After decades of prevarication and neglect, restoration works on the iconic City Hall structure in Georgetown will finally get underway with the signing of a $780 million contract The ceremony was held in the compound of City Hall and saw Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall along with the Minister within the ministry, Anand Persaud, signing the contract for the restorative works.
Following questions raised concerning the controversial retendering of a contract for steel some three times, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) yesterday said that the decision was made because the increase in global prices for the metal far surpassed its budgetary allocation and it insists that there was “no mischief afoot” in its decision.
The Ministry of Health yesterday reported five more deaths as a result of COVID-19 along with 252 new cases of the virus.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Thursday announced that some $59 million in Home Improvement Subsidies have been disbursed to a total of 118 low-income families in Sophia.
The use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been minimal since its arrival according to Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony who also noted that Guyana has not had any issue with the expiration of COVID-19 shots here.
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will host the National Youth and Junior Championships this weekend at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora with CARIFTA Games calibre athletes set to compete.
Boxing standout, Elton Dharry arrived on Wednesday and was feted at a reception cocktail on Thursday night at the pavilion of the Everest Cricket ground amongst fans, sponsors and officials and members of parliament.
Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) etched its name into the history books Wednesday with the launch of the board’s first ever coaching manual.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 58-year-old Ste Madeleine man has been charged with the murder of one-year-old Sariah Williams and will face a San Fernando Magistrate on Monday September 27th to answer to the charges.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Europe-based global clean energy firm MPC Energy Solutions, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Norway, is reporting that it has leased several acres of land in Jamaica as part of a major project to develop a 72.5-megawatt, MW, solar power plant here.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three relatives from El Socorro have been murdered at their home in what appears to be execution-styled killings.
(Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou flew home to China yesterday after reaching an agreement with U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva criticized as “false and spurious” the findings of an independent probe into allegations that as World Bank head she pressured staff to manipulate data to make China’s business climate appear more favourable.
(Reuters) – A partisan review of the 2020 presidential election commissioned by Arizona Republicans has confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the state’s most populous county, according to a draft report of the review’s findings.