AFC demands firing of Guysuco Board

The Guyana Sugar Corporation has reported that there continues to be problems facing the industry and a low sugar crop is expected to affect final production. The company has been enjoying cash infusions from the Government even as it battles the European Union price cuts. The Alliance For Change believes its time for change at […]

Murder charge dropped against Shaka Chase

A protest outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court turned into celebration on Thursday morning after the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered the Police to drop the murder charge it had instituted against 26-year-old East Ruimveldt resident Shaka Chase. With the charges dropped, Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry told Chase he was free to leave the court-house. The young […]

Caricom Leaders to meet U.S Vice President next week

President Donald Ramotar is slated to join fellow CARICOM Heads of State in Trinidad and Tobago for an important meeting with United States (US) Vice President Joe Biden focusing on trade and economic development, US State Department country reports and security cooperation. The forum scheduled for May 29 is part of a three-nation tour the US Vice […]

Opposition votes down new environmental tax

A move by the Government to reduce an environmental tax on imported plastic containers while at the same time adding a tax to the local manufacturing sector for products that use non returnable plastic, glass and metal containers was voted down in the National Assembly today as the combined Opposition parties used their majority to […]

President wants parliament to “Put Guyana First”

In an unprecedented move, President Donald Ramotar has written to the National Assembly pleading with Members of Parliament to put Guyana first and restart committee meetings on the amendments to the Anti Money Laundering Bill. The Opposition parties which hold the majority in the Parliament have indicated their decision to withhold support from the Bill […]

Pres. Ramotar apologises to Granger

(GINA) Presidential Adviser on Governance Gail Teixeira on Tuesday during an interview with the National Communications Network said that President Donald Ramotar has issued an apology to Opposition Leader Mr. David Granger. This followed the decision by members of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), walking out of a meeting convened to discuss the […]

High tide and flood warning issued

The Ministry of Public Works has issued a warning to the public, urging citizens to take all necessary precautions during the spring tide period of May 22 – 30, 2013. High tides have been predicted to be above the normal levels. According to the Government Information Agency, sandbags have been placed as a precautionary measure from […]

Torture claims should be investigated -Rohee

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee believes the allegations of torture made by a man recently charged for the shooting death of a policeman ought to be investigated. The Minister told reporters on Tuesday that the allegations ought to be taken seriously and there is the need for full probe. 26-year-old East Ruimveldt resident Shaka Chase […]

AFC calls out GCCI and PSC over criticism

The Alliance for Change (AFC) wants the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) to showcase the same enthusiasm they are expressing over the Opposition’s lack of support for the amendments to the Anti Money Laundering Bill to other causes and issues of Governance in Guyana. In a statement issued on […]

Ambassador to China trashes local writers

Guyana’s Resident Ambassador to China, Professor David Dabydeen has rubbished the work of Guyanese writers and poets saying that writing coming out of Guyana with notable exceptions, is “poignantly poor.” The Ambassador who is an award-winning poet and author in a missive to the Press in response to criticism from local writer Ruel Johnson, said […]