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December 13, 2017

Guyana

EYEWITNESS: Descent…

Source: iNews Guyana …into Anarchy “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst…

Suspects still in custody for murdered Qualfon receptionist

Source: iNews Guyana As investigations continue into the ghastly murder of 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield, the five suspects, including her boyfriend, remain in custody. This was confirmed by Police in C Division (East Coast Demerara) late Tuesday who indicated that all avenues were being pursued even as the suspects were still being…

Brother in court for sibling’s murder

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Ramraj Samaroo yesterday appeared in the Couva Magistrates Court charged with the murder of his younger brother. Link: Brother in court for sibling’s murder

Edghill arrested, barred from entering Parliament

Source: Guyana Times Drama continues …legal action to follow – Nandlall By Lakhram Bhagirat Acting on instructions from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Police on Tuesday barred Opposition parliamentarian Bishop Juan Edghill from entering the Public Building and he was subsequently arrested. This move comes in light of Edghill’s refusal to remove…

Opposition vows to continue scrutinising budget estimates

Source: Guyana Times …expresses displeasure over Edghill’s suspension The parliamentary Opposition has expressed grave disappointment with the move to have Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill suspended for the remainder of the examination of the estimates and expenditure of the 2018 Budget which ends on Friday. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo voiced his…

Right to scrutinise Budget should not be hijacked – PSC

Source: Guyana Times …says Monday’s chaos in Parliament should never reoccur The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has noted “with great concern” the events which took place on Monday, December 11, in the National Assembly. Noting that the objective of Parliament is to allow deliberation on questions of interest to the nation, and to arrive at…

Patterson still employed at Legal Affairs Ministry

Source: Guyana Times National Assembly hears – despite appointment as GECOM Chairman Even as retired Justice James Patterson officiates at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as its Chairman – a post which by law requires the appointee to be impartial, Government has made no decision as it relates to his continued employment at…

Edghill arrested after bid to enter Parliament

Source: Stabroek News Suspended PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Bishop Juan Edghill was yesterday arrested after an attempt to enter the compound of the Public Buildings, where the resumption of the consideration of the national budget estimates saw a brief opposition walkout over House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland’s decision to allow the approval…

Five still in custody as probe into BV girl’s murder continues

Source: Stabroek News The five persons who were arrested shortly after the discovery of the body of Ranella Benfield in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara on Monday morning, remain in custody. Link: Five still in custody as probe into BV girl’s murder continues

Edghill will lose pay, allowances

Source: Guyana Chronicle Clerk of the National Assembly has written to Opposition Member of Parliament, Juan Edghill informing him that he will lose pay and allowances as a result of his suspension from Parliament for disobeying the Speaker on Monday. The letter to Edghill of which Guyana Chronicle has seen a copy outlined…

Nearly 4000 to train under HEYS Programme

Source: Guyana Chronicle BY the time the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme comes to an end in 2018, close to 4000 Hinterland and Indigenous youths would have benefited from the initiative with many becoming their own bosses and jobs-ready, Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock has said. The Indigenous People’s…

Suspect held over illegal aircraft

Source: Guyana Chronicle A PRIME suspect who allegedly fled the jurisdiction while he was being sought for questioning in relation to an illegal aircraft found at Santa Fe, North Rupununi, Region Nine on August 13 is now in police custody. He was handed over to police in the presence of his attorney. The…

‘No reward for bad behaviour’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM backs Speaker’s decision to disallow questions on some agencies SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland on Tuesday moved ahead with the consideration of the 2018 National budget by disallowing questions on the estimates of some agencies that were slated to be scrutinized on Monday but were held…

Seven companies bid to construct ‘roundabout’ in Kitty

Source: Kaieteur News At the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board yesterday, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure received bids from seven contracting firms for the construction of a roundabout in Kitty, Georgetown. The engineer estimated this project to cost close to $96 million.     Receiving bids from two entities for the procurement…

Customs Officers try to steal seized items

Source: Kaieteur News   – truck, car impounded The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has reportedly launched an investigation into the seizure of millions of dollars in smuggled goods from Suriname. The truck driver and six others have been arrested. Heading the investigation is former Crime Chief Deputy Commissioner, Henry Chester. Several Customs officers…

Policeman, uncle held for armed robbery

Source: Kaieteur News   – rank allegedly used his own car as getaway vehicle Despite attempts to root out corruption in the Guyana Police Force, some ranks seem intent on bringing disgrace to the law enforcement agency. An ‘A’ Division police constable and his uncle are now in custody for allegedly robbing a…

Black Caps sweep Windies with 240-run victory

Source: Guyana Chronicle HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) – West Indies suffered a 2-0 clean sweep here yesterday after New Zealand needed just two sessions to wreck the remainder of the Caribbean side’s innings and inflict a punishing 240-run defeat in the second Test at Seddon Park. Resuming the penultimate day on 30 for…

Prize-winners receive spoils for Turbo KO football

Source: Guyana Chronicle … GBI looking to the future with Petra THE Guyana Beverage Inc. (GBI) from all intentions will be back in 2018 with their signature Turbo Knockout Football tournament. This was revealed by the Turbo commercial manager Samuel Arjune yesterday at the presentation of trophies for the 2017 tournament which was…

Narine cops feature 25-mile cycle road race in Berbice

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Flying Ace Cycling Club, in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force `B’ Division (Berbice), held its feature 25-mile road race for cyclists living or based in Berbice last Sunday. The much-anticipated race which attracted 10 starters wheeled off from the corner of Main and Alexander Streets, New Amsterdam, to…

TTFA fail to get AGM going again

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), for the second time in a month, was forced to adjourn its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM, scheduled for the National Cycling Centre in Couva last Saturday, could not find a quorum after only 15 of the TTFA’s members of the 49…

Over $1B approved for Legal Affairs Ministry

Source: iNews Guyana  – Gov’t forced to defend increased allocations  A scrutiny of the government’s fourth budget, in particular allocations for the Ministry of Legal Affairs, shows that the bureaucracy has gotten more expensive with each passing year. It is a fact that the parliamentary Opposition criticized on Tuesday, as government defended the…

House approves $2.2B for Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs

Source: iNews Guyana The Committee of Supply approved a total $2.2B for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs today, when the National Assembly was resumed. The sum of $1,183,274 and $1,036,686 was approved in the 2018 National Budget, for capital expenditure and current expenditure respectively. Minister Sydney Allicock Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney…

Jordan, Trotman should be jailed – says Ramsaroop

Source: iNews Guyana …over stashing ‘signing bonus’ from public The buck stops at the head and the revelation that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration secretly accepted and stashed billions in a private account, unknown to the Guyanese public, is “downright criminal, immoral and unethical” – a matter…

Opposition vows to continue scrutiny of budget estimates

Source: iNews Guyana …expresses displeasure over Edghill’s suspension The parliamentary Opposition has expressed grave disappointment with the move to have Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill suspended for the remainder of the examination of the estimates and expenditure of the 2018 Budget which ends on Friday. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo voiced his…

Edghill drama

Source: Stabroek News Drama continued at Parliament today around PPP/C MP Juan Edghill who was later charged with breaching a police barricade and  went of his own volition to the Brickdam Police Station to hear the charge against him. Link: Edghill drama

Gayle breaks sixes record in Bangladesh Premier League final

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – Chris Gayle hit 18 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 146 off 69 balls for Rangpur Riders against Dhaka Dynamites to create Twenty20 cricket history in the Bangladesh Premier League final on Tuesday. Link: Gayle breaks sixes record in Bangladesh Premier League final

President to hold press conference, first time in two years

Source: Stabroek News After two years, President David Granger will on Friday hold a press conference,  only the second since his APNU+AFC party came into government in May 2015. Link: President to hold press conference, first time in two years

PPP/C walks out of Parliament over estimates decision

Source: Stabroek News Juan Edghill (left) in the Brickdam Police Station this morning. (Keno George photo) PPP/C Members of Parliament this morning walked out of the Committee of Supply following Chairman Dr. Link: PPP/C walks out of Parliament over estimates decision

Battered unidentified body found at Schoonard Public Road

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified male of East Indian descent whose battered body was discovered at Schoonard Public Road, West Bank Demerara on Saturday evening. According to information reaching INews, the body was discovered along the roadway just before 20:00hrs. There are…

