The Government of Guyana today requested a postponement of the scheduled sitting of the National Assembly from today to Monday November 19th as a result of the motion of no confidence which was lodged yesterday by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.
As had been announced, American Airlines made its inaugural flight to Guyana last night.
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.
The opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has laid a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly against the APNU+AFC administration, which it says is damaging the country’s future prospects.
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.
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.
Health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) have said that 16-year-old Preya Eshwar lost her twin babies as a result of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage and not by negligence as she claims.
El Dorado Offshore Inc. (EDO) says it will be investigating allegations of discrimination made by Guyanese seafarers it has recruited to work on offshore oil sector support vessels, including that they are being paid less than expatriates for the same jobs.
A pregnant police constable was yesterday charged with dousing her boyfriend with acid.
The High Court is expected to rule next week on a challenge by Dr.
A man is expected to be charged soon with the murder of a Parika, East Bank Essequibo woman, whose lifeless body was found under a tree in the vicinity of Hydronie Market Road, Parika, on Sunday.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday said it is deeply saddened by the news that President David Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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.
The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) yesterday closed its case in the trial of eight Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Directors, who are charged with failing to comply with a court order.
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.
Rookhia Kalloo, the eighty-six-year-old passenger who is hospitalised following the crash-landing of a Fly Jamaica plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last Friday, has suffered a fractured skull.
If CARICOM is to safeguard the region’s interests in the global arena and achieve the objective of improving the lives of its citizens, its most important immediate task is to advance the implementation of the Single Market and Economy (CSME), Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque says.
Environmental Officer within the Technical Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Savitri Itwaru is the EPA’s first beneficiary of an internship through bilateral cooperation with the Mexican Embassy in Guyana.
The Guyana Golden Lives Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisa-tion (NGO) which caters to children coping with bereavement, was formally launched yesterday.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo today said that a motion of no-confidence has been lodged with Parliament office against the APNU+AFC government.
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.
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.
A man was yesterday remanded to prison by a city court, after being charged with the murder of a Kuru Kururu legal clerk.
—says staff performance also has to be factored in Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Professor Ivelaw Griffith, has denied the claims by two unions that UG is on the brink of a crisis, countering that the institution is currently financially solvent and willing to begin wage increase negotiations.
An elderly woman, who was among those aboard the Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash landed last Friday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri is currently hospitalized after reportedly suffering severe trauma, which resulted in the swelling of the brain.
An investigation has been launched after a Corentyne woman accused ranks attached to the Number 51 Police Station of beating her and her son on Tuesday.
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).
The power station operator at Matthews Ridge in the northwest has confessed to stealing a turbocharger and selling it to a miner.
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has scheduled a meeting today following alleged complaints by its members regarding the Interim Management Committee’s (IMC) management of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU).
Police Legal Advisor, retired Justice Claudette Singh, has advised that further investigations be done on the theft alleged to have been committed by a dozen members of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) last Friday, when they responded to the crash-landing of a Fly Jamaica airplane.
Policeman Quincy Alexander, who was shot in the back by persons alleged to be members of the ‘Sindicatos’ gang, while in a boat on the Wenamu River, in Region Seven, yesterday underwent surgery to remove the bullet.
The decaying body of a popular Mandela Avenue, Georgetown potter was yesterday afternoon discovered at his home and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
Twelve vehicles including a `David G’ bus assigned to the Region Seven administration, recorded high maintenance costs for last year, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s report, which also highlighted over $2 million in overpayments on several contracts.
Private Sector Commission (PSC) Chairman Desmond Sears on Tuesday expressed concern over the low voter turnout at Monday’s local government elections but praised the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for ensuring the voting process went well.
The Department of Energy (DoE) has to date received no credible reports of any form of corruption as it relates contractors and deals in the nascent oil and gas sector.
A national dialogue on domestic violence, will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre today from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The preliminary inquiry into the murder charge against Subryanville hotelier Erwin Bacchus, who is accused of murdering Jason De Florimonte, continued yesterday before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.
A three-day curriculum writing workshop began yesterday and Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson told those in attendance that the aim of the exercise is to ensure that ‘every child can learn and that every child must learn’.
On Friday last, two youths from the Juvenile Holding Centre participated in a karate grading exercise conducted by the Guyana Karate College at the Transport Sports Club, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.
A 45-year-old logger accused of being the owner of a quantity of ammunition discovered aboard a minibus, was yesterday granted $60,000 bail by a city court, after being charged with unlawful possession.
A man allegedly found with 17 grammes of cannabis in his possession after being searched by police at roadblock on the Linden/ Soesdyke High-way, was yesterday remanded by a city court.
The managing committee of the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE), yesterday held a post-evaluation discussion with exhibitors, to determine how to improve on shortcomings, for the next hosting of the event, scheduled for early 2020.
President David Granger has been diagnosed in Cuba with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and underwent surgery and began a second phase of treatment today, according to a statement from the Guyana Embassy in Havana, Cuba.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba said today it would pull thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.
The opposition PPP/C polled heavily in the community that AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan is from – No.47 Village, Corentyne and surrounding areas.
(Jamaica Observer) FLY Jamaica Airways passengers who have been stranded since the crash-landing of one of its carriers in Guyana last Friday were still, up to yesterday, unaware of when they will be able to return to the island, as the airline has not given them any information.
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has secured “massive” wins at the 2018 local government elections, according to PPP General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo, who says it won the majority of seats on five of the ten municipalities and picked up key support in Georgetown.
Overturning judgments of the local courts, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday ruled in favour of a group of Guyanese transgender women that the law prohibiting cross-dressing violates their freedom of expression and said it should be struck from the laws of Guyana.
Even as speculation about the health of President David Granger continues to grow, government yesterday said it is still uncertain of when he is due to return as he still has to await clearance from doctors in Cuba.
Following Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE) the capital city of Georgetown will remain under the control of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) which has secured 21 of its 30 seats but the opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic has significantly increased its position at the council earning a total of seven seats at the Horseshoe table.