Guyana has registered its highest score on the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Index Report but even with a mark of 38 and ranking at 91 out of 180 countries it is still viewed as a very corrupt country.
Guyana’s appeal over the constitutionality of presidential term limits will now be heard on March 12 by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), according to the Trinidad-based court’s schedule of sittings.
Despite GWI’s Managing Director, Richard Van West-Charles arguing strongly for tariff increases, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday insisted that the accounts of the utility be presented for examination.
There was approximately $60 million in unspent funds lying in special accounts across municipalities at the end of 2016, and a significant portion of that money is still unspent, according to Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communities Emile McGarrell, who said it was determined that the money did not have to be returned to the Consolidated Fund.
A 27-year-old D’Urban Street woman was yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged possession of six pounds of cannabis The charge alleged that Anisha Daniels on February 19th at D’Urban Street, had in her possession two killogrammes, 800 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Two men were yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged possession of a gun and ammunition.
Pastor Andrew Hannibal who was earlier this month sentenced to 40 years in jail for raping a 15-year-old girl, has appealed his conviction and sentence, arguing among other things that there were discrepancies in the state’s case against him.
Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix yesterday refuted claims of impropriety and publicly legitimised Member of Parliament, Richard Allen’s involvement in the outreach activity last week by the General Registrar’s Office (GRO) in Barima-Waini (Region One) to provide registration services for residents there.
“Frontier communities are guardians of Guyana’s territorial integrity and national security. They are our first line of defence against any attempt at incursions and invasions,” President David Granger yesterday told residents of the border village of Kaikan, in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni, at a community meeting held at the Kaikan Primary School.
Charging that the government had been a serial violator of the constitution, the opposition PPP yesterday defended the concerns raised by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) about the possible appointment of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice (CJ).
Richard Allen, government parliamentarian for Region One (Barima-Waini), says he will be seeking advice from the Attorney General regarding a recent statement by Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley, who has voiced concern over his reported involvement in the issuance of birth certificates and distribution of pension books in the region.
Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes has urged the residents, teachers, and students of Aranaputa in the Rupununi to take advantage of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services which will be brought to the village.
A Craig youth who allegedly tried to beat a man to death with a bicycle bar was on Tuesday remanded to prison on an attempted murder charge.
An Industry, East Coast Demerara man was last week remanded to prison after pleading guilty to a charge which read that he had obtained money under false pretence on the Corentyne.
Prosecution star witness, Rolin Sarrabo, said that he saw Kelvin Chisholm motioning his hand towards the region of Nigel Lawson’s chest on the night he was killed.
Transparency Institute Guyana Incor-porated (TIGI) has called on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to justify its operation of a commercial entity within a residential community.
Another man was yesterday remanded to prison for robbing a pastor of $1.8 million in November, 2017.
Two brothers from Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam were last week remanded to prison for robbery under arms when they appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.
A Laing Avenue man was last week fined $50,000 after pleading guilty to stealing items from a mechanic shop.
An electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was robbed and shot about 1 pm today at Foulis, ECD, is presently admitted in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown, the police said today.
The recent poisoning of 18 bearing coconut trees by persons at Hope Estate was today condemned by Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.
The Guyana Police Force is informing members of the public that in order to facilitate activities relating to the Mashramani float parade 2018 the following intersections will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00h until the end of the days’ activities;Camp Street & Thomas land Albert Street & Wooldord Avenue Sandy Bobb & Vlissegen Road Sandy Bobb & J.B Singh Barr Street & Vlissengen Road Dowding & Vlissengen Road Station Street & Vlissengen Road Lamaha street & Vlissengen Road Woolford Avenue & Vlissengen Road Woolford & J.B Singh Anira & Irving Streets Laluni & Irving StreetsThe Following roads will also be closed to facilitate the float parade; u Crown & Irving streets u Almond & Irving Streets u Forshaw & Irving Streets u Church Street & Vlissengen Road u North & Vlissengen Roads u Regent Street & Vlissengen Road u South & Vlissengen Road u Brickdam & Vlissengen Road u Homestretch Avenue & Vlissengen Road u Hadfield & Vlissengen Road u Mandela Avenue & Vlissengen Road
Auditor General Deodat Sharma says that he is awaiting some information from Homestretch Development Inc (HDI) before he completes his investigation of the controversial billion-dollar D’Urban Park Development Project.
With his trial for the murder of 75-year-old remigrant Joyce Lewis set to commence yesterday morning, Kevon Alfred in an unexpected turn of events pleaded to the lesser offence of manslaughter.
The Auditor General (AG) was asked to immediately dispatch a team on Monday to peruse Region Two’s financial records after the region’s engineer admitted that the accounting officer continued to breach financial rules.