WI vs NZ: Wagner, Boult seal 2-0 sweep

Source: iNews Guyana By Andrew Fidel Fernando New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) and 291 for 8 dec (Taylor 107*, Williamson 54, Cummins 3-69, Chase 2-51) beat West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Boult 4-73) and 203 (Chase 64, Wagner 3-42) by 240 runs (ESPNcricinfo) Trent Boult and…

Kuru Kururu miner in custody for murder of boat captain

Source: iNews Guyana David Gaskin, 37, of Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway was taken into Police custody on Monday over allegations that he murdered Owen John, a boat captain of San Martin, Venezuela following an altercation between the two at Eteringbang Landing. This publication understands that the men were reportedly imbibing at Maria Da…

New Zealand wrap up Windies series with 240-run win

Source: Stabroek News WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – New Zealand’s bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep. Link: New Zealand wrap up

T&T cop killed during botched restaurant robbery

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Special Reserve police officer Richard Babwah was killed last evening during an attempted robbery at a Chinese restaurant in Arouca. Link: T&T cop killed during botched restaurant robbery

Police storm Parliament

Source: Guyana Times …Juan Edghill prevented from asking questions …Police hit, assault female Opposition MPs By Samuel Sukhnandan Just before Parliament was scheduled to go to recess at noon on Monday, chaos erupted in the hallowed chambers after Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill refused to follow the instruction of the Speaker…

“None of us wants chaos in Parliament” – Trotman

Source: Guyana Times …defends Speaker’s decision …it’s a matter of legality – Harmon In light of the unprecedented chaos created in Parliament during Monday’s sitting of the National Assembly, the Government side of the House feels that the Opposition displayed grave disrespect for the Speaker of the House, Dr Barton Scotland. Natural Resources…

Receptionist’s body found in BV cemetery

Source: Guyana Times …face disfigured; 5 in custody Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the ghastly murder of 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield. Benfield, of Lot 99 Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was discovered dead in a cemetery in her home village, with her face completely disfigured. Residents made the discovery…

Not guilty: Kwame McCoy freed

Source: Guyana Times … 1 jailed for throwing faeces at Freddie Kissoon Jason Abdulla, one of the men charged for throwing faeces at Freddie Kissoon, was on Monday jailed for six months. Jason Abdulla Abdulla was found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The accused, along with People’s Progressive Party’s Public Relations Officer Kwame…

[Videos] PPP/C MPs clash with cops over Edghill ejection

Source: Stabroek News Photos by Keno George The start of the consideration of the estimates of the revenue and expenditure for 2018 descended into chaos yesterday when opposition MPs faced off against police over a bid to physically remove member Juan Edghill from the parliament chamber and PPP/C members claim they were assaulted…

Body of murdered BV girl found in cemetery

Source: Stabroek News The body of an 18-year-old Qualfon employee was yesterday morning discovered in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara with her face mutilated and the police have since arrested five persons for questioning. Link: Body of murdered BV girl found in cemetery

The police should not have been called in to Parliament

Source: Stabroek News Dear Editor, As I write this letter I am looking at photos of opposition members of parliament being removed from the chambers by police. Link: The police should not have been called in to Parliament

Contempt in the House

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PPP MP, disobeys Speaker …colleagues seen assaulting policeman IN what was another show of contempt in the National Assembly, a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) on Monday refused to obey an order by Speaker Barton Scotland, dragging the House into its worst crisis yet where police guards…

Jason Abdulla takes the rap

Source: Guyana Chronicle –for dousing Freddie Kissoon with faeces PEOPLE’S Progressive Party (PPP)’s Jason Abdulla will be spending Chritmas behind bars, after being convicted and sentenced to six months in jail for throwing faeces on newspaper columnist, Freddie Kissoon. His two cohorts, on the other hand, former government information liaison officer, Kwame McCoy…

Broomes flays PPP for trivialising rape

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Lisa Hamilton THE mayhem which erupted during Guyana’s 79th Sitting of Parliament resulting in members of the opposition shouting ‘rape’, despite the absence of any form of sexual activity, is disrespectful to women, says Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes. Broomes made these comments in reference…

No need to rush

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min Jordan says enough available to set up Sovereign Wealth Fund THERE is no need to rush the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund here, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said as he poured ‘cold water’ on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s more than three-hours-long presentation in the National Assembly last Friday.…

Mutilated Qualfon teen found in cemetery

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIVE persons are being questioned following the brutal murder of 18-year-old Raynelle Benfield whose body with her face mutilated was discovered in the Muslim Cemetery along Beterverwagting main road on Monday morning. Police said she was last seen alive by her colleagues at 18:00hrs on Saturday. Detectives are of the…

Freedom House staffer jailed for throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Source: Kaieteur News Jailed: Jason Abdulla Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman, yesterday sentenced Freedom House operative, Jason Abdulla, to six months’ imprisonment for throwing faeces on newspaper columnist and social activist Frederick Kissoon after founding him guilty of the charge. Kwame McCoy, former Liaison Officer to the President, during the tenure of the People…

Teen’s body found in cemetery with face bashed in

Source: Kaieteur News Boyfriend among five in custody Dead: Ranella Benfield In what could be described as one of the most gruesome murders in recent times, the body of an 18-year-old receptionist was found early yesterday morning in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) with her face bashed in and the…

Auditor General to probe collapsed GECOM Office

Source: Kaieteur News  – no evidence Town Council gave permission for works The collapsed building The Office of the Auditor General has indicated that it will be launching a probe to determine the circumstances under which a Berbice office of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) collapsed Saturday. Yesterday, Mayor of Corriverton, Krishnand Jaichand,…

Norway refuses to work with Guyana on oil and gas

Source: Kaieteur News By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman The Government of Norway has recently rejected Guyana’s application to get assistance from its Oil for Development (OfD) programme. Recently, Kaieteur News learnt that the government had sent its application for the programme to be extended here and was rejected.…

Guyana could lose out on retaining CBC title due to funding

Source: Guyana Chronicle … GBA president Ninvalle extremely disappointed   GUYANA stand to lose their Caribbean Boxing Championship (CBC) title which they secured in 2015, and successfully defended last year in Barbados, due mainly to funding for the initially proposed 13-member team of boxers. Additionally, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) was hoping to send…

Taylor hits record ton as Windies chase mammoth total

Source: Guyana Chronicle   ROSS Taylor joined Martin Crowe and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson atop the country’s list for hundreds after finishing 107 not out on day three in Hamilton. Ross Taylor celebrated a record-equalling 17th Test century for New Zealand to leave West Indies fighting to avoid a series whitewash. The…

Burnett destroys Pacesetters to hand Kobras second win

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Ravens edge Bulls in one-point thriller   JUST when it mattered most, Travis ‘The Blur’ Burnett, one of the country’s premier point guards, poured in a tournament-high 41 points against his former club Pacesetters, to lead newcomers Kobras to a 84-64 points win, to keep their ‘final four’ spot…

Chaos in Parliament …in photos

Source: iNews Guyana Scenes from the chaos in Parliament today (Monday). Photos by Carl Croker Link: Chaos in Parliament …in photos

Chaos in Parliament: No agreement reached with Speaker – Jagdeo

Source: iNews Guyana …says Opposition MPs to sit-in until session ends  Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, following the meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland over the chaos that ensued within the Parliamentary Chambers this morning, said that no agreement has been reached to diffuse the prevailing situation.  Opposition Leader…

Jason Abdulla jailed for faeces assault on Freddie Kissoon

Source: iNews Guyana …McCoy, Hinds found not guilty Kwame McCoy and Sean Hinds were found not guilty of committing common assault on Columnist, Freddie Kissoon, while Opposition People’s Progressive Party member Jason Abdulla was jailed for six months. Jason Abdulla McCoy, 41, of 336 Section ‘A’ Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Hinds,…

Five arrested for murder of Qualfon receptionist

Source: iNews Guyana Police say five male suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of Ranella Benfield, 18 years, of 99 Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting, ECD. DEAD: Raynelle Benfield According to the Police, the woman’s body was found about 0700h today at the Triumph Cemetery with her face smashed. The victim,…

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tie the knot in Italy

Source: iNews Guyana The two Indian stars wed at a resort in Tuscany (AFP) (BBC) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in Italy, after weeks of speculation that they were getting hitched. “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We…

