Mayor prepared to beg for return of Puran, Cevons

-says city in crisis

Mayor Patricia Chase-Green is prepared to beg and bargain for the return of the services of Puran Brothers Disposal Inc and Cevons Waste Management.

Speaking at Special Statutory meeting yesterday, Chase-Green declared that the city was in crisis. She refused to listen to assurances from Solid Waste Director Walter Narine or be cautioned by Town Clerk Royston King, and told council that she preferred to believe what her eyes tell her.

“My eyes tell me the garbage is killing us. The place nasty. I’m not listening to Mr. Narine he directing me wrong. He telling me one thing and I seeing something else. It ain’t under control,” the Mayor declared…..


Former AG says gov’t hiring of special prosecutors unconstitutional

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that the Attorney General’s Chambers’ retention of six attorneys to prosecute a number of high profile cases is unconstitutional and he is warning that the right to a fair trial will be compromised by a politically-tainted process.

Public debt up by $12.9B

Guyana’s total public debt increased from $317.7 billion to $330.6 billion in 2016 but the total debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined to 46.4% from 48.6% at the end of 2015 due to a nominal increase in the GDP.

Murdered teacher laid to rest

Family, friends and well-wishers turned out in their numbers to say their final goodbyes to murdered school teacher Kescia Branche, who was laid to rest yesterday afternoon.

31 new/potentially new species discovered in Kaieteur – Upper Potaro

A recent Biodiversity Assessment Team (BAT) survey of the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) and the Upper Potaro area has led to the discovery of up to 31 new or potentially new species to science.

Mon Repos man dies after bee attack

A Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara resident died on Thursday after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while returning home.

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