A Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) salesman was yesterday charged with causing the death of a pedestrian, who succumbed after being struck while crossing a city street.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation between the governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, paving the way for cooperation in oil and gas between the two states, will proceed as planned next week, despite a call by the city chamber of commerce for it to be put on hold.
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams SC on Monday urged “whistleblowers” to come forward with whatever information they may have, although he said government is still seeking to source funding to fully implement the protections which were approved by the National Assembly at the start of the year.
A 19-year-old national footballer was yesterday granted his release on bail after denying that he wounded a police officer.
Toney Marcus is now awaiting sentencing for chopping a man whom he said owed him $5,000.
A police officer is now in custody after he was caught attempting to smuggle a bag containing contraband items into the Lusignan Prison yesterday morning.
A teen who escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre at Sophia last month was yesterday charged with escaping from lawful custody, which he admitted.
The trial of 34-year-old Rawle Khan for the unlawful killing of another man is set to commence before Justice Brassington Reynolds next Tuesday.
Former presidential advisor Jan Mangal has warned that while cash payouts from oil revenue may have an important role to play in the future, at this point it could be a distraction from the larger goal of clawing back wealth.
A policeman was arrested early this morning after an attempt to smuggle contraband items into the Georgetown Prison.
The nationwide teachers’ strike has come to an end after the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday agreed to take their dispute over wages and non-salary benefits to arbitration.
Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo is suggesting that this country’s elections should be contracted to an international body which all parties would agree to, such as the United Nations, to allay the qualms of Guyanese who may fear rigged elections.
Despite his claims of remorse and pleas for mercy, 25-year-old Rowland Sam was yesterday handed a life sentence for raping a seven-year-old girl, whom he sodomised after she had been left in his care.
Ryan Persaud, the police constable who was involved in the accident that left a motorcyclist dead last Saturday night, was yesterday released on $25,000 bail after being charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said the MoU for technical cooperation between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago should be made public.
Five men are scheduled to appear in court after their vehicle was intercepted at Grove, East Bank Demerara yesterday with two guns, ammunition and false licence plates among other items.
A Sisters, West Bank Demerara family lost their home on Wednesday night when a fire, started by one of the three children who had been left unsupervised at the property, reduced it to ashes.
The National Ophthalmol-ogy Hospital at Port Mourant, Corentyne, is yet to resume full operations and PPP/C councillor Zamal Hussain has suggested that mechanisms be put in place to have the Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) supervise the facility.
Conservation International Guyana yesterday launched an initiative to achieve mercury-free mining by 2025.
The preliminary inquiry into the charge against Maryann Daby, who is charged with the attempted murder of a police constable, continued yesterday with the testimony of a policeman.
The Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow) will be intensifying its ongoing campaign to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Guyanese after the removal of a section of a bus shed that featured one of its posters.
Statements were yesterday served to the defence in the manslaughter case against Rick Sewcharran, who is charged with the unlawful killing of his girlfriend, Sasia Adams, who succumbed after he claimed she jumped from a moving car.
New Commissioner of Police, Leslie James and Deputy Commissioner ‘Administration’ Paul Williams last Tuesday met and had ‘frank discussions’ with members of the National Community Policing Executive (NCPE) during the latter’s Monthly Statutory meeting.
First Lady Sandra Granger is collaborating with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Guyana to create opportunities for young people to develop their capacity in Technology and robotics.
A prison officer who was recently caught on surveillance camera stealing items from an East Coast Demerara store has been dismissed from his duties with immediate effect.
After 90 minutes of discussion the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education have decided to take the current wage dispute to arbitration.
Guyanese, Muntaz Alli was on board the Emirates flight from Dubai which was quarantined at New York’s JFK International Airport on Wednesday after over 100 passengers complained of feeling unwell during the 14 hour trip.
A joint search of the Georgetown Prison today by ranks of the Police Force and those of the Prison Service, unearthed the following prohibited items, the police said.
Lamenting the delay in local content legislation that would give businesses here first consideration in providing services and goods for the growing oil and gas industry, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has sent its own draft to the government.
The government and the GTU are to resume discussions today in a bid to end the teachers’ strike that has upturned the new school year since Monday and yesterday the umbrella trade union grouping, GTUC accused the APNU+AFC administration of creating an environment of conflict and not negotiating in good faith.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is due in Guyana next Wednesday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a technical co-operation agreement on oil and gas.
Hundreds of Berbice teachers took to the streets yesterday, joining their colleagues in escalating an ongoing nationwide strike for better wages.
The trial of two persons accused of attempting to murder a City Mall businesswoman back in 2009 is set to commence before Justice Sandil Kissoon and a 12-member jury next Monday.
A second study into the feasibility of the construction of an oil refinery in Guyana should be done when more operators are working in the industry, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Deodat Indar says.
Following years of neglect, the East La Penitence Market is finally getting a facelift after the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) awarded a contract to construct fences and rehabilitate other parts.
President David Granger yesterday participated in the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Autopsies on the bodies of Michael Aubrey Ross and Jennifer Nikita Park – the two persons who died on Monday following an accident at Zealand Public Road, Mahaicony revealed that they drowned.
Urgent repair works budgeted at $11.9m were recently done on the Linden-Lethem road between Wisroc and Rockstone Junction, according to the Department of Public information (DPI) .
The M.B. Sandaka was recently outfitted with two hydro-master propulsion systems which will be powered by two caterpillar 3406 engines.
The Ministry of Public Health yesterday launched a support group for parents of children who are differently-abled as a means of offering support and building coping skills of parents.
A total of 62 symbols were submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by the August 29 deadline, by parties and individuals desirous of contesting the November 12 local government elections though not all have been approved as yet.
A man accused of stealing jewellery from a woman was yesterday brought before a city magistrate to answer to a robbery charge.
The specialist firms recently hired by the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) to market Guyana as a tourist destination in North America and Germany were retained at a total cost of US$545,815 through a restrictive tendering process.
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the charge against Aubrey Bobb, who is accused of murdering businessman Godfrey Scipio aka ‘Sagga’, continued yesterday with testimony by a police photographer.
There are no new leads into the murder of Krishnachand Dabee, the pensioner whose lifeless body was found in his Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard more than a week ago, the police say.
Around 2.1 kilometres of the first layer of paved asphalt surface of the planned 5 kilometres of the $1.2Billion East Bank Berbice (EBB) has been completed.
A man was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with stealing a cellphone from another man.
The government and the GTU are to resume discussions tomorrow under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Protection in a bid to end the teachers strike that has roiled the new school year since Monday.
As hundreds of striking teachers in Linden and the surrounding environs took to the streets again to protest for better wages and working conditions, Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) General Secretary Coretta McDonald vowed that they were prepared to continue industrial action for as long as it takes to secure a “proper” offer or have the labour dispute referred to arbitration.
Orwain Sandy, the former Guyana Defence Force captain who is charged with murdering his partner was yesterday committed to stand trial for the crime.