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AFC sides with Govt. and passes Amaila Hydro Bill

The contentious Amaila Hydro Power Bill made its way back into the National Assembly on Wednesday after first being voted down by the Opposition. The Alliance for Change, changed its position on the legislation and voted with the Government to have the Bill returned to the National Assembly for consideration and later also sided with […]

Government summons meeting with Caribbean Airlines Execs.

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Executives are being urged to understand their role in the Guyanese market and to desist from the abuse and exploitation in terms of airfares that Guyanese are asked to pay coming into Guyana. Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Irfaan Ali reiterated this call on Tuesday while he placed an open invitation to CAL Executives […]

Amerindians picket Parliament over mining lands

Dozens of Amerindians from villages in the South of Guyana traveled to Georgetown on Wednesday and launched a protest outside the National Assembly calling for the Government to seriously address concerns about their land rights. Over the past few years, as gold mining spreads deep in the Guyana jungle, many Amerindian villages have been expressing […]

Several persons injured in Corentyne smash up

At least 15 persons were rushed to the Skeldon Hospital on Wednesday morning following a 4 vehicle smash up on the Corentyne Coast. According to reports from Corentyne, a the driver of a black Toyota Raum was overtaking a mini bus at a fast rate forcing the driver of the mini bus to pull his […]

Guyanese woman found hanging in Trinidad

(Trinidad Express) DETECTIVES are investigating the death of a female detainee at the Immigration Detention Centre on Tuesday. According to police reports, 42-year-old Indira Joseph, of Guyana, was found hanging inside a cell at the centre, located along the Eastern Main Road in Aripo, Arima, around 4.30 a.m. yesterday. PC Modeste of the Arima Police […]

Caribbean teachers urged to raise standards

(CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana)    Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, has urged teachers gathered in Georgetown, Guyana for the 36th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, to place emphasis on teaching standards to meet demands for a competent workforce in the Community. In a message to the Conference, which opened on Monday […]

AFC rejects Nigel Hughes resignation as Chairman

The Alliance for Change has rejected the resignation of its Chairman Nigel Hughes. Attorney Nigel Hughes tendered his resignation on Tuesday to the opposition party after it was revealed that he is the Company Secretary for Amaila Hydro Incorporated which is the company set up to overlook the Amaila Falls hydro power project. The project […]

U.S “delivers” 26 deportees at Cheddi Jagan Airport

With just one airline plying the Georgetown-New York route, United States Authorities decided to fly in 26 Guyanese nationals who have been deported from the United States for various offences. The special flight arrived at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport just after 3:30 pm on Tuesday with heavily armed U.S Security officials escorting the deportees […]

Hughes resigns as AFC Chairman over Amaila links

Prominent Attorney Nigel Hughes has tendered his resignation as Chairman of the Alliance for Change following revelations in the Kaieteur News that he serves as the Company Secretary for the Amaila Hydro Inc. which has been smeared in controversy surrounding the Amaila Falls Hydro power project and ongoing questions and concerns from the political opposition. […]