Chaos in Parliament

Source: Guyana Times …Opposition Leader says speaker should be held responsible …media instructed to leave   Chaos broke out in the National Assembly earlier today after police were called to remove Opposition Parliamentarian Juan Edghill after he refused to carry out an instruction by house speaker, Barton Scotland. In responding to the ruckus,…

Live Video: Ruckus in House over move to evict Edghill

Source: Stabroek News Pandemonium broke out in the Committee of Supply this afternoon when PPP/C MP Juan Edghill was ordered out of Parliament Chambers by Chairman Dr. Link: Live Video: Ruckus in House over move to evict Edghill

NZ on course for series sweep

Source: Stabroek News (ESPN) New Zealand’s stranglehold on the Hamilton Test grew tighter on day three, as they piled on the runs to set West Indies 444 to chase, and claimed two wickets before stumps to begin the victory push. Link: NZ on course for series sweep

Body of murdered woman found in Triumph Cemetery

Source: Stabroek News The body of a Qualfon employee was this morning discovered in a cemetery at Triumph, East Coast Demerara with her face mutilated. Link: Body of murdered woman found in Triumph Cemetery

Kuru Kururu benefits from free dental programme spearheaded by GTT

Source: iNews Guyana The village of Kuru Kururu, along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, has been the first of many communities to benefit from a medical outreach dental programme spearheaded by telephone giant GTT. GTT’s medical outreach at Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, on Sunday Villagers braved the mid-morning heat on Sunday at the Kuru Kururu…

Elderly taxi driver robbed, carjacked at gunpoint in Eccles

Source: iNews Guyana As incidents of carjacking continue to increase in and around Georgetown, another taxi driver has fallen victim. The latest incident has left Police searching for one male and one female suspect who, on Friday last, lured 65-year-old Albert Hunte into Eccles, East Bank Demerara, and made off with his white…

Taylor’s record-equalling ton puts NZ in sight of 2-0

Source: iNews Guyana By Andrew Fidel Fernando West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Dowrich 35, Boult 4-73) and 30 for 2 require another 414 runs to beat New Zealand 373 and 291 for 8 declared (Taylor 107*, Williamson 54, Cummins 3-69) (ESPNcricinfo) New Zealand’s stranglehold on the Hamilton Test grew tighter on day three,…

EYEWITNESS: Spank them…

Source: iNews Guyana …for breaking the law? If there was any need for proof that Khemraj Ramjattan has become even less than a “Christmas blow-blow”, there is his threat to “spank” the policeman who disobeyed his charge to care for the new Chinese vehicles. Why should a police rank listen to a man…

2 dead in horrific accident at Mahaicony

Source: Guyana Times Stephen Phillips, also called ‘Peter Mal,’ of Buxton, ECD and Abbenna Hubbard of Melanie, ECD died when the car in which they were travelling turned turtle along the main access road at Perseverance, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara on DEAD: Stephen Phillips Sunday night. While information about the circumstances surrounding the…

Army rank dies in Pouderoyen accident

Source: Guyana Times …after struck down by minibus outside popular nightclub A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal is now dead after he was struck down by an intoxicated minibus driver in the wee hours of Sunday, while in front of a popular nightclub at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD). The dead man…

Rosignol cyclist killed by speeding Policeman

Source: Guyana Times A West Bank Berbice (WBB) man was killed on Saturday evening after he was struck down by a speeding police officer on the Rosignol Public Road. The dead man has been identified as 43-year-old Damon Baron, a minibus driver, of Rosignol Village, WBB. Guyana Times understands that the accident occurred…

Motor cyclist killed in Berbice accident

Source: Guyana Times …Cop detained A motor cyclist is now dead and the pillion rider critical after their vehicle collided with a car being driven by a police officer in New Amsterdam on Sunday morning. Dead is Gavin Crandon, 29, of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, while pillion rider Hubert Williamson, 15, of the same…

Three killed in Perseverance crash

Source: Stabroek News An accident last night on the Perseverance Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara has claimed the lives of three persons and has left one hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH). Link: Three killed in Perseverance crash

Exxon confirms US$18m bonus

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil yesterday confirmed that a signing bonus of US$18M was paid into a Bank of Guyana account last year for the government and it defended its conduct. Link: Exxon confirms USm bonus

Soldier dies after struck down at Pouderoyen

Source: Stabroek News A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal died after he was struck down early yesterday morning in front of a popular night club at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara by a drunk driver.  Link: Soldier dies after struck down at Pouderoyen

Signing bonus should be returned to ExxonMobil – Goolsarran

Source: Stabroek News Former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says that the controversial signing bonus that the government took should be returned to ExxonMobil as it cannot be considered as legitimate. Link: Signing bonus should be returned to ExxonMobil – Goolsarran

$1B Foodmaxx opens

Source: Guyana Chronicle — creates opportunities for over 1000 jobs THE Giftland Group has once again taken a significant stride in the local retail and wholesale industry by opening the doors to its $1 billion state-of-the-art Foodmaxx Supermarket on Sunday. Foodmaxx is an addition to the Giftland Group existing array of integrated stores…

Nothing strange

Source: Guyana Chronicle –signing bonuses normal in petroleum agreements, says Exxon country manager AMERICAN oil giant ExxonMobil Guyana through its Country Manager , Rod Henson, has confirmed that the company paid a US$18M signing bonus to Guyana , one which was earned by the country. Henson told members of the media following a…

Three dead in Mahaicony smash-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE driver of a motorcar and two passengers who were on an outing with friends died in an accident at Perseverance, Mahaicony, on Sunday night. The driver, Buxton resident Stephen Phillips, 27, known to his friends as “Mal” and front seat passenger, Abbeana Hubbard, 21, of Melanie Damishana, East Coast…

Young motorcyclist killed in accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A motorcyclist died instantly while his pillion rider remains critical following a collision with a motorcar at Main and Lad Lane, New Amsterdam, Berbice in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Dead is Gavin Simeon Crandon called “Paddy”, 29, a carpenter, of Lot 93 Angoy’s Avenue. Seriously injured is Harold…

Solider killed in accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal Marvin Dodson, 29, has died after he was struck down by a speeding minibus in front of a popular nightclub at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD) early Sunday morning. According to a police report, an intoxicated driver was driving his minibus south along the…

Two killed in Mahaicony accident

Source: Kaieteur News The driver of a car and a female passenger were killed at around 21.00 hrs last night following a horrific accident at Perseverance, Mahaicony. Dead is the driver, Stephen Phillips called ‘Mal’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara and Abeanna Hubbard, 20, of Melanie, East Coast Demerara. Those critical are Aresh…

‘A DANGEROUS ATTITUDE’

Source: Kaieteur News   – says Chris Ram on Finance Minister Jordan’s response to signing bonus scandal ‘Dangerous’, is the way Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram has described the attitude of Finance Minister, Winston Jordan’s response to the ExxonMobil signing bonus scandal. Ram said that the only description for this attitude is unmitigated arrogance…

You are guilty of the corruption you accused us of

Source: Kaieteur News   – Nandlall tells Govt. Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, is suggesting that the Coalition government is guilty of the same corruption of which it once accused the former PPPC Government. Addressing the Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland, Nandlall said on Thursday that the Minister of Finance, Winston…

2 dead in horrific accident at Mahaicony

Source: iNews Guyana …as 5 killed in separate accidents today Stephen Phillips, also called ‘Peter Mal,’ of Buxton, ECD and Abbenna Hubbard of Melanie, ECD died when the car in which they were travelling turned turtle along the main access road at Perseverance, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara on Sunday night. While information about…

Shillingford bowls Volcanoes to historic tie at Providence Stadium

Source: Guyana Chronicle ON a surreal fourth morning when the Guyana Jaguars played some silly cricket, the sixth round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter between the title-holders and Windward Islands Volcanoes ended in an historic tie yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence. It was the first tie in…

GDF rank dies in accident outside nightclub

Source: iNews Guyana …was struck down by minibus at Pouderoyen  A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal is now dead after he was struck down by an intoxicated minibus driver in the wee hours of Sunday, while in front of a popular nightclub at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD). The dead man has…

Black Caps take control over West Indies in Hamilton

Source: Guyana Chronicle HAMILTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies’ batting crumbled meekly on day two of the second Test against New Zealand here Sunday, leaving the Caribbean side needing a Herculean effort to stay alive in the contesst at Seddon Park. Replying to the hosts’ 373, the Windies started badly and never…

