Dreylan Johnson

UG hikes service fees

-student society says increases unlawful

Following the announcement of hikes in administrative fees at the Turkeyen and Tain campuses of the University of Guyana (UG), the students’ society yesterday called the move unlawful and urged the student body to stand in solidarity against the increases.

Afro-Guyanese continuing to experience racism, discrimination

-UN experts find

After a five-day “fact-finding” visit to Guyana, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has voiced concern over the human rights of Guyanese of African descent, who it says continue to experience racism and racial discrimination despite some efforts that have been made to address the situation.

Triumph NDC orders halt to ground-shaking works

-after residents complain

The Chairman of the Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) yesterday instructed workers employed on a private site, reportedly intended to build a first-floor pool, to cease operations, just two days after residents called on authorities to halt its construction.

Chang in scathing attack against Gillard

-as inquiry into alleged plot against president closes

A Commission of Inquiry (CoI)  into an alleged plot to killed President David Granger wrapped up yesterday with a scathing attack on the accuser, Andriff Gillard, by counsel for the police, Ian Chang SC Retired Justice Chang concluded during the presentation of his oral submissions before the CoI that all the evidence in the case of the alleged presidential assassination plot points to fabrication and recent concoction.

Lawyers put Top Cop, CoI under scrutiny

Alleged plot to kill president…

Attorney Selwyn Pieters yesterday charged that the police had “tunnel vision” while investigating the alleged plot to assassinate the president due to the intervention of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, while attorneys for him and the alleged plotter argued that there was no evidence to show that the investigation was less than diligent.

Robotics team returns to warm welcome

-after successful showing at global games 

Members of the STEMGuyana team, having adeptly represented the country at the just-concluded First Global Games, where they finished in 10th position, received a warm welcome upon arriving in Guyana on Wednesday night.