“Everyone was screaming, cursing, you name it. They were calling God and I don’t know who else they were calling on, it was just crazy,” passenger Invor Bedessee, who was set to return home to Canada, recalled yesterday after the crash landing of his Fly Jamaica flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri hours earlier.
High Court judge Gino Persaud yesterday dismissed the challenge mounted by Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner Bibi Shadick over what she said was the creation of new Local Government Areas by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan and the demarcation of electoral boundaries by Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield.
Fourteen firefighters were questioned by police yesterday amid claims that they stole personal items belonging to the crew and passengers of the Fly Jamaica aircraft that crash-landed yesterday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.
Pork knocker Anthony King, who police say bludgeoned and chopped his brother-in-law to death at the start of the week, was yesterday remanded to prison on a murder charge.
A motorcyclist died early yesterday morning after he collided with a truck along the Mon Repos Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara.
Jamal Hazel, the former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier who was charged with the illegal possession of a pistol and ammunition at the start of the year, was yesterday freed of the charges after the prosecution failed to prove its case against him.
Abel Seetaram, APNU+AFC Region Five councillor was on Thursday evening arrested in Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice, after he allegedly assaulted and verbally abused a police constable attached to the Fort Wellington Police Station and was released on $10,000 station bail last evening.
An investigation into the recent fire at the Shaheed Girls Orphanage at Oleander Gardens, on the East Coast of Demerara, has determined that the building was deliberately set alight.
The Alliance for Change is hoping that its faith in the electorate and the track record of its “fit and proppa” candidates will carry the party to significant wins in all of the 38 areas it is fielding candidates for Monday’s Local Government Election.
The three PPP/C-nominated members of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have criticised Chairman, Justice James Patterson for failing to hold a meeting in the final week before Local Government Elections which are scheduled for Monday, November 12.
When residents of Georgetown’s Con-stituency 10 (Albouystown-Charlestown) vote on Monday, they will have three choices for their direct council representative in the persons of Heston Bostwick, of APNU, Brittany Eversley of the AFC and Ron Amos of the PPP/C.
On the recommendation of the University of Guyana Academic Board, the University Council at its 2018 Annual Business meeting yesterday unanimously adopted the proposal to confer the university’s first honorary doctorate degrees upon four outstanding Guyanese at the 52nd Convocation of the Turkeyen campus to be held today at the National Cultural Centre.
Having completed hearing all arguments, acting Chief Justice Roxane George SC has tentatively set Decem-ber 3rd for ruling in the challenge mounted by Dr Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington to the validity of the charges levelled against them over the sale of government lands.
Fly Jamaica, which had been en route to Toronto, Canada, made a crash landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana this morning.
Despite “significant interest” in Guyana’s remaining deep water oil blocks, the Department of Energy (DoE) has no immediate plans to grant any concessions until it completes an oil and gas model contract for future Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), which could take just over a year.
The charred remains of a woman were pulled from the debris of her Freeman Street, East La Penitence home yesterday after a fire of unknown origin.
An Upper Corentyne motorcyclist lost his life on Wednesday night after he rode into a cow, which was sitting along the Number 56 Village, Corentyne Public Road.
Months after the Court of Appeal overturned his death sentence and ordered a retrial, a Laing Avenue man was yesterday sentenced to 22 years and ten months in prison for killing a man over the claimed theft of a motorcycle.
A Guyanese pastor and a visiting American missionary are now dead after they were involved in a vehicular accident in Suriname yesterday afternoon.
Two men were yesterday found guilty of murdering a Williamsburg mandir watchman in January, 2013, after a lengthy trial in the High Court in Berbice.
An Enmore man was yesterday morning sentenced to 23 years behind bars by Justice Sandil Kissoon after he admitted to killing a drinking companion, whose body was subsequently burnt and buried in a shallow grave to hide the crime.
Four months after its commissioning, just over 200 feet of the recently refurbished and upgraded Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara road has had to undergo repairs after developing large cracks and depressions.
