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June 22, 2018

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World Cup: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0, edge towards last 16

Source: iNews Guyana SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Philippe Coutinho and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior scored in injury time as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16 of the World Cup on Friday despite another unconvincing performance. Having been frustrated for almost the entire game, Coutinho poked the…

Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the Hero CPL 2018

Source: iNews Guyana Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2018 series. As the Official Airline partner, all teams and officials travelling to CPL matches and related activities will travel on Caribbean Airlines to and from the events. Garvin Medera, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Airlines stated:…

The Dynamic DJ

Source: Guyana Chronicle – From beating on school desks to playing international shows AKELO Elliott known as ‘DJ Akelo’ or the ‘Teddy bear DJ’ can describe his success story the very same way Canadian Rapper Drake did: he started from the bottom and now is here! Here, for Akelo is his rising from…

Op-Ed: A bridge that may sink us

Source: iNews Guyana Below in an opinion piece by Member of Parliament, Attorney-at-Law and former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall: Ours is an economy which is comparatively small, relatively undiversified and precariously dependent upon primary production. In such an economy, experience, if not common sense, militates against the over-expenditure…

EYEWITNESS: Decisions, decisions…

Source: iNews Guyana …on equal employment opportunity at GECOM So the PPP Commissioners on GECOM have followed up their threat to take the employment practices of the organisation to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC)? What now?? Since there were two sets of objections touted, we should untangle them to take a stab at…

‘Nasty Man’ found guilty of murdering footballer 

Source: Stabroek News After initially being divided, a jury yesterday found Dellon Henry, called “Nasty Man,” guilty of the 2015 murder of East Ruimveldt footballer Dexter Griffith. Link: ‘Nasty Man’ found guilty of murdering footballer 

Jagdeo challenges President to race relations debate

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger has been challenged to a public debate on race relations in Guyana by Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo. Link: Jagdeo challenges President to race relations debate

Rose Hall man torches house after attacking ex, pregnant daughter 

Source: Stabroek News A Port Mourant woman is now fearful for her life after her ex-husband allegedly attacked her and their pregnant daughter on Wednesday evening, after which he set their Babu John, Port Mourant, Corentyne house on fire. Link: Rose Hall man torches house after attacking ex, pregnant daughter 

AA eyes November take-off

Source: Guyana Chronicle …eyes four flights per week, daily from next June AMERICAN Airlines is hoping to start operations here with four flights per week and announced plans to operate daily in June 2019. This was disclosed when the airline officials met with Guyanese authorities earlier this month. Members of American Airlines team…

Boyer replaced as PSC chairman

Source: Guyana Chronicle EXECUTIVE Director of Delmur Company, Desmond Sears has been elected Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, replacing Eddie Boyer when that body held its elections and Annual General Meeting on Thursday. Sears, the former Vice President of the PSC and an executive of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association was…

PAHO begins mercury investigation at GGMC complex

Source: Guyana Chronicle A TEAM from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has started assessment of the mercury clean-up efforts at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Brickdam complex. The team, which is comprised of two industrial hygienists, two physicians and a mining engineer, is conducting tests to determine if any traces…

Education Ministry PS contract not renewed

Source: Kaieteur News PS Vibert Welch In a surprise move, Government has not renewed the contract of Vibert Welch, Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education. The PS, who was moved to that key ministry last year in a shakeup by the Coalition Government, reportedly will be spending his last day on…

Release GGMC, all other forensic audits – Opposition Leader

Source: Kaieteur News Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo By Kiana Wilburg Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, wants the Government of Guyana to release all the forensic audit reports it commissioned when it assumed office in 2015. The former President made this remark during a Press Conference that was held yesterday at his Church Street office.…

American Airlines to start Miami flights from November

Source: Kaieteur News   Representatives of American Airlines met with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier this month to confirm an intent to start operations later this year. According to GCAA yesterday, the meeting took place June 12, 2018 at the authority’s head office in Kingston. “The meeting was convened by the…

CPL coming to Guyana!

Source: Guyana Chronicle … GoG, CPL sign host venue agreement CRICKET lovers here can breathe a sigh of relief after Guyana was confirmed as a host venue for this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. The confirmation came yesterday after Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture,…

Twenty-five countries to be represented at AP Invitational

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE third edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational was officially launched yesterday, at the SleepIn International Hotel and Casino (Church Street). The event, set for June 30, will see athletes from over 25 countries converge on the Leonora Track and Field Centre. With Olympic and World Champion Kirani James, along…

Botha to coach Guyana Amazon Warriors

Source: Guyana Chronicle FORMER South African cricketer Johan Botha is set to become the coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors ahead of the local franchises 2018 season. A source confirmed that Botha will take over the reins of the side who have never won the tournament. Details in a subsequent edition. The post…

Food Town to host inaugural golf tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE recently opened Food Town Restaurant and Distribution Outlet, 266 Newton Street, Enmore, East Coast, Demerara, has partnered with the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) to host its first-ever golf tournament this Saturday at 12:30hrs. According to a release from the LGC, the course is in magnificent playing condition as the…

CPL matches for Guyana

Source: Stabroek News Five Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games have been confirmed for the Providence National Stadium starting August 9th. Link: CPL matches for Guyana

Desmond Sears new Private Sector Commission Chairman

Source: iNews Guyana Former Vice-Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Desmond Sears was on Thursday elected as the new Chairman of the Commission. This was done at the Commission’s 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown. Sears, has replaced Eddie Boyer, Chief Executive Officer…

World Cup: Messi’s Argentina lose 0-3 to Croatia

Source: iNews Guyana NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Lionel Messi’s World Cup hopes hung by a thread today after Argentina were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds. Argentina knew they had to win in Nizhny Novgorod…

Cocaine-soaked Colombia jerseys intercepted

Source: iNews Guyana MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Authorities at Bogota’s international airport have found 14 replica World Cup jerseys of Colombia’s national team soaked with a total of 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of cocaine. Investigators say an anti-narcotics agent grew suspicious when he saw the box of jerseys being sent to a small…

On to Hammerhead, as Exxon’s drillship aiming for 9th strike

Source: iNews Guyana With another successful oil discovery under its belt the ExxonMobil contracted drillship Stena Carron is off to a new target, Hammerhead-1, located nine miles southwest of Liza 1. The news comes on the heels of ExxonMobil announcing on Wednesday its eight discovery at its latest target Longtail and revealed that…

GCAA meets with team from American Airlines

Source: Stabroek News A team from American Airlines met with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on June 12, 2018 at the Authority’s head office in Kingston. Link: GCAA meets with team from American Airlines

Limlair farmer kills wife, attempts suicide

Source: Stabroek News A Limlair Village, Corentyne farmer last night stabbed his wife to death and later attempted to kill himself.  Link: Limlair farmer kills wife, attempts suicide

EYEWITNESS: Not playing ball…

Source: iNews Guyana …on Human Rights We all know of the rich kid who owns the cricket bat…and if he doesn’t get to be at the crease as long as he wants, then he goes home – WITH his bat!! The other kids are helpless, since there’s at least a CHANCE they’ll get…

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud, Justice Ministry says

Source: Stabroek News JERUSALEM,  (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged today with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said. Link: Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud, Justice Ministry says

ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

Source: Guyana Times United States (US) oil giant ExxonMobil on Wednesday announced another oil discovery following drilling at the Longtail-1 exploration well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. This is ExxonMobil’s eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana. The company said in a statement that the well encountered has approximately 256 feet (78 metres) of…

GEA staff dies in Essequibo Coast accident

Source: Guyana Times A 23-year-old Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) staff died in the wee hours of Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and slammed into a utility pole. Dead: Shankar Ram Dead is Shankar Ram of Lot 14 Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) while his…

UK expert advises level playing field

Source: Guyana Times Local content policy United Kingdom-based local content expert, Dr Michael Warner, has underscored the importance of Guyana’s draft local content policy providing a level playing field for both local and foreign investors so as to avoid any breaches of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Provisions under the WTO TRIMS Agreement…

Oil reserves now at 3.7b barrels in Guyana basin

Source: Stabroek News With an eighth oil find yesterday in the Guyana basin and its largest discovery still to be quantified, ExxonMobil’s estimated total for seven wells in the Stabroek Block stands at some 3.7 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels, even as the company accelerates work in the zone by adding a third drillship.

