A 76-year-old cancer survivor is currently hospitalised after she was allegedly struck down by a driver on Friday afternoon while returning home from a cancer awareness event.
An operating theatre at the Suddie Public Hospital, in Region Two, is now closer to reality as Cabinet recently noted the award of a $40.9 million contract for its construction.
ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders yesterday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died over two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.
(Antigua Observer) The police are probing what appears to be a murder/suicide following the discovery of the bodies of two adults who had reportedly not been seen or heard from by relatives since Tuesday.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jarrel Noble, 22, who was fatally shot early this morning after he allegedly attacked a security guard at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) There has been a catastrophic level of flooding across many communities in Trinidad overnight.
Government is concerned about the reports emerging from the ongoing Com-mission of Inquiry (CoI) into the management of City Hall but will await its completion and the submission of its recommendations before taking any action.
Travis Evans, the murder accused who was one of the three inmates who escaped from a holding bay of the Lusignan Prison early on Monday morning, is now back in custody.
A city constable was stabbed in the face yesterday morning during an altercation at City Hall with another man who fled but was subsequently shot and captured.
Durn Hunt, the Corriverton man who police say threw his girlfriend into a drain and then stabbed her on Monday, was formally charged with her murder yesterday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday launched a commemorative stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between Guyana and Brazil.
Contractors hired to construct buildings for the Ministry of Public Health in Region One as far back as 2016 failed to complete the projects despite being advanced more than 50% of the contract sums, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s report, which urged that efforts be made to recover all the money overpaid.
New Delhi has formally informed Georgetown that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will no longer be visiting Guyana as planned in early December due to commitments in his home country, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday.
Government yesterday announced that regulations for the management of Guyana’s wildlife trade are completed and will soon be gazetted.
Two former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) privates were yesterday charged with the rape of a 26-year-old Essequibo woman.
Five of the six men who were apprehended on Tuesday night following an armed robbery at a Parika bar were yesterday remanded to jail on multiple charges of armed robbery.
Of the $7.5 billion in supplementary funding for which it is currently seeking parliamentary approval, government has earmarked $2.451 billion or a little more than 30% for the completion of severance payments to laid-off sugar workers.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will meet next week with the city’s two primary garbage contractors – Puran Brothers Waste Disposal Inc and Cevons Waste Management Inc – to settle its outstanding debts, Solid Waste Management Director Walter Narine says.
The prosecution yesterday closed its case against accused drug traffickers Stephen Vieira, Tazim Gafoor, his son Nazim Gafoor, and Sherwayne De Abreu, who are on trial over the $550 million in cocaine that was found by authorities in dressed lumber last year.
A promoter was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with being in possession of 2.5 pounds of cocaine for trafficking.
A construction worker is now free on $250,000 bail after he yesterday denied raping a 15-year-old girl.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON/GLENDALE Ariz.,(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said yesterday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S.
Opposition Leader President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said the huge hikes in tolls announced by the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) are not in keeping with the 20-year contract he signed with the company while he was president in 2006 and he called on the government to press the company on how it arrived at the figures.
LIMA/MADRID (Reuters) – A fugitive Peruvian Supreme Court justice accused of leading a criminal group that infiltrated the country’s judicial system was captured in Madrid yesterday and held on remand by Spanish authorities.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, should remain a unit of the central bank, the government said on Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri is used to seeing bad poll numbers as he struggles to drive through an unpopular austerity program that has cut fuel subsidies, raised taxes and sent utility bills soaring.
AMRITSAR, India, (Reuters) – A commuter train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people yesterday, state officials said, making it India’s worst rail disaster this year.
Guyana is to host the headquarters of one of the region’s newest institutions, the Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management (PISLM), which is to be relocated from Trinidad and Tobago.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry?
A 31-year-old shopkeeper is now nursing a gunshot wound to his left hand after he was attacked on Thursday evening.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure yesterday urged residents against removing distribution cables attached to lantern posts following recent thefts in West Demerara and East Bank communities.
(Trinidad Express) Days after she told a story of demons in her head, a 40-year-old woman died from ingesting a poisonous substance on the streets of Penal on Thursday.
KOCHI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – A senior leader of India’s ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the centre of a raging controversy.
The New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation has won a $118m contract for the supply and delivery of medical equipment.
DUBAI, (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said today that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died, and said it fired two senior officials over the incident that has provoked an international outcry and strained relations between Riyadh and the West.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two young men who faked their kidnappings on the same day – one due to money worries and the other because of tabanca—were each jailed for 30 days with hard labour yesterday.
Murder accused Travis Evans, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison early on Monday morning, was recaptured this morning by Joint Services ranks at the Soesdyke-Linden junction.
Oil production, expected to begin in 2020, “will be the most transformative economic development” in Guyana’s history and the current administration is taking steps to ensure that revenues accrued from the sector will not be squandered but will be invested strategically to build human and institutional capacity, address the infrastructural deficit and provide economic security for future generations says President David Granger.
The Appeal Court yesterday upheld the legality of President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of retired judge James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), saying that he did not act unreasonably in doing so.
The Public Health Ministry entered into rent-free arrangements to have drugs and medical supplies temporarily stored at four off-site facilities, including a hotel where a termite infestation and damage to some of the items were evident.
In addition to tapping into the Contingency and Lotto funds, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) sourced money from its road works and infrastructure development budget to complete D’Urban Park, according to the preliminary findings of the Auditor General, which also said there is no evidence of checks on works for which the private company that started the project was given half a billion.
A 26-year-old man is now dead after he was stabbed by his friend yesterday morning following an argument over a bicycle and a box of food the night before.
A 12-member jury yesterday found former death row prisoner Terry Kissoon guilty of manslaughter after his retrial for the death of Troy Smith.
WASHINGTON/ANKARA, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S.
A young miner is now dead after he was stabbed by a man who he was arguing with him over cigarettes.
WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S.
When President David Granger arrived at the Public Buildings yesterday to address the National Assembly, he was met by his own cheering section as well as protestors calling for the release of severance payments to ex-sugar workers and members of the Rastafarian community who are awaiting the promised decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of cannabis.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro yesterday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil’s campaign finance law.
A ‘new’ locally produced beverage, made from purple sweet potatoes grown in the hinterland regions, took centre stage as the Green Guyana Expo kicked off at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday.