Brazilian killed in ATV crash

The Guyana Police Force reported late Saturday that a 37-year-old Brazilian National was killed and another badly injured when the ATV they were riding slammed into a motor lorry at Frenchman in the Siparuni district. According to the police, the motor lorry and the unregistered All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) were travelling in opposite directions when they […]

Windwards beat Jamaica to reach Super50 Finals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Windward Islands produced a measured run chase to beat title-holders Jamaica by five wickets with an over to spare here Friday night, and book a place in Sunday’s Super50 final against Combined Campuses and Colleges. Chasing 243 for victory in the second day/night semi-final at Kensington Oval, the Windwards were piloted to […]

Warner, Blazer “fraudulent” in CONCACAF management

(Reuters) CONCACAF’s former leaders Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer were “fraudulent in their management” of the confederation’s affairs, the head of the body’s Integrity Committee told its congress on Friday. David Simmons presented a detailed report into allegations of financial mismanagement by former president Warner and ex-general secretary Blazer based on documents and interviews with […]

Centre for better HIV care established

The Georgetown Hospital through assistance from the United States has launched a Centre of Excellence which will focus on special care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The establishment of the centre is being seen as a great milestone in the work done over the years in Guyana to combat the fight against HIV. The Chief […]

Private media owners sue over radio licenses

Some private media owners in Guyana peeved at the way former President Bharrat Jagdeo issued radio licenses just before he left office have decided to go to the court in an effort to have the licenses reexamined. In motions filed by the National Media and Publishing Company Limited,The Guyana Media Proprietors Association Limited and Broadcaster […]

Guyana captures Caribbean Tourism Awards

Guyana has once again captured the major awards at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and Travelmole Sustainable Tourism Awards. At the award ceremony in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana received the top awards in the  Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award , this was won by  Karanambu Lodge,  the Biodiversity Conservation Award  which went to the Guyana  Marine Turtle […]

Essequibo rice farmers protest

Rice farmers in Essequibo have started another round of protest action as they complain about the price they are being offered for their rice. Some farmers picketed along the roadway on Friday morning pressing for their concerns to be addressed. One farmer said they were being offered just $300 for a bag of paddy. He […]

GPL gets reduced budget

The Government wanted to give the Guyana Power and Light Company $10.2 Billion but the Opposition decided that GPL should only be given $5 billion at this time. The combined Opposition parties used their majority Thursday afternoon in the National Assembly to trim the budgetary allocations for GPL. The Opposition’s position is that there must […]

NCN and GINA budgets reduced to $1 again

The Parliamentary Opposition parties, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change used their combined majority in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon to once again reduce the budgets for the State owned National Communications Network and the Government Information Agency to $1 each. This is the second time in as many years […]

Polygraph unable to catch “Laptop thief”

Police investigators have been “stumped” in their probe of the theft of over 100 laptops from the Government One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme. The computers were discovered missing eight months ago triggering a widespread probe and questioning of the programme’s staffers. Some staff members were sent on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. On Thursday […]