Government cancels Speciality Hospital contract over fraud concerns

The Government of Guyana on Tuesday announced moves to scrap the contract it entered into with the Surendra Engineering Company of India for the construction of the Specialty Hospital while expressing its deep concerns about the company’s execution of the contract for the design and construction of the Hospital. The move by the government is as […]

Umana Yana destroyed by Fire

One of Guyana’s most famous landmarks and heritage sites, the Umana Yana was completely gutted by fire on Tuesday afternoon and fire investigators believe the cause may be electrical in origin. The Guyana Fire Service received emergency calls just around 3:29pm after persons noticed the fire ripping across the roof of the structure. The Fire […]

Granger issues ultimatum to Ramotar to call Local Government Polls

Leader of the Opposition David Granger has issued an ultimatum to President Donald Ramotar for the announcement of a date for the hosting of Local Government Elections. In a strongly toned letter dated 9th September, 2014, Mr. Granger reminded the President of the need for Local Government Elections which have not been held since 1994 […]

LIAT to add three additional weekly flights to Guyana market

Regional carrier, LIAT has announced that effective October 30, 2014, the airline will add three additional weekly flights to its schedule between Barbados’ Grantley Adams Airport and Guyana’s Ogle International Airport. The three additional services per week to Ogle in Guyana will be on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, bringing the total number of services to […]

21-year-old stabbed to death during drunken argument

Police investigators are probing the murder of 21-year-old Rafael Danns, of Grant Anna Regina, Lower Pomeroon River. The young man was stabbed to death on Monday night just after 10pm at Grant Malboro, Lower Pomeroon River. According to the initial Police report, Investigations so far have revealed that Rafael Danns and another man were imbibing, […]

Seven questioned, no one charged in Drug Sub find

While seven persons have been questioned in connection with the discovery of a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible (SPSS) vessel in the Waini River, no one has been charged in connection with the discovery but Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee believes the discovery  will send a strong signal drug to traffickers, both in and out of Guyana, that law enforcement agencies […]

PPP ready to expose skeletons in Moses’ cupboard

The Leader of the Alliance for Change Khemraj Ramjattan and the party’s Chairman Nigel Hughes have both indicated their desire to see AFC Member of Parliament Moses Nagamootoo lead the party into the next National Elections as its Presidential Candidate. But even as the AFC is getting set for the possible early elections and a […]

Housing Ministry claims it has unearthed major house lot scam

The Ministry of Housing and Water on Monday issued a warning to prospective homeowners to safeguard themselves against persons who may be impersonating officials of the Housing Ministry and who may be making house lot promises. In a one page statement, the Ministry reported that it has been able to unearth a major fraud involving […]

CARICOM moves to fill legislative gaps in CSME

(CARICOM) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues its drive to establish a single economic space through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). A regional consultation to consider draft model legislation to address legislative gaps common to all Member States opens today, 8 September 2014, in Barbados. The two-day consultation, hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat, aims  […]

Rohee prepared to “Raise Hell” for Free and Fair Elections

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee on Monday praised the work done by field officers of the party who spent the past few weeks checking the Preliminary List of Electors. He told a Monday morning press briefing that thanks to the work of the PPP field officers, the party has made over […]