Halting of police promotions…President had credible info that spurred decision – Harmon
President David Granger was quite within his rights as the Head of State when he directed the Police Service Commission (PSC) to hold off on any police promotions last month. Speaking to the media during the post-Cabinet press briefings yesterday, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in defending Granger, said that credible information came that spurred […]
Girl, 12, crushed, brother, 8, injured, as Aunt’s house collapses on them
– were in a hammock below A 12-year-old girl met a tragic ending yesterday afternoon when the house in which she was spending her August vacation came crashing down on her and her eight-year-old brother at Lot 317 La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara. The incident happened around 15:00 hrs. Amber and Joshua Richards […]
AK-47 rifle, 196 rounds of ammo found in bushy area in Kingston
Police yesterday recovered a haversack containing an Ak-47 assault rifle and 196 rounds of ammunition in a bushy area at Kingston. The discovery was made at around 18.30 hrs. A release stated that the haversack also contained an extended .380 magazine, 196 rounds of 7.62 x 39, 40 and. 380 ammunition. No arrests were made. […]
By Kiana Wilburg The submission of Guyana’s application for membership into the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was yesterday facilitated at the Ministry of Natural Resources on Brickdam. At the simple ceremony, Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman handed over a copy of the application to Head of the EITI local chapter, Dr. Rudy Jadoopat. The […]
– flee with firearm, cash Bandits struck for the second time yesterday at a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Customer Service Station, this time escaping with the days’ revenue, a firearm, and valuables from staff and customers at the entity’s Parika, Essequibo branch. Kaieteur News understands that the robbers relieved a manager of some $750,000, […]
In spite of oil’s corruptible nature…AFC Executives are not bribable – Gaskin
By Kiana Wilburg While there are a number of instances where oil has led many governments down the dark road of corruption, the Alliance For Change (AFC) is insisting that Guyana’s officials would not be led astray. The Party’s Executive members echoed these sentiments, among other assertions, during a press conference that was held at […]
Legal action ensues over President’s directive to halt police promotions
Legal action has ensued to challenge the constitutionality of the directive by President David Granger to the Police Service Commission (PSC), to halt all Police promotions until further notice. President Granger had “ordered the PSC to halt all promotions. The President’s direction came on the heels of revelations of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into […]
Cotton Tree man burns to death after setting home afire
A West Coast Berbice man is now dead following a morning blaze yesterday. The man reportedly set his house alight after threatening to do so earlier that morning. Dead is Bisram Baldeoram, 52 of Cotton Tree Village. Officials have revealed that Baldeoram and his wife were involved in a heated argument when he threatened to […]
By Enid Joaquin A freak storm Wednesday afternoon swept through the Wismar Housing Scheme and neighboring communities, leaving in its wake several houses without roofs, broken utility poles, uprooted trees and several residents counting their losses. Workers of the Linden Utility Services Cooperative Society Limited (LUSCSL) had their work cut out Wednesday night to restore […]
Guyana and Exxon Mobil …Enhanced capacity, comprehensive legislative arrangement is our aim – Ramjattan
Several nations have experienced a number of difficulties when dealing with oil giant Exxon Mobil. These challenges, which include the avoidance by ExxonMobil to pay up on royalties and taxes due to nations in several cases, has seen them being hauled before the courts. Be that as it may, the Government of Guyana insists that […]
BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Rain halted a promising West Indies fightback after opener Alistair Cook struck his third career double hundred, to put England in command of the day/night opening Test at...
A 12-year-old girl is now dead, while her brother narrowly escaped a similar fate yesterday after their aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara house, which they were under, collapsed on...
CONCACAF tournament ideal for brand building – GFF president
GFF President, Wayne Forde with members of the Guyana U17 Girls National Team Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde said, the CONCACAF Girls U17 Championship provided the ideal stage for the country to build its brand on the international ...
UPDATE: Girl, 12, crushed to death by house in Guyana
(STABROEK NEWS) – A 12-year-old girl is now dead, while her brother narrowly escaped a similar fate yesterday after their aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara house, which they were under, collapsed on them. Amber Richards, of Canal ...
Guyana: Paralyzed teen jailed on gun charges, shooting at cop
(NEWSROOM) – Eighteen-year-old Mark Anthony, who is now paralyzed after allegedly exchanging gunfire with an off-duty policeman during a robbery last September, was on Friday found guilty of three firearm related charges. He was found guilty by ...
That is in line with: Sweden—30 percent; New Zealand—20 percent; and Canada—24 percent. But it's a whole lot less than: Thailan— 55 percent; Guyana —54 percent; Malaysia—51 percent; Iran and Zimbabwe—41 percent. Why is that? My guess is ...
Where is Venezuela and Why Did President Trump Talk about a “Military Option”?
Venezuela is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. It shares borders with Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. The distance between Miami, Florida and Caracas, the capital of ...
Noble Corporation awarded long-term drillship contract by ExxonMobil
The 2013-built drillship Noble Bob Douglas will commence work for ExxonMobil off Guyana in either the first or second quarter of 2018 for a period of three years. The day rate for the contract was not revealed. Meanwhile, Hess has extended its contract ...
