Former Guyanese Health Minister Dr Noel Blackman was on Sunday charged in relation to illegal prescription of pain killers.
Federal authorities, the New York newspaper Newsday said, arrested the Long Island, New York doctor late Sunday at Kennedy Airport.
Saying the APNU+AFC government’s promised “good life” is an “elusive dream” for the working class, opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Irfaan Ali yesterday charged that the proposed $230 billion national budget was designed in such a way to benefit a “select few,” including ministers and contract workers.
Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson last evening announced that 50 homeowners will be given cash grants to upgrade their homes in celebration of the country’s golden jubilee independence anniversary.
While emphasising that government is attempting to create a path for investments and economic growth, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin yesterday reported that the development of industrial estates at Lethem and Belvedere, which had been languishing, would be completed to create at least 1,500 jobs by year end.
The government is making efforts to rebuild a country destroyed under the PPP/C’s rule, according to APNU+AFC MP Michael Carrington, who yesterday urged the opposition to support this year’s proposed $230 billion national budget.
Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources Simona Broomes said the 2016 Budget allocations point to the government’s effort to raise the level of attention given the natural resources sector which can do much to take the economy and country forward.
Two men were yesterday charged with the murder of two young girls and their father, who died as a result of an early morning fire that was started by arson at Robb and King streets, Georgetown, just over a year ago.
The suspect into the murder of Ramkarran Mohanlall, who was stabbed to death last Wednesday evening, is currently a patient at the West Demerara Regional Hospital under police guard after he attempted to take his own life.
Police in Berbice are investigating the torching of a metal cabinet, resulting in the destruction of over $10 million in pension and public assistance books, at the Ministry of Social Prote-ction’s Probation and Welfare Services Office at Princess Elizabeth Road, in New Amsterdam.
Anthony David, one of the accused in the robbery of Justice Nicola Pierre, admitted that he transported the robbers from the area after they came under fire, Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Caesar testified yesterday.