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‘None of them could take me on!’ – Chase Green challenges councillors, threatens legal action

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today, March 27, sternly warned and even threatened legal action against city councillors, whom she accused of making false accusations against her in the public. During a four-hour marathon statutory meeting, the last for this mayoral cycle, Chase-Green said, “I could challenge each and every councillor in here if y’all want …

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Documents show Nandlall lied about man questioned about Crum-Ewing’s murder—Attorney General

by Gary Eleazar Documents residing in the Ministry of Legal Affairs purportedly show that former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, might have been withholding facts when he distanced himself from Rajput Narine—his one-time bodyguard who was arrested, questioned about the 2015 execution of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. This was disclosed by …

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Training flight crash-landed at CJI Airport

An Air Services Limited training flight Monday afternoon crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, a Civil Aviation Authority official said. “The landing gear was damaged on landing,” GCAA Consultant, Howard Mc Calla told Demerara Waves Online News. Neither the pilot nor the trainee was injured. Other sources said only the trainee pilot was aboard …

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Integrity laws to guard against sleaze & malfeasance in public office…as PM declares ‘Oil money not for buying votes at elections’

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s oil money is not for vote buying come election time by any administration in office. As such, the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) government is uncompromising in “the avoidance of sleaze and malfeasance in public office,” as evidence by recent proposals to amend the country’s Integrity …

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US lists required features of Sovereign Wealth Fund; Guyana says draft law “has all”

The United States (US) on Sunday said Guyana’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) should be set up and governed in such a manner to ensure it is free from interference and cannot be violated- something government said it is well on its way to doing. Addressing the opening of the inaugural Guyana Oil and Gas …

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General strike declared in French Guyana – World Socialist Web Site

General strike declared in French GuyanaWorld Socialist Web SiteA few weeks before the French presidential elections, French Guyana is paralyzed by a general strike. Strikes and road blockades have been ongoing for a week in this French overseas depart...

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US lists required features of Sovereign Wealth Fund; Guyana says draft law “has all”

The United States (US) on Sunday said Guyana’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) should be set up and governed in such a manner to ensure it is free from interference and cannot be violated- something government said it is well on its way to doing. Addressing the opening of the inaugural Guyana Oil and Gas …

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Trinidad’s Petrotrin ready to refine Guyana’s oil

Trinidad and Tobago will be able to refine Guyana’s oil although the quality is different, contrary to a former Energy Minister of that twin-island country, a senior official of that Caribbean nation’s oil company. Vice President (Refining and Marketing) at the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin), Astor Harris told Demerara Waves Online News …

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Manufacturers petition Govt. to remove VAT on forest products

by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) has launched a petition against the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on Forest products—a move that has since increased the cost of production locally and causing local products to be unable to compete with imported products. The petition is currently affixed to saw-mills, …

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