The Ministry of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) that will see youths and women benefitting from training in climate-smart agricultural practices. The programme is being executed as part of WUSC’s Sustainable Agriculture Caribbean (SAC) project which promotes climate-resilient agriculture for equitable […]

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) has extended fraternal greetings to all media workers across the Caribbeanon the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. This year’s theme “Journalism Under Digital Siege” casts the global spotlight on the security of journalists in pursuit of their professional commitments. “Often, when media workers speak of security, we refer to physical security under […]

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has saluted all journalists and media workers in this our rich and diverse country. This year’s World Press Freedom Day is being observed under the theme “Journalism Under Digital Siege”. “This theme is apt because of the emergence of more online-based media and the transition to or convergence of conventional media to Social Media platforms. […]

—-Western diplomats On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the ambassadors of the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union said the media’s attention to accountability has never been more important in Guyana with a historically large revenue stream entering government coffers and a regularly stated intent to use those resources for a development agenda that cuts across […]

Fire early Monday morning destroyed two homes in West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown. A Guyana Fire Service release stated that  at 04:47   am it received a call and was alerted to a fire at Lot 188 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown. Water Tenders #76 and #105 from the Central Fire Station and #106 from the West Ruimveldt Fire Station were […]

… as Guyana observes Labour Day President of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Patrick Yarde did not mince words when he addressed head-on the discriminatory firing of workers and the continuous violation of the country’s Labour Laws, not just by the Irfaan Ali Administration but successive Governments. In his Labour Day address, the GPSU President said successive Governments have […]

 —former director sees opportunities in oil and gas, housing sectors   —-says refusal to hike pension in some cases is a breach of the law    Former Director of the National Insurance Scheme, Mervyn Williams said that the NIS is obliged to increase the rate of payment to pensioners whose rate of pay are overtaken by the new statutory minimum wage. He […]

The Guyana Defence Force Coastguard and the police have commenced a search for two persons who disappeared after tugboat they were in capsized in the Canje Creek Friday night Missing and feared dead are Shellon Williamson reportedly of Mai Mai Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam and Richard John of Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice. Reports reaching this newspaper state that the […]

Pres Ali assures as Norton gov’t to engage in collective bargaining By Svetlana Marshall President Irfaan Ali has assured that workers in Guyana will not be left behind as the country’s economic and infrastructure landscape transforms but the Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton said as a first step, the Government must put its pride aside an engage in collective bargaining with […]

…urges stay in move to pursue with criminal probe Two days after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament of Guyana ordered that a criminal investigation be launched into a 2018 Contract that saw payments being made in full long before the project was completed, Dannie Ramdolar, the Civil Engineer, who was responsible for the project at the time, […]

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