The Women and Gender Equality Commission (WGEC) yesterday called for the repeal of all archaic laws of a discriminatory nature even as it distanced itself from statements made by one of its commissioners, Nicole Cole on gay rights.
President David Granger, pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution has granted Presidential Pardons to five women prisoners whom he considered fit and proper to receive such pardons, according to a statement from the Minis-try of Public Security.
An eighteen-year-old was yesterday acquitted of charges that he sexually assaulted a little girl on multiple occasions.
After almost five hours of deliberations, a 12-member mixed jury found Autry Bess not guilty by a proportion of 11 to 1 on the charge of having sexual activity with a child under 16 years of age.
As the Ministry of Public Health prepares to roll out its new tender document for the procurement of pharmaceuticals, some suppliers still have concerns, with the timeframe given to supply items being chief among them.
Cabinet, at its most recent meeting, approved the appointment of Lovell Porter as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Small Business Bureau (SBB), effective June 1, 2017, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said yesterday.
The prosecution in the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against Regan Rodrigues, who is accused of murdering political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, will be forced to close its case at the next hearing with or without the testimony of a witness and the submission of an exhibit.
A vendor has been charged with trying to sneak alcohol to a prisoner at the city court lock-ups.
Martin McLennan, 52, of Lot 6 Second Street, Meadow Bank, appeared yesterday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge that he brought two Tropical Mist water bottles filled with alcohol for Howard Rambharose on May 24 at the court lock-ups.
Tiffany Peters, a former court clerk who was pardoned by President David Granger last year after she was convicted for stealing $3.2 million from the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts Registry, yesterday had a new charge that was instituted against her struck out by a city court.
Although the water has not yet completely drained from the land, things are beginning to return to a state of normalcy for residents of the flood-hit communities of regions seven and eight, some of whom have begun rebuilding their homes.
As Guyana moves to First Oil – that long dreamt event with the possibility of transforming our country – it is hoped that this column will contribute to a better understanding of the vast opportunities and the unobtrusive pitfalls that await us.
`Days Like Dese’, a 30-minute sitcom was launched yesterday morning in the boardroom of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), according to a press release from GEMS Theatre Productions.