President David Granger this morning said that he is responsible for the US$18M ExxonMobil signing bonus being put into an escrow account at the Bank of Guyana, a decision he believes was necessary at the time so that Guyana could be prepared for a National Security Emergency.
(Trinidad Guardian) Ramraj Samaroo yesterday appeared in the Couva Magistrates Court charged with the murder of his younger brother.
Auditor General Deodat Sharma has started investigating the failure by government to transfer the US$18 million signing bonus paid by ExxonMobil last year to the Consolidated Fund, in keeping with the Constitution.
Suspended PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Bishop Juan Edghill was yesterday arrested after an attempt to enter the compound of the Public Buildings, where the resumption of the consideration of the national budget estimates saw a brief opposition walkout over House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland’s decision to allow the approval without scrutiny of allocations slated to be examined at the previous day’s disrupted session.
A Lethem contractor, wanted by police in connection with the discovery of an illegal aircraft and airstrip near Santa Fe, in Region Nine in August, has surrendered to the police after months on the run and his lawyer said he acted out of fear for his life.
The five persons who were arrested shortly after the discovery of the body of Ranella Benfield in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara on Monday morning, remain in custody.
The latest report from the City Council’s Parking Meter Renegotiation Committee recommends that parking fees be set at an upper limit of $25 per 15 minute interval and $100 per hour, inclusive of VAT.
Attorney Eusi Anderson was yesterday fined $100,000 for lying to Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall.
Residents of Kopinang, Region Eight, may be in for a gloomy Christmas following the decision by Air Services Limited (ASL) to suspend flights to the area, due to the state of the Kopinang Airstrip.
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has confirmed that the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory will benefit from the investment of close to US$1 million for upgrades that will enable it to conduct DNA testing.
Bids for the construction of a roundabout at Kitty, Georgetown were opened yesterday under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
A salesman was robbed of $1 million in cash on Saturday night, when he was attacked by two bandits while about to hand over the day’s sales to his employer outside Demerara Park, East Bank Demerara.
The application by Magistrate Judy Latchman for a stay of Justice Brassington Reynolds’ ruling compelling her to commit accused Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues to stand trial for the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing will be heard on January 25.
A Port Kaituma truck driver was yesterday charged with converting raw gold that he had been entrusted to deliver to another man.
An Arakaka resident was on Monday granted $100,000 bail after he denied the possession of a quantity of cannabis that was found in a speaker box.
Residents of Hand en Veldt, Mahaica, Region 5, have been promised access to potable water by Christmas this year, after 10 years of being without such.
While the amount earmarked for subventions to Local Government Authorities (LGAs) has increased to more than a billion dollars in the proposed 2018 national budget, the various LGAs are not getting more money.
A reduction of bail was yesterday granted to Yuniyka Bovell, the Canadian woman who was charged in October with the possession of 3.5 pounds of heroin.
The never-occupied $728 million Kato Secondary School, in Region Eight, which had to be rehabilitated after an audit found that it was unsafe for children, has been given the “green light” to be opened next month.
Region One (Barima-Waini) will receive its second radio station with the introduction of Radio Moruca in 2018, according to APNU+AFC parliamentarian Richard Allen.
City Magistrate Judy Latchman has given the prosecution more time to present its last witness in the trial of Samuel Adams, who is charged with wounding a BK International Supervisor last December.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (Reuters) – Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S.
Calling the proposed 2018 national budget “visionless,” PPP/C parliamentarian Clement Rohee last Thursday accused government of continuously feeding “empty promises” to the nation.
The prosecution on Monday closed its case against Tiffini Collison, the woman who is accused of trying to mail four hammocks soaked in cocaine.
PARIS, (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives yesterday, telling them: “We are losing the battle”.