Statements were yesterday served to Abdul Imran Khan, who has been released on bail by the High Court, pending the outcome of his preliminary inquiry for the attempted murder of a Palm Court nightclub patron.
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.
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.
An additional $200M has been set aside in the 2019 budget for the printing of the new 64-page passport and birth certificates with additional security features, Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn Hastings-Williams told the Committee of Supply yesterday.
The Guyana Conference of Seventh Day Adventists yesterday officially opened its first school named The Georgetown Seventh Day Adventist Academy.
After offering a compelling explanation for the robbery charge against him, a man who pleaded “guilty with explanation” was yesterday granted his release on bail by a city magistrate.
City councillors yesterday agreed to await legal advice to iron out details for the resumption of services by the city’s two largest garbage contractors.
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.
The National Assembly’s Committee of Supply yesterday approved the $131 million allocated in the 2019 national budget for the Ministry of the Presidency’s Defence and National Security Programme and included in this sum is funding for the improvement of the National Intelligence Centre (NIC) and the procurement of data backup equipment.
As expansion works continue along Sheriff Street as part of the Sheriff Street-Mandela Avenue Upgrade Project, works have also started on the Mandela Avenue section.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal to seek more concessions but the European Union refused to renegotiate and lawmakers doubted her chances of winning big changes.
The police were late last week asked to do some additional work in relation to the investigation into the shooting of Jimmy Ramgobin, the labourer who was injured by news presenter Travis Chase more than a week ago, a police source said.
(Jamaica Gleaner) An increasing number of assault, rape, negligence and personal-injury cases are being filed against Jamaican resorts in federal courts in the United States (US).
Calls to Fly Jamaica’s offices in New York, Toronto and Guyana are being left unanswered as ticket holders complain about lack of engagement from the airline regarding flight schedules.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S.
PARIS, (Reuters) – France’s President Emmanuel Macron yesterday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to defuse weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority.
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.
(Trinidad Express) Tabaquite MP, Surujrattan Rambachan, has revealed alarming statistics on the high number of people living in poverty in Trinidad and Tobago.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – The Governor of India’s central bank, Urjit Patel, resigned abruptly yesterday after a months-long tussle over policy with the government that has raised concerns about the bank’s independence as a national election nears.
(Trinidad Guardian) Security Guard Jodie Awai was mercilessly beaten to death during a robbery at his workplace at Macfoods Meat Processors Limited in Laventille Sunday night.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled yesterday.
A man charged with robbery was granted bail yesterday after he denied the charge when it was read against him in a city court.
(Barbados Nation) Just over 1 000 civil servants have been severed so far during Government’s retrenchment programme.
SAO PAULO/TOKYO, (Reuters) – A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has become the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman and the automaker.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) The families of Krystiana Sankar and Yannis “Pebbles” Augustine will have to find $6 million each for their freedom.
(Jamaica Observer) Dancehall artise Kalado had a brief encounter with the law yesterday over what police officers thought were three high-powered rifles found in his possession.
(Trinidad Express) A father and his son have been jointly charged with assault and wounding with intent against their neighbour.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 44-year-old father was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared in court charged with willfully neglecting a two-year-old boy.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Controversial Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, has questioned the commitment of West Indies players and has warned that “serious decisions” will be taken at board level to curb the problem.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May today abruptly postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that she faced a rout.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Scores of Jamaicans were eagerly awaiting Banton’s arrival in the island as they camped out at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday to welcome ‘The Gargamel’ home.
(Trinidad Guardian) There is no let-up on Government from Devant Maharaj. Now the UNC activist has released Communication/National Security Minister Stuart Young’s cell number and urged people to call Young.
Just over a year after quitting Guyana under a cloud, Dynamic Airways, now rebranded as Eastern Airlines LLC, is seeking to re-enter the market and has applied to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate scheduled services from Saturday.
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.
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.
Transparency Institute Guyana Inc (TIGI) has congratulated the Integrity Commission for publishing the names of those public officials who have not complied with the requirement to submit declarations as required under its governing act.
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.
Paving works have begun between Better Hope and Montrose on the East Coast Highway road upgrade and widening project and have made significant progress which will assist in alleviating the congestion that has plagued road users daily.
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.
Allocations in the 2019 Budget will ensure pay and continued jobs for all workers inside and outside of government, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says.
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.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said yesterday.
A number of schools, health centres and roads in Region Two have been earmarked for upgrades in the New Year, regional parliamentarian Haimraj Rajkumar says.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November, carrying it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans hope will revolutionize their public transport system.
A man who was on Friday charged for stealing a cellphone from his friend, was granted $2,000 bail by a city court.
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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Six days after a Penal family of five were kidnapped from their home, one man has been charged.
DAR ES SALAAM, (Reuters) – Ten opposition parties in Tanzania say proposed amendments to a law governing political parties would criminalise their activities.
A 50-year-old man was on Friday sentenced to nine months in jail, after admitting to breaking and entering a house and stealing over $200,000 in articles.