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April 20, 2018

Guyana

Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

Source: iNews Guyana LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported. Queen Elizabeth on Thursday told leaders from the 53 member states that she wanted her eldest son to…

EYEWITNESS: Playing the fool…

Source: iNews Guyana …on GuySuCo “Playing the fool” in Guyanese lingo doesn’t mean you’re funny – it means you’re being deliberately stupid. “Playing the ass” expresses the sentence even pithier. Right now – with the farce playing out on the GuySuCo Board – all your Eyewitness can say is this PNC-led Government’s REALLY…

Rugby practice

Source: Stabroek News The finals of the B Division Rugby Tournament between the Guyana Police Falcons and Panthers Rugby club will be played on Sunday at the National Park Athletics Field at 16:00hrs to start the local season. Link: Rugby practice

Slain T&T guard was State witness

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Paul Rajcoomar, 41, was an exemplar security guard and in no way was his killing connected to him carrying out his duties. Link: Slain T&T guard was State witness

2 Govt Ministers facing misconduct, corruption charges

Source: Guyana Times ….ordered to appear in court within 2 weeks By Yanalla Dalrymple Two senior People’s National Congress officials and A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change Government Ministers serving on President David Granger’s Cabinet are now facing financial misconduct and corruption charges which were filed privately on Thursday, by sitting Opposition…

Move shows legal shenanigans of PPP – State Minister

Source: Guyana Times Minister of State Joseph Harmon issued scathing criticisms against the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for its move to file private criminal charges against two Government Ministers, claiming that Thursday’s move will make “a mockery” of the legal system. The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Minister of State, Joseph Harmon…

200 RUSAL jobs in jeopardy as US sanctions hit home

Source: Guyana Times Some 200 Guyanese jobs have been threatened following a decision taken by Oldendorff Carriers, a German-headquartered bauxite transshipment company, to close its operations in Guyana. This move comes in light of a recent choice taken by the United States (US) Government to impose severe sanctions against Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), which…

Govt moving to tax manufacturing exports

Source: Guyana Times – Jagdeo says move ‘misguided’, will harm economy By Samuel Sukhnandan Local Guyanese exporters are next in line to be taxed by the current Government, as serious consideration is being given to have the zero rating of exports for Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes removed. This was revealed by Opposition…

Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention

Source: Stabroek News ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. Link: Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention

GFF committee member O’Jeer suspended for `inappropriate’ behaviour’

Source: Stabroek News Keith O’Jeer, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Executive Committee Member and Berbice Football Association (GFA) President, has been suspended by the federation for “inappropriate behaviour”. Link: GFF committee member O’Jeer suspended for `inappropriate’ behaviour’

Plaisance Guardians down Half Mile Bulls 90-80

Source: Stabroek News -Kobras, Ravens also score wins Plaisance Guardians, Kobras and Ravens clinched contrasting wins in the GABF ‘Road to Mecca’ Club Championship, on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue. Link: Plaisance Guardians down Half Mile Bulls 90-80

PPP MPs file private criminal charges against Govt. ministers

Source: Kaieteur News …but Harmon assures former high-ranking officials will be brought to justice   By Gordon French PPP Parliamentarians Anil Nandlall (L), Vickram Bharrat (C) and Juan Edghill outside the Magistrates’ Courts office after filing private criminal charges against the two govt. ministers. Parliamentarians of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday filed…

Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

Source: Kaieteur News The ‘Jubilee’ anchored in the Demerara River yesterday. Authorities have taken control of a vessel that is suspected to have been involved in fuel smuggling. The ship – with the name Jubilee emblazoned – is reportedly linked to several business persons locally. According to sources, Jubilee reportedly purchased fuel from…

Bauxite shipper, Oldendorff, pulls out as US sanctions bite Rusal

Source: Kaieteur News Oldendorff’s operations in the Berbice River. The US’s move to punish a Russian oligarch is also punishing ship owners, with Oldendorff joining those pulling back from charterer Rusal, as the global aluminium supply chain faces the biggest disruption in years. According to a Tradewind News report yesterday, Oldendorff Carriers has…

Guyana will pay at least US$208M to cap Liza phase one wells

Source: Kaieteur News Oil and Gas Consultant and Attorney-at-law, Charles Ramson By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Decommissioning of the 17 wells drilled in the Stabroek Block for Liza phase one will cost Guyana nothing less than US$208M. This is the figure quoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a 2017 report it handed to…

Commonwealth meeting

Source: Guyana Chronicle Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles takes over “one day”, as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)…

A cowardly act

Source: Guyana Chronicle …gov’t pours cold water on PPP private charges …warns that more court actions coming against former ministers THE People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in an unprecedented move filed private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two sitting Government Ministers without the benefit of an investigation. But the Government has…

Murder/suicide rocks Belmont

Source: Guyana Chronicle A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy and his seven-year-old sister stood as witnesses, when their enraged father brutally stabbed their mother to death in the street at Belmont, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara on Thursday. Dead is Darmattie Persaud, 23, also known as ‘Kalvina’, a housewife. Her alleged assailant who was under guard at…

Calls for DPP to nix PPP charges

Source: Guyana Chronicle …legal expert cites precedent, says charges bogus THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the power to discontinue the private criminal charges filed on Thursday against two sitting ministers of government, with a top legal luminary describing them as bogus that have not been supported by any investigating procedure. The…

Stunning Gayle ton ends Sunrisers’ unbeaten start

Source: Guyana Chronicle CHRIS Gayle plundered his sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) century as Kings XI Punjab ended Sunrisers Hyderabad’s unbeaten start in emphatic fashion. The Sunrisers had won all three of their matches in the 2018 IPL but Gayle ensured that run came to an abrupt halt in Mohali as his 104…

Sir Viv throws weight behind CARICOM intervention

Source: Guyana Chronicle ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. The Antiguan, who never lost a Test series as skipper, said he believed the regional nation grouping’s intentions were genuine and were aimed at…

`Screw’ Richmond Linden Schools U-18 football

Source: Guyana Chronicle Christianburg, New Silvercity clash today for bragging rights By Joe Chapman DEFENDING champions Christianburg/Wismar ‘Multi’ Secondary and New Silvercity Secondary will clash today for bragging rights and honours in the final of the 10th annual Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Linden Secondary Schools Under-18 football championship, after they registered 1-0 semi-final victories…

Seebarran looking to continue rich vein of form

Source: Guyana Chronicle DRAG-racing action is back this weekend at the South Dakota Circuit with the King of the Strip 2 and it is expected that the competition will be bigger than ever. One man has his eyes set on the 11-second class. His name is Raymond Seebarran and along with his Nissan…

Police destroy Ebini ganja farm, 25-year-old in custody

Source: iNews Guyana A 25-year-old resident from Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, is currently in police custody following a drug eradication operation at Ebini, Upper Berbice River, that was lead by a team of law enforcement officers commanded by a Superintendent of Police on Thursday.   According to the Police, one and half acres,…

Duo counting their losses as vehicle broken into on Vlissengen road

Source: iNews Guyana A 60-year-old pensioner and his 29-year-old daughter are now counting their losses after their Toyota Auris motorcar was broken into while it was parked opposite Survival Supermarket on Vlissengen road, Georgetown on Thursday afternoon. Speaking to INews, the young lady explained that her father- who was driving- parked at the…

Four orphanages get $1M for self-sustaining projects

Source: iNews Guyana Giving a voice to the voiceless, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tesouro Resources, Dean Hassan, on Thursday, presented four orphanages grants valuing a minimum of $1M for the establishment and development of sustainable initiatives. Those who received grants, were St. Ann’s, St. John Bosco, the Joshua House Children Centre and Shaheed Boys…

UG to expand programmes within Faculty of Technology

Source: iNews Guyana In keeping with the Government’s push for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) development in Guyana, the University of Guyana (UG) will see the expansion of programmes within the Faculty of Technology. In addition to the new Aviation programme, other courses are slated to soon be added to the Faculty’s…

Ministry of the Presidency condemns charges against ministers

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of the Presidency today condemned charges filed against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton by PPP/C MPs. Link: Ministry of the Presidency condemns charges against ministers

PPP/C MPs file private criminal charges against ministers Lawrence, Norton

Source: Stabroek News PPP/C Members of Parliament Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat have filed private criminal charges against Minister of Public Health (MoPH) Volda Lawrence, and former Minister of that ministry, Dr George Norton, for alleged misconduct and abuse of public trust. Link: PPP/C MPs file private criminal charges against ministers Lawrence, Norton

