A hairdresser was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail and fined $2.3 million after she pleaded guilty to trafficking 2.5 pounds of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.
Guyana has been listed among 38 “shameful” countries by the United Nations (UN) after a prisoner at the Lusignan Prison was allegedly verbally threatened by prison officials for having cooperated with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, which visited the facility in 2017 during its fact finding mission here.
US President Donald Trump yesterday nominated Sarah-Ann Lynch of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Guyana.
Jasmattie Mohan Basdeo, the 92-year-old Canada-based Guyanese woman who was found in Berbice after being reported missing by relatives in Canada, will be returning home next week.
The Guyana Police Force and the Childcare and Protection Agency have launched an investigation into the death of a one-year-old child, who reportedly consumed rat poison while in the care of a relative.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) yesterday moved to restrict access to sections of the dilapidated Stabroek Market Wharf, leaving scores of vendors displaced as Town Clerk Royston King said a lack of funds has delayed the completion of works at the site identified for their relocation.
An Enterprise, East Coast Demerara man is currently at home recovering after he was shot on Wednesday night by a bandit, who attacked him at a wake.
A legal assistant at the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and an elderly man from the Port Kaituma area were yesterday morning air-dashed to Georgetown after they were injured when a stairway at the Four Miles community centre collapsed as they were using it to get to a meeting.
Christopher Bramble, the 56-year-old handyman whose charred remains were recovered on Monday morning after a suspected arson at his West Ruimveldt house, died of smoke inhalation, an autopsy has confirmed.
Eighty-four Berbicians graduated on Wednesday from the Industrial Skills Training Enhancement Programme (IN-STEP) at the GuySuCo Training Centre, Port Mourant (GTCPM).
Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is partnering with First Lady Sandra Granger to transport for free, shoes from the New York to Guyana for her “Shoes that grow” project.
Regional Education Officer of Region 10 (ag) Keane Adams says solar panels will be installed in more schools in the new year, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).
The labourer whose body was discovered at the Number 54 Village, Corentyne backlands last Thursday, died as a result of a hypovolemic shock, a Post Mortem (PM) examination revealed yesterday.
Government should put all approvals for ExxonMobil’s Liza Phase-2 on hold until a complete review of the Liza Phase-1 project cost is done, former Government Adviser on Petroleum Dr Jan Mangal says.
Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred yesterday, on the Boerasirie Bridge, WCD, involving a Deputy Superintendent of Police who is stationed in ‘D’ Division and pedal cyclist Conrad Alleyne.
Seven former PPP/C ministers were called in by SOCU over the long-running probe into the Pradoville 2 Housing Scheme and one of them, Robeson Benn told the investigator that it was established to ensure the safety of government officials during the then crime wave.
Concerned about the safety of the citizenry given the “carnage” wrought by minibuses, a group of re-migrants are currently exploring the possibility of re-introducing a big bus service.
A man was yesterday fined and sentenced to two years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to illegal firearm and ammunition possession, when he and two others were taken before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
The Guyana Elections Commission has seen no movement on the United Nations (UN) Needs Assessment Mission’s (NAM’s) recommendations for technical aid to GECOM since proposals were made public over a month ago.
President David Granger says the Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation to be signed between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago is not a secret document and he will ask that it be made public.
Mohan Sookdeo, the 44-year-old Foulis man who is accused of stabbing his son to death, was remanded to prison yesterday, when he appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court.
The woman who lost her life on Tuesday morning, hours after she reportedly ran into the path of a motor vehicle along the Goedverwagting Public Road, East Coast Demerara has since been identified as Kumarie Sookdeo, a resident of Kitty.
A Betsy Ground, East Canje Berbice youth, who was found guilty of man-slaughter last month, was yesterday sentenced to 23 years imprisonment at the High Court in Berbice.
Three Berbice cash crop farmers have moved to the courts seeking in excess of $10M in damages and an injunction against a move by Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 5, Ovid Morrison, to evict them from farm lands they have owned for the past 16 years.
The Roman Catholic Church of Guyana has announced the death of Bishop Emeritus Benedict Ganesh Singh, the first Guyanese Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, who passed away yesterday after a period of illness.
