Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson has welcomed a call by former Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn for an investigation into the Cheddi Jagan airport expansion project.
The High Court earlier this month ordered the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to pay a monthly pension to a former Guyana Sugar Cor-poration (GuySuCo) employee who had challenged the Scheme’s claim that he did not have enough contributions to qualify.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A family in mourning is threatening to take legal action against the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine after the body of a relative has been held in storage for more than a year because of a delay by the health facility to issue a burial order.
Recognizing what it says is the importance of the challenges filed to the controversial passage of the December 21st no-confidence motion against the David Granger-led APNU+AFC coalition government, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will commence hearing the appeals a day earlier than previously announced.
Justice Navindra Singh yesterday sentenced a farmer to nine years in prison after he admitted to killing his drinking partner during an argument.
(Trinidad Express) The bullet-riddled bodies of a man and woman found in a parked car off Pashley Street, Laventille, on Easter Monday were identified yesterday as those of Devon Jones and Erin Ali.
The driver of the truck that was involved in Sunday’s accident which resulted in the death of 30-year-old Angelle Barry along the Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara (WBD) Public Road has been charged with two traffic-related offences and is expected to appear in court today.
A 12-year jail sentence was yesterday handed down to a man who was accused of using a cutlass to kill another man in the North West over five years ago.
Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin believes that the “arbitrarily” implemented fees at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri will have a negative impact on the local tourism sector.
Investigators along with the two suspects in the murder of Bartica resident Perion Nicholas Bobb, have returned to the scene at Kuribrong in Region Eight where Bobb was fatally shot on Sunday, Commander of ‘F’ Division Kevin Adonis confirmed yesterday.
A week after being shot by police after he allegedly escaped while being transported to a police station lockups in connection with the robbery of two trainee nurses on Main Street, a Sophia man was yesterday remanded to prison after he was read five charges, including escape from police custody.
A delegation from the French Guiana Bar Association yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and free movement in the Guiana Shield was discussed.
After telling a Georgetown court that he was helping a woman he was charged with robbing, a welder was yesterday remanded to prison.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday overruled no-case submissions for three of the men charged with the murder of Bourda Market vendor Troy Ramalho and said there was sufficient evidence to call upon them to lead a defence in the matter.
An autopsy done yesterday on Olita Mendez, who was found motionless in her bathtub on Tuesday morning, showed the 24-year-old drowned.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka yesterday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
Residents living in the village of Lima in Region 2 benefited recently from road works, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee yesterday accused President Donald Trump of a “unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction” after he ordered federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations.
(Reuters) – Boeing Co yesterday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and said lowered production due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in five months had cost it at least $1 billion so far.
Three companies on Tuesday submitted bids for the supply, delivery and sorting of Mathematics Tool Kits at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, with the largest of the bids coming from The Hardware Depot, at a sum of nearly $58M.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Ivelaw Griffith, says there have been a number of improvements at the educational institution and has dismissed recent reports related to extravagant spending, among other things, while calling for verification of claims before articles are published.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Occidental Petro-leum Corp yesterday made a $57 billion bid for Anadarko Petro-leum Corp, topping Chevron Corp’s $50 billion offer and sparking the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years.
Region Ten Regional Chairman, Renis Morian recently unveiled the region’s second annual Work Readiness Program-me which is an initiative geared at providing the relevant training and opening of opportunities for the region’s young people.
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp yesterday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business.
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has started preparatory works for the implementation of the Pilot Phase of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – Nicaragua will not hold early elections, the government announced yesterday, after holding a meeting with the Organization of American States (OAS), which had proposed moving the next vote forward to help resolve a simmering political dispute.
PACARAIMA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Venezuelan military personnel are deserting to Colombia and Brazil in growing numbers, refusing to follow orders to repress protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, six of them told Reuters.
As part of its mandate to significantly increase training in every sector, the Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica) administration held a one-day seminar yesterday on procurement and other subjects for NDC councillors.
(Reuters) – A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Come next month, Jamaica will resume exports of mangoes to the United States (US).
(Barbados Nation) Attorney General Dale Marshall is warning Barbadians that terrorism threats might be closer to home than they think.
Fugitive Troy Thomas is en route to the United States to face justice for criminal acts he allegedly committed in New York in 2011.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell has been named in West Indies’ 15-man World Cup squad, selectors announced here Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump vowed today to fight all the way to the Supreme Court against any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him, even though the U.S.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp today made a $57 billion bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, topping Chevron Corp’s $50 billion offer and sparking the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S.
(Trinidad Guardian) A Trinidad & Tobago woman who married an ISIS fighter in 2014, said she regretted her decision even before she arrived in Syria with her new husband and her then 12-year-old son.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica’s Constitutional Court has ordered that well-known Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung must stand trial for allegedly having sex with his daughter over a nine-year period beginning in 1986 when she was 13 years old.
(Trinidad Guardian) Surveillance on Venezuelans legal, illegal and criminal. The TT Police Service (TTPS) is monitoring the connections between Venezuelan criminals who have been identified in T&T and the local gangs.
An attempt by convicted Guyanese drug kingpin Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan to secure an early release from prison in the United States is facing opposition as the amendment of an existing law on which he has based his petition does not take effect until July 25th, seventeen days after his current sentence comes to an end.
For the eighth time in a row, the statutory meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ended prematurely yesterday due to a walkout from the opposition-nominated commissioners, one of whom has suggested that all meetings be suspended until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled on the legality of the December 21st No-Confidence Motion against government.
A resident of Number 11 Village, Corentyne, yesterday lost his life, after he was struck by a car along the Corentyne highway, while attempting to cross.
Even with the city council’s garbage trucks non-functional, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has refused to approve the hiring of a sixth contractor to remove the garbage currently accumulating in the commercial areas as well as in Alberttown and Queenstown.
Rosario Dos Santos, who was convicted and sentenced in his absence two years ago for the unlawful possession of a gun and matching ammunition, yesterday found himself before a city court facing similar charges, for which he was sentenced to two years in jail.
For this year’s Mother and Daughter Pageant, Supa Stylistics Promotions will for the first time host a live Red Carpet pre-show that present attendees with the opportunity of also being in the spotlight.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced concern over the recent implementation of the new fees at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIA), at Timehri.
Colonel Kester Craig, acting Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), yesterday said the current dry weather situation is being monitored across the country.
Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway residents are seeking urgent interventions from authorities as they say their community’s deplorable road network and subpar water supply continue to be neglected.
As the police continue to probe the murder of Bartica resident Perion Nicholas Bobb at Kuribrong in Region Eight on Sunday, two suspects, including the man who is alleged to have shot him, are currently in custody.