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Gov’t incompetence to blame for  national security failures -Felix

Gov’t incompetence to blame for national security failures -Felix

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) MP Winston Felix says that the government and Home Affairs Clement Rohee are to be blamed for the national security breakdown that has led to the current increase in criminal activities .

GPL raids net 3,921 illegal connections

-frustrated at low conviction rate

In 111 raids by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) and the Guyana Police Force from January to June this year, 3921 illegal connections were detected and removed .

Station bail release for four held over Corentyne miller’s killing

Station bail release for four held over Corentyne miller’s killing

Four of the five men held for questioning about the murder of elderly Corentyne rice miller Lallapersaud Juggerdeo have been released by police on station bail .

Rise of obesity, alcohol and tobacco use among Caribbean youth worrying

-Caricom Secretary General

Caricom Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque is sounding an alarm over the health of the region’s young people, with current data pointing to increasing trends of obesity due to unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, and consumption of tobacco and alcohol and at earlier ages .

Cop jailed for attempt to bribe witness in Bel Air heist trial

Odel Percival, one of two policemen charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by bribing a fellow lawman due to testify in the $7M Bel Air heist trial, was on Thursday found guilty and sentenced to one year in jail .

Wales cops’ under investigation  for neglecting shooting reports

Wales cops’ under investigation for neglecting shooting reports

Stray bullet killing

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is conducting an investigation into allegations that ranks of the Wales Police Station failed to respond to reports of gunshots prior to the shooting to death of 14-year-old Ryan Persaud .

UG staffers wary of VC’s wider powers under amended statutes

UG staffers wary of VC’s wider powers under amended statutes

-Opadeyi says changes to ensure accountability

Several of the statutes governing the University of Guyana (UG) have been stealthily amended to give Vice Chancellor (VC) greater power, the University of Guyana Senior Staff Associa-tion (UGSSA) and the Uni-versity of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) both say .

Gov’t to aid Timehri North relocation but compensation not on table

-Benn tells residents

Public Works Minister Robeson Benn met with more Timehri North residents on Wednesday to discuss their relocation to facilitate the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri (CJIA) expansion project, and he assured government’s interest in helping but said it would not include compensation .

Footballer among four remanded over receiving  stolen electronics from Golyn and Sons robbery

Footballer among four remanded over receiving stolen electronics from Golyn and Sons robbery

Footballer Omalo Williams, along with three other men, was yesterday remanded to prison over harbouring items that were allegedly stolen from Golyn and Sons during a robbery .

Housebreaker  sentenced to three years

Housebreaker sentenced to three years

Quincy Andrews, 29, who confessed to breaking into a West La Penitence home but said he was doing nothing, was yesterday sentenced to serve the next three years behind bars .

Alleged ganja trafficker nabbed during attempt  to flee police stop

Alleged ganja trafficker nabbed during attempt to flee police stop

Berbice resident Dern Hunte is now a remanded prisoner after being allegedly found with a large quantity of marijuana during a police stop .

Brothers remanded over NA robberies

Brothers remanded over NA robberies

Two brothers were yesterday remanded to the prison on charges of armed robbery, after a court was told that they were positively identified by the victims .

Port Kaituma woman on fraud charges over sale of clothes

A Port Kaituma resident was yesterday charged with two counts of fraudulent conversion, after allegedly failing to hand over the proceeds from clothes she agreed to sell for other people .

Yarrowkabra crash victim ID’ed as logger

Yarrowkabra crash victim ID’ed as logger

-accident caused by blown tyre

The driver killed in the crash on Thursday, in the vicinity of Yarrowkabra on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, has been identified as logger Wilford Lim .

Four wanted over fraud

Four wanted over fraud

Police are seeking the public’s help to find four men who are wanted for questioning about fraud and related crimes .

Region One Primary  gets boat engine  for student transport

Region One Primary gets boat engine for student transport

[caption id="attachment_258390" align="alignright" width="377"] Regional Vice Chairman of Region One Fermin Singh (second from right) presenting the 15- horsepower engine to District Education Officer, Ignatius Adams (extreme right) while the head teacher of the St .

Regional reparations conference opens in St. Vincent tomorrow

Professors Sir Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd and famed Jamaican reggae artiste Bunny Wailer are among those who will make presentations at the three-day Regional Conference on Reparations beginning in St .

Caricom foreign ministers urge US to remove Cuba from terrorism blacklist

While reconfirming their commitment towards combatting terrorism in all its forms, Caribbean Community (Caricom) foreign ministers have called on the US government to remove Cuba from the blacklist of states allegedly supporting and sponsoring terrorism .

Six Juici Patties stores for opening

Camex Restaurants Inc .

