Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott last week Thurs-day visited the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), where he was made privy to training efforts between the Institute and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).
The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) in collaboration with Blossom Incorporated and Child Link on May 10, 2019, concluded four days of training in forensic interviewing for professionals.
Student nurses from far-flung communities in Berbice and Region Nine will no longer have to suffer the inconveniences of travelling to classes, thanks to the newly commissioned living quarters constructed for them in the compound of the New Amsterdam School of Nursing.
As they had done the day before, judges of the CCJ yesterday continued to exhibit disfavour with the 34-32 formula that the government has advanced to thwart the December 21, 2018 motion of no confidence and the President of the court, Justice Adrian Saunders, rebuffed as inapplicable, a case which state lawyers had cited as a precedent.
-key promises remain unfulfilled With today marking four years since the 2015 General Elections, the APNU+AFC government has boasted of its achievements since winning power, saying that within a short space of time, it has achieved more than any previous administration but key elements of its 2015 manifesto including constitutional reform, remain unfulfilled.
Investigators probing the gunning down of 20-year-old Patrick Fraser on Thursday night while he was liming with friends at an abandoned house in Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara believe he was the victim of a “hit”.
Almost two years after the passage of the Tobacco Control Act, the Tobacco Control Council was officially launched and held its first meeting yesterday.
Hard Rock Café Guyana was officially launched at MovieTowne Guyana’s Turkeyen location yesterday and is expected to open to the public this weekend.
A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for Shamar Harvey, the youth who was charged with the murder of Albouystown teen Christopher Mansfield, who was gunned down in March as he was making his way to a football field at West La Penitence.
A 20-year-old man who is accused of fatally stabbing his stepfather during an argument last Sunday at Lower Pomeroon, Essequibo Coast was on Thursday charged with the crime and remanded to prison.
Local bars, wholesalers and other retailers of Banks DIH premier lager – Banks Beer – and its other two products – GT Beer and Guinness – are expected to be restocked over the weekend after the company’s brewery was repaired.
A GEB security guard, who was accused of discharging a firearm in a public area, was granted bail after denying the charge.
Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is working to drill additional wells in Port Kaituma, Region One, to tackle the mining community’s water woes, the utility’s Public Relations Officer Leana Bradshaw says.
Leon Singh, 25, a vendor and John Peters, 24, a handyman yesterday appeared in the Georgetown courtroom of Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, to answer to charges of simple larceny and assault.
The Region Five Department of Education on Thursday honoured 100 mothers for their significant contributions to the education system in the region through their involvement in the life of the child or children at their respective nursery, primary or secondary schools.
A porter was yesterday ordered to perform four weeks of community service after admitting that he stole a music box from a Stabroek Market vendor.
A Regional Development Officer for the Ministry of Communities appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court yesterday, for allegedly acting with intent to ruin the reputation of his sister-in-law.
Three persons were injured last night after being involved in an accident on Brickdam.
The Police say they are investigating the murder of Leavern Daniels, 44, a miner of Princeville Village, Mahdia which occurred about 11.45 pm at the above village, allegedly by a male known as “Tattoo Nose” who is currently being sought.
In a gruelling day of arguments about the validity of the December 21, 2018 motion of no confidence, several of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judges yesterday appeared to cast doubt on the controversial formula for deciding a majority that the government adopted.
A 21-year-old man died last night after he was shot two times at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.
As he underscored that enough is not being done by government for the development of the critical oil and gas sector, Opposi-tion Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday roasted government over its handling of the sector, saying it needs to come clear on timelines for policies.
Women and gender equality activist, Magda Lois Muriel Pollard, died on Wednesday night at the age of 88.
Residents of Chinese Landing, an indigenous community in the Moruca-sub region, Region One, yesterday renewed their call on government to bring an end to a decades-old land dispute between their community and medium-scale miner, Wayne Vieira.
Family members of Special Lance Corporal Don Carlos Alleyne, who succumbed to injuries at a city hospital last Saturday, are calling for answers as to what exactly transpired in the lead up to his death.
