Aurora Gold Mine aborts locals; hires Canadian airline to fly domestic trips
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell For years, it used to be Air Services Limited (ASL), Wings Aviation, Trans Guyana Limited and Roraima Airways. All those companies provided Aurora Gold Mine with domestic flying services. However, they are all now replaced by one foreign airline—Canadian Flyers. Daily, more and more Guyanese entrepreneurs are coming forth with information about […]
Govt. to hire international law firm to negotiate future oil contracts
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell What’s done is done. The APNU+AFC Government has been taking that approach in the handling of the concerns being raised about existing oil contracts. The Coalition has been firm that there will be no reviews or renegotiations. However, the government has vowed to ensure that the nation benefits from the establishment of […]
Guyanese-Canadian murdered in Thomas Street apartment
A manager for one of the largest mining companies in Guyana was found murdered in his 258 Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, apartment Monday night. The body of Neil Whyte, a 42-year-old male of 1608-141 Adelaide Street, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was found by the security guard attached to the apartment complex in which he […]
Dis is de season fuh beauty pageants. Two weeks ago was Mother and Daughter Pageant. Dem boys can’t remember who win de dat pageant. Couple weeks from now is de Miss World Pageant. Dem don’t know who will win. In three months dem will have de PNCR Pageant. Dis one dem boys can predict a […]
Berbice fisherman accused of slashing co-worker’s throat remanded for murder
A fisherman of Whim Village was yesterday charged for the murder of his co-worker at the Whim Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Charlyne Artiga. Reggie ‘Bai’ Ramsammy, of lot 100 Whim Village, Corentyne, Berbice stood before the Magistrate as the charge was read to him. It stated that on May 17, last, at Number 65 Village, […]
GuySuCo has over $3B in outdated Fiat tractor spares in stock
– growing evidence of massive procurement fraud over time The suspicions were there all along. But the evidence was missing. Until now. In recent years, the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has been asking for and receiving billions of dollars annually in bailouts to pay workers and creditors. The fortunes of the company have been […]
Local contractors accuse Aurora Gold Mine of violating obligations – “we are being shafted all around”
By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell Guyanese companies that are au fait with the local content obligations of Aurora Gold Mine are crying foul. Owners of some of these companies, who spoke to Kaieteur News on the grounds of anonymity, are of the opinion that there is a movement to scale down the number of contracts being […]
High Court halts criminal proceedings against Singh, Brassington
Justice Franklyn Holder yesterday handed down a ruling at the Georgetown High Court, which has temporarily halted the criminal proceedings against former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. Singh and Brassington are facing a trial in the Magistrates’ Court for alleged […]
Auditors dig deeper into controversial D’Urban Park project
…still tracking paper trail for monies spent Auditors are continuing to dig into one of the signature projects undertaken by the coalition Government shortly after the May 2015 elections. Several questions still linger about more than $1B spent on the D’Urban Park project, as auditors pursue critical information relating to the initial stages of the […]
US$18M ExxonMobil signing bonus… There is no paper trail of negotiations – Trotman tells Parliamentary Committee
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell The Government of Guyana cannot provide a paper trail accounting for the negotiations it had with oil giant ExxonMobil on the issuance of US$18M that has been dubbed a signing bonus. This is because all exchanges between the government and the oil company were done verbally. This information was revealed recently when […]
Cop freed of charge over shooting of teen after agreeing to $2M compensation
The proceedings against former cadet office Franz Paul, who was charged with shooting a then 15-year-old Alex Griffith during a game of Russian roulette over four years ago, were withdrawn yesterday...
AFC calls for removal of custodial sentences for small quantities of marijuana
Nevertheless, the AFC has renewed its call to all legislators to move with alacrity in upgrading the laws of Guyana to ensure that custodial sentences for small quantities of marijuana are removed from the books in their entirety. “Custodial sentences ...
