A Route 42 (Georgetown-Timehri) minibus driver was yesterday committed to stand trial for the alleged rape of a woman with a disability.
Four persons have been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital after the driver lost control of the minibus they were travelling in and it turned over and spun several times before coming to a halt on Homestretch Avenue last night.
Police Commissioner Leslie James yesterday refused to disclose details of the ongoing investigation involving former government Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandass Persaud, saying that it is a national security issue which “will not be disclosed publicly” at this point.
Exactly six weeks and a day after being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) with a broken leg, Charles Flavius was yesterday finally able to undergo corrective surgery.
After both proclaiming their innocence yesterday, accused drug traffickers Vaughn Anderson and Damion Williams were told that they would learn their fates on January 31st.
While welcoming Wednesday’s meeting between government and the opposition on the issues surrounding the passage of the no-confidence motion against the David Granger-led administration, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has urged that civil society also be included.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) may likely be reconstituted before the end of this month, President David Granger disclosed yesterday.
One of the main suspects in the recent murders of Bush Lot farmers Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo yesterday surrendered to the police in Berbice.
Two students living in Wowetta Village, North Rupununi, Region 9 will soon benefit from the donation of bicycles undertaken by the Muslim Core Group.
A Cuban national was yesterday remanded to prison after he was read three charges, including forging a confirmation letter for an appointment at the Mexican Embassy.
A salesman is now on bail pending his sentencing after he pleaded “guilty with explanation” to a charge that he stole a midwife’s cellular phone.
The police yesterday issued a bulletin for Onika Benjamin, 30, in relation to a false declaration for the purpose of obtaining a Guyanese passport.
The police yesterday issued a wanted bulletin for Gregory Ramkellawan, 39, in relation to the illegal trading of birds at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on December 8.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies directors, Enoch Lewis and Conde Riley, have sparred publicly over the recent choice of Richard Pybus for senior men’s head coach, further increasing the rancour surrounding the Englishman’s appointment less than two weeks before the opening Test against England.
HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION HELD ON MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2019 AT THE MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY AT 11:00 HRS: JOINT STATEMENT.
President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday held their first meeting on the December 21 passage of the no-confidence motion and there appeared to be agreement that pending any court decisions, the government continues to function and preparations would be made for early general elections.
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has enough time between now and April 30 when the current voters’ list becomes invalid to hold elections, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo who yesterday warned that once this period passes the government becomes illegitimate.
Wayne Anthony Chester, called ‘Sharky’, of 236 Section C, Block Y, Diamond Housing Scheme, was yesterday charged with the 2017 murder of Purcell Moore at Craig Village, East Bank Demerara.
The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) yesterday called for a swift resolution of the issues surrounding the motion of no-confidence passed against the government and urged both sides to pledge to respect the outcome when the court rules.
A shopkeeper was yesterday charged with the murder of an indigenous village leader.
Insisting that he did not know beforehand that Charrandass Persaud would defect and vote for the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the government, PPP member Peter Ramsaroop yesterday said that he agreed to facilitate the former MP’s safe exit from the country because of their close friendship.
The lifeless body of a 46-year-old man was on Monday afternoon discovered in an abandoned house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara and an autopsy yesterday showed that he was strangled to death.
The PPP has started preparations for general and regional elections and its list of candidates will be ready for Nomination Day which should be in the first two weeks in February, according to the party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo.
Despite the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) recording a 6.22% decrease in declarations last year, after 613,073 ounces of gold were declared at the end of December 2018, the company has projected an output of 651,000 oz.
The Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) founded by Lenox Shuman, the former toshao of St Cuthbert’s Mission and former deputy chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), will be launched on Saturday at the Georgetown Club.
The PPP is open to engagement and will not ignore or cast aside without listening or carefully considering, any arrangement that will focus on serving the people and bringing greater ethnic, religious and other securities to the country, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says.
A traffic officer attached to the Providence Police Station was yesterday afternoon struck down by a motor car while directing traffic at Eccles, on the East Bank Public Road.
Two men were yesterday afternoon taken into police custody, following a robbery attempt on a delivery truck, a short distance from the East La Penitence police outpost.
A majority of Region Six councillors are calling on the Minister of Communities to work on increasing their stipend at the earliest, since they believe that it is long overdue.
Former PPP/C Minister of Housing Mohamed Irfaan Ali has filed an action in the High Court challenging the validity of the 19 fraud charges levelled against him over sale of land in the ‘Pradoville 2’ Housing Scheme.
The mother of Nezaam Khan, the man who died early last month, hours after his body was discovered in a pool of blood along the Diamond Public Road is not pleased with the manner in which the police are handling the matter.
The Department of Culture, with the aim of promoting citizen inclusivity within the upcoming Calypso, Soca and Chutney monarch competitions, and providing exposure to participants, will be allowing persons to vote for their favourite artistes online.
Twelve lucky shoppers won prizes in Distribution Services Limited’s (DSL) Cash & Carry’s ‘Free Groceries’ drawing which took place last weekend at the DSL Cash & Carry’s Sheriff Street’s parking lot.
A Cuban was remanded to prison yesterday, after he was charged for inserting forged immigration stamps into his passport.
A National Quality Policy aimed at informing the development of a framework which will govern the production of goods and services locally, was yesterday launched at the Herdmanston Lodge.
The 166th anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese in British Guiana will be celebrated on Saturday, January 12 at the Windsor Forest Primary School and in keeping with regular practice, the Association of Chinese Enterprise in Guyana has built a new school fence and recapped the school’s tarmac at an estimated cost of $3 million.
PARAMARIBO, (Reuters) – Authorities in Suriname have made their largest ever seizure of cocaine, found hidden in containers filled with rice waiting to be exported from a port in capital Paramaribo, the small South American country’s top law enforcement official said today.
President David Granger says that the meeting today between the government and the opposition ended successfully with the two sides reaching agreement on some issues.
Following the extension of the medical leave of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman James Patterson, 85, the opposition-nominated commissioners yesterday voiced concern that it could be a ploy to delay the holding of general and regional elections, which they say are now due within 90 days following the passage of a no-confidence motion against the government.
Amernauth Chand, the Annandale man charged with killing his son two years ago, was yesterday morning sentenced to 14 years in jail for the crime of manslaughter.
Attorney and chartered accountant Christopher Ram has asked the High Court to uphold the recent passage of the no-confidence motion against the David Granger-led government and to declare that the President and his Cabinet should immediately resign as a result.
Fly Jamaica Airways is continuing to face criticism for poor customer relations amidst daily flight cancellations.
The presidential candidate hopefuls for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will tomorrow and Friday make their pitches to its Central Committee on why they should lead the party into the next general and regional elections, according to Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha.
Bandits early yesterday morning broke into the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara office and carted off a metal safe containing $600,000 cash.
Sharmila Inderjali and Maryanna Lionel, who are on trial after allegedly offering a policeman $4 million in cash to release the accused in the murder of Number 70 Village carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, were yesterday both called upon to lead a defence to the charge against them.
Lakeram Puran, the driver who allegedly struck down and killed pedal cyclist Rodwell Imanuel James on New Year’s Day along the Coldingen Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara was yesterday released on a sum of $350,000 bail after he was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Police yesterday found and destroyed thousands of marijuana plants that were being grown at 10 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, Upper Demerara River.
Two women are in police custody following the discovery of 23 grammes of cocaine in a home they both occupied.
The National Assembly last Thursday passed amendments to the legislation governing nursing and midwifery, which Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence said will improve the welfare of practitioners.