State Minister Joseph Harmon today officially announced that Cabinet recently granted its approval of a new Board of Directors for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), which will be chaired by agriculture expert John Dow.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) THE decomposing body of 42-year-old Tricia Farrow was found on Monday, three days after she went missing.
The Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 8.45 am today on the Cornelia Ida Public Road, West Coast Demerara, involving motorcar PVV 982 driven by a 21-year-old resident of Anna Catherina W.C.D and pedestrian Realino Santiago, 71 years, a security guard, of lot 1 Public Road, Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara who died.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) An enraged security guard who butchered his common-law wife and her teenaged daughter at their St James home yesterday morning later killed himself by driving over the Flat Bridge into the Rio Cobre in St Catherine, where he drowned.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) As violence against the island’s children rises to increasingly disturbing levels, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the brutality that is beginning to emerge is particularly worrying.
Prepare—and pray. That’s the word from Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein and muncipal authorities yesterday as Tropical Storm Kirk swept across the Atlantic, with T&T and neighbouring Windward islands within the path of its extended cone—so far.
Tropical Depression Kirk will become a Tropical Storm within the next 21 hours and would be passing close to the Low Coastal Plain of Guyana on Wednesday September 26, 2018, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said early today.
The United States has granted Russian aluminium giant, Rusal a few more weeks to find a way to avoid sanctions but local workers remain worried and a task force set up to look into the matter has stalled though government says that it is taking steps to ensure their welfare.
Four persons were arrested and two of them have been charged after a large quantity of cocaine was seized from a vessel from Guyana, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is not against a Trinidad and Tobago business presence here but believes that before oil agreements are signed with other countries, Guyana should have an established local content policy, its executive members contend.
Given that there is no evidence to show that for several years prior to 2014 the accounts of the Public Service Ministry (PSM) had been audited, former Auditor-General Anand Goolsarran is calling on his successor to provide an explanation.
After decades, the Ashmins building on Hadfield and High Streets has been put on sale and owner Lennox John has cited personal reasons as one of the main factors for choosing to part ways with the store.
After two years occupying the controversial Sussex Street drug bond, the Ministry of Public Health has finally vacated the storage facility, a source confirmed yesterday.
A miner is hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after he was shot twice by a licensed firearm holder who was allegedly drunk in front of a bar at the Mahdia Landing, Potaro, early yesterday morning.
With opportunities now opening up due to Guyana’s advantageous position in the emerging oil and gas sector, it should begin pressing Trinidad and Tobago to remove its artificial barriers to trade, says commentator Ralph Ramkarran.
The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) last week announced the launch of an initiative to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Attorney Anil Nandlall on Friday argued that the Rice Assessment Committee is not properly constituted and therefore cannot conduct an investigation into the refusal of Hope Estate rice farmers to accept the tripling of the rental fee for land they occupy.
A bandit escaped with over $400, 000 in cash and jewellery on Saturday night after he held two persons at gunpoint and robbed them.
-‘self-restraint would do the trick,’ Ramjattan says Almost three years after President David Granger promised measures to deal with alcohol abuse, a policy appears to be staggering to life but there is no clear idea when it would be fully developed and implemented.
Vendors who were removed from the Kitty Market in 2016 are seeking answers regarding when rehabilitation works on the market would be completed and they would be able to return.
Two motorcycle bandits robbed a man of almost $80,000 in cash and jewellery on Saturday after they held him at gunpoint in Lamaha Springs, the police say.
LIVERPOOL, England, (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will vote this week to keep a second Brexit referendum on the table if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to pass her plan to leave the European Union through parliament, media reported.
On September 19, 2018, STEMGuyana signed a pact with the International Youth Robot (IYR) Association to be the prequalifying body for organizing the annual qualifier national robot competition among Guyanese primary and secondary school-aged student-teams to represent Guyana at the International Youth Robotics Competition.
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in Managua yesterday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said yesterday.
Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday expressed satisfaction with road works at Kwakwani, Region 10.
LONDON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. cable giant Comcast scored a big win in the scramble for media assets by beating Rupert Murdoch, and his backer Disney, in the battle for Sky with an eye-watering $40 billion bid.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, arrived in New York yesterday for his first trip to the United States, where he will denounce the decades-old U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration yesterday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) A police corporal who was a member of the Police Band took his own life at Riverside Plaza, Port of Spain on Sunday morning.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MRDLG) along with the fourteen Municipal Corporations are closely monitoring the development and path of Tropical Storm Kirk.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) A year after their baby died at St Ann’s Bay Hospital Alexis Heron and her husband Gavin Chong are still grieving, and have retained an attorney as they are demanding answers from the authorities.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) More than 42 children were taken by their parents from their TT homes to ISIS battlegrounds in the Middle East over the last three years.
(Trinidad Guardian) The plight of Nishal Sankat who is charged with attempting to steal an American Airlines plane should serve as a wake-up call to parents so that they understand mental health awareness says Education Minister Anthony Garcia.
No verification of the US$4.4 billion development cost for ExxonMobil’s Liza Phase-1 project was done by the Guyana Government or its regulatory agencies as they relied on a technical examination of the plan, which had been submitted by the company and its affiliates before granting a historic production licence.
Guyana and China yesterday signed a framework agreement under which Beijing will provide a US$36.46 million concessionary loan.
A mining operation located on disputed land at Batavia, in Region Seven, was shut down by residents yesterday morning.
Mere hours after her story was published in this newspaper Rose Park-Bennett (known previously as Kavita Singh) got her heart’s desire: she received confirmation that her two sons, who were adopted after spending nine years in state care, were alive and doing well.
Ahead of the expected activation of the landmark Juvenile Justice Act in the coming days, Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards disclosed on Friday that a specialised Children’s Court will be up and running “in a matter of weeks” at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
The driver who fled on Thursday night after he allegedly struck and killed businessman Chapil Dave Kumar on the Uitvlugt Public Road, West Coast Demerara, surrendered to the police yesterday, shortly after his car was discovered hidden at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.
By Dhanash Ramroop and David Papannah The Peoples’ Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) are expected to battle for seats on the Bartica Town Council at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), as no independent groups are contesting.
The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was last week ordered by the High Court to return more than $7 million and a large quantity of gold and silver jewellery it had seized from gold and diamond dealer Junior Craig Singh.
– suicide rate down One year ago, faced with joblessness and still suffering from the fact that he had lost two of his fingers, which he saw as a handicap, Brian (not his real name) drank 19 Panadol tablets which resulted in him being hospitalized for eight days.
Policy Forum Guyana (PFG), a partner in the programme, Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) recently launched a series of meetings on the use of the expected oil windfall and heard that infrastructural development and environmental protection should be key funding priorities.
President David Granger yesterday met with China’s visiting State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi at State House, where they discussed areas of mutual interest.
The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are set to meet on Tuesday in another attempt to set up a panel to arbitrate their wage dispute.
Local farmers are expected to have increased access to various varieties of coconut seedlings shortly after several were selected to manage demonstration nurseries that are likely to evolve into commercial entities.
While urging more support for local productions, Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton on Thursday reminded the latest graduates of the Creative Arts Institute that they have the responsibility to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage.
DUBAI, (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards.
Youth organisation Nulli Secundus, birthed out of the First Assembly of God church at Wortmanville, on Friday handed over a newly constructed wash bay to the Charlestown Secondary School.