Tiny Pacific island nation battles oil giant for LNG profits
Irving, Texas-based Exxon plans about $200 billion in capital expenditures through 2025, including in Mozambique, Brazil and Guyana, as well as America’s Permian basin. A more demanding Papua New Guinea could pose a hurdle to Exxon’s plans. Already ...
Regional Award Winners For 2018 NJCAA DI Outdoor Season
Athletes he tutored have qualified in every event area in which he coaches, including two in the high jump. Foster, a sophomore from Guyana, ranks in the top five nationally in both the 800 Meters and the 1500 Meters. Her top times of 2:12.37 and 4:39.63 ...
Sabina Park July 22 - 1st One-day International - Guyana National Stadium, Guyana July 25 -2nd One-day International - Guyana National Stadium July 28 -3rd One-day International - Warner Park, St. Aug. 4 - 2nd Twenty20I - Central Broward Regional Park ...
Sports personalities including Doris honoured at NSC awards
Guyana Times/TVG Akeem Greene cops television journalist of the year award. In photo, Greene (right) accepts his award from Director of Sport Christopher Jones (Carl Croker Photo) Ming in particular has done a commendable job of displaying the Golden ...
Several GPF officers injured in Mahaica accident, were allegedly imbibing
Several members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Tuesday morning following an accident in De Hoop, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) which resulted in the Force’s vehicle crashing into a yard. According ...
Guyana Goldfields Manager stabbed to death in apartment, suspect in custody
A Canadian citizen identified as Neil Whyte, a Supply Chain Manager at Guyana Goldfields Inc. was found in an apartment on Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown with several stab wounds to his upper body. Murdered: Neil Whyte The incident ...
Police Force vehicle careens, topples in yard; policemen injured
A Guyana Police Force vehicle ran off the road and ended up in a yard at De Hoop, Mahaica, resulting in the injury of several members of the force. They were rescued and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. The house was not damaged ...
Giant invasive flatworms found in France and overseas French territories
One relatively small species, Bipalium vagum, was found in most tropical French territories, including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, French Guyana and La Réunion. One species, Diversibipalium sp. "blue" reported from Mayotte, a French island ...
Kosmos Energy (KOS) Provides Update on Suriname Operations
This comprises the Pontoenoe prospect, which shares similar trend from other discoveries in Guyana. The drilling is projected tocommence in the third quarter of 2018. The company owns interest in the Block 45 and Block 42 contract areas under production ...
‘Time to act now’ … AFC ups pressure to decriminalise small amounts of ganja
…PM says too many young people are in jail THE recent jailing of a father of three for the possession of eight grams of marijuana is stirring public debate with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and the Alliance for Change calling for the removal of custodial sentences for small amounts of the herb. Twenty-seven-year-old Carl Mangal
…Pres Granger tells PNCR no fear in working together LEADER of the People’s National Congress (PNC), President David Granger has assured his party’s membership that there is no fear in working together with coalition partners and reminded them that both times the party entered government it was through partnerships. “We are not afraid of coalition…we
A 33-YEAR-OLD Venezuelan woman, who was on trial for aiding to traffic over $100M worth in cocaine to the Pomeroon, was on Tuesday freed of the charge due to the lack of evidence. Angelica Malave was on trial before Magistrate Judy Latchman with evidence being led by Customs Anti-narcotics Unit (CANU) prosecutor Kunyo Sandiford. Malave
Major workshop opens today for City Hall’s restoration
A COMPREHENSIVE and sustainable conservation management plan that will see the restoration of City Hall to its former ‘glory days’ is being launched today. The European Union (EU) is teaming up with National Trust of Guyana this morning, at Duke Lodge, to launch the two-day stakeholder workshop for the restoration plan. For several years now,
… suspect arrested in Canje home THE lifeless body of a supply chain manager attached to the Guyana Goldfields Inc. was found on Monday night in an apartment at Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Dead is 42-year-old Neil Whyte of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to the police, the victim was
-Suspect arrested The lifeless body of a supply chain manager attached to the Guyana Goldfields Inc. was found on Monday night in an apartment at Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Dead is 42-year-old Neil Whyte of Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to the police , the victim was staying at the upper flat
…medical examinations covered under private insurance scheme PRESIDENT David Granger and First Lady Ms. Sandra Granger on Monday completed their first round of medical examinations at the Good Health Medical Centre in Trinidad and Tobago, under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme, and those results indicate a clean bill of health thus far. Mrs. Granger first