The mechanical issue at the Banks DIH Brewery, which has halted production of the company’s lagers and stout, is expected to be fixed “shortly”, the company’s Marketing Manager, Carlton Jung said.
Musician and former member of the National Assembly, Michael Anthony Abraham AA, died this week at the age of 70, following several years of battling the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease.
The son of former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, was yesterday slapped with five charges, including assaulting a police officer.
Reports from Houston, Texas indicate that Guyana’s participation in the May 6 – 9 Oil Technology Conference (OTC) attracted the particular attention of the representatives of the international oil and gas sector against the background of confirmation the US company ExxonMobil is readying itself to commence the realisation of ‘first oil’ for the country.
An Alness, Corentyne pensioner has been hospitalised, after two armed bandits invaded his home yesterday morning, in a robbery attempt that yielded them $5,000 cash, a cellphone and a gold ring.
The Open Doors Centre, a national vocational training centre for persons with disabilities, yesterday hosted its 9th graduation exercise at the Herdmanston Lodge in Georgetown.
While signalling the start of an audit investigation into the printing of Ministry of Education text books, Auditor General Deodat Sharma said yesterday that he finds it “strange” that the Guyana National Printers Limited (GNPL) was able to determine that local printers did not have the capacity to do the printing.
Residents of Port Kaituma are furious over the poor garbage collection service offered by the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).
A second workshop on Oil Spill Planning and Readi-ness Assessment began on Wednesday as the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) works to finalise contingency planning and it announced that a draft disaster risk management bill is to be released this week.
Having harvested 91% of its crop, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has found itself on track to achieving its first crop target of 33,863 tonnes of sugar, the company’s Corporate Communications Manager, Audreyanna Thomas says.
As the police probe into the accident that claimed the life of Garnett Street carpenter, Deonarine Singh more than a week ago continues, the driver was on Wednesday released on bail after he was charged with two traffic-related offences stemming from the said accident.
A miner who admitted to stealing batteries from a businessman in Linden, was yesterday fined after he was charged with the offence.
The circumstances and justification for President David Granger’s rejection of three lists of candidates for Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was one of the areas that CCJ judges yesterday grilled the government’s lawyers about.
Three policemen, one of whom was also charged with raping a Venezuelan woman, were granted bail yesterday, after being jointly charged with three counts of robbery in which it is alleged they relieved Trafficking in Persons victims of over 15 pennyweights of gold.
Trinidad construction company Dipcon has moved to the courts for Finance Minister Winston Jordan be held in jail for failing to pay it the US$2,228,400.67 it was awarded since 2015.
One of the men suspected to have been involved in the murder of taxi driver Marlon Rodney, was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the offence.
A Special Lance Corporal succumbed at a city hospital on Saturday afternoon, hours after he was beaten by another rank while he was stationed at the Special Constabulary Headquarters on Princes Street, Wortmanville.
Days after the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) temporarily halted pumping water from the Port Kaituma River due to quality concerns, a new well was put into service and fishing practices have been seen as the cause of the problems experienced.
Kenkassie Lynch, who is one of the men accused of murdering Mocha mechanic Terrence Lanferman, was yesterday found guilty of the crime and is awaiting sentencing.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, who was forced to step down because of his dual citizenship will remain at that ministry, President David Granger said yesterday before noting that while all the details have not yet been finalised, a key role in the ongoing border controversy with Venezuela and Guyana’s economic relations with other countries are on the cards.
A shortage of Banks Beer and other Banks DIH alcoholic beverages continues to sweep the country, and retailers are unsure of when they will be able to restock.
President David Granger yesterday swore in two persons to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a body which he described as the “guardian of the public interest.” The appointment of Dr.
Trevor Williams, who was charged with shooting a man dead in 2013, was yesterday freed of the charge, after Justice Navindra Singh upheld a no-case submission.
Guyanese looking to apply for entry positions into the oil and gas industry, will now be presented the opportunity, as Schlumberger Guyana will be hosting a career fair on Saturday.
A policeman who was accused of stealing a cellphone, along with a SIM card, from another cop during a football training session, was yesterday granted his release after he denied the allegation.