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October 17, 2017

Guyana

Letter: Some car dealers have a part to play in the road carnage

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, The recent No.59 road fatalities are horrifying in the latest of senseless deaths. I would appreciate from the Authorities some answers on the following; Daily we see unsafe roads, lack of signage, lighting in dangerous areas etc. What is being being done to address these and protect the…

Jury empanelled for 2013 Port Kaituma murder trial

Source: iNews Guyana   A 12-member jury was empanelled before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday to hear the trial of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara resident Michael Britton, who is accused of murdering miner Refford Williams at 10 Miles Backdam, Port Kaituma, in the North-West District. Murder accused:…

Man remanded for ganja trafficking

Source: iNews Guyana A pleading father of one was remanded to prison for allegedly trafficking narcotics after Magistrate Leron Daly refused him bail. Delon Andrews was cut short by the Magistrate and escorted out of the courtroom by court officers as he pleaded for release by bail. He denied the charge which stated…

Govt, GPSU commence talks for 2017 salary increases

Source: iNews Guyana The Government of Guyana and the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), yesterday (Monday), met to advance discussions on the proposed salary increases for public servants for 2017, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency stated. President of the GPSU, Patrick Yarde. The Government’s side, which was led by Head…

“Transparency is critical” to Exxon operations

Source: Guyana Times …Director says as oil company builds base in Guyana ExxonMobil believes that the Extractive Transparency Initiative (EITI) would alleviate the suspicions that currently exist among Guyanese about its operations. Exxon’s Public and Government Affairs Director, Kimberly Brasington, believes that transparency is “critical” as the company builds a base here in…

Sophia squatters picket CH&PA, demand alternative housing

Source: Guyana Times Scores of Sophia, Greater Georgetown squatters who were affected by the recent demolition exercise executed by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Monday, picketed the Housing Ministry calling for more time before their forced removal and more importantly, alternative housing arrangements. A Sophia squatter carried this placard during…

Former skipper Taylor back to strengthen Zimbabwe team

Source: Stabroek News Brendan Taylor   BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, (Reuters) – Former captain Brendan Taylor and bowler Kyle Jarvis were both included in the Zimbabwe test squad for the first time after lengthy absences when a 16-man party was named on Tuesday for the two-test series at home to the West Indies. Link: Former

STEM Guyana to design teaching apps for schools

Source: Guyana Times Following the success of the Guyanese delegation during the country’s inaugural participation at the Robotics Challenge in Washington, DC, the Education Ministry on Monday entered into a collaboration with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana which will see the designing of mobile and computer applications to be used as…

Is Government serious about fighting corruption?

Source: Guyana Times Dear Editor, The Honourable Attorney General, Basil Williams, and his surrogates seem to be staring at the sky, while the pretence that ‘all is well’ continues. Truly, “anti-corruption is everybody’s business”, as stated by Williams, at an Anti-Corruption Sensitisation Seminar at the Anna Regina Multilateral School Auditorium, Cotton Field Village,…

GAWU slams GuySuCo plan to lay off 2,500 by yearend

Source: Stabroek News With GuySuCo retrenching 2,500 more workers by the end of the year, the main sugar union GAWU has again appealed for it to rethink the closure of estates. Link: GAWU slams GuySuCo plan to lay off 2,500 by yearend

City unveils steep rise in compliance fee

Source: Stabroek News Effective January 1, 2018 property owners applying to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for a certificate of compliance will have to pay an increased fee. Link: City unveils steep rise in compliance fee

Sophia squatters, CH&PA reach compromise after illegal structures torn down

Source: Stabroek News Squatters from ‘A’ Field, Sophia and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) yesterday reached a compromise following last week’s tearing down of a number of illegal structures by the CH&PA. Link: Sophia squatters, CH&PA reach compromise after illegal structures torn down

Republic Bank robbery accused released on bail

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE remaining four men who were allegedly implicated in the failed armed robbery committed on Republic Bank’s Water Street Branch in July this year, were on Monday released on $500,000 bail each. Police Constable, Anfernee Blackman, 21, of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown; former Republic Bank employee, Shawn Grimmond of…

