The National Elections in August last year has been blamed for the lateness of the Auditor General’s report, which is now to be presented to the Speaker of the National Assembly in March.
A three-member Guyanese delegation is participating in the first India-Latin America Conclave: Project Partnerships 2007, being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi.
The department of education in Region 10 is investigating the vandalizing of the head teacher’s office and some vital equipment belonging to the Linden Foundation Secondary School.
Citing data from a study put together by the World Bank, Alliance for Change MP Khemraj Ramjattan in parliament on Friday sought to highlight a number of aspects of the country’s development which he argued were not dealt with in the budget.
The People’s National Con-gress Reform-One Guyana (PNCR-1G) yesterday joined calls for a complete overhaul of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and said that the organisation was now being looked at as a burden to workers.
Several shortcomings and in one instance inaccurate information were discovered in the early stages of the implementation of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Guyana, according to an audit done in 2005.
Justice James Bovell-Drakes last week set a man free after a jury found him not guilty of manslaughter at a High Court trial.
Point guard Steffon ‘Penny’ Henry and centre Horace Hodges came into Courts Pacesetters’ starting lineup Sunday night to help the Georgetown number one seeded team get past East Coast at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
They are the defending KFC Cup One-day champions. They also won the inaugural Stanford Twenty20 cricket competition beating none other than Trinidad and Tobago in the finals last year.
Black History Month-which used to mean little more than patronising publicity about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King-has taken on new life in America this year.
Robbery under arms accused Shawn Barrow will face another trial at the next sitting of the High Court in Demerara after a jury last week failed to reach a verdict.
Nearly two years after his ex-wife’s burnt body was found in a cemetery behind their Mocha home Lloyd McCleoud is on trial in the High Court for murder.
Royston Alfred who was on trial in the High Court for killing his partner three years ago on D’Urban Street was convicted of murder last week and sentenced to death by Justice Claudette La Bennett.
Dear Editor, I had deliberately refrained from writing on the ongoing controversy over the Bharrat Jagdeo government’s decision to withhold ads from Stabroek News because I felt that this decision was such a profound attack on the freedom of the press and democracy in Guyana that it was bound to create new contradictions in the body politic of the nation.
Dear Editor, I hope the withdrawal of government ads would not adversely impact on the existence of SN although it is difficult for one not to recognize the serious effects the withdrawal of ads would have on the paper.
Dear Editor, Working for a business entity where my direct responsibility is for advertising and promoting the products sold by this entity, I discovered in the year 2002, that media houses and advertising agencies could not provide any factual details on how many persons read/watch their newspaper or TV station.
Dear Editor, Thanks for reprinting the article by Tony Best of the Barbados Nation in our embattled newspaper.
Dear Editor, (We were previously mistaken in thinking that the Digicel ‘Experience’ concert is part of Mashramani celebrations) The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrim-ination calls on Digicel to ensure that the homophobia of the Jamaican group T.O.K is not part of the Digicel Experience concert in Guyana scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007.
Dear Editor, I believe it is imperative that the public be aware of the frustrations encountered by importers of zero-rated items.
Dear Editor, Not so long ago the Government of Guyana, at the behest of donor agencies, passed the Fiscal and Financial Management Accountability Act, the aim of which was to foster and sustain accountability and transparency in the use of government funds.
After years of working under poor conditions and numerous letters to the authorities regarding the situation, students, their parents and staff of the L’Aventure Secondary School located on the West Bank Demerara yesterday locked the gates of the school to protest its deplorable state.
History was created on Saturday when members of the Continental Cycle Club unanimously elected a female president for the club.
Representatives of the regional media yesterday met President Bharrat Jagdeo in St Vincent and expressed concern over the potential of the withdrawal of government advertisements from Stabroek News to escalate and also expressed a willingness to work with his government to resolve the dispute.
The Ministry of Education/ National Sports Commission/Guyana Cricket Board, Georgetown Secondary Schools competition is scheduled to be played at four venues today from 10am.
Police yesterday morning discovered the partly decomposed and buried body of a woman in a burnt-out coal pit at the back of the Wisroc Housing Scheme in Linden.