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APNU Not supporting “Cardboard Budget”

The Leader of the Opposition on Tuesday night gave the clearest indication yet that the opposition was not prepared to support the budget estimates as presented by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh. Wrapping up the Opposition’s contributions to the 2013 Budget debates, Opposition Leader David Granger told the National Assembly that the nation has been […]

Linden Nurses to go on strike

Nurses in the mining town of Linden have decided to go on a full scale strike action from Wednesday morning. The over 75 nurses based at the two hospitals in the town have been protesting over the past two weeks for their gratuity payments which were due in March but were never made. Union Representative […]

Teixeira says Budget will be Challenge to cut

The considerations of the Budget estimates are expected to begin on Wednesday in the National Assembly. The Opposition has already indicated its intention to cut the estimates for some Government Agencies but Chief Whip of the Peoples Progressive Party and Presidential Adviser Gail Teixeira has issued a call for the Opposition to be wise and […]

$78M Lotto Winner still to claim prize

The Guyana Lottery Company is asking customers who may have bought tickets for February 16, 2013 Lotto Supa 6 Draw to check their tickets again as the winner of the $78 Million lottery prize is still to come forward. The company has launched a search for the winner through press advertisements hoping that the lucky […]

Timehri will be “Airline Cemetery” with new airport -Nagamootoo

The Government’s plan to spend $30 Billion to construct a new airport is not finding favour with Alliance For Change Member of Parliament Moses Nagamootoo. Initial works paving the way for the construction of the replacement airport at Timehri has already started but Nagamootoo believes that unless a proper feasibility study is completed and presented, […]

30 year old Activist to replace ill APNU MP

With a vote on the 2013 National Budget estimates, the Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has decided to replace hospitalised Member of Parliament Richard Allen so that his “constituents could be represented”. Allen fell ill last Thursday in the National Assembly and had to be rushed by ambulance to the Georgetown Hospital where […]

Broadcast Authority cannot revoke Radio Licenses -Shaddick

The Chairperson of the National Broadcasting Authority and Member of Parliament for the People’s Progressive Party, Ms. Bibi Shaddick has declared that the Authority under the law does not really have any authority to revoke those radio licenses that were issued by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo without cause. Shaddick used the opening of her Budget […]

19 year old Stabbed to Death

Family members remember 19 year old Jamal Harris as “the most jovial” person you would have ever known. The young man was stabbed to death last evening and his assailant appears unknown. Jamal’s mother, Yvonne Smith told News Source this afternoon that just after 2am Monday she received a call that she should head to […]

Private Sector to get involved in efforts to attract Airlines

When Delta Airlines cuts its service to Guyana in early May, Caribbean Airlines and Suriname Airways will be the only two carriers plying the American market. Surinam Airways only flies to Miami while Caribbean Airlines takes on both the Miami and New York markets. Delta’s departure after five years of service between Guyana and New […]

Government “hogtied” by Drug Trade in Gold

Over the past two years, there has been a significant increase in persons getting involved in and investing in the Gold Mining sector. Some of the new investors are no strangers to the law and have been linked internationally to a number of cases in the drug underworld. Though the Government may be aware of […]