At the first hearing of the opposition’s challenge to President David Granger’s appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Gecom Chairman, Chief Justice Roxane George issued a stern warning to both sides to refrain from trying the case “in the court of public opinion.” At yesterday’s hearing, the court set out the trial timeline.
The Internal Auditor of the Guyana Gold Board Ajodhia Ramcharan on Wednesday resigned following an investigation into allegations of “millions of dollars” in theft at the agency which has already seen two accountants sent home to facilitate the probe.
Brian Haywood will be spending the next 21 years in jail for killing his sister, whom he set alight, over an argument about missing sandals.
As investigations into the killing of Kescia Branche appear to have stalled, it is unclear if investigators took DNA samples from her or the men, including the police ranks, who were being questioned to establish if she was sexually assaulted.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General (AG) Faris Al-Rawi on Wednesday emphasised that Guyana’s implementation of and compliance with anti-money laundering and the countering the financing of terrorism recommendations are critical in light of the expected development of its oil sector, which is projected to see revenues from 2020.
City magistrate Judy Latchman yesterday ruled that a prima facie case has been made out against the three men charged with dousing columnist Freddie Kissoon with human faeces.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has questioned the move by Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) to acquire a natural gas-propelled 50-megawatt (MW) generating plant, saying that no evidence of research has been provided to justify the change from the use of heavy fuel.
Jenny Ann Crawford, the woman who was charged with the possession of a quantity of cocaine that was hidden in the handle of her suitcase at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), was freed yesterday after a city magistrate found that there was insufficient evidence against her.
The pass rate of students in the Nurses State Final exam has leapt to 97% from the dismal 7% recorded last year.
Trinidadian national Sawak Maraj, who allegedly faked his kidnapping to collect a ransom from his parents, was yesterday once again denied bail.
Health workers in Kaikan Village, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) are in need of an intervention from the relevant authorities in the wake of an influx of sick Venezuelans who travel to the village seeking medical attention.
The attorney for Franz Paul, the former cadet officer accused of shooting a 15-year-old in the mouth in 2014, was yesterday granted an adjournment to have the final defence witness return to court.
The AFC today said that its Leader Raphael Trotman was invited to an urgent meeting at State House on October 19th at which he was informed by President David Granger of his decision to appoint retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM.
The three suspects, including two police constables who were deemed “persons of interest” in the death of school teacher Kescia Branche have been released from police custody.
The Government of Guyana will have to pay the US$2.2 million awarded to Trinidad road construction company Dipcon in 2015, after losing its bid to appeal the judgment before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Warning that the Caribbean is an attractive ‘paradise’ for money-launderers, tax-evaders and assorted transnational criminal cartels, President David Granger yesterday said that Guyana has already laid the foundation to protect itself against financial crimes.
The dismissal of two city constables at the centre of an allegation of sexual assault against a juvenile will be rescinded, and the men sent on administrative leave instead, pending a report from the city’s Legal Affairs Committee.
PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall last evening said that the imminent scrapping of the Anti-Money Laundering Authority is not only a major embarrassment for government but also confirms that the current parliamentary opposition was correct when it argued that the creation of the agency was unnecessary.
A police rank who allegedly provided the gun used in the murder of popular businessman Godfrey Scipio during last month has been taken into custody for questioning.
A lone gunman robbed Guyanese gospel singer Kester Deane, popularly known as ‘Kester D’, of a quantity of valuables just after midnight yesterday and the items were later returned to him after the robber realised the identity of the victim.
A fire just after 8 last night ripped through three buildings located on one lot in the Number 70 Village, Corentyne area leaving some three persons without a home.
The Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) are bracing for an anticipated strike by city workers beginning today, over unpaid wages that are due to 22 percent of the work force.
A City Magistrate is today expected to rule on whether a prima facie case has been made out against the men charged with dousing columnist Freddie Kissoon with human faeces.
The Canadian resident, who was charged in October with the possession of 3.5 pounds of heroin, was yesterday granted bail after the prosecution stated that they would be unable to commence her trial in a timely manner.
Guyana’s Honorary Consul globally are not paid a salary or given any tax waivers and do their the work almost voluntarily, making the best of their personal time and resources for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is grateful, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge says.