Bartica girls the first to be immunised

Source: Guyana Chronicle –as gov’t launches groundbreaking national HPV vaccination programme   THE National HPV Vaccination Programme was launched in Bartica, with Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings immunizing the first child as the Ministry joins its global partners in safeguarding this generation of girls from developing cervical cancer…

Food is it; not bauxite or gold

Source: Guyana Chronicle –President tells Lindeners as Guyana celebrates World Food Day   PRESIDENT Granger told Lindeners on Monday it’s about time they get with the programme and get involved in agricultural production in a big way. “We have to invest in agricultural production. Every day you have to eat food; you can’t…

IMF forcasts 3.6% economic growth for Guyana

Source: Guyana Chronicle –based on projected performance of gold, budding oil sector GUYANA has been on the positive side of economic growth over the past three years, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a further 3.6 per cent growth of the economy in 2018. The country was among the few which…

Corentyne man given life imprisonment for raping toddler

Source: Kaieteur News A resident of Number 60 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the offence of rape committed on a three-year-old child. The man, Youganan Ramnarine, 22, a labourer appeared before Justice Jo Ann Barlow and a mixed jury in the Berbice…

Guyana NRA hailed for successful hosting of WIFBSC Championships

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) was on Sunday evening hailed for its successful hosting of the West Indies FullBore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) championships and the 150th Anniversary shoot. The commendations were in no mean order as the body held their presentation dinner at the Ramada Hotel. “I think that…

South American 10K Classic officially launched

Source: Guyana Chronicle HOPING to attract as many high level athletes as possible, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be looking to assist athletes with their airfare as they look to raise the standard of the Guyana leg of the annual South American 10K Classic Road Race, which was officially launched yesterday…

T&T now CFU No.3 behind Haiti, Jamaica

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday have propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release yesterday of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body. The Soca Warriors earned a significant jump…

GPSU rejects govt’s 2017 offer

Source: Stabroek News The GPSU on the left and the government.(Ministry of the Presidency photo) The GPSU has rejected the government’s wage increase offer for 2017. Link: GPSU rejects govt’s 2017 offer

Cambio dealer robbed at gunpoint in front of his home

Source: iNews Guyana A 51-year-old cambio dealer was reportedly ambushed by two males on Sunday evening in front of his Meadow Bank, Georgetown home and was robbed of $450,000 in cash and a gold chain. According to police, Trevor Benn of Meadow Bank, Georgetown arrived home around 18:00hrs on the day in question…

Prison Officer remanded for alleged assault of Cop

Source: iNews Guyana A 40-year-old officer attached to the Guyana Prison Service was earlier today (Monday) remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on an assault charge. REMANDED: George Soloman George Solomon of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which…

‘Obamacare is dead’ — Trump

Source: iNews Guyana (AFP) President Donald Trump declared Monday that his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature reform and expansion of the US health insurance system is defunct, after he cut subsidies to insurers. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” he told reporters. “It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. It…

Letter: Anti-corruption mechanisms need to be implemented

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, The Honourable Attorney General, Basil Williams, and his surrogates seem to be staring at the sky, while the pretense that ‘all is well’ continues. Truly, “anti-corruption is everybody’s business”, as stated by Williams, at an Anti-Corruption Sensitisation Seminar at the Anna Regina Multilateral School Auditorium, Cotton Field Village,…

17-year-old mechanic killed in accident

Source: iNews Guyana A 17-year-old mechanic is now dead after a motor car struck him around 20:40h on Saturday while he was attempting to cross Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Police investigations, so far, have revealed that motor car PRR 7624 was proceeding east along Mandela Avenue when pedestrian Jhamallie Miles was attempting to cross…

Guyana’s inflation would continue to rise in 2018- IMF

Source: iNews Guyana By Jarryl Bryan The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting Guyana’s inflation would continue to rise in 2018. This is a dangerous development, even as the country struggles to shake off the effects of a slowdown in the economy. According to the IMF in its Regional Economic Outlook Update on…

UPDATE: Child among 5 killed in Corentyne smash-up

Source: iNews Guyana An accident on the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday has left a mother, her two sons, her secretary and a friend dead. Dead are Sabita Manglani, 42; Emmanuel Manglani, 18; Ethan Ramjit, 5; Reshma Seeram and Dhanpaul Kishandayal, called Navin. The mid-afternoon accident also left lorry…

