurse training in order to improve patient care .
Presenting an array of research on Caricom’s uneven development, former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Basdeo Panday repeated Sir Ronald Sanders’ calls for T&T, Guyana and Suriname to look to new partners to enhance trade relations and aid their own economical development .
Justice Franklyn Holder is set to rule today on a no-case submission made by defence attorneys for the two men charged with the 2010 murder of Lakeram Bishundial during a robbery .
Works to the $43 million Moruca Bridge are finally complete and engineers will soon perform an inspection to ensure that contractual specifications were met, Region One’s Regional Executive Officer (REO) Nigel Fisher says .
Family members of Claude McPherson, who was fatally hit by a Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) driver, staged a protest in front of the company’s Corporate Complex along Vlissengen Road on Thursday and demanded that it accept some amount of responsibility for the man’s death .
Several Members of Parliament were on Friday engaged in an outreach programme in Region Two (Pomeroon/ Supenaam) aimed at educating students about the role and work of the Parliament .
The fate of the planned US$18M Specialty Hospital at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, is still in limbo as the Exim Bank of India has halted funding amid claims of corruption by one Indian parliamentarian and a company, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan says .
A 57-year-old woman was shot dead reportedly in execution-style at Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice and her sister seriously injured when two men barged into their home around 10:30 pm on Friday .
Story and photos by Dacia WhaulRuimzigt is a small village located a few miles from Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Coast of Demerara between Windsor Forest and Wallers Delight .
Self-confessed gang member Dwane Williams has been in police protective custody for the past six years and in response to questions about whether he has access to psychological therapy and educational opportunities, and has the opportunity to learn basic social skills, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said that a special programme has been developed for him .
The Guyana Sugar Cor-poration’s (GuySuCo) two-year working relationship with South African firm Bosch Engineering is nearing an end, but problems persist despite the additional US$30 million spent to rehabilitate the troubled US$110 million Chinese-built Skeldon factory .
The police are still looking for former policeman Shawn Fordyce, who is accused of brutally chopping his wife and her three daughters in a fit of rage on the night of August 1, 2013 in Sophia .
APNU says it will continue to seek balanced coverage from the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Government Information Agency (GINA) and a statement made by its leader David Granger in this regard has been viewed by GINA as a grave threat .
Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on Friday ordered two children and the common-law wife of late former Commissioner of Police Henry Greene to make a joint application for a grant of Letters of Administration of his estate .
It has been almost two months since promoter Trevor Rose was gunned down and while no one has been charged with his murder, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud says that investigators are on the case .
It would be difficult to say what the impact of pesticide and fertiliser runoff on the wetlands ecosystem surrounding the Santa Fe mega farm in the Rupununi would be without knowing what sort of chemicals are being used, Director of Conservation International (Guyana) Dr David Singh says .
There is need for Caribbean universities to get their students out of the classrooms and more into their communities to help these become developed and sustainable and to address their many social problems .
The widow of Dennis Harris, the man who died at the West Demerara Regional Hospital after slashing one of his wrists while trying to force his way into his house, remains in police custody, her daughter said .
It’s a nutty world at Aranaputa .
Satnanand Sahadeo, accused of the 2005 murder of dental technician Vishnu Santiee, was freed on Thursday in the High Court by Justice William Ramlall after a no-case submission was upheld in his favour .
Oumesh Ballram, the Berbice teen who was shot two weeks ago during an attempted robbery at his house, was released from hospital on Thursday .
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the region’s sluggish economy .
The Ministry of Public Works and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority have launched an investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred at the Control Tower, Timehri a little after midnight – March 8, 2014 .
At about 2300h last night, police say that Patricia Samaroo, 57 years, and her sister Annetta Samaroo, 45 years, were among other persons in their home at Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice, when two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, kicked open the door and entered the building .
The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has warned President Donald Ramotar of “grave defects” in the impending Commis-sion of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of party leader Dr Walter Rodney, which it says runs the risk of poisoning the political environment .
Attorney General Anil Nandlall has sought to dismiss criticisms about the recently-established Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of Dr Walter Rodney, saying concerns about the focus of the investigation and the appointment of a lawyer who recently represented the government were irrational and unfounded .
A five-year study of coastal drainage in the aftermath of the 2005 Great Flood has recommended US$123 million in remedial work – including to the key East Demerara conservancy - but the government says it only has US$11 million at the moment .