A pedal cyclist of Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was yesterday afternoon fatally struck down in a hit-and-run accident which occurred on the Providence, EBD Public Road.
Up to press time last evening, there was still no word from the police force on the submission of a damning report from the recently-concluded audit of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).
Cane cutters from the Uitvlugt Estate staged a picketing exercise yesterday, calling on the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) management to provide them with a “fair week’s work”, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) said.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was unable to fund the construction of a command centre for the Safe City initiative, the bank’s Country Representative Sophie Makonnen said yesterday, while clarifying recent statements by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who indicated that funding was pulled over concerns about Chinese firm Huawei.
The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has rejected a call made by the opposition for the shutdown of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) due to evidence of fraud, urging instead that capacity building initiatives be instituted so the “agency can serve its purpose”.
Nazarene Haniff, the businesswoman who was discovered dead in her Essequibo home last Friday following a suspected robbery, was sexually assaulted and strangled to death, an autopsy confirmed.
American airline service JetBlue, has not formally applied to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for operations in Guyana, Director General Egbert Fields said yesterday, amid reports of the airline’s intention to operate in Guyana.
A mechanic was yesterday taken before a city court, where he was accused of causing the death of a man who was struck down last November.
ExxonMobil Guyana yesterday announced the installation of its first subsea tree for its Liza Phase 1 Development Project, offshore Guyana.
The trial of Junior Anthony Henry, also called ‘Oswald,’ for the 2013 killing of Michael Hamilton commenced yesterday morning before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and a 12-member jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
Residents of the South Rupununi, Region Nine, will now benefit from improved emergency health services, as a $15M ambulance was presented to the Aishalton District Hospital on April 14, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said yesterday.
The Ministry of Citizenship is looking to partner with the Guyana Police Force to train ranks stationed in border locations on the registration of births, Minister Winston Felix has announced, noting that Eteringbang in Region Seven will be used as a pilot for the project’s implementation.
A Brazilian national was yesterday fined $30,000 and ordered deported after he admitted to using a bicycle to ride over to Guyana and failing to present himself to an immigration officer.
The Region Two administration has completed $6 million worth of rehabilitative works on the Lot 5 Farmer’s Access Road at Devonshire Castle on the Essequibo Coast, a 1,500 metre road upgrade expected to improve the livelihoods of 100 farmers.
The Region 10 Regional Democratic Council (RDC), has fulfilled a commitment made to the students of the Cyril Potter College of Education’s Linden Centre, to supply fans to the institution, the region has reported.
The Volunteer Emergency Response Team wrapped up its Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) training programme on Sunday with the final exercise organised to test their knowledge, the Department of Public Information said.
Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes is in clear breach of the Integrity Act and should immediately relinquish all ties to her company which recently received a government contract, or resign if she wants to keep it, former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says.
Corruption has become endemic in Guyanese society and unless reforms to tackle the scourge are undertaken, what is happening now will be child’s play compared to when revenues from oil arrive and the corresponding increase in public spending occurs, political analyst Ralph Ramkarran has warned.
A miner of Pomeroon River, Region 2 died yesterday afternoon and two others were seriously injured after a section of the Region Eight mining pit they were working in collapsed.
British security expert, Lt Col (ret’d) Russell Combe says that the stage has been set for reform of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and has urged the establishment of a cross-government department to deliver the suite of measures proposed.
Vice President and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock, who is currently performing the duties of Prime Minister, is doing so illegally as he is not an elected member of government, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has argued.
Cheryl Bess, the widow of murdered city council employee, Andrew Bess, says she is done “running behind” the police in her quest to get justice and is adamant that she wasted the last 14 years pursuing the case.
Advancing government’s plan to equip the Rupununi and outlying areas with reliable energy access by 2020, a $565 million one-megawatt solar farm is to soon be constructed in Lethem.
Former acting Region Three Hospital Administrator Sanjah Persaud, has appealed the decision of Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire, who ruled against his reinstatement, arguing that he had a legitimate right to the post, having acted in the position since 2013.
