Local lumber company in major investment

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- Offering international standards for housing demands As complaints continue to grow over the quality of lumber on the local market, one major Guyanese timber company has announced that it has embarked on an expansion programme that will not only save precious dollars, but will tap into new ways to reduce material costs for house […]

Anti Money Laundering Legislation…CFATF’s Hernandez warns against tinkering with Bill

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…tells Private Sector Guyana must make Friday’s deadline – Nascimento   Friday will be the drop dead deadline for Guyana to submit a report to the Caribbean Financial Action Taskforce (CFATF) or else the country would automatically be referred to the Financial Action Taskforce in Paris, France where it can face global blacklisting. This is […]

Veteran engineer offers advice on dysfunctional drainage system

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

  By Kiana Wilburg Plaguing our country for several years are the side-effects of an appallingly dysfunctional drainage system.  And celebrated Engineer, Mr. Philip Allsopp, has given his take on what he believes to be the answer to this most bothersome problem. Allsopp explained that the main reason is “poorly managed drains that are without […]

Authorities to probe another disbarred lawyer

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The leadership of Guyana’s judiciary is to probe yet another Guyanese lawyer who has run afoul of the law while practicing overseas. This has resulted in him being struck off the list of attorneys eligible to ply their trade in Canada where he committed the offence. However, he is still operating openly in Guyana. Attorney […]

System failing survivors of human trafficking – GWMO

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Is the Government of Guyana serious about implementing the provisions under the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act of 2005? This is the question being asked by the Guyana Women Miners’ Organization (GWMO) daily as they are forced to fight with perpetrators as well as the system to help “survivors” of this despicable crime. With […]

CXC to manage regional nursing examination

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- meeting held at Caricom Secretariat to plot way forward Discussions are apace to ensure that regional nursing education falls under the management of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) during the course of this year. In fact, it is the hope of Chairperson of the Regional Nursing Body, Elnora Warner, that the next sitting of […]

Fire destroys Barama sawmill

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A businessman has suffered major losses, along with his Chinese counterparts. They were all granted concession to operate a  lumbering enterprise at Barama, a Malaysian-owned company, located in the Essequibo River some ten miles from Supenaam. The group lost one of the company’s sawmill to fire. All of the equipment, including the chain saws were […]

The Marriott hotel is at a bad site – Engineering expert

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

While Guyana’s Marriott Hotel may be moving apace in construction, at least one engineer is contending that when one takes certain factors into consideration, “the hotel is certainly not in an ideal location.” Mr. Philip Allsopp is an engineer who dedicated his life towards understanding the drainage and irrigation network of Guyana. He has developed […]

Complement of High Court Judges increased to 20

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Government announced yesterday that they have increased the High Court complement of Puisne Judges to the twenty; the maximum amount. Attorney General Anil Nandlall, in a statement explained   that on February 3, 2014 President Donald Ramotar, in accordance to the High Court Act, Cap. 3:02, issued that the number of Puisne Judges be increased to […]

Riverain community turns to NGOs for help

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- FFTP and SFCD to streamline development By Samuel Whyte Seemingly neglected by the Government and other relevant authorities, residents of the riverain community of Barakara, some 75 miles up the Canje River, have turned to two prominent Non-Governmental Organiztaions (NGOs) for assistance. Their call for help was answered by two of the leading entities […]

New eating house opens in New Amsterdam

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Berbicians and those visiting the Ancient county, especially New Amsterdam, now have an added option in terms of choice of eating houses. This is because a new eating facility was recently opened in New Amsterdam. The restaurant named Topaz which is the brainchild of overseas-based Guyanese, Ryan A.A. Rambarran, and his wife, Surya, who reside […]

Air Services Limited grants stranded mother free flight back to her Region Eight home

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

  20-year-old Veronica Francis was reminded that even in the most trying circumstances there are still people who are willing to be that shoulder you can lean on. Francis who is a resident of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro –Siparuni) and was pregnant at the time, was referred by the Mahdia Hospital for further assessment at […]

