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Daily Archives: August 31, 2013

Venezuela, Guyana agree to renew UN Good Officer’s tenure

Guyana and Venezuela on Saturday agreed to ask International Relations Professor, Norman Girvan to continue as the United Nations (UN) Good Officer to settle the border controversy between the two South American countries. The announcement was made during Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro’s first official visit to Guyana where he met with the country’s President, Donald Ramotar. “We also agreed to ...

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Updated: Policeman’s wife killed in house

Police are investigating the suspected murder of a woman whose home was later torched by the perpetrators at Diamond housing scheme today. The woman has been identified as 36-year old Sirmattie Ramnaress of  2430, 21st Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. The woman’s husband- Police Sergeant Bailey of Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara- was assisting investigators as they comb ...

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Growth projections revised downwards as sugar takes hit

The government has revised downwards the projected domestic economic growth for the year as a result of the poor showing of sugar up to the mid-year mark. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh at a news conference Friday night where he added that there had been robust growth outside of the sugar sector. “The full year ...

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