Category Archives: Business

Hinds’Sight – The Real State of Villages …something has to be done fast

Hinds’Sight – The Real State of Villages …something has to be done fast

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

October 4, 2015 –  By Dr. David Hinds

I HAD the privilege of visiting several African-Guyanese villages as part of the Cuffy 250 Committee’s community outreach. During those visits, we got an opportunity to talk to villagers about the state of their communities and their views on contemporary politics. We also got to see for ourselves the real state of the villages; and what we discovered was shocking, even for those of us who interfaced with those villages on a regular basis.

It became clear to us that the change of government removed the lid on a lot of pent-up frustrations. The communities had mastered the art of masking their hurt and neglect.   Continue reading

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana” + video

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana”

MG Joseph Singh

OCTOBER 4, 2015 | BY KNEWS |

THE David Granger-led Administration during the next five years will place significant attention on shoring up the country’s physical infrastructure and improving the welfare of the poor and the homeless.The National Task Force Commission headed by Major General (ret’d) Joseph Singh is the oversight body for this transformation under Project Restore Guyana, which is expected to completed by 2020.

Even as the multi-disciplinary Task Force to restore Guyana as a land of great attractiveness and prosperity is set to complete its regional outreaches, it has already begun receiving proposals from several municipalities and regions for enhancement projects.   Continue reading

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

October 3, 2015 | By | By Kiana Wilburg
President Granger says the claim is “spurious”, “does not change the price of rice.”

It appears that Suriname, Guyana’s continental neighbour to the east, will follow in Venezuela’s footsteps as it is now resurrecting its claim on the New River Triangle. This area is said to be one of Guyana’s prime locations with pristine fauna and rich mineral resources. This area is referred to as  Tigri-Guyana  by the Suriname.

According to de Ware Tijd, a local news outlet of the Dutch speaking nation, the Suriname President Desi Bouterse during his annual address to the Parliament, told his National Assembly that the New River Triangle (Tigri) issue will be “back on the agenda.”   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 03 October 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 03 October 2015 – Kaieteur News

(see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Granger vindicated for scrapping Amaila after meeting IDB President

OCTOBER 3, 2015 | The 165MW Hydro Electric Power Plant that was being pursued, as conceived by the previous administration at Amaila Falls, was not viable. The new administration has since been vindicated in its decision not to proceed with it. This is according to Head of State, President David Granger, who yesterday provided an update following a meeting […]

Facts coming out of GuySuCo’s COI spell doomsday for Sugar Industry, unless…

OCTOBER 3, 2015 |  By Abena Rockcliffe     GuySuCo is bankrupt; sugar is being produced at a price that knocks Guyana off of the competitive market and factories countrywide are operating at a loss. This is the dire situation that the Commission set up to examine the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has found. With such facts, observers […]    Continue reading

Guyana: Granger wants US to assist in dealing with border claims

Granger wants US to assist in dealing with border claims

Granger holloway revFriday, 02 October 2015  -by   – Demerara Waves

Photo: President David Granger shakes hands with newly accredited US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway.

President, David Granger on Friday openly lobbied the United States (US) for support against claims to Guyana’s territory.

“Guyana looks forward to the support of the United States of America in its legitimate quest to protect itself against terrorism, transnational crime and threats to its territorial integrity,” he told American Ambassador Perry Holloway at the presentation of his credentials as the US’ new envoy to Guyana.  Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 02 September 2015

GUYANA- Latest News – 02 September 2015- Kaieteur News

  (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Government still to be paid in full for GT&T shares

OCTOBER 2, 2015 | …Hong Kong buyer has US$5M outstanding …The Guyana Government is still to be paid in full for the 20 per cent shares it once owned in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T and which was managed by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). Those shares were sold by NICIL to Datang Telecom […]

Government emergency fund almost empty

OCTOBER 2, 2015 |  ..a result of three years of unapproved PPP advances… The Contingencies Fund, an account set aside under the laws of Guyana for the Minister of Finance to tap into in case of emergencies, is currently at a critical stage with limited funds available to the current administration, should an urgent situation arise. Auditor General Deodat […]    Continue reading

The Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2015

The Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2015


Transforming the Lives of People for a Better World. 

Dear Friend,

Over the past weeks, teams of Guyana Foundation volunteers have been going into the streets of Georgetown to conduct surveys of some of our most vulnerable citizens.

They brought back heartbreaking stories of homelessness, hopelessness, addiction, and a multitude of unaddressed mental health needs. They also shared about the yearning of these disadvantaged groups for a renewed sense of dignity and self-worth.  Continue reading

British PM announces US$544m development package for Caribbean

British PM announces US$544m development package for Caribbean

Published on October 1, 2015 – Caribbean News Now

cameronPhoto: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (right) looks on as Chief of Defence Staff Major General Antony Anderson is introduced to British Prime Minister David Cameron (third right), by British High Commissioner to Jamaica, David Fitton (left). Prime Minister Cameron arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on September 29 for a two-day official visit.

UK Offers Caribbean Aid Over Reparations 

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £360 million (US$544 million) development package for the Caribbean, which will provide grants for infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.  Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 01 October 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 01 October 2015  – Kaieteur News

        (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Government reverts to GTT internet for eGovernance

OCTOBER 1, 2015 | – pulls Guyana from ‘dark ages’ …… The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), five years ago offered the Bharrat Jagdeo Government its internet service to support the eGovernance project, at a nominal fee. The administration declined the offer. The Jagdeo administration instead chose to invest billions of tax dollars to land a separate fiber optic […]

GPSU wants an end to poverty stricken public servants – Yarde

OCTOBER 1, 2015 |   Even as the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) works to address some of its on-going issues, the body reportedly suffered tremendously under the previous government, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration. But even with change in the form of a new government, the GPSU will be keeping watch to ensure that previous indiscretions are […]    Continue reading

Maduro says Venezuela’s troop deployment was anti-narcotics operation; avoids direct reference to border controversy

Maduro says Venezuela’s troop deployment was anti-narcotics operation; avoids direct reference to border controversy

29 September 2015 16:35 Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Maduro at UNPhoto: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday stayed clear of any direct reference to the border controversy with Guyana, but instead said the recent troop deployment had more to do with is country’s fight against drug trafficking.

“With all due respect in this General Assembly of the United Nations, we had to carry out an operation along our borders with Colombia and Guyana.   Continue reading


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,245 other followers

%d bloggers like this: