Evidence in alleged plot to kill President was unreliable – Police legal advisor

Justice Claudette Singh on the witness stand during yesterday’s hearing of the Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.

Legal Advisor to the Police, retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh yesterday testified that there was insufficient evidence in the allegation made by Andriff Gillard of an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.

City to vote on parking meters report

Today at 2 pm the 30 councillors of the Georgetown City Council will once again cast a vote on the future of metered parking in the city and several of them have told Stabroek News that they want to be sure their vote accurately represents a mandate from residents.

Blanhum rejects ‘appalling’ statements by Ramnarine

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum yesterday made a written request to be recalled before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) investigating the allegation of a plot to kill the President of Guyana to defend himself against “appalling” statements made by Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine.

Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of nine-month-old Jadiel Christian, who died after being forgotten in a locked car, revealed that she died from suffocation.

Improvised weapons, ganja found at Camp St brick prison

Ranks of the Joint Services yesterday morning conducted a search in the brick prison on Camp Street during which a quantity of contraband items and twenty improvised weapons were unearthed.

Seized aircraft was in process of being sold – GCAA

The twin-engine Beech-craft linked to a Brazilian company that was seized by police on an improvised airstrip on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine area was in the process of being sold to another company, although neither company has reported the aircraft as being stolen.

Taxi driver gets four years for trafficking ganja

A taxi driver yesterday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $1.2 million for trafficking five pounds of compressed cannabis.

NA prison officer wounded while relocating prisoner

A New Amsterdam Prison Officer was wounded yesterday afternoon while relocating a prisoner from one location to another in the prison.

UG student sentenced to community service for ganja possession

A University of Guyana student was yesterday ordered to commit himself to doing one month of community service and to pay a fine of $5,000 for having 1.2 grammes of cannabis in his possession.

Warder, brother lose Sophia home to fire

A prison warder and her brother are now contemplating their next move after a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed their Sophia home just after 2pm yesterday.

East Berbice residents say road dust causing health woes

The residents of East Bank Berbice are at their wits end with the present dust situation in the area, which has been causing several health problems for them.

Gaming Authority visits Sleepin Hotel

Representatives of the Guyana Gaming Authority yesterday visited the US$20M Sleepin Hotel and Carnival Casino on Church Street to conduct a site visit and according to businessman Clifton Bacchus he was asked a number of questions relating to the installation of slot machines and other matters.

Pedestrian overpasses to be completed by November -Patterson

Works on the East Bank Demerara pedestrian overpasses at Houston, Peter’s Hall, Eccles and Diamond continue to move apace.

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