(Trinidad Guardian) Long immigration lines in the arrival lounges at this country’s two major airports could soon be a thing of the past, after the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Works and Transport and the Airports Authority of T&T yesterday launched a new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.
Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) has paid the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) “a few hundreds of millions,” Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia says and discussions are ongoing on how the remainder of its $3.8 billion tax debt will be paid.
Christopher Stanley, the youth charged with stabbing a man to death in Tiger Bay in 2015, was yesterday sentenced to 23 years and seven months in jail for the crime, which he said he committed after the now dead man tried to rape him.
An Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD) man was found strangled in his home early yesterday morning and police have said that an uncle has admitted to the crime.
Sixty-six-year-old Abdool Jamil was yesterday found guilty on two counts of raping a 10-year-old child.
A spanking new hotel was on Sunday evening officially opened along the main road of New Amsterdam by a young couple who both hail from the town.
President David Granger yesterday urged toshaos and other indigenous community leaders to use the annual National Toshaos Council’s conference as a vehicle for change and to deliver public services that will create more sustainable and secure livelihoods, and increased opportunities to reduce the inequalities between coastland and hinterland communities.
An overseas-based Guyanese is feared to have drowned in the Demerara River while jet skiing on Sunday afternoon and a search has been launched for him.
Following a multi-agency meeting yesterday, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, has announced that the Immigration Department in Region One will within the week be reinforced to deal with the arrival of Venezuelans into Guyana.
The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) is seeking the public’s help to find a Good Hope, East Coast Demerara man, who is wanted for questioning about the recent discovery of almost 325 pounds of cannabis and cocaine in a boat at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.
Four persons are to be charged today with the murder of Westminster phone card vendor, Ron Mansfield, the police said last night.
Police have sent their file on the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his son, Gopaul, whose partially-decomposed bodies were found in their Campbellville home last Tuesday with multiple stab wounds, for legal advice on charges.
Following the discovery of several Ziploc bags filled with cannabis on Saturday morning in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, the police have been advised to institute criminal charges.
A 20-year-old man, accused of raping a child in 2013, yesterday pleaded guilty to the crime when he appeared before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown.
Two teenage boys were yesterday granted bail after they were accused of raping an 11-year-old girl.
The trial of Richard Stanton, who is accused of murdering Patricia Sanasie in 2015, continued yesterday with the testimony of Detective Constable Samuel Headley, who conducted the initial investigation into the crime.
Michael Sampson, a Prashad Nagar man who is alleged to have fondled an underage girl, was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of the crime.
Several persons are being questioned as the police continue to probe the one-week old discovery of skeletal remains, suspected to be that of a missing woman, at Thomas Island, Puruni River, in Region Seven.
At least four persons were flown to Georgetown yesterday morning for the treatment of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident at Mahdia on Sunday evening.
The police say that two businessmen have been detained following allegations of assaulting a peace officer, damage to property, discharging a loaded firearm and obstructing the officers from executing their duties.
Trevor Heyliger, the security guard who police say they intercepted with an unlicensed weapon and a quantity of ammunition in a vehicle he was driving last Friday, is now a remanded prisoner after being denied bail on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition.
PODGORICA, (Reuters) – Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montene-gro’s picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) yesterday launched its container scanner site, which Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said is critical in the fight against illegal trade.
Smuggling of drugs and arms and ammunition, and prostitution are just some of the illegal activities that the border community of Kaikan, in Upper Cuyuni, Region Seven, is currently grappling with due to the presence of Venezuelans, according to Toshao Marlon Williams.
SAN JOSE, (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said yesteday that groups linked to Nicaragua’s government were using “unacceptable” lethal force against citizens, and urged an end to violence that has killed at least 275 people in months of protests.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque yesterday admitted he faces great challenges when he takes office next month and said while he is not a miracle worker, he will do all he can to push the nation forward and reduce the gulf between rich and poor.
HELSINKI, (Reuters) – Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused yesterday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S.
Ten-year-old Jonathan Saunders was recently announced as the top student for Region Four from the list of Special Needs children who sat the 2018 NGSA exams, according to a release from Region Four.
Canada-based CGX Energy Inc on Friday announced its leading sponsorship of the upcoming Green Guyana Expo and International Business Summit scheduled for the Ramada Princess Hotel and the National Stadium on October 19-22, 2018.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament yesterday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.
As the investigation continues into the landing of a private chartered aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri last week, the four Venezuelan passengers who were onboard have been released, while the two Venezuelan pilots remain in custody.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries.
SAN DIEGO, (Reuters) – A U.S. judge temporarily barred the U.S. government yesterday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children’s rights to seek asylum.
A Venezuelan national was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with having possession of two pounds of cannabis for trafficking.
(Reuters) – A former official at a Venezuelan state-run electric company pleaded guilty yesterday to U.S.
(Barbados Nation) It has to stop! This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s clear message about the lawless behaviour and gun violence in society.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – A Moscow court yesterday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.
HONOLULU, (Reuters) – A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii yesterday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano, authorities said.
(Jamaica Observer) Chinese seafood merchants have already begun buying lobster and fish from other countries as tariffs make American seafood too expensive, according to a recent article out of Beijing, China.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.
(Trinidad Guardian) Dillon Lucas was stabbed multiple times as he tried to protect his common-law wife from unwanted sexual advances from an older man outside a Debe casino on Sunday.
One man is dead and another is hospitalised under police guard following a fight yesterday which ended in a double stabbing at Philippi Village, Region Seven.
HELSINKI, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin today he no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russsia interfered to help him win the 2016 election.
(Trinidad Guardian) Dillon Lucas was stabbed multiple times as he tried to protect his common-law wife from unwanted sexual advances from an older man outside a Debe casino yesterday.
Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited (CBCSL) had signed an agreement with the APNU+AFC government to repay millions of dollars for works not done for the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), as was revealed in a 2014 Audit and now owes about $140M, Minister of Public Communications David Patterson says.
“No woman should die while giving birth, irrespective of where she is,” says Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday said it is investigating a breach of the fence at the Rose Hall Town Outpost and Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected reports that it was an attempt by bandits to storm the building and steal weapons.
Eight persons are now being questioned and one has since admitted to playing a part in the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah, 61, and his son, Gopaul, who were found dead in their Craig Street, Campbellville home between Saturday and Monday last.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has won two cases against errant land developers, Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Patterson related, even as she lamented that many persons have been waiting years for a house lot allocation, while developers leave acres unattended.
The Alliance for Change will await the findings of the police investigation into last week’s altercation between Junior Minister Simona Broomes, her driver Dexter David and two security guards in the parking lot of the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara before making a statement.