GEA fuel inspector dies in Essequibo Coast crash

Source: Stabroek News A GEA fuel inspector died and his work colleague is in critical condition at the Suddie General Hospital, after an early morning accident yesterday. Link: GEA fuel inspector dies in Essequibo Coast crash

Westminster phone card wholesaler killed during robbery

Source: Stabroek News A Westminster phone card wholesaler was shot dead on Tuesday night in an apparent robbery, moments after he returned home from a day’s work. Link: Westminster phone card wholesaler killed during robbery

Exxon in 8th oil strike

Source: Guyana Chronicle …announces plans for third drill ship …eyes additional development southeast of the Stabroek Block U.S oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation made its eighth discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, much to the satisfaction of the Government and people of Guyana. In making the announcement on Wednesday, ExxonMobil disclosed that plans…

PPP accused of rigging Toshaos elections

Source: Guyana Chronicle …ministers point to “glaring evidence of political interference” MINISTERS of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Valerie Garrido-Lowe are calling out the Parliamentary Opposition for allegedly blatantly disregarding the Amerindian Act 2006 and interfering with the results of the just concluded National Village Council Elections. According to a release the…

GWI to ramp up service delivery

Source: Guyana Chronicle …several projects planned for coast, hinterland ON the back of an approval for it to raise water tariffs, the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) says that it is in a state of readiness to meet the deadlines for improvement set by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and announced a range of…

Exxon detests public scrutiny – Int’l Report

Source: Kaieteur News While USA oil giant says it is open to scrutiny of its contracts, a comprehensive international report states otherwise. The report which speaks to the importance, as well as the benefits of contract disclosure, was produced this year by an entity called OXFAM International. The entity is a confederation of…

GEA inspector dies in road accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN early-morning accident at Zorg Village in Region Two, Essequibo Coast, has claimed the life of 23-year-old, Shankar Ram, an inspector attached to the Guyana Energy Agency. Ram was being accompanied by another staff member who sustained injuries. Ram is a resident of Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.…

Bartica students reaping benefits of SBB start-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle GRADE 10 students of Bartica Secondary School (BSS) are reaping the harvest from their small businesses started with the help of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) of Guyana. SBB launched an entrepreneur programme for Grade 10 students of BSS last November. The programme was established to encourage students from an…

GEA inspector dies after flung from vehicle on E’bo coast

Source: Kaieteur News An inspector attached to the Guyana Energy Agency [GEA] is now dead, after the Toyota Land Cruiser that he was driving, slammed into a utility pole yesterday morning. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Shankar Ram, of 14 Mon Repos Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred sometime…

ExxonMobil strikes more oil with eighth well

Source: Kaieteur News   Exxon Mobil Corporation revealed yesterday that it has discovered more oil with its eighth well in the Stabroek Block. In a statement, the company said that the Longtail-1 well creates the potential for additional resource development. Speaking further on the matter, ExxonMobil stated that it encountered approximately 256 feet…

Key meeting tomorrow over hosting of CPL 2018 matches

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Stadium booked, paid to host matches  OPCO, the local office for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and stadium officials are set to meet tomorrow to finalise the hosting of CPL matches here although there is no firm commitment by either the Guyana Government or the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). A reliable…

National cyclist laid to rest

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN a fitting farewell, National triple-gold medallist Beyoncé Ross was laid to rest at her hometown cemetery in Rose Hall Town in Wednesday. Over one thousand persons, including Minster of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, Director of Sport Christopher Jones and others gathered at the Area ‘H’ Ground to pay final…

15-member team for IPF/NAPF Regional Powerlifting Championship

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Amateur Power-lifting Federation (GAPLF) has wasted no time in naming a 15-member team for the 16th Annual IPF/NAPF North American Regional Power-lifting Championship in Mexico City, Mexico set for August 1. Among the members of the team are seasoned veterans such as Nadina Taharally, Paul Adams and Carlos…

Guyana humiliated 24-112 by Dominican Republic

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA suffered an 88-point blowout (24-112) at the hand of tournament favourites, Dominican Republic, in their final game at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) women’s Caribbean Championship in Suriname on Tuesday. Mariam McKenzie, Guyana’s leading scorer in the tournament finished the game with 12 points while Genille Ifill was the…

Rose to captain Guyana at CBC Championship in Suriname

Source: Guyana Chronicle EIGHTEEN-year-old point guard Stanton Rose Jr will become the youngest player to captain Guyana at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship, after he was named as the leader for the side selected by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) yesterday. Rose, who led Guyana to a first-time series win (2–1)…

Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned yesterday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Link: Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

IAC calls for CoI into GECOM employment practices

Source: iNews Guyana The Indian Action Committee (IAC) on Wednesday made a call for Government to launch a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the employment practices at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The “Indian Action Committee (IAC), having followed the recent developments at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), calls for an immediate investigation…

‘It’s a shock,’ says Langer after England 481

Source: iNews Guyana Justin Langer described Australia’s record loss to England as “brutal” and “a shock” and said his players could not have had a worse day as they slumped to a third straight loss, handing the five-match ODI series to England. A year out from the World Cup, Australia are ranked sixth, their lowest ranking…

MovieTowne distances self from allegations of duty-free fraud

Source: iNews Guyana …claims ignorance of breached IDA MovieTowne investor, Derek Chin, has distanced his company from suggestions that it had anything to do with what equipment China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) used on its construction; after concerns were raised that the construction company breached a previous Investment Development Agreement (IDA). In 2014, China…

GEA employee dies in Essequibo Coast accident

Source: Stabroek News The driver of a state vehicle which crashed into a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole on the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast about 12.15 this morning is dead. Link: GEA employee dies in Essequibo Coast accident

Mon Repos man killed in Essequibo accident

Source: iNews Guyana A 23-year-old Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), resident was during the wee hours of this morning (Wednesday) killed following an accident on the Zorg public road in Essequibo. Dead is Shankar Ram. He was an employee of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA). Based on police information, the accident occurred…

Exxon Mobil makes 8th oil discovery

Source: Guyana Chronicle U.S oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation today made its 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well. The announcement was made minutes ago, with the company explaining that the new discovery creates the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. Approximately 256 feet (78…

ExxonMobil announces eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil Corporation said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. Link: ExxonMobil announces eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana

EYEWITNESS: Qualifications…

Source: iNews Guyana …on ICJ’s jurisdiction? Not surprisingly, even as it’s undergoing a State-meltdown, Venezuela continues with its stubborn rear-guard action to prevent a settlement on the border controversy it precipitated in 1962 when it claimed the “full and final settlement” it signed on to in 1899 was “null and void”. Since then,…

