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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mining accounts for 85% of deforestation rates

Mining activities are accounting for 85 percent of Guyana’s deforestation and degradation rates while logging is responsible for 2.5 percent. This is according to Natural...

Jagdeo among key int’l figures attending World Sustainable Development Forum in Mexico City

Guyana's Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, is currently attending the first World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF) being held in Mexico City under the theme...

Iwokrama launches bird guide

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development has announced the publication of its bird guide. According to the Centre, ‘Guide to the...

US$50M bauxite project for Bonasika

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, on Thursday, received a courtesy call from Executive members of the First Bauxite Corporation (FBX) at the Ministry...

Cevons, Puran Brothers to resume collection after meeting with Central Govt, M&CC

Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal are expected to resume garbage collection in the city, after assurances that they will be paid outstanding...

Gov’t partnering with GGGI to roll out rooftop solar project by 2019

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be undertaking a project in rooftop solar for commercial and...

Oil spill from Exxon reaching offshore possible but unlikely- EPA study

An environmental study undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the likelihood of an oil spill offshore Guyana as part of...

City gets face-lift for Ghana’s President State visit

As Guyana prepares for the State Visit of Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo Addo, the Capital city has received a face lift. Town Clerk (ag) Sharon...

President calls on Guyanese to curtail use of single-use plastics on World Environment Day

"Plastic pollution represents a serious challenge to Guyana’s environmental security. Plastic pollution is dangerous. It has contributed to congested drainage systems; resulted in flooding...

Miners body lobbying Govt to review tax system

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has made an appeal for the Government to review the current tax system involving miners with...

Recent Articles

Jagdeo says Sept. 18 was ‘red line’ day; calls for decisive action from GECOM...

Exactly three months after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) validated the December 21, 2018 passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Coalition...

GECOM Chair to advise President on elections tomorrow

Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice Claudette Singh has committed to advising President David Granger on the entity's readiness to have elections. See...

Guyana’s first E-Library launched at North Georgetown Secondary School

The North Georgetown Secondary School celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style by launching the country's first e-library, which costs some $10.5M. This innovative project...

Truck driver in fatal Agricola accident charged

Danion Welcome, the driver of the truck involved in the horrific accident at Agricola Public Road, Greater Georgetown, that claimed the life of seven-year-old...

India announces ban on e-cigarettes

(BBC) India's cabinet has announced a ban on the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes, saying they pose a risk to health. An executive...

CPL 2019: Lewis and Khan guilty of Code of Conduct breach

During Match 14 of the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League both Evin Lewis of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Ali Khan of...

Pensioner dies in Corriverton fire

An 85-year-old man perished in a fire at his home at Scottsburg, Corriverton, Region Six. Stanley Brown, an amputee, was trapped in the upper-flat of...

Leopold St. residents start fire to protest killing of man allegedly by police

Residents of Leopold Street, Georgetown this morning took to the street burning objects, protesting the shooting to death of a fellow resident, allegedly by...

“I’m uncomfortable with a restricted Govt” – Pres. Granger

President David Granger this morning said he is not comfortable having to run a caretaker government which has a lot of restrictions on its...

King says no decision yet on if he will return as Town Clerk

Days after the High Court reversed the dismissal of Former Town Clerk Royston King, paving the way for him to be reinstated at the...