Rising expenditure, declining employment levels and an aging population are among the concerns that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will seek to address in 2008, as it moves into a year described as “most challenging”.
The Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Nine has denied reports that students in the dormitories of the Annai Secondary School are surviving on one meal a day because the money given to the school by the RDC is grossly inadequate.
National Insurance Scheme (NIS) General Manager Patrick Martinborough may not renew his contract after it ends in November.
Police are investigating two accidents that occurred in two different parts of the country taking the lives of two men in the process.
The First Crossing, the diary of British surgeon Theophilus Richmond who sailed on the first ship, Hesperus that brought indentured labourers from Calcutta, India to Georgetown was launched last evening at Le Meridien Pegasus.
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee yesterday called on a group of junior officers to take their oath of office seriously, charging them to have respect for human rights and to remember that they were servants and not masters of the people.
The Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre recently received a supply of medical items to boost its services, from the Food for the Poor (FFP) organisation.
A four-member team of legislators from the Legislative Assembly of the State of Roraima in Brazil have indicated interest in investing in livestock farming, the production of yogurt, and acquiring lands in the Rupununi and intermediate savannahs to pursue these ventures.
The two men who were held by police late last week in connection with the murder of Sharon Kunick, whose half-naked body was found just off the Stewartville foreshore, West Coast Demerara (WCD), were released yesterday afternoon.
The PNCR has levelled 11 charges against former Central Executive Committee (CEC) member James McAllister for alleged misconduct committed before, during and after the party’s Congress this year.
Deep within the southern rainforest of Guyana a centuries old culture and a modern way of life meet and mingle in the Wai-Wai community of Masakenari.
The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) yesterday launched its website, which will afford persons access to printable benefit forms cutting out the hassle of having to go to the local offices to collect them.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) says it is alarmed at the increasing number of school-age children being found at the Mandela landfill.
Relatives of a Mahaica taxi-driver whose car was hijacked last Friday are offering a $200,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle.
The Ministry of Health is hosting an eight-day medical outreach programme at geriatric homes across the country to mark International Day of Older Persons.
Almost one year since the Region Four administration was sworn in with the two major parties sharing the two top spots, Chairman Clement Corlette has described it as “a very good marriage”.
The 11 heart patients who were in desperate need of over US$17,000 for travel expenses are on their way to India after First Lady Varshanie Singh successfully conducted emergency fundraising drives in Guyana, New York, Canada and the United Kingdom.
One of three men implicated in the $100M cocaine-in-fish glue bust back in May, on Thursday denied ownership of the boxes that CANU ranks seized from a locked area in the house, saying he had no access there.
Magistrate Yohhahnseh Cave on Friday further remanded to prison a teenager accused of murdering a former presidential guard, on his second appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.
Two weeks after two Buxtonian men alleged they were brutally beaten and burnt by members of the joint services while in their custody, Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee yesterday said that the government does not support the torturing of any citizen and assured that the allegations are being investigated.
The Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union (CCWU) and the Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers (UAAW) recently brought a number of concerns regarding the Value Added Tax (VAT) to the attention of the VAT Commissioner.
Postal worker, Germin Forde, who was shot dead early Friday morning in New Amsterdam by bandits, may have been killed because he recognised one of the attackers and called the person by name, a police source said yesterday.
Six deportees have secured jobs through the local organisation, Juncata Juvant, established some five months ago to help to re-integrate ex-convicts into society.
Tuition fees for Guyanese attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) are now comparable to fees paid by those from countries that contribute to it and relations between UG and UWI have progressed over the past two years with both institutions set to benefit, UWI Vice-Chancellor Nigel Harris says.
Barbadian investors are upbeat about Guyana, saying that the market has been good to them but one potential investor is calling on government to establish an export guarantee scheme especially for natural resources.
A total of seven families on Thursday benefited from a donation by the Guyana Relief Council (GRC).
The hearing aid lab at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has a capacity to produce about 100 hearing aids per month but only makes about 15 since not many persons know of the facility.
An investigation into the spraying of pesticides at the Skeldon Estate during which workers were affected has found that while there was poor planning by the field department, there was no “significant physical symptoms among the patients treated”.
Pardoned treason accused Mark Benschop has started a clean-up project in the city with youths from depressed communities.
Government’s objective to accelerate the country’s agricultural development is moving forward with more than $70M being invested to re-open large lands for farming activities at the Cozier agricultural scheme, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
BOSAI Minerals Group Guyana Inc. has donated $100,000 to the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central to assist the club in its charitable work in communities.
Four persons have been taken into custody following the $8.2M robbery in New Amsterdam early on Saturday during which the Postmaster of the Nigg Post Office was shot.
Dear Editor, In a recent letter captioned ‘Protect the children of Guyana from predators’ (KN 07.01.13) I had written: “The children of any nation are its most prized possessions/assets.
Dear Editor, I refer to the letter “We should not be asked to pay VAT on services supplied when we haven’t collected from our clients” (07.03.28) by Roshan Khan.
Dear Editor, I refer to Osafo Modibo’s letter captioned ‘The PPP were not genuinely committed to power-sharing’ (07.03.16).
Dear Editor, I write in reference to Robin Williams’s letter captioned “Mr Bisram does not acknowledge his political affiliation” (07.03.28).
Dear Editor, I did not mean to spank you in my last letter; however I thank you for the more balanced reporting of the recent fire in Georgetown that occurred on Friday March 23, 2007 at Sir Chandra’s home.
Dear Editor, Help & Shelter condemns the horrific assault on the family whose members were robbed, stripped and physically and sexually assaulted outside a Sheriff Street night club on Monday 26 March 2007.
An elderly couple who appeared to be visitors were choked and robbed on Saturday night at the corner of Alexander and Regent Streets by two men who had accomplices lurking nearby.
Two men, one of whom was armed with a gun yesterday morning robbed a Chinese restaurant at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) of an undisclosed sum of money before escaping in a car.
Bernard Kerik, recently hired as a security advisor for President Bharrat Jagdeo, is likely to be charged with several felonies in the US, including tax evasion and conspiracy to commit wiretapping.
Two murals by renowned Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri were covered in order to accommodate a new roof which is designed to prevent water from leaking into the immigration department, according to management and technical experts.
Veteran journalist Charles de Florimonte yesterday passed away at his Subryanville home, one month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, his relatives said.
The ICC CWC West Indies Inc 2007 has commissioned the University of the West Indies (UWI) to measure the Caribbean region’s performance in the hosting the ICC CWC 2007 tournament and it is expected that host venues would also conduct evaluations of their performances as well.
Armed robbers made off with $1.8M in cash after an ambush in the city on Friday.
Guyana will sign on to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon has said.
Two men were held on Saturday in connection with the recent robbery at the Buddy’s International office on Brickdam.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday announced that they were attempting to contact the alleged perpetrators who beat, robbed and indecently assaulted a group of five persons last week Monday morning in front of the Sheriff Night Club on Sheriff Street, but their efforts so far have proved futile.
Demerara Tobacco Company Limited reported a net profit after tax of $651 million compared to $572.8 million in 2005, while declaring a dividend of $27.75 per share at its 73rd Annual General Meeting last week at Hotel Tower.
An 11.45 am Liat flight bound for Barbados was grounded at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as a result of a hydraulic leak, forcing stranded passengers to wait until after 8 pm for another flight.