An acting head teacher, of West Coast Berbice, is seeking justice after what she says was an unprovoked assault on her by a teen at Number 9 Village, West Coast Berbice.
A pork knocker was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the attempted murder of a miner and the court heard that the victim is hospitalised and not yet out of danger.
A youth was yesterday ordered to perform a month of community service or serve jail time after he pleaded guilty to robbery.
The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the operations of City Hall has recommended that former Town Clerk Carol Sooba be compensated for “wrongful removal from office.” According to the report submitted by retired Justice Cecil Kennard, the lone commissioner, Sooba submitted a written statement in which she claimed that her employment was wrongfully terminated and that she should be paid her full benefits until she attains the age of 55.
Multi-million dollar bids for the provision of security services to the Region 7 Cuyuni/Mazaruni, Regional Democratic Council were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board at Main and Urquhart streets.
More than a year after the life of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) came to an end, the government is still addressing its reconstitution, State Minister Joseph Harmon has said.
Five men earlier this week were committed to stand trial at the High Court in Berbice for the murder of Danian Jagdeo, a Williamsburg phone card dealer in 2017, following a preliminary inquiry before Magistrate Charlyn Artiga at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
President David Granger this morning departed Guyana for Cuba for a second round of treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) and the next five cycles of chemotherapy will go all the way up to May next year, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said today.
(Jamaica Observer) Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will open the doors to its Betting Shop Lounge in Georgetown, Guyana, during the week of December 8 to 16, before opening a second location in 2019.
ExxonMobil yesterday told prospective suppliers that it is seeking local partners that will support its goals, including health and safety, environmental and regulatory compliance, quality, and cost competitiveness.
With an increase in the incidence of the multi-drug resistant strain of Tuberculosis, government will resuscitate the Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) strategy to ensure adequate detection, treatment and monitoring, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Dr.
Amid consternation and mounting criticism of statements she made at Congress Place on November 25th about allocating jobs only to PNCR members, the party’s Chairman and the Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence yesterday issued an apology.
Ghansham Dass, the truck driver who was charged with causing the death of two brothers in a collision at Friendship, East Bank Demerara just over two years ago, was acquitted last Friday.
Kacey Chapman, the taxi driver who was charged along with two others last week with the unlawful possession of guns and ammunition, was yesterday once again brought before a city court, where he was accused of a carjacking and robbery.
A farmer was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of stealing $5 million in items from a wrecked vessel.
With no Law Reform Commission currently in place, and having regard to constitutional provisions which save pre-independence laws, some legal minds are of the view that it is highly unlikely that Guyana will be complying any time soon with the recent directive given by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to strike out the entire section of the law prohibiting cross-dressing.
A Vreed-en-Hoop man’s alleged attack on his elderly neighbour’s dog has left the animal with one of her hind legs amputated.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has committed to the construction of over 350 low income housing units in 2019 as part of its continued housing solution plans.
Miss Shivita 2, the vessel that sank in the Waini River just over a week ago, was found to be overloaded, a Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) official has said.
The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) has advertised for a manager for its investigations department as it seeks to build its capacity to fulfill its functions, including the debarment of contractors.
A security guard was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with wounding another individual who remains hospitalised.
Engineers are currently conducting a comprehensive examination of the two Britten-Norman Islanders acquired by government for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon.
Opposition front bencher Irfaan Ali told the National Assembly yesterday said that corruption is very much alive as government has been unable to properly account for its spending but was later told by Business Minister that his former government had a “scant” regard for accountability and transparency.
The police in ‘A’ Division are currently pursuing a 54-year-old man who allegedly dealt his reputed wife several lashes to her head with a hammer on Sunday evening at their Houston, East Bank Demerara.
China yesterday handed over a cheque for US$86,000 ($18m) to the Ministry of Education (MoE) as part of a US$231,000 ($48.5m) grant to the Government of Guyana (GoG).
Former Attorney General and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarian Anil Nandlall says he plans to make a formal complaint to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) over the sale of government’s shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Inc.