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Source: iNews Guyana HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba marked the end of an era Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country’s new president, succeeding Raul Castro and becoming the first non-Castro to lead the island in six decades. The silver-haired Diaz-Canel — a top Communist Party figure who has served…

Crippled Guyanese man murdered in Brooklyn apartment

Source: iNews Guyana A crippled Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York…

EYEWITNESS: Embracing…

Source: iNews Guyana …corruption Discussing a rape at York University in Toronto, a Policeman blurted out: “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.” That remark launched hundreds of protests across the globe as women came out in the…

Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia – Paine

Source: Stabroek News MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – The Australian team do not need to make wholesale changes to their cricket culture as a few tweaks should once again endear them to home fans, according to test captain Tim Paine. Link: Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia – Paine

Guyanese demand action, not more rhetoric – independent commentators

Source: Guyana Times SARA’s anti-corruption walk …walk politically motivated, will not change status quo Guyanese are demanding more action to root out, and in other instances, significantly reduce Government and systemic corruption in order to boost public morale and confidence, while at the same time strengthening law enforcement agencies and the Judiciary to…

Guyanese stabbed to death in Brooklyn

Source: Guyana Times A Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York at…

“Massive irregularities” uncovered in GPF’s driver’s theory exam

Source: Guyana Times The Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Office of Professional Responsibility is in the process of conducting an investigation into allegations of “massive irregularities in the Guyana Police Force learner driver’s theoretical examination” which took place on Thursday April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. According…

Jailed: Farmer to serve 10 years for killing cousin

Source: Guyana Times An Annai farmer and former clerk, Phillip Sutherland, late last month withdrew his guilty plea for unlawfully killing his cousin Martin Roberts during a drunken row at Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) in 2014. He once again pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. Following his plea changes,…

GDF ranks interviewed by Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Times Over 10 years ago, a high-profile Joint Services team was deployed to the Lindo Creek area to hunt the members of the Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins gang and on Wednesday five of its members were privately interviewed by retired Justice Commissioner, Lindo Creek CoI, retired Justice Donald Trotman Donald Trotman…

Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

Source: Stabroek News To guard its independence and neutrality from political interference the National Toshaos Council (NTC) has developed a political neutrality statement that was adopted by the executive during its just-concluded executive meeting, says its Vice-Chairman Lenox Shuman. Link: Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

Police probing learner driver exam for ‘massive irregularities’

Source: Stabroek News The Police Office of Professional Responsibi-lity (OPR) has launched an investigation into a report of “seemingly massive irregularities” in the Guyana Police Force’s learner driver’s theoretical examination last Thursday at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. Link: Police probing learner driver exam for ‘massive irregularities’

Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

Source: Stabroek News A US-based Guyanese, who became paralysed after being shot on the West Coast of Demerara in 2016, was stabbed to death on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York. Link: Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

Int’l Banks show little interest in doing business in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News Finance Minister, Winston Jordan …despite strengthened AML framework –Finance Minister By Kiana Wilburg It has been several months since the authorities here got kudos for strengthening Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CML/CFT)Framework. In spite of this, it appears that Guyana is still experiencing difficulties when it…

Govt. continues to overpay contractors

Source: Kaieteur News The construction of duplex living quarters at Mongrippa Hill, Bartica which was cited by auditors. State auditors have raised concerns about the instances where Government has overpaid on several construction projects. This has been picked up by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) who highlighted the growing trend where auditors found…

Bisram continues extradition battle

Source: Kaieteur News In jail: Marcus Bisram Lawyers for embattled New York-based Guyanese businessman, Marcus Bisram, have filed a reply to objection of the US government, insisting that the evidence of the eyewitness could not be relied on as it was taken under duress. Bisram, a millionaire philanthropist, is being held for the…

President reaffirms commitment to malaria fight

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday proposed a four-pronged international approach to tackling malaria when he addressed a conference on malaria in London. Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death for communicable diseases in Guyana. Therefore, the President said the country is committed to halving the number of malaria…

Army officers testify …before Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Chronicle SENIOR military officers who were on the ground pursuing one of the country’s most notorious gangs between Kwakwani and Christmas Falls in the Upper Berbice River back in 2008 were interviewed as the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre continued on Wednesday. Among the soldiers who were…

‘Pay attention to your health’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM Nagamootoo tells Health Expo launch Health Expo 2018 was on Wednesday launched amid calls for citizens to lead healthier lives. THEMED “Reaching for a better life with good health,” the Expo which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2018, at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, and is geared…

Power company, UG sign partnership pact

Source: Guyana Chronicle …pledges $1.5M annually to assist engineering students THE University of Guyana (UG) and the Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI) have formalised years of partnership with the signing of an Academic Collaboration Agreement. As part of the agreement, the power company among other things has committed to donate $1.5M annually…

Pastors uncover ‘devilish’ irregularities in driver’s exam

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN investigation has been launched into what appears to be “massive irregularities” in the Guyana Police Force’s learner driver’s theoretical examination which took place last Thursday at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. According to a statement issued by the Guyana Police Force, the Office of Professional Responsibility has commenced…

Guyana Carnival unveils ‘Carnival Rugby’

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Regional teams set to invade Guyana on May 20 SOME of the Caribbean’s top ‘ruggers’ will invade Guyana on May 20, as Hits and Jams Entertainment team up with Pepsi Hornets Rugby Club to host the inaugural ‘Guyana Carnival 7s Rugby’ at the National Park. The one-day tournament was…

GAPLF Bench Press Challenge set for 704

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Part of a fundraising drive THE Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) Bench Press challenge was launched on Monday in collaboration with the 704 Sports Bar at the company’s location at Albert and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. The staging of the GAPLF’s Club 704 and Banks DIH’s Guinness fundraising Bench Press…

MMP Foundation launches charitable floodlight cricket tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Six of Berbice top First Division teams to compete By Colin Bynoe far has stretched from School Feeding programmes to willingly lending assistance to students who are unable to attend school, by contributing students’ school supplies. Debates and Spelling Bee competitions among schools are also arranged, to name a…

Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares, easier travel

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travellers to move between 32 countries. Link: Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares, easier travel

Driver in Corentyne fatal accident remanded

Source: iNews Guyana The man who was driving the car which slammed into a parked lorry on Monday morning at Number 58 Village Corentyne, killing one of the three passengers was remanded this morning (Wednesday) on a dangerous driving charge. Navindra Premnauth, 25, of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, is accused of driving motorcar bearing…

Man gets 10 years for killing cousin during drunken brawl

Source: iNews Guyana Phillip Sutherland who last month withdrew his guilty plea for unlawfully killing his cousin Martin Roberts during a drunken row at Rupununi in 2014, once again pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter on Wednesday. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison by High Court judge Justice Sandhill…

Lindo Creek CoI privately interviews GDF soldiers

Source: iNews Guyana Four members of the a high profile Joint Services team that was deployed, 10 years ago, to the Lindo Creek area to hunt the members of the Fine Man gang were today privately interviewed by retired Justice Donald Trotman, the sole Commissioner in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the…

IPL: Kuldeep, Chawla, Rana lift KKR to top of table

Source: iNews Guyana By Nikhil Kalro Kolkata Knight Riders 163 for 3 (Uthappa 48, Karthik 42*) beat Rajasthan Royals 160 for 8 (Short 44, Rahane 36) by seven wickets (ESPNcricinfo) Kolkata Knight Riders have banked on a traditional modus operandi, but have also adopted a new approach this season. Spin, their longtime asset,…

Trump says porn star Daniels is conning the media

Source: iNews Guyana WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at porn star Stormy Daniels in his first substantive comments over the scandal surrounding the woman who says she slept with him and was paid to keep quiet. A day after Daniels released an artist’s sketch of a…

28 years jail for man found guilty of raping 6-y-o

Source: iNews Guyana A 24-year-old man was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury on two counts of raping a six-year-old girl, whom he attempted to silence with death threats. Colvin Norton was jailed for a total of 28 years by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences Court for illegals acts…

EYEWITNESS: Tossed aside…

Source: iNews Guyana …WI in Britain There’s talk about Britain apologising for its treatment of Black West Indians who’d arrived in the wave that brought over 500,000 of them after the Windrush in 1948. But Britain had joined the anti-immigrant wave since 1968 when Conservative MP (and Minister) Enock Powell gave his infamous…

Jamaica PM accepts UK PM’s apology over Caribbean migrants

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A sense of “relief” descended on the Caribbean community in Britain yesterday when British Prime Minister Theresa May apologised to Caribbean leaders over the treatment of members of the so-called “Windrush Generation,” who have been threatened with deportation after decades of living in the United Kingdom in what…

