For another year, the opening of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Conference was dominated by concerns about land rights, with Chairman Joel Fredericks yesterday calling out the APNU+AFC government for making decisions that affect land ownership without first seeking the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of affected Indigenous groups.
Former magistrate Chandra Sohan was yesterday charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident along the Williamsburg Public Road, where he allegedly hit a pedestrian.
Effective September 1, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will be charging businesses monthly fees for the collection of commercial and industrial waste as it seeks to subsidise its $50 million per month garbage disposal bill.
President David Granger on Sunday committed to ensuring that a memorial is built at the Independence Park in Cummingsburg next year to commemorate the 195th anniversary of the 1823 Demerara Slave Revolt.
A Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast businessman was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with three counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Cleveland King, who was held in connection with a sexual offence on a child, was remanded to prison yesterday after he was read a charge of escaping lawful custody.
A Region Nine contractor was on Monday arrested and is being questioned by police as investigations into the illegal airstrip and airplane found some distance away from Santa Fe continues.
Eron Lall Civil Engineering Works has secured a $66.4m contract for a variety of works in Region Four.
The police constable who fatally struck Phulmattie Ramotar last Tuesday, while she was crossing the Success Public Road, East Coast Demerara, has been placed under open arrest and is likely to be charged soon.
Fifteen mining syndicates will be given in the first instance, 12,000 acres of land each to give a combined area of 180,000 acres of land.
Attorney Christopher Ram, during his closing submissions before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) established to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate the president, contended that it is clear that the accuser Andriff Gillard had been completely dishonest and he expressed concern for the man’s mental state.
As the probe into last Friday’s unrest at the Lusignan Prison continues, it is yet to be determined if charges are likely to be laid against the inmates behind the reported bid to kill a fellow prisoner.
A labourer was yesterday granted bail after he was charged with assaulting his common-law wife.
A Sophia man has been remanded to prison on a ganja trafficking charge.
Mark Anthony, the 18-year-old who was left paralysed last year after allegedly exchanging gunfire with an off-duty policeman during a robbery, was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Friday, when he was convicted.
The Demerara Tobacco Company Ltd. (DEMTOCO) on Friday rejected an assertion by the PAHO/WHO Representative here, Dr William Adu-Krow that as an industry it would seek to deter President David Granger from assenting to the recently passed Tobacco Control Bill of 2017.
The Church Street hotel and casino Hotelier Clifton Bacchus today filed a $2 billion lawsuit against the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper following its publication of two recent articles which he has described as “highly defamatory.” Guyana National Newspapers Limited, which is the publisher of the Guyana Chronicle, and the editor of the Guyana Chronicle were listed as the defendants in the suit, which was filed by a team of lawyers headed by former Attorney-General Anil Nandlall.
LONDON, (Reuters) – The gradual decline of West Indian cricket is hardly a new phenomenon but the latest capitulation of a once-dominant test match power has brought genuine expressions of sadness throughout the sport.
Eleven residents of the juvenile correctional centre at Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast were apprehended between yesterday and this morning.
With growing pressure on the government over the overcrowding of jails, MP Michael Carrington is confident that the parliamentary bill in his name to ease penalties on marijuana use will gain the support of the governing APNU+AFC benches of which he is a member.
The National Toshaos Council (NTC) is to begin its conference today and high on the agenda will likely be ongoing concerns about the lands commission of inquiry (CoI) which the government has convened.
A Trinidad-based medical products company has secured four contracts worth $135.4m. According to the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP), Cabinet at its meeting on August 15,2017 noted the award of 16 multi-million-dollar contracts.
The police on Friday evening discovered an AK-47 assault rifle and a quantity of ammunition in a haversack at Kingston, Georgetown.
A parcel consisting of 1,154 grammes of marijuana was intercepted after being thrown over the north eastern fence of the New Amsterdam Prison on Saturday afternoon.
The US$46.M West Coast Demerara Road Improve-ment Project is 75 percent complete according to the Ministry of Public Infra-structure, Senior Projects Engineer, Kester Hinds.