GCN to host awards ceremony on Sunday at Club Latino

Source: Guyana Chronicle —A number of local businesses and individuals have contributed THE Guyana Cycling News (GCN) will on Sunday host an awards ceremony at the Club Latino , Hadfield and John Streets, for local cyclists who have performed exceedingly well during the 2017 season. According to information received, among the top performers…

Cyclist killed by speeding Policeman – at Rosignol

Source: iNews Guyana A West Bank Berbice (WBB) man was killed on Saturday evening after he was struck down by a speeding police officer on the Rosignol Public Road. The dead man has been identified as 43-year-old Damon Baron, a minibus driver, of Rosignol Village, WBB. INews understands that the accident occurred around…

Motor cyclist killed in Berbice accident, cop detained

Source: iNews Guyana A motor cyclist is now dead and the pillion rider critical after their vehicle collided with a car being driven by a police officer in New Amsterdam on Sunday morning. Dead is Gavin Crandon, 29, of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, while pillion rider Hubert Williamson, 15, of the same area, is…

Budget offers no plan for the future – Jagdeo

Source: Stabroek News While accusing the government of being unkind to those operating in key sectors, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said that the proposed 2018 budget brings burdens and offers no plan for the future. Link: Budget offers no plan for the future – Jagdeo

Shillingford shines in historic tie against Guyana

Source: Stabroek News GEORGETOWN, Guyana,  CMC – Ex-West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford snatched his 40th five-wicket haul as Windward Islands Volcanoes stunned leaders Guyana Jaguars, to earn the first tie in 152 years for the regional first class championship here today. Link: Shillingford shines in historic tie against Guyana

Trains cancelled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – Some trains were cancelled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off today after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas. Link: Trains cancelled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

Fraudster #2 claims ties to CJ

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A male hairdresser who along with his aunt were conned of $8,500 for Housing Development Corporation (HDC) houses says the man who defrauded them told him Chief Justice Ivor Archie was his contact to obtain the units. Link: Fraudster #2 claims ties to CJ

NZ in firm control of second Test against Windies

Source: Stabroek News (ESPN) Trent Boult and Tim Southee pillaged 61 runs together at the start of the day, then claimed two wickets apiece, and held one spectacular catch each, as they set off and then perpetuated West Indies’ dramatic decline on a rain-interrupted day. Link: NZ in firm control of second Test

Guyana’s Constitution violated – Ram

Source: Guyana Times Following what some are calling the unravelling of a web of deception regarding the Government’s secrecy in collecting millions from oil giant ExxonMobil, calls have risen for an inquiry to be held into all deals negotiated by the Natural Resources Ministry, and for criminal charges to be instituted against ministers…

PPP questions real motive for secrecy

Source: Guyana Times US$18M bonus scandal As Guyanese continue to reel from the cloud of secrecy sounding the US$18million bonus from US oil giant ExxonMobil, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party is questioning the real motive behind the secrecy. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram had previously revealed that Government had received…

Disaster averted: fire at Giftland Mall contained

Source: Guyana Times …Royal Castle scorched A major catastrophe was averted on Saturday morning after fire of unknown origin erupted at the Giftland Mall at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, but fire fighters were able to contain the blaze to one location, with the assistance of the staff of the mall. According to reports received,…

Govt to borrow more money

Source: Guyana Times …to facilitate road works on Soesdyke/Linden The Government is seeking to borrow more money as it makes efforts to do major road works on the Soesdyke Linden Highway, the primary gateway to the mining town of Linden. It will, however, be pursuing this project through another loan from a multinational…

Tax measures reducing cash flow for businesses – GMSA President

Source: Guyana Times …decries negative impact of VAT on electricity, forestry …less red tape needed for smoother business operations – UK High Commissioner President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Ltd, Shyam Nokta, has highlighted the impact of the 2017 budget on the country’s manufacturing sector. According to him, it has…

No longer ‘man and woman story’

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Harmon urges collective effort to fight domestic violence   MINISTER of State Mr Joseph Harmon said it best when he declared: “We will no longer turn our backs to the horrors of domestic violence; domestic violence is no longer ‘man-and-woman story’.” He made the impassioned declaration at a function late…

Still hope in sugar

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Hanoman says smaller operation necessary for industry’s survival GUYANA Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Errol Hanoman has said that the company must stay on course to avoid a collapse of the sugar industry. He made the remarks in view of the move by the corporation to issue…

Two of six NOC inmates recaptured

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO of six juveniles who escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, were recaptured Saturday, hours after escaping. Reports indicate that the two who were recaptured are females, ages 15 and 16. On the run are three males and one female. A 15-year-old of North Road,…

Law school conspiracy

Source: Guyana Chronicle … AG sees PPP’s hand in stalling law school set up A REVIEW Committee of the Council for Legal Education (CLE) has agreed that the Council should defer the establishment of new law schools; a move Guyana’s Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, believes is as…

No major drug shortage at NA Hospital

Source: Guyana Chronicle CONTRARY to claims made by opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, there is no widespread shortage of drugs at the New Amsterdam Hospital when a Health Ministry team paid a visit to the Region Six health facility on Saturday. The team comprised Health Minister Volda Lawrence, Member of…

GFF partners with Corona Beer for ‘Supper 16 Year-End Classic’

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Tournament to kick-off December 15 in Linden HAVING partnered with Top Brandz under their Corona Beer product, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will on December 15 at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden, kick-off their inaugural ‘Super 16 Year-End Classic’, featuring 16 teams. The knockout-formatted tournament was launched…

GFF moves to regularise football organised by promoters

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) is seeking to regulate football played in the country and has thus engaged the support of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to ensure permits for tournaments are only granted following the GFF’s approval of a given tournament. This entails a promoter getting an approval letter…

Windies fight back to share honours on opening day

Source: Guyana Chronicle HAMILTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies twice fought their way back into the second Test against New Zealand, to steal a share of the honours on the opening day at Seddon Park here Saturday. Opting to bowl first, the Caribbean side managed to limit the Black Caps to 286…

President has to apologise to the nation over signing bonus – Ram

Source: Stabroek News Commentator Christopher Ram says that President David Granger has to issue a a public apology to the nation over the Exxon signing bonus and mount an inquiry into the Ministry of Natural Resources. Link: President has to apologise to the nation over signing bonus – Ram

North Korea condemns ‘dotard’ Trump over Jerusalem

Source: iNews Guyana SEOUL, South Korea (AFP)— North Korea has lambasted US President Donald Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, renewing its description of him as a “dotard” in a statement released Saturday on state media. Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un have traded threats of war and personal insults in…

Gabriel, Cummins help West Indies rally after Raval 84

Source: iNews Guyana By Andrew Fidel Fernando New Zealand 286 for 7 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 3-83) v West Indies (ESPNcricinfo) A measured 84 from Jeet Raval, and a Colin de Grandhomme blitz bookended New Zealand’s day, but it was West Indies’ quicks who made the best of it, starting off…

Berbice man killed by African bees on his son’s birthday

Source: iNews Guyana Dead: Ravendranauth “Earo” Narine Ravendranauth Narine, also known as “Earo,” of Lot ‘A’ 47 Number 12 Village, West Coast Berbice, died after a swarm of African bees stung him while he was operating heavy-duty machinery in uprooting trees at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred late on Thursday…

Windies fast bowlers spoil NZ’s good start

Source: Stabroek News (ESPN) A measured 84 from Jeet Raval, and a Colin de Grandhomme blitz bookended New Zealand’s day, but it was West Indies’ quicks who made the best of it, starting off slowly, then working themselves into a fine rhythm by stumps. Link: Windies fast bowlers spoil NZ’s good start

Entire Govt should resign – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times US$20M oil bonus …Trotman admits to receiving money for Venezuela-Guyana border controversy By Lakhram Bhagirat In light of revelations that Government indeed received millions of US dollars in a signing bonus from US oil giant, ExxonMobil, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has called for the resignation of the entire Government after…

TIGI slams Govt for deliberate deception

Source: Guyana Times US$20M oil bonus …as Finance Minister maintains no bonus received Transparency and anti-corruption advocates are up in arms over revelations that Government had moved to open a secret account with the Bank of Guyana (BoG) to facilitate receipt of a signing bonus from ExxonMobil after claiming ignorance of this very…

