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Daily Archives: May 21, 2015

Fire fighters handed over to police for allegedly stealing radio sets

Two fire fighters attached to the Guyana Fire Service headquarters were Thursday handed over to police after they were allegedly involved in the theft of several radio communication sets during the election period,  a senior official said. Chief Fire Officer, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that the fire fighters were directly involved in the packing and unpacking of ...

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Focus more on Tech-Voc Education- Caribbean Development Bank

Specific challenges of giving youth the right training and tools for the labour market were examined in a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study presented today at a seminar at the 45th Annual General Meeting of the CDB’s Board of Governors in St Kitts and Nevis, May 20-21. The report, entitled “Youth are the Future, the Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development ...

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Guyana’s youth unemployment at staggering 40 percent

Guyana’s youth unemployment rate is about 40 percent, according to a recent study by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The study, which is entitled “Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development,” proposes a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to tackle the chronic scourge in regional territories. “The regional countries with the highest persistent youth unemployment were Guyana and Suriname which, ...

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CARICOM extends condolences to Guyana on mining tragedy

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to the Government and people of Guyana following the mining disaster in Konawaruk on Sunday, 17 May, that claimed the lives of at least ten miners. The Community has also wished a speedy and full recovery to miners who were injured. The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission ...

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GECOM awaiting parties before gazetting election results

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) it yet to publish the results of  Elections 2015 in the Official Gazette despite having declared the final results of these elections last Saturday. From several indications the results will not be ‘Gazetted’ before another week, or more, has passed.This does not sit well with the now-opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) which is desirous ...

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PPP pickets GECOM as part of intensified campaign for vote recount

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday intensified protests against the recent general election results, even as it fine tunes preparations to file an  Elections Petition in the hope of having the polls declared fraudulent and make way for fresh elections. Former President Donald Ramotar and several of his former ministers were among the estimated 100 persons who picketed ...

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