HIV affected children in Jamaica to benefit from new programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Over 100 children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS will benefit from psychological, educational and social support under a J$8 million (US$70,000) grant assistance programme. The grant is being provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with World Learning, and will support a four-month initiative that will […]

New Florida-Cuba Ferry set to begin

(BBC) Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services. Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960. But Washington announced the restoration of diplomatic ties in December […]

Harper chides Granger over criticism of Guyana’s foreign policy

Prime Ministerial Candidate of the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic, Elisabeth Harper has called out Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC coalition David Granger over statements he made regarding Guyana’s foreign policies. Granger in a weekend radio interview expressed his dissatisfaction with the Foreign Policy approach that has been adopted by the PPP Civic administration over […]

Guyanese wanted for double murder in US nabbed in Trinidad

(Trinidad Express)  A 37-year-old Guyanese born United States citizen with immigration status in Canada; and who is wanted in the US on a range of criminal offences including two counts of murder, has been re-arrested by members of the local INTERPOL Bureau. Balkumar Singh was first detained on March 27th, 2015, for violating this country’s […]

Granger promises to adopt more robust foreign policy

The Presidential Candidate for the APNU+AFC Coalition has marked his dissatisfaction with the Foreign Policy approach that has been adopted by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration over the last 23 years. Granger believes the current policy is weak. He is promising to adopt a robust stance in this regard. This is not the first time that […]

Abducted sales clerk released; relative in custody

The Bhena’s Store sales clerk who was abducted on his way to work on Monday morning has been released. The 28-year-old man Xanier Waaldijk, was released by his abductors just after 5 o’clock on Monday afternoon and made his way to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force where he was questioned about […]

GECOM warns against molesting voters on Elections Day

The Guyana Elections Commission has issued a warning against the molestation of voters on election day and is reminding that it is the only authority to announce official elections results. In a Monday afternoon statement, the electoral body said the duty of declaring the final official results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections rests exclusively […]