Internet Radio

News

Severe flooding in Mahdia; clean-up begins as water level drops

Residents of the town of Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) were Friday battling severe flooding caused by extremely heavy rainfall, resulting in the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) considering opening shelters for affected residents and rushing in relief supplies. Director-General of the CDC, Colonel Kester Craig said cleaning supplies were being rushed to the gold mining-dependent town as the water level has ...

Read More »

Amna Ally denies Jagdeo claims gov’t money purchased Buju Banton tickets to win youth votes

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Thursday denied claims by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that government money has been used to buy tickets for the Buju Banton concert. “Not government’s money. It’s the PNC’s money,” she said, but could not remember how many tickets were purchased. Asked what was the reason for the PNC ...

Read More »

GYD$3.4 billion parliamentary approval for electoral polls not connected to CCJ decisions – Finance Minister

Guyana’s National Assembly on Thursday approved GYD$3.4 billion for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct general elections, but Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that has nothing to do with decisions the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) might hand down concerning several election-related cases. “This provision, I want to say today, is not in anticipation of anything that the CCJ ...

Read More »

OPINION: Say it ain’t so, Mr. President

By GHK Lall How could you, Mr. President? Say it ain’t so, Excellency… Except that it is. I am the short end of the stick here; it is a dirty, undesired one. Spiked too. For there I was repeatedly trashing those tardy public servants, who lapsed through negligence, or contempt, or impatience, or disinterest (or some combination of all those) ...

Read More »

OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack

By GHK Lall “NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has made ‘whiteness’ toxic, Department of Education insiders claim” (NY Post May 18). Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh the years. First, some foreign context. The ...

Read More »

High Court cuts police inspector’s imprisonment to a few hours for allegedly insulting magistrate

The High Court on Wednesday slashed a seven-day prison term imposed on Detective Police Inspector Prem Narine to less than one day, saying the penalty for allegedly insulting a City Magistrate was “excessive”. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire reduced the jail term imposed by Magistrate Rondel Weever to less than one day and ordered that the police officer be locked up ...

Read More »

President preparing declarations for Integrity Commission; PPPC’s Edghill calls for public disclosure

President David Granger Wednesday morning said he has started the process to ensure that all of his documents are submitted to the Integrity Commission even as he assured that the Guyana government takes seriously the role of that Commission. “I am in touch with the Integrity Commission. I have written to them. I have not submitted all of my declarations… ...

Read More »

Attorney-at-law asks City Hall for GYD$250,000 monthly payment under Royston King-inked contract

Attorney-at-Law, Maxwell Edwards is asking the Georgetown City Council to pay him the GYD$250,000 per month he says he is owed in keeping with an agreement he had with recently-dismissed Town Clerk, Royston King. The claim was brought to the attention of the Mayor and Councillors at their extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday by Town Clerk, Sharon Harry. Referring to ...

Read More »

City Council agrees to cancel Bourda Market cleansing contract; rationalise municipal cleansing staff

The Georgetown City Council on Wednesday agreed to cancel a contract for cleaning Bourda Market, after concerns were raised that the municipality could not afford to pay GYD$2 million per week, despite suggestions that negotiations continue for a lower fee. None of the councillors voted against the call to cancel the contract with Dartmouth Skips Rental after Mayor Ubraj Narine ...

Read More »

ExxonMobil Guyana partners with Waramuri Village to refurbish recreational ground

ExxonMobil Guyana has partnered with the Silver Sands Sports Club in Waramuri Village, Barima-Waini, (Region One), to refurbish the recreational ground in the community, the company said in a statement. The facility was commissioned last Saturday. President of Silver Sands Sports Club, Rowena Williams said this has been a dream of several senior citizens of Waramuri. She remarked that the ...

Read More »