-Cevons complaint over Haags Bosch contract in limbo
Chairperson of the recently-established Bid Protest Committee (BPC) Renee McDonald has resigned even as the body’s first case—Cevons Waste Management’s protest against the Ministry of Communities over the award of a $221M Haags Bosch landfill maintenance contract—awaits a decision.
A visiting St. Lucian Cub Scout has been critically injured, while another and his mother escaped with minor injuries after they were struck by a car yesterday afternoon near the Scout Association of Guyana headquarters at Woolford Avenue.
A Bush Lot woman was yesterday charged with trafficking a teenaged girl for prostitution.
It was alleged that shop owner Nafeeza Mohammed, of Lot 17 Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast, between April 26 and May 31, in Region One, received, transported and harboured the teen for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
An East Canje taxi driver is now hospitalised after being stabbed multiples times about his body during an attempted carjacking.
Chunilall Dudnauth, also known as Ricky, 53, of East Canefield Settlement, East Canje, Berbice, is now a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the New Amsterdam Hospital, where he was rushed with stab wounds to his neck, side, back and one of his hands.
Keith Ferrier, who was accused of setting fire to the Ministry of Health (MoH) building in 2009, was yesterday cleared of the charge after a city court found that the prosecution had no case against him.
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock has pitched the idea of a bridge across the Essequibo River at Kurupukari along with an attached hydro-electric generating facility to power the bridge, nearby communities and the Iwokrama River Lodge and Research Centre.
Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council of Region Five, Vickchand Ramphal yesterday appealed to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan and President David Granger to “intervene incisively” in bringing an end to the “disastrous” disruption of its statutory meetings.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted today to determine the cause of death of Relisa Sam, the young woman who died on Sunday, two weeks after undergoing a caesarean-section (c-section) delivery at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, a relative has said.