T&T labour leader: Crime worse under PNM

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) After giving the Government a failing grade during his performance appraisal at the annual Labour Day rally in Fyzabad, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget called on citizens to use the PNM’s third anniversary in office, September 7, to rest and reflect. Link: T&T labour leader:

Favourable decision for Guyana still has weight

Source: Guyana Times Venezuela refusal to face ICJ – former Foreign Affairs Minister Now that Venezuela has made known its intention not to participate in the matter before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the border controversy with Guyana, the Government of Guyana has also announced its intention to proceed with the…

Movietowne claims ignorance of breached agreement

Source: Guyana Times Investment concessions – competitor questions whether duty-free fraud occurred Movietowne has distanced itself from any suggestion it had anything to do with what equipment China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) used on its construction; after concerns were raised that the construction company breached a previous Investment Development Agreement (IDA). The Movietowne construction…

Venezuelans among highest number of foreign TIP victims

Source: Guyana Times A majority of the 68 cases of human trafficking recorded by the Guyana Police Force from January to May of 2018 were Latin American nationals, with Venezuelans heading the list. Acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Task Force on TIP Oliver Profitt pose with participents at the training exercise on Tuesday…

Miner dies after pit collapses at Imbaimadai

Source: Guyana Times A miner was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams. Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis when contacted confirmed that the now dead man was “jetting” when the walls…

Guyana-born Dr Narendra Singh receives honarary Law Doctorate

Source: Guyana Times Recognised for his extraordinary humanitarian contributions and as a healthcare leader, Schulich alumnus and physician, Dr Narendra Singh, received an honorary doctor of laws from the Canada-based York University on Monday during the morning Spring Convocation ceremony. Dr Singh has devoted his career as a physician to global paediatric and…

Water rates going up

Source: Stabroek News The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) via  Order No 2 / 2018, dated 7th June, 2018, has approved an application by the Guyana Water Inc. Link: Water rates going up

Ministry probing election of convicted child molester as Kamarang toshao

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has received a letter from a resident of Kamarang Village expressing concern about the election of a convicted child molester to the position of toshao of the Region Seven (Potaro/Siparuni) village. Link: Ministry probing election of convicted child molester as Kamarang toshao

Phone card vendor shot dead during robbery

Source: Kaieteur News A 37-year-old phone card vendor, Ron Mansfield, who people only know as ‘Ron’ was shot dead last night by a lone gunman. The shooting occurred shortly before 21:00 hours yesterday. According to Ron’s wife, she was watching television when she heard a gunshot. She looked outside and saw her husband’s…

Sweeping increases for GWI customers in 2019

Source: Kaieteur News – company ordered to increase meter installations to reduce losses The Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in a major decision announced yesterday, has approved increases in rates and tariffs for the state-owned Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), following an application by the company in January 2018. The last approved increases occurred over…

Two held after rape, robbery at Zeelugt

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE arrested two bandits who allegedly raped a man’s wife after robbing the Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo family on Monday night. Reports indicate that the couple and their two-year-old son had retired to bed on Monday night when three bandits gained access to their home, waking the man out of…

Not guilty plea follows explanation

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 20-YEAR-OLD man appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a robbery charge. It is alleged that on June 17, 2018 between Brickdam and Cornhill Street, while being in the company of others, Darian Wilson robbed Bobby Robson of articles valued $35,200 while using personal violence on the…

McKenzie heroics fail to save Guyana against Suriname

Source: Guyana Chronicle A GAME-HIGH 24 points and 11 rebounds from Mariam McKenzie was not enough to save Guyana from falling 52–73 to host Suriname in their second game at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Women’s Caribbean Championship in Paramaribo, on Monday. Guyana had opened their campaign in the tournament with a heavy…

Government releases draft of National Sports Policy

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Government of Guyana (GoG) on Tuesday released a draft of the National Sports Policy Draft which is available in wide circulation online. According to a release, the policy forms part of the sensitisation of laws governing sports, and it is a rallying point of discussion with the GoG calling…

Paul to replace injured Hetmyer in WI Test side

Source: Guyana Chronicle KEEMO Paul will replace Shimron Hetmyer in the WINDIES Test Squad for the remainder of the Test Series against Sri Lanka. Hetmyer will return home to Guyana to recover from a recent illness. While there, he will continue his preparations to return for the 2-day practice match against Bangladesh in…

GCF National Championships set for this weekend

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Cyclists’ receive just three weeks’ notice DESPITE the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) Rules (1.2.049) which state that the race organiser(s) should give 60 days’ notice prior to the date of the event in writing, email or fax stating invitation and general information about the race i.e. course outline, etc.,…

Boyfriend on manslaughter charge over killing of Sasia Adams

Source: Stabroek News The 21-year-old boyfriend of Sasia Adams, the young woman who succumbed last week after allegedly jumping from a moving car that was being driven by him, was today charged with manslaughter. Link: Boyfriend on manslaughter charge over killing of Sasia Adams

GPF Officers headline Grenada’s annual athletics championship

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Police Force (GPF) through its long standing relations with the Royal Grenada Police Force was invited recently to take part in its annual athletics championship games in Grenada, which also saw the participation of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda.  According to…

EYEWITNESS: Cribbed and crabbed…

Source: iNews Guyana …minds at MPI This fellow Patterson – the Minister of Public Infrastructure – has been a real disappointment. He just doesn’t understand he’s been given responsibility for an area of national life that needs a VISION of where Guyana’s supposed to be heading – if it’s ever to deliver the…

MP demands reason for scrapping Demerara Bridge tender

Source: Guyana Times Finance Minister Winston Jordan has recently been reported in sections of the media as revealing that Government has decided to issue a new “request for proposals for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge” in the wake of an examination of previous requests. This means that previous proposals largely centred on a…

Teen allegedly molested by CC&PA Officer

Source: Guyana Times …Agency “dragging foot on matter” – aunt The fraternal aunt of a thirteen-year-old girl who allegedly was sexually molested and penetrated by her step-father is calling on the relevant authorities to address the matter urgently. According to the woman (name given), she believes this matter is being ‘covered down’ by…

Venezuela to boycott ICJ case on border controversy

Source: Guyana Times After months of delays, Venezuela has confirmed that it will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana. The Venezuelan Government issued an official statement on Monday outlining its decision not to participate in the United Nations Secretary General-chosen…

Brother of chutney singer killed by speeding GDF Officer

Source: Guyana Times Roopchan ‘Charles’ Ramkellawan of Lot 4150 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, the brother of popular Guyanese Chutney singer Mahendra Ramkellawan, was on Sunday evening struck down and killed by a speeding car on the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara. Dead: Roopchand ‘Charles’ Ramkellawan Based on information received,…

Guyana to ask World Court for ruling in its favour

Source: Stabroek News Guyana will ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to make a ruling on the border controversy with Venezuela in its favour  after Caracas announced it would not participate in the case.  Link: Guyana to ask World Court for ruling in its favour

PAC halts scrutiny of Region Five’s accounts

Source: Stabroek News The Region 5 administration had the examination of its accounts by the PAC cut short as it was believed that the region has not been forthcoming with information. Link: PAC halts scrutiny of Region Five’s accounts

Tuschen man dies after being struck down by Coast Guard member

Source: Stabroek News Roopchand Ramkellawan, brother of popular Chutney singer Mahendra Ramkellawan, was killed on Sunday evening after he was struck down by an allegedly inebriated GDF Coast Guardsman. Link: Tuschen man dies after being struck down by Coast Guard member

