T&T swears in sixth President

Trinidad’s sixth President Paula-Mae Weekes was inaugurated today at a ceremony at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Wanted for obtaining by false pretence

Floyd Andrew Primo, 34,  is wanted by the police for obtaining money by false pretence which occurred between 2017-11-01 and 2017-11-30, committed on Leslie Glen, the police say.

Countries propose IMF set up fund for Venezuelan refugees -Meirelles

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Countries concerned with the crisis in Venezuela will propose that the International Monetary Fund set up a pool of resources to assist the tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees that have fled, Brazil Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said today.

Independent third party must check oil revenues

The chairman of Trinidad’s transparency group says that it  is imperative that an independent third party check revenues from the company extracting oil and the subsequent flows to the government.

Catfish exports

It is incomprehensible that the government here was given notification by the US government in November, 2015 of new regulations for Siluriformes (catfish) and failed to take all of the required steps to enable continued exports from Guyana.

Wilson Harris, New World Writer

  Gemma Robinson teaches at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is researching Wilson Harris’s poetry, and is the editor of University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter (Bloodaxe).

ExxonMobil faces fresh tax avoidance allegations in Australia

Even as ExxonMobil announced that it doesn’t expect to pay any corporate taxes to the Australian government until 2021 after an already five-year tax hiatus, the company has  been accused of generating billions in revenue in that country  but using subsidiaries in a scheme designed to avoid paying its dues.

WPA should consider urgently whether to remain in APNU, coalition government

In the wake of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle’s termination of David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis as columnists, WPA executive member Tacuma Ogunseye says that party should urgently put on its agenda whether it should stay in the APNU alliance and the coalition government.

People pressure led to release of oil contracts

President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI), Troy Thomas says he believes that it was pressure from the people that saw “the unprecedented” release of oil contracts by the government.

Quality of police samples has improved – forensic lab head

The Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) has spent a substantial amount of time training police investigators in various aspects of evidence collection and submission and this has resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of samples sent for testing, the facility’s Director Delon France says.

Board member Ruel Johnson disagrees that Chronicle EIC can fire columnists

At least one member of the board of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper is not ready to co-sign a decision that Editor-in-Chief (EIC) Nigel Williams has the authority to fire columnists David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis.

East Coast embankment bridges in dangerous state

Residents of the East Coast of Demerara and drivers who frequently traverse the Embankment Road are calling on the authorities to urgently repair bridges that have developed large potholes and other faults.

Relief council shelter not available for fire victims

The Guyana Relief Council stated yesterday that it is unable to facilitate anyone in its temporary shelter at Ruimveldt at the moment.

Severed sugar workers timid and afraid of diversification – Region Six REO

At Tuesday’s  105th remembrance ceremony for the Rose Hall (Canje) Martyrs, Kim Stephens, the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six suggested that severed sugar workers are “timid and afraid” of diversification.

Armed men rob Camp St water business

A brazen afternoon robbery committed on Ultra Waters on Camp Street yesterday has resulted in the loss of the day’s earnings along with some of the staff’s wages.

Guyana for higher profit share from increased production under Tullow/Eco oil pact

Under the agreement the APNU+AFC government signed with Tullow Guyana B.V. and Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Incorporated, Guyana will receive a 1% royalty and a greater share of profits with increased production.

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