One man is dead and another is hospitalised under police guard following a fight yesterday which ended in a double stabbing at Philippi Village, Region Seven.
HELSINKI, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin today he no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russsia interfered to help him win the 2016 election.
Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited (CBCSL) had signed an agreement with the APNU+AFC government to repay millions of dollars for works not done for the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), as was revealed in a 2014 Audit and now owes about $140M, Minister of Public Communications David Patterson says.
“No woman should die while giving birth, irrespective of where she is,” says Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday said it is investigating a breach of the fence at the Rose Hall Town Outpost and Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected reports that it was an attempt by bandits to storm the building and steal weapons.
Eight persons are now being questioned and one has since admitted to playing a part in the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah, 61, and his son, Gopaul, who were found dead in their Craig Street, Campbellville home between Saturday and Monday last.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has won two cases against errant land developers, Minister within the Ministry of Communities Valerie Patterson related, even as she lamented that many persons have been waiting years for a house lot allocation, while developers leave acres unattended.
The Alliance for Change will await the findings of the police investigation into last week’s altercation between Junior Minister Simona Broomes, her driver Dexter David and two security guards in the parking lot of the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara before making a statement.
Police have identified the victim of the fatal Ruby, East Bank Essequibo Public Road accident, which occurred on Saturday morning.
ExxonMobil is stepping up plans for the construction of a major office complex in Guyana.
As the National Toshaos Conference opens today, former Attorney General Anil Nandall is urging indigenous village leaders to press for answers on land titling issues for their respective communities.
Guyana is not rushing to access the remainder of the US$880M that the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) says it can borrow to execute projects but will seek to determine which of many plans before it are vital and can give the best returns, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan says.
Natural resources watchdog GYEITI on Tuesday queried how it should respond to offers of aid from US oil company ExxonMobil and was told that it should use “good judgement”.
Farmers of Canal No 2 Polder on the West Bank of Demerara are continuing to call for help as they count their losses to floodwater which has remained on their farms since Monday.
The unavailability of flights to Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela has forced government to postpone a planned trip there to assess consular services for Guyanese residing there amid the economic and political turmoil wracking the country.
The Head of the Committees Division of the National Assembly, Debra H. Cadogan, has passed away after suffering from a brief illness.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style today as a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended battling outsiders Croatia’s dreams of a first title.
The Police today said that they are investigating the murder of Elroy Marks, 43, a fisherman of Aruka River, North West District and also of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast which occurred about 3.30 pm yesterday at Kumaka Waterfront, North West District; allegedly by a 43-year old labourer of Hotoquai Village, North West District who has since been detained and is assisting with the investigation.
With questions raised over the sole-sourcing of almost $367 million in emergency drugs from a US-based company last year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has distanced the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) from bearing responsibility for the deal, while saying that it’s approval is usually determined by the case put forward by the procuring entity.
Guyana’s foreign reserves have fallen below internationally recommended levels and according to opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali this is a sign that the country’s financial architecture is on the verge of imploding.
A disabled pensioner was burned to death in his Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice home yesterday and his son has been taken into custody on suspicion of starting the fire.
A couple from Good Hope, East Coast Demerara were arrested yesterday morning and several others, including Venezuelan nationals, are being sought following the discovery of almost 325 pounds in total of cocaine and marijuana, which were unearthed in a wooden vessel at Mon Repos.
Nand Persaud and Company Limited has started purchasing rice from neighbouring Suriname in anticipation that local production will not be sufficient to fulfill its international commitments.
The annual conference of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), which gets underway tomorrow, can expect “very sober discussions” on issues affecting indigenous communities as well as training for newly-elected leaders to empower them to represent their causes, according to outgoing NTC Vice-Chairman Lenox Shuman.
More than 50 persons remain displaced as flooding continues to affect parts of the Rupununi in Region Nine.
Poor maintenance of the canal is being blamed for stagnant water affecting some residents of Canal No.
Energy research company Rystad told a private sector forum last Tuesday that Guyana could reap about US$20 billion in profits from the eight oil discoveries by ExxonMobil.
Three persons have been taken into police custody after a Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man, who was discovered with head and other injuries after a drinking spree, succumbed on Friday evening.
Two drivers, who were both found to be under the influence of alcohol, were arrested early yesterday morning after they allegedly struck down and killed a man along the Ruby, East Bank Essequibo Public Road.
Skeletal remains, suspected to be that of a woman, were discovered last Tuesday morning at Thomas Island, Puruni River in Region Seven.
The two relatives who were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of a missing 75-year-old Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man, were each released on substantial bail yesterday even as the police have said they will continue to investigate the two-year-old case.
For the vendors selling at the La Penitence Market in Georgetown, floodwater, leaks and the presence of animals have all become a way of life from which they are hoping they will one day be delivered.
Since the APNU-AFC coalition government took office in 2015, only three of more than two dozen listed state pensioners have been collecting payments, the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for issuing the payments, has disclosed.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will soon embark on a feasibility study for the upgrade of the Parika stelling, for which works are expected to begin next year.
Guyana’s government is reviewing the Protocol on Contingent Rights, which will enable the spouses and children of skilled workers to travel with them across the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge has said.
The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with ANSA McAL, held a small ceremony on Friday to honour the top 15 performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).
The sloth in conducting coroner’s inquests is of great concern, according to Opposition Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall, who says it is not in keeping with government’s 2015 elections campaign promise that over 400 such inquiries would be conducted.
In a show of gratitude to its contributors for their time and knowledge shared, local company PDC Research has launched an awards programme.
Two West Bank Demerara (WBD) residents are presently in police custody following the discovery of over a kilogramme of cannabis concealed in a bucket at the Bartica Stelling yesterday morning.
Four persons, including a member of the Joint Services, were arrested yesterday after being found in possession of several Ziploc bags filled with cannabis when police stopped and searched the vehicle they were travelling in.
Armed bandits early yesterday morning relieved a woman and attacked her companion, shortly after they left a high school reunion at Woolford Avenue, in Georgetown.
A police constable is under close arrest after he allegedly discharged a loaded firearm during a dispute at a nightclub at Soesdyke in the wee hours of yesterday morning.
Ranks of the Joint Services yesterday morning conducted a three-hour search at the Lusignan Prison, on the East Coast of Demerara, during which they uncovered a quantity of contraband items, including phones, weapons and drugs.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies prompted days of violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
The Bank of Guyana (BoG) will soon have the ability to grant temporary financial bailouts to commercial banks in order to protect depositors from losses similar to those incurred when the Globe Trust and Investment Company Limited (GTICL) collapsed in 2004.
Two relatives of a missing 75-year-old Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man were arrested on Wednesday in connection with his disappearance.
Kwakwani remains in the grip of a deep flood and is bracing for more rain even as the authorities consider what steps to take for the hundreds of affected residents.
Three Stabroek Market vendors were yesterday charged with breaking and entering the L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons jewellery store.
Social Protection Minister Amna Ally on Thursday said that a “request of assistance” is a prerequisite for funding of projects under the government’s Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) Initiative.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday reported that it has recorded a 9% decrease in serious crimes for the year as at June 30th, compared with the same period for last year.