Staff Writer

Suspected illegal NA funeral parlour shutdown

The New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council and the police yesterday ordered a Savannah Park funeral parlour to suspend its operations until its managers can provide documentation to show that they are operating legally.

Preliminary research shows net gain in mangroves

-NAREI says comprehensive study being done this year

Despite the loss of mangroves by natural erosion,  the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) says that preliminary research has recorded a net gain in acreage and a study is being done this year for a comprehensive picture.

GFC seeking public input on revised national forest plan

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is inviting public feedback on the draft of the updated National Forest Policy and Forestry Plan, which Commissioner of Forests James Singh has described as a departure from the dated “forests-for-timber” approach.

Malachi Moore and Akera Watson shine at Mash table tennis

Opening the Guyana Table Tennis Association’s (GTTA) year was the Mashramani Junior and Cadet Championships yesterday at the National Gymnasium where participants are trying to make the team for the Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF) Junior and Cadet Championships.

‘See where it hurts the most’

-ex-sugar workers call on gov’t to visit communities affected by layoffs

Ex-sugar workers on Wednesday challenged government ministers to take a tour of sugar industry-dependent villages to see the effects of mass layoffs.

Kent eye semis with easy win over USA

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – English county Kent kept themselves in the hunt for a semi-final spot when they beat USA Cricket by 30 runs in their Group B clash of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.

UAE seals showdown with Windies

WINDHOEK, Namibia,  CMC – United Arab Emirates booked their spot alongside West Indies at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe starting next month, after beating Nepal by seven runs to win the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 title here Wednesday.

Police mulling set up of cold case, gun crime units

As part of efforts to increase its capacity, the Guyana Police Force is looking to establish a cold case unit, a gun crime investigations unit and a cyber-crime investigations unit, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud.

Seventh-day Adventists Ingathering Campaign begins tomorrow

Seventh-day Adventists across the country will from tomorrow start what is known as the church’s annual ‘Ingathering Campaign.’ The church describes the campaign as a community service outreach during which it solicits funds from the community to help with its humanitarian programmes.

Insurance companies are violating customers’ human rights

Dear Editor, It is totally unacceptable that insurance companies are now forcing prospective customers to declare their political affiliation on a Customer Verification Form, because this is a flagrant violation of every citizen’s right to freedom of association as enshrined in the founding charter of the United Nations (UN).