Politics

GNBS destroys 4800 substandard electrical switches

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has ordered the destruction of more than 4,500 imported light switches, which were found to be inadequately labelled and lacked the required certification mark. The items were destroyed yesterday in the presence of GNBS’ inspectors. According to the GNBS, the items were imported by a City Importer back […]

UK bans arrivals from several South American countries including Guyana over Brazil COVID Variant

With effect from Friday, the United Kingdom will be banning arrivals in the country from Brazil and a number of other South American countries including Guyana over concerns about the a new coronavirus variant. The British Transportation Minister, Grant Shapps made the announcement today. “I’ve taken the urgent decision to ban arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, […]

Trapped woman dies in early morning fire in Diamond

Screams of anguish from relatives filled the air in Little Diamond this morning as a 26-year-old woman got trapped in her house as fire ripped through it. She never made it out. The dead woman has been identified as Crystle Chung. Firemen were called to the scene early this morning after a blaze was noticed […]

US$12.7M contract signed for new Northwest District Ferry

The Georgetown/Northwest route will be serviced by a new ferry, which is expected to come on stream in 18 months. The Transport and Harbours Department of the Ministry of Public Works today signed a contract with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited for the design, building and supply of an Ocean Going Passenger and Cargo […]

Guyana records 305 new Coronavirus cases in 11 days

In the first eleven days of the new year, Guyana has recorded 305 new cases of coronavirus and six additional deaths. In the past 24hours, a total of 65 new cases were recorded with the majority of those cases in Regions Five and Four. The total number of active cases in the country stands at […]

Guyana and US ink military cooperation agreement

Guyana and the United States have signed an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement. The Agreement, which was signed by the Chief of Staff of the GDF and the Commander of the US Military’s Southern Command, allows the exchange of goods and services of equal value to support future bilateral defence cooperation It will facilitate mutual logistic […]

CARICOM declares its firm support for Guyana’s territorial integrity

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today expressed its deep disappointment and concern at the decree and subsequent statements by Venezuela with respect to the border controversy with Guyana. In a statement, CARICOM said it is in full support of the judicial process underway at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which is intended to bring a […]

Senior Police Officer’s Court challenge to promotions forces consultation with AG and Chairman of Police Service Commission

Attorney General Anil Nandlall today informed Chief Justice Roxane George that he is currently engaging the Police Service Commission (PSC) and several senior Police Officers to resolve the controversy surrounding the Police Force’s 2020 promotions. He made the disclosure as the Chief Justice held another hearing on the application filed by Senior Superintendent of Police […]

Guyana is united and resolute against latest Venezuelan claim – Parliamentary Committee

The Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Relations is giving its full support to the Guyana Government to take all necessary actions to safeguard the national interest of Guyana. The committee which brings together members from both the Government and Opposition met on Monday and was briefed by the Foreign Affairs Minister on the latest decree […]

Trotman slams Global Witness for its “repugnant” decision to withdraw oil report now

Opposition Member of Parliament and former Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has slammed the Global Witness international organisation for being used to further political and economic interests prior to the last elections. Global Witness announced on Monday that it was withdrawing its controversial report on the oil deals in Guyana, one year after that […]

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