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Daily Archives: February 23, 2016

12 Groups awarded for outstanding service to Guyana -President Granger says nation is grateful for their service

Twelve groups were, Tuesday , on Guyana’s 46th Republic Anniversary, conferred with the insignia of the Medal of Service by President David Granger at the 2016 Investiture Ceremony, held earlier today at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre.   It is the first time that an Investiture ceremony has been organised to specifically honour organisations and groups for their outstanding service to the nation. ...

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Assistant Police Commissioner Persaud dies

Assistant Police Commissioner, Balram Persaud died Tuesday more than three weeks after he was seriously injured in a road accident.   Persaud had been heading to Georgetown on the night of Friday, February 5, 2016 when the car in which he was travelling ran off the road at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara near the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Eyewitnesses said the driver ...

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Guyana gives green light to Suriname’s Fly All Ways airline

The Guyana government is poised to grant permission to Fly Allways to operate scheduled flights to Guyana with connections to Brazil and the Caribbean, a top aviation regulator said. “We have received an application from Fly Allways and we have processed that application and we have made a favourable recommendation to our subject minister to take to Cabinet,” the official ...

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Guyana looks at T&T’s pepper success

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).- Guyana is looking at T&T’s model of hot pepper production and the sharing of production of marketing information and exchange facilities by Caroni Green Limited (CGL) and personnel from the Agriculture Committee of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana. This follows a visit by Beni Sankar, chairman of the PSC’s Agriculture Committee, who visited CGL’s Mon Jaloux farm ...

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Republic Day: President urges unity to fight social ills, secure political cooperation

President David Granger Tuesday- Republic Day- urged Guyanese to unite in their fight against several social ills including drug abuse and violence, even as he called for greater cooperation by political parties. “We must, in 2016, narrow the differences and divisions between our political parties through the promotion of dialogue and the intensification of political cooperation and consensus-based decision-making,” he ...

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No cash for UG Student Loan Fund; GYD$10 billion unpaid

Government has stopped providing additional monies to the University of Guyana’s Student Loan Fund because there is sufficient cash for another two years, even as Cabinet continues a so far secret paper to recover more than GYD$10 billion in unpaid loans. “The student loan agency has accumulated enough money for the fund to now revolve so the fund is revolving ...

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