After a five-day “fact-finding” visit to Guyana, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has voiced concern over the human rights of Guyanese of African descent, who it says continue to experience racism and racial discrimination despite some efforts that have been made to address the situation.
In a back lot just off the ever-bustling Regent Street, easily hidden by the clothing stores and snackette that dominate in the forefront, is A&A, a transportation and accommodation service that caters solely to Cuban visitors.
A new study has found that lack of finances is the leading cause of child neglect in Guyana, with more than 40% of cases being the direct result of the financial shortcomings within the family.
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recently saw its first case of a double-uterus twin pregnancy, where twin babies developed in and were delivered from two separate uteruses, a reportedly one in a million occurrence.
Every day on the streets of Georgetown, Cuban shoppers can be seen carting along garbage bags full of clothing and other items.
Guyana Reparations Committee Chairman Dr Eric Phillips yesterday sought to make a case for 15,000 square miles of Guyana’s lands to be given to the descendants of enslaved Africans as reparations.
On the second day of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into African ancestral lands and other matters, four witnesses made cases for the return of lands they feel they are rightly entitled to, which were either taken by the state or occupied by private owners.
The Chairman of the Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) yesterday instructed workers employed on a private site, reportedly intended to build a first-floor pool, to cease operations, just two days after residents called on authorities to halt its construction.
A Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into an alleged plot to killed President David Granger wrapped up yesterday with a scathing attack on the accuser, Andriff Gillard, by counsel for the police, Ian Chang SC Retired Justice Chang concluded during the presentation of his oral submissions before the CoI that all the evidence in the case of the alleged presidential assassination plot points to fabrication and recent concoction.
Attorney Selwyn Pieters yesterday charged that the police had “tunnel vision” while investigating the alleged plot to assassinate the president due to the intervention of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, while attorneys for him and the alleged plotter argued that there was no evidence to show that the investigation was less than diligent.
Legal Advisor to the Police, retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh yesterday testified that there was insufficient evidence in the allegation made by Andriff Gillard of an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.
Intense questioning of Assistant Police Commissioner David Ramnarine as to why he felt the probe of the alleged assassination plot against President David Granger was defective yesterday exposed deep rifts in the police force hierarchy and several accusations of impropriety.
Nizam Khan, the businessman accused by his neighbour of plotting to kill President David Granger, yesterday rejected the allegation as false.
Acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) probing an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger that the investigation was “lacking” because the suspect’s early release compromised it.
Members of the STEMGuyana team, having adeptly represented the country at the just-concluded First Global Games, where they finished in 10th position, received a warm welcome upon arriving in Guyana on Wednesday night.
The coconut, with its many byproducts, has long been a staple in Guyanese homes, and with attention being geared toward developing more value-added products locally, one overseas-based Guyanese, under the Indigenous Coconut Oil brand, has ventured into another realm of coconut goodness—activated coconut charcoal.
Saskia Twahir, of School of the Nations, is this year’s top student at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).
The former Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport on Monday reluctantly admitted to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that he had authorized the deposit of $106 million made out to a contractor into a Special Projects account, rather than having it placed into the Consolidated Fund.
During Men’s Health Week, the man/woman in the street were asked to speak on their lifestyles and what they do to maintain their health or to encourage their significant others to lead healthy lifestyles.
Participants of “Go See Visit 2017,” a pilot project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), expressed optimism toward setting up enterprises locally, following five days of engagement with the private and public sector, which concluded last Thursday.
An analysis of cancer registry data has found that over a 10-year-period there was no record of treatment for 79% of cancer cases in Guyana.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah Question: Have you ever visited Kaieteur Falls or do you intend to visit?
In an eclectic lineup of business pitches, two marketers, an IT consultant, a dating agent, a natural hair enthusiast and a cleaning service provider are vying for the grand prize of $500,000 and free business coaching in the Scotiabank Vision Achiever LivePitch Competition.
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) yesterday released results from its recent elections indicating that incumbent Patrick Yarde has been re-elected as president for another term, while his lone challenger Gregory Gaspar and his supporters last evening said they were still awaiting a formal declaration despite their concerns about the integrity of the process.