Rosignol man wanted by CANU

Source: Stabroek News The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit has issued a wanted bulletin for Antoney Carmichael whose last known address is 2 Bennett Dam, Rosignol. Link: Rosignol man wanted by CANU

Bank of Guyana gold reserves plummet

Source: Guyana Times 2018 Assets and Liabilities statement …go from $25B in 2014 to $1.9B in 2018 By Jarryl Bryan The Bank of Guyana’s latest Statement of Assets and Liabilities are out and it shows the bank’s total assets are on a slide, with several indices ranging from the bank’s gold holdings to…

DPP asked to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Source: Guyana Times A request has been made to have Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack review the charges filed against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former Head of the Privatisation Unit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington. The request was made through defence Attorney…

Man found guilty of raping 6-year-old

Source: Guyana Times …jailed for 28 years Colvin Norton was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury on two counts of raping a six-year-old girl, whom he attempted to silence with death threats. The 24-year-old man was jailed for a total of 28 years by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences…

Another motorcyclist dies in accident

Source: Guyana Times A Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) motorcyclist died on Tuesday after he was struck by a car at Mackenzie, Linden. Three persons, including an 11-month-old child, were injured in the accident. Dead: Florenda Benjamin Dead is Florenda Benjamin of Block 22, Wismar, Linden. Injured are Leinani Ally, 31, of Lot…

‘Clean your own house’

Source: Stabroek News The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has declined an invitation from the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) to participate in its anti-corruption walk, citing a series of transgressions by the government and calling on it to `clean its own house’. Link: ‘Clean your own house’

Attorney asks DPP to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Source: Stabroek News Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has been asked to review and possibly discontinue the charges laid against former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington. Link: Attorney asks DPP to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Umroa spins Berbice past Demerara

Source: Stabroek News A superb spell of left-arm spin bowling from Kelvin Umroa spearheaded an eight-wicket win for Berbice over defending champions, Demerara in second round action of the Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day competition at Lusignan, yesterday. Link: Umroa spins Berbice past Demerara

Man gets 28 years for raping girl, 6, left in his care

Source: Kaieteur News Twenty four year-old Colvin Norton was yesterday sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment of 28 years after a jury found him guilty of raping a six-year-old girl on two separate occasions in 2013. Convicted rapist: Colvin Norton It was revealed by trial judge Jo Ann Barlow, that Norton—who was…

Brazilian chopped to death at Cuyuni in row over woman

Source: Kaieteur News – suspect held A quarrel between two men over a woman ended with a Brazilian being chopped to death and a Guyanese being detained. The victim, 46-year-old Adrian Sousa Santos, succumbed after being chopped on the right arm. His alleged attacker, a 33-year-old Guyanese, has reportedly admitted to the killing.…

Guyana updates UK, Commonwealth on border case

Source: Guyana Chronicle SECRETARY-GENERAL of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were on Tuesday updated on the status of the Guyana/Venezuela border case which is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Head of State, David Granger, during bilateral discussions. The President along with…

PPP opened over 300 bank accounts

Source: Guyana Chronicle …gov’t says in response to signing bonus court challenge …contends Consolidated Fund includes public monies held at any other banks as directed by Minister of Finance THE Government said the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has miscomprehended the meaning of Consolidated Fund in the context of the fiscal management and accountability…

Total of 28 years jail for young rapist

Source: Guyana Chronicle …two sentences to be served concurrently COLVIN Norton was on Tuesday afternoon found guilty of two counts of rape of a child under age 16 years old and was sentenced to 52 years imprisonment before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow in the Sexual Offences Court of the Georgetown High Court. In handing…

Six gunmen charged with series of offences

Source: Guyana Chronicle One confesses – jailed for 8 years and fined $800,000 UNDER heavy police security, the six alleged gunmen who were nabbed last week at a police roadblock at the Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) in a stolen motor car with arms and ammunition were on Tuesday charged with…

Energy stakeholders to begin drafting TAPSEC operational plan

Source: Guyana Chronicle WORK on drafting an operational plan for the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) gets underway later this month. National governments, key regional institutions and development agencies will meet for the first planning workshop of the TAPSEC from 24-26 April, in The Dominican Republic. The workshop…

St Lucia Government ponders reward for history-making Spencer

Source: Guyana Chronicle CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC – Sports Minister Fortuna Belrose says government is mulling over an appropriate reward for jumper Levern Spencer, who won the country’s first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last weekend. Belrose said Spencer’s achievement had been a significant one for the country, communicating to…

GCB/Hand-in-Hand Inter-county U-19 tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle Demerara crumble for paltry 50 to hand Berbice stunning victory KELVIN Umroa was the architect of Berbice crushing 8-wicket victory on the third and final day of their second round encounter against defending champions Demerara. When round two of the 2018 GCB/Hand-in-Hand Insurance Under-19 Inter-county tournament concluded yesterday at the…

Rohit, Lewis get Mumbai Indians off the mark

Source: Guyana Chronicle VIRAT Kohli’s efforts were in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a 46-run defeat to Mumbai Indians, who claimed their first win of the Indian Premier League season. The defending champions had lost all three of their matches in 2018 – all from either the final or penultimate delivery –…

Mohamed’s Enterprise, Japarts join in for KoTS 2

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Trinidad cars arrive LOCAL companies, Mohamed’s Enterprise and Japarts, have chipped in with support for the King of the Strip (KoTS) 2, set for Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit. The premier drag race event, organised by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC), will now see support…

Ganesh Parts on board with Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival

Source: Guyana Chronicle GANESH Parts and General Store became the latest sponsor of the Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day yesterday, when the company handed over a sponsorship cheque to the organisation, ahead of the event scheduled for Sunday at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Sales Manager Suresh…

Suspect in White Castle Fish Shop fire out on bail

Source: Stabroek News   The suspect in the White Castle fish shop fire on Saturday has been released on bail and proprietor, Jermaine Langevine will temporarily operate on the parapet outside the premises as he awaits the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC) approval for use of the Hadfield Street Avenue. Link: Suspect in

Footballer charged with attempted murder of rival

Source: iNews Guyana A footballer who allegedly used a broken bottle to stab a member of an opposing team found himself before the Chief Magistrate charged with the indictable offence. Jillian Knox, 25, of Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Keith Dalton with intent to murder him…

Region 7 roads to be tolled upon road works completion- Patterson

Source: iNews Guyana Roads in the Cuyuni Mazaruni Region will soon be tolled following the completion of various road projects. This is according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who, in a Department of Public Information (DPI) release said the strategy will aid in the maintenance and sustainability of the infrastructure. “Soon…

Alberttown hairdresser robbed by armed motorcycle bandits

Source: iNews Guyana Police are said to be hunting two men who allegedly committed a robbery under arms against on a 35-year-old old hairdresser on Monday afternoon while she was walking along Cummings Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. The victim has been identified as Wendy Griffith of Cummings Street, Alberttown. According to police reports, at…

Exuberant Imran Tahir joins Warriors for CPL 2018

Source: iNews Guyana Imran Tahir is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and was hugely successful for the Multan Sultans at the Pakistan Super League (PSL).  Soon he will be appearing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Tahir said he…

Venezuelan refugees in Lethem need help, living in squalor

Source: iNews Guyana During a visit to Lethem over the weekend, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and former Government Minister Irfaan Ali, came into contact with Venezuelans who were seeking refuge in Guyana. In a social media post, Ali said several children were among approximately 25 persons “living without any shelter in an…

EYEWITNESS: Hot potato…

Source: iNews Guyana …or sacrificial lamb? A GAWU official claimed the Government was playing musical chairs with GuySuCo. The problem with that metaphor is: its elimination of a player at any given circle is by chance. With GuySuCo, there’s nothing random about its elimination of estates; this Government knows exactly what it wants…

Region 9 REO expelled from Public Accounts Committee meeting

Source: Guyana Times …unprepared to answer questions about region The inability of Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) officials to answer Public Accounts Committee (PAC) questions regarding issues raised in the Auditor General’s Report has seen them ultimately being asked to leave the chambers. At the sitting, chaired by Member of Parliament Pauline Sukhai…

Georgetown floods: Clogged drains, garbage, overgrown vegetation blamed

Source: Guyana Times After a night of heavy rainfall and accompanying thunder, Georgetown was a sight of garbage floating in clogged drains, ubiquitous overgrown vegetation, and flooded streets inconveniencing residents, schoolchildren, workers, and everyone else who frequents the city. The situation in Queenstown This publication toured the city on Monday, and although the…

GRA to seek Police help to hunt 41,000 errant drivers

Source: Guyana Times Expired road licences A senior official within the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has confirmed that the tax agency is soon expected to make contact with the top brass of the Guyana Police Force in an effort to find some 41,000 drivers that are holders of expired road service licences. GRA…

