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Chief Executive Officer of GPL relieved of duties

The Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Company, Bharat Dindyal has been formally notified that the government no longer requires his services. Dindyal, whose contract with GPL, expired since last December was informed yesterday that his engagement with the company will expire today Friday, August 14th at 4pm. Cabinet was informed of […]

15-year-old driver and 19-year-old friend die in Essequibo accident

Two teenaged friends were killed in a late night Essequibo accident at Lima when the car they were in crashed through a fence as the 15-year-old driver lost control. The accident occurred just after midnight Thursday morning. The driver of the car, 15-year-old Dedesh Mohabir and his 19-year-old friend, Rupesh Jado both died as doctors […]

Two prisoners escape from New Amsterdam Prison using bed sheets

In a move that appeared like the script of a movie, two remand prisoners who were recently charged for an armed robbery in New Amsterdam, made a daring escape from the New Amsterdam prison on Wednesday night, using bed sheets. The two escapees have been identified as Ravindra Samaroo aka “Ravi” and Lennox Patterson who […]

President meets UNASUR Secretary General and raises Venezuela’s threats

President David Granger, in pledging Guyana’s support to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), stated that Guyana can serve as a bridge between UNASUR and CARICOM. Earlier today, President Granger, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Carl Greenidge and Guyana’s Ambassador to Suriname, Mr. Keith George met with UNASUR’s Secretary General Dr. Ernesto Samper Pizano, […]

Guyana teams up with OAS to address Cyber Security issues

Guyana is moving to seriously address cyber security breaches and the government is focusing more on developing strong responses to tackle cyber crimes. A two-day sensitization workshop on National Cyber Security opened on Wednesday morning at the Pegasus Hotel with Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan assuring that the government has no plans or intention […]

Government dismisses Jagdeo’s criticism of Budget as “rants of an individual”

Former President and soon to be Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo has described the first budget of the three-month old APNU+AFC administration as “underwhelming”. At this morning’s post-cabinet press briefing, Minister of State Joe Harmon and Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes both fired back at Jagdeo over his criticism, with the Minister of State […]