Bulkan’s sacking of Linden Town Clerk unlawful – CJ rules

Source: Stabroek News Chief Justice Roxane George has ruled that the Minister of Communities’ decision to terminate the employment of Linden Town Clerk Jonellor Bowen was unlawful, as she was not allowed a hearing prior to her termination, and no justification was provided for her dismissal. Link: Bulkan’s sacking of Linden Town Clerk

Wakenaam sea defence breach sealed

Source: Guyana Chronicle Region 3 REO calls for investigation By Indrawattie Natram RESIDENTS living in San-Souci and Meville- two villages on the Island of Wakenaam, Region Three, were on Monday busy cleaning their houses and yards as flood waters continue to recede after excessive high tide over the weekend, breached the sea defence…

PPP flip-flops on race claims at GECOM

Source: Guyana Chronicle …files ERC complaint about management ethnic make-up AFTER contending that 90 per cent of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) workforce is made up of Afro Guyanese, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appointed commissioners have back peddled on their earlier position, and are now claiming that it is the management of…

Vishnu denies misrepresenting qualifications

Source: Guyana Chronicle –says masters obtained from accredited British university FORMER Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) Vishnu Persaud has refuted allegations that he misrepresented his qualifications while employed at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He’s also rubbished claims that he received a Masters in Elections Management from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies…

Man dies after GDF officer crashes into him

Source: Guyana Chronicle A Guyana Defence Force coast guard captain is in police custody after he allegedly crashed into a 35-year-old man who was crossing the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara on Sunday night. Dead is Roopchand Ramkellawan of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. Reports indicate that the drunken 28-year-old…

W.C.D. accident leaves pedestrian dead, army officer in custody

Source: Kaieteur News   – unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim Thirty-five year-old Roopchand Ramkellawan of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, was fatally struck down on the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara, around 22:20 hrs on Sunday. The vehicle was reportedly driven by a 28-year-old Guyana Defence Force (Coast Guard)…

Rain draw second test against Sri Lanka

Source: Guyana Chronicle (ESPNCRICINFO) – SRI Lanka had dismissed the stubborn Shai Hope soon after tea, giving themselves one final chance to surge to victory, but then the rains arrived, followed by bad light. In the end, West Indies drew the match with five wickets in hand, with 32.3 overs lost to the…

‘Papo’ finds rhythm in El Dorado golf tourney

Source: Guyana Chronicle EXPERIENCED golfer Nazeem ‘Papo’ Haniff found his rhythm to cart off Sunday’s main prize in the Annual El Dorado Medal Play Golf tournament played at the Lusignan Golf Course. Haniff shot net 68/9 to beat Balgobin Ragnauth with net 69/21 into second position. Aleem Hussain 69/11 and Richard Haniff 69/11…

Outstanding Fathers honored by RHTYSC

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR the 25th successive year, the cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club honored outstanding fathers as part of their celebration of Father’s Day. The teams honoured dozens of fathers under their Annual Walter Nero Tribute to Fathers’ Programme, which is sponsored by the children of…

Eleven Clubs to receive First Division Caps from BCB

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE remarkable success story of Berbice Cricket (BCB) continues to expand on a daily basis with new programmes and activities being unveiled to develop the game. On Saturday last, President Hilbert Foster handed over First Division caps for the eleven confirmed clubs in Berbice senior cricket. The caps were donated…

Thirty-six fast bowlers benefit from BCB Coaching Clinic

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday hosted a clinic for fast bowlers at the Albion Community Centre. Thirty-six promising seamers from the Ancient county attended the clinic, which was conducted by level 3 coach Winston Smith. The coaching clinic included both classroom work and practicals on the field. BCB…

An Analysis GBTI’s Financial Performance for 2017

Source: Kaieteur News Dear Editor, The Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Limited’s annual report for their financial year ended 2017 was recently made available to its shareholders. The Bank has been marred in several controversial legal matters involving the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) coupled with a massive fraud close to $1…

Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd test

Source: iNews Guyana GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia (AFP) — Kraigg Brathwaite’s defiance and more inclement weather ensured a draw on the final day of the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia today. On a day when their captain, Dinesh Chandimal, who has been…

Former toshao Shuman says forming party for 2020 elections

Source: Stabroek News Former Toshao of Pakuri, Lennox Shuman today announced on his Facebook page that he and others are in process of forming a political party for the 2020 general elections. Link: Former toshao Shuman says forming party for 2020 elections

Tuschen man knocked dead by car driven by GDF officer

Source: Stabroek News The police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 10.20  last night on the De Willem Public Road, WCD involving motor car PWW 5680 driven by a 28-year-old Gazetted Officer of the Joint Services; who resides in South Ruimveldt Gardens and pedestrian Roopchand Ramkellowan, 35 years of Tuschen…

Younger brother of popular Chutney singer killed in accident

Source: iNews Guyana The younger brother of popular Chutney Singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan was on Sunday evening killed following an accident on the De Willem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) public road. Dead is 27-year-old Roopchan Charles Ramkellawan of  Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. According to the deceased’s wife, she was informed of the…

Venezuela opts out of border case at ICJ

Source: Guyana Chronicle Venezuela has declined to participate in the court action filed by Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with respect to age old territorial controversy between the two neighbours. “The Venezuelan delegation has informed the president of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic,…

EYEWITNESS: Unfettered unilateralism…

Source: iNews Guyana …at UG Why isn’t your Eyewitness surprised that UG’s Vice Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith, has proposed that the Council that oversees his administration of the tertiary institution be drastically reduced in numbers? Well…just that every single action the bow-tied wonder has undertaken at UG since he was catapulted into his position…

U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

Source: Stabroek News GENEVA,  (Reuters) – The top U.N. human rights official called on the Trump administration today to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. Link: U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

Jagdeo criticises Henry for racialising issue

Source: Guyana Times Recent statements made by Education Minister Nicolette Henry in Parliament in relation to allegations of human trafficking have been criticised by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who claimed that the Minister was more interested in making the issue about race, instead of trying to find a solution. Minister Nicolette Henry He…

Sea defence breach causes massive flooding in Wakenaam

Source: Guyana Times …structure temporarily sealed A breach to a section of the sea defence structure on the island of Wakenaam, located in the mouth of the Essequibo River, has led to inundation in the communities of Melville and Sans Souci between Saturday night and Sunday morning, causing much damage and much distress…

Ram baffled by CJ’s ruling on GECOM Chair

Source: Guyana Times Outspoken attorney and chartered accountant Christopher Ram has expressed his opposition to the recent ruling handed down by acting Chief Justice Roxane George in relation to the President’s unilateral appointment of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Chief Justice ruled, on June 9, that the Constitution of Guyana…

Works to start year end

Source: Guyana Times Movietowne/UG solar farm – investor says Movietowne must be up and running first Months after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the University of Guyana (UG) for Movietowne to build a solar farm, the company is confirming that the project is still on and will commence by this…

CCJ to rule on Sovereignty of the People case early July

Source: Guyana Times Constitutional challenge The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is set to make a ruling on the Guyana Government’s appeal of the constitutional challenge to presidential term limits, along with citizenship and residency restrictions. The decision is expected to be handed down by Sir Dennis Byron, the current President of…

Enhanced bridge over Demerara River likely – sources

Source: Stabroek News An upgrade is expected for the planned New Demerara River crossing with government now looking at a four-lane bridge and an alignment that would not be cumbersome on the Versailles, West Coast Demerara side, sources say. Link: Enhanced bridge over Demerara River likely – sources

