PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit yesterday meant to dispel anger at his government’s response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has invited bids for the upgrade of the Good Success/New Hope river defences.
A gold processing fee on miners of $2,500 per ounce which came into effect from September 1st will be reviewed.
Garbage collectors Purans Bros Disposal Inc and Cevons Waste Management have submitted a joint bid to operate the second phase of the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill.
Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally has moved to distance herself from the controversial plan by her junior minister Keith Scott to bar security companies from using single mothers on night shifts.
Despite promises from the school’s board, the expected rehabilitation of the Queen’s College field is yet to start.
The family of Goed Fortuin resident Robin Samaroo, who has been missing for three weeks, is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.
Four Government Technical Institute (GTI) graduates are benefitting from hands-on training in the oil and gas industry through a programme facilitated by El Dorado Offshore (EDO).
Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken on Monday said that out of the 170 bicycles that the US embassy recently donated to the Guyana Police Force, 25 were allotted to ‘A’ Division and patrols have commenced in the division.
Over 300 children from the communities of Charles-town, Albouystown, Tiger Bay and D’Urban Backlands, turned out on Saturday at the Carmel Secondary School, where they participated in group reading sessions in observance of World Literacy Day.
British advisor for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) David Robinson, who will be spearheading an anti-corruption project here, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams SC.
The Government of Guyana yesterday pledged an initial sum of US$50,000 ($10.4m) to aid relief efforts via the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) regional mechanism after Hurricane Irma smashed through several islands including St Martin and Tortola which have large numbers of Guyanese.
A father of one is now dead and his friend in a critical condition at the Woodlands Hospital after they were involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday called on the government to evacuate Guyanese from islands hard-hit by Hurricane Irma last week.
A man has been held by police in connection with the armed robbery carried out on the Readymix Concrete Limited’s main office at Eccles Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara.
A construction worker was remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged with two armed robberies.
A taxi driver was yesterday charged with shooting at the Buxton miner who was wounded last week after he chased after the two men who robbed him of an almost $1 million chain.
A jury yesterday afternoon unanimously found Kelvin Lanferman not guilty of raping a woman.
Attorney Sanjeev Datadin, the local attorney for US-based Guyanese murder accused Marcus Bisram, is set to move to have the charge in Guyana quashed based on the alleged recanting of a statement by a main prosecution witness.
A Lodge woman was yesterday granted her release on a total of $300,000 bail by a city court after she denied two fraud charges.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) – Food shortages and looting on Caribbean islands hammered by Hurricane Irma sparked growing criticism of the government response, prompting British billionaire Richard Branson to call for a “Marshall plan” to help the region recover.
A 64-year-old Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice man was left dead on the Tain Public Road, after he was struck by a car on Sunday evening.