Adequate amount of booster shots available -Health Minister

The Ministry of Health is stepping up its efforts to get more fully vaccinated persons to get their booster dose for enhanced protection against COVID-19. Guyana has more than 300,000 fully vaccinated persons and so far, just over 18,000 persons have returned to the clinics and vaccination centres for their booster doses. The Ministry of […]

Firemen against attempt to prolong Edoo’s time as Fire Chief

With Fire Chief Kalamadeen Edoo nearing retirement, several firemen are making it clear that they are against any attempt to postpone the Fire Chief’s retirement and prolong his time in the Guyana Fire Service. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a number of the firemen have explained that the Fire Chief should be heading off […]

Government eyeing “Blacklist” legislation to deal with defaulters of Government contracts

Frustrated with incomplete works being done on government projects by contractors, Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill today announced that the government will be introducing legislation that will see the blacklisting of companies that fail their obligations under government construction contracts. Speaking at a press conference hosted by the Ministry of Public Works, Minister Edghill […]

Article 13 expresses concern over government’s “continuous Constitutional violations”

Civil Society Group Article 13, has once again expressed its disappointment over what it sees as the continuous constitutional violations by the PPP government. In a statement, the group accused the Government of chalking up a formidable list of “constitutional violations”. “What makes those violations worse is the Administration’s cavalier disregard of legitimate calls for […]

GPSU seeks audience with government for start of salary negotiations for public servants

The Guyana Public Service Union said today has written to the Public Service Ministry (PSM) once again to begin negotiations for wages, salaries, and allowances, and other working conditions of service for Public Servants for the years 2020 and 2021. The government last year approved a 7% across-the-board pay hike for Public Servants without consulting […]

Miner charged and remanded for Region One double murder

Two weeks after a drunken fight left two miners in the North West District dead, one of the men accused of stabbing the men to death appeared in Court this morning to face murder charges. The murder accused, Kurtland Damon aka Carto appeared before Magistrate, Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court this morning after […]

Port Kaituma man dies in ATV accident

An accident in North West District, Region One which involved an All-Terrain Vehicle has left a 28-year-old miner dead. A police report said the incident took place on Sunday evening. The dead man has been identified as Steve Ashby of Port Kaituma. According to the report, Ashby was the pillion rider on the ATV that […]

Some schools suspend in-person classes over COVID concerns

A number of schools across the country have opted to put a pause on in-person classes this week as the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country continues to climb. Queens College, which was set to begin its in-person classes in full today has informed parents that the virtual classes will continue this week […]