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Beharry Group employee gunned down outside home

Beharry Group employee gunned down outside home

An Electrical Engineer at Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies was early Sunday morning gunned down outside his Prashad Nagar home moments after exiting a car. Neighbours, relatives and police...

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Guyanese Muslim barred from entering Jamaica for Louis Farrakhan event

Guyanese Muslim barred from entering Jamaica for Louis Farrakhan event

A Guyanese Muslim, who was on his way to Jamaica to participate in Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March on Monday, said he was ordered off a...

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Guyana captures Regional  Awards for Outstanding Performance at CSEC again

17 October, 2014

Guyana captures Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance…

The Ministry of Education announces on Friday announced with "pride" that Guyana "has once again done extraordinarily at the CSEC examinations" as  Guyana the country ains four Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance in the May/Jun...

President Ramotar to seek bipartisan support for Ebola battle

17 October, 2014

President Ramotar to seek bipartisan support for Ebola battl…

President, Donald Ramotar Friday night announced that he would be asking the political opposition to join hands in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is slowly spreading across the world. “I shall be formally inviting the Leader ...

Dallas lab technician isolated for Ebola on cruise ship after Belize refuses it entry

17 October, 2014

Dallas lab technician isolated for Ebola on cruise ship afte…

Washington, Oct 17 (EFE).- A laboratory technician from the Dallas hospital where a Liberian died of the Ebola virus, and who handled some of his fluid samples for analysis, has been placed in quarantine aboard a cruise ship, the State Depa...

Grandmother jailed for attempting to post cocaine to Spain

17 October, 2014

Grandmother jailed for attempting to post cocaine to Spain

A Guyanese grandmother of 15 was Friday jailed and fined for attempting to post a quantity of cocaine to Spain earlier this year. Sandra Daniels,50, of Lot 2 Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was sentenced to five years imprisonment...

More Caribbean islands bar travelers from Ebola-stricken countries

17 October, 2014

More Caribbean islands bar travelers from Ebola-stricken cou…

San Juan, Oct 17 (EFE).- Each day more Caribbean islands join the list of countries closing their doors to visitors from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

Guyana mulls joining Islamic Development Bank

16 October, 2014

Guyana mulls joining Islamic Development Bank

Guyana is currently exploring the option of fosteringcloser cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank, including giving active consideration to the possibility of joining that Bank, the Finance Ministry annouced on Thursday. Minister o...

KFC, Pizza Hut no longer in Guyana

16 October, 2014

KFC, Pizza Hut no longer in Guyana

After almost  20 years, there is no longer a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) presence in Guyana. Pizza Hut has also closed its doors locally. Repeated efforts to contact franchise holder, Deonarine Singh, on his mobile phone were futile. ...

Govt sues Surendra Engineering for almost GUY$1 B over Specialty Hospital

16 October, 2014

Govt sues Surendra Engineering for almost GUY$1 B over Speci…

The Guyana government has sued the Indian firm, Surendra Engineering, for almost GUY$1 billion in damages for alleged breach of contract and alleged corrupt or fraudulent transaction in connection with the failed construction of the US$18 m...

Guyana bans travellers from West Africa to stave off Ebola

16 October, 2014

Guyana bans travellers from West Africa to stave off Ebola

Guyana has banned persons travelling from Ebola- affected West African countries, in an effort to stave off the deadly disease that has already claimed thousands of lives, government announced on Thursday. “The Cabinet strongly supported th...

Trotman likely to be cleared of Welshman's sexual assault allegations

15 October, 2014

Trotman likely to be cleared of Welshman's sexual assault al…

Police were this week due to seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) about the sexual assault allegations by a young man against House Speaker, Raphael Trotman but already investigators do not believe that there is suffic...

Chile to open embassy in Guyana

15 October, 2014

Chile to open embassy in Guyana

Chile has decided to open an embassy in Guyana but no time-frame was announced by that South American nation’s Ambassador, Fernando Schmidt on Wednesday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) said the Guyanese leader welcomed Chile’s pla...

Berbice gold miner drowns in old mining pit

15 October, 2014

Berbice gold miner drowns in old mining pit

A youthful gold miner died by drowning in the North West District and his body was recovered on Wednesday, sources said. He is 17-year old Orel Fordyce of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice. The sources said that he went missing on Tuesda...

Essequibo woman dies in boat collision off Bartica

15 October, 2014

Essequibo woman dies in boat collision off Bartica

An Essequibo River woman was early Tuesday night killed in a boat collision while going to pick up her brother at Bartica, triggering a call for persons to take abide by marine safety rules and for the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to set...

Lightning-struck COPA Airlines plane lands safely; outgoing passengers stranded

14 October, 2014

Lightning-struck COPA Airlines plane lands safely; outgoing …

Lightning struck an airborne COPA Airlines plane shortly after it departed Panama Monday, but it continued its journey and landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) without incident, the airline said in a statement. Just und...

