GMSA to review proposed Amended Tax on imported drink bottles, cans

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) has expressed some concern over the implications of an amendment to the Customs  Bill which was tabled in the National Assembly by Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh on Thursday. The Customs (Amendment) Bill is seeking to amend the section that imposed an Environmental Tax only […]

Explanation of teenager’s death at West Dem. Hospital “very strange” – Health Minister

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…nurse sent on leave pending investigation An explanation offered by the nurse who attended to 15-year-old Shemar Miggins shortly before his death at the West Demerara Regional Hospital last Saturday has been described as “very strange” by Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran. The Minister’s remark was made yesterday when he addressed an emergency press […]

Citizens Bank records $421M increase in revenue for 2012

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Citizens Bank Guyana Inc. recorded an increase in revenue of $421M in 2012. The Banks DIH 2012 Annual Report noted that the 51 per cent owned subsidiary increased its revenue from $2.458 billion to $2.879 billion, an increase of $421.0 million or 17 per cent. Profit after tax was $922.0 million as compared to $805 […]

GRC receives $10M from Baishanlin Forestry for victims of disasters

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Company plans to assist in construction of hospitals, schools for free The Guyana Relief Council (GRC) received $10M from Baishanlin International Forest Development Inc yesterday to aid with persons affected by disasters. The cheque was handed over to Chairman of GRC, Yvonne Hinds, by President of the Forestry Company Wenze Chu at […]

Tender Board Chief Executive dies of cardiac arrest

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd Forde, of National Procurement Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) died yesterday at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. The 69-year-old who was also a former Deputy Comptroller of Customs; succumbed to a heart attack.   Forde was rushed to hospital during Monday morning and died hours after being admitted. Forde was propelled into […]

Guyana and Kazakhstan establish diplomatic relations

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Governments of Guyana and the Republic of Kazakhstan have formally established Diplomatic Relations as of January 11, 2013. A Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations was signed at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan by Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador George Talbot, and the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan Ambassador Byrganym […]

Woman claims family vilified in story about Albouystown man’s death

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  An Albouystown woman is alleging that her family was vilified in a recent Kaieteur News story which described her household as “notorious”, and which implied that one of her sons was involved in the death of a 21-year-old man in Bartica. The woman said that the January 10, 2013 story linked her son to […]

Ignoring some resources

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

When people talked about resource-rich Guyana, they were talking about a country that seems to have been blessed with everything necessary for its survival and the continued existence of its people at an excellent standard of living. It is a country blessed with a weather that is never in the extreme although there have been […]

Guyana’s oldest laid to rest

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Guyanese from all walks of life paid a fitting tribute to the woman who laid claim to being Guyana’s oldest. A home going service was held on Sunday at the Springlands Seventh Day Adventist Church in honour of a well- lived life of Mrs. Ismay Winifred Spooner, who was born on December 27, […]

Pooran Bros gets E’bo garbage disposal contract

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Among bidders last year for the collection of solid waste, especially on the Essequibo Coast, Pooran Disposal incorporated was awarded a  contract by the Local Government Ministry in conjunction with the Region Two Administration to execute duties on the Essequibo Coast with effect from yesterday. The contract was signed in early December. Reports emanating from […]

Voir dire ongoing in Cotton Tree murder trial

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A voir dire is expected to continue in the Berbice High Court before Justice Brassington Reynolds in the absence of the jury when the murder trial of Nazrudeen Jahoot, called “Buddy”, of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice continues. Jahoot is indicted for the murder of one-time neighbour, Ramlall Mangal, called “Ochro”  and “Dereck” on August […]

One freed, other committed for Chateau Margot businessman’s murder

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of Chateau Margot businessman, Dennis Ramah, ended in some controversy yesterday with one of the accused being set free by Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court. After more than two years of listening to evidence presented, the magistrate discharged the matter against 20-year-old Quincy Arthur, while committing […]

Accused chain snatcher remanded to prison

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A resident of East La Penitence Housing Scheme has been placed before the court for snatching a $170,000 gold chain in the vicinity of the Bourda Market. The defendant, Kennard Persaud, 25, allegedly stole Cindy Ramnarine’s gold chain. Persaud pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the prosecution, Ramnarine was walking along Light […]

Man, 42, dies in fatal accident

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Police are probing the country’s latest fatal accident which claimed the life of 42-year-old, Rudolph Anthony Ward, around 02:15hrs yesterday. The accident occurred at Houston, East Bank Demerara. According to a police press release, Anthony, of  Lot 164 Tucville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was riding a motor cycle along the East Bank Demerara public […]

Teen jailed for one year after confessing to crime.

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Patrick Smith, 18, will spend the next year in jail after he admitted to robbing Constance Wiggins of two gold chains valued at $220,000. Smith is also accused of stealing a gold chain valued at $80,000 from Michelle Henry in December but pleaded not guilty to that charge. The presiding magistrate was Chief Magistrate […]

It was nostalgia…

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, I thank Messrs Andrew Tyndall and Russell Lancaster and team of the first ever National Song Festival (for Choral Groups) for a delightful afternoon of glorious music last Sunday (13th inst) at the National Cultural Centre. I was transported to my days at The Bishops’ High School when the indomitable Ms. Edith Peters […]

This school’s teachers have behaved very unprofessionally

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, I honestly hope that my letter will capture the attention of the Minister of Education. There was a recent incident that occurred at a secondary school in Berbice with a female student. One teacher who knew of the incident reported to the head teacher, which is of course protocol, but there was […]

We still have trustworthy and honourable citizens

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I wish to publicly show my appreciation to the management of the Pegasus Hotel, particularly the Security personnel, who demonstrated honesty and integrity in the execution of their duties. I am pleased to say I was at a meeting at the hotel a few evenings ago and upon conclusion accidently dropped a […]

The ball will be in the Speaker’s court at the next session

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I write in relation to the ruling of the Acting Chief Justice, His Honour Mr. Ian Chang, in the matter of the gag order imposed in the National Assembly on Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Clement Rohee. Based on the press reports of the ruling, I believe the decision is a sound one and […]

Ralph Ramkarran is spot-on but he omits the fears of the other side

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Former Speaker Mr. Ralph Ramkarran’s recent column in the Stabroek News —The PPP’s Enduring Fears (Monday January 14—) is a brilliant reflection, from the inside, on the principal factor that has informed the PPP’s political behaviour since it took office in 1992. Some of us have, perhaps simplistically, referred to this as […]

Impressed with Dr. Flaherty and Ms. Dennison’s pieces

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Dr. Peter Flaherty penned a fantastic piece on his observations of life in Guyana. (KN Jan 7).  Like Ms. Geralda Dennison (KN Jan 8), I am also impressed with Flaherty’s piece. But I disagree with Geralda’s position on the need for writers to reveal their identity. Politicians should heed Dr. Flaherty’s call for […]

Is there going to be a snap poll this year?

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

  Will there be snap polls this year? No! Here are my reasons. A word on the local government thing before. If the PPP agrees to local government reform legislation, then there will not be a general election before 2016. They will not concede to such restructuring. If municipals and councils are given autonomy under […]

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