AFC doesn’t see polls in 90 days – Ramjattan

-going as coalition again

Although the court has not granted a stay of the successful motion of no confidence which triggered a 90-day timeframe for the holding of general elections, the Alliance for Change (AFC) does not believe polls will be held by March 22nd.

Rice exports brought in US$186m last year – GRDB

—industry met 90% of its production target

Despite the rice industry facing challenges throughout last year, General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan, said that over the two crops, 965,120 tonnes of paddy was produced, attaining  90% of the industry’s target.

Hot meals programme for Region 10 students

-regional farmers to provide fresh produce

The Region 10, Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is recruiting regional farmers to supply fresh produce  for hot meals to be prepared for students residing in far-flung communities.

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  yesterday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address – a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.

Jamaica: Accused baby thief remanded

(Jamaica Gleaner) The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday.

Chief Whips still to meet GECOM on readiness

- Shadick wants Chairman’s health on the agenda

It is still not clear when the two Chief Whips will meet with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to discuss its readiness to hold general elections but at least one Commissioner is hoping that the Chairman’s health is a main item on the agenda when the meeting does occur.