President David Granger yesterday rejected the second list of nominees submitted to him for Chair-person of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), saying it did not conform with the criteria set out in the constitution, even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo once again charged that moves are afoot for a unilateral appointment.
Deputy Commissioner of the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) Fitzroy Corlette has denied that he acted in an inappropriate manner in relation to a vehicle owned by Brian “BK” Tiwarie.
Minister of State Joseph Harmon yesterday refused to comment on the future of James Singh as head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), following the recent completion of the inquiry into the unit’s role in the interception and subsequent release of a cocaine laden vessel.
Tumatumari Hydro Inc. (THI) has submitted an application to the Environ-mental Protection Agency (EPA) for the rehabilitation of the Tumatumari hydro-power plant, which will hinge on the outcome of an environmental impact assessment.
The government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, yesterday announced that as an “act of goodwill” charges will not be pursued against the 20 persons arrested last weekend for alleged illegal mining in the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) in Region Eight.
Work has commenced on the breaches of the river wall and outfall channels that had resulted in Bartica being flooded for more than a week, according to Mayor Gifford Marshall.
BERLIN/BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – China and Europe pledged yesterday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “our Mother Earth”, standing firmly against President Donald Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, three sources told Reuters.
A man was yesterday remanded to prison after a court heard that he allegedly stabbed his wife and attempted to cut her neck.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Law Association on Thursday night called on Chief Justice Ivor Archie to step down after passing historic no-confidence motions against the CJ and members of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) over its handling of the short-lived appointment of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The United States denounced the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today for suppressing protests and called for free elections, saying that he must not be allowed to follow a “dictatorship” path like Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 16:30hrs yesterday on the Bush Lot Public Road, West Coast Berbice that resulted in the death of motorcyclist Clifford Crandon, 43 of # 9 Village, West Coast Berbice.
The Police say they are investigating the murder of Roy Beckles, 45, a labourer of ‘B’ Field Squatting Area, Sophia, East Coast Demerara which occurred about 18:30hrs yesterday at the said address, allegedly committed by his 42 year old neighbour, who has not yet been apprehended.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a “convinced trans-Atlanticist”, fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea and Japan said, a week after it tested an intermediate-range missile which experts saw as an advancement in the reclusive state’s weapons programme.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British police named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London as Youssef Zaghba, 22, believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent.
The Guyana Police Force today responded to a report in the Kaieteur News on the blacklisting of persons by the police.
(Trinidad Guardian) University of the West Indies history professor, Dr Brinsley Samaroo, great-grandson of indentured Indians, in a moving search for his roots in India, found his relatives in the village of Baraich in Uttar Pradesh and keeps a close connection with them.
Magistrate Judy Latchman yesterday once again freed Regan Rodrigues of the March 10, 2015 murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, saying that the prosecution failed to make a case against him.
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was yesterday upbraided at a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing for breaches of the procurement law in the construction of a Mess Hall at its Timehri Air Corps base.
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s Finance Ministry has been asked to provide over $1.2 million in initial funding for the Marxist FARC rebel group’s new political party, the electoral commission said yesterday, as soon as the group finishes a weapons handover.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said police were treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an “act of terrorism” after a claim by the Islamic State group that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible.
A police rank died yesterday morning after he reportedly lost control of his speeding motorbike and collided with a car at Success, Leguan.
She was just 16 and he was 22 when he visited her home and ‘asked home’ for her (a term used in Guyana to describe when a man requests a woman’s hand in marriage through her parents).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States yesterday said it hoped Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s newly re-elected president, will halt his country’s support for “destabilizing forces”, end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term.