Govt. grants approval for duty-free concessions for 300 senior teachers

The Government today announced that it has given approval for 300 senior teachers from across the country to be granted duty- free concessions. At the post-cabinet press briefing today, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joe Harmon, announced that the beneficiaries will be Headteachers and their Deputies of Grade A and B schools, […]

President accepts credentials of new Suriname Ambassador

President David Granger, this morning, accepted the Letters of Credence from Suriname’s new Ambassador to Guyana, Ebu Rohno Jones. The President said the appointment will further consolidate relations between the two neighbouring countries.  The accreditation ceremony was held at the Ministry of the Presidency. President Granger told the new Ambassador said that he is pleased […]

Government presents Bill in National Assembly to cover funding for elections

With the possibility of early elections, the Government took legislation to the National Assembly to ensure that the Guyana Elections Commission is fully funded for the hosting of elections. Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented a Supplementary Budget Bill to the National Assembly this afternoon, seeking total funding of just over $7.9 Billion. Of that amount, […]

Mahdia man remanded to jail for murder of miner

The Mahdia resident who allegedly stabbed a miner when he was refused an alcoholic drink appeared in Court today to face a murder charge, related to the stabbing death of the same miner. 55-year-old Phillip Bachhus aka “Tattoo nose”, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly today and was not required to enter a plea to the […]

Shake up of Permanent Secretaries coming

President David Granger today indicated that other changes will be coming to his government. Speaking to reporters at his office this morning, the President said before the end of this month, he will be announcing changes to the Permanent Secretaries in the various Ministries. According to the President, “other changes have to be made at […]

Republic Bank confirms fraudulent activity on its Visa International Debit cards; Affected customers to get money back

Republic Bank confirmed that some of its customers have been impacted by recent fraudulent activity on its Visa International Debit Cards. In a statement this afternoon, the bank said through its robust monitoring systems, it was able to quickly identify cases where customers’ cards were compromised and was able to effectively minimise the risk to […]

Airport fees now being incorporated in ticket prices at CJIA

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport has announced that the recently introduced airport facilitation fees are now being incorporated in the ticket prices for all of the airlines. In a statement last evening, the Airport management explained that the new system went into full operation on the 11th of May. Passengers will no longer be required […]

Woman’s body found in a shallow grave; Ex-husband held for murder

Police investigators have arrested the ex-husband of a West Demerara woman for her murder. The businessman, Ryan Sugrim, who operates a gas station in the Crane area, was reportedly taken into custody to be questioned about his ex-wife’s disappearance. Police sources have revealed that the man led investigators to an area behind a gas station, […]