A forty-four year old Corentyne man was yesterday sentenced to 18 years imprisonment at the High Court in Berbice, for the murder of a teenager, who was reportedly a peacemaker in a fight in which he was involved in 2012.
The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) followed protocol by reporting the allegedly fraudulent transaction by gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul to the police, Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Matthew Langevine said yesterday.
Efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) are underway to take supplies to the farmers in the Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) area who suffered losses in last week’s flashfloods which destroyed 266 farms.
While the Minister of Business had promised that all projects under the Rural Development Fund would have been completed by June last, nearly a year later, the Enmore Call Centre remains unfinished, with questions being raised about the nature of the agreement with the contractor.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has agreed to strengthen security at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), a move which comes two days after doctors and other health workers protested the poor arrangements at the institution.
A Guyanese woman was busted on Tuesday afternoon at the Lynden Pindling International Airport after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a quantity of cocaine concealed in her hair weave into The Bahamas.
Director of National Events, Colonel Godfrey Bess yesterday said that D’Urban Park is ready for tonight’s flag-raising.
Giving an update yesterday from the VIP Stand, Bess said that at the moment they were “about 98% complete” with regards to the actual preparation of the site.