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Five charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

1 min ago

Five men appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with the murder of kidnapped businessman, Rajendra Singh and were all remanded to prison .

West Canje man fatally shot in property dispute

3 hours ago

At about 1730h .

Budget passed

…$37.4B lighter

Avoiding a showdown that could have triggered general elections, the National Assembly last evening passed an appropriation bill for government’s 2014 budget, after APNU and the AFC chopped $22 .

Tourist injured by falling debris from Robb St building

A tourist was yesterday injured by falling debris from the “The City Food Court” building under construction at the junction of Robb and Camp streets .

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Culture Minister bombarded with queries on art fund

-$2.4B approved

Estimates totalling some $2 .

Five for court over murder of Enmore businessman

-close friend of victim among accused

Five men will today be appearing in a city magistrate’s court to be charged with the murder of kidnapped Enmore businessman Rajendra Singh and according to a police source it was telephone records that ensured that all the major players were arrested .

Luncheon back at work

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr .

Customs officer remanded over cocaine in mail

-has been with GRA for nine years

A Guyana Revenue Authority officer accused of trafficking in cocaine via mail was yesterday remanded to prison when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

UWI seeks to lure more Guyanese applicants

Seeking to attract more Guyanese to the University of the West Indies (UWI), Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Clement Sankat yesterday told local students that the institution can help nurture them into becoming the region’s next leaders .

Prairie International Hotel up for sale

The Prairie International Hotel, located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, is up for sale .

Bronchitis cause of daycare death – PM report

A post-mortem examination performed on the body of four-month-old Phillip Pratt has revealed that he died of complications from bronchitis .

Full forensic audit of Gold Board ordered

A full forensic audit has been ordered into the operations of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) as police continue a probe of a fraud at the operation that reportedly could involve the loss of tens of millions of dollars .

Judiciary to be funded by direct charge on Consolidated Fund

…following amendment by Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Tuesday presented a revision of the 2014 budget paving the way for the judiciary to be financed via a direct charge on the Consolidated Fund .

Two men jailed for 20 years over Tain murder

At the Berbice High Court yesterday, Justice Diana Insanally sentenced two men to 20 years imprisonment each for the June 3, 2012 murder of Marlon Andrew Ramcharran .

Police probing response to wake house robbery

Police are investigating the reported non-response to calls placed to the 911 emergency hotline number by victims of a robbery at a wake house on Monday night, Police Public Relations Officer Ivelaw Whittaker said .

Charlestown man jailed six years for robbery spree

A Charlestown man was yesterday sentenced to six years imprisonment after being found guilty of six counts of armed robbery committed late last year .

Courts donates stoves, footballs to Buxton Youth Developers

The Buxton Youth Developers (BYD) are now beneficiaries of a donation made by Courts Guyana .

Ganja trafficker was making  ends meet – court told

Ganja trafficker was making ends meet – court told

An Albouystown man will be a guest of the state for the next three years, after he admitted to trafficking in nearly 200 grammes of cannabis yesterday when he appeared in a city court .

Severe damage to vehicles after collision

An early morning smash-up at the corner of Charlotte and King streets yesterday left a passenger bus and a car badly mangled and the metal doors of a store dented .

D’Urban St murder accused for retrial after jurors split on guilt

Anthony Morrison, who was on trial for the murder of his common law wife, will have to face a retrial after a jury failed to return a unanimous verdict on his guilt yesterday .

Labourer accused of assaulting partner with iron

-after refusal to have sex with him

A labourer accused of assaulting his partner with an iron over her refusal to be intimate with him was yesterday remanded to prison after strong objections were raised to his being released .

US urges Guyana to back sanctions against Ukraine `destabilizers’

The United States yesterday called upon the Government of Guyana to join it in imposing targeted sanctions on individuals seen to be destabilizing Ukraine and those providing material support to Russian leadership .

NCN, GINA $$ cut

NCN, GINA $$ cut

-host of other entities left bereft in crossfire

Targeting proposed budgetary allocations for both the National Communica-tions Network (NCN) and Government Information Agency (GINA), the parliamentary opposition yesterday voted down the entire $5 .

Baby dies at day care

Baby dies at day care

A four-month-old baby died yesterday morning at the Mothers’ Union Day Care after care workers said that he was having trouble breathing .

Kitty wake raided by gunmen

-cash and jewellery taken

A wake house was raided by three gunmen on Monday night on Shell Road, Kitty and one man’s attempt to contact the police via 911 produced no result .

Funding for GDF, Parliament Office among $17.5B in allocations cleared

The Committee of Supply last evening approved more than $17 .

Princess Hotel for Ramada rebranding

Princess Hotel for Ramada rebranding

-US$5M renovations planned

The Princess Hotel & Casino is being rebranded under international hotel chain Ramada and its management plans on investing over US$5M on renovations as it aims to attract more international travellers into Guyana for tourism and business .

AG warns city council of contempt proceedings over Sooba

AG warns city council of contempt proceedings over Sooba

The City Council has been told by Attorney General Anil Nandlall that it faces contempt of court proceedings if it makes any attempt to replace Town Clerk Carol Sooba and Mayor Hamilton Green is now seeking advice on the matter .

Assault on PM’s son proven – prosecutor argues

Assault on PM’s son proven – prosecutor argues

The police yesterday closed its assault case against Tenza Lane, the woman charged with attacking the Prime Minister’s son, Samuel Hinds Jnr .

DPP returns Ashni Singh file to police

DPP returns Ashni Singh file to police

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has returned the case file into Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh’s car accident on Republic night to the police .

Region Five REO wants probe of son’s death

Region Five REO wants probe of son’s death

Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 5, Ashford Ambedkar is calling for an inquiry into the accident at Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice on Wednesday night which claimed the life of his son .

Concealed weapon used to clean fish

-taxi driver tells court

Taxi driver Deon Tulkaram, accused of having a concealed knife in his possession, was yesterday placed on bail after he explained that the “offensive weapon” was what he used to help his father clean fish .

Concealed weapon used to clean fish

-taxi driver tells court

Taxi driver Deon Tulkaram, accused of having a concealed knife in his possession, was yesterday placed on bail after he explained that the “offensive weapon” was what he used to help his father clean fish .

PNCR continues local govt  elections drive at Paradise

PNCR continues local govt elections drive at Paradise

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Sunday held a General Members meeting at the Paradise Primary School, East Coast to prepare Party members for Local Government elections .

Human Services Ministry has 42,500 old age pensioners on roll

Human Services Ministry has 42,500 old age pensioners on roll

-allocations approved

The $9 .

Cane Grove road revetment project about 40% complete - Ministry

Cane Grove road revetment project about 40% complete – Ministry

The revetment project at Cane Grove main access road, Mahaica, Region Four is progressing smoothly with the contractor completing around 40 percent of the task so far, according to the Ministry of Public Works .



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