-number of redundant workers at 4,763 The National Assembly yesterday approved nearly $2 billion to facilitate full severance by the end of January for a little more than 1,600 of the 4,763 sugar workers that have been made redundant.
Following criticism over government’s handling of the restructuring of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), President David Granger and members of his Cabinet yesterday met with the leadership of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) to discuss the future of the sugar industry.
An 18-year-old woman succumbed on Thursday evening, one day after she was allegedly beaten by her common-law husband during an argument at Baramita, in Region One (Barima-Waini).
In his absence, Ganesh Chaitram, who was charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in 2016, was yesterday sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of the crime.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will offer free legal services to any of the former 4,763 former GuySuCo workers wishing to challenge the government over the planned two-stage payment of severance to them, according to its General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo.
As they await legal advice on the investigation of the murders of Pomeroon farmers Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette, the police were yesterday granted an extension by a court to keep the three suspects in custody until Monday.
The Guyana Defence Force yesterday said a Coast Guard rank and the unit’s welfare officer managed to stop two secondary school students from attempting to end their lives at the Kingston Jetty, in Georgetown.
Rajesh Guyadeen, the accused in the 2003 murder of Nandram Manohar, called ‘Nando,’ who was fatally stabbed after an altercation at a wedding house at Unity, East Coast Demerara, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 70 years behind bars by Justice Navindra Singh.
Accusing ranks stationed at the Enmore Police Station of corruption, including regular shakedowns for bribes, residents of Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara, have signed a petition calling for acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine to launch an investigation.
Dear Editor, In response to a few queries concerning the questionable voting by Sunil Rasul, who has cast his personal vote in support of the parking meter contract, I wish to make it pellucidly clear that Rasul has been occupying the council seat illegally since November of 2017, and without the support of Team Benschop.
The Banks DIH Ltd Group saw its trading profit rise in 2017 by 22.3% over the previous year though after-tax profit fell by 9.76% over the period because of a one-off gain in 2016.
Dear Editor, On the last four occasions and as recently as January 18th, 2018, whilst an outgoing passenger at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, I was asked to open my locks so that someone could run their hands through my hair.
Dear Editor, I was the victim of a shooting incident that occurred in front of my Zorg business premises in Region 2 some time ago.
Dear Editor, I was elated that our Commissioner of Police (ag), Mr David Ramnarine announced that his detectives had solved 77% of the murders or 88 cases out of 116.
Following the announcement of an amnesty for delinquent taxpayers as part of the 2018 budget measures, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is advising persons wishing to make use of the reprieve to contact its Debt Management Division and request a statement of the principal tax outstanding.
Dear Editor, Our union was bemused after it read that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is being quoted in the January 16, 2018 Kaieteur News as saying that “in 1992, GuySuCo had nine estates and 38,000 workers”.
A man was yesterday charged with raping a child under the age of 16.
Dear Editor, A report on page 14 of the Sunday edition of the Guyana Times (Jan 14) captioned ‘50% severance payment not enough –GTUC’ refers.
Dear Editor, Reference is made to a news item captioned ‘Ramotar claims gov’t ignored promised India loans for sugar industry’ (SN, Jan 16).
Dear Editor, Imran Khan wanted to know why the Indian government invited the 20 opposition parliamentarians to India.
Dear Editor, The Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) writes in response to a letter published in the Kaieteur News on January 15, and in the Stabroek News on January 16 titled ‘GWMO needs to hold an AGM’ by M Higgins.
Henry David Thoreau famously lamented that the majority of us “lead lives of quiet desperation” and harbour unconscious despair “under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.” Earlier this week a British Commission on Loneliness reported that loneliness annually costs the UK millions of lost working days, is more harmful than smoking or obesity and significantly increases the likelihood of an early death.
The preservation of land assets is essential to the creation of a green state and a good life for future generations, President David Granger said yesterday at the launch of a US$15M Sustainable Land Development and Management Project.
Fearing that an oil spill from production by ExxonMobil could devastate the fishing and agricultural industries, fishermen and farmers from Upper Corentyne, Berbice yesterday called for insurance coverage to protect their livelihoods.