The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) today May 27, 2022, provided a crucial update to the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Laboratory’s Scope of Certification. The updated scope now includes the Analysis of Pesticide Residue in Rice, a key staple and export commodity for Guyana.  Speaking at the certificate handing-over ceremony at the Laboratory’s, Mon Repos location, Ms. Reshmi Bissessar, […]

— Govt to launch marine cage project in Capoey Essequibo, Guyana—(May 26, 2022) His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali announced three agriculture projects for the Mainstay/Whyaka Village and a massive fishing project for Capoey while in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Wednesday. The Head of State said that the projects are expected to increase economic resilience, expand the economic base, open new economic […]

Dear Editor, Treasured qualities of managing a business or for government employment or for being a Minister or state official (head of an agency) are: honesty, decency, professionalism, trust, and competence. Are they no longer prized? These seem to have been thrown out the window when being considered for upper levels of government positions at some Ministries and state entities. Since ancient […]

Dear Editor, Some years ago,  a popular item in the media was called ‘Believe It or Not,’ by Ripley. Two days ago,  I learnt about the massive and unconscionable  increases for the use of our NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE . To the best of my knowledge, there was no consultation, which means the increases are arbitrary. Further, only the Honourable Minister […]

This meeting is part of a series of business-to-business collaboration organised by the respective government agencies: Export Barbados and the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest). The delegation which arrived in Barbados on Monday, 23rd of May 2022 includes 56 delegates who will be exhibiting their businesses at Agrofest 2022. Furthermore, 11 businesses which were involved in several strategic business-to-business level […]

Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday, May 26, 2022– The European Union Delegation to Jamaica (EU) has once again reaffirmed its commitment to increasing public awareness around climate change and forest conservation with the launch of a new project focusing on participatory financial management for Jamaica’s forest sector. The €250,065 or J$41 million project which is titled ‘Participatory Budgeting and Financial Management for […]

Dear Editor   As a citizen in the South Ruimveldt Gardens Community, this letter is written to raise two issues. Firstly, more than one and a half years ago, the David Rose Street (now a dam) and Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt Gardens, were used by the Government’s contractor Junior Sammy Guyana Ltd for the construction of the four-lane highway.  The […]

The early morning inferno that killed three siblings at Mocha was electrical in nature, according to the Guyana Fire Service; however, the children’s mother abusive ex-partner, who had reportedly threatened to kill her and burn down her home, has been taken into police custody. “Investigations revealed that the fire was electrical in nature,” the Guyana Fire Service said in a […]

The Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is currently investigating an alleged shooting incident that occured on May 24th, 2022 at around 20:00 hrs at Riverview, Ruimveldt. Dead is 30-year-old Deanraj Singh, called Steve Singh, who was the reputed husband of Akisha Madramootoo, 32, a fisherwoman who resides with their three children at Riverview Squatting Area, Ruimveldt, Georgetown. […]

By GHK Lall The Liza-1 Permit runs out on this first phase of its existence on May 31st.  The renewal of this permit is a make-or-break opportunity for Guyana; and our leaders must seize the moment with both hands to make inroads in reversing the overwhelmingly lopsided character of the deal with which we live.  What the President and Vice […]

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