Even as the University of Guyana recently concluded its inaugural Diaspora Engagement Conference, the lack of youth involvement is something that certainly has not gone unnoticed.
Officials of the RUSAL-run Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) were yesterday accused of hiring employees on a contractual basis in order to deny the country of funds usually paid under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) schemes.
When was the last time you visited a doctor? A week, a month, maybe a year ago?
With a total of 245 workplace accidents already recorded for the year, the Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour will be working with select employers to improve workplace conditions and reduce the number of both fatal and non-fatal accidents.
For many who receive a breast cancer diagnosis, hearing from others who have survived it can be a great source of comfort and support.
Living with a disability can be challenging. Many times, people who do not live with disabilities may have a hard time understanding the plight of those who do.
Although thrilled that his commitment to preserving the rights of the indigenous peoples and his research in the Arecuna language have been recognised, national awardee Lawrence Anselmo says more needs to be done to protect the language or it could be lost.
Battling a mystery illness for over a year, veteran actor and comedian Henry Rodney is preparing to travel overseas to seek a diagnosis.
Elated that his years of contribution to the arts in Guyana have resulted in national recognition, illustrator and graphic artist Barrington Braithwaite is continuing to press for proper legislation for the industry so that artists can benefit.
When Beverley Ann Munesar found out last year that she had breast cancer, she accepted it as a challenge that she was prepared to fight and win.
For most people with cancer, living with the disease is the biggest challenge they have ever faced.
Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker last month ordered a waiver on rates and taxes amounting to $22 million on a city property, prompting accusations that he broke the law.
Vendors plying their trade in the various markets around Georgetown on a daily basis continue to complain about the failure of City Hall to meet some of their basic infrastructural needs.
-members protest exclusion from electionsThe 20th biennial conference of the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union (AT&GW) yesterday culminated after more than ten years of legal wrangling between Union President Godfrey Whyte and several past members who purported to function as the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
City Councillors yesterday voted to send acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba on administrative leave after the recent finding by a court that her appointment was unlawful.
Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and APNU MP, Deborah Jan Backer, 54, was yesterday laid to rest following an outpouring of glowing tributes which celebrated her life and reflected her personality.
Tramangra Williams, called ‘Queenie,’ who is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend Tyrone McDonald Best, yesterday told a court that the man ran into the knife, which she was using to keep him at bay during a confrontation.
Close to 70 public servants took to the streets yesterday to protest against the 5% pay increase arbitrarily instituted by the government and Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) President Patrick Yarde said the protest action will continue on Monday.
As Toshaos from the different Amerindian Communities gathered at the International Conference Centre for the7th annual National Toshaos Council meeting last week, we asked the leaders what they expected to get out of the meeting and what were some of the issues they wished to highlight.
Harry Saran Ramsaroop, who has been synonymous with the Dharm Shala ‘Home of Benevolence for all races,’ passed away on Tuesday at the age of 97.
Four persons were killed and six others injured when the Mahdia-bound bus they were travelling in collided head on with a truck at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, in the vicinity of Kaylee’s Gas Station yesterday morning.
Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford Ask anyone about the famous silk cotton tree that is in the middle of the road at Perseverance, Mahaicony and you are sure to hear a myth or two.
Story and photos by Tifaine Rutherford Situated on the East Bank of Essequibo, Naamless stretches for about a ¼ of a mile and is home to approximately 150 residents of Indian and Amerindian descent.
Twenty-seven-year-old Shameeza Mohammed, who was allegedly stabbed nearly a dozen times by her reputed husband on Tuesday, said she is now fearful for her life after the man tried fooling guards to gain entry to the Georgetown Public Hospital.