Since 2015, the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) has been able to help more than 400 juvenile offenders access legal aid through funding from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and assistance from the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic.
Over 30 vendors who have been illegally plying their trade on Alexander Street were removed yesterday by the Mayor and City Council (MCC).
Increasing demand from Mexico has driven the significant growth in rice exports to Latin America, according to head of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) Nizam Hassan, who has also said rice exports to Cuba are expected to increase by 200% this year.
The community of Good Intent, West Bank Demerara, is in shock after a man allegedly strangled his partner before apparently attempting to kill himself by slitting his throat.
Chairman of the Enmore/Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Mark Mahase is distancing himself from the council’s reported failure to account for part of the profit from a fundraising barbecue, while maintaining that all funds were handed over to the overseer, who has since resigned.
Scotiabank yesterday launched its fifth annual Vision Achiever Programme Business Plan Competition, which will see a total of $1.5 million going to the winning entrants.
-SPU representative says efficiency improved by 40-45% Photos by Dhanash Ramroop Grinding has resumed at the Enmore Sugar Estate factory in a bid to make use of cane in the fields and to attract prospective investors.
Heeralall Sukdeo, owner of Sukdeo and Sons Fishing Enterprise, says that local companies have suffered significant losses since they can no longer export catfish to the United States of America and he predicts even more severe ramifications if measures are not put in place to address the ban.
Photos by Dhanash Ramroop Fire ripped through four Pike Street, Kitty homes this morning completely destroying three and leaving the fourth uninhabitable and more than 20 persons, including children, are now homeless.
Eighty-one-year-old Sarifari Persaud, a supervisor at Enmore Primary will be celebrating her 46th year as an invigilator, a release from Region Four said yesterday.The elderly woman began invigilating in 1972 what was then called the Common Entrance Examinations.Over the years, the release said that Persaud has been a fixture at the exams.
Prior to opening fire on a group of people playing dominoes in Mahaica last night and injuring two, the shooter attempted to drive over one of the victims with his bus, an eyewitness said while recalling hiding as a hail of bullets rained.
The Parfaite Harmonie Access Road is once again riddled with potholes despite undergoing maintenance and patchwork a little over two months ago by contractor Gaico Construction Service, which has assured that the road is sound.
“The Grinch come and he thief Christmas and the other holidays,” residents from Enmore and its environs proclaimed as the workers retrenched from the estate and their families begin to feel the squeeze.
A pensioner is among two D’Urban Street residents who lost their home in a fire yesterday morning.
After being held up at gunpoint early Friday morning and robbed of more than US$10,000 in cash and jewellery, an overseas-based Guyanese couple say they fear returning to Guyana, especially during the holiday season.
By December 29, approximately 4,000 employees across the sugar industry will be without a job, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) says.
“Enmore will suffer. It done. It done deh. It gon’ turn a ghost town,” says Bharrat Ramjit, one of the sugar workers from the Enmore Estate, who will be without a job for the first time in over two decades as GuySuCo has notified 1,100 workers of impending layoffs.
Rice exports to the Latin American market this year, including Venezuela, have increased significantly and the country has earned more foreign exchange despite a sharp drop in shipments to the European market.
GuySuCo produced some 5,600 bags of rice from the 200 acres that were planted at the former Wales sugar estate, about 2,000 bags short of its target.
Despite an assurance from Gaico Construction Services that a key section of the Parfaite Harmonie access road is sound, consultant Edward Gonsalves has said it was constructed with poor quality asphalt, which is responsible for its continued deterioration.
Despite the La Parfaite Harmonie access road being repaired over the weekend, residents say there is a need for more works to be done.
Residents of River View and the surrounding communities were plunged into confusion on Tuesday night and yesterday morning after their yards were inundated after the River View Koker was left open during the rising tide.
Well-known businessman Yusuf Sankar, 77, died after he was trapped in his Main Street, Georgetown home, which was gutted by fire early yesterday morning.
Residents of De William, West Coast Demerara and the surrounding villages were sent into panic and flood preparation mode at around 5:00 pm yesterday after the door of the koker connected to the ocean, was destroyed by the strong Atlantic current.
Residents of the Essequibo Coast, West Bank and West Coast of Demerara say they are frustrated and “fed up” with the continuous blackouts, which had some parts of Region Three without power for more than 24 hours.