Staff Writer

Local law school still on the cards – AG

-waiting on UG to identify land

Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams SC says that construction of a local law school is still on the cards and that once the University of Guyana identifies the spot at the Turkeyen Campus where it will be located, work will begin.

Radio Bartica launched by President

President David Granger on Saturday charged the residents of Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) to ensure that the voice of every citizen is heard as he launched ‘Radio Bartica’ at the Bartica Learning Centre.

Thirty-four fraud charges withdrawn, reinstituted against GRDB duo

-attorney maintains prosecution is abuse of process

Former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) General Manager Jagnarine Singh and agricultural consultant Madanlall Ramraj have denied a total of 34 charges that have been instituted against them for allegedly keeping fraudulent accounts and fraudulent appropriation of property.

Private sector wants high-level meeting on Brazil trade pact

-after years of frustration

The Private Sector Commission wants a meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge to explain the myriad obstacles Guyanese businesses face accessing the benefits of the Guyana/Brazil Partial Scope trade agreement.

There is a need for resilience planning

Dear Editor, The 41st annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America wrapped up here Friday with the issue of disaster resilience planning dominating the discussions, against the backdrop of  Hurricanes Irma and Maria which struck the Caribbean region within weeks  of each other in September, resulting in the almost total devastation of  several islands.

Coalition relations

With the GECOM chairmanship now to be adjudicated by the courts and the likelihood of appeals, it is worthwhile addressing what the controversy has disclosed about the governing coalition, particularly the relationship between the executive/presidency/APNU and the AFC.

Emancipation Day

A model from Makeda’s showing off her lovely African print dress and head wear at the ACDA festival yesterday in the National Park.

Team Guyana

Team Guyana: Members of the Guyana Defence Force completing a challenge in the Commando Competition in Paraguay.

Against tobacco control bill:

Two members of the group protesting outside of parliament yesterday afternoon. Against tobacco control bill: A small group of cigarette vendors yesterday staged a protest calling for tobacco control legislation not to be passed.