APNU+AFC leaders reaffirm coalition unity

The leadership of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) met last  evening to discuss a number of matters and they said that their coalition remains united and strong.

Former SWAT commander facing departmental charge

Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie, the former head of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit who was implicated in the smuggling of 30 cases of whisky, has been charged departmentally, according to Police Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Paul Slowe, who hopes that the matter can reach a conclusion in the next few weeks.

UG student missing in Linden

The family and friends of 20-year-old Cleon Bovell are requesting the public’s assistance in finding the young man who has been missing since yesterday.

Grove man’s death being treated as murder

-after autopsy points to foul play

An autopsy performed on the remains of Ronald Armstrong, the man who was found along the Diamond Public Road last Friday morning, has led investigators to treat his death as a murder.

Guyana delegation for UK over Greenheart ban

A Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) delegation led by its minister Raphael Trotman and including Guyana Forestry Commission Chairman of the Board, Jocelyn Dow is to journey to the United Kingdom for talks on the complete lifting of the ban on greenheart imports from this country.

Freeze aid to Tanzania over rights violations, campaigners say

NAIROBI,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Foreign donors should freeze funding to Tanzania to press the government to scrap policies violating the rights of girls and sexual minorities, campaigners said yesterday, a day after the World Bank and Denmark said they were withholding aid.

President Granger diagnosed with cancer

-undergoing treatment, expected to make full recovery

President David Granger has been  diagnosed with cancer – Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma –  in Cuba and a second phase of treatment began yesterday, according to a statement from Guyana’s Ambassador in Havana, Halim Majeed.  

Tower Suites owner was held by US after elaborate operation

-DEA played major role, drug deal `meetings’ were convened in Georgetown, Jamaica, Colombia

A US arrest warrant was out for Guyanese businessman Shervington Lovell since August following months of investigation by the US DEA which entailed him meeting with confidential sources (CSs) in Georgetown and Jamaica as they allegedly planned a cocaine shipment to the Netherlands.

Rice miller levies on GRDB assets

-following $100m court award

Not being paid the almost $100M awarded to him by the High Court for paddy supplied, rice miller Arnold Sankar, through an agent, yesterday afternoon executed a levy on assets belonging to the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).