The African Cultural & Development Association (ACDA) yesterday reissued its call for an ancestral lands commission to address concerns surrounding the allocation of African Guyanese lands, as the third day of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into land ownership convened yesterday.
The sombre tone which pervaded the atmosphere during the announcement of this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results suggested that once again the Ministry of Education was not satisfied with the performance of the nation’s students.
Three Executives of the National Toshaos Council (NCT) last evening walked out of a session attended by several Ministers of Government having felt disrespected by remarks made by Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan during the proceedings.
The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into African ancestral lands and other matters yesterday heard that land where the controversial Pradoville 2 scheme sits was transferred in 1920 by way of transport to the predecessor of NCN, the British Guiana Broadcasting Company (BGBC).
Efforts by the government are underway to salvage the decades-old MV Torani, which capsized in the Mazaruni River and questions have been raised as to how this happened to the moored vessel.
A farmer was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail, and fined, after he admitted to being in possession of several grammes of cannabis, which he said were for his sick daughter and grandmother.
A so far unidentified man was killed yesterday afternoon after a motor car reportedly slammed into him on the Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
President David Granger yesterday met with Baroness Valerie Amos, now Director of the SOAS-University of London, former Leader of the House of Lords where they discussed, among other issues, Guyana’s ‘green’ development pathway.
Charged with breaching a protection order taken out against her by her ex-husband, a woman was yesterday fined by a city magistrate after admitting to the crime.
Residents of Lima Sands, Essequibo (Pomeroon-Supenaam) will benefit from improved water quality, following steps by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) to reduce the presence of iron in their water supply through the use of a product called SeaQuest.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published yesterday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made “explicit factual misrepresentations” in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.
Joshua Richards, the eight-year-old child who was injured after his aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI) house collapsed last Friday resulting in the death of his sister has been discharged from the hospital.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.
(Reuters) – A federal court judge yesterday threw out a Texas voter identification law that was supported by the Trump administration, but the state’s attorney general said his office would appeal the ruling.
A man was yesterday granted bail of $100,000 after he was charged with stealing a cellphone.
Following the breakout of eleven residents from the juvenile correctional centre at Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast on Sunday last, Police Commander, G Division, Stephen Mansell yesterday visited the New Opportunity Corps where he spent some time interacting and addressing the students.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans rebuked him yesterday after his threat to shut down the U.S.
During a farewell courtesy call yesterday from Surinamese Ambassador Mehroen Nisa Kurban-Baboe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge said that the neighbouring states had enjoyed a high level of interface, which had been further aided by the Ambassador during her tenure.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States could impose additional penalties on four unidentified countries that do not cooperate with requests to return their citizens, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – One of the U.S. State Department’s three science envoys publicly resigned yesterday, the latest in a wave of defections over President Donald Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said yesterday.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will ask United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to remove the head of a U.N.-backed investigative body probing the politician’s family for suspected graft, two government officials said yesterday.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon yesterday charged Regional Democratic Council (RDC) councillors of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) to take up their roles as the drivers of the social cohesion in the region.
(Trinidad Express) A 32-year-old flight attendant has been fined $55,000 on three charges in connection with attempting to illegally import US$39,054.
AMSTERDAM/MADRID, (Reuters) – A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock concert was canceled due to a threat of a possible attack.