Mother dies, daughter injured in Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Times An accident in Corentyne, Berbice has left a mother of one dead as family members were returning from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Monday morning. Soorajine Surjraj and her daughter Nesa Sukhra Dead is Soorajine Surjraj, also called “Pammy”, of Lot 13 Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne. Injured are…

Army ranks to be ‘interviewed’ by Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Stabroek News Some of the Joint Services members being sought by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2008 Lindo Creek killings are available and will give a “preliminary interview” tomorrow, the Guyana Defence Force said yesterday. Link: Army ranks to be ‘interviewed’ by Lindo Creek CoI

Crabwood Creek accountant dies in accident

Source: Stabroek News A 52-year-old Crabwood Creek accountant yesterday morning died while returning home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after the car she was travelling in slammed into a parked truck along the Number 58 Village, Corentyne Public Road. Link: Crabwood Creek accountant dies in accident

Car on Sheriff St found with 150 lbs ganja

Source: Stabroek News Ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Sunday night conducted an operation during which they unearthed several packages of marijuana, concealed and compressed in plastic wrap in a motorcar on Sheriff Street. Link: Car on Sheriff St found with 150 lbs ganja

Convict gets 22 years for fatal Land of Canaan stabbing

Source: Stabroek News Lakeraj Fredericks, who was last year sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of his brother-in-law, was yesterday handed an additional 22-year sentence for the unlawful killing of another man. Link: Convict gets 22 years for fatal Land of Canaan stabbing

UG student, Melroy Pyle gets mechanical arms

Source: Guyana Chronicle – a first for Guyana LAST week may have been one of the best weeks Melroy Pyle has experienced since a horrific accident left him without both hands late last year. The 37-year-old father of two was the recipient of a new pair of mechanical arms, thanks to the generosity…

GDF ranks to testify at Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE ranks of the Guyana Defence Force are expected to appear before the Justice Donald Trotman-led Commission which is inquiring into the 2008 Lindo Creek Massacre. The three ranks are from a list of eight Joint Services ranks the Commission is seeking. In a public notice carried in local newspapers…

$50M in infrastructural works for Region 7

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) will be injecting some $50M into Region Seven to execute a number of infrastructural projects including roads which are in dire conditions. The projects will be identified collaboratively by the Regional Administration and the Bartica Mayor and Town Council, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure…

We got this

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Mayor assures flood-hit city residents of early relief CITY Mayor Patricia Chase-Green on Monday assured flood-weary Georgetown residents that the Mayor & City Council is doing everything it possibly can to bring them relief from the accumulation of water occasioned by Sunday evening’s long and sustained rains. She told them…

Woman killed as car slams into truck

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Family was returning from airport trip A WOMAN, who was returning home after escorting her sister to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, died on the spot after the car in which she was travelling crashed into a parked truck on the Number 58 Public Road, Corentyne early Monday morning.…

Registry records say… New GuySuCo board is authentic

Source: Kaieteur News New GuySuCo Chairman, Colvin Heath-London and Finance Minister, Winston Jordan at a press conference last week. Former GuySuCo’s Chairman, Professor Clive Thomas Despite Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, saying last week that the current Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), headed by Professor Clive Thomas, is due…

Ex-REOs summoned to explain spending

Source: Kaieteur News Former Region Nine REO, Carl Parker Former REO of Region Eight, Gavin Gounga The bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament wants an accurate account for millions of taxpayers’ dollars provided to regional bodies. In its quest to do so, the committee plans to summon former Regional Executive Officers (REOs)…

Drug purchases in Region 7 placed under PAC’s microscope

Source: iNews Guyana The Region Seven administration earlier on Monday appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but could not  provide satisfactory answers pertaining to its drug purchases, even though millions were expended for same. Representing Region 7 was Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rodrick Edinboro and his Regional Health Officer (RHO) Dr Edward…

Doris likely for Aliann Pompey Invitational on June 30

Source: Guyana Chronicle COMMOMWEATH Games triple jump gold medallist, Troy Doris, is likely to feature at the third installation of the Aliann Pompey Classic, which will take place on June 30 at the Leonora Track and Field Centre. A release from the organisers stated that they are awaiting confirmation from Doris, 29, who…

Kawauchi, Linden record shock wins in Boston Marathon

Source: Guyana Chronicle BOSTON (Reuters) – Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi and America’s Desiree Linden ended long droughts for their countries with stunning victories in a wet and windy Boston Marathon yesterday. Kawauchi ran down defending champion Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya to win in two hours 15 minutes and 58 seconds. He is the first…

FIBA Regional Referee Training Camp set for Guyana April 19-23

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH the aim of improving officiating in Guyana, the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will be hosting the world-governing body’s (FIBA) FIBA Regional Referee Training Camp, set for April 19-23. According to the GABF, the Regional training camp is designed to improve the officiating team in the FIBA National Federations,…

Corriverton Jets to observe May 1 with Day of Sports

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Corriverton Jets Volleyball Club will stage a Day-of-Sports and Family Fun Day to observe May Day at the Skeldon Community Centre ground beginning at 09:00hrs. Among the activities planned for the day are volleyball, football and cricket matches as well as novelty events for the entire family. According to…

Convict serving 65 yrs gets 22 more for another murder

Source: iNews Guyana …says “better yuh chuck in yuh gloves than beat around the bush” Almost one year after being sentenced to 65 years in prison for the brutal execution of his brother-in-law, Clifton Bonus, on June 3, 2011, Lakeraj Fredricks was on Monday given an additional 22 years to his sentence for…

Potential candidates for Top Cop being examined

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger has started a process to identify which of the eight Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) will be his nominee for the post of substantive Police Commissioner, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan confirmed today. Link: Potential candidates for Top Cop being examined

Recent blackouts due to localised faults, inclement weather – GPL

Source: iNews Guyana The Assistant Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), Natalie Yearwood-Pindar has stated that “localised faults” is the reason many areas across the country have been experiencing power outages over the past forty-eight hours. Localised faults are basically issues which affect a small group of…

15-y-o missing, family seeking public’s help in finding her

Source: iNews Guyana A 15-year-old school girl went missing during a family outing to Princess Fun City located in Providence, East Bank Demerara on Sunday afternoon and her family is pleading with the public for assistance in finding her. Missing is Milesha Gorakh of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Speaking to INews…

PSC honours Clifford Reis for 20 years of support

Source: iNews Guyana Banks DIH Limited Chairman and Managing Director Mr Clifford Barrington Reis CCH has been honored for his unwavering support to the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Corporate Group over the past 20 years. Ms Alleyne said Mr Reis has been a loyal supporter of the work of the private sector locally…

GDF ranks to testify before Lindo CoI on Wednesday

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Defence Force today said it has received correspondence from the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry, requesting that a number of ranks be made available to appear before the Commission. Link: GDF ranks to testify before Lindo CoI on Wednesday

Britain apologises for “appalling” treatment of ‘Windrush’ Caribbean migrants

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Interior minister Amber Rudd apologised today to thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. Link: Britain apologises for “appalling” treatment of ‘Windrush’ Caribbean migrants

Breaking News: Woman killed in Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Times A 52-year-old woman was this morning killed after the motorcar in which she was travelling collided with a parked motor lorry along the Number 58 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice. Dead is Soorojnie Surjrah of Lot 13 Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Berbice. More details in Tuesday, April 17 edition of…

Taxi driver abandons car with over 100lbs ganja

Source: Guyana Times Ranks of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit are hunting for a taxi driver, identified as Anthony Carmichael, who abandoned his motorcar on Sherriff Street, Georgetown with more than 100 pounds of compress marijuana on Monday morning. Based on reports received, the motorcar bearing registration number PKK 1609 originated from New Amsterdam…

Photos: Georgetown inundated from heavy, consistent downpour

Source: iNews Guyana The continuous downpour of rain on Sunday night into Monday morning has resulted in low-lying sections of Georgetown being inundated. Photos compliments of Paul Bonar. Link: Photos: Georgetown inundated from heavy, consistent downpour

Berbice woman killed as car slams into parked lorry

Source: iNews Guyana A 52-year-old Berbice woman is now dead after the motorcar she was travelling in, on Monday morning, collided into a parked motor lorry on the Number 58 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice. Dead is Soorajine Surjrha of Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Berbice. According to information received, the accident occurred at…

Govt admits State-owned entities struggling to stay afloat

Source: Guyana Times – Guyoil to get new CEO soon The Government has admitted that a majority of State-owned entities like the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) were struggling to stay afloat last year in terms of profitability and earnings and a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) would be appointed to head the downsized…

