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Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Guyanese applying for long-term UK visas must undergo TB test

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Home Office on Thursday announced the arrangements for the introduction of pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening in Guyana starting on 31 October 2013. This follows the UK Government’s announcement in May 2012 that it would be extending this requirement to an additional 67 countries, including Guyana, based on the figures for high TB incidence provided by the ...

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Trades Union Congress elects new President

Long serving trade unionist, Leslie Gonsalves has been elected President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), the parliamentary opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) announced. The announcement was made in a congratulatory statement to Gonsalves who is also the President of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU).  He succeeds Norris Witter who has declined to ...

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More political gridlock forecast after partial presidential assent to local govt bills

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday predicted continuing political gridlock, in the wake of President Donald Ramotar refusing to assent a bill that aims to remove some powers from the local government ministers and put them in the hands of a Local Government Commission. AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo said his party would continue to demand reform of the ...

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Alleged paint, sheep and milk thieves in court

The Georgetown Magistrates’ court was Wednesday abuzz with persons answering charges for the alleged theft of milk powder, a ram and paint. A woman succeeded in getting her cocaine-addicted father charged for allegedly stealing three gallons of paint valued at GUY$16,500. Vanessa Sealey alleged that her father, Orin Van De Cruz Chester stole the paint on November 5 at their ...

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Home Affairs Minister Rohee hospitalised

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee was Thursday night hospitalised at the Woodlands Hospital, sources confirmed. His medical status was not immediately confirmed but he was in a private room and a close family member was said to be with him. Rohee’s hospitalization comes even as the government side was later Thursday night expected to vote on the Anti Money Laundering ...

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