Man jailed for stealing from lawyer Emily Dodson's office

14 October, 2014

Man jailed for stealing from lawyer Emily Dodson's office

A man was Monday convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a number of items from the office of Attorney-at-Law, Emily Dodson. Twenty-four year old Gary Kanhai of Thomas Street, Georgetown was convicted for break and ...

Mother, son accused of bribing US embassy official for visa

14 October, 2014

Mother, son accused of bribing US embassy official for visa

A mother and her son were Monday arraigned for allegedly bribing an employee of the United States (US) embassy for a tourist visa. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry granted Bibi Parmanand, 49,  and her 19-year old son Parmesh P...

Brazilian charged in connection with bogus immigration stamps

14 October, 2014

Brazilian charged in connection with bogus immigration stamp…

A 20-year old Brazilian woman was Monday arraigned for allegedly uttering a passport containing forged immigration stamps. Cassia Santos of 18 Laluni Street, Queenstown, Georgetown pleaded not guilty and was placed on GUY$50,000 bail by Chi...

Digicel (Guyana) wins approval for new fibre-optic cable

13 October, 2014

Digicel (Guyana) wins approval for new fibre-optic cable

The Guyana government is poised to grant Digicel (Guyana) Limited approval to run a submarine fibre-optic cable that would see mobile phone subscribers getting a higher quality service and the company investing in a number of other areas. T...

Fmr. Magistrates' Court cashier jailed for stealing 'child-support'

13 October, 2014

Fmr. Magistrates' Court cashier jailed for stealing 'child-s…

A 24-year old woman was Monday jailed for stealing more than GUY$3 million from the Child Maintenance Department of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court while she was a cashier there three years ago. Tiffany Peters of Garden of Eden, East...

No full compensation for flood-affected East Bank Dem residents- Whittaker

13 October, 2014

No full compensation for flood-affected East Bank Dem reside…

Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker Monday afternoon ruled out residents of Peter’s Hall and Providence receiving 100 percent compensation for damage and destruction caused by a flood when high tides demolished a sluice and water fr...

Kaieteur News publisher, wife on self-bail for alleged tax evasion

13 October, 2014

Kaieteur News publisher, wife on self-bail for alleged tax e…

Publisher of the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper, Glen Lall and his wife, Bhena Lall, were Monday arraigned on tax evasion charges in connection with two Lexus SUVs that were imported by an elderly couple under the duty-free re-migr...

Person-of-interest in murder of prominent Trinidad lawyer in Guyana

13 October, 2014

Person-of-interest in murder of prominent Trinidad lawyer in…

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).-A man who police described as key to the investigation into the assassination of State Prosecutor Dana Seetahal SC is now being closely monitored by police and other authorities in Guyana.The man who is in his early thir...

Boiler operator blasted to death

13 October, 2014

Boiler operator blasted to death

A 50 year old Boiler Operator employed with the John and Jason Tulshi Rice Mill located at Number 49 Village Corentyne perished after the boiler he was attending to exploded. Phillip Gangaprashad of Number 47 Village succumbed while on his ...

Fmr. UG Walter Rodney Professor, Ali Mazrui dies

13 October, 2014

Fmr. UG Walter Rodney Professor, Ali Mazrui dies

Inaugural Walter Rodney Professor at the University of Guyana, Ali Mazrui died early Monday morning in the United States (US) after a period of illness. He was 81 years old. The renowned Kenyan academic was appointed to the position at UG i...

Beaten Rupununi farmer dies

12 October, 2014

Beaten Rupununi farmer dies

A Rupununi farmer, who was allegedly beaten by several men almost two weeks ago, died on Sunday, police said.He has been identified as 52-year old Clifton Clement of Hiawa Village, Central Rupununi.Investigators said Clement was imbibing an...

Guyana takes on mass preparation approach to tackle Ebola

12 October, 2014

Guyana takes on mass preparation approach to tackle Ebola

Guyana has a mass preparedness campaign on-stream as the dreaded Ebola virus continues to cause worldwide uproar. This is according to Dr. Johanna Cole, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, ...

CARDI's overworked, underpaid staff complain to Board of Governors

12 October, 2014

CARDI's overworked, underpaid staff complain to Board of Gov…

Wary of fruitless negotiations, staff and pensioners of the cash-strapped Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI) have complained bitterly about a  12-year old “wage freeze”, late payment of salaries and pensions, and increas...

World Bank financing secondary education access, East Coast Dem flood reduction programmes

11 October, 2014

World Bank financing secondary education access, East Coast …

The World Bank has agreed to provide US$21 million to help Guyana  increase secondary school enrolment and improve mathematics teaching as well as well as reduce flooding on the East Coast Demerara, the Finance Ministry said Saturday. ...

