Who will it be?
– PNCR votes for chairman, vice-chairman today THE chairmanship of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) will be decided today at the party’s 20th Biennial Congress and voting is expected to be competitive, as several top figures in the party are vying for key positions. The congress, which is being held under the theme, ‘Better

Daughter of farmer tops Region Six at CSEC
– taken to school on motorcycle by father for past 13 years JC Chandisingh Secondary School student Darshanie “Anjalie” Jadubir has secured 16 Grade Ones and one Grade Two at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) and has emerged as Region Six top student. Her outstanding achievement has also placed her 11th in the

Woman ‘busted’ with cocaine, ecstasy
A SURINAMESE woman was arrested on Saturday morning at the Number 78 Foreshore, Corentyne, Berbice, after a search of her person and that of her belongings revealed 247 grams of suspected cocaine and 100 grams of ecstasy (192 pills) in her brassiere. The 27-year-old was arrested and is said to be a hairdresser of New

Remembering Kofi Annan
Dear Editor THE former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced. The Ghanaian was the seventh secretary- general, and served for two terms between 1997 and 2006. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work jointly with the

Youth conference aims to empower young people
THE Department of Youth, which falls under the umbrella of Ministry of the Presidency – Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, on Friday, launched its inaugural Guyana Youth Conference 2018, under the theme, ‘Youth Perspective for Empowerment and Development for a better Guyana.’ This conference is slated for September 24th, 25th, and 26th

OP-ED | A response to Kaieteur News
“China’s Belt & Road initiative is a yet another debt trap! Three years into the project, Pakistan finds self waist deep in debt” by Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell, August 5th, 2018 THE writer does not seem to be aware that an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) is not a loan agreement. It is usually very general and without

Understanding Energy | Exploring the Government’s New “Green Paper”
GUYANA’s long-discussed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is one step closer to reality with last week’s release of a Government “Green Paper” outlining the proposed plan for managing oil revenues. The new draft plan outlines how petroleum revenues will be incorporated into the budget, how they will be saved and invested, and what agencies and ministers

Cubans flock St Joseph Hospital
– to get medical check-ups for immigration visas IT is a hot August morning. Amelia Canseco sits quietly with a relative at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH), Kingston, Georgetown, outside the Guyana Laboratory Department. The heat does not bother her at all, as her thoughts are focused on one mission — to collect the

GNBS presses on with scales and measures verification
VERIFICATION exercises conducted during the first half of 2018 (January to July) continued to show that a relatively large quantity of new devices are being imported or manufactured for use in trade. For that period, these new devices totalled 310 scales, 840 masses and 1200 electricity meters, according to Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the

Simple larceny leads police to unlicensed shotgun
A 33-year-old gold miner was the victim of alleged simple larceny of a quantity of raw gold at Takutu Backdam, Puruni Main Road, on Friday about 11:00hrs. According to reports, police ranks from the Bartica Police Station responded and while investigating the alleged robbery, found an unlicensed, single-barrelled shotgun. Five persons, including a female, are