GUYANA – Latest News – 30 September 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 30 September 2015 – Kaieteur News

More companies eye Guyana’s oil sector

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | – Locals warned about Dutch disease  —-By Abena Rockcliffe —- While Guyana is attracting much attention from regional oil companies, and “excitement” is being generated, local manufactures have been warned to be on the lookout for a break out of the Dutch disease. The Dutch disease is the negative impact on an economy of anything that […]

 Canada to provide machines for electronic counting of votes at LGE

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | Canada has expressed its willingness to support the Government of Guyana with theholding of Local Government Elections (LGEs) as well as the setting up of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). Also, the country is willing to assist with the training and development of local Public Servants. This commitment was made by Canadian High Commissioner […]  

 Examining the local sugar industry

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 |Sase Singh is the newest contributor to Kaieteur News. Beginning today and continuing every week, he would be writing on issues that form the conversation point among many a table or. Today he will look at sugar, the commodity that was once king. The relevance of Uitvlugt estate to sugar by Sase Singh. When one  

Crisis looms at GPHC

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | There have always been issues at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation but things recently took a drastic turn for the worse, said a senior Medical officer. There seems to be a direct correlation with the introduction of the current matron into the system and the change in events. The matron’s actions have so far been […]

 High competitiveness on show as bids open for construction of schools in Annandale, Grove

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | During yesterday’s opening of bids at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Ministry of Finance compound, there were several bids for the construction/extension of Nursery and Primary schools under the Region Four Democratic Council. The first school was the Kuru Kuru Primary School, on the Soesdyke, Linden Highway. The engineer’s estimate for extending […]

 Continued violence against women linked to weak enforcement – Public Health Minister

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 |– need for “serious” action plan emphasized ……Violence against women continues to be a national epidemic, a state of affairs that is largely linked to weak enforcement and the absence of a coherent national plan. This is in spite of the passage of legislations such as the Domestic Violence Act and the Sexual Offences Act. […]

Gun amnesty ends today!!!

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | Beginning tomorrow, anyone found with illegal guns and ammunition can expect no mercy from the criminal justice system. Today marks the end of a one-month amnesty for persons to turn in all illegal weapons and ammunition. While the process can be deemed a success, it is still widely believed that there are still a large […]

M&CC Green Volunteer Corps commences cleaning city playgrounds

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | The Georgetown Green Volunteer Corps initiated by the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown, (M&CC) has commenced cleaning of all the community recreational grounds located in the City. The group cleaned Roxanne Burnham Gardens and East Ruimveldt community playgrounds. Group members involved in the activity comprised private citizens and the business community. The group removed […]

 Former MP moves to repossess Pradoville2 lands

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 |Former Member of Parliament (MP) Desmond Trotman has moved to the courts to challenge the sale and transfer of acres of prime ocean-front state lands to former President Bharrat Jagdeo, past government Ministers and other close associates. In a high court motion filed yesterday, Trotman and the Committee for the Defence of the Constitution Incorporated, […]

 Juridical settlement on border claims will favour Guyana – Granger

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | President David Granger is confident that a resort to the court to settle the Guyana-Venezuela border claims will yield a ruling in Guyana’s favour. He was at the time speaking at a press briefing subsequent to his United Nations (UN) facilitated meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, at the UN Headquarters in New York. […]

 NICIL, GPL owe GuySuCo US$11M

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | The cash strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is still to receive some US$11M from the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the balance owed for the purchase of its electricity generation facilities. The confirmation was made yesterday by NICIL’s Communication Manager, Julianna Hutson, in response to an article which pointed out that the sugar […]

 Cops face court on corruption charge

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | Two policemen attached to the traffic department of the Sparendaam Police Station are facing corruption charges for allegedly receiving a bribe of $30,000. They were both released on $20,000 bail yesterday after an appearance before Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Police Constables, Marvin Thomas, 24, of Lot 1680 Amelia’s Ward Linden, and […]

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