‘No room for divisive elements’

…President Granger says Guyana will remain unequal without greater social cohesion PRESIDENT David Granger on Friday warned that Guyana will remain an unequal society without greater social cohesion even as he stressed the importance of the Ethnic Relations Commission in helping to bring about this change. President Granger made the comments on Friday when he

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Third term ruling set for Tuesday

THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next Tuesday hand down its decision on whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. According to the CCJ’s website, the judgment will be delivered at 10:00am at the court’s headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. Tuesday’s judgment will determine whether the Court of Appeal’s decision that an Act passed

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Jordan pushes ‘buy local’ agenda

… warns budget agencies heads against wasteful spending Heads of Budget Agencies in the public sector were on Thursday charged to remain steadfast in their efforts to strengthen the financial system and institutional structures to prevent waste. They were also encouraged to pursue more green initiatives in budget 2019 proposals. The charge was given by

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Stiff fines, jail time for misuse of airstrips

LEGISLATION concerning the misuse of the airstrips will soon be enacted and breaches will attract a fine as well as ‘jail time’. This is according to Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Field in light of recent reports on the poor condition of the Baramita airstrip. Egbert Field stressed the

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Monday declared National Day of Mourning for piracy victims

PRESIDENT David Granger has declared Monday a National Day of Mourning in memory of the victims of the deadly piracy attacks between April 27, 2018 and May 3, 2018 in Suriname. In making the proclamation, President Granger called on all authorities, commissions, boards, ministries, public agencies, corporations and citizens to fly the national flag at

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Bring back correspondent banking

…Ambassador Insanally urges at Washington forum GUYANA’S ambassador to the United States, Riyad Insanally on Thursday called for the United States (U.S.) banks of correspondent relations (CBRs) to be restored. Ambassador Insanally was at the time speaking at the 20th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Briefing held at the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Capitol Hill, under

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Autopsy finds… Mother of five died of ‘cardiac arrest’

THE post-mortem done on the remains of 30-year-old Malika Greene, the mother of five who collapsed and died on the Grove Public Road late Monday has given as the cause of death hyperthermia which led to a cardiac arrest. The woman was at the time riding a bicycle on her way to Western Union. She

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CCTV footage convicts duo in Old Year’s Night robbery

CCTV footage has resulted in the conviction of two men who robbed a gold miner on Old Year’s Night 2017 at Mackenzie Market Area, Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden. Almost two weeks into 2018, two separate identification parades were held and Timothy Waldron and Shawn Archibald, both of 1832 Unity Place North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were identified

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GRA steps up monitoring of ozone-depleting substances

…sees reduction as a result of customs enforcement THE Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), as a monitoring agency, continues to play its part in the protection of the ozone layer. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the GRA and the Ministry of Agriculture hosted a train-the-trainers workshop to sensitize Customs Officers, representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency

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GDF captain to be charged for De Willem fatal accident

CHARGES have been recommended for a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) coast guard captain, who allegedly crashed into a 35-year-old man as he was crossing the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara last Sunday. Police received legal advice to charge Lieutenant (Coast Guard) Eson Trim with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the

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