Man dies after shooting on Vergenoegen poultry farm
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot and subsequently died on Saturday morning. Dead is Jarrel Noble , called “Dumb Boy”an unemployed man of Lot 12, Tuschen Tiger Bay, East Bank Essequibo (EBE). He died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Saturday. Investigations revealed that

Hope for small businesses
…gov’t to roll out procurement programme in January CABINET has approved the implementation of a Small Business Procurement Programme by the Ministry of Business in keeping with the Small Business Act of 2004, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced on Friday. Addressing reporters during his post-cabinet media briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency, the

Time to get with the programme
– and become more business-oriented, President urges Region 9 AS Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) celebrated the second annual Regional Agricultural and Commercial Expo (RACE), President David Granger has challenged residents to be more business-minded. “This is not a dream. Development is not only for foreigners; development is for you. You can be rich, because

Outrage over tolls
…Berbice business community condemns proposed toll rates MEMBERS of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce at a recent emergency meeting expressed their shock, astonishment and anger at the recent amended fare structure put out by the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. and openly wondered if the company wants to strangle the citizens of East Berbice. The

Guyana, Brazil celebrate golden anniversary
– with launch of commemorative stamp AS Guyana and Brazil continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary of bilateral relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday launched a commemorative stamp in honour of the milestone. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge called Brazil a “valued partner”, noting that Guyana has an unwavering commitment to working

Murder accused escapee recaptured
THE Joint Services on Friday morning recaptured murder accused Travis Evans, one of three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on Monday, Commander ‘A’ Division, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman, has confirmed. The commander said that the escapee was apprehended at the Soesdyke-Linden highway junction. He noted that the recaptured prisoner will now face an

Water for the Rupununi
FOR far too long the most basic needs of hinterland residents had been ignored by the previous regime. There is nothing more essential for life than water. Yet, for decades, the people of the Rupununi were forced to endure the lack of water during annual periods of drought. Elderly folk had to walk for miles

Coretta McDonald says KN cartoon attempt to assassinate her character
Dear Editor, IT is important that a response be made to Sunday’s Kaieteur News’ cartoon and “The Baccoo Speaks” (KN:14th October, 2018). The two have sought, to directly and indirectly, attempt to assassinate my character by presenting the impression (pictorial and words), that decisions being made by me, as general-secretary of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU),

JAGDEO trying to rewrite Afro-Guyanese history
Dear Editor IT is easy to bluff any topic with a perception, especially, the recent history of Guyana and the PPP has created a stock history based on victimhood, for its constituency. So based on this simple reality, Mr. Jagdeo has proceeded to propose that the Afro-Guyanese benefited under the PPP more than they had

CARIFESTA for TT in August
CARIFESTA XIV will be launched at the Hilton Conference Centre in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, the CARICOM Secretariat has announced. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Nyan Gadsby Dolly and Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at