Cop battling for life after Herstelling crash

A Guyana Police Force sergeant is currently battling for his life at a city hospital after his motor car crashed into a parked lorry along the Herstelling Public Road, East Bank Demerara minutes before midnight on Sunday.

SOCU awaiting ruling on extradition of former GRDB accountant from Canada

As the trial of six former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members continues, a city court yesterday heard that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is awaiting a ruling on whether or not former GRDB accountant Peter Ramcharran would be extradited from Canada and brought to answer charges for the alleged falsification of GRDB accounts from 2011 to 2015.

PM’s budget approved

-questions persist over constitutional reform funds

The $908 million budget for the Office of the Prime Minister was approved by the Committee of Supply yesterday although questions remain unanswered about the location of funds that were previously allocated for constitutional reform, while the Prime Minister was circumspect about progress in this area next year.

Dep’t of Energy for $100m building

A state-of-the-art building will be constructed next year to house the Department of Energy, State Minister Joseph Harmon disclosed yesterday during the consideration of the estimates of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Petroleum and Energy Management Programme.

Jamaica leads the Caribbean in Renewable Energy

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica is now developing its renewable-energy potential at a leading pace among its Caribbean neighbours with support from private investment, says David Delaire, managing director, Germany-based MPC Capital.

Two friends die after motorcycle crash at Ogle

Two young men, who were close friends and lived alongside each other at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD), died after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a Jeep at the intersection of the Ogle Access Road and the ECD Highway on Saturday night.

PM can push constitutional reform – Ramkarran

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has the power to push constitutional reform to the forefront of government business in the National Assembly, according to political analyst Ralph Ramkarran who has questioned why he is not doing so.

Allicock points to poverty reduction efforts in indigenous villages

-$375M for information technology hubs in hinterland communities

Government supported hinterland entrepreneurial programmes have reduced poverty in indigenous communities and the administration is poised to invest hundreds of millions in information technology hubs to further develop these initiatives, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock says.

Esso for more seismic work in Stabroek Block

With data gathered from seismic works in parts of the Stabroek Block leading to the discovery of around 5 billion barrels of oil, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) plans to soon continue exploration in the remaining areas.

Pearson calls for indigenous communities to be allocated tourism $$

-questions success of gov’t youth jobs programme

PPP/C parliamentarian Yvonne Pearson says funds should be made available for indigenous communities to develop their tourism products even as she raised questions about the success of government’s flagship employment programme for hinterland youths.

Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

TORONTO/BEIJING, (Reuters) – The CFO of China’s Huawei Technolo-gies Co Ltd argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing her longstanding ties to Canada, properties she owns in Vancouver and fears for her health while incarcerated, court documents showed yesterday.