High tide rips away Wakenaam sea defence, San Souci flooded

Source: Stabroek News Dozens of residents of San Souci, Wakenaam and surrounding villages are counting their losses after a high tide breached a temporary defence on the Essequibo River island yesterday. Link: High tide rips away Wakenaam sea defence, San Souci flooded

Brazil agri investor being pressed by GL&SC over unused acreage

Source: Stabroek News Although Brazilian businessman Yucatan Reis is behind an agriculture project to acquire lands in Guyana’s intermediate savannahs, he still has not used the 23,000 hectares he leased in 2015 for the purposes stipulated under that agreement, sources say. Link: Brazil agri investor being pressed by GL&SC over unused acreage

Floowaters receding at Wakenaam

Source: Guyana Chronicle – breached sea defence being repaired – as CDC, other agencies activate emergency response   RESIDENTS of San Souci and Merville, Wakenaam Island, Region Three, are counting their losses after high tides, exacerbated by a breach in the sea defence resulted in their homes being inundated on Sunday. The Civil…

MovieTowne breached investment agreement

Source: Guyana Chronicle – GRA boss says revenue body not to be blamed for delayed opening GUYANA Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia has dismissed claims made in a Kaietuer News article headlined “MovieTowne owner decries red tape in US$40M Turkeyen investment,” published last Wednesday. The article cited major contributing factors which prolonged…

Alexander challenges Jagdeo to face-off on GECOM hiring

Source: Kaieteur News Long-serving Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander has challenged Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo to face-off on the facts surrounding recent hiring of senior personnel at the elections outfit. GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander In a letter in the Sunday edition of the Kaieteur News, Alexander refuted numerous allegations…

GRA not responsible for delays in opening of MovieTowne

Source: Kaieteur News GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia MovieTowne’s main principal, Guyanese-born Derek Chin. – Statia says investor requested backdated concessions The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) last evening denied being responsible for the delays in the opening of MovieTowne, a US$40M entertainment investment at Turkeyen. In a statement to the media, GRA’s Commissioner…

Tough penalties for piracy

Source: Guyana Chronicle – PM Nagamootoo warns fishermen against hijacking THE current law provides stiff penalties for acts of piracy or hijacking of fishing boats off Guyana’s sea-coasts and in its rivers, including life in jail and execution by hanging. This was pointed out by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in his weekly newspaper…

Mexican wall impregnable

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Beat Germany 1-0 (REUTERS) – DEFENDING champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into…

GRA responds to MovieTowne claim of red tape

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today responded to claims of red tape surrounding the MovieTowne entertainment complex. Link: GRA responds to MovieTowne claim of red tape

Overseas-based Guyanese donates to Salem Congregational Church 

Source: iNews Guyana An overseas-based Guyanese, who has definitely not forgotten his roots, has made a significant donation to the Salem Congregational Church, located on Hadfield and Chapel Streets Georgetown, which will be used for the maintenance of the building. The donation was handed over to two Deacons of the Church, Oswald Savory…

Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Germany were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defence today as Hirving Lozano finished off a sharp counter-attack that exposed the ragged defending that the four-times winners had displayed in their warm-up games. Link: Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World

Mavado’s 16-year-old son slapped with murder, gun charges

Source: iNews Guyana Jamaica police have slapped murder and other criminal charges against the 16-year-old son of popular entertainer, Mavado. Police said that the minor, whose name cannot be released, had been charged in connection with the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, 23, popularly known as ‘Chulups’ and ‘Israel’, who was shot and killed…

70% of school dropouts in Region 5 are fatherless – MoE

Source: iNews Guyana Seventy per cent of school dropouts in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are from broken homes without a father figure, according to Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer attached to the Education Ministry, Vickram Mohabir. He made the statement when the Education Department in Region Five honoured close to 40 fathers as part…

Armed masked men raid West La Penitence home  

Source: iNews Guyana   Three masked and armed bandits on Friday evening broke into a West La Penitence, Georgetown, home and carted off over $300,000 in cash and other valuables. Trevor Brown, a 30-year old resident of Lot 172 West La Penitence, explained that he was awakened by a crashing sound in the…

Oil production will have low risks to marine life – EIA

Source: Guyana Times …maintains low probability of oil spill reaching coast Liza Phase 2 By Jarryl Bryan The results from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) into the Liza Phase  2 development project has almost cleared ExxonMobil’s subsidiary from the presumption that its operations will cause damage to Guyana’s wildlife and the environment –…

Convicted child molester elected as Kamarang Toshao

Source: Guyana Times – sections of community furious Most of the residents in the Amerindian Village of Kamarang in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have raised concerns after a convicted child molester who has been elected to the office of Toshao. Residents say they were shocked when the Returning Officer declared victory in favour of…

70% of school dropouts in Region 5 are fatherless – MoE

Source: Guyana Times Seventy per cent of school dropouts in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are from broken homes without a father figure, according to Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer attached to the Education Ministry, Vickram Mohabir. He made the statement when the Education Department in Region Five honoured close to 40 fathers as part…

MovieTowne head denies receiving preferential treatment

Source: Guyana Times – says concessions were limited to cinematic equipment The issue of duty-free concessions for foreign companies has come to the fore again, with calls for MovieTowne to reveal what concessions it received from the previous Administration. But Derek Chin, the man behind the multimillion-dollar investment, is adamant his company did…

Ex-SWAT commander challenges decision to send him on leave

Source: Stabroek News Former Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit head Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie has moved to the court to challenge the decision made last month to send him on special leave in the public interest, arguing that it was unlawful. Link: Ex-SWAT commander challenges decision to send him on leave

GRA finding major breaches of tax concessions pacts

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is continuing to assess dozens of Investment Development Agreements (IDAs) signed before the tenure of Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia in 2016 and has found that many individuals and companies have robbed the state of hundreds of millions in taxes. Link: GRA finding major breaches of tax

[Video] Clean-up begins after Diamond well eruption, recapping to start tomorrow

Source: Stabroek News Clean-up works began yesterday in preparation for the recapping of the Diamond Housing Scheme well, which caused an eruption of mud, water and suspected methane gas on Thursday evening, after being illegally dug by a resident. Link: [Video] Clean-up begins after Diamond well eruption, recapping to start tomorrow

Overseas-based Guyanese tech mogul investing in local ICT sector

Source: Stabroek News Impressed by the talents that exist within the local Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, one overseas based Guyanese, who has demonstrated prowess on the world stage, has committed his efforts toward the development of the sector locally. Link: Overseas-based Guyanese tech mogul investing in local ICT sector

Given mistakes made with ExxonMobil Contract…Guyana should not enter into one-on-one negotiations with other oil companies

Source: Kaieteur News   – Former Pres. Advisor warns Former Presidential Advisor on Petroleum, Dr. Jan Mangal, is of the firm belief that Guyana’s authorities should not award a single oil block via one-on-one negotiations with any other oil company. In a statement to the media yesterday, Dr. Mangal emphasized that “one-on-one negotiations”…

Lethem warned of rising waters

Source: Kaieteur News   The Lethem town Council is warning especially residents of the Lethem Municipality of the rising waters in the main creeks and rivers passing through the municipality. “…We have been monitoring the situation and visiting the affected areas to assess the water levels and also to determine if households are…

Guyana open for business

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Jordan tells Chinese investors at International Infrastructure and Construction Forum FINANCE Minister Winston Jordan told China’s 9th International Infrastructure and Construction Forum that Guyana is opened for business. Stating that Guyana sits in the middle of the most promising investment zone in the Northern Hemisphere, that is Latin America…

Three cheers for dad!

