Thousands of acres of paddy across Regions two, three, five and six are under threat due to a lack of adequate water and full blown water rationing is on the agenda if the situation worsens.
Christmas Eve on the mall: A family is all smiles as they test out a seesaw at the Merriman Mall Play Park last evening.
A high-voltage clash between GPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bharat Dindyal and his deputy which also drew in Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has led to the ending of the CEO’s stewardship as of today.
Chairman of the Guyana Millers and Exporters Marketing Association Dr Peter deGroot says that a meeting has been requested with Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge to update stakeholders in the industry on the impact the current border controversy with Venezuela will have on rice exports.
Three years after the launch of the Haier Electrical Appliances Ltd plant at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, which was intended to assemble 200 laptops per day along with televisions, the space is being used for storage.
The interim management of the beleaguered Guyana Sugar Corporation is focused on the immediate future such as preparing for the next crop as the government simultaneously pushes ahead with its Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the industry.
The European Union (EU) has insisted on a number of measures before the release of $5.8 billion (€25 million) –frozen under the previous administration – for sea defence and the sugar sector including for government to show that funds released previously were utilized in a transparent manner.
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.
Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Dr Rajendra Singh met with senior management last week to expand on its three-year strategy but made no mention of the dire financial straits that the company was in, sources say.
Three of the seven bodies pulled from Sunday’s horrific mining accident at Konawaruk, Region Eight have been identified while the search for three others continue as questions grow over safety standards in the industry.
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).
Armed with the 2011 general election results, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee yesterday appealed to Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice residents to vote massively for the party saying that the May 11 poll “is too big for us to lose”.
Despite years of promised reforms, problems plaguing the rice industry remain the same, says Essequibo rice farmer Bhim Sain, whose family has been planting for over three generations.
Alongside the children of party stalwarts, businessman Clinton Urling, dental surgeon Dr Clive Jagan, and the Chief Executive Officer of GuySuCo Rajendra Singh are among the new additions on the PPP/C lists of candidates for the upcoming general elections.
The Ramlakhan & Sons Rice Mill at Exmouth, Essequibo Coast will fully streamline its new US$72,000 rice husk gasifier today and a visit is set for Thursday by the Millers Association.
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.
Clerk Sherlock Isaacs has yet to comply with a request by Speaker Raphael Trotman to make preparations for the reconvening of the National Assembly next week.
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.
The 51st meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) revealed that Caricom is unable to meet its own demand for sugar by almost 50 percent.
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 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.
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.
The construction of a US$54 million five-star hotel and casino at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, is set to begin before the end of the month.
Head of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand would like to see a full and comprehensive breakdown of funding given to the sugar industry in recent years before considering an offer of appointment to the GuySuCo Board of Directors.
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.