With Minister of State Joseph Harmon declaring his candidacy for the post of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman at its upcoming biennial congress, political analyst Dr. David Hinds says that the expected contest would likely signal which support base holds sway over the party.
As the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) continues to investigate suspicious state land transactions made during the PPP/C’s time in office, former Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar was yesterday detained for questioning and he was later released on $200,000 bail after declining to answer questions.
The proceedings against former cadet office Franz Paul, who was charged with shooting a then 15-year-old Alex Griffith during a game of Russian roulette over four years ago, were withdrawn yesterday after an agreement by the accused to pay a total of $2 million in compensation to the youth.
Senior police officials from Suriname are currently here to meet with local counterparts as part of the probe of the recent fatal attack on almost two dozen fishers off the coast of Suriname.
Justice Franklyn Holder has ordered the Magistrate’s Court to halt proceedings from the charges of alleged misconduct in public office against former Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington.
Two men were yesterday each sentenced by a city court to four years and six months in prison after they pleaded guilty to robbery.
Following the discovery of a number of safety infractions, the aircraft which crashed shortly after take-off in Cuba last Friday, leaving 110 persons dead, had been grounded by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) last year.
The importance of Mashramani has become lost among local promoters of the heritage and artistes, according to cultural critic Al Creighton.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has invited three of Guyana’s political parties to have discussions with its executives on the “dangerously deleterious and harmful impact of the increasingly hostile and confrontational political climate between our parliamentary parties”.
Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall has promised better enforcement of safety practices and other major improvements at a sand pit run by the municipality after an impromptu visit by Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes over the weekend unearthed serious infractions.
Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) has added its voice to calls for government to provide evidence that a US$450 million claim in pre-contract costs by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary and its two partners is accurate.
The man who was kept in a pig pen for three years is said to be making progress and will begin receiving speech therapy soon even as his parents, Clement Etwaroo and Parbatie Suhku have been released on station bail while the Guyana Police Force continues investigations into the case.
A 32-year-old unemployed man, who is accused of fatally stabbing Linden taxi driver, Claude De Jonge more than a week ago, was yesterday charged with murder and remanded to prison.
A minibus conductor was yesterday charged with sexually molesting a woman, who says he touched her without her consent.
Pig farmer Jean Bacchus has gone from asking City Hall to have compassion to securing an injunction against the Mayor and City Council to prevent it from evicting her farming operations behind the Le Repentir Cemetery.
The Ministry of the Presidency yesterday said that medical checks for President David Granger and First Lady, Sandra Granger have been done for over 12 years in Trinidad and Tobago.
A city magistrate yesterday handed down the minimum sentence of three years in jail to a man who admitted to being in possession of just over 8 grammes cannabis for trafficking.
Paul Smith, a Thomas Street, Kitty man, who police say was found with 10 pounds of cannabis in his home, was yesterday remanded to prison.
Sherwin Marcus, who was charged with sexually penetrating a 13-year-old girl, was yesterday acquitted.
A miner was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in jail after he admitted to escaping from the custody of a policeman.
Although there has been some progress in the investigation of the embezzlement of over $20 million from the Golden Grove/ Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Chairman of the local authority Bharrat Narine says he is not optimistic that anything will come of the matter any time soon.
The design for a rehabilitated Stabroek wharf is currently being finalised, according to Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, who says the project will be going for tender later this year.
International consultant Dr. Mariano Bonet has praised the government and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) for their disaster readiness plan.
The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Wednesday and Thursday held public outreaches at Mabaruma and Port Kaituma in Region One, North West District.
Former Finance Minister, Saisnarine Kowlessar was questioned for about two hours today by ranks of the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) about several land sales that were made while he held office.