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Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

Fire breaks out at Juvenile Detention Centre

Fire late Monday afternoon broke out at the Juvenile Detention Centre, Sophia, causing at least three detainees to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that preliminary investigations have revealed that fire was set to a mattress in one of the rooms. There was no damage to the building ...

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GECOM Chairman’s appointment: Major legal arguments submitted ; next Court date after Granger-Jagdeo meeting

Lawyers for a city businessman seeking an interpretation of the country’s constitution on the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will have to decide on future legal action if the President and the Opposition Leader decide on someone contrary to what the High Court may view as the intended meeting. Businessman, Marcel Gaskin wants the High ...

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No advances on oil revenues- Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday ruled out Guyana taking advances from oil revenues to help stimulate the economy, warning that to do so would be fraught with danger in a country where there is already sufficient money in the treasury but limited human resources to spend. “It’s no sense going taking advance on potential revenues to be had post 2020 ...

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Few UG student loan borrowers repaying under Jubilee offer; govt turns to different payment methods

A less than satisfactory number of University of Guyana (UG) students and former students have taken advantage of the Independence Jubilee reduced tuition fee repayments, resulting in the Guyana government being still saddled with a huge number of outstanding student loans, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. Addressing the launch of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GT&T) Mobile Money Guyana ...

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