Trinidad Express editorial: Guyana food deal can reap big rewards

(Trinidad Express) The long-ballyhooed “food security facility” project, combining arable land in Guyana’s continental space and capital from Trinidad and Tobago, gained the status of official policy in Finance Minister Larry Howai’s September 9 budget .

Patrol boats valued $156M to be purchased – Luncheon

Cabinet has given the green light for the purchase of patrol boats to the value of $156M US$762,000) .

Venezuelan delegation apologises for entry breach - Luncheon

Venezuelan delegation apologises for entry breach – Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing today, said that the Venezuelan delegation that crossed into Eteringbang, Cuyuni/Mazaruni last month has offered an apology for the breach in the agreement under which they were allowed to enter the country .

Natalie Belmonte’s sister rejects possibility of consensual sex between victim, defendant

Natalie Belmonte’s sister rejects possibility of consensual sex between victim, defendant

The Florida trial of Gerard Lopes for the murder of his adoptive mother Natalie Belmonte is nearing its end and yesterday the defence suggested that the two had been engaged in a consensual sexual relationship, something that the victim’s sister flatly denied .

Aussie company submits application for large scale gold mining

An Australian company has applied to the environmental authorities for an authorization for large scale gold mining at Black Water Creek, Kaburi Area, Region Seven which will use cyanide in its recovery operations and an impact assessment now has to be done .

Wanted bulletins issued over fraud, forgery

Wanted bulletins issued over fraud, forgery

Police yesterday issued wanted bulletins for four persons in relation to fraud and forgery .

[Video] Guyana, Suriname plan joint  Corentyne River patrols

[Video] Guyana, Suriname plan joint Corentyne River patrols

-to combat piracy, smuggling

Guyana and Suriname are exploring the possibility of jointly patrolling the Corentyne River to crack down on cross-border piracy and smuggling and although army Chief of Staff Gary Best envisions this happening within the next six months, he says Guyana could be ready at any short notice .

Surinamese man  charged in DJ killing

Surinamese man charged in DJ killing

Omar Williams, a Surinamese national has been charged with Monday’s slaying of former disc jockey Sheldon Cheddie .

BVI-based company offering to buy Marriott building -Ramjattan

-gov’t still seeking $$, investors to finish project

With Government finding it difficult to attract the investors and syndicated loans to complete the controversial US$52 million Marriott Hotel project, a British Virgin Islands-incorporated investor has offered to purchase the superstructure with a view to finishing it, Stabroek News has learnt .

Murdered rice miller’s failure to  use licensed gun raises suspicion

Murdered rice miller’s failure to use licensed gun raises suspicion

As part of the investigation into the murder of Corentyne rice miller Lallapersaud Juggerdeo, police have taken his weapon for ballistic tests .

Commercial ties have best potential to improve  prosperity for Guyanese and Canadians

Commercial ties have best potential to improve prosperity for Guyanese and Canadians

-new High Commissioner

Of the many priorities that the two countries share, commercial relations have the greatest potential to improve the prosperity of the citizens of Guyana and Canada, Ottawa first female High Commis-sioner to Guyana Dr Nicole Giles says .

Arrest of suspect in biker’s murder expected soon, says Top Cop

Arrest of suspect in biker’s murder expected soon, says Top Cop

-after sighting in Suriname

Photographs of Rondy Jagdeo, the prime suspect in the murder of biker Kirk Davis, have been emailed to police in Suriname following his reported sighting in the neighbouring country, acting police commissioner Leroy Brumell announced yesterday, while saying that an arrest is expected soon .

Retrial ordered of father and son in NA murder

Retrial ordered of father and son in NA murder

Justice Navindra Singh yesterday remanded Raymond Pestano, 36, and his father, Roy Pestano, 60 to prison again after the jury was unable to come up with a unanimous verdict in a murder case .

Shot suspect charged over $2M computer store hold-up

Dwayne Charles, the man shot by a businessman hours after allegedly carrying out a $2M raid at his store, was remanded to prison yesterday on armed robbery charges .

Rohee says can handle both ministerial, party roles

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said yesterday that he has arranged his time and life to ensure that he can manage both his ministerial duties and his role as the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) .

Suspects in internet café stick up positively identified by victim – court hears

Two men are now in prison on remand after they allegedly used a gun to stick up and rob an internet café worker .

Gov’t hands over new homes to Region One families

Gov’t hands over new homes to Region One families

Eight families from Manawarin, Region One yesterday received keys to their new homes as part of the Housing Ministry’s Hinterland Housing Pilot project under the second Low Income Settlement Programme (LIS-2), the Government Information Agency reported .

Labourer freed of 2007 New Amsterdam murder

Labourer freed of 2007 New Amsterdam murder

Andy Adams, 24, who was charged with murdering Nizamudeen Khan on August 6, 2007 walked out of the High Court in New Amsterdam a free man yesterday after the jury came back with the unanimous decision of not guilty .



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