Racer Kristian Jeffrey was injured in a robbery this morning at Agricola. A statement by Jeffrey follows: Statement by Kristian Jeffrey (issued May 26, 2019) A friend and I went to the Buju Banton Carnival concert on Saturday night at the National Stadium, Providence.
Specific information from several “whistle-blowers” is what sparked an investigation close to a year ago into the issuance of about 20 oil exploration licences here, and with only a desk review done thus far, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has seen no evidence of irregularities yet.
It is inexcusable that President David Granger has not fully declared his assets and liabilities to the Integrity Commission, says Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc’s (TIGI) head, Dr Troy Thomas, who is questioning why the Head of State was not among the 87 names on the first list of errant public officials published in the Official Gazette last November.
Activities in the mining sector and the corresponding production levels do not match the amount of gold being declared to the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) and the entity has begun to go into the mining districts to buy the precious metal while also tightening up security measures for exports.
President David Granger says that the country is poised for another transformative moment and that employment for all youth is possible.
A 29-year-old miner is clinging to life at a city hospital, more than a month after he was brutally beaten and stabbed about his body during a robbery close to his Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo home.
For four years, First Lady Sandra Granger has been quietly working with Guyana’s youth, especially those who are vulnerable.
On behalf of the US government, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has congratulated Guyana on its 53rd independence anniversary being celebrated today and said that the US is ready to assist to ensure all Guyanese benefit from the country’s oil resources.
—crested Rupununi River leaves travellers stranded The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has advised the Mahdia Town Council to relocate residents living close to creeks and low-lying areas, after recent flash-flooding forced them from their homes.
The National Assembly on Thursday approved more than $7 billion in supplementary funding for various state agencies including $700 million in additional funding for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).
A Stewartville, West Coast Demerara miner drowned on Wednesday while working at Pepper Hill river front, Cuyuni River.
Guyana was earlier this month represented at the Guianas Regional Man-grove Ecosystems Training Workshop, held in Suriname, at which expertise on mangrove management and conservation was shared.
A team of researchers from the United Kingdom, will be spearheading a study on mental health resilience in Guyana, with the aim of informing culturally appropriate mental health and social care education.
With the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is hoping that there would be some relief from frequent power outages.
The Gaming Authority yesterday issued a retraction of its statement that a principal of Suriname-based Superbet had been convicted of money laundering and had served a four-year jail sentence.
University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith will proceed on end-of-contract leave on Tuesday after the UG council reversed a contentious round-robin vote that had itself reversed a previous decision to send the official on the standard leave.
President David Granger yesterday conferred an additional 77 persons with National Awards in recognition of their contribution to Guyana’s development.
Savita Persaud, the owner of the Liquid Love Bar located on Station Street, Kitty, who was tried for several offences including trafficking two Venezuelan women for sex, was yesterday sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined $1.1 million.
A firefighter, charged with causing the death of his reputed wife after he reportedly lost control of the motorbike they were travelling on along the 111 Miles Mahdia, Potaro Road on Monday, was granted bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Davanand Narine, the man who attempted to take his own life after he allegedly fatally stabbed his wife at their Anna Regina, Essequibo home last week, was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday charged with murder.
Global offshore and onshore geotechnical and surveying company, Fugro, which recently set up an office in Guyana, has procured a hydrographic vessel worth over US$135,000 for its operations here.
-further deductions to be made for time served Finding the 70-year sentence imposed against murder convict Lloyd Rampersaud, as being unduly “severe”, the Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday reduced it to 30 years, ordering that further deductions be made for time served.
The government in keeping with commitments it made last year, has commissioned Guyana’s first amphibious excavator at the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) in Flagstaff, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara.
The decomposed body of a 25-year-old miner was on Wednesday discovered in a latrine at Tassawini Landing, North West District, days after he was allegedly beaten and stabbed by three men during a confrontation.
Given that the controversial US$18 million signing bonus is in the state’s possession, the complaint made by PPP executive member Gail Teixeira cannot be investigated, Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) Professor Clive Thomas says.
