Following a call by government for Expressions of Interest, the Guyana Office for Foreign and Local Investment (G-Invest) yesterday signed agreements to pave the way for the development of four chain-branded hotels here, including a US$90 million Hilton hotel.
Efforts to reopen the Rose Hall, Skeldon and Enmore estates have so far cost the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) $126 million and resulted in the rehiring of 690 workers.
With an inmate population of 1884, Guyana’s prison system is currently accommodating more than 500 persons over its capacity, according to Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels, who says urgent attention needs to be given to alternative sentencing.
By Readawne Henery A fisherman was on Sunday fatally stabbed by his sister at their Parika Backdam home, after she attempted to stop him from assaulting his common-law wife.
Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan yesterday confirmed that traffic between Orealla and Siparuta has been placed on hold as the health authorities are working to administer COVID-19 tests in both communities after some positive cases were discovered.
In its latest travel health notice, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed Guyana as a country where there is a very high risk of contracting COVID-19 and has warned against travelling here.
Forty-two businesses have been warned about breaches of COVID-19 protocols according to the Ministry of Health and the National COVID-19 Task Force Secretariat (NCFTS).
The lack of human resources and infrastructure are two of the major factors which contributed to the recent escape of two inmates from the Lusignan Prison, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels says.
Twenty-one new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This was revealed through the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.
On November 10, the United States announced that it will be imposing visa restrictions on wildlife and timber traffickers.
Attorney-at-law Maxwell Mc Kay has died. The criminal defence attorney is said to have died sometime during the course of Sunday evening.
A woman remained critical in the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) yesterday after a vehicle toppled at Hill Foot Public Road, Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Sunday.
President Irfaan Ali is on an official three-day visit to the Republic of Suriname.
Three men were yesterday charged with robbing a Corentyne boat owner of cash when they appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
After being remanded to prison for just over a week on charges of unlicensed gun and ammunition possession, national cyclist Hamzah Eastman was on Thursday granted High Court bail in the sum of $150,000.
The trial of Alvin Jones who is accused of the 2017 murder of amateur footballer, Paul Daniels, will commence on Thursday morning before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the High Court in George-town.
The University of Guyana (UG) has started mailing certificates to graduates.
The man who was shot in an attack in Albouystown on November 1st has been discharged from the hospital but the shooter is still on the run.
The Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo is to procure peanut shellers to boost the industry’s prospects.
A Cuban doctor attached to the Skeldon Public Hospital was yesterday robbed of cash, jewellery and a television after two persons broke into his quarters.