LONDON, (Reuters) – British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin today, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
Chief Justice Roxane George said today that it is her intention to hand down a decision before the end of the month in the various cases that have been brought in the aftermath of the December 21st, 2018 vote of no confidence against the government.
The body of a Surinamese rice exporter who was fingered in the country’s largest drug seizure was found yesterday afternoon at the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne by ranks attached to the Number 51 Police Station.
Acknowledging that he has dual citizenship, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge yesterday said he has already engaged his attorneys on this matter and is awaiting the outcome of the recent court action filed by a private citizen.
An autopsy yesterday revealed that 76-year-old retired police officer Cyril Persaud, whose decomposed body was found floating in a canal at D’Urban Backlands on Sunday, was murdered.
With the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) planning to hand over the management of Sophia to the Georgetown municipality, a seven-member committee was yesterday appointed to enter into discussions with the body on behalf of the new Mayor and City Council (M&CC).
The Ministry of Public Health says the country is ready to handle any emergence of the H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu, after a reported outbreak in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago and the three deaths so far.
Berbicians yesterday took to the streets to protest what they say are sudden hikes in charges for water, which most of them said they would not be able to afford.
A jury yesterday found Bishnauth Mohamed not guilty of the rape of a five-year-old girl.
Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has urged the new Georgetown Mayor and City Council to commit to ensuring the proper management of the city and to closely monitor the actions of the administration in the implementation of their decisions and programmes.
People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillors found themselves in the unlikely position of mediators after members of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the 8th of May Movement (8MM) clashed at the first meeting of the new Beterverwag-ting/Triumph Neighbour-hood Democratic Council (NDC) last Friday.
Allison Butters-Grant, the Global Seafoods Distributors Inc Director who passed away on Sunday night after battling cancer for a number of years, has been remembered as a business leader whose drive to succeed was only matched by her passion for her homeland.
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Up to the third quarter of 2018, Guyana had benefited from some US$64 million ($13.7 billion) in local content from the oil and gas sector which represents the highest amount since oil was first found here in 2015.
As the police probe into the murder of 46-year-old Prietam Manickram, the alcoholic who was found dead in an abandoned house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara last week continues, a male individual who is deemed a ‘person of interest’ in the matter has been detained.
At a hearing of the appeal filed by Clive Knights to his conviction and 57-year sentence for the murder of insurance company executive Bert Whyte, his attorney Dexter Todd is challenging the purported “blood” evidence” led in the case.
A pork-knocker was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the illegal possession of a gun and matching ammunition.
A wanted man was on Friday remanded to prison, after he appeared before a city court to answer to three armed robbery charges.
Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix yesterday said that the building to house the migrant support centre in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) was identified by newly appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO), Denis Jaikarran.
A food vendor was yesterday placed on bail after being charged with trafficking more than 100 grammes of cannabis.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said today he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report saying the FBI in 2017 opened a counterintelligence investigation of whether he acted on Moscow’s behalf.
A decision on the Trinidad-headquartered Republic Bank’s pending acquisition of Scotiabank’s operations here has been stalled as the Bank of Guyana (BoG) is awaiting a response to a request for documents from Republic Bank.
Admitting that there is a record of him enquiring about the price of gold shortly before leaving for Canada, former government Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandass Persaud has defended his actions saying it was for his clients.
Conglomerate Banks DIH saw its profit after tax increase from $3.584 billion in 2017 to $4.085 billion last year, an appreciation of $501 million or 14%.
A Stanleytown motorcyclist died during the wee hours of yesterday after he slammed into a utility pole at Alexander Street, New Amsterdam.
The body of a 76-year-old former police officer, who was missing for a few days, was found floating in a canal at D’Urban Back-lands yesterday morning.
New Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine says he will strive to deliver on transparency, accountability and integrity of the city council during his tenure.
With at least four persons with dual citizenship holding top positions in its government, including Minister of State Joseph Harmon, former Attorney General Anil Nandall says the APNU+AFC coalition should say what it intends to do as it is duplicitous and hypocritical to only zoom in on Charrandass Persaud’s status.
Director of Global Seafoods Distributors, Allison Butters-Grant passed away last evening after battling cancer for a number of years.
Initially scheduled to have been completed by December 2017, then December 2018, expansion works continue on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri and questions remained unanswered on current developments or when the project will be finished.
A Betsy Ground, East Canje canter driver, was on Wednesday placed on $500,000 bail, after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Quick action by four men saved a 20-year-old Guyana Water Incorporated meter reader from a potential fatal end after she was attacked by a swarm of bees at Enmore, East Coast Demerara last week.
Over 8,000 marijuana plants were destroyed on Saturday after the Guyana Police Force discovered two farms in the Upper Demerara River area.
In a bid to prevent an outbreak of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) in Guyana, port officials including Port Health Officers have been trained to tackle any possible cases in travellers entering Guyana, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Public Health Dr.
A suspected bandit was on Friday night captured and beaten by residents after he and three others allegedly planned to rob a boat at Roden Rust, Parika, East Bank Essequibo.
PROVIDENCE, Guyana, CMC – Captain Kirk Edwards struck his first regional first class hundred in five years but West Indies starlets Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul overpowered Windward Islands Volcanoes, to propel leaders Guyana Jaguars to their fourth straight win here today.
CARABALLEDA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido today said that President Nicolas Maduro’s adversaries were “not afraid” even though he was briefly detained by intelligence agents, days after saying he would be willing to replace the increasingly isolated president.
Presidential candidate of the newly-launched Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) Lenox Shuman yesterday announced that he will be giving up his Canadian citizenship to vie for a seat in the National Assembly.
Although the recent legal challenge to the validity of former parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud’s election as a Member of Parliament (MP) due to his dual citizenship has raised questions about government members with a similar status, both of the governing coalition’s partners, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC), have expressed an unwillingness to speak on the issue.
The three remaining bidders for GuySuCo’s Skeldon, Rose Hall and Enmore estates should know government’s decision by the end of this month.
Weeks after warning that legal action will be taken against public officials who have failed to declare their assets and liabilities, the Integrity Commission yesterday published a fourth list of persons it has found to be non-compliant with the law.
Hundreds of youths yesterday attended an interactive session on the oil and gas sector, where they were sensitised about the needs of the industry and steps to be taken in order to take advantage of available opportunities.
Venezuela is seeking to expand its maritime space not only in Guyana’s territory but also in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other states, including Colombia, Barbados and Suriname, which must all be vigilant as a result.
The mother of three of the nine boys allegedly raped by Muslim scholar Nezaam Ali is calling for his trials to be conducted urgently.
The Ethic Relations Commission (ERC) on Friday night launched a new educational campaign focused on promoting harmony and unity among Guyanese.
The Demerara Tobacco Company (Demtoco) says compliance with new public health regulations have already led it to hike the prices of its products even as it awaits the impact of the new tax regime for tobacco.
For 2018, the New Amsterdam Town Council collected $54.3 million in property taxes and $18 million in interest on arrears collected.
A second suspect has been arrested as the police continue their investigation into the murder of 46-year-old Prietam Manickram, the alcoholic who was found dead in an abandoned house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara last Monday.
The police suspect that one of the men believed to be part of a Sindicato gang that was held off during an attack at a mining camp at Black Water, Cuyuni, in Region Seven last Wednesday, was wounded.
President David Granger last Sunday, presented the Guyana Press Association (GPA) with commemorative coins and lapel pins in the run-up to the Association’s 75th anniversary, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.