The Government of Guyana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Austria’s Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology for enhancement of health facilities and the Accident and Emergency Unit of the GPHC could be the first beneficiary.
LONDON, (Reuters) Total says has exercised option to buy a 25 pct interest in Orinduik exploration block offshore Guyana.
A Diabetic Foot Centre (DFC) has been launched by the Region Four Health Department.
President David Granger yesterday told East Bank Berbice villagers that payment of severance to thousands of ex sugar workers is drawing funding away from services.
President David Granger yesterday swore in retired judge, William Ramlal as the new Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) and in stressing the importance of the body said that it is essential to ensuring that trust between the public and the police exists.
Dhanwantie Phulchand, owner of Rishma’s Collection formerly located in the City Mall, yesterday recounted for a jury the harrowing details of an attack she said she suffered at the hands of Marissa George and John Caesar.
Twenty-four men last evening, graduated from the TOTALTEC Academy with certificates that equip them to join Guyana’s emerging oil and gas industry.
The Ministry of the Presidency yesterday condemned what it said was the deliberate publication of false information by Citizens’ Report, an online news outfit, stating that President David Granger was not fit enough to attend this year’s United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled for September 18, 2018 in New York.
Government yesterday met with visiting ExxonMobil Vice President, Mike Cousins and made a pitch for a partnership in improving technical and vocational skills of youth with the aim of lowering unemployment rates among the group, Minister of State Joseph Harmon says.
Financial assistance is among the practical measures that should be considered by government to assist the thousands of laid off sugar workers, according to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarian Indra Chandarpal.
Ingrid Wilson, the 58-year-old woman who was brutally attacked by three pit bulls just over two weeks ago, has accepted compensation of $200,000 from the owner of the animals instead of pursuing charges.
Fifty-four students between the ages of 3 and 18, of the Buxton Youth Development Programme recently received free eye examinations.
Contractor Deowdat Singh says he has repaid the residents of Wakenaam who suffered serious damage from flooding in several villages in June, for which he had accepted partial responsibility.
Bishop Benedict Singh has passed away at the age of 90. A statement from the Roman Catholic Church in Guyana follows: It is with great sadness that the Roman Catholic Church in Guyana announces the death of our beloved former bishop, Bishop Emeritus Benedict Ganesh Singh.
Former president Bharrat Jagdeo and all former ministers of the previous government have been invited to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for continued questioning into the sale of Pradoville 2 lands.
As it prepares to drill its first well in its offshore Orinduik Block in the last quarter of 2019, Eco Atlantic yesterday said that an independent technical report on its hydrocarbon assets estimates that there is nearly three billion barrels of oil in the block.
Mohan Sookdeo, the 44-year-old man who is accused of fatally stabbing his son on Saturday evening at their Foulis, East Coast Demerara home was yesterday charged by the police with murder and is scheduled to make a court appearance today.
General Manager (GM) of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) Sherod Duncan has been sent on administrative leave by the company’s Board of Directors, in order to facilitate an investigation into allegations that he has mismanaged the company’s funds and engaged in excessive spending since his appointment.
Former police officer Milton Kewley was yesterday handed a life sentence for raping a 13-year-old boy.
A 35-year-old excavator operator died on Sunday evening after he was crushed by a truck, from which he reportedly jumped along Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven.
Four months after being sentenced to three years in jail for trafficking eight grammes of cannabis, renewing public concern over penalties for minor narcotics offences, Carl Mangal had the jail term overturned on Friday by the High Court.
A spring tide destroyed a koker door at Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast on Monday, but residents did not experience any major flooding and a temporary fix was put in place.
A meeting between the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to craft Terms of Reference (ToR) for an arbitration panel ended with no ToR being signed but a “feasible timeline” being set.
After being granted time to retain a lawyer for his trial over the unlawful killing of a man, Rawle Khan yesterday admitted his guilt and was sentenced to 12 years in jail when the case was called at the High Court in Georgetown.
With former Ministry of the Presidency Permanent Secretary Omar Shariff being among the 25 Guyanese students granted a place this year to pursue studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago, a city court yesterday ordered the return of his passport to him but asked that he post $1 million bail to ensure his return for his trial.