…deems no confidence motions fake news, warns against party insurgency   Amid a torrent of criticism about his leadership, Leader of the People’s National Congress David Granger on Friday remained defiant, branding reports of two successful no confidence motions against him by party groups as ‘fake news’ and warned his party against an internal insurgency. Speaking during his Public Interest programme, […]

A fire of an unknown origin took the life of an 83-year-old woman during the wee hours of Monday morning. Eighty-three-year-old Norma Semple was killed on Monday when her Block 22, Wismar, Linden home was consumed by fire. The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the fire occurred between 02:15hrs and 02:50hrs on Monday. Investigation has thus far revealed […]

  —US-based Guyanese nurse urges Lindeners to take Covid vaccines     By Naomi Marshall   With Lindeners largely refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccines, US Clinical Nurse, Patricia Cummings has urged that good sense prevails and that adhering to information obtained from reliable sources is vital.  Last Wednesday, Region 10 Officials met with the US-registered nurse and Alfonzo Riley, and Former Minister […]

Guyana has the fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Member States of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), surpassed only by Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. This was information provided in CARPHA’s recent situation report on the pandemic. In Jamaica, the total number of cases has surpassed 51,000 while there have been over 1,100 deaths. In Trinidad and […]

Scores of Lindeners last week cashed in on the ‘Because We Care’ cash grant and the School Uniform and Supplies Grant initiative with some 11,600 are students are slated to benefit. The initiative was launched in Linden at the Wismar Christianburg Secondary School last Thursday by the Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand who stated that over $200 Million will be distributed […]

Certification of the four-inch concrete hollow blocks of Gafsons Industries Limited has led to an increased and overwhelming demand for the product according to the company. “We can’t make enough blocks, we’re always running out of stock,” Factory Manager of Gafsons Industries Limited Bharath Rampersad said to the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) in a recent interview.  Gafsons Industries […]

…accused company of vindictiveness  Residents and workers attached to the Guyana Manganese Inc (GMI) at Matthews Ridge in the North West District are planning to stage a protest exercise at the entity’s offices after one of the workers was sacked following the recent issuance of a press release by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).  Last week GAWU […]

  …Director, Dorwain Bess tells of his experience doing business in Guyana  …says cancelling of license by GEA was unreasonable, irregular and improper   By Lisa Hamilton   Director of SBF International Inc., Dorwain Bess, who was once involved in the importation of and wholesale of fuel, has stated that his perception of doing business in Guyana has changed following a series of unfortunate experiences […]

…as several employees fired after complaining about salary, non-payment of overtime  By Lisa Hamilton   Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis is contending that the Guyana Shore Base Inc (GYSBI) wrongfully fired a group of workers who recently complained to the media about their salary based on the company’s non-existent claim of contractual confidentiality. He has now called […]

An Ocean View, Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara man succumbed to injuries he sustained when a car crashed into him another pedestrian after colliding with a pickup on the De Willem Public Road, WCD. Dead is 54-year-old Kenneth Smith. The other injured man has been identified as 43 year-old Rampaul Sursen, a carpenter, of Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. The […]

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