SOCU arrests Deputy Accountant General

Vladim Persaud

Deputy Accountant General of the Ministry of Finance Vladim Persaud was yesterday arrested by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and questioned and released in relation to the findings of a government-ordered forensic audit.

Farm cyclist dies in accident

A 66-year-old cyclist is dead and a minibus driver is in custody after an accident at Herstelling Public Road yesterday.

Recaptured prisoners create unrest at Camp St jail

Security officials were yesterday morning called to the Georgetown Prison after several recaptured prisoners, who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison pasture in July, started to behave disorderly after their demands to have steak for breakfast were not met.

Boxing promotor’s son gets three years’ jail for 10 grammes of cannabis

Oliver Bazilio, the son of boxing promoter Keith Bazilio, was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of possession of 10 grammes of cannabis.

Cummings Lodge man says he swallowed cocaine pellets for family

A Cummings Lodge man was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail and fined $2.5 million after he admitted to swallowing pellets containing two pounds of cocaine and attempting to board a plane to Canada.

InFab disappointed, embarrassed by workers’ lapse in observing safety regulations at GRA site

Industrial Steel Fabrications (InFab), which is constructing a new roof for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters on Camp Street, is being extra vigilant to make sure that its workers follow the company’s safety regulations.

Woman, man shot at Providence during attempted robbery

A cashier and supervisor from an East Bank Demerara night spot are nursing gunshot injuries following an attempted robbery during the wee hours of yesterday.

NA Psychiatric Hospital staff in protest over poor security

Staff attached to the Psychiatric Hospital located in New Amsterdam (NA) are at their wits end dealing with the conditions they are being forced to endure on a daily basis at the facility.

House collapses, several roofs damaged in storm at Bath

A house collapsed and several roofs were badly damaged during stormy conditions at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice on Monday afternoon at around 5.30 pm.

Taxi driver remanded on gun, ammo charges

A taxi driver was remanded to prison yesterday after he denied charges of firearm and ammunition possession.

Support from citizens, local gov’t authorities key to fulfilling National Trust’s mandate – CEO

The National Trust of Guyana manages over 400 gazetted and ungazetted historic sites countrywide and while it is operating with a very small budget and limited staff, Chief Executive Officer Nirvana Persaud believes that support from the public, Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDCs) could help it to fulfill its mandate.

Annai District land issues finally resolved – Minister

After some thirty years, the dispute over the western boundaries of the Annai District has finally been resolved, the Department of Public Information (DPI)  said on Monday.

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