–to discuss high seas massacre investigations with local counterparts A VISITING team of four officers from the Korps Politie Suriname (KPS) on Monday engaged Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine on ongoing investigations by both forces into the piracy attacks of April 27 and May 3 on Guyanese fishermen and boats in Suriname. Four boats
…as SOCU intensifies probes into fraud allegations FORMER Finance Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Sasenarine Kowlessar, has been placed on $200,000 bail after spending the entire Monday morning at the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) answering fraud related questions, pertaining to his tenure in office. The Guyana Chronicle was reliably informed, that SOCU
EXECUTIVE member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Joseph Harmon, has signaled his interest to be the chairman of the party by announcing his candidature for the position. “I bring years of experience as a member of the party and I am also someone with experience of managing large organisations,” said Harmon, during an
Price hikes will be passed on to businesses, customers – MP
Changes to exchange rates by GRA The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has issued a notice announcing the a further dip of the Guyana currency versus the United States (US) dollar; which will see increases being borne by businesses when paying customs duties. According to a notice taking effect from May 1, GY$208.05 is to be […]
…ex-colleague in custody Police are investigating the murder of a supply chain manager attached to Canadian Headquartered Guyana Gold Field Inc, whose body was found bound and naked in a pool of blood on Monday night. Dead is 42-year-old Canadian-based Guyanese, Neil Whyte, who joined the staff at Guyana Gold Field in July 2017. According […]
AG’s Chambers unable to locate missing $54M diamonds
…Judge orders trial into matter In just about three months, the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Chambers will have to provide explanations as to why businessman, Ronald Khan’s $54 million worth in diamonds – taken as evidence by Police after it was recovered following a 1994 robbery investigation – went missing. Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln on Tuesday ordered […]
SOCU manipulating steps to charge Jagdeo as former Finance Minister – Nandlall
Another arrest of a former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government Minister has again sparked a debate about the motive behind these arrests by the Special organised Crime Unit (SOCU), and by extension, the David Grange-led Administration, which according to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, is geared towards damaging the reputation of political opponents of the […]
A speeding pickup truck attached to the Mahaica Police Station driven by a Police Constable crashed into a house at De Hoop, Mahaica after the driver reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a cow. Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has ordered an investigation into the accident, which has left three officers with minor injuries and hundreds […]
Breaking: Guyana Gold Fields employee stabbed to death
A Guyana Gold Fields employee was found dead in an apartment at the company’s Thomas Street, Georgetown office. Dead is Neil White. He was found with several stab wounds about his body. More details in Wednesday May 23rd edition of the Guyana Times.
High Court blocks Chief Magistrate from hearing Singh, Brassington case
SOCU charges High Court judge, Justice Franklin Holder has granted an application filed by lawyers for former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Head Winston Brassington, to halt the proceedings at the Magistrates’ Courts with respect to criminal charges of misconduct in public office laid against them. […]
Another former PPP Finance Minister arrested by SOCU
Another former senior People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Government official has been arrested and questioned by officials of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Former Finance Minister and now religious leader, Saisnarine Kowlessar, was on Monday taken in for questioning at SOCU’s Kingston, Georgetown head office, and was interrogated for close to five hours before […]
…escape with millions Three armed men who brazenly stormed the R. Maye Hardware Guyana Inc at Providence, East Bank Demerara on Sunday reportedly carted off millions in cash and other items. Reportedly at about 09:30h on Sunday, the three armed men entered the store and held the security guard and a sales representative at gunpoint. […]
Executive member of the People’s National Congress (PNC) and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has announced that he will be challenging Basil Williams for the position of Chairman of the PNC. Williams, who is also a party executive, is currently the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs. Harmon made the announcement in a short […]