Faulty and improperly labeled electrical items and cigarettes seized by GNBS

The Guyana National Bureau of Standard has seized a number of items from several business owners for improper labeling and poor quality. Among the items seized by the GNBS were almost 5,000 packs of cigarettes that carried improper labelling, as well electrical fittings and equipment. The GNBS said it commenced monitoring electrical fittings and equipment […]

GTU writes Chief Labour Officer to begin process of Conciliation over delayed salary negotiations

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) has written the country’s Chief Labour Officer, Dhaneshwar Deonarine requesting that the process of conciliation be initiated as the Government continues to ignore the union’s demands for negotiations to commence on the multi-year proposal, which was submitted to the Ministry of Education since 2020.  In a letter to the Chief […]

Dr. Van West Charles to be Guyana’s new Ambassador to Venezuela

Former Executive Member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Dr. Richard Van West Charles is to be appointed as Guyana’s new Ambassador to Venezuela, according to senior Government officials. Dr. Van West Charles, who is married to the daughter of late Guyanese President Forbes Burnham, was offered the job directly by President Irfaan Ali and […]

Ramada Princess Hotel closed until further notice

Saturday night’s fire which gutted a room and scorched others at the Ramada Princess Hotel, has forced the hotel to close its doors until further notice. In a statement, the hotel’s management announced the closure, indicating that the management is working with the authorities, in organizing a plan to deal with issues that the hotel’s […]

President and Opposition Leader hold discussion on Venezuela’s threats

President Irfaan Ali and Leader of the Opposition Aubrey C. Norton, have discussed the ongoing threats against Guyana by neighbouring Venezuela. The Opposition Leader was briefed on the latest Government position by the President over the weekend. In a statement, Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton said that he reaffirmed the opposition’s support for Guyana’s long held […]

ExxonMobil breaks silence on audit controversy

The ExxonMobil company broke its silence this afternoon on the controversy that has erupted over the cost oil audits and Exxon’s recoverable expenses. In a one-page statement today, the company said it has forwarded documents and responses to issues raised by the government in the draft audit report. According to Exxon, it has supplied responses […]

President orders Government Ministers and other officials to remove emergency sirens and flashing lights from vehicles

With rising complaints from citizens about the abuse of private vehicles being fitted with emergency sirens and flashing emergency lights, Government Ministers have been ordered to ensure the sirens and lights are removed from their vehicles. Other Government officials have also been told of the order. News Source understands that the issue was raised at […]

New Wing at East Ruimveldt Secondary School commissioned

The newly built Samuel B. Moffat Wing at the East Ruimveldt Secondary School was commissioned on Thursday. The $172.6 million block is a single flat building with a capacity to accommodate over 150 students. The new wing houses ten classrooms, the Deputy Headteacher’s office, a furnished Information Technology laboratory and a staff room.  In remarks […]

Surujbally seeks $100M from Government over acquisition of his land for gas to energy project; Govt. says his demand is unreasonable

Former Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr Steve Surujbally is seeking $100M for his plot of land which is being acquired by the State to facilitate the Gas-to-Energy Project. The Government has described the claim as simply “unreasonable.” Dr. Surujbally has taken the Government to Court over what he sees as its failure […]

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