Auto dealers and consumers brought up to speed with Consumer Affairs Act

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Consumers and dealers in the auto industry have been exposed to their legal rights given that the Consumer Affairs Act is now in place and is in full effect. Yesterday the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) held a seminar which was aimed at raising awareness of the new Act which was assented […]

No impartiality where needed

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

  This past Monday, the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly began examining the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the new Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation. For more than a decade the government has been paying the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation billions of dollars each year for the supply of drugs, to the exclusion […]

Second missing fisherman’s body found

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The second missing fisherman’s body was discovered around 16:00 hrs yesterday by a search party. The body of Naim Chand Ram, 42, of Train Line Dam, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, was discovered at the mouth of the Berbice River. Earlier, Ram’s elder brother, Hemchand Dowlatram, 52, of Long Dam, Hog Town, Kilcoy, Corentyne, was […]

Gold miner battles for life

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A 28-year-old goldminer is now battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), after a PVC pipe reportedly burst and pierced through his navel. The incident occurred early yesterday at Marudi, Region Nine. According to reports, Waldain McKenzie was fixing a water system when a pipe burst and pierced is navel. His […]

Mentally ill man was threat to community – relative

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A relative of Jermaine Hamilton, the man killed Tuesday evening in Beterverwagting, said that the 37-year-old was a threat to his community because of his violent and deranged behaviour. Agnes Hamilton, the dead man’s great aunt, said that she is hurt by her great nephew’s departure, but his death via conflict comes as no surprise. […]

A few concerns about Lethem and its environs

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, There are a few things I would like to highlight. The first has to do with the impending payment of water rates in the Lethem area. I am privy to a letter sent to the RDC by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). We the residents of this area are not averse […]

We condemn APNU and AFC’s disregard of our constitution in their efforts to silence Mr. Clement Rohee

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, The army of lawyers at the disposal of the opposition seems to be useless. Senior opposition leaders of the same party, both purporting to be lawyers, have managed to contradict each other over the same issue. Can we put this down to plain incompetence? The opposition decided to issue a no confidence […]

The high profile male lover of a murdered male prostitute

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

Guyana is very poor and underdeveloped by even Third World standards. When students traveled to Trinidad and Jamaica when I lectured at UG, on returning they would say while we talked about their visit, “Oh God, Mr. Kissoon, Guyana is nothing compare to what I saw there.” I hear that talk all the time, coming […]

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