Woman dressed as Santa Claus invades Parliament

Source: Guyana Times There was a moment of absolute chaos in Parliament on Friday, during Opposition Leader Bharrat Jadgeo’s 2018 Budget presentation, after a woman invaded the Parliament Chambers dressed as Santa Claus, disrupting the proceedings. However, the chaos lasted for less than a minute, as the woman was bodily removed from the…

Cutlass wielding bandit shot

Source: Guyana Times …after robbing Republic Bank’s security A Lodge, Princes Street, Georgetown man who attempted to rob a Republic Bank Limited (RBL) employee was early Friday morning shot in his leg. Reports are the 27-year-old man jumped the bank’s Waterloo Street office fence at about 05:15h and attacked a 35-year-old female security…

Fake GPL worker jailed for fraud

Source: Guyana Times Edward Dodridge, who pretended to be a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) employee to obtain money, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, much to his dismay, when he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday. He pleaded guilty to a charge detailing that between August 9 and 22, 2017…

Trotman defends secrecy over Exxon signing bonus

Source: Stabroek News After weeks of evasion, the government yesterday admitted that it received a signing bonus from ExxonMobil and its partners more than a year ago and never disclosed this to the public. Link: Trotman defends secrecy over Exxon signing bonus

Don’t blame the gov’t

Source: Guyana Chronicle –blame GuySuco’s predicament on poor management under PPP, Jordan says THAT the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) lost in excess of €30M is no fault of the government’s, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says. Rather, it was all due to poor management and oversight by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration, he…

New look Mash promises to be ‘big’ next year

Source: Guyana Chronicle MINISTER of Social Cohesion with Responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, yesterday, announced the new route for the much anticipated Mashramani Costume and Float Parade 2018. Speaking at a press conference, the Minister said, “It has been decided that all participating bands will assemble on Thomas Lands…

Jordan denies lying about signing bonus

Source: Stabroek News As he closed the 2018 budget debate yesterday, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan denied lying about the signing bonus from ExxonMobil, while saying that he hadn’t been asked precise questions. Link: Jordan denies lying about signing bonus

‘Born to be better’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM says sugar workers must not be condemned to canefields STATING that right wing ideologues in the opposition would rather see sugar workers condemned to working in the fields all their lives, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says they deserve better and urged that everything must be done to guarantee them…

‘Santa’ breaches parliament’s security

Source: Stabroek News The Parliament Office is investigating a security breach after a woman, dressed in a Santa suit and ringing a bell, managed to storm into the parliament chamber as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was making his presentation during the debate on the 2018 national budget yesterday. Link: ‘Santa’ breaches parliament’s security

Exxon money for ICJ legal fees

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Trotman sees ‘evil’ intention in releasing letter MINISTER of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, on Friday disclosed that the Government of Guyana has accepted funds from United States oil giant ExxonMobil to assist with protecting the country’s territorial sovereignty. In fact, the “large sum” received from the oil giant is geared…

Deception exposed… Govt. secretly received US$18M from Exxon

Source: Kaieteur News This has been a painful lesson, no more secrets – Trotman By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman It took undeniable, evidence-based revelations in the media, to compel the government to admit to the nation that it indeed accepted a signing bonus from oil giant, ExxonMobil. The evidence…

Traffic cops nabbed with ‘shake down’ money

Source: Kaieteur News …after serial numbers recorded Two traffic ranks are under close arrest after being caught with money they allegedly took from a truck driver’s employee to drop a charge. The police constables were lured into a sting operation after the employee recorded the serial numbers and handed the information over to…

Govt. appears to have deliberately deceived the nation – TIGI

Source: Kaieteur News Transparency International of Guyana Incorporated yesterday released a statement that called on Guyanese to demand transparency and accountability, as the body reacted to the revelation that a signing bonus was indeed granted to government by ExxonMobil. The statement in its entirety reads: “Ever since Christopher Ram’s revelation that the coalition…

‘Santa’ visits Parliament to give Jagdeo Oxford Dictionary

Source: Kaieteur News …incident seen as serious breach of security    Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland watches as ‘Santa’ is restrained upon entering the Parliament chamber A woman attired in full Santa outfit entered the Parliament Chamber on the top floor of Parliament Building in a failed bid to present Opposition…

GTI graduation

Source: Stabroek News This year 793 students have graduated from the Government Technical Institute (GTI) certified in several disciplines. Link: GTI graduation

Hafeez to work on remodelling action in England

Source: iNews Guyana Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England next week to begin working on remodelling his bowling action, which was deemed illegal last month. This was the third time he had been suspended from bowling in three years. Mohammad Hafeez (AP photo) The PCB announced in a press release that he was…

Jagdeo calls on Gov’t to resign over ‘oil bonus’ scandal

Source: iNews Guyana Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo today (Friday), during his 2018 Budget presentation, called for the entire Government to resign over revelations that a special account has been set up to funnel millions it received from oil giant ExxonMobil. Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo making his way to Parliament on…

New Route for Mash 2018, Junior Soca Competition unveiled

Source: iNews Guyana Revellers participating in next year’s Mashramani Float Parade will have a new route to follow, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton announced at a press conference in the Ministry’s Boardroom on Thursday, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI). Dr. Norton explained that as per the new route,…

Guns destined for Jamaica intercepted in Miami

Source: iNews Guyana (Jamaica Observer) The Jamaica Constabulary Force and its law enforcement counterparts in the United States are now conducting a major investigation following the seizure of more than 100 illegal firearms at the Miami International Airport in Florida. The guns and more than 200 assorted rounds of ammunition were destined for Jamaica,…

Nabi, Pollard join Renegades after Narine opts out

Source: iNews Guyana Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi and West Indies’ Kieron Pollard have been signed by Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming BBL season, starting December 19. The allrounders will join Dwayne Bravo as the team’s other overseas recruits. Mohammad Nabi takes victory selfie with fans (Peter Della Penna/ ESPNCricinfo photo) Sunil Narine, Renegades’ leading wicket-taker last season, has withdrawn from…

Guards hold key in Piarco heist probe

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Preliminary investigations into Wednesday’s $5.5 million heist at the Piarco International Airport have revealed employees there may have had support from co-conspirators with military training, police said yesterday. Link: Guards hold key in Piarco heist probe

Signing bonus was received from ExxonMobil

Source: Stabroek News US oil company ExxonMobil did pay a signing bonus following the new agreement it clinched with the government on June 27, 2016 and why this was kept secret will pile pressure on the Granger administration over its claims to transparency particularly given concerns over accounting for revenue from the petroleum…

Govt opens secret account to receive Exxon’s US$20M bonus

Source: Guyana Times Despite vehement denials ….evidence shows bank account was set up in 2016 to facilitate deposit By Samuel Sukhnandan Although Finance Minister Winston Jordan had claimed that there was no advance payment made to the Government by United States oil giant ExxonMobil, a confidential document seen by the Guyana Times now…

Norway-Guyana deal still on the table – Harmon

Source: Guyana Times …US$14M to be released for alternative projects By Samuel Sukhnandan The innovative forest conservation for money Norway-Guyana deal is “well and alive”, but will be redirected to a number of different viable projects, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told the National Assembly on Thursday while making his contributions to the…

Cane cutter killed by speeding car

Source: Guyana Times …on Anna Catherina Public Road A 34-year-old cane cutter was killed just before midnight on Wednesday after he was struck by a speeding car on the Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara Public Road. The dead man has been identified as Winston Domingo of Water Pump Street, Anna Catherina. According to…

PPP/C condemns firing of almost 4000 sugar workers

Source: Guyana Times – int’l financial services provider for sugar SPU selected The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday expressed its deep concern and condemned the firing of almost 4000 sugar workers from the Skeldon, Enmore and Rose Hall factories, including junior staff, supervisors, and clerks. The Party said while thousands were…

Volcanoes scuttled for 117

Source: Stabroek News Permaul grabs 5 for 40 Guyana Jaguars finished the first day of their sixth-round fixture in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional first-class tournament against the struggling Windwards Islands Volcanoes in a dominant position, after another exceptional bowling performance by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

Brathwaite an ideal replacement as captain

Source: Stabroek News HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes Kraigg Brathwaite will acquit himself well, when he takes over as West Indies captain for the second Test against the Black Caps starting here Saturday [tonight Caribbean time] The 25-year-old, the side’s vice-captain for over a year, was forced into…

PricewaterhouseCoopers selected to value GuySuCo’s assets

Source: Kaieteur News The Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), yesterday announced that that PricewterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been selected as the firm to value the assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) in the ongoing privatization and divestment process. PriceWaterhouseCoopers reps meeting with SPU recently. In…

