With a resurgence in the demand for coconut products globally, and consequent interest from investors, Guyana is anticipated to double its current coconut production within a few years, and quadruple it by 2025.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will have to hand down the highly-anticipated third term decision by July 3, the day that the court’s President, Sir Dennis Byron retires from office, Justice Adrian Saunders, the President-Designate said last night.
The police yesterday said that with effect from May 22, 2018, Deputy Superintendent of Police Motie Dookie proceeded on Special Leave in the public’s interest, on full pay, as directed.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that he personally supports the decriminalisation of small amounts of marijuana and members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic would be allowed to vote according to their conscience if it is ever put to a vote in the National Assembly.
The death toll from the horrific collision at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway less than two weeks ago climbed to four after another one of the passengers succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday, at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Attorney General, Basil Williams SC, met with John McKendrick and Keith Peterson, Consultants, contracted under the Support for the Criminal Justice System Programme, to discuss issues pertaining to overcrowding at the prisons.
Daniel Watson, the Herstelling man who police say strangled and drowned his estranged common-law wife in a drain, was yesterday charged with her murder.
The Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday commenced hearing arguments in the appeal brought by Rawle Samuels of the life sentence imposed upon him for the killing of four-year-old Jamal Nedd, whom he knifed to death at Buck Hill, Linden, in 2013.
A transgender woman was yesterday released on a total of $90,000 bail after denying several charges, including assaulting two police officers.
Guyana has struck oil but for the panelists at a discussion on Wednesday there is no reason to celebrate.
The residents of Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice are calling on the authorities to immediately look into fixing their streets, which they say are almost impassable due to neglect.
Guyana will move to ratify the CARICOM Arrest Treaty, which was signed by several member states, including Guyana, in Grenada last July, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday.
Owing to a jury’s inability to arrive at a verdict, the two brothers accused of attempting to murder their neighbour will now have to await another trial to determine the charge levelled against them.
A two-day workshop aimed at saving the historic but decrepit City Hall concluded yesterday with optimism and the expectation that a plan would be available by the end of June from overseas experts.
The Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Ministry of Social Protection has launched an investigation into the shocking of a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) employee, a source from the department has confirmed.
The Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour hosted its third countrywide stakeholder consultation in Linden, Region Ten, on Wednesday to gather inputs on the development of a National Child Labour Policy (NCLP).
The planning committee for the Guyana Carnival yesterday issued a reminder of the parade route for Saturday’s Independence Day costume parade, and the Mayor and City Council has indicated that there are still spots available for vending.
Texila American University yesterday, opened its inaugural ‘International Conference for Medical Students’ at its Providence campus.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Veteran Devon Smith’s sensational form in the last regional first class season proved too difficult to ignore, and selectors have picked him in a 13-man squad to face Sri Lanka in the three-Test series month.
A fourth person succumbed last night as a result of the horrific collision at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway on May 13.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump today called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has lodged a complaint with Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder alleging that the unit set up by the government to oversee privatization of estates is demoralizing and destabilizing the Corporation.
Recent comments made by Attorney General Basil Williams SC that private lawyers who fail to hand over cases involving the state should be charged, are out of place and unnecessary, the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana said yesterday.
The Grand Coastal Inn will have to pay to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) the more than $31M it owes in value added taxes (VAT) after the Guyana Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that the procedure used by the Revenue Authority to assess its VAT liability was lawful.
Twenty-five-year-old Maryann Daby, who is accused of attempting to murder a Police Constable was yesterday further remanded to prison after making her second appearance in a city court.