PM speaking in parliament

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo yesterday called on the Opposition to put to an end their dilatory tactic because it violates the standing order of the National Assembly.                    

Ex-cop cleared of fatal Rio Club shooting

Ex-policeman Lloyd Roberts, who was accused of murdering Ryan Sergeant, the teen who was fatally shot outside of the Rio Inn nightclub last year, was yesterday freed after a court found that there was insufficient evidence for him to stand trial.

The destruction of Yemen

On the eve of the 2016 US election, the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned reporters in the capital Sanaa that: “People are dying … the infrastructure is falling apart… and the economy is on the brink of abyss.” At the time, Yemen – the region’s poorest country even before its civil war – had endured more than a year of airstrikes by a Saudi-led and US- and UK- supported coalition.

M&CC releases salaries to protesting workers

Although some municipal workers continued protest action yesterday over the nonpayment of their salaries for October, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has said that it has completed its payroll.

Cabinet approves City Hall’s request to pay debt to private garbage contractors

Cabinet has approved a request from City Hall to pay the city’s debt to private garbage contractors, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday.

Kwame McCoy, co-accused in Freddie Kissoon faeces assault claim innocence in unsworn testimony

Kwame McCoy, Jason Abdulla and Shawn Hinds, the three men accused of dousing newspaper columnist Freddie Kissoon with faeces, yesterday proclaimed their innocence of the crime when they each led their defence in unsworn testimony.

AG’s defence to challenge to Gecom chair shows selection was unconstitutional

PPP executive Zulfikar Mustapha says that the defence submitted by the Attorney General in the legal challenge to the appointment of retired judge James Patterson as Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom)  Chairman clearly shows that his selection was unconstitutional.

Full Court to rule soon on appeal to strike out election petition

The Full Court will soon deliver its ruling in the appeal filed by Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield, who is seeking to have the election petition brought by opposition PPP/C parliamentarian Ganga Persaud, struck out.

AG says SOCU to probe bungling of Dipcon case

After losing his bid to appeal the US$2.2 million awarded to Trinidad road construction company Dipcon, which the government of Guyana now has to pay, Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams SC continues to maintain that there was no evidence of the file containing the judgement in his Chambers after he took office in May, 2015 and that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will investigate what happened.

New Mattai food market opens

N&S Mattai and Company yesterday officially opened its new food market in Georgetown, while promising to take business to the next level for its customers.

Chronixx on freedom, passion and role models

Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx yesterday graced the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus, where he delivered messages of spirituality and love to an auditorium filled with students.

Developers compete to create local gov’t app in second Hackathon

Seven teams yesterday took up the challenge to go head-to-head in this year’s Hackathon, beginning two full days of coding to develop an application to manage tax collection for local authorities.

Four lose homes in suspected Glasgow arson

Four residents of Glasgow Housing Scheme, in East Bank Berbice, lost their home yesterday morning in a fire, which is suspected to be the result of arson.

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