There are more questions than answers

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, How petty can the PPP get. Imagine them asking Winston Felix to explain his alleged phone conversation with someone. But before he answers, or even attempts to answer, the childish forces need to explain among other things to us Guyanese. 1. How and who authorized the bugging of the Commissioner’s phone? […]

Political immaturity driving the President’s pension squabble

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Voters in Guyana should ask the question as to how come the President’s pension is now a matter of concern. There was some almost inaudible noise when the National Assembly approved the Former Presidents (Benefits and Other Facilities) Bill 2009, outlining the particulars of the pension. The noise lost its tempo […]

Government’s propaganda machinery nears climax

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, The propaganda machinery of the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is nearing its climax. As the election climate heats up, so too is the distortion and misinformation  division  of the party’s communication network. Latest victim is former PPP stalwart Moses Nagamootoo  who has been described as a hypocrite, liar and  opportunist […]

Brazilian Embassy clears air as AFC protest Governor’s actions

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The Brazilian Embassy says that the visit of the Governor of the State of Roraima, José de Anchieta Junior to Lethem, last weekend, was in no way to campaign for the incumbent Peoples’ Progressive Party/Civic. This was in reaction to concerns expressed by the Alliance for Change (AFC) who had upped the ante on […]

GTUC condemns PPP/C campaign tactics

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis on behalf of the Union has condemned what is being described as the administration’s “politics of lies, half truths and race baiting”. During a media briefing yesterday Lewis said while it is “a usual tactic of the People’s Progressive Party” it should not […]

Ranks requested to submit ID numbers is nothing new – police

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  There is nothing sinister about ranks of the Guyana Police Force being asked to submit their national identification numbers. This is according to a senior officer of the force in response to concerns raised by the Alliance For Change (AFC) that law enforcement officers were asked to submit ID numbers to superiors. “They have […]

First batch of laptops handed out

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  By Latoya Giles President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday handed out the first batch of netbook computers under the One Laptop Per Family Programme at the National Cultural Centre. In his feature address to the large gathering of invitees/recipients, Jagdeo said that the new initiative offers great hope for the transformation of Guyana. According to the […]

MMZ/ De Kinderen access bridge still not replaced

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    …eight months after promise Several months have passed and residents of the Meten-Meer-Zorg sideline dam (West Coast Demerara) have been left without a sturdy bridge which would allow them to easily enter and exit their area through the adjacent De Kinderen village. Kaieteur News understands that this bridge would be utilized mainly by […]

GT&T’s Blackberry launching set for Friday

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  -promises low prices, faster browsing By Leonard Gildarie The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) is gearing to launch its Blackberry Service on Friday with “affordable” prices and faster internet browsing, among other attractive features, company officials disclosed yesterday. The service has been a hugely popular one, especially for the young as well as […]

Fifty signboards erected on #63 Beach

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  ….as UCCCI concludes school competitions The Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (UCCCI) has installed two beach preservation billboards and fifty (50) ‘clean beach’ signs. One billboard welcoming visitors was placed at the entrance to the beach and one billboard thanking visitors for keeping the #63 beach clean was placed at the exit. The clean […]

$200M-plus bids opened for GPHC supplies

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Bids for seven contracts by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and valued more than $200M for critical supplies and services, were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance. The contracts included procurement of laboratory supplies, stationery, drinking water, pampers and dietary and cleaning supplies. Four businesses submitted […]

New IDB poverty reduction fund…NGOs can now apply for up to US$1.5M

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Guyanese Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are now each eligible for up to US$1.5M of funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help reduce poverty. The IDB has issued a call for proposals to CSOs and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working with low income communities and vulnerable groups to submit project proposals for poverty reduction […]

Police nab driver who fled accident scene

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Shortly before 19:00hrs yesterday, police on the West Bank of Demerara reportedly apprehended a man believed to be the driver who fled an accident scene on Monday night after two lads were injured, one critically, as a result. The suspect was said to be hiding in a house at Parika. According to reports, sometime […]

David Daniel Grimmond observes 103rd birthday!

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  David Daniel Grimmond celebrated his 103rd birthday yesterday, with the gift of a true Christian function and a birthday cake, in the presence of his family and fellow church members. Born on the 8th of November, 1908 in Fort Nassau, Berbice River, he was a blessed bundle of joy and the sixth of eight […]

CARICOM youth development goals endorsed by Suriname

November 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Suriname’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Paul Abena,, has endorsed the CARICOM Youth Development Goals (CDYGs) and accompanying Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP) as a step in the right direction in advancing the Region’s youth agenda. In accordance with last week’s CARICOM Regional Meeting of Directors of Youth Affairs in Suriname, the […]

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