Source: Guyana Chronicle All the wisdom you need from some outstanding fathers THE father, a source of strength and protection, a provider, a friend, a teacher, a preacher, a healer and many more roles in the life of his family. Children look up to fathers and they ought to. And, it is said…

Quiet Father’s Day for Persaud family

Source: Guyana Chronicle WHILE practically everyone bought gifts, will be cooking their favourite dishes or will be having a day of fun with their fathers, all that is left with the Persaud family are the memories of their dad Danesh Persaud called “Vicky and Crink”. Persaud was brutally cut down in a pirate attack…

Father’s Day Musings of a young girl

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Francis Quamina Farrier “MY daddy is the greatest daddy in the whole wide world…My daddy is strong and he loves me very much…He does everything to make me happy, and so I love him very much, too…When my mommy was killed in the traffic crash, my daddy almost died…

‘Form cooperative societies’

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Scott urges retrenched sugar workers, says industry being resuscitated SUGAR workers who were not retained during the downsizing of the sugar industry, were urged to form cooperative societies as the ‘resuscitation’ of the industry takes its course. While it would be realistically difficult for workers to get back on track,…

Armed bandit fleeing on bicycle captured after robbing WCD business

Source: iNews Guyana An armed bandit was on Saturday captured after robbing a business located at Meten-Meer-Zorg, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD). According to information from the police, around 14:30h, the suspect, a 38-year-old male of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, entered the business premises and robbed the proprietress of a sum…

Gabriel strikes for West Indies after narrow lead

Source: Guyana Chronicle (ESPNCricinfo) – Sri Lanka’s quicks scythed through the West Indies lower order, and finished only 13 runs behind for the loss of one wicket by stumps. But it was what they did at the start of the day that loomed over this game. For two hours, they refused to take…

Warner to join St Lucia Stars

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE St Lucia Stars have announced that David Warner will join them for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He will replace fellow Australian, D’Arcy Short, who is no longer available for the tournament. He has been selected for Australia A’s tour of India which takes place in August…

Boyce/Jefford Classic IX lobbies government for support

Source: Guyana Chronicle A TEAM of officials from Jefford Track and Field Classic Committee met with the Honourable Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, to update him on plans for the 2018 annual athletics championships. The team comprised Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Colin Boyce and Edison Jefford, respectively, who outlined their plans for…

Guyana to open CBC women’s championship against Barbados today

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S senior national female basketball team will open their Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship campaign today in Suriname against Barbados. Ginelle Ifill will captain the side in Suriname, while Miriam McKenzie will serve as her deputy, on the team that also includes local star Jada Mohan, Annalisa Barclay, Saffiya Greene,…

Clean-up at Diamond well eruption underway

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has started the clean-up exercise at the residence at Fifth and Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where a resident had dug a well, resulting in an eruption of mud, water, methane gas and damage to several homes in the area. Link: Clean-up at

Rehab of Lethem trail begins

Source: Stabroek News Part of the underground drainage network (DPI photo) Part of the underground drainage network (DPI pic) Rehabilitation  works on the Lethem, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) road network have begun. Link: Rehab of Lethem trail begins

Tear gas explosion at Caracas club kills 17 people – minister

Source: Stabroek News CARACAS, (Reuters) – At least seventeen people died at a Caracas club early on Saturday morning when a person activated a tear gas grenade inside, Venezuela’s interior minister Nestor Reverol said. Link: Tear gas explosion at Caracas club kills 17 people – minister

Taxi plows into Russian crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW, (Reuters) – A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. Link: Taxi plows into Russian crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

Bandit in Grove supermarket robbery jailed for 7 years

Source: iNews Guyana One of the three bandits who were nabbed in the brazen robbery committed on a supermarket at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was sentenced to seven years in prison after he appeared in the Providence Magistrate’s Court. Ryan Bannister, 27, of Herstelling Seadam, East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty to charges…

GPF officers among 7 in custody after gun found

Source: iNews Guyana Two members of Guyana Police Force (GPF) along with five others have been detained after a .38 revolver with a spent shell in its chamber was found in very close proximity to them.   According to Police information, ranks of a mobile patrol operating in Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara, on…

David Warner joins St Lucia Stars in first Hero CPL

Source: iNews Guyana The St Lucia Stars have announced that David Warner will join them for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). According to CPLT20, Warner will replace fellow Australian, D’Arcy Short, who is no longer available for the tournament due to being selected for Australia A’s tour of India which takes…

Offshore medical schools no substitute to UG- VC

Source: iNews Guyana Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG) Dr Ivelaw Griffith said offshore medical schools operating here should not substitute UG’s medical school as they are a “far cry” from what is really needed in Guyana. “Many of those students come to us asking for a transfer, I say there…

President urges youths at Rotartact conference to care resources

Source: Guyana Times President David Granger charged the participants of the 26th annual Rotaract District 7030 Conference to take care of the resources during the opening ceremony at State House on Thursday evening. The Conference, which is being held under the theme, “El Dorado Undiscovered, Experience the Adventure” saw the assembling of beautiful…

Law students protest Annual Entrance Exam

Source: Guyana Times The Association of Caribbean Students for Equal Access to the Legal Profession (ACSEAL); the University of Guyana’s (UG) Law Society; and the University of Technology’s (UTech) Students’ Union, Jamaica; are yet again calling on the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE) to urgently address the concerns…

Exxon called in for technical assistance – CDC Head

Source: Guyana Times Natural gas explosion in Diamond – residents looking for compensation Key local agencies are currently monitoring the natural gas explosion at a residence in Diamond, East Bank Demerara, and have since enlisted the support of United States oil giant ExxonMobil as well as Massy Gas Products. Guyana Times understands that…

Sophia family terrorised

Source: Guyana Times – robbed by armed men posing as Police A family from B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, is now traumatised after gunmen, posing as Police ranks, broke into their home in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and terrorised them before carting off approximately $1 million in items. The robbery reportedly…

Parliament not functioning as it should – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times … Says inconsistent sittings impair scrutiny of Govt The parliamentary Opposition is decrying the infrequency of parliamentary sittings in Guyana, noting that in any functioning democracy, the National Assembly would meet more often in order to address matters of national importance. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made this observation during his…

Residents to make up 50% of work force for $57M city constituency projects

Source: Stabroek News Impending restoration projects, which are being spearheaded by various Georgetown constituency councillors at a total cost of over $57 million, are expected to see residents of the beneficiary communities make up 50% of the work force. Link: Residents to make up 50% of work force for M city constituency projects

NY murder accused loses challenge to extradition proceedings

Source: Stabroek News Justice Jo-Ann Barlow yesterday dismissed a challenge filed on behalf of fugitive murder accused Troy Thomas to the jurisdiction of the magistracy to hear the proceedings initiated to extradite him to the United States. Link: NY murder accused loses challenge to extradition proceedings

Bandit caught in Grove supermarket gets seven years

Source: Stabroek News Ryan Bannister, one of the three men caught red handed during an attempt to rob The Number One Supermarket at Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was yesterday sentenced to a total of seven years in jail after pleading guilty to armed robbery and weapons charges. Link: Bandit caught

EPA, other agencies probing suspected natural gas blowout at Diamond

Source: Stabroek News A suspected underground methane explosion, which plastered two Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara buildings with mud and left water gushing on Thursday afternoon, is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Link: EPA, other agencies probing suspected natural gas blowout at Diamond

Illegal well causes natural gas explosion

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Leroy Smith THE drilling of a well at Fourth Street, Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara over the last couple of days was responsible for a natural gas explosion which started late Thursday afternoon and continued on Friday. The explosion saw large quantities of mud and water spurting several…