US$80M from Norway remains in limbo- Harmon updates nation

Source: Kaieteur News By Abena-Rockcliffe-Campbell Minister of State, Joseph Harmon used the opportunity presented in the delivery of his Minister of State, Joseph Harmon contribution to the ongoing Budget debate to inform the nation of the status of a huge chunk of money that Guyana was supposed to receive from Norway. The Minister…

Nine-fingered burglar prints new tattoo over old one

Source: Kaieteur News   – victims of other breakages produce similar security footage of intruder The nine-fingered burglar seen on security video brazenly carting off money and a safe from the offices of Sueria Manufacturing, changed a distinct tattoo on his right shoulder prior to his arrest. In a security video of the…

Detectives charged with stealing $500k from gold miner

Source: Kaieteur News   Two Detective Constables attached to the Bartica Police Station were yesterday charged and taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly stealing $500,000 from a gold miner. Delon Sobers, 24, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, and Tevon Headley, 23, of Lot 39 Republic Avenue,…

Military cannot be isolated

Source: Guyana Chronicle — should be involved in detecting, eliminating illicit activities, says US commander THE military has a role to play in strengthening regional security and as such, focus must be holistically and collectively placed on detecting and eliminating illicit activities. Commander, United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Admiral Kurt Tidd who was…

SOCU probing over $900B

Source: Guyana Chronicle …in suspected money laundering transactions ATTORNEY General Basil Williams on Thursday night disclosed that the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) continues to receive referrals from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and is conducting investigations into money laundering offences involving over $900B. The AG was at the time making his contributions…

PricewaterhouseCoopers to value GuySuCo assets

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), on Thursday announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been selected as its International Financial Services Provider. Selected tenders were invited from PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Delliote, and KPMG. However, KPMG did not submit a tender. The three…

Car kills canecutter on Anna Catherina road

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 34-YEAR-OLD father of one was killed on Anna Catherina Public Road, West Coast Demerara after a Toyota motorcar, PVV 4420, crashed into him while he was riding his bicycle Wednesday. The person who was allegedly driving the motorcar is in police custody assisting with investigations. Dead is Winston Domingo,…

Case files missing at AG chambers

Source: Guyana Chronicle …firm contracted to build customized electronic case management software AMID the disappearance of case files the Ministry of Legal Affairs has contracted a local information technology development and consultancy company to design, build and deploy a customized electronic case management software, which will streamline court cases within the Attorney General’s…

Brathwaite set to lead Windies in second Test against the Black Caps

Source: Guyana Chronicle HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes Kraigg Brathwaite will acquit himself well, when he takes over as West Indies captain for the second Test against the Black Caps starting here tomorrow. The 25-year-old, the side’s vice-captain for over a year, was forced into the breach after…

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Messi

Source: Guyana Chronicle PARIS, France (Reuters) – Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d‘Or for world player-of-the-year yesterday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times. The Real Madrid forward won the award, handed…

GLTA to host MINI-SLAM tomorrow

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) will host its 2017 MINI-SLAM Red Ball mini-tennis competition at the National Gymnasium from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs tomorrow. The tournament is for all beginners who are 10 years and under. The competition, which usually attracts new players from clubs and primary schools, is used…

Pacesetters remain unbeaten behind Gillis’ shooting

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Half Mile Bulls bounce back BEHIND the shooting of Stephan Gillis, Pacesetters chalked their second win in this year’s Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) National Club Championships, with an entertaining 74-68 victory over Plaisance Guardians, when the tournament continued on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with a…

South Georgetown savour their second place

Source: Guyana Chronicle AS far back as the 1990s, the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani and North Georgetown districts have been in a back-and-forth exchange of first- and second-place at the National Schools Cycling, Swimming and Track & Field Championships (Nationals). However, this year when the competition concluded, ,North slipped to third and for the first…

AFC expresses deep concern over sugar workers

Source: Stabroek News Under criticism for not standing up to its founding principles in the governing coalition or representing its constituencies, the Alliance For Change today expressed deep concern for the welfare of sugar workers. Link: AFC expresses deep concern over sugar workers

Miner wins cease order case against GGMC at CCJ

Source: Stabroek News Miner Wayne Vieira who had been issued a cease order by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) today won his case at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Link: Miner wins cease order case against GGMC at CCJ

Brathwaite, Roach up in ICC rankings ahead of Hamilton Test

Source: iNews Guyana LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and seamer Kemar Roach have continued to flourish in the latest International Cricket Council player rankings, despite West Indies troubles in the recent opening Test against New Zealand. Kraigg Brathwaite In the rankings released on Wednesday, Brathwaite jumped two places to 17th…

Daring heist at Piarco airport

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) Police were last night questioning seven people in relation to a multi-million dollar robbery at the Piarco International Airport yesterday morning. The well planned and orchestrated hit targeted a First Citizens’ bank load of $5.5 million which was being sent to Tobago via Caribbean Airlines, and took place…

Man charged with murder of West Berbice waitress

Source: Stabroek News Oudit Persaud, 38 years, of No. 4 Village, WCB, has been charged with the murder of waitress Marissa Fraser and was due to appear at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court today. Link: Man charged with murder of West Berbice waitress

Anna Catherina canecutter dies in accident

Source: Stabroek News An alleged speeding motorist has been taken into custody, following a fatal accident about 2355h. Link: Anna Catherina canecutter dies in accident

EYEWITNESS: Forked tongue…

Source: iNews Guyana …on sugar You could’ve knocked your Eyewitness down with a feather! He’d just read a report of President Granger’s speech at an environmental meet in far-off Kenya. There, he extolled the virtues of his “Green Guyana” – which couldn’t have taken long since the gist of that “plan” is to…

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Palestinian protests, clashes

Source: iNews Guyana Protester burn US and Israeli flags during a protest in Multan on December 7, 2017, following US President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem. (AFP) RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP)—US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada…

Cyclist killed in collision on Anna Catherina public road

Source: iNews Guyana A reportedly speeding motorist had been taken into custody, following a fatal accident around 23:55hrs last night (Wednesday) on the Anna Catherina Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), that resulted in the death of Winston Domingo, 34, a cane harvester, of the said village, who was proceeding on a bicycle…

125 pounds compressed cannabis found in Albertown

Source: Guyana Chronicle Ranks of the Major Crime Investigations Unit of the Guyana Police Force during a “sting operation” Wednesday at 10: 30hrs arrested four males in a house at Third and Albert Streets, Alberttown, with one hundred and twenty-five (125) pounds of compressed cannabis. Police said investigations are continuous. The post 125…

Daring heist at Piarco airport

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Police were last night questioning seven people in relation to a multi-million dollar robbery at the Piarco International Airport yesterday morning. Link: Daring heist at Piarco airport

1500 Enmore sugar workers booted

Source: Guyana Times …as widespread firing continues in sugar belt By Samuel Sukhnandan Hundreds of workers attached to the East Demerara Estate (EDE) located in Enmore, East Coast Demerara, have been issued termination letters by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), as the plans announced by Government earlier this year to close the sugar…

$148M for Small Business Bureau in 2018

Source: Guyana Times In 2018, the Small Business Bureau (SBB) intends to implement a programme, where it will register companies that meet certain criteria with regard to standards and quality. These companies would form a list of companies that the Bureau can recommend to larger companies looking to sub-contract or contract Small-to-Medium Enterprises…

Taxi driver charged for killing Kescia Branche

Source: Guyana Times Less than a week after returning from the United States, the taxi driver who was implicated in the brutal murder of a Richard Ishmael school teacher was Wednesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Matthew Munroe, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer…

High-level security conference seeks to break ‘threat networks’

Source: Guyana Times Guyana is hosting this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) during which top military officers from 16 nations will meet to intensify collaborative efforts with the aim of dismantling the “threat network” created by extremists groups. The regional security seminar is sponsored by the United States’ Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and…

Greenidge to meet with Venezuelan counterpart

Source: Guyana Times Border controversy …says no ‘penny pinching’ in addressing territorial issues By Lakhram Bhagirat Slated to make his Budget 2018 presentation on Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was forced to bring forward his contribution on Wednesday after the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Special Representative on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy,…

