During a tour of the main court room, Communication and Protocol Officer of the Supreme Court, Jonelle Fields (seen on the monitor in the top left corner) demonstrated how alleged victims will be able to give evidence in a safe environment outside of the courtroom.
During a tour of the main court room, Communication and Protocol Officer of the Supreme Court, Jonelle Fields (seen on the monitor in the top left corner) demonstrated how alleged victims will be able to give evidence in a safe environment outside of the courtroom.

Sexual offences court launched at Suddie

The Supreme Court of Judicature yesterday launched a $17 million Sexual Offences Court at Suddie, on the Essequibo Coast.

Lyndon Alves

Allegations against Alves warranted independent probe

Corruption allegations levelled by junior ranks against Deputy Commissioner of Police Lyndon Alves warranted an independent and robust investigation, Co-President of the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Mike McCormack says.

Three confirmed for IAAF World C/ships

Aliyah Abrams, Emanuel Archibald and Quamel Prince have been named by the Athletic Association of Guyana as the nation’s representatives for the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Dr Mark Bynoe delivering his address (Department of Public Information photo)
Dr Mark Bynoe delivering his address (Department of Public Information photo)

U.S. to continue helping Guyana with oil spill response plan

Commending government’s efforts to develop an oil spill response plan as the country is poised to become one of the most active offshore oil exploration and production (E&P) centres in the region, a United States (U.S.) government official yesterday pledged continued assistance.

MACORP, ministry in MoU for online training of technicians

Minister of Public Telecommuni-cations Catherine Hughes and Chief Executive Officer of the Machinery Corporation (MA-CORP) Guillermo Escarraga yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for free online training for persons interested in being certified  for the repair and maintenance of heavy machinery.

GTT says East Bank Demerara customers to see less downtime

Customers of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), who are located on the East Bank of Demerara,  can expect reduced downtime in all GTT services following the installation of a secondary fibre cable in the New Hope to Timehri areas.

Accused in Essequibo break in and theft remanded

Indal Sheobalis, the accused in the theft of over $50,000 in valuables from an Essequibo shop, was unable to secure bail yesterday after he could not provide a fixed address to a city court.

President tells Carter Center team will act decisively on advice from GECOM

President David Granger, this afternoon, received a courtesy call from representatives of the Carter Center at State House and assured them that he will act decisively on receiving advice from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as to its readiness to conduct General and Regional Elections.

Around the World

Trinidad PM miffed at BBC report on Venezuelan migrants

(Trinidad Guardian) While Trinidad and To­ba­go re­cent­ly made head­way in the US on Venezuela, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley is most up­set with the British Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion’s (BBC’s) re­cent doc­u­men­tary on T&T’s Venezue­lan amnesty reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise – and he’s writ­ing to the British Gov­ern­ment on it.

Trinidad Law Dean: Legal fees too high

(Trindiad Guardian) In her fea­ture ad­dress cen­tred around ju­di­cial re­form dur­ing the church ser­vice for the cer­e­mo­ni­al open­ing of the 2019-2020 Law Term, Dean of the Law Fac­ul­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) Pro­fes­sor Rose-Marie Belle An­toine said that, in her opin­ion, lawyer fees in the coun­try “are too high”.

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