President David Granger yesterday morning departed Guyana for Cuba where he will undergo the fourth round of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
The Guyana Defence Force last evening slammed reports that it was preparing for general elections in June.
It is still not clear when the two Chief Whips will meet with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to discuss its readiness to hold general elections but at least one Commissioner is hoping that the Chairman’s health is a main item on the agenda when the meeting does occur.
The Surinamese rice exporter whose body was discovered on Monday with a single gunshot to his forehead was reportedly brought to Guyana through the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne route.
Compton Reid, the private citizen who filed the first of three court actions brought following the December 21 passage of the no confidence motion against the government yesterday said that he is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the case.
The Guyana Government on Monday announced the selection of the ‘Guyana Hinterland Programme: Solar PV Grid Tie Farms’ for financing by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).
A taxi driver was yesterday granted bail after he was charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.
Guyana’s fight against the H1N1 Virus also known as Swine Flu will be primarily focused on non-pharmaceutical measures as there is not enough of the vaccine available locally for mass administration.
Former President Donald Ramotar says that when his government was faced with a no-confidence motion from the opposition in 2014, it received legal advice from an attorney that at least 34 votes would be needed for the passage but he and his chief legal advisor did not believe that it would hold up in court and feared that it would cause public upheaval.
The Local Government Commission (LGC) has written to the Auditor General to conduct a forensic audit of the accounts of City Hall, as recommended by the recent Commission of Inquiry (CoI).
Two persons including the adopted son of 76-year-old retired police officer Cyril Persaud, whose decomposed body was found floating in a canal at D’Urban Backlands on Sunday have been detained for questioning in connection with his murder.
The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture is moving to finalise amendments to regulations needed to restart the export of catfish to the United States of America, according to Head of the Department Denzil Roberts.
With the possibility of general and regional elections this year, Opposition Member of Parliament Juan Edghill has called on the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) to extend its monitoring to social media.
A Cumberland Village, East Canje, Berbice businessman was yesterday afternoon robbed of his car and over $400,000 in cash at Crabwood Creek, Upper Corentyne.
Justice Franklyn Holder on Friday began hearing legal arguments in the court action challenging the 19 ‘Pradoville 2’ charges laid against former PPP/C Minister of Housing, Mohamed Irfaan Ali.
The Region Four Council (RDC) has recently employed a Deaf youth to work as a plumber/handyman at the Friendship Health Office.
Chris Pollard, a youth accused of robbing a man of personal items, was yesterday granted bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Medical specialists from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recently conducted a medical outreach among the residents of Waipa and Karisparu, in Potaro-Siparuni, Region Eight.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin today, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
Chief Justice Roxane George said today that it is her intention to hand down a decision before the end of the month in the various cases that have been brought in the aftermath of the December 21st, 2018 vote of no confidence against the government.
The body of a Surinamese rice exporter who was fingered in the country’s largest drug seizure was found yesterday afternoon at the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne by ranks attached to the Number 51 Police Station.
Acknowledging that he has dual citizenship, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge yesterday said he has already engaged his attorneys on this matter and is awaiting the outcome of the recent court action filed by a private citizen.
An autopsy yesterday revealed that 76-year-old retired police officer Cyril Persaud, whose decomposed body was found floating in a canal at D’Urban Backlands on Sunday, was murdered.
With the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) planning to hand over the management of Sophia to the Georgetown municipality, a seven-member committee was yesterday appointed to enter into discussions with the body on behalf of the new Mayor and City Council (M&CC).
The Ministry of Public Health says the country is ready to handle any emergence of the H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu, after a reported outbreak in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago and the three deaths so far.
Berbicians yesterday took to the streets to protest what they say are sudden hikes in charges for water, which most of them said they would not be able to afford.
A jury yesterday found Bishnauth Mohamed not guilty of the rape of a five-year-old girl.
Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has urged the new Georgetown Mayor and City Council to commit to ensuring the proper management of the city and to closely monitor the actions of the administration in the implementation of their decisions and programmes.
People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillors found themselves in the unlikely position of mediators after members of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the 8th of May Movement (8MM) clashed at the first meeting of the new Beterverwag-ting/Triumph Neighbour-hood Democratic Council (NDC) last Friday.
Allison Butters-Grant, the Global Seafoods Distributors Inc Director who passed away on Sunday night after battling cancer for a number of years, has been remembered as a business leader whose drive to succeed was only matched by her passion for her homeland.
“I gon change. Ah gon look fah wuk and be a better person.
Up to the third quarter of 2018, Guyana had benefited from some US$64 million ($13.7 billion) in local content from the oil and gas sector which represents the highest amount since oil was first found here in 2015.
As the police probe into the murder of 46-year-old Prietam Manickram, the alcoholic who was found dead in an abandoned house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara last week continues, a male individual who is deemed a ‘person of interest’ in the matter has been detained.
At a hearing of the appeal filed by Clive Knights to his conviction and 57-year sentence for the murder of insurance company executive Bert Whyte, his attorney Dexter Todd is challenging the purported “blood” evidence” led in the case.
A pork-knocker was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the illegal possession of a gun and matching ammunition.
A wanted man was on Friday remanded to prison, after he appeared before a city court to answer to three armed robbery charges.
Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix yesterday said that the building to house the migrant support centre in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) was identified by newly appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO), Denis Jaikarran.
A food vendor was yesterday placed on bail after being charged with trafficking more than 100 grammes of cannabis.
Bail was granted to two vendors yesterday after they pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering a shop in the North West District and stealing a quantity of tyres.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said today he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report saying the FBI in 2017 opened a counterintelligence investigation of whether he acted on Moscow’s behalf.
A decision on the Trinidad-headquartered Republic Bank’s pending acquisition of Scotiabank’s operations here has been stalled as the Bank of Guyana (BoG) is awaiting a response to a request for documents from Republic Bank.
Admitting that there is a record of him enquiring about the price of gold shortly before leaving for Canada, former government Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandass Persaud has defended his actions saying it was for his clients.
Conglomerate Banks DIH saw its profit after tax increase from $3.584 billion in 2017 to $4.085 billion last year, an appreciation of $501 million or 14%.
A Stanleytown motorcyclist died during the wee hours of yesterday after he slammed into a utility pole at Alexander Street, New Amsterdam.
The body of a 76-year-old former police officer, who was missing for a few days, was found floating in a canal at D’Urban Back-lands yesterday morning.
New Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine says he will strive to deliver on transparency, accountability and integrity of the city council during his tenure.
With at least four persons with dual citizenship holding top positions in its government, including Minister of State Joseph Harmon, former Attorney General Anil Nandall says the APNU+AFC coalition should say what it intends to do as it is duplicitous and hypocritical to only zoom in on Charrandass Persaud’s status.
Director of Global Seafoods Distributors, Allison Butters-Grant passed away last evening after battling cancer for a number of years.
Initially scheduled to have been completed by December 2017, then December 2018, expansion works continue on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri and questions remained unanswered on current developments or when the project will be finished.
A Betsy Ground, East Canje canter driver, was on Wednesday placed on $500,000 bail, after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving.