Jagdeo blasts gov’t over catfish fiasco

Opposition Leader  Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday plastered the APNU+AFC government for not taking determined action to avoid the ban that has now been placed by the US on catfish imports from Guyana.

Unemployment rate 12%, new survey finds

A new Guyana Labour Force Survey has calculated that the unemployment rate stood at 12% in the third quarter of last year, with disproportionately high numbers of both women and youth aged 15 to 24.

Up and running: A class in session at the University of Guyana’s School of Enterprise, Business and Innovation.

UG School of Business upbeat after first semester

After we had spoken with Visiting Professor at the University of Guyana’s School of Enterprise, Business and Innovation (SEBI), Professor Leyland Lucas, and his support staff early last week, we headed across to the new facility created to house the School.

Avocado now in ‘super fruit’ league

While most types of fruit produced in the Caribbean have traditionally been considered to be largely of niche market value, reports emanating from JAMPRO (Trade and Investment, Jamaica) the state-run agency set up to promote business opportunities in export and investment, point to a drift of some fruit onto the mainstream market.

Forensics laboratory

Fighting crime in any country in the world is an ongoing battle for control and dominance – first by the criminals seeking to get away with actions that harm the society as a whole, and then, the society fighting back through the criminal justice system, in an attempt to curb the criminality, and to capture and punish the perpetrators as a form of redress for the victims and society, and as a deterrent to others.

Majority of Chronicle board agrees fate of columnists lies with Editor-in-Chief

The board of the Guyana Chronicle has decided by majority vote that it does not have the power to reverse a decision made by Editor-in-Chief Nigel Williams to fire columnist David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis.

Accused in rape of girl, 16, found not guilty

A man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl was yesterday afternoon found not guilty of the crime.

Bishops’ teacher gets $300,000 bail on sexual activity with child charge

A city magistrate yesterday granted bail to Bishops’ High School teacher Coen Jackson, who is charged with the offence of sexual activity with a minor.

Chase-Green re-elected as Mayor

Councillor Akeem Peter of APNU+AFC is the new Deputy Mayor of Georgetown while Patricia Chase-Green will have a third term as Mayor after a City election which saw AFC councillors “kicked to the curb.” Peter who is a member of the PNCR, the largest party in the APNU coalition, was elected unopposed after former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan was prevented from nominating the incumbent Lionel Jaikaran.

New board for GuySuCo remains in flux

Despite the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) on Wednesday naming a Board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Minister of State Joseph Harmon yesterday stressed that the issue is still engaging the attention of Cabinet.

Cop detained after found with colleague’s stolen motorcycle

An intelligence-led operation by ranks of the Guyana Police Force has resulted in the detention of one of their juniors yesterday about 9.30 am after he was found in possession of a stolen motorcycle belonging to another member of the Force.

Police destroy Ebini ganja farm

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Wednesday conducted another major drug eradication exercise in the Berbice River, a release from the police said yesterday.

Number One Village pensioner loses everything in fire

A Number One Village, Corentyne 72-year-old woman yesterday midday lost her house and all of her belongings in a fire suspected to be of electrical origin.

Make-up artist held over fugitive charged with assault

Make-up artist Lolita Callender, called ‘Lola,’ was yesterday brought before a city magistrate and charged with assault.

Lodge man wanted over death by dangerous driving

Jamaul John, 25,  is wanted by the police  in connection with the death by dangerous driving of Desmond Grandsoult on Vlissengen Road, Bel Air Georgetown on 2017-12-18 Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of John is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 226-2870, 229-2655, 229-2289, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest police station.

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