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Daily Archives: June 8, 2014

Lotto company may have to gamble for long-term licence

Canadian Bank Note (CBN) may soon have to gamble getting back a long-term licence to operate the Lotto in Guyana, according to President Donald Ramotar. He confirmed that CBN, through the Guyana Lottery Company, was being given monthly permission to continue its operations because government has been considering tendering for a new provider. The President said because no firm decision ...

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Burnham Foundation talks up on Rodney Commission of Inquiry

The Burnham Foundation’s initial disposition, to the announcement of the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Walter Rodney, was one of optimism.  The Foundation envisaged that the issue of Rodney’s death would be finally put to rest, although it was and is the view of the Foundation that many lives pre, peri and post 1978 have ...

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Ramotar dismisses concerns about Cuba’s one-party system

In the wake of the United States (US) insisting that Cuba be barred from attending the Summit of the Americas unless it commits to democracy, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar has shrugged off concerns about the absence of a multiparty system on that communist-ruled island. Guyana is among Latin American and Caribbean nations that last week demanded that Cuba attend the ...

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Taxi driver shot

A man was shot late Saturday night at Friendship, East Bank Demerara during a robbery attempt, police said. He has been identified as a 33-year old Anthony Johnson of Friendship Squatting Area. Police said he was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital for a gunshot injury to his right thigh. Police sources said the man shot about 11 O’clock Saturday night. ...

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Constable to be charged for shooting youth in mouth

A police constable instead of a cadet officer is expected to be charged in connection with the shooting of a teenager in his mouth, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. “We have one constable under close arrest. Actually, the evidence shows so far that he is the only one who would have perpetrated the act,” he told reporters at the ...

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