$5m Repair Bill A section of the Harbour Bridge submerged in the Demerara River (above left).
Country Placed On Alert GOVERNMENT and the Health Ministry virtually placed the country on Red Alert last week as the growing thallium sulphate poisoning assumed new and alarming dimensions.
Sarney Is Here Road, debt rescheduling may be on the Agenda PRESIDENT of Brazil Jose Sarney arrived here yesterday on an official visit expected to deepen ties between the two countries.
Miners Must Minimise Environmental Damage – King The Geology and Mines Commission and the environment agency are moving to arrest wanton environmental destruction in gold and diamond mining areas.
$5.5m Owed To The Caribbean’s Most Modern Workshop COLDINGEN Workshop on the East Coast is a multi-million dollar maintenance facility built by the East Germans in 1980 and thrown into operation two years later.
Guysuco’s diversification programme reduced Remaining areas may be divested THE Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) formal diversified crops programme has been whittled down to concentrate on three main areas in the wake of the management takeover by Booker Tate and these may be subject to divestment shortly.
Georgetown Almost Normal By Sharief Khan THE one-day protest call by the dissident trade union alliance echoed resoundingly in the sugar and bauxite belts yesterday but sounded hollow in the capital Georgetown.
By C.D. KIRTON MY FRIEND and colleague Carl Blackman died last week at his home just past high noon at three score years and seven after his birth.
The election at Bourda WHAT has the holding of free and fair elections to do with cricket at Bourda?
THE opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Monday afternoon dramatised the food shortage situation by donning protest placards in the National Assembly and then walking out of Parliament.
PRESIDENT Desmond Hoyte has replied to critics who charge his government with “selling out” to foreign investors.
DEMERARA Woods Limited (DWL) the large state-owned timber company, has been sold by government to English investors for US$16.5m.
Govt Puts 10 State-Owned Enterprises Up For Sale Profiles Available By April BY SHARIEF KHAN AT LEAST ten public companies are likely to be divested by government as part of its economic restructuring programme, it has been officially confirmed.
Sanata Expands By MARGARET KENDALL SANATA Textiles celebrated its Eighth Anniversary of operations on February the 15, with the commissioning of its new Cotton/Polyester Line and Emergency power generating Unit.
PNC stays with old electoral officials THE ruling PNC, through its members on the Elections Commission has nominated the 10 former registrars to continue in these positions for the upcoming elections putting it at odds with opposition parties which have put up fresh names.
EEC Helps GEC with Crisis The European Economic Community is rushing in ‘ spares’ for the Guyana Electricity Corporation’s Kingston Power Station and is financing the work programme of at least six consultants on temporary attachments to the corporation.
GAWU Holds Stimulating Dialogue On Divestment DIVESTMENT in an undemocratic environment will erode the sinking economy further, according to labour leaders, the political opposition leader and a leading economist and WPA executive member.
REACTING to last week’s ‘Stabroek News’ exclusive interview with Gregory Smith, the WPA, in a statement declared he would be finally exposed by his claim that the party got him out of Guyana.
PPP, WPA ask Carter to intercede by Sharief Khan OPPOSITION parties are calling on former US President Jimmy Carter to again intercede with President Desmond Hoyte to help prevent rigging of the coming general elections.
Reynolds Is Back… Joint $US25m Bauxite Project THE Government of Guyana and Reynolds International Inc., last Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they agreed to join in the development and mining of bauxite deposits located in the Aroaima region of Guyana, and in the marketing and sale of bauxite extracted from that mine.
We have none – Gittens By BERT WILKINSON GUYANA Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) President Mr.