Magistrate Fazil Azeez on Wednesday sentenced a repeat-offender who admitted to stealing several items on two separate occasions to three years imprisonment when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.
A man who admitted to breaking into a Corentyne nursery school and stealing a number of articles was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison by Magistrate Krishendat Persaud.
A man who admitted to cuffing and kicking his elderly mother after she refused to give him food was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison by Magistrate Krishendat Persaud.
Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee said 421 persons were successfully prosecuted for possession of marijuana at a cost of $40,000 each during the period 2005-2006.
Preliminary inquiries into several high profile murders have been put off until next month for the prosecution to seek assistance from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
A man who allegedly stabbed a horse cart operator twice at his Railway Embankment home resulting in his death was yesterday refused bail by Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
The trial of several suspects said to be connected with drug-indicted Guyanese businessman Roger Khan resumed this week in a court in Suriname, according to a report from Caribbean Net News in Paramaribo.
Nine prisoners broke out from the high security Mazaruni Prison yesterday and four members of a joint services search party were later shot during a confrontation with the inmates.
A New Amsterdam store owner has let three of his staff go as a result of reduced sales in the aftermath of the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT).
Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Khurshid Sattaur says the statements that the main opposition PNCR-1G made regarding the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) are careless and ill-informed.
The Private Sector Com-mission (PSC) yesterday expressed deep concern over the VAT-led increase in prices and pointed to suggestions to ease the problem but Com-missioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Khurshid Sattaur says he is not prepared to support these including one to lower the 16% rate.
The Guyana Fire Service suspects arson in the case of the mysterious fire which gutted the Guyana Elections Commission secretariat building on September 9 last year.
The Guyana Elections Com-mission (GECOM) is yet to decide whether it will embark on preparations for the local government polls before establishing a new voters’ list.
From Monday, Stabroek News will be carrying a VAT corner where questions relating to the implementation of the new tax will be answered by Ram and McRae.
A speeding mini-bus yesterday plunged into a canal at Harlem, West Coast Demerara when its right rear wheel flew off, leaving one passenger seriously hurt and several others nursing injuries.
Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee says that former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has thus far not been hired or contracted as a consultant in relation to law enforcement here.
The government has donated a service pick-up to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to boost its capacity to enforce the city’s by-laws.
Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh has presented an Order to revoke a controversial proviso that would have blocked salary increases for parliamentarians who did not give their written consent to them.
Guyana and other sugar producers in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping are still to receive the 40 million euros from the European Union to cushion the effects of the price cut in sugar on the European market.
The Ministry of Human Services says it will be providing assistance to 103-year-old Gaitree Kowsilla.
Agriculture Ministers and other representatives involved in the sugar industry from Jamaica, Belize, Barbados and Belgium were taken on a visit yesterday to the construction site of the modern Skeldon sugar factory by Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud.
The Guyana Police Force has reiterated that women are becoming popular decoys in the commission of robberies after another woman was involved in the hijacking of a car from a taxi-driver.
Captain Wiegand Holger of bauxite company Oldendorff Carriers said he was “very happy” to assist in the rescue of the MV Telltale N0 1’s 11 crew members after the vessel sunk in the Berbice River on Wednesday morning.
A Hubu, East Bank Essequibo farmer is calling on the police to take action against the owners of a number of vicious dogs that roam the backlands and attack his herd.
In his third appearance in court yesterday Cyril Bovell, the father of now dead wanted man Neil Bovell was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 by Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.
A man who is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend over a period of two years, as well as stealing and damaging property belonging to her, was yesterday refused bail by Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
It was an unforgettable day for Constable Forde at the Wales Magistrate’s Court yesterday when Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton remanded him to prison for perjury and ordered him to sit on the prisoners’ bench.
The Scout Association of Guyana provided a meal and toys for needy children during their ‘Share-a-Meal with Us’ community service project during the Christmas season.
The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says that the last quarter of 2006 was very eventful in the fight against electricity theft and that this year the focus will continue to be loss reduction measures in problem areas as the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP) is still under threat.
Police arrested a man who was in possession of a firearm on Wednesday on the East Bank of Demerara following an attempted robbery foiled by the intended victim.
The Health Facilities Licensing Bill which was scheduled for a second reading in the National Assembly yesterday was referred to a select committee instead in the wake of deep concerns by health care professionals.
Regent Street and downtown Georgetown seemed less busy than usual this week and some businesses blame low consumer spending on the Value Added Tax (VAT) which has tacked on 16% to prices in the majority of cases.
General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis has accused his Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) counterpart Grantley Culbard of undermining the leadership of the GTUC.
Former Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development Clinton Collymore was yesterday admitted to the Georgetown Hospital after complaining of chest pains.
The badly mutilated body of a cane harvester who was allegedly killed by relatives of his wife on January 3 was discovered floating in a trench around 11:30 am yesterday.
The main opposition PNCR has issued a call for a countrywide shutdown to protest what it describes as the “excesses” of the current administration.
The government last night forged ahead with plans for the controversial casino gambling bill despite a raft of challenges yesterday which included protests outside Parliament, a petition signed by 40,000 and an opposition motion seeking to have a study done on possible impacts.
One month after bandits broke into Aaron & Son Jewellery Establishment on Main Street, New Amsterdam and carted off $1.2M in gold and silver jewellery they again invaded the store a few nights ago.
A bill to amend to the Old Metal Dealers Act was passed yesterday in the National Assembly giving sweeping powers to the Prime Minister to halt the export of scrap metal if deemed necessary.
The prison population as of December 1, 2006 was 1,955 and 170 prisoners were incarcerated in the Georgetown prison for the capital offence of murder.
Commuters using the Berbice ferry expressed displeasure recently at the way they were treated at the Rosignol stelling.
Magistrate Melissa Robert-son-Ogle yesterday remanded two men who appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court accused of having cannabis and cocaine while going into the interior.
A man who allegedly had ammunition in his pocket was yesterday refused bail by Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.
A day after the Demerara January Assizes opened, a man is on trial in the High Court for allegedly killing two teenagers at Enterprise Squatting area four years ago.
Two Chinese nationals who allegedly breached the conditions of their two-week work permit granted in 2004 were yesterday refused bail by Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.
With local government reform listed as one of its priorities for 2007, the main opposition is hoping that the anticipated polls can be used as a starting point for shared governance.
The government is to withdraw a controversial Order that would have withheld pay increases from Members of Parliament unless they gave written agreement to them.
A cargo vessel sunk early yesterday morning in the Berbice River with early reports indicating that the incident may have been the result of heavy winds and rain.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon spent several hours in hospital yesterday after he fell in his office and aggravated a chronic back ailment.
Increases in the price of meat due to VAT have seen consumers cutting back on purchases and producers are worried as sales fall.