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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Soldier critically injured in accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 8:17 by Denis Chabrol A soldier was listed in a critical condition Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a parked truck on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara. He was driving a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) vehicle bearing number plate DFB 1454. The soldier was rushed to the ...

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PPP discriminated against Afro-Guyanese in bestowing National Awards- Greenidge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 8:01 by Denis Chabrol Foreign Affairs Minister, Vice President Carl Greenidge Monday night had some very harsh words for the now main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), accusing that party of avoiding the bestowing of National Awards to mainly Afro-Guyanese. He recalled that the PPP had in the past criticized People’s National Congress ...

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Education key to African Guyanese development- Greenidge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 7:47 by Denis Chabrol Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge Monday night called on Afro-Guyanese to take advantage of education as a means of improving their quality of life and social and economic advancement. “It is important that we find a means of ensuring that the current generation can also ...

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President meets US-based Guyanese scholar Kelly Hyles

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Monday met with Ms. Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl, who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities. Ms. Hyles was accompanied to the Ministry of the Presidency by her mother, Ms. Anetta Earl, her aunt, ...

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IMF to help Guyana review VAT; changes likely next year- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:12 by Denis Chabrol A team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts is expected in Guyana shortly to examine ways of reducing the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) ahead of changes that might be announced in next year’s National Budget. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said a team from the IMF’s Barbados-based Caribbean ...

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Finance Minister disagrees with Opposition Leader on tax settlement

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 14:15 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has rejected claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that a tax deal between Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has set a dangerous precedent for similar demands to be made by other companies. “No! Settlements at GRA go on all the time… ...

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$1, $5 coins to be pulled out of circulation- Central Bank Governor

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 14:04 by Denis Chabrol One dollar and five dollar coins are to be pulled out of circulation soon, Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga announced on Monday. No date has been set. He, however, said an assessment would first have to be conducted before the coins are withdrawn. “We are currently looking ...

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No job-creation target yet- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:57 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Monday said he was yet to get a plan off the ground that would result in job-creation, but cited political stability and value-added production as major ingredients. “I am going to pin down a numerical target as soon as I could get my national ...

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PPP hails police; calls for Crime Chief to be promoted

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:20 by After months of saying that the APNU+AFC is not doing enough to address crime in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party is now hailing the Guyana Police Force for its work and calling for the promotion of Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum. On Monday, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said that much to ...

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Radio Lethem 95.1 FM officially on air

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2016, 18:19 by Denis Chabrol Radio Lethem 95.1 FM was officially switched on air Sunday, by Guyana’s Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo in Lethem, Region Nine as it broadcast the official opening ceremony, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Immediately following this, the first interview was done on air with ...

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