Gov’t working to facilitate Guyanese retuning from Venezuela

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOVERNMENT on Friday said it is committed to facilitating returnees to its shores and ensuring that indigenous peoples enjoy their rights as enshrined in the country’s constitution, but cautioned that the matter is not straightforward. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said that there are several security, as well…

Wanted U.S. felon loses bid to block extradition

Source: Guyana Chronicle JUSTICE Jo-Ann Barlow on Friday morning dismissed the application of a U.S. fugitive who is fighting off moves by authorities here to extradite him to the United States to face a murder charge. Justice Barlow in her ruling also ordered costs for the state in the sum of $150,000, asserting…

Fire hits Hauraruni Complex

Source: Guyana Chronicle – leaves $Ms in damage THE Guyana Fire Service is currently investigating the nature of a fire that significantly damaged the Hauraruni Multi-Complex Building on Tuesday. The damage is estimated to be well over $12M. The Multi-Complex Building is owned and controlled by the Full Gospel Fellowship in the village…

Both accused guilty of ‘Skull City’murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 12-member mixed jury on Friday afternoon, after deliberating for several hours, found both accused guilty of the 2014 “Skull City” Patentia murder. Their verdict was unanimous and was announced by the foreman in the Demerara High Court before Justice Sandil Kissoon. The judge granted a request by defence attorney…

Announce the concessions given to MovieTowne – Giftland

Source: Kaieteur News Giftland’s chief, Roy Beepat MovieTowne’s head, Derek Chin The issue of concessions to foreign companies is again raising its head. In recent years, the debate has been raging, not only with the unlimited concessions, but also with the seeming lack of monitoring by the authorities to ensure there is no…

Oil prospects must not be held hostage – UN Advisor

Source: Kaieteur News By Kiana Wilburg The situation Guyana finds itself can be described as both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is exciting over the game-changing potential the oil discoveries bring to accelerate the country’s development agenda. It is nerve-wracking because there is much work to be done in what is an ever-shortening time-frame.…

Persaud, Sukhram set to defend Guyana Open titles November 3-4

Source: Guyana Chronicle 2017 champions Avinash Persaud and Christine Sukhram will defend their Guyana Open golf tournament title November 3-4 at the Lusignan golf course. According to the Lusignan Golf Club, 100 players are expected to compete for top honours at the two-day event. For the first time, the club is looking to…

Jamaican chief justice allows E-Networks to Broadcast FIFA World Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle (RELEASE) – Local cable provider E-Networks has secured rights to air the FIFA World Cup 2018 after Jamaican Chief Justice (CJ) B. Sykes yesterday ruled in its favour. The CJ issued an injunction against the St Lucian-based owners of regional sports broadcasting network (SportsMax), International Media Content Ltd for several…

Floodlights set to defend New York Independence Cup title

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) will be represented by two teams at the annual New York Independence Cup 2018. The tournament is set for June 29, 30 and July 1 and will be hosted by New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL). The teams are defending champions Floodlights Over-45, who…

GCB mourns Ronald Paul Mann passing

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE entire cricket fraternity has lost a true cricket stalwart in Ronald Paul Mann, popularly known as ‘Rocky’ Mann. Rocky served very proficiently as the Marketing Manager of the GCB during its halcyon days of the 1990s under the presidency of Chetram Singh. Those were the days when cricket was…

#WC2018: Ronaldo hat-trick as Portugal and Spain draw 3-3

Source: iNews Guyana SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic hat-trick against Spain on Friday, bringing Portugal level at 3-3 in the dying minutes of their Group B clash in Sochi. The Real Madrid forward opened his account with an early penalty before scoring again just before half-time. He completed his…

Nearly 2,000 children separated from adults at US border

Source: iNews Guyana (AFP) — Nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent six-week period, officials said Friday in the most comprehensive 2018 figures provided on family separations. Between April 19 and May 31, the 1,995 children were separated from…

Mason charged over theft of woman’s gold chain

Source: iNews Guyana A 20-year-old mason was on Friday arraigned before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a robbery charge. Seon Maynard of Alberttown Georgetown denied the charge after it was read to him. The court heard that on June 12, he stole from the person of Melissa…

Niece, her husband found guilty of murdering uncle in 2014

Source: iNews Guyana …sentencing deferred to June 26 Vishwantie Ragnauth and her reputed husband Nyron Thakurdyal who are accused of murdering, Ragnauth’s uncle, 39-year-old Sunil Ramsundar, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD) on Boxing night in 2014 have been found guilty of the murder at the High Court on Friday. The duo stood…

Cop charged with assaulting two women

Source: Stabroek News Police Corporal Rondell Gouveia today appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court 2 before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, charged with unlawful wounding, two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm, two counts of threatening language, damage to property, and disorderly behaviour committed on Candace Younge and Alisha Martin on June 5, 2018…

U.S. judge sends Trump’s former campaign chief Manafort to jail

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – A federal judge today sent President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to jail pending trial, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him last week with witness tampering. Link: U.S. judge sends Trump’s former campaign chief Manafort to jail

Op-Ed: Trials by Ambush

Source: iNews Guyana Below in an opinion piece done by Attorney-at-Law and former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP: The rule of law under the British legal system which we have inherited, recognizes the disparity between the state and the citizenry in the criminal justice process. A prosecutor,…

Eid-ul-Fitr messages 2018

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 I extend greetings to all Guyanese and especially to our Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a period during which Muslims perform acts of abstinence and prayer.  Eid-ul-Fitr reaffirms the values of perseverance and…

Lethem miner in custody over unlicenced gun

Source: iNews Guyana Charges are expected to be laid soon against a Karasabai, Lethem miner who was found with an unlicenced firearm in his possession on Thursday afternoon. INews understands that at about 14:55hrs, a party of police officers, acting on intelligence information, visited a Bartica business and a search was launched. During…

Miner busted with ganja, ecstasy to be charged

Source: iNews Guyana A 34-year-old miner is expected to be charged soon after he was found in possession of a quantity of cannabis and ecstasy following a search conducted on Thursday afternoon. Based on police information, at about 13:30hrs, ranks performing their duties in the vicinity of the Bartica Stelling observed the suspect-…

Trump pick for T&T says ISIS overshadows country

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Donald Trump’s pick as ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, has told a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that if confirmed he would seek help from federal agencies to reduce the rate of ISIS recruitment in T&T. Link: Trump pick for T&T says ISIS overshadows country

Jagdeo vows to fight against electoral rigging

Source: Guyana Times – warns coalition Govt of possible consequences Given the recent issues emanating from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) over the alleged ethnic imbalance of its workforce and its selective hiring process, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has vowed to fight against any form of election rigging. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Jagdeo…

Kurupukari – a possible site for deepwater port

Source: Guyana Times Even as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working along with the Government of Guyana to establish a deepwater port to foster improved business relations with Brazil, a reliable source at the Public Infrastructure Ministry has disclosed that Kurupukari village is one of the four possible locations to develop the…

Construction starts for Bonasika bauxite project

Source: Stabroek News First Bauxite Corporation (FBX) has begun construction of the Bonasika Bauxite Project under its subsidiary Guyana Industrial Minerals Inc.    Link: Construction starts for Bonasika bauxite project

PPP/C to fight any attempt to rig polls – Jagdeo

Source: Stabroek News Reiterating the PPP/C’s concerns that the APNU+AFC government plans to rig the 2020 general elections, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said his party would do everything in its power to thwart any such attempts. Link: PPP/C to fight any attempt to rig polls – Jagdeo