The residents of Bushlot Farm and neighbouring villages on the Corentyne are calling on the police in ‘B’ Division to beef up patrols and their policing tactics in the area, after at least three robberies in the past several days.
A witness tampering charge which was instituted against attorney at law, Chandra Sohan in June was yesterday dismissed in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate Alex Moore, after a no-case submission was made by Sohan’s defence team.
High Court judge Gino Persaud is to deliver his decision today on the challenge mounted by Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner and PPP member Bibi Shadick to the activation of what she contends are new Local Government Areas (LGAs) sometime after those elections are held.
Saying that communities would not benefit from importing the political conflict between APNU and the PPP/C, attorney Mayo Robertson is contesting as an independent candidate in Georgetown’s Constituency Nine, which comprises Lodge North to Meadowbrook Gardens, at Monday’s local government polls.
After being apprehended by police for allegedly committing an armed robbery, suspect Charles Stoby was yesterday remanded on three charges.
Once again the question of zoning and accountability dominated a community engagement between residents of Georgetown’s Constituency Two and those who hope to represent them at City Hall.
Chile is looking to forge greater ties with Guyana in the area of agriculture.
The Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown is informing the General Public that all Municipal Daycare Centres will be closed on Monday, 12 November 2018 as they are being used as polling stations for local government elections.
Deon Aaron, who was convicted two weeks ago for sexually penetrating a three-year-old girl, was today sentenced to life imprisonment.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will speak to the Guyanese private sector on lessons Trinidad and Tobago has learned on managing oil and gas revenues when she attends a function in Guyana today.
Even as he condemned the takeover of the Berbice Bridge by government, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that he will also oppose a 19-year contract extension for the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI).
A police constable was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in the matter of Maryann Daby, who is currently before the courts for the attempted murder of a policeman.
Caribbean Surgery Inc. (CSI) has partnered with a Canadian-based company – Safework Solutions – to launch the Caribbean Safework Solutions Inc.
Former “coal pit” murder accused, Odinga Greene, was yesterday taken before a city court and charged with raping a child who was 13-years-old at the time of the alleged crime.
Investigations have been launched into the unauthorized collection of millions of dollars’ worth of fuel on behalf of the Ministry of Education and heavy consumption by a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Toyota Mark X, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s report.
A South Ruimveldt man who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and related offences, was yesterday placed on close to $400,000 bail.
People’s Progressive Party/Civic-elected councils in the local authority areas will not support any increase in rates and taxes and every three months they will make known their financial status to citizens, says Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo.
Three men hailing from West Coast Berbice, including an older man, his son and his nephew, were yesterday found not guilty of the offences of attempted murder and wounding with intent, following a jury trial.
A friend of Paulette Wade’s husband has been taken into custody for questioning as police continue their murder investigation.
The opposition People’s Progressive Party intends to refile private criminal charges for corruption against the government in the construction of D’Urban Park facilities using as evidence the Auditor General’s 2017 report, says Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo.
An autopsy performed on police constable 23388 Oswin Argyle, who reportedly ended his life on Monday, showed that he died from poisoning.
A year after a fleet of vehicles was presented to the Guyana Police Force by the People’s Republic of China, the force carried out an inspection to assess the conditions in which they are being kept.
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) will soon commence construction of five drainage and irrigation pump stations.
Guyana is expected to sign air service agreements with Ghana, Tanzania and Nigeria, potentially bridging the gap between the Diaspora, and by extension, Europe and North America.
A man who was accused of robbing another of close to $200,000 worth of car parts and reselling them online, yesterday claimed that the articles were sold to him.
As the government continues skills training via the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme, residents of the Red Creek community in Region Eight received equipment to begin sewing and carpentry workshops.
Continuing her arguments yesterday, Solicitor General Kim Kyte-Thomas held strongly to the position that no basis had been laid by either Dr Ashni Singh or Winston Brassington to warrant withdrawal of the misconduct charges levelled against them over the sale of government lands.
GTT yesterday unveiled its Christmas promotion. A release from GTT said that hundreds of patrons joined the company at Stabroek Market yesterday for the launch of ‘GTT +Sized Christmas’.