Stafrei Alexander faces second trial for attempted murder
Murder accused Stafrei Alexander will, next Monday, go on trial again for allegedly shooting his fellow Laing Avenue, Georgetown resident, Curtis Thom. Alexander, who was among the inmates that broke out of the Camp Street prison last year, will stand before Justice Sandil Kissoon and a 12-member mixed jury at the High Court in Georgetown. […]
Shooting death of woman by ex-GDF Captain…PI to start next Tuesday
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Travel Agent, Reona Payne, who was allegedly shot dead by Orwain Sandy, a former Captain in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), will commence next week Tuesday. Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman told the court that the hearing of the PI will begin on that day. The killing occurred […]
Police constable testifies in Kescia Branche murder PI
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of secondary school teacher, Kescia Branche continued yesterday, before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Forty-seven-year-old Matthew Munroe, a taxi driver, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on November 7, last, at […]
Barbados PM wants to deepen cooperation with sub-regional group
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, has signaled her intention to deepen political and economic cooperation with the nine nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). In her first address outside of Barbados since assuming office, Mottley told representatives of the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority which began […]
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has failed since May 2015 to have any meaningful engagement with the APNU+AFC administration. The PSC has been generally ignored by the government. The government has frowned upon their concerns. The government has long viewed the business community as being pro-PPP. As such, it is not surprising that the government […]
Border case at ICJ…Guyana to ask court to rule in its favour
The Government of Guyana, in light of Venezuela refusing to participate in the current court case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), says it intends to ask the court to rule in its favour, even if that neighbouring country is absent from proceedings. This mechanism is part of the statute of the Netherlands-based […]
Venezuela refuses to participate in border case with Int’l Court
Venezuela says it is not recognizing the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the border case filed by Guyana early this year. In a statement yesterday by the Government of Venezuela, the country indicated that it has expressed its decision to not participate in the procedure that the government of Guyana […]
Did CJIA building materials end up at MovieTowne site?- Giftland raises question; wants audit done
One week after what should have been a routine press conference to talk about the progress of MovieTowne’s mega project at Turkeyen and some of its challenges, the fallout is continuing. Yesterday, Giftland’s chief executive, Roy Beepat, raised the question whether materials granted under duty free concessions for the US$150M expansion project at the Timehri […]
W.C.D. accident leaves pedestrian dead, army officer in custody
– unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim Thirty-five year-old Roopchand Ramkellawan of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, was fatally struck down on the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara, around 22:20 hrs on Sunday. The vehicle was reportedly driven by a 28-year-old Guyana Defence Force (Coast Guard) Officer. Ramkellawan, who is the […]
Ministry probes $70M rehab of recently completed Baramita airstrip
Residents of Region One are raising safety concerns and questioning who supervised a multimillion-dollar project to rehabilitate a key runway in Region One. There are clear signs of deterioration, despite the project only completed a few months ago, to the tune of $70M. The contract was announced last June by Minister of State, Joseph […]
ExxonMobil confirms 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well
ExxonMobil in a statement on Wednesday said it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. According to the US based oil giant ...
Three Steps to Help Policymakers Measure Equity in National Education Planning
Malaysia and Samoa are exceptions, which include English as a foreign language, as are Guyana and Niger, which cover science in national examinations. Once again, Ethiopia is forging ahead, including physics, biology and chemistry in its national learning ...
PPP asks Guyana Court of Appeal to hear 2015 elections petition, cites Barbados case at CCJ- Jagdeo
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night announced that his party has asked the Guyana Court of Appeal to hear an election petition that has been “languishing” in the High Court since 2015. Addressing ...
The driver of a state vehicle which crashed into a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole on the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast about 12.15 this morning is dead and a female occupant who was unconscious has regained consciousness and is reportedly in a ...
Today, Caribbean press freedom owes much to that group which included Sir Fred, Ken Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, Oliver Clarke of Jamaica, the late David De Caires of Guyana, and Harold Hoyte of Barbados, to name some of the more prominent For ten years ...
Police and Ministry of Finance to Probe Fraud at Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday June 19, 2018 – Guyana’s Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence today served notice at her ministry that police detectives and Finance Ministry internal auditors will soon begin investigations into the “misappropriation of ...
Hetmyer will return home to Guyana to recover from a recent illness. While there, he will continue his preparations to return for the 2-day practice match against Bangladesh in Antigua. The third test against Sri Lanka, the first ever day/night test to be ...
CARICOM Caribbean Community : PANCAP aims to increase Migrants and Mobile Populations Access to HIV Prevention, Care and Support
The PANCAP-GIZ Migrant Project worked in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Sint Maarten, Suriname and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Each of the GIZ countries has developed a plan for migrants that is intended to sustain the ...
Barrick Gold pulls out of Alicanto joint venture agreement
Alicanto Minerals will retain 100 per cent ownership of the Arakaka gold project in Guyana, South America, following a decision taken by Barrick Gold to pull out of an earn-in agreement first established in March 2016 and last renewed in December last year.
Manchester Resident Participates in US, Caribbean Military Exercise
Nations participating in the exercise include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the ...