Accused gunman charged with shooting Charlestown wash bay operator

Source: Stabroek News Jermaine Josiah, the accused robber who allegedly shot Charlestown wash bay operator Leroy Robinson on Sunday, was yesterday faced with multiple charges, including discharging a loaded firearm. Link: Accused gunman charged with shooting Charlestown wash bay operator

UK remains a strategic partner to Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle – President Granger says at reception in honour of Queen’s 92nd birthday PRESIDENT David Granger has reaffirmed that the United Kingdom (UK) remains a strategic partner of Guyana and expressed his Government’s appreciation for its support for Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, debt relief and for the anticipated benefits under the UK…

Over 200 to be employed on Bonasika Project

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIRST Bauxite Corporation (FBX) has commenced construction of the Bonasika Bauxite Project under its subsidiary–Guyana Industrial Minerals Inc –the Department of Public Information (DPI) said Thursday. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, and junior Minister Simona Broomes, along with President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the First Bauxite Corporation,…

Trio in shootout with customs agents secure bail

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE men were on Thursday placed on bail when they appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges on a number of offences deemed to be in contravention of the Customs Act. They are 37-year-old Rovindra Ramdeo, a minibus driver of Section ‘D’ Non pareil, East Coast Demerara…

Vishnu obtained masters from training centre

Source: Guyana Chronicle VISHNU PERSAUD’s Masters in Elections Management is actually a combination of elections related training courses which he obtained from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and not an accredited university, well placed sources at the Guyana Elections Commission have revealed. “Well, to be honest, he did present to us…

‘Men of Purpose’ poetry show for Sunday night

Source: Guyana Chronicle – ‘Jazz & Poetry on a Stool’ aspiring to NGO status   HAVING gone through quite a few rough patches in life, Jaime Mayers says poetry is what kept him going and what gave him his sanity. With the aim of registering his Poetry group ‘Jazz and Poetry on a…

In the face of multibillion-dollar oil wealth… Guyana must improve its productivity, otherwise it will not transform – Ramson

Source: Kaieteur News Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson delivering his presentation last evening If the Government of Guyana fails to raise the country’s average level of productivity significantly, then the nation would not be able to experience “transformational” growth. This is regardless of the billions of dollars in oil money to come its way in…

Self-styled Bishop to stand trial for rape of church member

Source: Kaieteur News Charged: Joseph Persaud Joseph Persaud, a self-styled Bishop of a La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara church, was yesterday committed to stand trial in the High Court for rape, following the conclusion of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) conducted by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Yesterday, the…

Kirani James to compete at Aliann Pompey Invitational

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Troy Doris confirms his first showing in Guyana THE third edition of Guyana’s premier track and field meet, the Aliann Pompey Invitational, will be graced with the presence of Kirani James, the Grenadian 400 metres Olympic and World champion. The 25-year-old confirmed his participation recently. Set for the Leonora…

Gabriel, Roach wrap up Sri Lanka on day one

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel defied captain Dinesh Chandimal’s 11th Test hundred to hurt Sri Lanka with his third five-wicket haul in Tests, as West Indies dominated the opening day of the second Test here, yesterday. Chandimal struck a polished, unbeaten 119 as Sri Lanka, opting to bat first at…

Team Guyana load for Trinidad

Source: Guyana Chronicle TEAM Guyana, set to contest the second round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships in Trinidad, loaded their cars and bikes yesterday. The team will be led by 2017 defending group four 4WD champion Andrew King and his Mazda Rx7. In addition to King, Mark Vieira will fly…

Russian Embassy holds viewing for World Cup opener

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANESE joined the estimated one billion viewers worldwide for the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia but the Russian Embassy here was abuzz for its own reasons. The Embassy hosted a viewing party for government ministers and members of the Diplomatic Corps yesterday where, diplomatic relations between…

LTI remain unbeaten as Gilkes stars again

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Joe Chapman JAMAL Gilkes netted a game-high 39 points, leading the unbeaten Linden Technical Institute (LTI) to another win in the Linden Amateur Basketball Association’s Youth Basketball Guyana/Powerade Regional U-19 Basketball Championship LTI’s 107-24 win came against Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School on Wednesday, as Mackenzie High and Wisburg Secondary also…

Pastor to stand trial for rape

Source: Stabroek News Joseph Persaud, the pastor who was charged earlier this year with the rape of a church member, was today committed to stand trial. Link: Pastor to stand trial for rape

New US40-50M Bonasika Bauxite Project touts employment for over 200

Source: iNews Guyana First Bauxite Corporation (FBX) has commenced construction of the Bonasika Bauxite Project under its subsidiary Guyana Industrial Minerals Inc. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman and junior Minister Simona Broomes along with President and CEO of the First Bauxite Corporation Alan Roughead announced the project’s start on Thursday at the…

Letter: State sponsored Human trafficking in Guyana?

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, Guyana, and, in particular successive People’s Progressive Party / Civic (PPP/C) Administrations, has always had a friendly, open and liberal immigration policy. With a small population and limited skills base, PPP/C was open to new skills and investments coming to Guyana. There has never been any quota system,…

New York sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct

Source: Stabroek News NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – New York’s attorney general today sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his namesake foundation, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the nonprofit including support for Trump’s 2016 campaign. Link: New York sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct

Venezuela to suspend oil delivery to some C’bean countries

Source: iNews Guyana CARACAS, Venezuela (CMC) — Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has announced plans to suspend petroleum deliveries to some Caribbean countries under its Petrocaribe agreement. A report from the South American country’s Oil Ministry said the move comes as a result of falling crude production…

Decomposed body found in abandoned house in Berbice

Source: iNews Guyana The body of a man, Leroy Husbands was found in an advanced state of decomposition on Wednesday in an abandoned house at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He was found in the living room of the house lying face down. Reports are that on Tuesday, residents in the area reported a…

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

Source: iNews Guyana LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said today. “A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone,” Greg Risling, a spokesman at…

“Everything was above board” – Chin

Source: Guyana Times MovieTowne land sale …PSC calls for overhaul of valuation system After much controversy and criminal charges against two former Government officials in relation to the sale of a plot of land to MovieTowne Guyana, businessman, Derek Chin said he was informed that the transaction was above board, adding that the…

Top-ranked applicant breaks silence

Source: Guyana Times Employment discrimination …defends distinguished career, will not retaliate By Michael Younge The top-ranked candidate who has been overlooked and passed up by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for appointment as its next Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO), Vishnu Persaud has broken his silence following the revelations and concerns raised by…

AFC Councillor jailed for 18 months

Source: Guyana Times Embattled Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor, Abel Seetaram, who was last month found guilty of feloniously wounding his cousin following a drinking spree, was on Wednesday jailed for 18 months. Embattled AFC Councillor Abel Seetaram (left) leaving court after being sentenced on Wednesday The 36-year-old of Lot 121 B Woodley…

Police nabbed bandits during supermarket robbery

Source: Guyana Times …gun, ammo found Three bandits who were in the process of robbing a supermarket at Grove, East Bank of Demerara (EBD) on Wednesday, were nabbed following swift actions by Police. Reports are the three men – one of whom was armed with a handgun – stealthily entered the “Number One…

Ali calls for Guyoil to reduce fuel prices

Source: Guyana Times – says this would not have occurred had Amaila Hydro been in place In presenting several arguments as to why the Government should move swiftly to reduce the Excise Tax on petroleum products, thereby creating a reduction in the price for fuel at the pumps, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP)…

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