Troubled NIS will be revamped – APNU+AFC tells public forum

April 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Focusing on issues affecting the working class people and those who have retired, Presidential Candidate of the recently formed coalition, A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger yesterday said that the time has come for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to be revamped. As he addressed a civil society forum […]

VAT to be reviewed – APNU+AFC tells public forum

April 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Leader of the APNU+AFC coalition, Brigadier David Granger (rtd), and party member Catherine Hughes, promised to review Guyana’s burdensome tax system, if elected to office after the May 11 General and Regional Elections. This, the candidates promised, at a forum hosted by Guyana Women Roundtable (GWR) and Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC), at the Theatre […]

Rohee ignores concerns about daughter’s role in promoting racism

April 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- Says “I do not have time for that” As he hosted the People Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) weekly press conference at Freedom House, yesterday, General Secretary, Clement Rohee, sought desperately to dodge questions on his daughter, Rima Rohee’s role in the promotion of racism in Guyana. The female Rohee is one of the many […]

‘Justice for our babies’… the cries of dead babies’ mothers

April 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Emotions can be stretched from grief to anger and rage especially at the occurrence of injustice. This was the sentiments shared by the families of three young children who died while seeking medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) and Plaisance Health Centre. Yesterday the mothers of four-year-old Jayden Mars, and three year old […]

SHIFTING DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

April 14, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The politicization of the military can occur as a consequence of the militarization of politics. Or it can be independent of this militarization. In Guyana strong arguments can be made in either direction. There is evidence to support the contention that before the society was militarized under the PNC, the military establishment had prior been […]

Passengers escape with minor injuries after bus overturns

April 10, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Passengers in a route 40 minibus were fortunate to escape with minor injuries last evening after the vehicle overturned on Vlissengen Road after hitting a car that was travelling in the same direction. “I am really thankful to be alive,” were the words of the car’s occupant, Editor-in-Chief of the Guyana Chronicle Newspaper, Mark Ramotar, […]

An important bond

April 10, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

Many Caribbean people continue to wonder if the region will ever achieve its most elusive dream. That dream is for some form of overt political expression of unity. It definitely will take more than Heads of Government meetings and other high level fora to establish such an important bond. CARICOM is both the foundation stone […]

Dem boys seh… Guyanese mek St. Peter cry

April 9, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Nomination Day come and gone and lef nuff people surprise. One old man, who was 99, dead in Guyana de same day when he hear that Jagdeo, that scamp, gone back pun de list. Before he dead, he call two friends, one in Haiti who is 98 and another one in Obama country, who is […]

Probation officer loses house in Easter night fire

April 7, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Members of the Craig family are counting their losses after a fire ripped through the two-storey house at Lot 55 Block 33, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, last evening. Those homeless have been identified as 38-year-old businessman, Julian Craig, his wife Samantha Craig, a 37-year-old Probation Officer and their four children aged 15, 11, […]

Dem boys seh…PPP tek PNC no-teeth pit bulls, PNC got PPP smiling tigers

April 5, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Today and tomorrow everybody from all walks of life gun be celebrating. Some gun fly Uncle Donald and some gun fly Granger. Others gun fly kite because is Easter. Donald wake up soon dis morning and he and he wife eye mek four. She tun and ask he what is he plan fuh Easter. He […]

Bandits kill Wismar woman

April 5, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Bandits shot a 45-year-old Wismar businesswoman dead and wounded her son before escaping with a bag of cash at around 19.30 hrs yesterday. Murders for the year have now climbed to 41. Police said that Shevon Gordon, of Block 22, Wismar, and her husband, Elon Gordon, 48, were about to enter their yard when two […]

Corruption thrives in secret places

April 5, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

“Government ought to be all outside and no inside…Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it’s a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.” – Woodrow Wilson, former US president, 1913 The openness that Wilson spoke of in the early 1900s is being actively sought after even 10 […]

