Crisis averted: Struggling GuySuCo gets $400M cash injection

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– Govt. to establish COI to determine way forward – EU set to release suspended 23M Euros A US$2M ($400M) line of credit from the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica has been released and expected to be transferred, thus averting a possible crisis at the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). And it is likely that more […]

Fmr. Speaker, Raphael Trotman, named Natural Resources Minister

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Former Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman, has been given responsibilities for one of the biggest sectors- Natural Resources. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Trotman, a lawyer by profession, has started occupying the Upper Brickdam offices, located in the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. He was recently sworn in as […]

Miner dies in underwater cave-in

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The quest for gold in Guyana’s mineral-rich interior has claimed the life of yet another miner. Thomas Anton, 64, of Kamarang, died around 11.45 hrs yesterday while diving at Quimenang River, Upper Mazaruni. Investigations indicate that Anton was operating mining equipment under water, when he became trapped under a quantity of loose earth. The body […]

Guyana has last chance to enact AML Bill– US Envoy

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe This is most likely Guyana’s last chance to pass the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill. Failure to pass the piece of legislation before September could see significant impediments to international finance. This could be disastrous to the Guyanese economy. United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Bryan Hunt, said […]

4,644 Permanent Visas issued to Guyana last year

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Guyana continues to register thousands of green cards issuance. In 2014, the number of immigration visas issued to Guyana was 4,644. This means that these Guyanese were granted permanent resident status and are now “green card” holders. This figure was slightly lower than that of 2013 when 4,750 immigration visas were issues. According to the […]

‘Johnny Ringo’ shot dead following burglary attempt

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– OPR investigating The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is investigating the shooting death of a burglary suspect by police at around 03.30 hrs yesterday. A police statement said that the suspect was slain after attacking police ranks with a chopper. This allegedly occurred after the suspect and another man had attempted to break into […]

Nuff people deh pun suicide watch

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When people accustom to seeing one thing dem does get a shock when dem see something different. Jagdeo come home from de Berbice court and lock heself in he room. De next morning he security guard ain’t see he coming out like he does normally do. Dem know that he don’t drink suh dem know […]

Ansa McAl/Stag Beer partners GFF for WCQ

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– Contract is performance based By Franklin Wilson The cry for help by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalisation has been heard and acted upon in a lucrative way by Ansa McAl Trading through its Stag Beer brand. Yesterday at the Company’s Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, Headquarters, CEO Ms Beverly Harper, Finance Executive Mr Troy […]

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in […]

Chase, Dowrich rescue President’ X1 against Australia

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

A responsible 100-run fifth wicket stand between Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich who both scored their second fifty in the game, rescued the President’s X1 from a precarious  41-4 on the third and final day of their practice match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua ended in a draw yesterday. Chase made 55 […]

Confident boxing team departs for Pan American Boxing trials

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

After enduring several anxious weeks of uncertainty due to inadequate funding, four local boxers eventually departed Guyana yesterday to participate in the Pan American Boxing trials slated for Tijuana Mexico from June 4th- 9th next. The boxers are all hyped up and are confident of qualifying for the important Pan American games scheduled for Toronto […]

GFF statement on the Recent Developments at FIFA

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The GFF is dismayed and disconcerted with the events of the past few days that are occurring in global football and in particular in our confederation CONCACAF. While CONCACAF is still a strong organization, those members who have brought the credibility of the organization into disrepute have disappointed us. As a country and a region, […]

GCUSA training set commence on Tuesday

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Georgetown Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (GCUSA) will commence its annual training for umpires on Tuesday at Demerara Cricket Club. Classes will continue on Thursday and will be held on every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs thereafter. The sessions will be facilitated by former international umpire Eddie Nicholls, Nigel Duguid, […]

Michael Kendall’s 116 and 3 for 19 lead No.52 survival to victory

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

2015 NBS 2nd Division 40-over cricket competition… Deonarine (92), Hinds (79) feature in 165-run opening stand for Tucber Park The 2015 New Building Society Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition for teams in Berbice continued recently with Michael Kendall scoring 116 with 9 fours and 8 sixes to steer his team No52 Survival to 242 for […]

Wiltshire siblings among 2nd night winners

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Woodpecker Products, Digicel Jr Nat Squash Tournament… On a cold night in the City there were some heated battles on the second day of the Guyana Squash Association’s (GSA) National Junior Squash Tournament, sponsored by Woodpecker Products and Digicel at the Georgetown Club on Camp Road on Thursday evening. Larissa Wiltshire defeated Rebecca Low in […]

Some criticisms made against new government are not well informed – President Granger

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

As the new government faces early criticisms, President David Granger is saying that not all critics are speaking from an informed standpoint and are therefore misguided in their criticisms. During a recent interview with the media at the Ministry of the Presidency, Granger was faced with questions regarding the number of appointed Ministers. He was […]

Writing too many subjects at CSEC could be up for revision – Education Minister

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The increasing number of subjects written by students at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination level could be up for revision if Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, is allowed to have his way. He, during an interview with this publication recently, disclosed, “I believe that this multitude of subjects that students are doing […]

Sustainability key for cleanup efforts – Solid Waste Director

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…as fire service conducts massive cleanup The cleanup spirit has gripped the entire city of Georgetown. Almost daily, a walk through popular parts of Georgetown would afford the sight of people cleaning up the streets, enthusiasm clearly evident. Only yesterday, the Guyana Fire Services joined the growing list of entities that have selflessly given their […]

Homemade quadcopters helping Amerindians fight deforestation

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

One organization is teaching local communities around the world how to build drones and monitor illegal logging and mining. Imagine you’re an isolated tribal community on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, and the seven million acres of land you depend on is threatened by illegal logging and mining. How can you protect your land […]

India to assist sugar, rice sectors

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

India is to join Cuba in providing assistance to the troubled Guyana Sugar Corporation. The disclosure was made when Indian High Commissioner (HC) to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam, yesterday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister (PM), Moses Nagamootoo. Also present at the meeting yesterday was Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder. The PM explained that the […]

Some criticisms made against new government are not well informed – President Granger

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

As the new government faces early criticisms, President David Granger is saying that not all critics are speaking from an informed standpoint and are therefore misguided in their criticisms. During a recent interview with the media at the Ministry of the Presidency, Granger was faced with questions regarding the number of appointed Ministers. He was […]

Four new towns for Guyana within a year – Minister of Communities

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Communities will be responsible for preparing four communities in Guyana for township status. These will complement the existing six towns: Georgetown, the capital, New Amsterdam, Corriverton and Rosehall in Region Six, Anna Regina, Region Two and Linden, Region Ten. This was disclosed by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, during an interview on […]

Best friend murder…Lloyda ‘Renita’ Thomas laid to rest

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Shyon Hoppie Family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Sandy’s Funeral Home yesterday to pay their last respects to the late Lloyda Thomas. Thomas was the woman who was stabbed and killed by her so-called best friend after an outing at a West Demerara location. What was described as a “bitter sweet moment” for some, […]

President announces re-introduction of National Cadet Corps

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

With the aim of providing youths with basic leadership skills and affording them the opportunity to travel to their country, Head of State, David Granger, today announced that he would be re-introducing the National Cadet Corps. A product of the Queen’s College Cadet Corps himself, the President said his intention is not militarization, but to […]

Restoring professionalism in the public service

May 30, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

The celebrations are about over. The inauguration has been complete. People must now settle to the real job of transporting this country to the land of potential it is touted to be. Indeed, to hear the people talk about their great expectations one would feel that these people had been living in mediocrity all their […]

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