Internet Radio

Business

GWI spends millions to truck water to Madewini Camp; company clearing debts to major hardware stores

The cash-strapped Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has been spending GYD$400,000 per month for the past three years to truck water to the Madewini Youth Camp at Soesdyke in an area where residents say they have been without potable water for almost two weeks. Residents told Demerara Waves Online News that it will cost GYD$3 million in pipelines to supply water ...

Read More »

Showdown: City Inquiry Commission Chairman tells Mayor Chase-Green to “shut up and listen”; she denies being “rude”

Sparks flew at the beginning of Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green’s testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into the management of the City, eventually forcing Inquiry Chairman, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard to ask her to “shut up” and leave her attitude for City Hall. When told that, as Chairman of Council’s proceedings, she was the “captain of the ship”, Chase-Green’s asking ...

Read More »

Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that CANU only goes after the small and the medium fishes, but ...

Read More »

No minister assigned to oil and gas sector- Official Gazette

Two days after Minister of State, Joseph Harmon rebuffed a Demerara Waves Online News report on responsibilities for Guyana’s oil and gas, the Official Gazette has been changed to now show clearly that only the President and no minister is in charge of that sector. In an October 19. 2018 notice of the Official Gazette, Harmon is no longer responsible ...

Read More »

Jagdeo warns Granger’s plan to strengthen intellectual property rights legislation will make watching Cable TV expensive

President David Granger’s announcement that government would soon pass modern intellectual property legislation has been rubbished by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, saying it would make life hard for for video and music enterprises and expensive for watching Cable television. “This government, when it passes that next year, every video store in this country would have to close that sells these ...

Read More »

Police working on standardised rules for vehicle tint

Police Commissioner, Leslie James Thursday stated that the force is working to ensure the usage of tints on vehicles, “and those of the joint services” are standardised. The issue has been a contentious one, with several people raising concerns about the tinting by motorists of their windscreens. This move is seen as questionable since a driver’s vision can be impaired ...

Read More »

Energy Department Director’s responsibility for oil and gas sector doesn’t diminish its importance – Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in response to whether his responsibilities were being reduced, has reiterated that he only has reporting functions on the oil and gas sector to the National Assembly but that does not diminish government’s priority on the emerging industry. He sought to assure companies that they were not being treated with less importance because they would ...

Read More »

Suspected thief shot in poultry farmyard

A 22-year old man, who was previously charged with break and enter and larceny, was shot dead at after he allegedly attacked a guard and a poultry farmer in the farmyard, police said. Police said the security guard shot the intruder twice. The guard has since been arrested and a licensed shotgun seized. Dead is 22-year old Jarrel ”Dumb Boy” ...

Read More »

20 percent of Public Procurement for Small Businesses from January 2019

The government’s Small Business Procurement Programme is set to be implemented by the Ministry of Business by January 01, 2019. This programme will ensure that small businesses have their fair access to government procurement activities through a transparent and efficient process, government’s Department of Public Information reported Friday. Section 11:1 of the Small Business Act of 2004 provides for at ...

Read More »