New house-to-house registration could derail polls, PPP warns

The opposition PPP yesterday said that the PNCR’s call for a house-to-house registration exercise to produce a new voters’ list “reeks of desperation” and could derail local government elections set for later this year and even the 2020 general elections.

Walkout shuts down GGMC’s Brickdam office

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s (GGMC) Brickdam Office was shut down yesterday morning after scores of workers walked out, in protest against the ongoing mercury burning at the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) lab.

Us and them politics

A riveting sequence towards the end of Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary ‘13th’ intercuts scenes of racial violence from the 1960s with a recording of Donald Trump speaking at a rally – shortly after he has been heckled by an African American protester.

No fort is strong enough

In last week’s column I wrote about a pervasive anxiety about the state of things in general which currently focuses on the seemingly unstoppable spread of criminal activity and violent crime in society.

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Thomas calls for local ownership of corruption fight

With the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) close to mounting its first set of cases, its Director Professor Clive Thomas yesterday made an appeal for Guyanese to take ownership of the fight against corruption, while saying that there has been an over-reliance on foreign help.

30 law enforcers on frontlines of corruption battle

Thirty law enforcers are now on the frontlines of the battle against corruption following UK-funded training and Crime Chief Paul Williams yesterday urged them to push back against superiors who insist on doing things the old-fashioned way.

US$3.5M Shelter Belt rehab expected to improve city’s water quality

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) yesterday signed an agreement with a Mexican company for the rehabilitation of the Shelter Belt, which is expected to significantly improve the quality of water supplied to residents of Georgetown.

Cummings Lodge guard dies after being hit by car in Sophia

An elderly cyclist was fatally struck by a car last evening along Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.

US$20M World Bank loan to help with oil and gas laws, skills – Jordan

The government will be channeling the bulk of a soon to be accessed US$20 million oil and gas capacity building loan from the World Bank into hiring of skilled personnel and training to maximise oversight of the sector.

Berbice Bridge Company silent on overdue maintenance works

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) is yet to state how it will raise the funds to finance bridge maintenance works, which are more than a decade overdue.

Region must optimise use of available energy resources

While the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is determined to make sure that the region benefits from renewable energy and energy efficiency, countries need to bear in mind that they are owners of resources, including oil and gas, which should not be allowed to stand idly, according to Barbados’ Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy Darcy Boyce.

Organisers seek to make Jubilee-inspired Guyana Carnival tourism calendar staple.

The inspiration to host the Guyana Carnival came from Guyana’s 50th Independence Jubilee celebrations, says Chairman of the organising committee Bobby Vieira, who is hopeful that the event will be another tourism-boosting calendar activity.

Second woman succumbs after Number 58 accident

The death toll from the crash at Number 58 Village, Corentyne on Monday has climbed to two after the elderly survivor succumbed to her injuries on Thursday evening at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Six held at Supply roadblock charged with attempted robbery

The six men held at a roadblock after the attempted robbery of a poultry farmer at Supply, East Bank Demerara, were yesterday charged with the crime.

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