Dow confirmed as new GuySuCo board chairman

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.

Cornelia Ida security guard dies in accident

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.

35 Children Murdered This Month in Jamaica

(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.

Civil Defence Commission issues Kirk warning

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.

Local Rusal workers in limbo

-as firm tries to win reprieve against US sanctions

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.

Ashmins store building for sale

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.

Miner shot in drunken fracas at Mahdia

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.

Where’s the policy to tackle alcohol abuse?

-former Health Minister laments inaction

-‘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.

STEMGuyana signs pact to bring international robot competition to Guyana

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. 

No verification of Liza-1 US$4.4B cost was done

-GGMC confirms

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.

Mom makes contact with sons adopted and taken to US

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.

Specialised Children’s Court to be functional soon

-Chancellor

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.

Parties to dominate in contests for hinterland municipalities

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.

Survivor says not assisted after suicide attempt

– but mental health unit official points to systems in place, persons trained

– 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.