CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela yesterday tripled its minimum wage to 3 million bolivars per month, equivalent to just $1.14 at the black market exchange rate, as the crisis-ridden OPEC nation struggles under hyperinflation.
CHAGUARAMAS, Trinidad and Tobago, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Unemployed and without food to feed his family, Venezuelan construction worker Robert Monterosi says there is only one way he can survive – dodging customs officials to sell smuggled goods in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago and stock up there.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Puerto Rico should use some of the billions of dollars in aid pledged after a deadly hurricane last year to fix a flawed land ownership system that is hampering reconstruction, community leaders said in a report published yesterday.
BUDAPEST, (Reuters) – Hungary’s parliament yesterday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.
In light of recent events concerning a child at the Mae’s Schools, which brought widespread discussion over cultural representation and respect, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has announced that ‘education for the promotion of national harmony’ is high on its list of priorities.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned yesterday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.
Police are investigating the murder of phone card vendor Ron Mansfield, which occurred last night in front of his home.
The driver of a state vehicle which crashed into a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole on the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast about 12.15 this morning is dead.
ExxonMobil Corporation said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.
(Trinidad Guardian) After giving the Government a failing grade during his performance appraisal at the annual Labour Day rally in Fyzabad, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget called on citizens to use the PNM’s third anniversary in office, September 7, to rest and reflect.
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) via Order No 2 / 2018, dated 7th June, 2018, has approved an application by the Guyana Water Inc.
Two Indian companies yesterday tendered bids to the Transport and Harbours Department for the construction and delivery of a ferry to Guyana.
The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs received a letter from a resident of Kamarang Village expressing concern about the election of a convicted child molester to the position of toshao of the village.
The 21-year-old boyfriend of Sasia Adams, the young woman who succumbed last week after allegedly jumping from a moving car that was being driven by him, was today charged with manslaughter.
A policeman in Berbice is now a patient at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after he was stabbed eight times on Monday while attempting to search a man accused of being in possession of marijuana.
Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Justice (ret’d) James Patterson while declaring the recent visit by a United Nations (UN) team a success, has expressed confidence that his request for an internationally recruited Information Technology specialist will be granted.
Georgetown will have three mobile pumps by December.
A miner at Imbaimadai, Region 7 died yesterday after a mining pit caved in shortly after 10 am.
A Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo family was early yesterday morning beaten and robbed after three bandits invaded their home and carted off a small quantity of cash and a silver ring.
A frequently expressed sentiment in relation to rearing children is that “it takes a village”.
Accused child molester Otis Pearson, also known as ‘Otisha,’ was yesterday granted a reduction of bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsman who allegedly struck and killed a man on Sunday evening, is now being kept in the custody of the army as the police await legal advice on charging him.
A mixed jury at the High Court in Berbice on Monday found a Rose Hall Town man guilty of murdering a New Amsterdam Market vendor during the course of a robbery at his Hampshire, Corentyne home in early 2010.
A 55-year-old man fell to his death on Monday night at his La Bonnne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara residence.
Canadian aerospace and defence company PAL Aerospace will not be conducting operations in Guyana without government approval, according to Captain Gerry Gouveia, whose company Roraima Airways has partnered with the firm to provide surveillance services to the oil and gas sector in Guyana.