A number of states on Wednesday urged Guyana to do more to protect the rights of women and children as the country’s human rights record was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Opposition leader David Granger has called the recent $3 billion loan to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) unlawful and said the coalition would seek to take action against those responsible.
A fisherman has gone missing, and is feared drowned, after falling off a boat while at sea.
Sadeia Sanchara, called ‘Old Dog,’ 40, of Lot 176 5th Street Montrose, East Coast Demerara, (ECD), left his home to return to work at the Meadowbank wharf on Wednesday last.
Fisherman Envil Pollard, who was shot dead by a security guard at Pritipaul Singh Investments (PSI) wharf at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara on Thursday had been paying the guard to allow him to fish under the wharf because the owner never allowed it, Pollard’s wife Ashmoon Khan said yesterday.
Damion Bailey, accused of trying to uplift a smartphone at a city store by pretending he was sent by Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali, yesterday claimed he was mistakenly identified by store workers.
A 72-year-old man was yesterday charged with sexually penetrating a nine-year-old girl.
An unrepresented Ronald Peters was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge of sexual activity with a minor when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
With Puran Brothers Inc signalling its intention to discontinue the collection of garbage in some sections of the city because of outstanding payments, the mayor is laying the blame at the feet of the Minister of Local Government and the acting Town Clerk.
The Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) has called for the immediate rescinding of the promotions of Narine Lall and Mohanram Dolai, the policemen who tortured a teen boy at the Leonora Police Station, while saying their elevation is not in the interest of the police force or law and order.
A delegation from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters in Georgetown visited Linden on Wednesday for a tour of the newly renovated $35M Integrated Regional Tax Office (IRTO), which resumed its duties late last year.