A 22-year-old man who allegedly had a gun and bullets at Eteringbang was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Hire car and minibus drivers yesterday blocked the main thoroughfare at Tain, Corentyne to show disapproval over the hike in ticket fines and a number of schoolchildren were left stranded on the road because of a spontaneous increase in fares.
Police said yesterday that a post-mortem examination conducted on 9-year-old Sade Stoby, who was found in a clump of bushes early Sunday morning, revealed that she died from asphyxiation due to submersion, compounded by blunt trauma to head.
Guyana and Russia are in the process of finalizing several aspects of an agreement as part of a collaborative fight against trafficking in narcotics, the Government Information Agency (GINA reported yesterday.
The Guyana Fire Service’s (GFS) capability has been significantly boosted with the acquisition of equipment and gear from the Toronto City Council in partnership with the Toronto Fire Service, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
The four survivors in Sunday’s accident at Kara Kara on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway have been transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital as police investigations continue.
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has lauded a five-day training session for Customs and Immigration officers by United States Customs and Border Protect-ion Homeland Security facilitators and acknowledged the country’s inability to effectively monitor its borders.
Though speedboat operators had started to ply the Suriname/Guyana ‘backtrack’ route about three weeks ago the service only became fully operational from last Friday.
Relatives and friends of wanted man David Leander called David Zammett and ‘Biscuit’ yesterday staged a protest at the Georgetown hospital charging that they are not allowed to visit him.
Hers is one of the (if not the) best known black faces in Britain, Baroness Valerie Amos the just demitted Leader of the House of Lords.
Frank Bowling, the distinguished Guyanese artist, was last week nominated to receive the award of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has condemned what it alleges is the adoption of torture by the security forces in Guyana as a weapon in their fight against crime.
The Guyana Relief Council (GRC) on Friday rendered assistance to five families who suffered losses due to fire.
Amid a deepening rift that has seen the postponement of the annual convocation the University of Guyana’s Academic Board has called for a meeting with the full university council to iron out what it says are gravely disturbing events such as the erosion of the authority of the Vice-Chancellor (VC).
A small fire reportedly set by copper burners on Sunday afternoon in the rotting garbage at the Mandela landfill is under control but residents in the surrounding areas are still coping with acrid, black smoke from the site.
Nine-year-old Sade Stoby, who went missing on Friday afternoon, was found brutally murdered early yesterday morning not far from her North Barnwell, East Bank Demerara home, and there was evidence that she was sexually molested.
A 25-year-old mini-bus conductor was early yesterday morning fatally stabbed while hanging out on Sheriff Street.
Two persons died yesterday afternoon and three others including a baby were injured when a speeding car on its way to Linden toppled off a bridge at Kara Kara on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, turning what should have been a family day of fun into mourning.
The Auditor General’s Report 2005 says that ministries whose accounts have not yet been closed must continue the process to reconcile their accounts and transfer all outstanding balances to the Consolidated Fund.
Some 31 lecturers, mainly from the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus have withdrawn their services from the Berbice branch over allegations of abuse and disrespect from the campus director, leaving students without instructors.
As days run into weeks since the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) announced that it had seized some 4,000 carats of diamonds suspected to have been smuggled here, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds says that the agency was still concluding its investigation into the Belgian firm that had the gems.
The stench from a dead sheep that was left close to the stairway of the Blairmont Court forced matters to be heard in Magistrate Geeta Chandan’s chambers last Monday.
Changing expenditure trends have forced at least one Caricom state to take a second look at their basket of goods and another to upgrade its own to reflect the changes in expenditure.
The East Canje Lions Club recently conducted a medical outreach at Betsy Ground and provided over 75 residents with free medical and dental treatments.
Minister of Human Services and Social Security Priya Manickchand has said that the government is providing assistance to senior citizens’ homes through the national budget.
A band of armed, masked pirates on Thursday morning raided five Guyanese fishing vessels off the Corentyne coast, stripping them of their engines and other equipment before ferrying the fisher folk to Suriname where they were deposited to find their way back home.