Skeldon reeling after GuySuCo dismissals

Source: Stabroek News Skeldon was reeling yesterday after approximately 2,000 terminations by GuySuCo from the estate there and workers and residents contemplated a bleak future even amid signs of division in the government over the mass retrenchment. Link: Skeldon reeling after GuySuCo dismissals

Autopsy findings on cemetery guard inconsistent with accident

Source: Stabroek News A post-mortem examination on the cemetery guard, who went missing last Thursday and was later found at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), with a claim that he had been struck by a truck, has revealed injuries inconsistent with those from an accident. Link: Autopsy findings on cemetery guard inconsistent with

Look-out in Craig armed robbery gets 56 months

Source: Stabroek News A City Magistrate yesterday sentenced one of the three men who were accused of robbing a Chinese businessman of millions in cash and items, to 56 months in jail, for the crime. Link: Look-out in Craig armed robbery gets 56 months

GBTI sues KN for $600m over SOCU story

Source: Stabroek News In its $600M lawsuit against Kaieteur News, the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) has secured an injunction, prohibiting the newspaper from further publishing certain materials contained in its November 15, 2017 publication pertaining to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Link: GBTI sues KN for 0m over

Taxi driver charged with teacher’s murder

Source: Kaieteur News Remanded to Prison: Matthew Munroe left) and dead teacher Kescia Branche With hands and legs shackled, and accompanied by three policemen, 47-year-old taxi driver Mathew Munroe appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court shortly after 14:00 hrs yesterday, accused of killing 22-year-old teacher Kescia Branche. A perspiring and visibly nervous Munroe,…

The supply of drugs and pharmaceuticals… New Procurement Dept. to ensure transparency, adherence to laws – Public Health Minister

Source: Kaieteur News Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence Over the last 30 months, the Ministry of Public Health has been bombarded with criticism from various quarters regarding the procurement of drugs and medical supplies. In an effort to bring an aura of transparency and accountability to this matter going forward, the Ministry has…

Keep ‘sweet man,’ ‘sweet woman’ out

Source: Guyana Chronicle — they should not ride in police vehicles, Commander Alves warns BERBICE Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves has said that a zero-tolerance approach will be taken against cops who use police vehicles to take their wives, “sweet woman” and “sweet man” to the markets. He issued the warning at the…

President visits Nairobi National Park

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday visited the world famous Nairobi National Park, which is located within the capital of Kenya and covers an area of 117 square kilometers. As part of the tour, the President visited an elephant orphanage located within the park. The President was briefed on the efforts…

GuySuCo operating in rogue manner

Source: Guyana Chronicle –gov’t interested in saving jobs, preserving communities, says Heath-London HEAD of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) Colvin Heath-London, said Cabinet is interested in saving jobs and preserving communities, even as it seeks to breathe new life into the ailing sugar industry. Several proposals were made for privatisation and/or diversification of…

GuySuCo CEO quitting year-end

Source: Guyana Chronicle GuySuCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Errol Hanoman will be parting ways with the sugar company when his contract ends this year-end. This is according to chairman of the corporation Dr. Clive Thomas, during a telephone interview with the Guyana Chronicle on Wednesday. Dr Thomas explained that the CEO opted not…

Jaguars to exploit Volcanoes ‘weakness’, says Johnson

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Sixth round Regional 4-Day bowls off today The Guyana Jaguars will be aiming to exploit some of the chinks in the visiting Windward Islands Volcanoes’ armour when the two teams meet in the sixth round of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day game from today at…

Black Caps ready for Windies fightback

Source: Guyana Chronicle HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) – Despite a crushing win in the opening Test in Wellington, the Black Caps are not writing off a West Indies fightback, in the second and final Test starting here Saturday. The Caribbean side played poorly to lose by an innings and 67 runs inside four…

Archery Guyana represented at the BOA Independence Invitational Games 2017

Source: Guyana Chronicle ON the weekend of November 25-26, over 20 archers from across the Caribbean gathered in Barbados for the 2nd Annual Barbados Olympic Association’s Independence Invitational Games. The tournament was hosted by the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) in association with national sporting federations to commemorate Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence at…

Windies medical panel in turmoil as chairman Bennett quits

Source: Stabroek News KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Cricket West Indies’ medical panel has been struck by two further resignations, including that of chairman Dr Donovan Bennett. Link: Windies medical panel in turmoil as chairman Bennett quits

Millions of taxpayers’ dollars wasted on Education COI- Selman

Source: iNews Guyana In her contribution to day three of the Budget 2018 debates on Wednesday, Opposition Member of Parliament, Africo Selman slammed the coalition Government for what she described as a “useless” Budget. Africo Selman Selman wasted no time in criticizing the Government, and quickly placed the spotlight on the education sector.…

Man gets 2 years jail for fondling 7-year-old

Source: iNews Guyana The Diamond man who earlier this year appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged for sexually assaulting a minor was on Wednesday jailed for two years when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman. Anansuaruddin Khan Anansuaruddin Khan, 36, of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was told that the…

PME reveals how waitress was killed

Source: iNews Guyana A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the body of 22-year-old Marissa Fraser who was fished out of a trench in Number 4 Village, Berbice earlier this week, has revealed that the woman died as a result of asphyxia (interference in respiration thereby depriving the body of oxygen) and drowning…

Car owner charged with murder of Kescia Branche

Source: Stabroek News Matthew Munroe, the owner of the car that is suspected to be linked to the murder of school teacher Kescia Branche, was today charged with her murder. Link: Car owner charged with murder of Kescia Branche

Social activist is GTT’s latest millionaire

Source: iNews Guyana Charity-Usara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairperson Beatrice Mittelholzer is now a millionaire as GTT million dollar smile promotion continues countrywide. Beatrice Mittelholzer The elated Essequibo Coast, Region Two, resident said she never believed that she would have been the winner, but nevertheless is thankful to have won the million dollars.…

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

Source: iNews Guyana IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player retention before the 2018 auction and the use of right-to-match cards during the auction. The salary cap for each team for the 2018 season has been set at INR 80…

T&T to crack down on sex dens

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) The Counter-Trafficking Unit, working with other law enforcement agencies, will be focusing on disrupting operations at known “places of ill-repute” to deter demands for commercial sexual services, says acting National Security Minister Stuart Young. A sex worker speaks to a driver in Woodbrook. He gave the information in…

Man appears in court accused of trying to kill British PM May

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – A 20-year-old man appeared in court today accused of plotting to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office. Link: Man appears in court accused of trying to kill British PM May

EYEWITNESS: No equity…

Source: iNews Guyana …in tax paying There’s a report that Exxon paid absolutely NO taxes on revenues of US$13.7B from petroleum products it extracted in, of all places, Australia! Your Eyewitness says “of all places” because most folks think corporations only avoid paying taxes to backward, Third World countries like Guyana and the…

T&T to crack down on sex dens

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The Counter-Trafficking Unit, working with other law enforcement agencies, will be focusing on disrupting operations at known “places of ill-repute” to deter demands for commercial sexual services, says acting National Security Minister Stuart Young. Link: T&T to crack down on sex dens

Lackluster budget from a tired Govt – Anthony

Source: Guyana Times Budget 2018 debate …2018 should be called “the year of retrenchment” Amidst constant heckling from the Government side, Opposition parliamentarian, Dr Frank Anthony during his 2018 Budget Debate speech on Tuesday, described the 2018 Budget as one that is lackluster and has nothing tangible to offer Guyanese. Opposition parliamentarian,Dr Frank…

Chaos downtown as Parliament displaces bus parks

Source: Guyana Times By Ashraf Dabie Christmas shopping in downtown Georgetown has now gotten even more hectic, as Parliament sessions for the deliberation of Budget 2018 gets underway. An atmosphere of chaos clouded the city for the past two days as these sessions kicked off on Monday, resulting in the displacement of several…

Guard confesses to killing waitress found in trench

Source: Guyana Times Police have secured a major breakthrough in the murder of 23-year-old waitress Marrisa Fraser as one of the three persons in custody has confessed. Dead: Marrisa Fraser Fraser’s partially nude body was discovered on Monday a short distance from a pool of blood, in a canal at Number Five Village,…

“People must come before profits”

Source: Guyana Times – Granger tells UN forum in Kenya President David Granger on Monday addressed the high-level event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive Industries at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, where he said that the people must come before any profits, as the world’s natural resources are the…

