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Monthly Archives: July 2021

GYD$7.3 billion direct cash transfers to be made to thousands of flood-hit farmers

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021, 20:21 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced a GYD$7.3 billion direct cash transfer package to micro, small, medium and large farmers to help them recover from almost four months of severe floods caused by unusually heavy rainfall. “I am aware that this assistance will go a long way in bringing ...

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Threatening language convict escapes from prison

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021, 13:49 by Denis Chabrol A prisoner, who was convicted for using threatening language, has escaped from the Lusignan Prison but dropped a prison officer’s motorcycle that he attempted to steal, police said. Police said 38-year old Quincy Clarke of West La Penitence, Georgetown fled the East Coast Demerara penitentiary between 2 AM  and ...

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Caribbean Cinemas at Giftland Mall unable reopen; calls for review of COVID guidelines

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021, 13:13 by Denis Chabrol Caribbean Cinemas, which is located at Giftland Mall, on Saturday said it would be unable to reopen because the new COVID-19 prohibits the consumption of food inside the theatre. “Caribbean Cinemas will be unable to reopen in the Giftland Mall since, unlike other businesses, the cinemas were asked to ...

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Businessman, others robbed in yard

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2021, 11:15 by Denis Chabrol A businessman and two other persons were Friday morning robbed of more than GYD$1  million in items while they were in a yard at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, police said. Police were told that about 08:45 hours, the 40-year-old businessman as well as a 38-year-old housewife and another ...

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Three held for separate marijuana seizures- CANU

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 22:22 by Denis Chabrol Three men have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of large quantities of marijuana including more than five kilogrammes of foreign ganja, also known as ‘poppy’, worth more than GYD$1 million, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday night. That law enforcement department of the Ministry of Home ...

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Guyana’s Amazon-like Online market www.stabroekmarket.com to open soon

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 21:45 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana’s major Online marketplace, www.stabroekmarket.com , would be launched before yearend and would offer even products by small-scale businesses to the rest of the world. Addressing the formal opening of the multi-million dollar Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara, he said ...

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Unvaccinated persons can visit govt agencies by appointment only

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government said that only vaccinated persons would be allowed to enter a government ministry or agency, and those unvaccinated would have to make appointments. According to the latest COVID-19 guidelines, access to services being offered by a ministry or government agency is for the most part available ...

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CCJ rules that Trust Company (Guyana) Limited must register with Guyana Securities Council

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 16:23 by Denis Chabrol In a judgment released on Thursday the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal of the Trust Company (Guyana) Limited in the matter of Trust Company (Guyana) Limited v Guyana Securities Council [2021] CCJ 11 (AJ). The Court affirmed the orders of the Guyana Court of Appeal. The ...

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Only vaccinated bus, boat operators can work- government

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 16:06 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government said minibus speedboat operators must prove that they are vaccinated, in keeping with the latest COVID-19 guidelines, before they could be allowed to operate. “In order to transport members of the public, every operator and conductor of any public transportation service shall be vaccinated,” state the ...

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Gamblers, cinema-goers, diners must show proof of vaccination

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2021, 15:41 by Denis Chabrol Owners of casinos, betting shops, cinemas and restaurants will from August 1, 2021 have to ensure that all patrons show proof that they have been vaccinated before they are allowed entry, the latest COVID-19 guidelines published in the Official Gazette state. From August 1, 2021, the guidelines mandate operators ...

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