ACDA presses case for ancestral lands inquiry

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.

CSEC Maths and English results still a problem

-other key subjects showed decline

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.

Tension flares between toshaos council, ministers

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.

Pradoville 2 land was transferred in 1920 to NCN predecessor

– CoI hears

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 underway to salvage MV Torani

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.

Cyclist dies at Grove

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.

Baroness Amos meets with President

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.

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

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.

Following escape from NOC, Police Commander gives pep talk

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.

Suriname Ambassador saying her farewells

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.