Politics

Guyana probing unauthorized landing of Venezuelan military helicopter in border community

The Government of Guyana and the Guyana Defence Force are probing reports that a Venezuelan registered helicopter landed in Guyana in the Kaikan village, near the Venezuelan border. The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday. According to reports, when the helicopter landed, two men dressed in Venezuelan military uniform, disembarked and questioned villagers whether they were […]

GGDMA wants amnesty for miners who have not been paying taxes

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday said it has plans to meet with Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan to discuss the possible granting of an amnesty to miners who are currently  non-compliant with their taxes. The matter came up at a statutory meeting at the GGDMA Headquarters where it was noted […]

Guysuco appears on track to meet production target…8, 800 more tonnes needed

Talks today between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) to discuss the Annual Production Incentive (API) for the industry’s workers ended in deadlock with both parties agreeing to go the route of conciliation. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Errol Hanoman, a conciliation meeting with […]

Harmon to unveil questionable Jagdeo land deal

Minister of State Joseph Harmon has announced that he intends to make a massive revelation about former President and now Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and convicted US-based Guyanese businessman Ed Ahmad as early as next week. Earlier in November, Harmon had threatened to make the revelation while addressing party supporters during a regional conference at […]

Chronicle Board fires General Manager and Editor

The Board of Directors of the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited which publishes the Guyana Chronicle and Sunday Chronicle, announced today that it has sacked the General Manager and Editor with immediate effect. According to a statement from the Board, the unanimous decision was made at a meeting on Tuesday December 1, 2015 to discontinue […]

Government reinstates tax-free overtime for bauxite workers

Cabinet has approved the reinstatement of tax-free overtime benefits for all workers currently employed in Guyana’s bauxite industry. The decision was taken at Tuesday’s meeting of Cabinet and announced on Wednesday by State Minister Joe Harmon. Workers in the bauxite industry had enjoyed the benefits from 1998 up to 2007 when it came to a […]