People-smuggling worry escalates! - US, local authorities partner to face down crime worth US$32b
With the strong backing of the United States, authorities in Jamaica are vowing to strengthen their efforts in combating people-smuggling as concerns grow over the shocking scale of the crime in the country.Even as Jamaica continues to make stride...

Nigel Clarke favourite to replace Derrick Smith?
Nigel Clarke, economic expert and confidant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is emerging as a favourite to represent the Jamaica Labour Party ((JLP) in the pending by-election for the St Andrew North West constituency being vacated by Derrick Smith...

Good works of Errol Barrow highlighted during memorial service

Dozens of people gathered at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church this morning to honour the father of independence Errol Walton Barrow. The congregation included Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Ronald Jones; Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Stephen Lashley; Speaker of the House Michael Lashley; Dame Maizie Barker-Welch; and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General […]


No deal in sight for Burger King

After more than a year of pleading with the Freundel Stuart-led administration for an ease in import duties, fast food chain Burger King seems no closer to getting a deal. What is more, Burger King Director Everick Eastmond said that after five years of operation, government taxes are hampering the company’s chances of being more […]


T&T foot care company opens branch in Guyana

…offering new specialised podology services GUYANESE suffering with diabetes and complications in the lower extremities are now being offered comprehensive leg and foot care following the launching of the Trinidad-based Rovon Home Health Care Incorporated. The company’s expansion was introduced at the Herdmanston Lodge on Sunday and will begin offering its services from next month

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Wide support for ERC

…parties, civil society welcome move to reconstitute constitutional body KEY stakeholders from across Guyana are in high praise of the National Assembly over its decision to approve the members of the Ethnic Relations Commission – a move that will result in the revitalisation of a constitutional organ that has been defunct since 2011. The names

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Holland wants bigger stipends for mayors

…T&T forum puts spotlight on funding for municipalities MAYOR of Linden and President of the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM) Carwyn Holland says it is about time the mayors’ stipend be increased from the meagre $15,000 where it currently stands. Holland is currently attending a three-day conference of the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities

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APOLOGY FOR MURDER
OVERCOME with grief at a murder committed by his brother, Brenton McLean wept as he hugged the murder victim’s son and apologised to him yesterday.

Maria devastates Dominica
GOVERNMENT was yesterday mobilising resources to send relief supplies and manpower to Dominica after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated that country between Monday night and early yesterday morning.

AG: Judiciary, DPP getting help
ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said both the Judiciary and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) have been receiving assistance to help improve the criminal justice system.