“My brother was not a double agent” – Anne Wagner tells COI

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- maintains he was WPA member By Sunita Samaroo A day after she testified that lone murder suspect, Gregory Smith, was made a scapegoat by the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Anne Wagner maintained that her brother was a member of the said party and had not been operating as a secret agent for any other […]

An indefensible reputation

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

The discoveries this week of three bodies at separate locations on the foreshores of East Coast Demerara have stunned the nation. We have in the past experienced the sickening period when gunmen left bodies everywhere but this current sequence, we believe, is unprecedented. It was last Sunday morning, in Kitty, when the battered body of […]

Special edition gold-plated coins issued by Bank of Guyana

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- in commemoration of 50th Anniversary Gold-plated special edition coins were issued by the Bank of Guyana (BOG) yesterday to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh and Governor of BOG Dr. Gobind Ganga were the keynote speakers at the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ganga reflected on how far the Bank […]

C’tyne man gets 13 years for killing daughter

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Fifty-four year-old Charles Albert, who was being tried for the third time in the Berbice High Court for the murder of his daughter which was committed in 2011, has been jailed for 13 years by Justice Brassington Reynolds. This was after the accused had pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and a probation […]

Dr. Rodney wanted to bomb buildings – Anne Wagner

March 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Though initially reluctant, lone-suspect and former Sergeant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Gregory Smith, agreed to assist in the violent plans Dr. Walter Rodney had in 1980 for a better Guyana. Nearly 35 years later, the Sergeant’s sister, Anne Rita Wagner, yesterday, returned to testify before a Commission of Inquiry that on the fateful […]

Thousands bid farewell to Courtney Crum-Ewing

March 19, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The rains threatened and then the sun came out with a vengeance but nothing deterred the thousands who descended yesterday on Independence Park to say farewell to assassinated activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. Pandemonium erupted when the casket was opened and it was some time before order was restored as relatives, friends and scores, angered by the […]

Mahdia resident remanded on ganja charge

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A Mahdia resident appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday charged with trafficking in narcotics. The court heard that on March12, Nigel Gordon had 31 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking, at Mahdia Park. Gordon pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate […]

Six days after assassination… Cops make little headway in finding killers

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Six days after political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing’s shocking assassination, police have made little headway in finding his killers. An official confirmed yesterday that police have released two men that they had hoped would have helped identify the gunman who pumped five bullets at close range into the ex-army officer. A source said that investigators are […]

Shipping out timber is a challenge in Guyana – ITTO

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Shipping timber is a challenge in Guyana since “the access channel to the port is always under threat from heavy silting and this is a challenge for the authorities as regular dredging is necessary,” according to the recently published Tropical Timber Market Report. This month exports such as greenheart, purpleheart and mora logs, faced delays […]

Magistrate gives convicted robber second chance

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

“I’m giving you a second chance. Please utilize it,” said Magistrate Judy Latchman to Quason Roberts. Roberts, a mechanic, avoided a lengthy jail sentence after the Magistrate committed him to the Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) project. Roberts, 22, was found guilty by the said Magistrate on February 26, of robbing Theresa Fredericks […]

Assassination of Anti-Gov’t protestor

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

“No retreat! No surrender!”- Demonstrators There was an outpouring of support for the third consecutive day as demonstrators from all walks of life gathered in front of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, in defiance of the killers of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. With their placards raised and chanting “No retreat! No surrender!” the demonstrators all […]

Seelal’s appointment as Top Cop is unconstitutional – Granger

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-    Signals intention to take legal action It appears as if all the constitutionally stipulated criteria needed for the substantial appointment of a Commissioner of Police were not met in the process of appointing the new Top Cop. As a result, incumbent Leader of the Opposition, David Granger has decided not to acknowledge Seelal Persaud […]

Berbice mother remanded on drug trafficking charge

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ordered that a mother of two be remanded to prison, after she was allegedly found with a quantity of marijuana at her Berbice residence. Nichelle Johnson, 36, of Lot 6 Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), denied the charge which stated that on March 5, she had in her possession […]

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