First Published March 5 1988

Harbour Bridge Has Fallen Down And Creates Chaos Among Commuters

$5m Repair Bill A section of the Harbour Bridge submerged in the Demerara River (above left).

Date first published March 6, 1987

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.

Date first published March 4, 1989

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.

Date first published March 3, 1990

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.

Date first published March 2, 1988

Sanata Squeezed By Central Bank

Clothing Manufacturers Face Closure By SHARIEF KHAN   SMALL garment manufacturers say they face imminent closure be­cause Sanata Textiles Limited is no longer selling them its cotton fab­rics.

Guymine Derecognises Bauxite Unions

CCL briefed by FITUG

By SHARIEF KHAN   THE backlash of the FITUG one-day protest last Friday is turning out to be furious and is intensifying the rift between government and the dissident seven-member trade union alliance.

Date First Published February 28, 1990

‘Altering’ More Profitable Now Than Tailoring – Hermon The Small Businessman HERMON Bholaisingh (43), is a tailor who comes from a family of tailors.

First Published February 27 1987

Outstanding Debts Crippling Operations At Coldingen

$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.

Date First Published February 26, 1991

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.

First Published February 25 1989

Sugar, Many Bauxite Workers Stay Home

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.

First Published February 24 1988

Obituary on Carl Blackman

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.

Janet Scatters flour In House

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.

First Published February 21 1990

Government Not Selling Out - Hoyte

PRESIDENT Desmond Hoyte has replied to critics who charge his government with “selling out” to foreign investors.

First Published February 19, 1991

Demerara Woods sold to English investors

DEMERARA Woods Limited (DWL) the large state-owned timber company, has been sold by government to English investors for US$16.5m.

Date First Published February 18, 1989

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.

Date First Published February, 17, 1988

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.

Date First Published February, 16, 1992

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.

Date First Published February, 15, 1989

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.

Date First Published February 14, 1990

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.

First Published February 13,1987

Why would we hide Smith? asks the WPA

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.

Date First Published February 12, 1991

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.

Date First Published February, 11, 1989

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.

First Published February 10 1988

Funds Must Be Borrowed

We have none – Gittens By BERT WILKINSON GUYANA Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) President Mr.