Two teenagers drowned yesterday in separate incidents: one after going for a swim in the Lamaha Canal with friends and one as a result of an occasional illness.
Pirates struck again on Saturday afternoon robbing five fishermen of their engines and other items on the Corentyne Coast and then leaving them to drift to shore yesterday morning.
Broiler chickens at poultry farms in Regions Three, Four, Five, Six and Ten have now been inoculated in an attempt to tackle a chicken disease detected last year.
Guyana has been vigilant with the trade of its diamonds long before the advent of the Kimberly Process Certifica-tion Scheme (KP-CS), Acting Commis-sioner of Mines William Woolford has said.
The Ministry of Agriculture has been able to complete some 90% of the work it had intended to do in Regions Four and Five, areas severely hit following the floods of 2005 and 2006.
The Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) said though the past year was a mix of successes and challenges the most disappointing was the government’s proposed 5% increase to workers and that the trade union movement remains divided.
The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) had recommended that Guyana’s tourism product be VAT zero-rated to assist with the development of the industry, saying that bookings for tour packages were made as long as a year ago and could not be now increased by 16%.
A draft of a new money laundering bill is being circulated for comment to eventually replace the six-year-old one which is still to be fully activated and money transfer businesses and planned casino gambling would likely come under sharp scrutiny.
The Mayor and City Council on Friday officially announced that it has privatized garbage collection at Bourda Market, but that workers will not be made redundant.
Region Six Regional Chairman Zulfikar Mustapha says Berbicians need to participate fully in development in the new year.
A 34-year-old gold miner was last Thursday robbed of his gold chains valued over $200,000 by two motorcycle bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
Lawyers for Citizen’s Bank and Willems Timber are arguing whether or not the Commercial Court is within its jurisdiction in adjudicating in the matter of the non-disbursement of a $240M loan.
If efforts are to be scaled up to meet Guyana’s national HIV/AIDS challenges more productive use of present resources is needed in addition to a greater mobilisation.
Ranks of the Joint Services on Friday morning combed a few homes in Buxton, East Coast Demerara following information that a suspect was hiding out in the village and might have had one of the stolen army AK-47 rifles in his possession.
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) said it invested $1.2M to make the season brighter for underprivileged Lower Corentyne residents.
The bulk of the 5.6 million euros Guyana received last year to cushion the 5% cut in the price of sugar on the European market went towards upgrading the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) packaging plant.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) says it is taking steps to regularise vending in front of Stabroek Market and added that it is alarmed at the increasing amount of refuse accumulating in different sections of the city.
Six Guyanese charged in the biggest drug bust in Barbados’ history are still on trial.
Five men, including one armed with a handgun last week robbed a 17-year-old in Agricola and police subsequently held two suspects.
An armed bandit robbed an elderly man at gunpoint on Friday at Thomas Street, Cummingsburg of a quantity of gold jewellery and cash.
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) says it’s delegation to the Public Services International (PSI) Conference on Racism in Miami consisted of members from its Youth Committee as it believed that they are grappling with racism in the public service.
Two gunmen barged into a doctor’s office on Camp Street just as he was finishing up his clinic yesterday and robbed him of money and other items.
The police are offering a reward of $2 million for information leading to the arrests of seven men, they say are wanted in connection with the investigation into the murder of Minister of Agriculture Satyadeow Sawh, other murders and serious offences.
Value Added Tax (VAT) registered businesses on the West Coast Demerara have mostly retained their last-year prices, fearing new prices would be too high for consumers.
A pedal cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon on the Houston Bypass, Georgetown, when the driver of a speeding car lost control and slammed into him.
There is a possibility that some 2,500 cars might be able to park between the Guyana National Stadium and Buddy’s International Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara for the ICC Super Eight matches Guyana would be hosting.
Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy has announced zero tolerance for nurses and doctors who exact payments from patients at government hospitals.
A number of trade unions and two of the major political parties believe government should extend the retirement age, which is currently 55 years.
Two men, one armed with a handgun, broke into a house at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara and robbed a housewife of over $300,000 in cash and jewellery.
Ranks from a mobile patrol managed to retrieve a firearm and matching rounds that were thrown from a car they were chasing but failed to arrest the vehicle’s occupant(s).
A 45-year-old man died last Thursday, hours after being shot by police who raided his Kimbia, Berbice River farm and destroyed a quantity of marijuana plants.
A teenager was killed yesterday when the motor scooter he was riding crashed head on into a concrete culvert at Crane, West Coast Demerara.
The Guyana Revenue Autho-rity (GRA) yesterday slammed some television station hosts and owners, who it said, are peddling misinformation about Value Added Tax (VAT).
Investigations are continuing into the chopping to death of a 23 year-old-man on Boxing Day and while the police have released all the persons held for questioning, they have told the man’s family to “give us a month” to complete investigations.
The Guyana Police Force wishes to notify the general public that ranks can now be reached by telephone at the newly built police stations situated at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara and Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara.
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is now billing cell phone users per second rather than per minute following its recognition of the practice worldwide as well as its acquisition of the necessary equipment.
Work on the completion of the bridge across the Takutu River to link Guyana and Brazil by road is expected to recommence towards the end of this month under the supervision of the engineering corps of the Brazilian army.
The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group has to take a decision on whether the St Kitts sugar quota will remain in the Caribbean or be distributed among all the members of the ACP group.
Magistrate Geeta Chandan on Thursday sentenced a man to four months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stealing a speaker from A.
Magistrate Geeta Chandan yesterday remanded to prison a fisherman who allegedly raped a ten-year-old girl.
A fourth man, who was allegedly part of a group of men, who stood in front of another man in a taxi in Albouystown and riddled him with bullets five years ago, was on Wednesday charged with the murder.
Fire destroyed a home at North Haslington, East Coast Demerara on Thursday night leaving 17 people, among them seven children, homeless.
As a service to the public Stabroek News is reprinting a portion of the list of zero-rated food items as many shopkeepers and citizens have complained that they have not been following this matter closely.
Muneshwers Limited and N.P. Home Department Store were served summonses yesterday for alleged invoicing violations of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) law.
The Freedom of Information legislation that aims to allow public access to government bodies has not yet been tabled in the National Assembly.
The General Manager of Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel has “no comment” to make on President Bharrat Jagdeo’s remarks that the rooms at the international hotel were “atrocious.” Contacted about the President’s response at a press conference last week when asked whether Le Meridien was among those hotels being advanced sums of money for accommodation for the teams, officials, media and sponsors (TOMS) for the ICC CWC 2007 championships, the hotel’s General Manager Pascal Mongeau said he had no comment on the issue.
The proposal from Govern-ment to introduce casino gambling, according to Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon is not a done deal and all stakeholders would be given a chance to press their case.
Accumulation of water on the southern carriageway of the Rupert Craig Highway has been blamed on the garbage dumped on the seawall by persons who congregate there on Sunday evenings.
A Corentyne resident, who took his family to the Tom and Jerry Play Centre at the Esplanade Park in New Amsterdam last Tuesday, has come forward to recount their “scary experience” with the rollercoaster ride and to urge the organisers to put proper safety measures in place.
Eighteen fishermen from the Corentyne and East Coast Demerara were terrorized and robbed in four separate boats by pirates near the Corentyne River on Thursday.