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President wants Politics out of UG

President Donald Ramotar is calling for an end to the politics that is trying to ruin the image of what is supposed to be the country’s premier tertiary institution, the University of Guyana. Tuesday marks the beginning of weeks of planned activities to commemorate the Turkeyen Campus’s Golden Jubilee even as it continues to face resource […]

CAL and Fly Jamaica denied direct GT-NY flights

Two regional carriers now face a huge set back in their quest to offer direct service between Georgetown, Guyana and New York after the United States, Department of Transportation denied their requests to operate direct flights between Georgetown and New York. The ruling now means that both Fly Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines will have to […]

Alleged fraud under probe at Georgetown Hospital

The Guyana Police Force has launched an investigation into a multi million dollar fraud that has reportedly taken place at the state-owned institution. A number of staffers are under scrutiny and the Auditor General’s office has also been called in. The Georgetown Hospital would only report that a probe is underway. No other detail has […]

Ez Jet’s Sonny pleads Guilty; to be sentence in January

After putting up an initial fight against the fraud and embezzlement charges, former Chief Executive Officer of EZ Jet, Sonny Ramdeo has entered a Guilty plea and will now be sentenced on January 13th, 2014. He appeared in court on Tuesday morning before Judge Kenneth Marra in the West Palm Beach District court and formally […]

Eight more charged for blocking Ituni/Kwakwani road

Eight more residents of Ituni found themselves before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Christianburg Magistrates’ Court facing obstruction of a public road charges. The five drivers and three loggers were charged in connection with last month’s protest in the Ituni and Kwakwani area that saw residents blocking the roadways to protest the condition of the […]

PNC wants higher subvention for UG

The University of Guyana is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the People’s National Congress wants the Government to dedicate more resources and attention to the University. In a statement to mark the golden milestone, the People’s National Congress called for there to be a bigger subvention in the National Budget for the University. “The PNCR […]

Guyexpo set for Thursday opening

Preparations are ongoing for GuyExpo 2013 at the National Exhibition Centre, Sophia, where a walk through was today hosted by Acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali and Director of Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Indranauth Haralsingh. Several sponsors of the event were also on hand to view preparations. GuyExpo this year has a number of 419 […]

Brazilian miners were operating illegally

The four Brazilian miners who were killed when a mining pit collapsed and buried them alive, were operating in  Guyana illegally according to the Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud. The Ministry has dispatched investigators to the area. According to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the four miners were previously booted out from the […]

GCCI urges Govt. to walk the walk on crime fight fight

With the murder and robbery figures in the country continuing to climb, the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Clinton Urling believes it is time for the Government to do more than just talk about supporting the fight against crime. He believes it is time for the administration to “walk the walk”. […]

New maternal deaths rock GPHC

The administration at the Georgetown Hospital has launched investigations into two recent cases of maternal deaths at the institution. The two incidents took place over the past two weeks and have triggered new concerns about maternal health practices at the state-owned hospital. According to a release from the hospital Public Relations Department, on September 17, […]