Guyana news, breaking updates and in depth reports covering crime, politics, education, health and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas.

Police to seek legal advice for murder of Annandale pensioner

‘C’ Division police will be sending the file on the investigation into the murder of Krishnachand Dabee, the pensioner whose lifeless body was found in his Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard late last month, for legal advice today.

Knight Riders beat Amazon Warriors by eight wickets

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC -Trinbago Knight Riders defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League at the Brian Lara Stadium here today.

T&T PM due Wednesday for MoU signing

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago,  Dr. Keith Rowley, is scheduled to visit Guyana on Wednesday and Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today.

Dep’t of Energy to hire overseas firm to help with oil audits – Bynoe

With the country’s limited capacity to audit pre-contract costs for oil recovery, Head of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe, says that an international firm will be hired to aid both the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the state audit office to discharge their obligations.

Driver in fatal Ogle road accident released on station bail

-family offered $1M compensation

The driver who fatally struck seven-year-old Sunil Sukhnandan and left his sister critically injured last Thursday evening at Ogle Public Road, East Coast Demerara, was yesterday released on $75,000 station bail pending further investigations of the accident.

Distraught mom seeks to be reunited with sons adopted, taken to US

–boys had been in state care 9 years

Sixteen years ago, Kavita Singh (now known as Rose Park-Bennett) fled an abusive husband who was hooked on drugs and having no family support she turned to the state for help which resulted in her three sons being placed in an orphanage; she initially sought accommodation at the Night Shelter.

Albouystown woman held over cocaine in suitcase at CJIA

An Albouystown woman, who was an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, was arrested early yesterday morning after Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officers discovered a quantity of suspected cocaine concealed in a false wall of her suitcase.

Blairmont man busted with almost 80 lbs of ganja

A resident of Blairmont, West Bank Berbice, was on Friday evening arrested after the police intercepted his fielder wagon at D’Edward Village, and unearthed a large quantity of cannabis.

Autopsy inconclusive on death of toddler who ingested rat poison

-mother released on station bail

An autopsy performed on the remains of the one-year-old child who died last Wednesday after he reportedly consumed rat poison while in the care of a young relative at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, was inconclusive.

Local content law, tax reviews among GCCI 2019 national budget proposals

The passage of Local Content Legislation and adoption of a Local Content Policy to guide the development of local businesses in the Oil and Gas Industry were among several recommendations made by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for the 2019 national budget.

Nandlall withdraws contempt proceedings against AG

-after compliance with court order

With Attorney-General (AG) Basil Williams finally having complied with a court order to operationalise the Judicial Review Act (JRA), his predecessor Anil Nandlall on Friday officially withdrew contempt proceedings he had filed against him.

Bicycle bandits rob housekeeper

A 52-year-old housekeeper was robbed of almost $100,000 in valuables on Friday afternoon after she was pounced upon by two bandits at Stone Avenue, Campbellville, in Georgetown.

Set-up of arbitration panel snagged by stalemate over chairperson

Teachers pay dispute…

-union accuses ministry of stalling Attempts to set up an arbitration panel to settle the wage dispute between the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) fell apart yesterday after the two sides failed to agree on a Chairman.

APNU launches local gov’t campaign

-still to identify candidates, estimated budget

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) launched its campaign for the November 12th local government elections yesterday but with only a week to go before nominations, it has yet to identify candidates who will be contesting although it assured that all five of its constituent parties would be involved.

Boys, 15, held over Annandale pensioner’s murder

Investigators have arrested two teenage boys in connection with the murder of Krishnachand Dabee, the pensioner whose lifeless body was found in his Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard late last month and one of them has since admitted to being at the crime scene.

Gold miner asks court to order SOCU to release plane

Gold miner Jerome Parkes has moved to the High Court to challenge the decision of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to detain his Beechcraft plane, which he said is vital to his operations in Venezuela.

Teen remains critical after fatal Ogle road accident

Venisha Sukhnandan, the 17-year-old girl who was struck by a car at Ogle on Thursday night in an accident which resulted in the death of her brother, remains hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition.

Taxi driver charged with raping girl, 13

A taxi driver was yesterday charged with raping a 13 year-old girl. Tevin Vickerie, 22, was read the rape charge by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown.

Granger willing to consider Jagdeo’s reasons for rejecting Chancellor, Chief Justice nominees

‘If he [Jagdeo] can show he has a similar process and justify the rejection of my candidates, it is something to be considered’

Insisting that he went through a long and transparent process to choose his nominees for substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, President David Granger on Wednesday called on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to justify his rejection of them, saying he would be willing to consider them.

Magistrate recuses herself from hearing Subryanville manslaughter inquiry

Magistrate Fabayo Azore yesterday recused herself from presiding over the preliminary inquiry into the manslaughter charge against Subryanville hotelier Erwin Bacchus, who is accused of unlawfully killing Jason De Florimonte, due to her having familial ties to the deceased.

Autopsy confirms excavator operator was crushed to death

An autopsy performed on the remains of Phillip Arthur, the excavator operator who died on Sunday after he was crushed by a truck, from which he reportedly jumped along Kumung Trail, in Region Seven, has confirmed that he died as a result of multiple crush injuries.

Off-duty Guyanese correction officer shot dead in NY

An off-duty New York City correction officer of Guyanese parentage who aspired to join the NYPD was shot and killed in a possible road rage incident in Queens, New York early this morning, police and family members said.

Juvenile among two held by cops over Annandale pensioner’s murder

Police have arrested two persons, including a minor, in connection with the murder of Krishnachand Dabee, the pensioner whose lifeless body was found in his Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard late last month, and one of them has admitted to being at the crime scene.

Trump ex-campaign head Paul Manafort to cooperate with Russia probe

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington today.

Mini mart labourer dies after stabbed in scuffle

A labourer of 60 Freeman Street, East La Penitence who reportedly attacked and fought with a fellow villager with whom he had an argument yesterday, is now dead, the police said today.

Jagdeo surprised at Patterson’s delay in seeking UN help for GECOM

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed surprise that Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson is reluctant to meet with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) after the elections management body had requested its help.

Boy, 7, killed, sister critical

-after being struck along Ogle road

A seven-year-old boy is now dead and his 17-year-old sister is in a critical condition after they were both struck by a speeding driver last evening along the Ogle, East Coast Demerara Public Road.