President David Granger is resting comfortably at an official residence following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors immediately after he arrived in Cuba on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, a release today from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda have voted against the move to have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest appellate court.
The Ministry of Education today announced that all schools will be closed on Monday November 12 to facilitate the holding of Local Government Elections.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S.
Although saying government’s temporary takeover of the Berbice River Bridge is unlawful, the concessionaire Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) yesterday said it will comply with the decision and will consider whether it will mount a legal challenge based on a response from Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to a request for a justification of the move.
The suspect in custody for the murder of Paradise, East Coast Demerara resident Justin Peterkin, who was bludgeoned and chopped to death on Monday morning, is suspected to be mentally unstable, a reliable police source has told Stabroek News.
The construction of a roundabout at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, which should have been completed in 24 weeks, has been stalled for more than a year due to “complications” regarding the removal of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Com-pany (GTT) and Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) utilities that were present at the site.
Mocha/Arcadia community activist Ina Barnwell-Bacchus celebrated her 100th birth anniversary on Monday. A press release from the Region Four administration reported that Barnwell-Bacchus, born November 5th, 1918, is regarded as being a political stalwart in her community, contributing to its development through years of service.
Since their establishment some eight years ago, the constitutional rights commissions have made no serious impact on the quality of life in the sectors they were supposed to defend and promote, according to Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Co-President Mike McCormack, who says Parliament should evaluate their success instead of moving to renew them.
While Finance Minister Winston Jordan maintains that the economy was being sustained by proceeds from the drug trade under the former PPP/C administration, he has dismissed a request by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that he provide evidence to back up his pronouncement.
Millions of dollars spent under the Ministry of Edu-cation’s School Feeding Programme in Region Seven and Region Nine cannot be properly accounted for, according to the Auditor General, who has found that in some instances school treasurers had the cash in their personal possession.
A Baramita, North West District man was on Monday remanded for the murder of his common-law wife Ruthina Thomas, whose lifeless body was discovered along a roadway in the community.
Romario Baljeet, the victim of a recent assault at popular nightclub Palm Court, and who subsequently underwent emergency surgery for internal bleeding, has been discharged from the hospital.
A massive Matthews Ridge to Baramita road rehabilitation project in Region One is at the halfway stage, according to the acting project foreman Vincent Pancham.
The ministries of Education and Public Health, in collaboration with the Carnegie School of Home Economics (CSHE), last Friday launched a school reintegration initiative for teenage mothers.
The Office of the First Lady, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection’s Board of Industrial Training (BIT), on Monday launched an Information Communication Technology (ICT) training programme at the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Anna Regina in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region (Region Two).
Several women entrepreneurs from across Guyana converged on Monday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) for the second Women’s Empowered Leadership Conference.
Police constable 23388 Oswin Argyle, who was the driver of a car that was involved in the fatal accident just over a week ago along the Bee Hive Public Road, has ended his life.
Eon Ward, 25, the prisoner who was stabbed multiple times at the Timehri Prison on Saturday last, has been discharged from the hospital, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels confirmed.
A young woman and her family are thankful for life after suffering minor injuries from a vehicular collision, which was the result of the alleged reckless driving of an employee of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) yesterday afternoon.
Three members of the 14th Chinese Medical Team were last month awarded the Foreign Link Award, following their participation in Linden’s 18th annual “Race of Cure”, an event to raise cancer awareness.
With new intelligence gathered, Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus has said the police are working to apprehend the second suspect in last Thursday’s carjacking and abduction on the East Coast of Demerara.
(Trinidad Express) A video of social media showing people jumping off a fishing boat and wading to shore at a beach in Erin, triggered a police raid that led to the capture of eleven illegal aliens on Tuesday.
Citing a “threat to public safety” in light of the planned increase in tolls, the government yesterday assumed temporary control over the operation of the Berbice River Bridge and promised to retain the present toll structure as its seek to find an amicable resolution to its ongoing dispute with the concessionaire, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc.
Irrespective of the callous plan of the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) to impose draconian increases for the crossing of the Berbice Bridge, there can be no justification for the government’s seizure of the structure yesterday.
A man was bludgeoned and chopped to death by his brother-in-law yesterday morning at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara.
A man who raped a 15-year-old girl now awaits sentencing for the offence after being unanimously convicted yesterday afternoon by a 12-member mixed jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
Based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), police yesterday withdrew the murder charge laid against Tony George, the Rural Constable who was implicated in the killing of 15-year-old Ricardo Singh, who was stabbed in July during an altercation at a wedding house along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.
After considering an appeal of his conviction and 56-year sentence for the 2010 murder of his childhood friend, the Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday morning overturned both and ordered that Redrick Alexander be retried.
Businessman Pradeep Samtani known as an Indian cultural activist and humanitarian, passed away on Sunday evening at Dr.
Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix yesterday commended the efforts of the National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee in managing the influx of Venezuelan migrants and a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said the number stood at 2,943.
Just under 40% of disciplined service members eligible to vote did so during early voting for the local government elections last Friday.
Berbicians have welcomed the government’s announcement yesterday that it had assumed temporary control of the Berbice River bridge.
President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) Komal Chand says that he has no fear that the government or Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will not pay the interest on the remaining severance payments to laid off sugar workers, as was ordered by the High Court, despite it not being catered for in the supplementary funding that was approved by Parliament last week.
Minister of Education, Dr. Nicolette Henry yesterday commissioned Guyana’s first ever Mobile Psychosocial Unit.
Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals (Control) Board (PTCCB), in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Sunday last thwarted what was described as a major smuggling operation and confiscated approximately 300 kilograms of illegal or unregistered pesticides.
A one-year sentence was yesterday handed down to a resident of Linden, who admitted to escaping from police custody.
The two men who were brought to Georgetown for questioning about the murder of Kwakwani midwife Paulette Wade were released on station bail by police yesterday.
Two alleged bandits were yesterday apprehended and turned over to the police by personnel of a private security service after they robbed and stabbed a man on the Berbice Car Park.
A labourer was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge that he robbed a man in a knife-point stick up.
Health care, waste water treatment and renewable energy are among the areas identified for initial consideration for funding next year by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
Romario Baljeet, the man who was recently assaulted outside of the popular Palm Court nightclub, underwent emergency surgery on Monday for internal bleeding.
A senior government official from Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations has revealed that the commitment to build an all-weather road from Lethem to Linden remains a priority for the country even with a change of government.
A greens vendor was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Police have apprehended the suspect in an armed robbery committed late last month.
Sixty students of grades 5 and 6 attended the Guyana Energy Agency’s (GEA) ‘Express Your Energy’ activity which was held on November 2nd, 2018 in the auditorium of the Cotton Field Secondary School, Region 2.
Police are investigating the murder of Justin Peterkin, 39, an electrician of Paradise Village, ECD allegedly by his brother-in-law, who is in custody.
Amid a raging dispute over tolls, the Guyana Government today said it was taking temporary control of the Berbice Bridge effective today.
Amid sporadic unrest at the Lusignan Prison over conditions, the Ministry of Public Security is inviting bids for $66m worth of improvement works.
The Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) has formally proposed a 19-year extension to its concessionaire’s agreement as a means to set aside steep hikes in tolls set for November 12 and the Public Infrastructure Ministry says that the offer will be discussed at Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting.