• Gov’t downplaying tax burdens in budget, Jagdeo says

    -estimates $25B increase in VAT yield

    Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday accused the government of trying to play down the “humun-gous tax burdens” that the proposed 2017 national budget would place on citizens, while estimating that the measures would net an increase of roughly $25 billion dollars in Value-Added Tax (VAT) alone. 0

  • Columbia

    Nandesh Jagernauth and Haimraj Gobin
    12 hours ago

    Some 2,000 people live in the small village of Columbia, on the Essequibo Coast, which fits snug between Aberdeen and Affiance and the majority of them are Hindus, while a few are Muslims. 0

  • GGMC writes to Chancellor for appointments to clear backlog of mining cases

    Carl Singh

    In a bid to clear a huge backlog of mining cases, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has written to acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh requesting that five magistrates be appointed as hearing officers to deal with the matters. 0

  • Proposal to garnish tax debt similar to VAT regulations – Jordan

    The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act that would allow the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to garnish funds from bank accounts, will almost mimic those already in place in the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act of 2005, though they have not been used. 0

  • Team heads to Kato after meningitis death

    Meningitis has claimed the life of a child living in Kato, Region Eight and has left his brother hospitalized in a serious condition, Minister in the Ministry of Health Dr. 0

Today's Frontpage »

  • Budget Focus 2017

    Focus on Guyana's National Budget 2017 represents the twenty-seventh edition of this Ram & McRae annual publication which highlights, reviews and comments on the major issues surrounding and raised in the National Budget.

  • Kaneville woman crushed to death by lorry

    Dead: Mary Rudolph Williams

    A Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident was on Friday afternoon crushed to death by a motor lorry while she was walking along the Haags Bosch Access Road at Eccles, EBD. 0

  • City Hall extends amnesty on property rates’ interest

    Georgetown residents have been granted a two-week extension on the amnesty on the interest accrued on unpaid property rates. A statement issued yesterday by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) advised that the amnesty on interest on rates has been extended to December 16, 2016. 0

  • City Markets committee suggests three sites for vendor relocation

    With the December 31, deadline for the end of vending at the so-called Parliament View Mall approaching, the Markets and Public Health Committee of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has identified three possible sites to relocate the vendors. 0


Nandesh Jagernauth and Haimraj Gobin

Some 2,000 people live in the small village of Columbia, on the Essequibo Coast, which fits snug between Aberdeen and Affiance and the majority of them are Hindus, while a few are Muslims.

The food they eat

Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their eating habits; whether they consider their diets to be healthy, what they can do to improve it and if a family history of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension influences their diet in any way.

  • Kenny Hercules makes his debut on stage


    Kenny Hercules was one of the up and coming models given the opportunity to walk the runway at the Pegasus Hotel during Guyana Fashion Week three weeks ago and from all accounts he made the stage his and really sold the designs he wore. 0

  • Celebrating our Jubilee

    Jubilee day

    We are still in our Jubilee Year though the ceremonies and celebrations put together to mark the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s independence have passed and gone without matching the hype and hoopla that had been attached to the buildup to the event.