Research efforts at the University of Guyana (UG) were recently boosted by Caribbean Airlines (CAL) which underwrote attendance by several UG computer scientists at the 2018 Caribbean Academic of Sciences conference, which was held in Jamaica.
A birthday celebration ended bloodily during the wee hours of yesterday after a young labourer was allegedly struck to this head by his brother during an argument at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
A proposed allocation of almost $60 million is set for investment in green, innovative and sustainable income-generating projects in the hinterland, according to Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who said they will create needed jobs and income for residents.
As the police probe into the murder of Kwakwani midwife Paulette Wade, whose lifeless body was discovered in her home two months ago continues, one of the suspects who was initially detained for questioning was last week rearrested and subsequently released on station bail.
The B Division Police Administration will be increasing patrols and implementing other strategies throughout the division and especially in commercial areas so as to ensure every citizen can enjoy a safe holiday period.
A delegation from the Province of Jiangsu, the People’s Republic of China met with a high-level team from the Ministry of Public Health led by Volda Lawrence, Minister of Public Health on improving and modernising healthcare in Guyana.
Close to 328 persons (82 households) of Washington Estate, Region 3 are expected to have access to potable water for the first time, before the end of this year, according to a statement from the Guyana Water Incorporated yesterday.
PNCR Chairman and Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence today issued an apology over controversial statements she made at a PNCR event on November 25th which included that `jobs would only go to PNC people’.
Director, Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe this morning announced that US oil company ExxonMobil has made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana at the Pluma-1 well.
Alliance for Change (AFC) Leader Raphael Trotman yesterday dismissed concerns over controversial statements by PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence that she will only hire party people and came to her defence saying that she holds no race or political biases.
Although former PPP/C Minister of Housing, Mohammed Irfaan Ali was recently charged in connection with the sale of lands at Pradoville 2, sources say that the case is still open as the Special Oganised Crime Unit (SOCU) is actively pursuing matters against the other former cabinet members.
A Plaisance, East Coast Demerara mother of three was yesterday taken into police custody after she allegedly stabbed her reputed husband resulting in his death.
After putting off its launch in September, a new party targeting mainly Indigenous Peoples’ votes, led by former toshao of St Cuthbert’s Mission and former vice chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Lenox Shuman, is now ready for a February launch.
A man who reportedly attempted to attack news presenter Travis Chase, is now hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after he was shot by the journalist yesterday morning.
Permission will no longer be granted for the Kingston foreshore between Fort Groyne and Camp Road to be used as a venue for entertainment and other social events that will likely generate noise above the permissible levels, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) says.
Despite security measures being put in place to curb the frequent robberies within the Stabroek Market and surrounding bus parks, commuters are advised to be alert.
Highlighting “massive” increases in funding for food, rent and travel, among other “non-essential” areas in the 2019 Budget, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has accused the government of paying less attention to more critical areas such as health.
Following the removal of the damaged Fly Jamaica plane from one part of the CJIA to another yesterday, a number of Caribbean Airlines flights were last evening cancelled.
Government has agreed to accept around $136,000 for the sale of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL) shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Limited (GLS) to the entity’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Badal, who is also the majority shareholder, State Minister Joseph Harmon disclosed on Friday.
Government will continue to support the local tourism sector with further investments in marketing, capacity building and product development, while investments in critical infrastructure will reduce the cost of accessing Guyana’s unique tourism brand, says Finance Minister Winston Jordan.
Sentenced to 57 years behind bars after being found guilty of murdering his fellow fish cleaner, Quaison Jones, called ‘Blondie’, is appealing the sentence, saying that it is severe.
With Fly Jamaica’s operations being severely affected by the recent crash landing, which has left the company with only one operating aircraft, management has made provisions to lease planes to continue serving their passengers, a source says.
The Police say they are investigating the murder of Victor Roberts, 38, self-employed of 41 Prince William Street, Plaisance, ECD which occurred at about 12:40h today at the said address, allegedly by his reputed wife who has since been detained.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Mehidy Hasan Miraz produced the best bowling performance ever by a Bangladesh bowler to bowl his side to victory in the second Test and claim a historic series win over the West Indies.