Although the court has not granted a stay of the successful motion of no confidence which triggered a 90-day timeframe for the holding of general elections, the Alliance for Change (AFC) does not believe polls will be held by March 22nd.
A Fyrish Village, Corentyne man was yesterday charged with the murder of the Number 70 mason, whose lifeless body was found a short distance away from his house on Thursday last.
Prior to the submission of names for its 12 members of parliament in 2015, the Alliance for Change said it asked its members if they had dual citizenship that would prevent them from taking up seats in contravention of Article 155(1) and Charrandass Persaud did not declare his.
A caterer was yesterday remanded to prison on four counts of trafficking in persons and one count of withholding an identification card.
Nitender Oemrawsingh, the Surinamese rice dealer who was killed execution-style in Guyana after being linked to the largest drug bust in his country had been a frequent visitor to Skeldon, Corentyne, a relative said yesterday.
Three months after a man died from being pinned inside a fuel truck which crashed into the fence of the National Stadium at Providence, on the East Bank of Demerara, the driver of the vehicle has been charged.
Charged in 2017 with killing her husband at Queen Street, Kitty, Lisa Keisha Halley was yesterday committed to stand trial for the crime.
National footballer, Jobe Caesar, was yesterday remanded to prison, after charges of armed robbery and damage to property were brought against him at a city court.
Coconut prices have increased significantly over the last year but the exact reason for the bump is not clear though some vendors blame the rise in fuel prices in 2018 while others cite a hike in exports.
Months into ‘Operation Pale Horse,’ which was launched by the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) last year, achievements have been recorded, Director Major General (Ret’d) Michael Atherly says.
Despite the rice industry facing challenges throughout last year, General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan, said that over the two crops, 965,120 tonnes of paddy was produced, attaining 90% of the industry’s target.
(Trinidad Guardian) Relatives of cousins Kenrick Morgan and Kendall Singh are praying that their kidnappers have a change of heart and not kill them by this weekend’s deadline.
A remorseful Paul Scotland, was on Tuesday sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing of his partner, Monica Adams.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A St Catherine man, who served his wife a forged divorce certificate before marrying another woman, has pleaded guilty to bigamy.
Doctors have declared that Reaz Shaw, the teen who is now bedridden after he was critically injured in last month’s hit-and-run accident along the Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road, would need extensive physiotherapy sessions in order for him to recover.
The trial of six men and one woman accused of murdering Meten-Meer-Zorg businessman Zulfikar Namdar, continued yesterday with the testimony of three police witnesses.
Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton on Monday, appealed for more private sector involvement in the activities planned in observance of Guyana’s 49th Republic Anniversary which has a $100m budget.
A miner who initially pleaded “guilty with explanation”, was remanded to prison yesterday, after he was charged for stealing a bicycle.
A man was yesterday sentenced to six months imprisonment after he told a city magistrate to do what she had to because he would be unable to pay off a $30,000 debt he incurred for the services of a taxi driver.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament yesterday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.
Crime and security are regional problems, requiring a regional solution, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque asserted yesterday, lobbying for member states to fully cooperate to address the issues, and reminding of the passing of a strategy to address same.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two double murders were among the five recorded overnight in Trinidad, bringing the murder toll to 20.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday Moscow was alarmed by U.S.
The Region 10, Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is recruiting regional farmers to supply fresh produce for hot meals to be prepared for students residing in far-flung communities.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate yesterday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal.
(Trinidad Express) The son of a retired police inspector has become the fourth person to be arrested and charged with the kidnapping, rape and robbery of two women days before the new year.
Twenty-eight lucky GTT customers on Monday were treated with customer appreciation packages for their support to the company’s services over the past 28 years.
(Trinidad Guardian) Machel Montano and Shaggy have been booked for a CARIFESTA Super Concert to be held at the Queen’s Park Savannah in August this year.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address – a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.
Some 24 miles of road from Rukumutu to Yurongperu, South Pakaraimas in Region Nine, will be upgraded to the tune of $5 million.
(Barbados Nation) Three shooting deaths within the first two weeks of the year have left residents in some communities fearing for their lives.
PORT MORESBY, (Reuters) – From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.
(Barbados Nation) On Monday, January 14 police arrested and charged Janella Christy Milord Ashford 18, of 219 Lucinda Crescent, K1WOA1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Marc Dawins Cimeus, 20 of 932B Cummings Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada with, possession of cannabis, intent to supply cannabis, trafficking in cannabis and importation.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Emergency repairs to a major landslip along the Moruga Road, Indian Walk, Princes Town have begun.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says it has given serious and continuing consideration to the fact that the motion of no confidence in the Government, passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, requires that general elections must be held within ninety days of the passing of the motion.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government won a confidence vote in the British parliament today, clearing the way for her to attempt to forge a consensus among lawmakers on a Brexit divorce agreement.
(Trinidad Newsday) A series of Facebook posts by Trinidad soca star Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc implying he has cancer has left scores of people saddened.
Acknowledging the public interest, Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC yesterday said she expected to hand down rulings by month end in the three challenges filed on the December 21st no-confidence motion against government.
An 18-year-old cattle hand was remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged with the December 31st murders of the Bush Lot farmers Premcharran and Harricharran Samaroo, who were fatally shot during a robbery at their mother’s house.
A Linden couple is seeking answers from the Linden Hospital Complex after the death of their newborn baby shortly after delivery on Monday night.
Contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is responsible for the failure to meet the December 31, 2018 completion date for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion project which could see 5% of the US$150M contract sum withheld and utilized as liquidated damages, sources say.
President David Granger yesterday morning departed Guyana for Cuba where he will undergo the fourth round of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
The Guyana Defence Force last evening slammed reports that it was preparing for general elections in June.
It is still not clear when the two Chief Whips will meet with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to discuss its readiness to hold general elections but at least one Commissioner is hoping that the Chairman’s health is a main item on the agenda when the meeting does occur.
The Surinamese rice exporter whose body was discovered on Monday with a single gunshot to his forehead was reportedly brought to Guyana through the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne route.
Compton Reid, the private citizen who filed the first of three court actions brought following the December 21 passage of the no confidence motion against the government yesterday said that he is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the case.
The Guyana Government on Monday announced the selection of the ‘Guyana Hinterland Programme: Solar PV Grid Tie Farms’ for financing by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).
A taxi driver was yesterday granted bail after he was charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.
Guyana’s fight against the H1N1 Virus also known as Swine Flu will be primarily focused on non-pharmaceutical measures as there is not enough of the vaccine available locally for mass administration.