Breaking News: Former Minister, assistant gets bail for attempting to steal eight Govt. vehicles

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Former Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford, yesterday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court slapped with four charges of attempted larceny. Westford pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her by Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The charges alleged that between July 17, 2014 and June 23, 2015, Westford attempted to transfer eight vehicles to four […]

Sweeping changes as state boards named…Jordan to chair NICIL; Lucas at GRA

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Government has named Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, to chair the controversial National Investment and Commercial Investment Ltd. (NICIL), the state-owned company which had overseen a number of large scale investments across the country. Economist/columnist, Rawle Lucas, was also picked to chair the Guyana Revenue Authority. The names were published recently in the Official Gazette […]

‘Dem Ah Watch Me’ singer accuses police of victimization

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Local Chutney Star Mahendra Ramkellawan believes that he is being unduly harassed by the police, who he is blaming for intervening in a private matter between him and two international “investors”. The police are insisting that the ‘Dem Ah Watch Me” singer turn himself in after the “investors” reported that he owed them money. But […]

Fleeing bandit struck down by car, loses gun and booty

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

It was high drama as a gun-toting bandit narrowly escaped, minus his weapon and the cash that was taken from a female victim during a daring robbery just after midday yesterday at Melanie Damishana. The man was struck by a car as he attempted to escape, but he managed to get up and complete that […]

Dem boys seh…Watch who talking bout spite

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Nuff people feel de spite and de last government was really spiteful. Uncle Adam find out when he road did bruck up. He punish wid all de people who live in de neighbourhood. If de people did vex dem didn’t seh nutten. But de Waterfalls boss man wasn’t suh lucky. Wheh he live de road […]

WPA pleads for extension of CoI

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Breaking its silence, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) yesterday made a stirring plea to the coalition government it forms part of, to allow for a chance for there to be closure from the death of its co-founder, Dr. Walter Rodney. WPA’s attorney and party member, Christopher Ram, made it clear that the party does not […]

New GRDB Directors announced

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– Jinnah Rahaman, Naith Ram in; Seeraj, Badrie Persaud out Government has announced the full Board of Directors slated to take charge of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), for the period from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. The Board will have Claude Housty as Chairman, while Nizam Hassan, who has been appointed […]

PPP unfazed by Govt.’s threat to review radio licences

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe The APNU+AFC (A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change) administration recently announced that it will soon make good on its election promise to  review a number of controversially issued radio licences that were handed out to family and friends of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) during that party’s period of […]

Govt. mishandling issues with Venezuela – PPP

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe Adding to the opposition’s refusal to meet with the government on the territorial controversy with Venezuela and its endorsement of one of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s statements on the controversy is a pronouncement that the Guyana government is “mishandling” the issue. Venezuela issued a decree claiming Guyana’s territory and marine resources just […]

Ramotar not happy with end to Walter Rodney CoI

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Sir, As the President of the Republic of Guyana who issued the Commission to inquire into the death of renowned Guyanese historian and leader of the Working People Alliance, Dr. Walter Rodney, I feel compelled to comment on the recent actions of the APNU+AFC Coalition Government in relation to this Commission of Inquiry. From […]

Engage the PPP/C More – Reference to Budget Talks

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, With reference to talks on the 2015 budget between the government and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), I read in the press Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan’s report on the meeting and wish to make the following comments. The Minister stated that the meeting was not as fruitful as it could have been […]

It was a dream that had to end

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, If only Guyana can come together like it does at cricket games. Never before have I ever seen a more beautiful and comforting picture of Guyanese coming together as “One People, One Nation and One Destiny” from various political, racial, religious, economic and social backgrounds, like I saw at the cricket game. I […]

Misleading the reading public

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Sir, Please permit me a space in your newspaper to inform some folks in the media and in the former hierarchy that GUYANESE are not stupid and that the more you try to lie you look more foolish and even tie yourself closer to the crime. I  just scanned the online edition of the […]

Leadership is a lonely road

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On the Saturday night (July 19), I visited the Congress Place to be part of the birthday celebrations for President, David Granger. I was there from early in the evening; the president was not there when I arrived but I was told that he was on his way. I was mingling, enjoying the […]

WHAT ABOUT THE AMNESTY?

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Last Monday 27th July 2015, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago. During the takeover of parliament and the holding of the then Prime Minister and others hostage, there was a mediation effort undertaken with the consent of the State. The result of that mediation effort was that the then Acting […]

Accused in $120M fraud case granted $15M bail

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Businessman Eon Ferrier who is accused of swindling $120M from Nazar Mohamed, proprietor of Mohamed’s Enterprise on Lombard Street, was granted bail in the sum of $15M by Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang. It is alleged that between June 22 and 23, at Bartica, Ferrier was entrusted with the sum of $120M to purchase gold, […]

Teenage phone snatcher jailed for two years

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Three months ago, 18-year-old Dominic Morris was arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a criminal charge -larceny from the person. He proclaimed that he was innocent of the charge on his first court appearance. In doing so, he ridiculed a policeman, claiming that the officer was the one who snatched the phone from the […]

CoI final submissions…Donald Rodney maintains PNC had hand in brother’s killing

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A year after the official probe into Dr. Walter Rodney’s commenced, Donald Rodney , brother to the slain Working People’s Alliance (WPA) leader and lone eyewitness to his demise, maintained that the then ruling People’s National Congress (PNC) government was responsible for the dreadful act. A few months ago, Donald Rodney appeared after a highly […]

Guyana prepares for validation of elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Guyana is currently in the process of preparing a report for the validation of the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This disclosure was made yesterday by Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton, who opined “if Cuba can do it, so should Guyana and with that we have to work.” […]

Absolute power, undue influence

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

The primary goal of all political parties and politicians is to win elections and gain power at almost any cost. Politics is about power and power is influence. Power is about getting someone to do something that they would not normally do. However, power cannot be held in isolation. In Guyana, power gave the former […]

Sean Hinds’ ménage à trois: Who killed Axel Williams?

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

On Sunday night, the Alliance For Change had a wake for one of its activists, Denise Walcott. I knew Denise as my student at UG, many, many moons ago. A pleasant human being if there was ever one. I did the unthinkable at Denise’s wake. I left the AFC building at 11.40 pm. For years […]

River defence works imminent at C’tyne

July 29, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Under the Ministry of Public Works, bids were opened by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board for river defence works at Scottsburg, Corentyne, Berbice (Region six). Nine companies bid for the project, with the engineers estimate being $15,406,600. Bidder Amount BK International Incorporated $17.3M H. Nauth and Sons $16.6M SRT Mining and Contracting Services […]

Opposition brought nothing but accusations to first set of budget talks – Govt.

July 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

With mere weeks to go before the national budget is presented, Finance Minister Winston Jordan lashed out at the opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic, saying that they brought nothing but accusations against the government during a recent meeting to discuss the 2015 financial estimates. This is according to Jordan who related to Kaieteur News during an […]

Driver flees after killing Poultry rearer

July 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

After attending church on Sunday morning as he normally does, Wilbert Anthony died last night in a fatal accident at the Camp Street Gas Station. Kaieteur News understands that the motorcyclist of Lot 27 South Haslington, East Coast Demerara rode into the gas station around 6:00 pm to replenish his fuel and upon leaving the […]

Dem boys seh…This time nah lang time

July 27, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

A Minister suppose to go to court today and everybody want to know is who. Dem boys hear bout de only one who Donald knock off. This was de Minister wha did get vex wid a woman because she ask he if he didn’t have wuk to do. At de time he was protesting because […]

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