CCJ sets two days for no-confidence motion hearing

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.

Truck driver charged over Angelle Barry’s fatal accident

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.

New CJIA fees will negatively impact tourism

-Business Minister

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.

Alleged Sophia robber shot during escape bid remanded

-had allegedly robbed trainee nurses

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.

Lima road repaired

Residents living in the village of Lima in Region 2 benefited recently from road works, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Bids received for mathematics tool kits

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.

Many improvements at UG – Vice-Chancellor

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.

Roger Khan’s bid for early release hits snag

-warden says ‘good-conduct’ petition premature

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.

Opposition-nominated commissioners accused of stalling GECOM’s work as walkouts continue

-after proposal to suspend statutory meetings until CCJ ruling

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.

Solid Waste Director says city garbage contractors overstretched

-warns council of ‘alarming’ situation at Stabroek Market

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.

Fugitive convict jailed for new gun, ammo crimes

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.

CDC monitoring dry weather effects countrywide

-distributes water to Timehri community after creek stops flowing

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.