Guyana and genetically modified crops

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I refer to your editorial of Monday, November 14th headlined, “Genetically Modified Crops”. I believe your article was fair in highlighting both the intended positives and growing negatives of genetically modified crops. I first came across the term “genetically modified or engineered” when I was studying nutrition and vowed then, based […]

Bulkan’s Blunder

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I have been mulling a comment on the SN’s “Diaspora” article of Mr. Arif Bulkan, “The Bharrat Jagdeo Presidency: A dozen years of degeneration and decay”. Mr. Bulkan, who we are informed teaches “human rights law at UWI”, begins with a call for truth: “What would an honest evaluation of the […]

Wake up and smell the coffee Guyana

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I am a Guyanese very concerned and frustrated about my country’s welfare. Every time around elections in this country, it becomes a place of chaos, strife and racial corruption. The leaders from the various parties on the political platform create this type of behavior from arrogance in which they speak. I, […]

PPPC meeting disrupted at Victoria

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Gunshots rang out at the end of a confrontational political public meeting in the East Coast Demerara village of Victoria last night. The shots were fired by a man who told police that he was forced to defend himself after he was attacked. The meeting, which was held at the Victoria Primary School, was addressed […]

Parika stelling rehab gathers steam

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    -remaining vendors to be removed after the holidays   The construction for the Roll on-Roll off facility at the Parika Stelling, East Bank Essequibo is moving apace. There is a beached pontoon supporting cranes hoisting piles and rods that will be used to build the facility. A workers’ hut has also been erected. […]

Three injured after boat capsizes

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Three persons were injured after a small engine boat capsized in the Barama River, yesterday around 09:00hrs. The injured were identified as Levi Boyan, 41; Sheldon Williams 19; and Lyn Boyan 19, all from Friendship, Pomeroon. Motley Boyan told Kaieteur News that he was informed about his brother’s accident some time after 09:00 hrs yesterday. […]

Granger, Ramjattan plug national unity gov’t

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    …as Ramotar stays away from Merundoi Presidential Forum David Granger kept security at the top of the agenda and Khemraj Ramjattan stuck to his mantra of increasing wealth for all Guyanese by cutting corruption and making use of massive sums that would have otherwise been siphoned off into illegal pockets. But the two […]

PPPC, APNU make last ditch appeal for military votes

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  With the members of the Disciplined Services set to cast their ballots on Monday, two of Guyana’s major political parties have made a last ditch effort to secure their votes. Members of the Guyana Police Force, the Fire Service, the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Prison Services will cast their ballots one week […]

Synthetic athletic track attracts $79M for phase two construction

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Six bids were opened on Tuesday, for the construction of synthetic track and field phase two lot four (construction of boundary fence and ticket booths, Leonora Community Centre Ground, Region Three) at National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). With an engineer’s estimate of $75, 374,852 the bids which were submitted are: […]

UG produces first batch of dentists

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

There were five ladies sharing the Bachelors in Dental Surgery spotlight last Saturday evening when the University of Guyana held its 45th Convocation ceremony. This is the first year that the university has produced graduates in this field. The new dentists were Neromini Indarshani Fagu, Dina Evandney Harlequin, Dulce Anise Lord, Ruemetta Overton and Amanda […]

A batch from US$56M rice deal heads to Venezuela

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    With Guyana continuing to export one of its major resources, rice, to neighbouring Venezuela, more hope is being given to rice farmers since they now have an additional forum to earn more income for their livelihood. As there is the continuation of the contract which allows Guyana to export rice in exchange of […]

East Coast resident wins $1M from Courts Vault

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Under the theme “Many will try but only one will hold the key”, Courts Guyana Inc yesterday continued their third round of the Courts Vault Promotion. The presentation ceremony was held at the upper section of the store’s Main Street branch. The winner, Ingrid Thomas, of Foulis, East Coast Demerara, gained her entry into […]

Sir Edwin Carrington appointed T&T’s Ambassador to CARICOM

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Former CARICOM Secretary General Sir Edwin Carrington has been appointed Trinidad and Tobago’s ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He presented his credentials yesterday, to Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin La Rocque at the CARICOM secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen. According to Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, the Community has the opportunity to receive a distinguished son of the […]

Shooter remanded for manslaughter

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Forty-seven year-old Selall Parbu was yesterday remanded after an appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s for manslaughter. Parbu shot his cousin, 23-year-old Permaul Rampersaud. Parbu who was a security guard attached to a popular night club was represented by attorney at law Rexford Jackson. In making a bail application Jackson told the court that the […]

‘Fudgee’ wanted for 2008 teenager’s murder

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Police have once again expressed an interest in 46-year old Melanie Damishana resident, Elon Azore, called ‘Fudgee’ who they say is wanted for questioning in relation to the August 2008 murder of 19-year- old Dennis Richards, called Junior. Azore, who was reportedly released from prison some time last year, is believed to be the […]

Police add water canon to armoury

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, yesterday handed over the recently imported water cannon to the Guyana Police Force. The handing over was done at the Tactical Services Unit Drill Square, Eve Leary. The equipment was received by Commissioner of Police Henry Greene. Rohee pointed out that it is a mere coincidence that […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week…. Youth Challenge Guyana to host seminar

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Each year, for one week in November, thousands of activities around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial action while connecting them to potential mentors, collaborators, and investors. Global Entrepreneurship Week opened on Monday. A highlight will be a training workshop hosted by Youth Challenge Guyana (YCG) today at 17:00hrs at National […]

Several more witnesses to appear at Pilgrim’s PI hearing

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Several witnesses have already testified in the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) of Hubert Pilgrim, alleged murderer of Nursery School teacher Natalie Loncke. The prosecution has signaled that many more witnesses are yet to come. The daughter of the deceased, 19-year-old Renatha Craig, is still to testify. The dead woman’s relatives have already testified. So […]

Man with drugs in anus gets bail

November 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      A man who was said to have concealed a quantity of drugs in his anus to evade police ranks appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, to answer a charge of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. Delon Anthony, said to be a fish vendor residing at Lot 58 Forshaw Street, […]

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