(Trinidad Express) A Laventille man was denied bail by Port of Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed on Thursday, on four charges of sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.
Dear Editor, This past October, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), one of the country’s most important creditors, launched its 2017-2021 Country Strategy for Guyana, where it pointed to a “lack of strategic planning and vision at the highest level[s]” of government.
Last evening 18-year-old Vena Mookram would have flown the Guyana flag high on stage at the 67th Miss World pageant at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.
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.
CARACAS/BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this high rate of joblessness, is a major obstacle to economic growth in the region, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Dear Editor, Each November, “Remembrance Day” in the United Kingdom (UK) honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars.
Michael Britton, also known as “Rasta Man,” who was on trial for the fatal beating of another man in the North West District, was yesterday freed after a jury found him not guilty.
Come tomorrow night at the Giftland Mall patrons would be treated to the ‘Best of Nothing to Laugh About’ which would comprise some of the best skits that show did over the last ten years since it entered the entertainment industry.
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) through its Cricket Development Programme, will today hold a one-day spin-bowling and wicket-keeping clinic at the St Stanislaus College from 9.30am.
Sunset Lakes, the 100-acre Providence, East Bank of Demerara property sold by Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to Brian Tiwarie, has been repossessed by Citizens Bank and sold to Tamesh Jagmohan of Precious Mining Inc.
Amid growing questions, the Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday said its leader Raphael Trotman had been invited to State House on October 19th where he was advised by President David Granger that retired Justice James Patterson would be named Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
At the first hearing of the opposition’s challenge to President David Granger’s appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Gecom Chairman, Chief Justice Roxane George issued a stern warning to both sides to refrain from trying the case “in the court of public opinion.” At yesterday’s hearing, the court set out the trial timeline.
The Internal Auditor of the Guyana Gold Board Ajodhia Ramcharan on Wednesday resigned following an investigation into allegations of “millions of dollars” in theft at the agency which has already seen two accountants sent home to facilitate the probe.
Brian Haywood will be spending the next 21 years in jail for killing his sister, whom he set alight, over an argument about missing sandals.
As investigations into the killing of Kescia Branche appear to have stalled, it is unclear if investigators took DNA samples from her or the men, including the police ranks, who were being questioned to establish if she was sexually assaulted.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General (AG) Faris Al-Rawi on Wednesday emphasised that Guyana’s implementation of and compliance with anti-money laundering and the countering the financing of terrorism recommendations are critical in light of the expected development of its oil sector, which is projected to see revenues from 2020.
City magistrate Judy Latchman yesterday ruled that a prima facie case has been made out against the three men charged with dousing columnist Freddie Kissoon with human faeces.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has questioned the move by Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) to acquire a natural gas-propelled 50-megawatt (MW) generating plant, saying that no evidence of research has been provided to justify the change from the use of heavy fuel.
Jenny Ann Crawford, the woman who was charged with the possession of a quantity of cocaine that was hidden in the handle of her suitcase at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), was freed yesterday after a city magistrate found that there was insufficient evidence against her.
The pass rate of students in the Nurses State Final exam has leapt to 97% from the dismal 7% recorded last year.
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – CONCACAF’s governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.
Trinidadian national Sawak Maraj, who allegedly faked his kidnapping to collect a ransom from his parents, was yesterday once again denied bail.
Health workers in Kaikan Village, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) are in need of an intervention from the relevant authorities in the wake of an influx of sick Venezuelans who travel to the village seeking medical attention.
The attorney for Franz Paul, the former cadet officer accused of shooting a 15-year-old in the mouth in 2014, was yesterday granted an adjournment to have the final defence witness return to court.