Speeding motorcyclist killed on Kitty Public Road

Source: Guyana Times Motorcyclist Suresh Kellowan of Enmore, East Coast Demerara lost his life while negotiating the Russian Embassy turn on the Kitty Public Road in Georgetown at about 03:00hrs on Sunday. Reports are that the 22-year-old machine operator was proceeding west while attempting to negotiate the turn when the motorcycle slide and…

Bartica-Mahdia road link nearing completion

Source: Guyana Times A team of officials from the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Finance, led by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, on Friday visited Cuyuni Mazaruni (Region Seven) to assess and inspect ongoing hinterland road projects in the area. Minister Patterson explained that the team was in the region to get a…

Gunshots force abandonment of Petra/ Corona Futsal final

Source: Stabroek News The Petra Organization/Corona Futsal Championship match between Sparta Boss and Bent Street was abandoned Saturday night owing to several gunshots being discharged inside the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. Link: Gunshots force abandonment of Petra/ Corona Futsal final

Charges against Singh, Brassington to be challenged

Source: Stabroek News Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic government officials Winston Brassington and Dr Ashni Singh will not be returning to Guyana if a High Court challenge being pursued rules that the misconduct in public office charges against them are “not proper”, their attorney Anil Nandlall says. Link: Charges against Singh, Brassington to be

Eastman triumphs in PowerAde 46-mile road race

Source: Stabroek News One day after placing third on the inner circuit of the National Park, Hamzah Eastman took his talents to West Demerara yesterday and sprinted away with the spoils of the Powerade 46-mile road race. Link: Eastman triumphs in PowerAde 46-mile road race

Demerara and Berbice evenly poised

Source: Stabroek News Defending champions Demerara and arch-rivals Berbice were  locked in a close tussle with Berbice ending day one of their Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day competition on 102-5, trailing Demerara by 46 runs at Lusignan, yesterday. Link: Demerara and Berbice evenly poised

Finance Ministry to set up special unit to track oil money

Source: Kaieteur News   …Minister Jordan says current systems not good enough By Kiana Wilburg There is going to be an unprecedented flow of moneys into the Guyanese economy when oil comes on stream. But the current accounting systems are just not enough to keep track of the profits to come. Finance Minister,…

Guyana lacks laws to govern electronic payment services

Source: Kaieteur News   – Bank of Guyana Report While there are specific legal provisions for international remittance services, there are no statutory or regulatory provisions to govern a range of other payment services and payment mechanisms in Guyana. This was outlined in a critical report that looks at the implementation of the…

Bajan on the run after killing Guyanese wife

Source: Kaieteur News   A thirty-six-year-old Guyanese cosmetologist was brutally murdered last Saturday in front of her two small children in Barbados where she plied her trade at her salon which is located at Lot 41 Mandela Mall, Swan Street. The dead woman, who hails from Barcelona Berbice, has been identified as Onica…

NDC ordered to repay rates and taxes to residents

Source: Kaieteur News   The Neighbourhood Democratic Council in Caledonia/Good Success, east bank Demerara has been ordered to repay to residents rates and taxes that were illegally increased in 2008. This recommendation was made by an investigating committee and was endorsed by Genevieve Allen, Regional Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Region…

First Lady re-commissions Benjamin’s Bakery

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIRST Lady Sandra Granger re-commissioned Benjamin’s Bakery in Buxton, East Coast Demerara on Friday. The bakery, which has become a household name along the East Coast Demerara (ECD), presented a number of students with bursaries during the reopening ceremony. The First Lady, in her address, while taking stock of emphasis…

One held for White Castle Fish Shop fire

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN investigation continues into Saturday’s suspected arson attack on the popular White Castle fish shop located on John and Hadfield Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, where the business owner faces some $18M in losses. This newspaper understands that at least one person is in police custody assisting with the investigation. According to…

Search on for top cop

Source: Guyana Chronicle — several interviewed for posts of police commissioner, deputy By Leroy Smith EIGHT assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) were last week interviewed and wrote an assessment test as President David Granger commences the search for a substantive commissioner of police, as well as four deputy commissioners. The Guyana Chronicle was…

Biker dies in accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOLD miner Suresh Khellowan, 22, of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, died Sunday morning when he lost control of his CBR bike and slammed into a steel barrier at the Russian Embassy turn, Kitty Public Road, Georgetown. The accident occurred around 03:00hrs. While a helmet was found at the scene,…

GuySuCo under Holder’s control, Jordan clarifies

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) does not fall under the remit of the Ministry of Finance but under that of Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has said. “At no time did you hear the President or anybody say Minister of Finance will be responsible for GuySuCo or…

Eastman takes 8th Annual Powerade 46-mile road race

Source: Guyana Chronicle – John’s defence stymied by mechanical issues By Michelangelo Jacobus HAMZAH Eastman had an impressive win in yesterday’s eighth annual Powerade 46-mile cycling road race on the roadways of West Demerara while mechanical problems stymied his fellow Team Cocos cyclist, Jamual John’s hopes of retaining his title. Leading a pack…

Winning the gold was a dream come true – Doris

Source: Guyana Chronicle AFTER being named on Guyana’s Commonwealth Games team, Triple Jump specialist, Troy Doris would spend every day dreaming about a top-of-the-podium finish in his event, and more so some redemption for missing out on an Olympic Medal after his seventh-place finish in Brazil in 2016. Guyana’s 20-man contingent at the…

2018 GCB/Hand in Hand Under-19 Inter-County tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Essequibo builds 149-run lead over Select Under-17 team DEFENDING champions, Demerara commenced round two of their battle in the 2018 GCB/Hand in Hand Insurance Under-19 inter-county tournament at the Lusignan Community Centre ground against Berbice on Sunday, 14th April, 2018. Demerara in their first innings racked up 148 all out…

OLD Fort keeps grip on Bounty Paper Towels League

Source: Guyana Chronicle OLD Fort tightened their grip on the Bounty Paper Towels men’s second division league on Saturday with a convincing 7-3 victory over Saints U-19s. The Sequel, meanwhile, maintained their second position in the pool standings with a similarly dominant win over Senior Saints by 7-2. Saints U-19 seemed destined to…

Govt seeking to establish gold refinery

Source: iNews Guyana Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman have revealed the Government’s plans to establish its own gold refinery in its efforts to modernize the gold industry. Speaking at a recent press conference, the Minister disclosed that a South African based company is soon to visit Guyana to commence the feasibility study on…

Teachers vital to development of athletes – Min. Norton

Source: iNews Guyana Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, this morning reminded teachers from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), of the major role they play in the development of athletes. Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton setting a brisk pace in the literacy awareness walk. “It is so important…

LM&TC clamps down on illegal dumpsites in Linden 

Source: iNews Guyana The Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) has partnered with Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated  (BMGGI) to clear several illegal dumpsites across the Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) community. The clearing of the dumpsites commenced at Wismar on Saturday and on Monday dumpsites at MacKenzie are expected to be…

CARICOM Heads hold discussions with US Vice President

Source: Stabroek News Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders met yesterday with United States Vice President, Mike Pence, on the margins of the final day of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Link: CARICOM Heads hold discussions with US Vice President

Woman stabbed to death in Barbados

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) The usual hustle and bustle of a Saturday afternoon in Bridgetown came to a standstill yesterday following the brutal murder of a 36-year-old nail technician and mother of two. Link: Woman stabbed to death in Barbados

Wales market vendors’ hardships deepen

Source: Guyana Times …say community “hopeless” By Shemuel Fanfair Fifteen months after the shutdown of the Wales Sugar Estate, former workers, many of whom reside in the community, are continuing to face the economic burden of reduced finances and scarce employment. The same can be said of the market sellers at Wales, who…

Rusal scales back on bauxite shipments out of Guyana

Source: Guyana Times US sanctions on Russian tycoon …potentially devastating blow to industry – Jagdeo As the United States (US) sanctions against Russian business tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who is the main owner of the EN+ conglomerate, which is the co-owner of Rusal begins to sink in, the local operation in Guyana has significantly…

White Castle fish shop torched

Source: Guyana Times …owner’s reputed wife in custody Hangout spot, White Castle Fish shop, was set ablaze in the wee hours of Saturday morning in what was described as an act of revenge. Reports are that after the popular liming spot closed at about 01:30h, the proprietor’s reputed wife was allegedly at the…

Pregnant woman hospitalised after hit-and-run

Source: Guyana Times Natasia Smartt of Lot 8909 Critchlow Street, Tucville, Georgetown is nursing broken left and right legs at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after she became the victim of a hit-and-run incident that occurred during the wee hours of Friday morning. According to Natalia McKenzie, sister of the 31-year-old Smartt, the…

