The University of Guyana (UG) unions have voiced their disappointment over the handling of workers’ issues during the most recent meeting of the UG Council, which took place last Thursday and said they are now forced to consider other options.
For the third consecutive week, the three PPP/C-nominated members of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) walked out of a statutory meeting after saying that poll preparations were not on the agenda.
A Venezuelan man, who was charged with having over six kilos of cannabis in his possession, was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to taking a chance due to hardships in his homeland.
The first trial of Nezaam Ali, the Muslim scholar charged with nine counts of child rape, commenced yesterday in the High Court.
The police are currently investigating the conduct of the Rural Constable (RC) who allegedly encouraged Good Hope resident Vashtie Mahase to accompany her in order to serve her partner a protection order on the day she was brutally chopped.
As the deadline for elections draws nearer a private citizen, Marcel Gaskin, has filed a criminal complaint against Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) James Patterson and the three government-nominated commissioners.
The Department of Energy (DoE) is continuing to work to build its human resource capacity and has advertised a number of vacancies that it is seeking to fill to ensure proper oversight of the developing oil and gas sector.
A city magistrate is expected to rule on March 19 on whether or not a case has been made out against the eight Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Directors who are charged with failing to comply with a court order.
In its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education offered to students in the subject areas that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Ministry of Education (MoE) is moving to ensure that students across Guyana have access to science laboratories that are properly equipped and satisfy recognised best practices.
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has announced an initiative that will see the Sand Creek Secondary School and six other villages in Region Nine benefitting from upgraded water systems.
The Smithsonian Institution is planning to expand its work here in a number of areas including marine and biodiversity studies.
CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has expressed concerns that the European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) is “bent on destroying” Member States’ “attempts at ensuring economic viability” and “efforts at building resistance”, through blacklisting.
Tenders were yesterday opened at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board for a feasibility study and preparation of detailed designs for the construction of a new bridge at Wismar, Linden.
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it has put a hold on an application for use of the same model of Boeing 737 aircraft which crashed in Ethiopia on Friday.
A civil society grouping yesterday said President David Granger’s deferring of the responsibility to the Guyana Elections Com-mission (GECOM) for the naming of an elections date is unacceptable.
The Ministry of the Presidency has condemned comments made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo during an event at Babu John, Port Mourant, calling them malicious and irresponsible, and warning citizens against unlawful behaviour.
The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) facilitated approximately $89.4 billion in investments last year and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey yesterday said there have been no negative indications from businesses and investors stemming from the recent political developments.
The victim of Sunday morning’s fatal accident along the Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road has been identified as 16-year-old Mashane Thomas, of the neighbouring Buxton village.
The man who died on Saturday after he was crushed to death by the trailer attached to a truck he was working on in Linden has been identified as Plaisance, East Coast Demerara resident Jovon Jomal Anthony.
An Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) pensioner last night succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident at the junction of Enmore Estate Road and Railway Embankment, ECD.
The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has condemned attacks on the media by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and has threatened to boycott his events and support editorial sanctions issued by media houses, if his behaviour persists.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday denied that any of its ranks were involved in the beating of Shamar Tanner, who has alleged that he was assaulted by lawmen last Friday, resulting in his hospitalisation.
The stalemate between the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), its striking workers and their union, the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers of Union (GB&GWU), is expected to be discussed at today’s ministerial plenary, according to union leader Lincoln Lewis.
As the investigation of the explosion of the passenger boat at the mouth of the Waini River, in the North West District, continues, the captain is now listed among the persons missing and feared dead.
The administration of the Police B Division has remained silent on the matter involving the Corentyne man who was fatally shot by a cop on Saturday evening.
Two months after taking up the post of Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine is continuing to butt heads with the city administration for not following up on official correspondence.
President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, yesterday pledged continued support to the Government of Guyana, while commending President David Granger on his leadership in preparing for management of the oil and gas sector.
The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) will be developing a strategic plan to overhaul its operations and refine its investment promotion, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey.
A logger and taxi driver were yesterday charged and remanded over the possession of more than four pounds of cannabis, after they both made an appearance in a city court for separate matters.
As Guyana ups its efforts to reduce new HIV infections, the Ministry of Public Health will be rolling out an initiative that will see HIV prevention products and services being offered at “hot spots” frequented by persons considered to be more vulnerable to HIV infection.
Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) has bought over Massy Security (Guyana) Inc., gaining control of the company’s local operations, including its four offices, which serve in the areas of cash services, guarding and alarm monitoring.
A few upset East Canje cattle farmers yesterday protested outside of the Reliance Police Station, after police ranks on Saturday impounded their animals.
The police are currently seeking the suspected mastermind behind Saturday night’s armed robbery of a Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo family, in which over $4 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables were stolen.
Bail was on Friday granted to a 23-year-old man, after he denied stealing a Samsung cellphone from a woman.
Community Policing has since expanded its services to the hinterland regions, and will be increasing its presence at border areas across the country, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said.
Two men were on Friday granted $20,000 bail, after they pleaded not guilty to a simple larceny charge.
A Buxton, East Coast man allegedly found in possession of 11 grammes of cannabis, was on Friday granted bail by a city court.
Almost a month after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan found that a case was made out against Rick Sewcharran, who was accused of the unlawful killing of his girlfriend, Sasia Adams, he was discharged today due to insufficient evidence.
A group of civil society organisations today voiced concern that the country is headed towards a constitutional crisis and it urged the President and the Leader of the Opposition to “recognize their respective responsibilities to honour the Constitution”.
A civil society grouping today said President David Granger’s deferring of the responsibility to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the naming of an elections date is unacceptable.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday urged supporters to “chase” government officials from wherever they go after March 21 even as he challenged the international community, particularly CARICOM, to implement sanctions to pressure the government to hold elections.
A boat explosion at the mouth of the Waini River in the north west has claimed the life of a Venezuelan national and a second person is missing and feared dead.
Beverage firm, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) says it recorded its highest revenue ever last year with total revenue for 2018 pegged at $21.862 billion and profit after tax standing at $3.279 billion.
A Corentyne man succumbed to his injuries yesterday at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after he was shot on Saturday after allegedly charging towards policemen with a cutlass while they were attempting to arrest him.
Gun-toting bandits on Saturday night carried out a brazen attack on a Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo family robbing them of over $4 million dollars in cash, jewellery and other items, and police have since arrested one person.
Politician Ralph Ramkarran says that the APNU+AFC government seems prepared to expose Guyana to risk through its intention to stay in office despite the constitutional edict that fresh general elections be held.
An accident during the wee hours of yesterday claimed the life of a man on the Annandale, Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) executives say they are yet to see the terms of the $30 billion bond secured for the corporation and said the proposed approach to utilise the money will not enable the corporation to achieve the goals and objectives in its Strategic Plan.
There are no legal or constitutional provisions that invalidate government contracts or the business of government following a successful no-confidence vote, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin told Berbice businesspersons on Saturday.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), on Friday stated that the administration is hopeful of completing the institution’s move to electronic medical records by the end of 2019.