Quick action by four men saved a 20-year-old Guyana Water Incorporated meter reader from a potential fatal end after she was attacked by a swarm of bees at Enmore, East Coast Demerara last week.
Over 8,000 marijuana plants were destroyed on Saturday after the Guyana Police Force discovered two farms in the Upper Demerara River area.
In a bid to prevent an outbreak of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) in Guyana, port officials including Port Health Officers have been trained to tackle any possible cases in travellers entering Guyana, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Public Health Dr.
A suspected bandit was on Friday night captured and beaten by residents after he and three others allegedly planned to rob a boat at Roden Rust, Parika, East Bank Essequibo.
PROVIDENCE, Guyana, CMC – Captain Kirk Edwards struck his first regional first class hundred in five years but West Indies starlets Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul overpowered Windward Islands Volcanoes, to propel leaders Guyana Jaguars to their fourth straight win here today.
CARABALLEDA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido today said that President Nicolas Maduro’s adversaries were “not afraid” even though he was briefly detained by intelligence agents, days after saying he would be willing to replace the increasingly isolated president.
Presidential candidate of the newly-launched Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) Lenox Shuman yesterday announced that he will be giving up his Canadian citizenship to vie for a seat in the National Assembly.
Although the recent legal challenge to the validity of former parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud’s election as a Member of Parliament (MP) due to his dual citizenship has raised questions about government members with a similar status, both of the governing coalition’s partners, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC), have expressed an unwillingness to speak on the issue.
The three remaining bidders for GuySuCo’s Skeldon, Rose Hall and Enmore estates should know government’s decision by the end of this month.
Weeks after warning that legal action will be taken against public officials who have failed to declare their assets and liabilities, the Integrity Commission yesterday published a fourth list of persons it has found to be non-compliant with the law.
Hundreds of youths yesterday attended an interactive session on the oil and gas sector, where they were sensitised about the needs of the industry and steps to be taken in order to take advantage of available opportunities.
Venezuela is seeking to expand its maritime space not only in Guyana’s territory but also in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other states, including Colombia, Barbados and Suriname, which must all be vigilant as a result.
The mother of three of the nine boys allegedly raped by Muslim scholar Nezaam Ali is calling for his trials to be conducted urgently.
The Ethic Relations Commission (ERC) on Friday night launched a new educational campaign focused on promoting harmony and unity among Guyanese.
The Demerara Tobacco Company (Demtoco) says compliance with new public health regulations have already led it to hike the prices of its products even as it awaits the impact of the new tax regime for tobacco.
For 2018, the New Amsterdam Town Council collected $54.3 million in property taxes and $18 million in interest on arrears collected.
A second suspect has been arrested as the police continue their investigation into the murder of 46-year-old Prietam Manickram, the alcoholic who was found dead in an abandoned house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara last Monday.
The police suspect that one of the men believed to be part of a Sindicato gang that was held off during an attack at a mining camp at Black Water, Cuyuni, in Region Seven last Wednesday, was wounded.
President David Granger last Sunday, presented the Guyana Press Association (GPA) with commemorative coins and lapel pins in the run-up to the Association’s 75th anniversary, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
Projected high volumes of traffic led to the recommendation that the East Bank-East Coast bypass road be four lanes, according to an official of the consultancy company that did the feasibility study.
Residents of North Sophia are calling on city authorities to address the wanton disposal of garbage on their main road, which they say disrupts their everyday lives and is also a hindrance to vehicles traveling through the community.
A $2 million reading centre will soon be established in East Canje, Berbice, as part of an initiative by private citizens to improve literacy in the area.
What started fourteen years ago as a simple gesture of sharing three pencils with a group of passing children has now turned into an annual back-to-school drive serving over 975 West Demerara students.
Leonard Marks is the perfect example of not allowing a tragedy to define one’s future.
The Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) recorded a reduction in profitability in 2017 compared to 2016 due to the poor performance of the sale of gasoline, which accounted for 58 per cent of revenue in 2017 according to the Guyoil 2017 annual report.
New political party A New and United Guyana (ANUG) is to be officially launched this Friday.