Illegal vendors, littering blamed for Charity flooding

Source: Guyana Times Residences and businesses close to the Charity Market on the Essequibo Coast are under floodwaters again as a result of clogged drains, caused by littering. Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Councillor Ryan Vanslygtman said illegal vending is to be blamed for the situation. According to Vanslygtman,…

Soesdyke

Source: Stabroek News Deep within Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara and three villages before the conservancy dam is the tiny village of Soesdyke, flanked by Endeavour and Good Land. Link: Soesdyke

No fort is strong enough

Source: Stabroek News In last week’s column I wrote about a pervasive anxiety about the state of things in general which currently focuses on the seemingly unstoppable spread of criminal activity and violent crime in society. Link: No fort is strong enough

Fundamental rights and the citizen

Source: Stabroek News On Wednesday last the public was treated to a brilliant and expansive lecture by the former Chancellor (ag) of the Judiciary and now Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence at the University of Guyana, Carl Singh. Link: Fundamental rights and the citizen

Unbeatable

Source: Guyana Chronicle – interest rate for $30B bond pegged at 4.75 per cent THE National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL) Special Purpose Unit (SPU) has been able to secure a 4.75 per cent interest rate on the $30B syndicated loan it negotiated to revive the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Head…

Doris lands historic gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Red-carpet welcome to be extended by the National Sports Commission   LEADING up to the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016, Troy Doris was considered by pundits around the world the one to challenge USA’s Christian Taylor for the gold, especially after resetting the country’s national record in the…

Guyanese woman fatally stabbed in Barbados

Source: Guyana Chronicle SHOPPING in Bridgetown came to a screeching halt following the fatal stabbing of a woman on Saturday afternoon. Reports from the island suggest that the victim is 36-year-old Guyanese nail technician, Onica King. The woman originally lived at Belladrum, West Coast Berbice, before moving to Barbados. The Barbados Nation reported that…

Life is a blessing no matter what!

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Take it from Susan Da Silva TO this day, Mellicia Susan Da Silva cannot fathom who would’ve wanted to harm her life and for what reason. All she knows now is that she may never be able to walk again and live the life she once did as an…

Hustling honestly for a living

Source: Guyana Chronicle -The push-cart operators of Parika STRUGGLING against the difficulties of unemployment being faced in their communities, manual push-cart operators at the Parika Junction, East Bank Essequibo have echoed the need to be respected and treated fairly since it is an honest job. The Pepperpot Magazine visited Parika and spoke with…

ExxonMobil contract as oppressive as GTT monopoly deal- Ramson

Source: Kaieteur News   Attorney-at-law, Charles Ramson Attorney-at-law, Charles Ramson, has said that the 2016 contract inked between ExxonMobil and Guyana is reminiscent of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), which allowed that company to stifle the nation. In 1990, the People National Congress government and Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) signed an agreement in…

APNU+AFC is most corrupt Govt. in English speaking Caribbean – PPP

Source: Kaieteur News Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday pronounced the Coalition Government as the most corrupt Government in the post-independent English speaking Caribbean. “We say without any fear of contradiction that this is the most corrupt Government, which has ever held office in independent Guyana,” the…

Gold board moving towards minted gold coins

Source: Kaieteur News 1977 Guyana Gold $100 being sold online The Guyana Gold Board (GBB) has started the groundwork for the implementation of minted gold coins and ingots, allowing persons to make certified purchases similar to what can be obtained in the United States and other countries. Chairman of the Board, Gabriel Lall,…

President Congratulates Troy Doris on ‘golden achievement’

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger on Saturday extended congratulations to Troy Doris on what he described as a golden achievement on receiving the news of the national athlete’s outstanding performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which concludes tomorrow in Australia. Doris, won gold in the Triple Jump with his 16.88m second round leap,…

IPL: Mumbai rue bad luck and a poor finish

Source: iNews Guyana (ESPNcricinfo) Mumbai Indians are languishing at the bottom of the league after three successive losses. Two of those matches went down to the last ball, and the other to the penultimate delivery. A couple of those games were lost by a one-wicket margin too. Mumbai are the only team to…

‘We have a Government of money launderers’- PPP

Source: iNews Guyana Despite the APNU/AFC Government saying that it has made strides to address the issue of corruption in public office at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, which is being held under the theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption,” the Opposition, in a strongly worded missive, is…

Team Trinidad confirmed for second King of the Strip

Source: Guyana Chronicle A PACKED lineup of Trinidadian competitors will invade Guyana in just over a week’s time for the second edition of the King of the Strip drag race meet. Information out of the twin island republic indicates that several cars and bikes have been shipped, compliments of the club’s main sponsors…

Twenty shortlisted for Lady Jags ahead of CFU Challenge Series

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will turn to their more experienced overseas-based players for the April 23-30 CFU Women’s Challenge, as the Lady Jags, the country’s senior women’s national team, travel to Trinidad and Tobago for the first-of-a-kind tournament. Twelve of the 20 players shortlisted by the GFF will come…

Victory Valley Royals remain unbeaten

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Wins for Raiders, Jets as Linden dominate THE Victory Valley Royals stopped Pacesetters 95-78 to remain unbeaten at this year’s National Club Championship which is ongoing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. When the tournament continued on Friday, Amelia’s Ward Jets and Retrieve Raiders joined the Royals on a…

McMaster says BVI key to motivation

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOLD COAST, Australia (CMC) – Newly-crowned Commonwealth 400 metres hurdles men’s champion, Kyron McMaster, says the tragic experience of British Virgin Islands’ devastation by Hurricane Irma, had served as a huge motivation to succeed. The 21-year-old survived the dangerous category five tropical storm, which barrelled through the northern Caribbean last…

Troy Doris wins Commonwealth triple jump gold

Source: Stabroek News GOLD COAST, Australia, CMC – St Lucia’s Levern Spencer and Troy Doris of Guyana both won gold on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. Link: Troy Doris wins Commonwealth triple jump gold

US calls for more sanctions on Venezuela

Source: iNews Guyana US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for more sanctions on Venezuela to isolate President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, ahead of a summit in Peru with Latin American leaders. Pence urged the extra measures as he met with Venezuelan opposition figures in Lima who called for more sanctions…

EYEWITNESS: Conduct…

Source: iNews Guyana …and misconduct of public officials Your Eyewitness is still floored by the barefacedness of this PNC government. Three years after they had sneaked into office on the back of trumped up charges that the PPP government had “siphoned off” billions and billions from the Public Treasury, all they can do is…

Guyana’s Troy Doris strikes gold in triple jump

Source: iNews Guyana By Paul-Andre Walker Guyana’s Troy Doris has continued to show himself a contender at the highest level after his season’s best triple jump mark brought him gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games inside Carrara Stadium on Saturday. Doris had just three of six legal jumps, the first, 16.67…

Syria air strikes: Trump hails ‘perfect’ mission

Source: iNews Guyana (BBC)-US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as “perfectly executed”, adding “Mission Accomplished”. The US, UK and France bombed three government sites, targeting what they said were chemical weapons facilities. The strikes were in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack on the town of…

Troy Doris strikes gold in triple jump

Source: Guyana Chronicle Guyana’s Troy Doris has continued to show himself a contender at the highest level after his season’s best triple jump mark brought him gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games inside Carrara Stadium on Saturday. Doris had just three of six legal jumps, the first, 16.67 metres, which would…

Govt confirms economic growth lowest in 5 years

Source: Guyana Times 2017 economic outlook By Jarryl Bryan On the heels of a report by Guyana Times, the Government has admitted that Guyana’s macro-economic outlook for 2017 turned out to be worse than projected, with a 2.1 growth rate being recorded. Finance Minister Winston Jordan holds up a copy of the report…

Fishermen banned from operating at Hope Canal

Source: Guyana Times … lament hardship to livelihood By Rupadai Seenaraine Several fishermen who use the Hope Canal on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) to dock their boats were on Friday banned from operating at the canal. Released by the Fisheries Department of the Agriculture Ministry, the notice states that the fishermen…

GECOM confirms fake ID card found in Berbice

Source: Guyana Times Some three weeks after the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had initially reported the “troubling development”, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday confirmed that a fake Identification (ID) card has surfaced in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). According to Chairman of the elections regulations body, Justice James Patterson (ret’d), which…

Freak storm hits Essequibo Coast

Source: Guyana Times …5 injured, 4 homes, power lines damaged A freak storm hit residents in Lima on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) knocking out power as the winds raged. Reports are residents living in Lima village were hit by heavy rain and wind about 08:30h, which caused damages to a number…

