Pandemonium in Parliament By Anand Persaud Pandemonium broke out in the National Assembly yesterday as the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) succeeded in disrupting the session during which a drinking glass was hurled in the direction of the Speaker, Sase Narain and the entire opposition walked out during debate.
Assembly Debates Weekend Chaos Opposition Calls For Govt Resignation By SHARIEF KHAN and BERT WILKINSON THE agony and frustration thousands in the city and its environs faced last Sunday were transported into Parliament yesterday with the opposition demanding government resign for incompetence.
Reynolds, Govt In Major New Deal BY SHARIEF KHAN GUYANA and the Reynolds transnational bauxite company yesterday signed an agreement paving the return of the American firm here on a 50-50 joint venture with government.
Letters National Archives are a disgrace Imagine the shock I encountered when I entered the Main St archives and was told rather petulantly by a female attendant: “sorry, we don’t have any information about national monuments.” NATIONAL MONUMENTS was the only phrase that had rolled off my tongue though I went in there to update information on a novel I am presently working on, and wanted to scan copies of the nineteenth century COLONIST paper.
GEC Shutdown in First Week 1989 Workers, Commuters Severely Affected By BERT WILKINSON AREAS in Georgetown and other districts fed by the Kingston Power Station remained in darkness last night following this week’s shutdown of the station caused by what a corporation statement said was a ruptured tube in one of its condensers.
Teething Problems in New Bus System(By BERT WILKINSON) ALTHOUGH the long-awaited coding system for mini-buses has been in effect nearly a week now, scores of commuters are still at a loss to determine which buses ply which routes.
by Frederick Kissoon FEW, if any, would deny that the world today is interdependent.
Chandisingh, Burnham, Harewood-Benn demoted in New Year Shake-up ACCORDING to opposition elements, President Desmond Hoyte’s New Year reshuffle of his Ministers and other government officials is of minor significance and without any immediate impact on the national situation.
An Unusual Steel Band of Handicapped Children And the Dedicated lady who taught them TOTALLY oblivious of his surroundings, mentally retarded Terrence Gittens the star of the David Rose School for the Handicapped, beats his pans playing from his soul.
Opposition Highlights Deficiencies Of Assembly Stabroek News Parliamentary Report By Sharief Khan DEFICIENCIES in the functioning of Parliament rose to the fore again as the National Assembly wrapped up sittings for the year.
Eminent jurist Passes On… GUYANA’S leading jurist, J.O.F. Haynes, S.C., Professor of Law at the University of Guyana and President of the Grenadian Court of Appeal, [died last Wednesday at the Georgetown Hospital, after a “short illness.
Drugs department gears for crackdown THE Food and Drugs Department says that from February 3 licences for the importation of drugs will not be issued to persons not in possession of the Certificate of Registration from the department.
Power Barge to Boost Electricity Supplies To Be Installed by February, But Blackouts Will Continue By BERT WILKINSON A FULLY-RECONDITIONED 10-megawatt power barge from the US is to be hooked-up to the Guyana Electricity Corporation system by the end of February, but blackouts will continue until new generation facilities are built and until an IDB-funded rehabilitation of generating stations is completed, it was announced here last weekend.
Govt Denies Housing Programme in Shambles BY SHARIEF KHAN GOVERNMENT last week denied its housing programme was “a rather dismal picture” and claimed it has a “well-conceptualised and organised plan.” Parliamentary Secretary Mr.
Schools Still Plagued By Text Book Shortage A SENIOR education official says the Ministry of Education is hard put to resolve the critical textbook problem in most of the country’s 385 primary and 57 secondary schools.
Page One Comment THE U.S. military invasion of Panama is unjustifiable. It is particularly tragic that it comes at a time when the Brezhnev doctrine of limited sovereignty in Eastern Europe has been disavowed by Mr.
Editors agree to avoid invasion of privacy THE editors of the Mirror, Stabroek News, Chronicle and Catholic Standard met this week to consider a complaint by the Mirror that a recent Chronicle report on the suicide of the wife of a prominent politician was insensitive and unprofessional in that it referred to an unnamed illness from which she believed she suffered giving rise to an innuendo that she had a fatal contagious disease and thus smearing herself and her family.
Another Regent St fire HEAVY rains throughout yesterday hampered the probe into the cause of an early morning fire which razed the concrete and wooden complex at the corner of Regent and Camp streets after midnight Monday.
Left to right Roy Heath, England-based Guyanese writer who won the Guyana Prize for the Best Book of Fiction, with his novel work ‘The Shadow Bride’, Mr Martin Carter acclaimed Guyanese poet who won the Guyana Prize for the Best Book of Poetry with his ‘Selected Poems’ and Canada-based Guyanese writer Brian Chan who won the Guyana Prize for the Best First Book of Poetry for his ‘Thief with Leaf’ seen sitting together at the presentation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre Monday night.
“HE has done his work and done it faithfully and well. We must now do ours…” the words of President Desmond Hoyte during his short statement at Sunday’s committal of the last mortal remains of Guyana’s first elected President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.