In a bid to offer Guyanese “genuine” Chinese and Indonesian fast food, the Chinese franchise Shinning House Restaurant launched its first outlet in the Caribbean yesterday at the Giftland Mall.
The Hydrometeorological Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture has been boosted with the addition of 21 Automatic Weather Stations (AWSs), according to the Ministry of the Presi-dency, which says that citizens are expected to receive more accurate and timely weather reports as a result.
Having served a one-year sentence for bulk cash smuggling, disgraced US-based Guyanese pilot Khamraj Lall is fighting his continued incarceration on new money laundering and drug trafficking charges and has argued through his lawyer that he is neither a flight risk or a violent person.
The mother of Laing Avenue resident Nykoseye Gritten, who has been missing since last week Tuesday, is fearful that his life may be in danger and is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.
Following an opposition request for an investigation into the award of the contract for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing to LievenseCSO, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure last night said that the Dutch firm was selected after the initial procurement process was annulled and it sought out consultants worldwide.
Facing a cash crunch, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be selling land to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday, while noting that the corporation has sought a bailout to the tune of $2 billion.
Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix yesterday announced that priority will be given to children in evacuation efforts organized by the Guyana Government to assist Guyanese who remain on hurricane-affected islands, as there remains the risk of an epidemic in some cases.
A 59-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $6.5 million after she pleaded guilty to the possession of five pounds of cocaine, which she was trying to sneak on board a flight to New York.
At present the need for constitutional compliance trumps the need for constitutional reform in Guyana.
Cabinet has approved a recommendation from Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally for the regularisation of the employment of sweepers/cleaners, particularly those attached to public schools, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will collaborate on a joint venture to improve the facilities at the Festival City Health Centre.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday encouraged Trinidad and Tobago to open its homes to Dominicans displaced by Hurricane Maria.
(Trinidad Guardian) Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit broke down in tears yesterday as he spoke of the devastation done to his island by Hurricane Maria.
After residents of Victoria, East Coast Demerara, turned out on Wednesday in their numbers to protest the state of their main access road, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has started remedial works.
Describing Hurricane Irma which barrelled through the Caribbean earlier this month as a deadly and destructive portent of the vulnerability of small island developing states, President David Granger on Wednesday called on the United Nations to help protect the `Guiana Shield’.
A purchaser of stolen Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) cable was apprehended by law enforcement officers at Pasha’s Scrap Yard in Albouystown on Wednesday night.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud has been appointed the Chairman of the Central Board of Health for the next two years, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is set to start its telemedicine programme in five of the administrative regions next year and this will facilitate persons being evaluated, diagnosed and treated in remote areas using telecommunications technology.
Two senior policemen yesterday testified that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Frank Thompson, who is on trial for using abusive language to a junior rank investigating his involvement in a vehicular accident, had a breath alcohol content way above the legal limit on the very day.
Six privately-run children’s homes and orphanages, which have met the minimum operational standards, will soon begin receiving government subventions This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who said yesterday that Cabinet recently granted the subvention approvals for the Bal Nivas Shelter for Abused Children, the Bless the Children Home, the Children of Promise, the Cornelia Ida Children’s Home, the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and the Save R Kids Children’s Home.
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An outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri was last night caught attempting to smuggle just over 60 ounces of raw gold which was concealed in her suitcase, acting Police Commission David Ramnarine has confirmed.
President David Granger yesterday called on the international community to ensure that Venezuela is not allowed to thwart the processes of judicial settlement of a long-running border controversy with Guyana.