Cabinet overturns subcommittee decision on new Board

Source: Guyana Times …Clive Thomas still Chairman Contrary to paid full page advertisements that were carried in the daily newspapers and a Cabinet subcommittee’s decision, there is no new Board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and consequently, no new Chairman. This was related by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during a press conference…

Floodlights prevail over Savage Masters in thriller

Source: Stabroek News Last Friday night Floodlights defeated Savage Masters in a friendly T20 softball game in honor of the 64th birth anniversary of popular businessman Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market. Link: Floodlights prevail over Savage Masters in thriller

Baird fails to qualify for javelin finals

Source: Stabroek News National javelin record holder Leslain Baird threw close to his best yesterday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia but could not clinch a finals berth in the field event. Link: Baird fails to qualify for javelin finals

Situation critical, CARICOM duty-bound to intervene: Sir Hilary

Source: Stabroek News KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Leading Caribbean academic, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has strongly endorsed CARICOM’s intervention in the running of West Indies cricket, warning the governance of the game in the region had reached a “perilous state.” The UWI Vice-Chancellor and former Cave Hill Campus principal, Sir Hilary contended the…

Grant-Stuart set to realise dream after Grace Kennedy Guyana assistance

Source: Stabroek News Thanks to donations from Grace Kennedy Guyana Limited, a dream will finally be realized for differently abled cyclist, Walter Grant-Stuart who has departed Guyana to participate in the UCI C1 Para-cycling event in Canada later this month. Link: Grant-Stuart set to realise dream after Grace Kennedy Guyana assistance

2017 growth below projection

Source: Stabroek News   Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for last year was 2.1%, falling short of government’s projection of 2.9%, and the 2016 figure of 3.3%, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said yesterday. Link: 2017 growth below projection

Key sectors to rebound this year

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Jordan says growth rate was 2.1 per cent last year GUYANA’S economy has grown by some 2.1 per cent but has failed to live up to the robust performance that was expected, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan told reporters Friday at a news briefing. He is however predicting resurgence in…

Freak storm leaves several villages flooded

Source: Guyana Chronicle –families seeking help with rebuilding By Indrawattie Natram SEVERAL villages along the Essequibo Coast are currently under water due to Friday morning’s freak storm ocassioned by heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning. Several vendors at the Charity Market could be seen, after the storm had abated, bailing out their stalls, as…

US$18M signing bonus in foreign account

Source: Guyana Chronicle …accrues US$36,169 interest thus far FINANCE Minister Winston Jordan on Friday announced that the US$18M signing bonus received from U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil in 2016 has been placed in an overseas account which is accumulating interest. Jordan told reporters Friday that while the money has not been used, it has…

Guyana, Canada discuss trade, security– Greenidge

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Rabindra Rooplall in Lima, Peru FOREIGN Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Guyana discussed issues of trade and other Caribbean leaders highlighted security and other issues with Canada during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Lima. In a rushed interview immediately after…

Dilemma over two Boards of Directors at GuySuCo

Source: Kaieteur News The Cabinet Decision on the new board. – Finance Minister insists he’s not in charge of sugar industry Following the embarrassing confusion late last year over the redundancy of thousands of sugar workers, the handling of the industry is continuing to create more worry for the administration. It appears that…

Guyana records lowest growth rate in decades

Source: Kaieteur News Finance Minister, Winston Jordan By Kiana Wilburg While it is still considered positive, a 2.1 percent growth rate for 2017 is the lowest Guyana has been in decades. This figure and accompanying details were released yesterday morning by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during a press conference. The Minister’s comments came…

E’bo freak storm leaves families without roofs

Source: Kaieteur News The Dissesars’ house Three families were badly affected after a fearsome encounter with a freak storm yesterday on the Essequibo Coast. The families, all of whom are from Lima, some eight miles from Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, were hit simultaneously around 10:00hrs. According to reports reaching this publication,…

Finance Ministry launches plan for modernized Nat’l Payment System

Source: Kaieteur News …aims at efficient, safe means to conduct transactions Finance Minister, Winston Jordan yesterday officially launched the implementation plan for the National Payment System (NPS). He announced that the plan and its execution will be led by the Bank of Guyana. According to the document, the Bank recognizes that Guyana’s National…

IMF alerts govt. to unfavourable profit sharing regime in ExxonMobil contract – Country almost alone in this category

Source: Kaieteur News The profit sharing scale highlighted in the contract that Eco-Atlantic/Tullow Oil has with Guyana By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has alerted the Government of Guyana to the fact that it has entered into a unique and disadvantageous agreement with oil giant ExxonMobil. Specifically, the IMF has…

U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S., British and French forces hammered Syria with air strikes early Saturday Syria time in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers in Syria’s civil war. Link: U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in

15 to compete for Miss World Guyana crown

Source: iNews Guyana 15 beauties have been selected to move on to the semi-finalist leg of the Miss Guyana World Competition as they vie for the opportunity to wear the coveted crown and become Guyana’s next beauty ambassador. The fifteen contestants, Joylyn Conway, Ambika Ramraj, Farisha Razak, Lalitta Baliram, Esther Hercules, Ashana Major,…

NA Prisoners graduate after anger management course

Source: iNews Guyana By Andrew Carmichael Thirty- three inmates of the New Amsterdam Prison were last evening recognised after successfully completing a three-month Anger Management and Re-entry programme. Among those who completed the course is a woman who was recently sentenced to a 98-year jail term for poisoning her two children. Participants were…

Relatives picket Linden hospital after maternity death

Source: iNews Guyana Seven relatives of Jennifer Gill, the 41 year old Amelia’s Ward, Linden woman who died at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) after delivering a healthy baby on March 19,  today picketed the hospital as they continued claims that she was treated “poorly” prior to her death. An immediate member confirmed…

Essequibo Coast hit by freak storm , several roofs blown off

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram Heavy winds accompanied by lighting , thunder and heavy rainfall on Friday morning left several Essequibo Coast homes without their roofs as residents were forced to run for cover. Around 10:30 hhrs , the storm accompanied by intense rainfall, affected several homes at  Lima were the  roof tops of four…

Toshaos council deplores attack by ministry

Source: Stabroek News The National Toshaos Council (NTC) today said it was “deeply dismayed and disappointed at the vile and visceral attack attributed to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs” on its executive and its Vice Chair, Lenox Shuman. Link: Toshaos council deplores attack by ministry

Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

Source: Stabroek News BOSTON, (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top court today rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change. Link: Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change

City Hall moves to clamp down on wash bay operators

Source: Kaieteur News The Council meets with wash bay operators to implement service fees The MAYOR and City Council of Georgetown is working to regularize and implement service fees for wash bay operators throughout the city. Representatives of the Council met with several wash bay operators on Wednesday in an attempt to charge…

Op-Ed: The return of the ‘green monsters’

Source: iNews Guyana Below in an opinion piece by Attorney-at-Law, Member of Parliament and former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall: It was Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America (USA), who once famously remarked, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall…

Russia says Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged

Source: iNews Guyana Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place and, alongside the UK, are considering military retaliation. Russia, which has military forces deployed in Syria in support of the government,…

T&T Gov’t to appeal High Court ruling on buggery law

Source: iNews Guyana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Government will be appealing the High Court ruling that was handed down on Thursday, stating that the buggery law is unconstitutional. The announcement was made during Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young. The High…

EYEWITNESS: Railroading…

Source: iNews Guyana …scapegoats Back in biblical times, the Jewish Chief Priest would select a goat and ritually conferred all the “sins” of the tribe – as defined by him the Chief Priest – and then cast the goat into the wilderness! The “scapegoat” was presumed to take all the sins of the…

Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

Source: Stabroek News ISLAMABAD/KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life today amid an ongoing corruption trial and ahead of general elections due this year. Link: Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

Guyana’s growth rate plummets to 2.1%

Source: Guyana Times First quarter financial report …as economy struggles to rebound from recessionary mode By Samuel Sukhnandan There is no positive indication that Guyana has so far managed to manoeuvre its way out of the economic slow lane it has been stuck in for the past three years, as the country’s finances…

DEMTOCO awaiting regulations under new tobacco laws

Source: Guyana Times – complains of difficulty meeting Health Minister By Vahnu Manikchand More than four months after Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence signed off on the commencement order to enforce the Tobacco Control Act, players in the local tobacco industry are worried about the absence of the necessary regulations which they need…

Close to $56M missing from Diamond/Grove NDC

Source: Guyana Times …Police, Auditor General called in Close to $56 million in revenue and taxes has allegedly been stolen from the Grove/Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) between August 2015 and February 9, 2017 by a former employee. This is according to NDC Chairman Bharrat Narine, who on Thursday reiterated calls for the…