Privatizing sugar industry key to success - Jamaica Agri Minister

10 October, 2014

Privatizing sugar industry key to success - Jamaica Agri Min…

Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier on Friday believed that privatization is the key to a successful sugar industry, drawing on the lessons of his country that has sold out the fields and factories to Chinese investors. Kellier,...

Barbados' Chief Agri Officer is CARDI's new boss

10 October, 2014

Barbados' Chief Agri Officer is CARDI's new boss

 The new boss of the cash-strapped Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) is Barbadian, Barton Clarke. Outgoing Executive Director, Dr. Arlington Chesney made the announcement on the sidelines of the 13th Caribbe...

FAO official urges collaboration among aid agencies in Haiti

10 October, 2014

FAO official urges collaboration among aid agencies in Haiti

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Caribbean Coordinator, Dr. John “Deep” Forde has urged international organizations to coordinate their assistance to Haiti whose agricultural sector is showing good prospects. His call was issue...

Young Jamaican team wins AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest at 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

10 October, 2014

Young Jamaican team wins AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest a…

And the winner is… Node420, from Jamaica. The team’s ICT application, also called Node420, offers real-time weather analysis and automatic yield forecasts for farmers. The AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest, organised by CTA and partners, c...

NAREI to join regional fight against Black Sigatoka

10 October, 2014

NAREI to join regional fight against Black Sigatoka

Guyana’s National Agricultural, Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) will be joining hands with the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) to fight the Black Sigatoka disease that has already taken its toll on banana and p...

Regional Youth take film prizes at Caribbean week of Agriculture- Winners from St. Lucia and Jamaica

09 October, 2014

Regional Youth take film prizes at Caribbean week of Agricul…

Several young people saw the Caribbean Week of Agriculture’s second film competition as an opportunity to pursue their dreams while also encouraging their peers to seize the moment. The competition, which attracted over 20 entries from arou...

Haiti's family-farming reaping rewards

09 October, 2014

Haiti's family-farming reaping rewards

Haiti’s largely family farming-oriented agriculture appear to be reaping rich rewards for that poverty-stricken country , officials reported on Thursday at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in Suriname. Haitian officials, sp...

Guyana wants anti-microbial resistance put on international agenda

09 October, 2014

Guyana wants anti-microbial resistance put on international …

Guyana plans to ask the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom)to start taking steps to place the use of antibiotic resistance on the international agenda to ensure food security and human safety. Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy told a...

NGO disappointed with region’s response to Year of Family Farmers

09 October, 2014

NGO disappointed with region’s response to Year of Family Fa…

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 9 -- The head of a regional network of small farmers has expressed disappointment with the region’s response to the International Year of Family Farming. The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year...

CARDI head to quit by year-end

09 October, 2014

CARDI head to quit by year-end

by Kenton Chance PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney has confirmed that he will leave the institute by the end of this year. “I think I should leave. W...

CTA committed to help create opportunities for Caribbean agriculture

09 October, 2014

CTA committed to help create opportunities for Caribbean agr…

by Kenton Chance PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct. 9, -- The main financier of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), the region’s premier agricultural event, says its plans for interventions in the Caribbean during the coming years reaffirm its de...

Agricultural cooperation between Caribbean and Pacific regions moves forward at 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

09 October, 2014

Agricultural cooperation between Caribbean and Pacific regio…

Inter-regional cooperation for agricultural and rural development has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Pacific region is planning to hold a regional week of agriculture in 2015. The event has been inspired by the Caribbean...

Suriname to help Caribbean fight Black Sigatoka

08 October, 2014

Suriname to help Caribbean fight Black Sigatoka

Suriname is preparing to help the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) fight the dreaded Back Sigatoka disease that can wipe out plantain and banana farms, a senior regional official said Wednesday. That disease was recently ...

Prison officer convicted for marijuana found in jail

08 October, 2014

Prison officer convicted for marijuana found in jail

A prison officer was Wednesday jailed after he was convicted for trafficking in marijuana at the Georgetown Prison. Akeem Vyphuis was caught with 279 grammes of marijuana on July 14, 2014 at the Camp Street-based jail. City Magistrate, Judy...

Caribbean Family farmers neglected in development policy, says expert

08 October, 2014

Caribbean Family farmers neglected in development policy, sa…

by Panoscope- Panos Caribbean Paramaribo, Suriname. October 8, 2014. Food and Agriculture Organisation expert, Dr John R Deep Ford, is urging increased attention, investment and policy interventions to improve the economic capacity of fami...

Dominica wants evaluation of Caribbean Agriculture Week; CTA says that's planned

08 October, 2014

Dominica wants evaluation of Caribbean Agriculture Week; CTA…

The Netherlands –based Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on Wednesday signaled its willingness to review the success of the annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA). Executive Director of the CTA, Michael Hailu...

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