Lethem bids President hearty welcome

–as community sheds ‘El Paso’ image, looks to future as a town   LETHEM was on Friday a hive of activity as hundreds flocked the roadways in anticipation of President David Granger’s official declaration of the community of about 7000 persons, a town. Young and old alike lined the streets of Lethem to welcome the

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‘Agri’ talk gives food for thought

–to hundreds of children on Career Day tour HUNDREDS of students from across the country were on Thursday left with some serious food for thought after spending the day talking agriculture with some of the country’s leading minds on the subject. The occasion was an organised tour of four of the country’s leading agricultural agencies,

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Former GRDB officials on $1M bail each

THREE former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members accused of failing to make a proper entry into a register of a company and misappropriation of over $8.5M from the entity were on Friday slapped with 34 fraud related charges. Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jagnarine Singh and deputy general manager,

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AFC supports Granger on GECOM Chair

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is in full support of President David Granger’s decision to appoint Justice James Patterson Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). President Granger appointed Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM late Thursday night hours after informing the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that his third list of nominees for the post

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Dr Surujbally ready to help

— says willing to lend assistance to new GECOM chair  FORMER Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally, said he is willing to lend assistance to his recently appointed successor, retired Judge, Justice James Patterson if the need arises. Though Dr Surujbally said he does not know Justice Patterson personally, he said he is

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Harmon: Teachers’ salary negotiations will take ‘a little longer’

THE multi-year agreement proposed by the Guyana Teachers’ Union(GTU) will cause the process of negotiation to stretch out a little longer, Minister of State Joseph Harmon has said. The minister was responding to questions posed at his post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday about the state of affairs of salary negotiations for teachers, especially since other public

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A renewed sense of duty

WHAT is always an issue, is whether a police force performs its duties in a professional manner and if there is adherence to Human Rights and the Rule of Law. The observance or not, of this enshrined dictum will determine the level of public cooperation and the police’s ability to prevent and solve crimes. The

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 Nothing more than a bunch of rubber stumps

Dear Editor. IF anyone had any doubt before, it has now been made crystal clear that the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown are nothing more than a bunch of rubber stamps. On October 17, 2017, the town clerk dispatched two letters to two members of the City Constabulary, arbitrarily and unilaterally dismissing

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State must act in best interest of the child

Dear Editor, IN February of this year, hundreds of incensed citizens gathered opposite the office of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to protest the implementation of the parking meter system. The public’s outrage was strong and evident. On August 22, 2017, an alleged heinous incident occurred. A 15-year-old boy was reportedly sexually abused by

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iNews Guyana is not news you can trust

Dear Editor, THE Ministry of Public Infrastructure finds itself – once again – denouncing a grossly incorrect report published by the online news outlet, iNews Guyana, this time on October 19, 2017, under the headline “Sheriff St/Mandela Ave upgrade now a US$61M project as price doubles.” A similar article also appeared in the October 19,

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