Internet Radio

Business

Stabroek Market vending: Red Thread accuses Mayor, Town Clerk of double standards; calls for compensation

Red Thread, a women’s rights organisation, on Thursday accused Town Clerk, Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase-Green of double-standards on the removal of street vendors. “When the previous Town Clerk was in office and wanted to remove the vendors, this current Town Clerk and Mayor were fighting against it. Now they are in power they are doing the very thing ...

Read More »

No decision yet on CPL finals venue, talks ongoing- spokesman

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday rubbished claims by the Guyana government that Trinidad and Tobago has out-bid Guyana to hold the finals and semi-finals of CPL 2016. CPL spokesman, Peter Breen told Demerara Waves Online News that negotiations were continuing. “No decision has been yet and negotiations are ongoing with each of the governments.” “It is inaccurate to say that the ...

Read More »

NATA fears govt supporting Correia dominance at Ogle Airport

Even as the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) awaits the outcome of an appeal against the renaming of the Ogle International Airport, the organisation hopes that government will establish long-awaited regulatory mechanisms to help create a level playing field. NATA wants government to urgently set up the Airport Review Panel to ensure OAI’s compliance and give the nine other operators ...

Read More »

Surinam Airways introducing third weekly flight from Miami to Guyana

Surinam Airways announced Tuesday the introduction of a third flight weekly to Georgetown, Guyana beginning May 12. Henk Fitz-jim, the airline’s North America manager said that the flight will be a permanent fixture on the airline’s scheduled service to Guyana and is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese ...

Read More »

World Bank to deepen engagement with Guyana

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed Tuesday a new country engagement note for Guyana for the next two years to strengthen climate resilience, improve education quality and lay the ground for private sector development, the international financial institution said in a statement. “We must ensure that we make the very best choices possible to take advantage of our ...

Read More »

Aborted UK cruise liner’s visit highlights serious maritime navigational, training problems

Although a United Kingdom-based cruise company appeared to have shelved a demand for compensation because a cruise ship aborted plans to dock at Port Georgetown, strong recommendations have been made for modern training of pilots and the installation of proper navigational aids. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the cruise company, All Leisure Holdings Limited, was claiming from the ...

Read More »

Stabroek revamp in quagmire; owner padlocks gates to land assigned to vendors

As the City Constabulary continued to seize the stalls belonging to vendors in the Stabroek Market square, the gates to the land they were supposed to occupy were padlocked. On Monday the bus parks where changed with distinct modifications. Vendors could be seen still attempting to secure their belongings as officers from the City Constabulary did their work. However another ...

Read More »

Mixed reactions about Stabroek Market area restoration

Stalls around the Stabroek Market area were Sunday morning demolished and badly clogged drains cleaned, leaving the more than 100 vendors divided with some saying they feel politically betrayed by a government they voted for. A vendor was heard telling her colleagues that she had collected the identification cards of all her children and had escorted them to the polling ...

Read More »

Major breakthrough in Ramada Princess casino robbery

Investigators have made a significant breakthrough in the robbery committed at the Ramada Princess Hotel early Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a security guard and the search for five other persons, sources said. Police held the security guard who has since admitted to having been involved in planning the robbery with other accomplices in Georgetown. The guard’s arrest ...

Read More »

Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

Read More »