Jagdeo dismisses charges against Singh, Brassington as frivolous

Source: Stabroek News While calling the charges laid yesterday against former Finance Minister Ashni Singh and then head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington over land sales frivolous, former president Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that both acted in accordance with decisions made by his Cabinet. Link: Jagdeo dismisses

Health Minister hosts emergency meeting with regional officers

Source: Stabroek News Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, convened a meeting with Regional Health officials and Regional Executive Officers of Regions Two, Three, Six, Seven and Ten to address the issues affecting the health sector. Link: Health Minister hosts emergency meeting with regional

Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington charged with fraud

Source: Kaieteur News   – accused given three weeks to appear in court – lands sold to MovieTowne, National Hardware at the centre Months after Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) completed its Pradoville 2 investigation, it instituted charges, yesterday, against former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh; and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of…

Appeal Court sends Westford back to Magistrates’ Court

Source: Kaieteur News Dr. Jennifer Westford After months of stalling, a ruling by the Court of Appeal has effectively sent former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford, back to the Magistrates’ Court to face a trial for fraud. Westford had been embroiled in a number of legal battles for allegedly embezzling hundreds…

Govt. summons regions’ health officials over appalling situation

Source: Kaieteur News At the head table (from left to right) Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communities Emil McGarrell; Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence; and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communities Colette Hicks Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, yesterday convened a meeting with…

Brassington, Singh to make court appearance

Source: Guyana Chronicle — in three weeks after being charged for alleged misconduct FORMER Finance Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration, Dr Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Winston Brassington were on Thursday given three weeks to appear before Chief Magistrate Ann…

Greenidge talks regional integration

Source: Guyana Chronicle … ahead of opening of Summit of Americas By Rabindra Rooplall in Lima, Peru IN times of uncertainty, the climate and atmosphere of the Americas region need to be enhanced, embracing goals and aspirations that will show the way forward in meeting various challenges, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.…

Guyanese warned about drug—for-bike gang

Source: Guyana Chronicle …as Brazilian authorities clampdown BRAZIL’S military police are calling on their Guyanese counterparts at Lethem to be more vigilant, in light of a growing cross-border bike-for-drugs trade, using illegitimate roads to access Guyana. The call came Wednesday after the military police in the neigbouring town of Bom Fin gunned down…

Gov’t assails Jagdeo ‘cheap distraction’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …cites flagrant acts of corruption under his watch GOVERNMENT on Thursday flayed the Opposition Leader for comments accusing government ministers of corruption, saying that the former president has a dismal record and is increasingly becoming desperate. Jagdeo’s comments at a news conference were directed at Minister of Public Infrastructure, David…

Harmony Village sees fair-size turnout this year

Source: Guyana Chronicle … amidst calls to take it countrywide in future HUNDREDS of Guyanese turned out to the government’s second and largest Harmony Village cultural show and exhibition, where citizens were encouraged to co-exist in unity despite culture, religion or race. The official opening took place on Thursday in the avenue on…

Shai Hope `humbled’ by Wisden recognition

Source: Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope has described the honour of being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year as “humbling”, and has praised the “phenomenal” effort which saw the Caribbean side stun England in the second Test at Leeds last August. The 24-year-old Barbadian was announced on…

Boyce/Jefford Relay Fest and Fun day set for April 22

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE third annual Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun day is set for April 22 with a total of $1.3M in cash and prizes to be won. During Wednesday’s launch at the Windjammer International Cuisine and Comfort Inn’s poolside, it was announced that the third instalment will see track and…

Alleged mastermind in carjacking ring gets reduced bail

Source: iNews Guyana The ex-policeman who was held in the carjacking probe and placed on one million dollars bail was on Thursday granted a bail reduction after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Jason Harry a resident of Monument Hill, at Kuru, Kururu on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway…

Local Shotakan Karate Club confident ahead of IKD World Cup

Source: iNews Guyana Guyana’s Shotakan Karate Club is feeling confident ahead of its participation in the International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Cup in Barbados. During an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Senior Instructor and fourth Dan Blackbelt holder, Roger Peroun, said that a 30-member team is preparing for the contest…

Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her

Source: Stabroek News NORRISTOWN, Pa., (Reuters) – Former supermodel Janice Dickinson testified on Thursday that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her at a Lake Tahoe home in 1982, a story similar to those of other alleged victims called as witnesses in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial. Link: Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that

Jereem Richards wins controversial 200m title as Caribbean snatch four gold

Source: Stabroek News GOLD COAST, Australia, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago claimed its first 200 metres Commonwealth Games medal in nearly half a century when Jereem Richards won gold, following the controversial disqualification of England’s Zharnel Hughes here today. Link: Jereem Richards wins controversial 200m title as Caribbean snatch four gold

Brassington, Ashni Singh charged with misconduct in public office

Source: Stabroek News Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington were today charged in absentia with three counts of misconduct in public office. Link: Brassington, Ashni Singh charged with misconduct in public office

Ban humbled me, says in-form Russell

Source: iNews Guyana CHENNAI, India (CMC) — West Indies Twenty20 star Andre Russell says his time away from the sport serving a one-year anti-doping whereabout ban, had taught him humility, and stressed he was now fit and confident to continue his successful return. The Jamaican failed to file his whereabouts on three separate…

EYEWITNESS: Lightly grilled…

Source: iNews Guyana …Facebook boss It’s not every corporate head that get’s their life story presented by Hollywood just after they hit 26! But then Mark Zuckerberg – the founder of Facebook – ain’t no ordinary Chief Executive!! He’s a larger than life figure who’s so altered the world through Facebook’s connectivity, we…

T&T lettuce farmer killed during robbery

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Weeks before his death, lettuce farmer Leon Bebe ranted on Facebook about how people whom he grew up with could “sit down and plan up how to kill” him because of envy and greed. Link: T&T lettuce farmer killed during robbery

Govt launches scathing attacks against Indigenous leaders

Source: Guyana Times …accuses vocal NTC members of disrespecting President’s Office …says leaders are too demanding, refusing to toe the political line By Samuel Sukhnandan The Government of Guyana on Wednesday accused the country’s independent National Toshaos Council (NTC) of disrespecting President David Granger as it launched a scathing attack on several vocal…

International financial groups distance selves from Rusal

Source: Guyana Times …over 500 Guyanese workers in limbo Although the Russian Government has announced plans to provide Rusal with short-term liquidity and other assistance owing to the US sanctions it is now faced with, several international financial groups have distanced themselves from the shares, bonds and metal of the aluminium giant. Reuters…

50 sugar workers injured after lorry topples

Source: Guyana Times More than 50 sugar workers were on Wednesday morning injured when the lorry – GRR 2574 – in which they were passengers turned over on the Zee Zight Public Road, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred at about 05:05h while the men were on their way to work. At the…

Port Mourant residents picket NDC office

Source: Guyana Times By Andrew Carmichael Residents of Port Mourant on Wednesday morning staged a picketing exercise calling for the removal of the Overseer of the Johns/Port Mourant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC). The situation hit crisis proportions on Tuesday after the Overseer was suspended from her duties and refused to hand over the…

CHARGED

Source: Guyana Chronicle — SOCU files criminal charges for alleged misconduct in public office against Dr Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington FORMER Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington have been charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) with gross misconduct…

Global search to find experts for Dep’t of Energy – President

Source: Stabroek News With a limited number of petroleum experts here, government plans to embark on a global search for the best qualified personnel to staff the proposed Department of Energy (DoE), President David Granger says. Link: Global search to find experts for Dep’t of Energy – President

Trevone Giles convicted of raping 15-year-old girl

Source: Stabroek News Convicted yesterday afternoon for raping a 15-year-old girl, Trevone Giles now faces sentencing pending the presentation of a probation report requested by his attorney. Link: Trevone Giles convicted of raping 15-year-old girl

Int’l report on red flags of 100 corrupt deals says… Failure of Govt. to secure “fair deal” for nation should spark “unrelenting concern”

Source: Kaieteur News When a government fails to secure a “fair deal” for its nation, it should spark “unrelenting concern” among its citizens. This point was made in a detailed report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). The NRGI is an international body which provides expert advice to administrations around the world…

Region moves to block improperly labeled imported meat

Source: Kaieteur News The region’s poultry farmers are moving to ensure its products become more competitive with liquid eggs, and pre-cooked meat among some of the ideas being examined. – poultry companies discuss innovative ways to expand market A team from the CARICOM Secretariat met members of the CARICOM Poultry Association (CPA) on…

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