Guyana and first oil
Kaieteur News

Guyana is not yet ready for first oil. Oil will be produced by Exxon by the end of 2020, but in terms of Guyana’s preparation to ensure that the country is not swindled of its deserving wealth, the country is far...

Agri Ministry stands behind CEO, sacks NAREI Chairman
Kaieteur News

  Government has sacked its agricultural research Chairman after weeks of wrangling between him and his Board. On Thursday, Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, informed Dr. Patrick Chesney that his appointment as...

GRA Headquarters for Turkeyen
Kaieteur News

The New Guyana Revenue Authority Headquarters will be built at Turkeyen. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, told the National Assembly this, as he answered questions for the motion of the approval for expenditures of...

Govt. must consider pros and cons of continuing with Production Sharing Agreements – Ram urges
Kaieteur News

By Kiana Wilburg Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram is of the firm view that the government needs to carefully examine the pros and cons of Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) before moving to design a model that would...

Broadcasting Authority briefs broadcasters on tough 2019 – Televised public events, newscasts must have closed captions, sign language interpreters next year
Kaieteur News

  Regulators are moving to making public events more friendly for persons with disabilities, starting next year. In fact, TV newscasts will have to include a sign language interpreter and closed captions until it...

A response to GCID–Truth does not go away
Kaieteur News

  Dear Editor, I am loathe to revisit subjects as I make every effort to be informative and unambiguous in delivery of my concerns, opinions and solutions. I wrote about the GRA Commissioner General attempting to set...

Food and Drug Dept. advised to initiate voluntary recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn
Kaieteur News

Local distributor of the recalled Del Monte Fiesta Corn, Toucan Industries, has notified the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department [GA-FDD] that it has imported 204 cases of the product. GA-FDD said that of this...

Wounding convict appeals 20-year sentence
Kaieteur News

  Arguing that the 20-year sentence imposed on his client for felonious wounding by Justice Jo Ann Barlow is severe and not in keeping with current sentencing practice, Attorney-at-Law Glenn Hanoman yesterday afternoon...

Caribbean Airlines lends support to GTA’s annual Tourism Awards Gala
Kaieteur News

  The productive relationship shared by Caribbean Airlines and the Guyana Tourism Authority [GTA] saw the former lending its support towards the Annual Tourism Awards Gala held at the Kingston, Georgetown, Pegasus...

AG report provides irrefutable evidence of worrying increase of Treasury overdraft -Goolsarran
Kaieteur News

Chartered Accountant and former Auditor General, Anand Goolsarran is maintaining that the Treasury overdraft is indeed increasing at a worrying rate. He is also insisting that the overdraft is estimated to jump to $210B...

Guyana made proud at 2018 CXC Regional Awards ceremony
Kaieteur News

  In addition to Queen’s College receiving the 2018 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination [CAPE] School of the Year award, four Guyanese students were among the outstanding performers who were duly awarded...

US food company recalls 'Fiesta Corn' from some Caribbean countries
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The US company, Del Monte Foods, has recalled more than 60,000 cases of incompletely sterilised canned corn from eight countries in the regon.The countries affected by the recall of Del...

Radio Needy fund spreads early Christmas cheer
Kaieteur News

Continuing its annual Christmas cheers, Radio Needy Children’s Fund [RNCF] recently spread joy to the children of Kawal Primary and Nursery schools. Spearheading the festive activities was member of the RNCF, Ms....

Trailblazers claim Winston Murray Memorial softball title
Kaieteur News

  Trailblazers won the male category of the Winston Murray Memorial softball competition by defeating Young Warriors in the final played recently at Enterprise ground in Leguan. Young Warriors batted first after...

West Indies Championship Shepherd, Motie restrict Leeward Islands Hurricanes
Kaieteur News

Romario Shepherd and Gudakesh Motie shared seven wickets between them as the Leeward Islands Hurricanes were bowled out for 182, batting first against the Guyana Jaguars at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua when...

Ptolemy Reid gains from Flamenco Concert
Kaieteur News

A Guyanese audience was on Saturday evening captivated, for about 90 minutes, by a performance from the Cristina Heeren Foundation of Flamenco Art of Seville, Spain. The production, staged at the Theatre Guild Playhouse...

Gafoor gives bursary awards to GTI students
Kaieteur News

  The Gafoor Foundation Support for Vulnerable Persons (SVP) on Thursday, awarded four students of the Government Technical Institute (GTI) bursaries from their yearly scholarship programme. Mr Sattaur Gafoor,...

SARA Director details challenges amidst concerns over performance
Kaieteur News

Responding to criticisms over the level of performance of the State Asset Recovery Agency, (SARA), Deputy Director Aubrey Heath-Retmeyer detailed efforts made by the agency within its first year of operation. According to...

Shift seen in extraditions between US, Guyana
Kaieteur News

  By Leonard Gildarie Early last year, the Government of Guyana requested authorities in the US to extradite one of their citizens. Marcus Bisram was a Guyana-born man who went to the US and became a citizen there. He...

After 19 years senior citizen gets $4M pay out from NIS
Kaieteur News

  After almost two decades, the National Insurance Scheme, (NIS) finally relented to a senior citizen’s request to pay out benefits which totaled $4 million but not without a little help from her lawyers. The...

Govt. still to decide location for gas to power plant
Kaieteur News

By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell The government already knows that more than 200 people will gain employment as a result of the gas to power project. It knows that electricity will be reduced to US 10 cents per megawatt/hour...

What passes for Parliament is a disaster
Kaieteur News

It has to be seen to be believed. And having seen, many sober Guyanese still don’t believe. Just can’t be; not that gallery of parliamentary members representing the Guyanese people. How citizens must cringe at...

Time for citizens to rally for the relocation of parliament
Kaieteur News

DEAR EDITOR, It is often said that parliament should not only be at the behest of the Governing party, but rather, should work to reflect the ideals of the citizenry through their elected representatives or MPs. Can we...

Voting against the budget is opposition for opposition’s sake
Kaieteur News

  DEAR EDITOR, I read that the minority PPP will vote against the 2019 State Budget which provides $300.7 billion for public spending. I have been listening to live coverage of questions and answers on the estimates....

The hiring of contract workers
Kaieteur News

  DEAR EDITOR, There seems to be a clear case of abuse in the hiring of contract workers by the current APNU-AFC administration. Apart from a significant increase in the numbers of contract workers, they are also paid...

Upgrade Suddie Hospital
Kaieteur News

  DEAR EDITOR, The sound of the siren of the ambulance taking patients to the Supenaam Ferry Stelling, and at times the speedboat stelling, to be taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, has become all too familiar. It...

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