More than 50 persons remain displaced as flooding continues to affect parts of the Rupununi in Region Nine.
Poor maintenance of the canal is being blamed for stagnant water affecting some residents of Canal No.
Energy research company Rystad told a private sector forum last Tuesday that Guyana could reap about US$20 billion in profits from the eight oil discoveries by ExxonMobil.
Three persons have been taken into police custody after a Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man, who was discovered with head and other injuries after a drinking spree, succumbed on Friday evening.
Two drivers, who were both found to be under the influence of alcohol, were arrested early yesterday morning after they allegedly struck down and killed a man along the Ruby, East Bank Essequibo Public Road.
Skeletal remains, suspected to be that of a woman, were discovered last Tuesday morning at Thomas Island, Puruni River in Region Seven.
The two relatives who were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of a missing 75-year-old Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man, were each released on substantial bail yesterday even as the police have said they will continue to investigate the two-year-old case.
For the vendors selling at the La Penitence Market in Georgetown, floodwater, leaks and the presence of animals have all become a way of life from which they are hoping they will one day be delivered.
Since the APNU-AFC coalition government took office in 2015, only three of more than two dozen listed state pensioners have been collecting payments, the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for issuing the payments, has disclosed.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will soon embark on a feasibility study for the upgrade of the Parika stelling, for which works are expected to begin next year.
Guyana’s government is reviewing the Protocol on Contingent Rights, which will enable the spouses and children of skilled workers to travel with them across the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge has said.
The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with ANSA McAL, held a small ceremony on Friday to honour the top 15 performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).
The sloth in conducting coroner’s inquests is of great concern, according to Opposition Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall, who says it is not in keeping with government’s 2015 elections campaign promise that over 400 such inquiries would be conducted.
In a show of gratitude to its contributors for their time and knowledge shared, local company PDC Research has launched an awards programme.
Two West Bank Demerara (WBD) residents are presently in police custody following the discovery of over a kilogramme of cannabis concealed in a bucket at the Bartica Stelling yesterday morning.
Four persons, including a member of the Joint Services, were arrested yesterday after being found in possession of several Ziploc bags filled with cannabis when police stopped and searched the vehicle they were travelling in.
Armed bandits early yesterday morning relieved a woman and attacked her companion, shortly after they left a high school reunion at Woolford Avenue, in Georgetown.
A police constable is under close arrest after he allegedly discharged a loaded firearm during a dispute at a nightclub at Soesdyke in the wee hours of yesterday morning.
Ranks of the Joint Services yesterday morning conducted a three-hour search at the Lusignan Prison, on the East Coast of Demerara, during which they uncovered a quantity of contraband items, including phones, weapons and drugs.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies prompted days of violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
The Bank of Guyana (BoG) will soon have the ability to grant temporary financial bailouts to commercial banks in order to protect depositors from losses similar to those incurred when the Globe Trust and Investment Company Limited (GTICL) collapsed in 2004.
Two relatives of a missing 75-year-old Rose Hall Town, Corentyne man were arrested on Wednesday in connection with his disappearance.
Kwakwani remains in the grip of a deep flood and is bracing for more rain even as the authorities consider what steps to take for the hundreds of affected residents.
Three Stabroek Market vendors were yesterday charged with breaking and entering the L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons jewellery store.
Social Protection Minister Amna Ally on Thursday said that a “request of assistance” is a prerequisite for funding of projects under the government’s Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) Initiative.
The Guyana Police Force yesterday reported that it has recorded a 9% decrease in serious crimes for the year as at June 30th, compared with the same period for last year.
Officer-in-charge of the Felix Austin Police College Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus is currently recovering in a private city hospital after being involved in an accident yesterday morning along the Diamond Public Road, on the East Bank of Demerara.
The National Assembly on Thursday evening passed an amendment to the Insurance Act that is intended to incorporate protections for the beneficiaries of policy holders, which had been left out from the two-year-old legislation.
Justice Navindra Singh yesterday dismissed the applications made by Chairperson of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) Management Committee Patricia Went, who challenged the Social Protection Ministry’s decision to seize control of the credit union.
The capping of the unauthorised well that erupted in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, has commenced and a large part of the process has been completed, Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Director General (Ag) Lt.
Percy Henry, an electrical contractor who was hospitalised after sustaining burns while working on an electricity pole a year ago, yesterday filed a $15 million lawsuit against the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) for the lifelong injuries and negligence.
A Charlotte Street man will be serving a year in jail after pleading guilty to stealing a total of over $700,000 in electrical wire and tools in two recent burglaries.
A labourer was yesterday charged with raping a 13-year-old girl. Dand Europe, 24, of an East Bank Demerara village, was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown, where the charge was read to him during an in-camera hearing.It is alleged that on January 22nd, 2017, Europe engaged in sexual penetration of the 13-year-old.
A Surinamese national, who police say was found with a large amount of currency strapped to her thighs after arriving in Guyana via a ‘backtrack’ route, was yesterday fined and ordered deported for illegal entry.
A police constable is now being prepared to face the full force of the law after being intercepted along the Cove and John Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, with over 45 pounds of cannabis.
Police yesterday arrested a security guard after the discovery of an unlicensed weapon and a quantity of ammunition in the vehicle he was driving in Bourda, Georgetown.
While two persons have been arrested, a manhunt is underway for the prime suspect in the slaying of Ricardo Singh, the 15-year-old who was stabbed on Monday morning during an altercation at a wedding house on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.
The documents presented for the private aircraft that landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday, with suspected false registration numbers, have been verified and proven to be authentic.
Sherod Duncan’s attendance at Georgetown City Council meetings became a talking point at Monday’s statutory meeting, which heard that he had possibly “disqualified” himself from continuing to serve as a councillor due to his absences.
Intensified collaborative intelligence work by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch and ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara), has resulted in the arrest of a police constable stationed at Force Headquarters for Trafficking in Narcotics, the police said in a statement today.
Three Stabroek Market vendors were this morning remanded to prison after being charged with the theft of $22 million in cash and jewellery last week from the L.
Buoyed by the support of the banking sector, the National Assembly just after nine last night passed the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill which is aimed at modernising the financial architecture of the country.
Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes yesterday remained silent on the clash between her, her driver and two security guards in the parking lot of the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara, for which she has faced mounting criticism for her actions, including misrepresenting the encounter.
Police have arrested a third person in connection with the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah, 61 and his son, Gopaul, who were found dead in their Craig Street, Campbellville home.
In the wake of complaints yesterday by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) that the poor state of interior roads has created havoc in the timber industry, an internal mines commission memo has recommended that government take responsibility for maintaining these arteries.
Although there have been 119 recorded deaths at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) over the past year, and 32 deaths in the first three months of 2018, no special investigations have been warranted, said Minister Volda Lawrence.
Over 300 residents have been affected by severe flooding in Kwakwani, in Region Ten, as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend.
Agreed timelines on matters related to the development of the Linden to Lethem Road and cooperation on Venezuela’s refugee crisis were among the issues discussed when the foreign affairs ministers of Guyana and Brazil met yesterday.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon yesterday met with a team of Brazilians who are interested in investing in the emerging oil and gas sector.
President David Granger last evening joined with Ambassador of the French Republic, Antoine Joly and members of the French community in Guyana to celebrate France’s National Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.