Tug captain vanishes under puzzling circumstances

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A Mocha, East Bank Demerara family is anxiously awaiting word about the fate of a 74-year-old tug and pontoon captain, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances at Itaballi, Cuyuni/Mazaruni some two days ago. George Clarke, the missing man, is said to have vanished while working on the vessel, the MV Arawai, which is owned by Toolsie […]

Mashramani Greetings

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

  Mashramani Greetings from John Kerry, Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend best wishes to the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on your nation’s 44th anniversary. The United States and Guyana share a dynamic partnership based on […]

Juice Power murder trial…Two freed of killing US-based businessman

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Earlier this week, Georgetown Supreme Court Judge Navindra Singh upheld a no case submission, which led to the dismissal of a case against two men, who were charged with the murder of US-based Guyanese businessman, Ricardo Hendriques. After five years, the accused in the matter, Junior Henry and his alleged accomplice, Baldeo Seegobin, of West […]

Sunday Cartoon

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

 

Drop the Cooperative from the Republic

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

In the forty-four years since Guyana became a republic this country has undergone many changes, including the transformation from a state in transition to cooperative socialism to that of a heavily subsidized nation. The simple fact is that the official name “Cooperative Republic of Guyana” is a misnomer.  We expect our young children to learn […]

Cane Cutter jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to killing mason

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Cane cutter Rakash Janak called ‘Rakesh’, 22, of Zorg-en-Hoop Scheme, Blairmont West Bank Berbice, was on Thursday sentenced to 11 years in jail by Justice Diana Insanally. He was charged with killing Brentnol Richard Isaacs, 31, called “Tongey” of Lot 118 Ithaca, West Bank Berbice. Janak later pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. His […]

Set Times of Favour

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Food For Thought 

On January 8, 1986 at 4:00 in the afternoon, I walked into a jewelry store to buy a battery for my watch. Out walked the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. It was Victoria. I didn’t tell her, but I thought, “This is my set time of favor.” I knew the Creator had ordered […]

From the Diaspora…RUSH TO JUDGMENT, AND THREE SIDES OF THE COIN

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Ralph Seeram In that classic movie Casablanca, whenever a crime was committed the police would ‘round up the usual suspects’. Back in the PNC days any murder that had some sort of political connection, the usual suspect was PPP supporter Arnold Rampersaud. Today in Guyana when anything or everything goes wrong it’s the PPP’s […]

Annandale shooting…Shot bandit recovering at GPHC

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Dunstan La Fleur, the alleged bandit who was shot by an Annandale, East Coast Demerara businessman on January 17, last, is slowly recovering in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)’s High Dependency Unit (HDU). La Fleur, 28, of Tucville, was shot once to his lower right side face by a licensed firearm holder following a […]

Is Peter Persaud still the leader of The United Force?

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I have been seeing many letters to the press written by Peter Persaud and always supporting everything that the PPP does. Recently, he has been targeting Janette Bulkan and John Palmer. Is this the same Peter Persaud who was put up as the Presidential Candidate for the United Force party at the last […]

There is a method to the pecking order in legislature politics

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The brouhaha over MP Vanessa Kissoon’s reassigned seating in the National Assembly matters in the context of how such a decision was taken and what it can mean for future speaking assignments and time allotments. There is a method to the pecking order in legislature politics. People are not usually willy-nilly placed, because […]

What kind of mental attitude allows this to happen? What kind of society permits this?

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I live obliquely opposite where construction is taking place at 447 Fordyce Street, Phase 11 Republic Park. Yesterday, several loads of sand were dropped off at the site which covered half the road, making it difficult to pass. This morning, more loads of sand were dropped off, this time in the middle of […]

Mahaica farmer murder trial continues

February 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Deputy Superintendent of Police, (DSP) Michael Kingston told the court on Friday that he was stationed at Cove and John three years ago, when he arrested Orin David called ‘Plait Hair or Malik’ in connection with the murder of Mahaica farmer, Lakhram Bishundial. Kingston was the third person to testify at the Supreme Court as […]

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