Private security group hammers Crime Chief over Broomes statement

-calls for explanation from Top Cop

The Guyana Association of Private Security Organizations (GAPSO) today condemned statements made by Crime Chief Paul Williams over an incident at the Massy parking lot involving Minister in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes and private security guards.

Subsidise Berbice Bridge or buy shares

-Jagdeo advises gov’t

Even as he stressed that the PPP does not support a Berbice Bridge toll increase, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that the government should pay the differential on the proposed higher tariffs  or buy more shares in the beleaguered Berbice Bridge Company (BBCI).

Third life sentence for man over rape of child

Sheldon Lynch, who was convicted of child-rape in March and dealt two consecutive life sentences, was yesterday served another sentence of life imprisonment, after a 12-member jury unanimously found him guilty of raping a child under 16.

American Chamber of Commerce to be set up in Guyana

-US Ambassador talks up oil future

In the backdrop of Guyana’s massive oil discovery and forecasted growth of business activities, United States Ambassador Perry Holloway last evening announced that an American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will be established here next month.  

Miners continue to destroy GWI pipelines at Mahdia

-drones may be employed for surveillance

The Guyana Water Inc (GWI) is considering investing in drones and other surveillance technology to thwart illegal mining that has resulted in over $2M in damage to its distribution lines in Mahdia, Region 8, Managing Director Dr.

Deal with UK firm to aid high-tech surveying

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has signed a $93-million contract with the British firm Ordnance Survey International (OSI) to provide consultancy services to the GLSC to establish the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network in Guyana.

U.N. chief concerned about intensifying Nicaragua violence

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about intensifying violence in Nicaragua and deplores the loss of life in protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, his spokesman said in a statement yesterday.

T&T PM labels murderous boardwalk attack `act of terrorism’

(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is describing last Sunday’s triple murder on the Boardwalk in Chaguaramas as an act of “terrorism” and he is appealing to communities and citizens that if they know of people who are “arming themselves to let somebody know.” Last Sunday, Fabien Williams, Andrew Francis and Kadel Osbourne were shot dead on the Boardwalk, while eight-year-old Jakeem Moses, Keron Jones and Ian Brown were injured when gunmen sprayed bullets into a crowd as they targeted Williams.

Gov’t says no to higher Berbice bridge tolls

-company warns of bankruptcy

Proposing hefty increases to current tolls in keeping with its contract with government, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) yesterday warned that the current APNU+AFC administration’s continued refusal of the hikes could lead to the company’s bankruptcy.

Guard denies Broomes claims after parking lot clash

-security company stands by workers, says video footage speaks for itself

Josh Ramroop, one of the two guards who were arrested after claims that they had verbally abused and threatened Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes in the parking lot of the Amazonia Mall, at Providence, East Bank Demerara, yesterday said her version of events were far from what actually transpired. 

More money has to be spent on crime – US Ambassador

-`can’t have cops going after 21st century criminals with 19th century equipment’

US Ambassador Perry Holloway says Guyana is one of the safest countries he has lived in but if it wants to stop crime from ramping up the Government has to spend more money.

Kaituma River found to have high mercury content

-alternative sources to be found for residents, GWI says

Though surface water is the main source of water supply for the residents of Port Kaituma, Region One, the Guyana Water Incorporated has committed to making alternative sources available, after a high mercury content was found in the Kaituma River.