Key meeting tomorrow over hosting of CPL 2018 matches
… Stadium booked, paid to host matches OPCO, the local office for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and stadium officials are set to meet tomorrow to finalise the hosting of CPL matches here although there is no firm commitment by either the Guyana Government or the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). A reliable source told Guyana Chronicle yesterday
IN a fitting farewell, National triple-gold medallist Beyoncé Ross was laid to rest at her hometown cemetery in Rose Hall Town in Wednesday. Over one thousand persons, including Minster of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, Director of Sport Christopher Jones and others gathered at the Area ‘H’ Ground to pay final respects and offer support to
15-member team for IPF/NAPF Regional Powerlifting Championship
THE Guyana Amateur Power-lifting Federation (GAPLF) has wasted no time in naming a 15-member team for the 16th Annual IPF/NAPF North American Regional Power-lifting Championship in Mexico City, Mexico set for August 1. Among the members of the team are seasoned veterans such as Nadina Taharally, Paul Adams and Carlos Petterson. Meanwhile Public Relations Officer
GUYANA suffered an 88-point blowout (24-112) at the hand of tournament favourites, Dominican Republic, in their final game at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) women’s Caribbean Championship in Suriname on Tuesday. Mariam McKenzie, Guyana’s leading scorer in the tournament finished the game with 12 points while Genille Ifill was the next best scorer with four
Rose to captain Guyana at CBC Championship in Suriname
EIGHTEEN-year-old point guard Stanton Rose Jr will become the youngest player to captain Guyana at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship, after he was named as the leader for the side selected by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) yesterday. Rose, who led Guyana to a first-time series win (2–1) against Barbados two weeks ago
The Government of Guyana (GoG) yesterday released a draft of the National Sports Policy Draft, available in wide circulation online. According to a release, the policy forms part of sensitization on laws governing sports and is a rallying point of discussions, with the GoG calling on stakeholders to peruse and provide responses on the Draft.
`We will proceed’ …Guyana seeks ICJ ruling on border controversy
…as Venezuela refuses to defend claims THE Venezuelan Government has declined to defend its claim over the Essequibo at the International Court of Justice, saying that it does not recognise the jurisdiction of the court in the matter, although calling it an “honourable international justice body,” in a statement issued on Monday. However, Guyana says
Region 3 REO calls for investigation By Indrawattie Natram RESIDENTS living in San-Souci and Meville- two villages on the Island of Wakenaam, Region Three, were on Monday busy cleaning their houses and yards as flood waters continue to recede after excessive high tide over the weekend, breached the sea defence in the area. According to
…files ERC complaint about management ethnic make-up AFTER contending that 90 per cent of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) workforce is made up of Afro Guyanese, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appointed commissioners have back peddled on their earlier position, and are now claiming that it is the management of GECOM that is dominated by
–says masters obtained from accredited British university FORMER Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) Vishnu Persaud has refuted allegations that he misrepresented his qualifications while employed at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He’s also rubbished claims that he received a Masters in Elections Management from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) or any other affiliated
Venezuela refusal to face ICJ – former Foreign Affairs Minister Now that Venezuela has made known its intention not to participate in the matter before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the border controversy with Guyana, the Government of Guyana has also announced its intention to proceed with the case and is requesting that […]
Investment concessions – competitor questions whether duty-free fraud occurred Movietowne has distanced itself from any suggestion it had anything to do with what equipment China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) used on its construction; after concerns were raised that the construction company breached a previous Investment Development Agreement (IDA). In an interview with Guyana Times, Movietowne investor, […]
Venezuelans among highest number of foreign TIP victims
A majority of the 68 cases of human trafficking recorded by the Guyana Police Force from January to May of 2018 were Latin American nationals, with Venezuelans heading the list. This revelation was made by acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking In Persons (TIP), Oliver Profitt on Tuesday, who explained that the […]
A miner was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams. Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis when contacted confirmed that the now dead man was “jetting” when the walls of the pit came crashing […]
Guyana-born Dr Narendra Singh receives honarary Law Doctorate
Recognised for his extraordinary humanitarian contributions and as a healthcare leader, Schulich alumnus and physician, Dr Narendra Singh, received an honorary doctor of laws from the Canada-based York University on Monday during the morning Spring Convocation ceremony. Dr Singh has devoted his career as a physician to global paediatric and neonatal healthcare. He recently retired […]
MP demands reason for scrapping Demerara Bridge tender
Finance Minister Winston Jordan has recently been reported in sections of the media as revealing that Government has decided to issue a new “request for proposals for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge” in the wake of an examination of previous requests. This means that previous proposals largely centred on a three-lane bridge across the river […]
Region 5 REO, team expelled from PAC meeting over drug purchases
Lack of accountability for drugs warrantied to Region Five proved a contentious issue before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, and in this regard, Chairman Irfaan Ali had Region 5 Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison and team expelled from the PAC meeting. Ali also instructed the Finance Secretary to consider taking appropriate action against […]
…Agency “dragging foot on matter” – aunt The fraternal aunt of a thirteen-year-old girl who allegedly was sexually molested and penetrated by her step-father is calling on the relevant authorities to address the matter urgently. According to the woman (name given), she believes this matter is being ‘covered down’ by the ministry, since the abuser […]
Venezuela to boycott ICJ case on border controversy
After months of delays, Venezuela has confirmed that it will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana. The Venezuelan Government issued an official statement on Monday outlining its decision not to participate in the United Nations Secretary General-chosen procedure regarding its claim over […]
Brother of chutney singer killed by speeding GDF Officer
Roopchan ‘Charles’ Ramkellawan of Lot 4150 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, the brother of popular Guyanese Chutney singer Mahendra Ramkellawan, was on Sunday evening struck down and killed by a speeding car on the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara. Based on information received, the late 35-year-old was attempting to cross the roadway […]