Pushpa Balgobin

GuySuCo CEO fired

-board told to go

Amid a crisis in the sugar industry, the Government of Guyana yesterday dismissed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Dr Rajendra Singh, while also asking the Board of Directors to resign with immediate effect.

Region 8 back in PPP/C camp

-opposition councillors highlight abuse of state resources in campaign

Having tilted to the AFC and APNU in the 2011 general elections, Region Eight has swung back to the PPP/C with the party gaining the most votes in the Regional Elections thus gaining control of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).

UG students, staff shut down university

-Vice-Chancellor in counter-protest, negotiations continue today

Students and staff yesterday blocked the University of Guyana’s (UG) two entrances in an escalation of protests for better conditions and the university’s Vice-Chancellor (VC) Jacob Opadeyi held a counter-demonstration of his own even as negotiations on pressing issues are expected to resume this morning.

Rice harvest, exports soar

Over 204,000 tonnes of rice has been harvested for the second rice crop and with 36 percent left to reap, the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is extremely pleased with this year’s achievements.

Guyana eyes Ghana rice market

Guyana is currently awaiting a response from the Ghanaian government on the rice samples that were sent to Accra pending the formalisation of a 120,000-tonne rice deal with the West African country.

APNU backing no-confidence motion

-AFC aiming for vote before recess

APNU Leader David Granger yesterday said the main opposition coalition would give support to the AFC’s planned no-confidence motion against government, setting the stage for new general elections.

Despite withholding local polls, gov’t hosts seminar on role of elected officials

-minister says strides being made to uphold democratic process

Local Government Minis-ter Norman Whittaker declined to answer why government yesterday held a seminar on the role of elected officials in local development when it has not convened Local Government Elections for the past 20 years and has not moved to do so recently despite there being no confirmed impediments.

Annandale guard dies after hit by car

-brother suffered similar fate last year

An Annandale security guard riding home from work to help his wife prepare for father’s day festivities died after being struck by a car early yesterday, a year after his brother died in a similar hit-and-run incident.