Expressing concern that there has been no appointment of a substantive Chancellor since she gave up the post 13 years ago, Justice Désirée Bernard last evening called for the appointment of both a substantive Chancellor and Chief Justice.
Expired drugs valued more than $34 million were discovered at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and several Health Centres in Region Four, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s report, which also reported similar findings albeit on a smaller scale at health centres in regions Three, Seven, Eight and Nine.
The following are preliminary results from the Statements of Poll (SOPs) posted outside polling stations in the Municipality of Georgetown as they become available to Stabroek News.
Representatives from the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Boeing Company have arrived in Guyana to assist in determining the cause of last Friday’s crash landing of a Fly Jamaica aircraft.
The Guyana Police Force is still searching for the suspect in the murder of 24-year-old Xavier Boyal, who was fatally shot in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
As police await legal advice on possible charges against a dozen members of the Guyana Fire Service over thefts from the Fly Jamaica airplane that crash landed here last Friday, the firefighters have been granted their release on station bail, Crime Chief Lyndon Alves has said.
The turnout during the first few hours of voting for yesterday’s local government elections appeared to be negligible, despite months of campaigning by contestants and education efforts by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to rouse greater engagement.
The Region Six Administration is still to recover overpayments totalling over $12 million for contracts awarded as far back as 2010 and overpaid net salaries, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s report.
Complaints of victimisation during recent police raids are being investigated, the new Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), retired judge William Ramlal has confirmed.
Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman is due to rule on Friday on whether a case has been made out against the three men charged with the almost $9 million armed robbery at the Ramada Princess Casino last year.
A delegation of international experts on the death penalty is in Guyana to address the use of capital punishment in the country and prospects for moving towards abolition.
Charges against an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a Corporal, who were separately accused of unlawful detention and assault, were withdrawn last month based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Zeelugt New Housing Scheme is benefitting from the construction of a second entrance and exit at a cost of $22M by the Government, through the Regional Administration of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three), the Department of Public Information (DPI) says.
Today's Local Government Elections are being monitored by 98 observers.
While President David Granger was scheduled to return to Guyana yesterday in time to vote in today’s Local Government Elections, his office has confirmed that he will not be here and sources say that he has not been given the “okay to travel” by doctors in Cuba.
A sovereign wealth fund should only be used for rainy day planning and not to be used to supplement recurring expenditure as was done recently in Trinidad and Tobago says T&T’s former prime minister and Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
“It’s a miracle that we survived. Thank you God”, were the words of Davanan Sukhram, one of the passengers aboard the Fly Jamaica flight which crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri last Friday.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday said that the government’s temporary takeover of the Berbice Bridge goes against the grain of democratic freedoms and could undermine investor confidence in the country.
The nation goes to the polls today in this country’s second Local Government Elections since 1994 and the Guyana Elections Commission yesterday sounded its readiness.
Police in Cuyuni- Mazaruni (Region 7) are investigating the murder of a North West District man who was found on a trail at Puruni Landing.
As investigations continue into the alleged theft by members of the fire service from the Fly Jamaica plane that crash landed here on Friday, police will be seeking legal advice on the way forward, Crime Chief Lyndon Alves yesterday told Stabroek News.
Sherod Duncan has said he is prepared to wait at home for however long the Board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) takes to investigate his actions as General Manager of the Guyana Chronicle.
No-case submissions were made on Friday for the three men charged in relation to the Ramada Princess Casino robbery committed in 2017.
Candidates in the race to win the votes of residents of Georgetown’s Constituency 3, have cited political independence, accountability, and the “reawakening of community spirit” among their list of goals, if elected.
A Corentyne, Berbice family is calling on investigators attached to the Whim Police Station to thoroughly investigate the death of their relative, a fisherman, since they suspect that something is amiss.
Canadian development organization, CUSO International, recently commissioned farine processing facilities in two villages in the North Rupununi.
Even as it continues a detailed probe into last Friday’s Fly Jamaica crash landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it is satisfied with the airport’s emergency response.
A fire suspected to be of electrical origin yesterday afternoon ripped through the upper flat of a two-storey house located on the main road of Cumberland Village, East Canje Berbice, destroying everything in its path.
In the wake of Friday’s crash landing of one of its planes at the CJIA, Timehri, Fly Jamaica today said that its immediate focus is on the “safe repatriation and welfare of all of our passengers”.
The Integrity Commission yesterday began identifying public officials who failed to submit declarations of their assets and liabilities by the deadline and its Chairman Kumar Doraisami yesterday said that legal action will be taken against those who fail to take corrective action and comply with their obligations.
Saying government’s failure to reconstitute the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for over a year is part of an attempt to undermine and erode the integrity of the body, attorney Anil Nandlall is calling for the public to speak out to protect it and other institutions from political abuse.
Operations at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) have returned to normal following Friday morning’s incident, which saw a Fly Jamaica aircraft crash upon landing.
While concerned over the proposed hikes in the Berbice Bridge tolls, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GM&SA) on Thursday voiced its concern about government’s recent move to take control of the Berbice River Bridge, saying it does not bode well for future investments.
At each of the three convocation ceremonies hosted by the University of Guyana (UG) yesterday for its 2018 graduating class, Valedictorian Shakti Persaud encouraged her colleagues to work hard in silence and let their success be their noise.
The University of Guyana (UG) yesterday inaugurated its honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree with awards to four Guyanese who have made their mark in the fields of music, business, philanthropy and Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Proper legislative framework to cover the oil and gas sector is essential to ensure that multinationals contribute adequately to the development of Guyana even as they invest and benefit by finding and producing oil, Trinidad and Tobago’s Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar says.
Two years after her husband, son and brother were brutally murdered Indrawattie Rooplall is still struggling to provide for her family and her biggest challenge is ensuring that her children complete their secondary education.
Despite receiving large advances, a contractor has failed to deliver a water ambulance and a fibre glass boat for Region Six.
Stabroek Market wharf vendors have started signing agreements with City Hall to pave the way for the construction of their stalls at Russell Square, where they are to be relocated.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday dismissed an attempt to challenge the process for admission to the region’s three law schools as discriminatory against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees, saying that it would be “pointless” to allow the proceedings since it has no jurisdiction over the Council of Legal Education (CLE), which operates the schools.
The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Region.
(Jamaica Observer) Lotteries company Supreme Ventures Ltd (SVL) has announced that it has entered the build-out phase of its gaming operation in Guyana, with plans to roll out the initiative “in the coming months”.
Civil servants were on Friday briefed on the country’s obligations under the ground-breaking Escazú Agreement which emphasises environmental human rights and enabling full participation by the public in matters pertaining to the environment.
Guyana and South Korea have strengthened diplomatic relations with the official opening of a Consulate in Georgetown, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).
Barbados and Suriname have underlined the importance of youth involvement in the regional integration movement.
The Department of Youth on Friday formally handed over grants for businesses that were awarded to participants of the Guyana Youth Business Summit, which was held at the Pegasus Hotel in May.
The motorcyclist who died on Friday morning following a collision along the Mon Repos Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, has been identified as 18-year-old Glenroy McKenzie.
Four persons were rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital with minor injuries yesterday after the hire car they were travelling in crashed into a parked car along the Auchlyne Village, Corentyne public road.
(Reuters) – Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the U.S.
A Fly Jamaica plane destined for Toronto, Canada crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at Timehri early yesterday morning, leaving the crew and passengers shaken but without any confirmed serious injuries.