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Guyana to be remapped for better land management, mineral location

The Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun plans to map Guyana properly for the first time since the 1960s to assist government and the private sector about land use and mineral deposits, GLSC Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Benn said. Benn said Region One (Barima-Waini) would be the firs to be mapped, a process that could take at ...

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6,000 acres of Demerara lands for housing, commerce, industry and agriculture

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be opening up some 6,000 acres of state land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes in Region 4. GLSC’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Trevor Benn, in making the announcement, said the move would see Guyana advancing to the 21st century in infrastructure that will encompass better roads and sidewalks, green spaces and a mix of ...

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Small businesses to be screened for govt’s 20 percent contract procurement scheme

Small businesses in Guyana will from January 1, 2019 be able to access 20 percent of government contracts for  goods and services, even as government’s Small Business Bureau said they would be screened to avoid big companies from setting up small businesses to front for them. Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Bureau, Dr. Lowell Porter said long-established small ...

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Jagdeo shies away from publicly supporting Irfan Ali for PPP presidential candidacy; announcement expected before year-end

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday declined to say whether he supports Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali to be his party’s presidential candidate, but he did not believe criminal charges should be a factor. “Do you think I will come to a press conference and say who I’m supporting? I’ll discuss that there ...

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BREAKING: Former Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

Former Minister of Home  Affairs, Ronald Gajraj died on Saturday at the Woodlands Hospital where he was rushed earlier in the day, former President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar said. Gajraj was 65 years old. It was unclear what was the cause of death, but sources indicated that most likely he suffered a heart attack. He served as Home Affairs Minister ...

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House Speaker opposes Court action on Prime Minister’s presence in the House

House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland does not support High Court action on the issue of whether the Prime Minister, while performing presidential duties, should sit in the National Assembly to the Standing bipartisan Committee on Constitutional Reform. “In matters such as these, it has been our wont to have recourse to our Justice System for the solution. I do not recommend ...

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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled due to “life threatening risk”- Food and Drugs Dept

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on Friday announced the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn “due to under-processing which poses a life threatening risk to consumers.” “More than 60,000 cases of Del Monte’s Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers are being recalled because the ingredients weren’t adequately processed,” the Guyanese agency said, adding the move was ...

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Guyana among countries to benefit from US$2.6 million Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the Region’s cultural and creative industries in Guyana and other borrowing member-nations. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 million contribution from ...

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P&P Insurance Brokers ups annual donation to organisations

P&P Insurance Brokers on Friday announced an increase in its annual donation to senior citizen, children homes and other non-governmental charitable organisations. The insurance company handed out a total of GYD$1.5 million to 12 organisations at its annual presentation function held on Friday, 14th December, 2018 at its new office located at 272/273 Lamaha Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The presentation this ...

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