A New and United Guyana is set for launching on January 18. A statement issued by the group today follows: STATEMENT The Steering Committee of A New and United Guyana (ANUG) comprising Kian Jabour, Henry Jeffrey, Timothy Jonas, Ralph Ramkarran and Beni Sankar, met on Friday January 11, to discuss the general political situation and ANUG’s policies and programmes.
The Federal United Party (FED-UP), a new political party, was launched yesterday by three Berbice attorneys, who said they would be campaigning for reforms to Guyana’s electoral system to ensure that parliamentary representatives are directly elected by voters, and the creation of a federal system of government.
Guyana was one of 19 members of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) that voted in Washington, DC on Thursday “to not recognize the legitimacy” of Nicolas Maduro’s new term as President of Venezuela.
Two persons have been arrested in connection with the death of Navindradat Bhawan, the Corentyne youth whose body was discovered at the Middle Walk Dam, located in Number 70 Village, Corentyne, where he was reportedly beaten on Thursday.
nThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it has formally approached the Canadian High Commission in Georgetown seeking an explanation in relation to what it said was certain breaches of protocol by one of its diplomats, who escorted APNU+AFC parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud to a flight leaving the country on December 22nd.
Guyana is listed as a “flawed democracy” in the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Democracy Index, which considers a number of rankings across different areas, including the electoral process and pluralism, the functioning of government, political participation, political culture and civil liberties.
Town Clerk Royston King yesterday appeared before the Local Government Commission (LGC) to offer a defence to findings against him, including gross misconduct and abuse of office, stemming from the recent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the operations of City Hall.
Orders to cease work and remove were issued on Wednesday to operators of an illegal dredge at 10 Miles, Bartica.
The Ministry of Business is hoping to complete discussions on the draft Code of Conduct for minibus operators by the end of the month, following which implementation and enforcement will begin.
On Thursday, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) Guyana Public Health Consultant Dr.
A former murder accused and a fugitive were yesterday remanded to prison on charges that they had an illegal gun and live rounds of ammunition in their possession.
For the eighth time in the past five months, bandits once again broke into the Lusignan Golf Club, on the East Coast of Demerara, where they held the security guard at gunpoint before making off with a quantity of beverages and other items.
Charged in 2015 with stealing over $17 million worth of fabric and flooring material, a former manager of the Avinash Complex yesterday found himself before a city court once again, this time charged with threatening his former employer.
A labourer was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the illegal possession of 22 pounds of cannabis, which police say he admitted was his.
The police have not yet made any arrests in connection with the break-in at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) office at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, from where bandits carted off a metal safe containing $600,000 in cash.
In what will be seen as a sharp deterioration of relations with Venezuela, Guyana yesteday voted with the majority of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) “to not recognize the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s new term as of the 10th of January of 2019.” The resolution was approved with 19 votes in favour, 6 against, 8 abstentions and one absent.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today confirmed that it has formally approached the Canadian High Commission in Georgetown seeking an explanation regarding what it said were certain breaches of protocol.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said today he is planning changes to the H-1B programme that grants temporarily visas to highly educated immigrants who work in specialty occupations such as technology or medicine.
President David Granger yesterday urged ranks of the Guyana Police Force to rise above their existing “challenges” and properly manage the available resources to ensure that public security is maintained.
A man suspected to be a member of the Sindicato gang was killed late Wednesday night after security officers held off an attack that lasted for over an hour and a half at a mining camp at Black Water, Cuyuni, Region Seven.
An Upper Corentyne lad was found dead yesterday afternoon at the Number 70 Village, Corentyne, Middle Walk Dam.
The five men accused of trafficking over 100 pounds of drugs last year yesterday all maintained their innocence, while two contradicted each other.
Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) James Patterson is now expected to return to work on January 22 following his application on Tuesday for an additional 14 days of sick leave.
Radio communication provided by Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez as proof that the Norwegian vessel doing seismic work in Guyana’s territorial waters for ExxonMobil was out of its jurisdiction on December 22nd, 2018, when it was intercepted by the Venezuelan navy, is false and proves nothing, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge says.