The Child Protection Agency (CPA) has taken into its care a 13-year-old child alleged to have been impregnated by her stepfather and is monitoring the medical progress of another 10-year-old girl who was brutally raped by a relative.
Two prison officers who were on duty at the Georgetown Public Hospital are in police custody assisting with investigations after they were found in possession of a narcotic and one has admitted that he was paid to smuggle the drug into the Georgetown Prison.
The death of Surinamese policeman Ravikant Premcharan, who was found in a vehicle on Passiebloem Straat in Paramaribo, Suriname on May 13th has not been linked to the April 27th piracy attack in Surinamese waters which left over a dozen Guyanese missing and now presumed dead, Crime Chief Paul Williams said.
Acting Chief Justice Roxane George is likely to deliver her ruling on July 30th in the action filed by former Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington who are challenging misconduct charges levelled against them.
If Ramesh Persaud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED) were to invest in any sector right now, it would be in agriculture and, specifically, in fruits, vegetables and livestock because of opportunities in viable local and Caribbean markets.
“It’s going to be more than a barbeque pit,” says one of the two persons involved in the project that will see the transformation of reserve land at the entrance of Roxanne Burnham Gardens into a barbeque pit.
(Reuters) – Thousands of Florida residents evacuated their homes today as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north through the Gulf of Mexico with forecasters saying it could bring “life-threatening inundation” to southern coastal states.
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Despite an apparent divide between APNU and the AFC on reforming the sentencing for possession of small amounts of cannabis, government Member of Parliament Michael Carrington says that a reworked bill will come before the National Assembly by next month end.
GuySuCo is concerned about the vesting order which has placed its assets under the control of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) set up to oversee the divestment of four shuttered estates as tensions continue to rise between the two in a number of areas, including the claimed production of molasses.
Despite a four-hour late start, the inaugural Guyana Carnival yesterday saw hundreds of participants take to the streets of Georgetown, where they were joined by hundreds more eager to take in the spectacle.
Haniff Bacchus, the 70-year-old Guyanese national who was caught with a quantity of cocaine hidden in his motorised wheelchair at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada earlier this month, was fined EC$50,000 last Thursday for trafficking the drug.
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan will be making a request to the Surinamese police, seeking consent for at least seven Guyanese witnesses to be returned here for questioning in relation to last month’s fatal attack on almost two dozen fishers off the coast of Suriname.
Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo has said that concessions are part of the daily life of a government and that he will not “beat up” on the APNU+AFC administration for giving concessions to any foreign investor whose investment was transparent and administered by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).
Attorney General Basil Williams SC yesterday denied that he had attacked members of the Bar and says recent remarks he made pertained only to the failure of persons who have been entrusted with legal cases on behalf of the state to advise him of this.
Local anti-corruption watchdog Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) yesterday crticised both the Guyana Nursing Council and the Guyana Medical Council for their unwillingness to provide information on the current status of investigations of the conduct of nurse Sherilyn Marks, who was transferred last year after complaining about the alleged abuse of office by a Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) Coun-cillor to access prescription medication.
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