Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

PAHO urges Caribbean countries to tax tobacco, alcohol

PAHO urges Caribbean countries to tax tobacco, alcohol

  The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to implement taxes on alcohol, tobacco and sugar sweetened beverages saying that the taxes can help reduce consumption of…

Re-evaluate electoral system – Carter Centre report suggests to Guyana

Re-evaluate electoral system – Carter Centre report suggests to Guyana

The final report on the 2015 General and Regional Elections from the Carter Centre has been released and the findings have praised the significant milestones for Guyana, including the country…

Inactive Appellate tribunal revived after 20 years

Inactive Appellate tribunal revived after 20 years

The Public Service Appellate Tribunal had new life breathe into it today when President David Granger appointed new members to the body which has been inactive for more than 20…

Computers, internet for indigenous peopleNew

Computers, internet for indigenous peopleNew

  Guyana has joined the world in celebrating World Telecommunications Day today under the theme, ‘Big Data, Big Impact.’ The theme focuses on the power of big data for development…

Justice does not have a face, it is based on principles

Justice does not have a face, it is based on principles

  Dear Editor, Two years ago, a Guyanese exercising his constitutional right of freedom of association and freedom of opinion, while performing duties as a candidate to the poll of the…

The Government says it is too early to give an estimate, but the cost to the country from relentless rains over the past three days could be staggering, considering that…

President defends AG’s behaviour towards Judge

President defends AG’s behaviour towards Judge

  President David Granger believes that Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams’ action before High Court Judge, Franklyn Holder does not warrant an apology. The President was…

GOPIO (NY) SPEECH – 2017

GOPIO (NY) SPEECH – 2017

  After 179 years in Guyana and after 100 years since the abolition of indentured labor, people of Indian origin still struggle for acceptance. Just as the first indentured laborers were…

Two female judges appointment to court of appeal.

Two female judges appointment to court of appeal.

Two more females judges were today appointed to the to sit on the bench of the court of appeal at the state house this morning by President David Granger. Justice…

Guyana gets new Ombudsman

Guyana gets new Ombudsman

President David Granger, this morning, as mandated by the Constitution of Guyana, met with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo at State House, to discuss the appointment of…