A miner died after he was stabbed a dozen times in his back in the wee hours of Thursday morning at Takutu Landing, Mazaruni River, during an argument with his drinking buddy, who has since admitted to the crime.
Residents of Mahdia and the surrounding areas have been urged to be vigilant and prepare for further flooding after a flashflood covered swathes of the town yesterday morning.
The National Assembly on Thursday approved an $800 million supplemental appropriation for the Ministry of Finance which is expected to be used to pay a court judgment of more than $400 million awarded to Trinidad construction company Dipcon in 2015.
Two women prisoners, Bibi Parjohn, 40, and Unique Hope, 30, have received Presiden-tial pardons from President David Granger, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.
A minibus conductor was yesterday remanded to prison after answering to a charge of raping a woman in 2016.
Charged in January with attempting to smuggle a quantity of cannabis into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court lockups, a mother of three was yesterday sentenced to a year behind bars for the crime.
Students and staff members of the University of Guyana (UG) are asked to note that full operations will resume today following a bomb scare yesterday.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday dismissed an application by James Ramsahoye, who was hoping to be granted special leave to appeal a decision of the Guyana Court of Appeal, which dismissed enforcement orders from a previous judgment, that he be paid damages and a monthly pension, against his former employers.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday rejected public disclosure of his declarations to the Integrity Commission.
President David Granger on Thursday paid a visit to Mocha Arcadia on the occasion of its 125th anniversary and challenged the residents to invest in their lands like the once-enslaved Africans did after they were emancipated.
Yesterday’s downpour in Georgetown resulted in a few areas being flooded in and around the city.
The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday held its second lottery for 2019 in Mining District 5, Port Kaituma, Region One following a similar exercise held in March in Georgetown.
As investigators continue to probe the death of Kareema Mary Cholmondeley, the teenager who lost her life after she allegedly jumped from her husband’s vehicle and was struck by another car, her husband and the driver remain in custody.
The National Assembly yesterday approved a $7.9 billion supplementary appropriation which included $3.5 billion in funding for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), $2 billion in funding for the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and $1.5 billion for the Ministry of Communities as well as several hundreds of millions in funding for the Ministries of Finance, Social Cohesion, Social Protection and National Security.
A ballistics test conducted on two firearms discovered following a shootout between the police and three bandits on Sunday in Black Bush Polder, have confirmed that they were used recently in the robbery carried out on an Albion Chinese supermarket.
An 18-year-old Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara girl died after she was struck by a car, after allegedly jumping from her husband’s vehicle on Wednesday night.
Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday express-ed dissatisfaction with the explanation given by Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson about the US$9000 reimbursement into his private account for a 2017 China trip and questioned why the money was not handed directly to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD).
Denying that it is deliberately stalling the licensing process for sport betting service, Superbet, the Gaming Authority on Wednesday said that the money laundering conviction against one of the company’s principals has resulted in the need for an AML/CFT audit.
Minutes after an arrest warrant was issued for Superintendent Gary McAlister, who on the last occasion gave conflicting testimony regarding the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the attempted murder charge against Maryann Daby, the warrant was recalled, as the officer showed up and explained the reason for his absence.
A rape charge against a technician was on Tuesday withdrawn based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), as the complainant wished to offer no evidence.
An application for operations in Guyana sent in by rebranded airline, Eastern Airlines LLC, formerly called Dynamic Airways, has been rejected by Cabinet, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said.
A University of Guyana (UG) graduate, Lisa Dublin, along with Dr Dawn Fox, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, have earned themselves the distinction of being the winners of the inaugural 2018-2019 Guyana Innovation Prize.
The Hope, East Coast Demerara Wind Farm project is one step closer to being realised, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received an application for environmental authorisation for the project.
Detective Corporal Alexie Annys yesterday told a court that he saw when Kerry Cromwell shot Elvin Lorrimer.
A 37-year-old Wismar, Linden man, identified by family members as Leonard Orlando Moriah, on Tuesday afternoon succumbed to injuries he suffered after being beaten.