3 to stand trial before judge and jury

Source: Guyana Times Multiplex Mall owner’s murder The three men accused of gunning down the Multiplex Mall owner Ganesh Ramlall on July 5, 2015 outside his La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara (WCD) home have all been committed to stand trial in the High Court. Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool told 21-year-old Fazeel Bacchus of Cornelia…

Over 2,000 Skeldon sugar workers fired

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Sugar Cor-poration (GuySuCo) has issued termination letters to over 2,000 workers at the Skeldon Estate as it moves ahead with plans to consolidate its operations. Link: Over 2,000 Skeldon sugar workers fired

Man gets 12 years for killing mother

Source: Stabroek News Adrian McKenzie, who killed his mother by hammering her in the head, was yesterday sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. Link: Man gets 12 years for killing mother

‘People before profits’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Pres. Granger tells UN forum citizens must be at heart of development of natural resources PRESIDENT David Granger has reiterated that citizens must come before any profits as the world’s natural resources are the patrimony of all humanity. He was at the time addressing the high-level event on Combating Pollution…

Budget caters for key Moruca bridge, radio station

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN 2018 the Moruca Bridge which connects the villages of San Jose with Kumaka in the Region One area, will be completely refurbished. In addition, Radio Moruca is expected to go on air in 2018, as allocations have been made in the 2018 national budget for these projects. This and…

Guard admits killing West Berbice woman

Source: Guyana Chronicle A WATCHMAN of No.4 Village, West Coast Berbice has admitted to killing waitress, Marrissa Fraser whose multilated body was pulled from a trench in the area on Monday, police have confirmed. “Please be informed that one of three suspects who are in custody for the murder of Marrisa Fraser of…

Big push for telecoms liberalisation

Source: Guyana Chronicle -ministry preparing foundation for new regulatory regime HIGHLIGHTING her ministry’s projections for 2018, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes on Tuesday disclosed that full liberation of the telecommunications sector will not be achieved this year as negotiations between Government and Atlantic Tele Network (ATN), the parent company of the Guyana…

Rift in Govt. over GuySuCo’s layoffs

Source: Kaieteur News   – industry targets miserly 115,000 tonnes next year The two factions of the Coalition Government are at odds with each other over the handling of the closure of the Rose Hall estate in East Berbice. Yesterday, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, made it clear that Cabinet should have been…

Ranks will pay for vehicles they damage – Ramjattan

Source: Kaieteur News   -as 56 pickups rolled out for Xmas patrols The days of daredevil driving may be over for ranks from the Guyana Police Force. That’s because of new Force regulations that will result in policemen having to foot the bill for repairs to the vehicles they damage through reckless use.…

Security guard confesses to killing waitress

Source: Kaieteur News Just one day after Marissa Fraser’s semi-nude body was discovered in a trench at No.5 Village West Coast Berbice with multiple stab wounds; investigators have made a breakthrough into the investigation. Dead: Marissa Fraser A 38-year-old Security Guard has since confessed to the barbaric killing of 22-year-old Fraser of No.4…

Engineer’s Estimate puts St. Rose’s High demolition at $30M

Source: Kaieteur News Receiving 13 bids yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) yesterday was the Ministry of Education. These bids were obtained for the demolition of a three-storey timber building, the St. Rose’s High School.           Securing bids from six companies for the construction of…

Three more held for Kescia Branche’s murder

Source: Kaieteur News – death of ‘witness’ being treated as accident, says Acting Crime Chief Kescia Branche The mystery of exactly who murdered Kescia Branche remains unanswered, as Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams revealed yesterday that three more suspects are now in custody. They join taxi driver Matthew Munroe, who was detained last…

Jason Holder suspended for second New Zealand Test

Source: iNews Guyana Jason Holder cut a dejected figure having been bowled for a first-ball duck Marty MelvilleAFP/Getty Images West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended for one Test and fined 60 per cent of his match fee, and his team-mates have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees, for…

Guyana preparing to litigate 1899 Arbitral Award- Greenidge

Source: iNews Guyana Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge The recent exercise to identify the markers demarcating the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela is important as Guyana gears up to litigate the validity of the 1899 Arbitral Award. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Second Vice President, Carl Greenidge, during a Region Six outreach…

In T&T: 16 killed in four days; toll now 460

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) With 16 people being killed in the last four days of this new and last month of 2017, senior police officers are now looking to push different strategies to “up their game.” The murder toll reached 460 yesterday with just 27 days remaining in the year. Link: In

Economy has lost its vibrancy – Irfaan Ali

Source: Guyana Times …says “good life” is a “good lie” Budget 2018 has been described as the worst financial paper ever produced by any Government; one that lacks hope, creativity, innovation, and thinking power; and that does not have the ability to create and advance opportunities for the people of Guyana. Opposition Member…

Gariddo-Lowe says it’s ‘fit and proper’

Source: Guyana Times As a means of creating more opportunities for Guyana’s first people, the coalition Government has been working tirelessly to support and encourage economic empowerment, integration and environmental development of communities through strategic and informed policy formulation. Junior Minister in the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry Valarie Gariddo-Lowe This is according to…

Crime Chief demoted to Deputy Commander

Source: Guyana Times Substantive Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum, has been removed from his post, and will now act as Deputy Commander of “A” Division. While Blanhum was on leave, Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Williams was functioning as interim crime chief, and will continue to function in that capacity, according to acting…

Waitress’s body found in Berbice trench

Source: Guyana Times The partly nude body of 23-year-old Marissa Fraser of Lot 24 Public Road, Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice was on Monday morning fished out of a canal at Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice. Marisa Fraser’s body was pulled from a trench in Berbice The body of the part-time…

PPP urges Govt to halt Stockfeeds privatisation

Source: Guyana Times Warning that State can lose $1B …says move premature, highly suspect, calculated to benefit a strong APNU/AFC supporter Government has recently advertised for sale NICIL’s shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Ltd. (7% ownership) in a move that the PPP views as pre-mature, highly suspect in terms of timing, and calculated to…

Blanhum removed as Crime Chief

Source: Stabroek News After almost three months of accumulated leave, Senior Superintendent of Police Wendell Blanhum yesterday returned to duty but he has been reassigned from being Crime Chief to being second-in-charge of the Guyana Police Force’s ‘A’ Division. Link: Blanhum removed as Crime Chief

West Coast Berbice waitress, 22, found stabbed to death

Source: Stabroek News A West Coast Berbice part-time waitress was yesterday morning discovered stabbed to death, one village away from where she resided, in a trench at Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice. Link: West Coast Berbice waitress, 22, found stabbed to death

ExxonMobil paid no tax on US$13.7B revenue, Aussie unions allege

Source: Kaieteur News ExxonMobil runs the giant Esso Longford gas plant in Victoria, Australia Energy giant ExxonMobil​ has not paid a cent in corporate income tax in Australia in at least two years, despite reaping more than $18 billion from the nation’s natural resources, according to three of the company’s workplace unions. Tax…

Greenidge jumps to ExxonMobil’s defence

Source: Kaieteur News – says “jokers” are against the company Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge is peeved at those who have been advocating that Guyana tread lightly with ExxonMobil based on the company’s proven modus operandi around the world. The Minister was quoted by government’s Information…

West Coast Berbice woman murdered, dumped in trench

Source: Kaieteur News – one suspect in custody By Malisa Playter-Harry Dead: Marissa Fraser The lifeless body of a 22-year-old part-time waitress was discovered half-naked in a trench at No. 5 Village, West Coast Berbice, yesterday morning by a passerby. Marissa Fraser of Lot 24 No. 4 Village, Public Road, West Coast Berbice,…

Tough penalties

Source: Guyana Chronicle …for drug procurement saboteurs -Min Cummings says drug shortage cry is over DRUG procurement at the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has been brought under control and harsh penalties await anyone with deliberate attempts to stymie the process. This is according to Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr…

‘Don’t beat up on Exxon’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Greenidge cautions citizens FOREIGN Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge has warned citizens against “beating up” on US oil company, ExxonMobil owing to its past experiences in other countries. He said it was the responsibility of the administration to ensure that the company pays its share of the contract. Speaking during an…

Blanhum now deputy at `A’Division

Source: Guyana Chronicle SENIOR Superintendent Wendell Blanhum who was Crime Chief when he left for a period of leave, has been temporarily reassigned as Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara), police confirmed. He will be working under Assistant Commissioner of Police, Marlon Chapman who is the commander. Assistant Police Commissioner Paul…

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