Guyana: Jilted husband burns self to death in home after wife leaves
(INEWS GUYANA) – Bisnauth Baldeo Ram of Section ‘A’ Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice reportedly turned the family’s single-storey wooden structure, measuring 20ft by 18ft, into a pyre in which he perished following hours of dispute with his ...
Every Man, Woman and Child in Guyana Must Become Oil-Minded Part 13
Much is being made of the world class calibre of the advisers to the Granger Administration and Minister Raphael Trotman as they construct a path to First Oil in 2020. None of them apparently has told Messrs Granger and Trotman that the first steps should ...
Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave
Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time.
Guyana: U-15 Jaguars beat St Lucia 1-0 in final group match
(GUYANA TIMES) – The National Boys Under-15 football team secured a 1-0 victory over St Lucia in their final group D match in the CONCACAF U-15 men’s football tournament being held in Miami, Florida. However, the result was not enough to help them ...
President vows to intercept criminal syndicates …says few criminal individuals hindering development AMID the recent discovery of two illegal airstrips and a plane in the Rupununi, President David Granger underscored the importance of strong security presence along Guyana’s borders as well as the various ports of entry. He made the comments when he addressed stakeholders
…as storm hits Jawalla village ONE woman is dead and nine buildings were destroyed when a freak storm hit the community of Jawalla, a native Akawaio community in Region 7 (Cuynuni Mazaruni) on Friday. The Department of Public Information reported that initial report suggests that the village in Region 7 was hit by a storm
AMBER Richards,12, was killed on Friday when the house she was spending the August holidays at with her eight-year-old brother collapsed, crushing her as she was swaying in a hammock. Commander of ‘C’ Division, Calvin Brutus, told the Guyana Chronicle that the young lady was swaying in the hammock under the La Bonne Int ention
POLICE on Friday evening found an AK-47 rifle and several rounds of various calibre of ammunition during a raid in Kingston, Georgetown. In a release, the police said ranks acting on information, went to a bushy area in Kingston, Georgetown, about 18:30hrs on Friday and found in a haversack the following illegal items. An AK-47
ACCORDING to a release by the Department of Public Information, Director of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels, confirmed that there was an incident at the Lusignan Prison where several prisoners in Holding Bay 2 scaled a fence and entered Holding Bay 1 with the stated intention of killing a fellow prisoner who they apparently considered to be
…PM says it corrects loopholes in principal act THE Guyana Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has thrown its full support behind the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, with its Chairman Attorney-at-law, Leslie Sobers assuring that the 60 minutes airtime, daily, for public service programmes was not unreasonable. These sentiments were expressed when the Prime Minister, who has responsibility for
Prison director vows to bring down corrupt officers
DIRECTOR of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels, said the smuggling of contraband into the prison continues to pose significant challenges to the service, but he warned that there will be no letup in bringing down corrupt officers and family members of inmates who are bent on breaking the law. Samuels made the comments following another find of
THE Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, which was found by the security forces in the Rupununi last Sunday night, arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on Thursday. The aircraft, which bears registration PR-IMG, touched down around 13:00hrs Thursday afternoon at the CJIA. It was flown by Guyana Defence Force (GDF) pilots and is
…AFC says gov’t abiding by non-disclosure clause of contract THE Alliance for Change (AFC) on Thursday maintained the government’s position that there is no secrecy relative to the emerging oil and gas sector. Chairman of the Party, Khemraj Ramjattan, along with executive member, David Patterson, said the government has to abide by the non-disclosure clause
A 52-YEAR-OLD man perished in a midday blaze at his home at Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice on Thursday. The charred remains of Benauth Baldeoram, also known as Vickie, were found in the ruins of his two storeyed wooden home minutes after the blaze of unknown origin had been put out by firemen. He
Escapees manhunt – 5 still on the run – recaptured Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander for court today By Shemuel Fanfair Lusignan Prison escapee Clive Forde, called ‘El Sinkie,’ met his demise in the community of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown in a violent exchange of gunfire with ranks of the Joint Services in tense and unsettling circumstances in […]
Financial paper No 2 – as Cabinet continues to grant ‘no objections’ to contracts The Government has moved to the National Assembly to seek some $54.1 million in supplemental funding for the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). The money is intended to pay the salaries of the Chairperson and other officials, among other expenses. This was […]
–secures $7.8M in funding Guyana Business Coalition on Health Awareness (GBCHA) Board Chairperson Donna Roberts-Benjamin said the group has secured $7.8 million in funding to strengthen the national response to HIV/AIDS particularly in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). “This year, the GBCHA was awarded the Global Fund Project for $7.8 million. This project will commence on […]
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has hit out at the coalition Government for allegedly making moves to control the legislature and the Judiciary, terming the acts attacks on democracy and saying that the country was heading towards dictatorship, which obtained in the past during the Forbes Burnham regime. “If they succeed in that, then no Government […]
Police, in a statement, have said that 56-year-old domestic worker Amilia Sookdeo perished in a fire of unknown origin which completely razed her 16’ X 10’ dwelling house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara at about 16:00h on Sunday. This victim is said to have had domestic problems. 50-year-old Terrence Prescott, a cane harvester of Enterprise […]
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As part of its plan to break away from being a subscriber-only newspaper to a standard print tabloid for ordinary vendor resale from September, one of our regional republishing partners, the Guyana Guardian, has strengthened the quality of its news content by adding some...