Six months after a fire destroyed the Shaheed Girls Orphanage at Oleander Gardens, East Coast Demerara, a spanking new building was commissioned yesterday.
The trial of Seon Singh for the 2012 murder of his common-law wife, Indranie Sugrim, is set to commence on April 23rd before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and a 12-member jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
The Guyana Foundation Sunrise Centre, Essequibo, in keeping with its mission to uplift the lives of those less fortunate has announced that it is holding training sessions simultaneously in three locations.
Latifa Stephen, age 21, checked in to the Georgetown Public Hospital around 10 am on Friday expecting to deliver twins.
Six men are currently in police custody after being apprehended for the possession of narcotics in Berbice.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) as part of its focus on its human resource has embarked on a series of medical outreaches spearheaded by its Welfare Department.
The Guyana Police Force is advising owners and drivers of vehicles to stop the practice of installing coloured lights on their vehicles or face prosecution.
Courts in collaboration with Cerulean on April 3rd launched its ‘Grow your Business’ project, which enables women who have a registered business licence, to benefit from business-related training programmes.
In recognition of two decades of health services, the staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), along with the Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr.
Three gun-toting bandits last night invaded the Indra Grocery and Beer Garden in Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, and robbed the owners and about 22 customers of a quantity of jewellery, cash and cellphones before stealing a customer’s car to escape.
Guyana could see oil exploration activity in the ultra-deepwater region picking up pace in the near future with United States oil giant Chevron set to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp, which holds an exploration licence for the Roraima Block offshore Guyana.
As the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) yesterday called on Guyanese youth to firmly press for their inclusion in government and policy making processes, party sources confirmed that it has recommended that Tabitha Sarabo-Halley replace Dr.
While encouraging its companies to explore investment opportunities in Guyana, particularly with the oil and gas sector expected to drive growth, the United States denied 70 per cent of the Guyanese who applied here for business/tourism visitor visas last year.
A Canje Secondary School teacher died last evening after he was allegedly struck by a truck along the Corentyne highway.
The daughter and son-in-law of Rookmin Jameer, the West Coast Berbice pensioner found at home with her throat slit on Friday evening, have been arrested.
While disclosing that just under 900 foreign nationals have been granted Guyanese citizenship since he took office in 2015, Citizenship Minister Winston Felix says the law was followed in each case and he has dismissed the recent claims by the opposition of corruption as unfounded and mischievous.
Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire on Friday dismissed a petition filed by the Guyana Realty Investments Limited (GRIL) seeking a declaration of title for a property situated at the northwest junction of Regent and Alexander streets, in Georgetown, citing a lack of evidence.
A disagreement has erupted between GWI and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-financed Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) programme over the quality of water systems done by the latter in Region Nine.
The staff of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is not being paid on time and Chairman of its Board Jocelyn Dow on Friday said it is owed millions.
President David Granger’s current radiation therapy regime, as part of his treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, will conclude in the next four days, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed.
By Laurel Sutherland Kevin Garbaran had mixed feelings about becoming a writer but when he decided to give writing a chance it rewarded him in ways he couldn’t imagine, like being shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
At the age of 37, Sipho Vankenic, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) shortly after birth, cannot walk or move on his own.
Born in the small village of Haraculi (Good Hope) Kimbia in the Berbice River, William Andrew Boyle has come a far way and his commitment and perseverance over the years have seen him establishing Eureka Medical Laboratory, one of the best known in the country.
Nine years after a minibus accident left him unable to walk, Uttamkumar Isurdeen has finally taken a step, which he says is only the beginning.
During Tony’s Auto Spares’ official handing over of a Toyota Passo, which was the grand prize of the company’s ‘Driving Star’ promotion, it was revealed that the winner has donated the car to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) The winner of the grand prize was Bhoopsingh Jagmohan.
The Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) Regional Health Department will be constructing male and female surgical wards as well as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to accommodate patients at the Mahaicony Hospital.