Wanted man David Leander called David Zammett and ‘Biscuit’ remained under heavy police guard yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he had been admitted on Friday.
Digicel last Tuesday signed an interconnect agreement with Telesur following several months of negotiations that started in April, after the company was awarded an operator’s licence by the Government of Suriname, said a Digicel press release.
Some of the services at the Fort Wellington Hospital (FWH) have been disrupted after a large section of the building was pulled down to facilitate upgrading of the facility and persons feel staff should have been relocated.
The AFC and GAP-ROAR are arguing for proportionality in resources for registration scrutineers on the basis of the percentage of seats they have in Parliament and want the elections commission to allocate their share directly rather than through the main opposition PNCR-1G.
The Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) and the agriculture ministry hosted a mini-exhibition for Region Ten students at the Linmine Constabulary Recreation Hall on October 24 to highlight potential careers in the sector.
A Trinidadian woman who arrived in Berbice last evening to establish whether the two bodies which washed up on the Corentyne shore one week ago were those of her missing brothers, left Guyana feeling relieved after the dental records did not match.
The Integrity Commission is not functioning and the programme of reform recommended by the World Bank’s 2002 Country Financial Accountability Assessment (CFAA) and the subsequent recommendation by the Fiduciary Oversight Study is being stymied by a lack of funding and direction.
Wanted man David Leander called David Zammett and ‘Biscuit’ who was allegedly tortured by police while in custody is now a patient at the Georgetown Hospital under heavy police guard.
More than a month after he had been appointed the Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Colonel Andrew Pompey has been off the job and well-placed sources at Camp Ayanganna said that he is in Cambodia completing a contract with the United Nations.
President Bharrat Jagdeo told the business community that the subprime financial crisis in the United States would mean higher international borrowing rates and the re-pricing of risk, which could impact financing for Guyana’s hydropower project next year The President also defended the inflows into the economy, saying these could be traced to economic development and were not from drug money.
The administration of the Critchlow Labour College (CLC) was on Friday still hopeful that subventions covering the past three months from the Ministry of Education to assist the institution in meeting its day-to-day expenses, including the payment of salaries for some staff, would be released this week.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill tabled by the minority opposition AFC has not been discussed by the governing party and the indications are that support for the bill might not be forthcoming in the near future.
Some 30 persons were detained early yesterday morning as police carried out several raids around the city and on the East Bank Demerara as far as Grove.
Relief workers in Guyana and the Caribbean can now access geographic data about displaced persons or downed infrastructure during disasters with the recent launch of MapAction Latin American and the Caribbean (MapLAC).
Sculptor and painter Josefa Tamayo and ceramist Anna Correia were the big winners in the fifth National Watercolour Competition hosted by the National Gallery.
A nine-year-old student of the Mocha Arcadia Primary School disappeared on Friday afternoon while on her way home from school and relatives have no idea where the child might be.
The police in their zero tolerance campaign to improve road safety in the country have brought over 1200 cases against defaulting motorists over a four- day period.
An Anna Regina man yesterday became the first person to have his photograph and name issued to the media after having his licence suspended following a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
A 24-year-old Lodge resident accused of raping an 18-year-old woman appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was remanded to prison by Principal Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.
A 40-year-old fisherman who allegedly had carnal knowledge of two sisters was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Some students of the Port Mourant Community High School who allegedly threw an explosive device into the compound of the Belvedere Primary School yesterday were beaten by their third form counterparts which resulted in one of the high school boys having to receive medical treatment.
Wanted man David Leander called David Zammett and `Biscuit’ who was captured earlier this week during a joint services operation in Buxton that left two dead, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday and allegations of police brutality marred the proceedings.
Two policemen from Suriname visited Guyana yesterday to view the two bodies which washed up on the Corentyne shore one week ago while persons from Tobago also arrived in Berbice last evening to determine if the men are their missing relatives.
In the wake of the postponement of the University of Guyana’s (UG) annual graduation exercise, the two unions there have said that the ceremony must go on with the Committee of Deans adhering to the statutes.