CARICOM commits to engaging regional business leaders

(CARICOM ) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will engage business leaders as part of the overall effort to improve the economic situation of the Region. This was announced by Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government, Dr. the Hon Ralph Gonsalves as he wrapped up the 25th Intersessional Meeting Tuesday in St […]

Nurses Association warns about large intake of nursing students

The Guyana Nurses Association is warning once again about the large intake of nurses in wake of the recent examination results for nurses who write the final year state examinations.  Close to 70% of the student nurses who wrote the examinations failed and the figure is worrying to many in the health sector. In a […]

Guyanese crew member dies on St Vincent

Health Authorities in St Lucia are trying to figure out the cause of death of a Guyanese man who died on board the St Vincent registered cargo vessel, the MV Lady Zai which departed Georgetown on Thursday, March 6, 1014 and arrived in St. Lucia on Sunday. The man whose name has not been released […]

Missing Guyanese granny found dead in NY cemetery

The lifeless body of 62-year-old Guyanese Shirley Caesar was found on Wednesday afternoon in a New York cemetery, exactly one week after she was reported missing. The elderly woman who has been living in Brooklyn, New York for the past 10 years was last seen alive when she left her Brooklyn apartment last Wednesday to […]

US Embassy honours LGBT activist as International Woman of Courage

The U.S Embassy in Georgetown on Wednesday evening honored human rights and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activist Zenita Nicholson as its International Woman of Courage. According to the U.S Embassy the award is about courage and leadership and the civil society activist embodies those qualities in her work and commitment to ensuring change in […]

CARICOM set to establish single ICT space

(CARICOM)    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will focus over the next two years on unveiling the Single Information Communication Technology ICT Space as the digital layer of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

GECOM picks Keith Lowenfield as new CEO

The Guyana Elections Commission has chosen its Deputy Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield to take over the position of Chief Elections Officer. GECOM’s decision came on Wednesday afternoon, just one day after the Commission wrapped up interviews with the final four candidates. The Opposition coalition group A Partnership for National Unity was the first political […]

GRA goes plastic with new driver’s license

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has launched the pilot of its on-line tax payment system and its Automated Driver’s Licence Card at a press conference held at its headquarters, Camp Street, Georgetown. Officials of the GRA explained that the technological move is with the intention to avoid the upcoming congestion which is expected with the […]

CARICOM defends Guyanese Law students in admittance row

There appears to be a resolution towards the issue of accommodating Guyanese law students at the Hugh Wooding Law Faculty for the upcoming academic year, Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall said today. The AG was part of the Guyana delegation participating in the 25th Inter-Sessional CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in St […]

Guyanese man busted in Jamaica with cocaine

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Detectives from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) arrested four men and a woman for breaches under the Dangerous Drugs Act on February 27 and March 3. Forty-eight-year-old Gilbert Cousins of Hamstead in St Catherine was arrested on February 27 after he attempted to leave the Norman Manley International […]