EYEWITNESS: Boning up…

Source: iNews Guyana …on oil US Ambassador Perry Halloway offered an excellent bit of advice to those Guyanese commenting on our incipient “Oil Industry”: just “bone up” on it before mouthing off. Of course, being a diplomat (a career one at that, and not one of those “political appointees”) he didn’t put it…

Mother, sons among 5 killed in horrific Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Times An accident on the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday has left a mother, her two sons, her secretary and a friend dead. Dead are Sabita Manglani, 42; Emmanuel Manglani, 18; Ethan Ramjit, 5; Reshma Seeram and Dhanpaul Kishandayal, called Navin. The mid-afternoon accident also left lorry…

IMF projects continued rise of inflation in Guyana

Source: Guyana Times Regional economic outlook By Jarryl Bryan The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting Guyana’s inflation would continue to rise in 2018. This is a dangerous development, even as the country struggles to shake off the effects of a slowdown in the economy. According to the IMF in its Regional Economic…

Son killed, father hospitalised

Source: Guyana Times …as cutlass-wielding drug addict launches attack Thirty-two-year-old Harrynarine Ramnawaj of Lot 8 Estate Road, Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara is now dead, and his father, 59-year-old Chandrapaul Ramnawaj of the same address, has been hospitalised after a known drug addict unleashed fury on them with a cutlass because they…

Teen mechanic killed in Mandela Avenue accident

Source: Guyana Times A 17-year-old mechanic is now dead after a motor car struck him around 20:40h on Saturday while he was attempting to cross Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Police investigations, so far, have revealed that motor car PRR 7624 was proceeding east along Mandela Avenue when pedestrian Jhamallie Miles was Accident victim: 17-year-old…

Five die in Corentyne crash

Source: Stabroek News Five persons – including a mother and two of her children – were killed yesterday in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne. Link: Five die in Corentyne crash

Man chopped to death at Cane Grove in land row

Source: Stabroek News A confrontation over the use of land at Cane Grove Backdam, Mahaica, turned deadly yesterday when a father and son were attacked and chopped. Link: Man chopped to death at Cane Grove in land row

Absence of Chairperson affecting Gecom’s work -Lowenfield

Source: Stabroek News The absence of a Chairperson is undoubtedly affecting the operations of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), according to Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield. Link: Absence of Chairperson affecting Gecom’s work -Lowenfield

Pothole leads to 5 deaths on Berbice road

Source: Kaieteur News A New-York based man and his four passengers were killed on the spot at around 14:30 hrs yesterday, after their vehicle landed in a pothole, and careened into the path of an approaching, paddy-laden truck. The gruesome accident, which left mangled bodies strewn on the roadside, occurred as the victims…

Collusion charges recommended for Rasul, Gold Board top staffers

Source: Kaieteur News Charges of collusion have been recommended for three senior staffers of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) as well as embattled dealer, Saddiqui ‘Bobby’ Rasul. The recommendations were made recently and have led to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) studying the findings of the police Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).…

Driver chopped to death, father’s fingers hacked off

Source: Kaieteur News in brawl over banana plants A driver was brutally murdered while his father is in a critical condition after a man went berserk, chopping them during an argument over some banana plants at Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara yesterday. Dead is Harrinarine Ramawaj, 31, a driver of Estate Road, Cane…

No Bra Day ketch nuff men napping

Source: Kaieteur News Friday was a nice day fuh nuff men. Was a serious day but was still a nice day. A local telephone company decide that de day was No Bra Day. That mean that was a day when some women decide that women wouldn’t wear bra. Now dem boys know that…

Guyana gets zero Corporation tax from oil operators

Source: Kaieteur News – Ram makes urgent call for review of petroleum contracts/agreements Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Chris Ram is calling for the Government to review the use of Production Sharing Agreements as it inhibits the nation from collecting corporation tax from oil operators. A corporate tax, also called…

Five dead

Source: Guyana Chronicle — including mother and sons in deadly Corentyne smash-up FIVE persons died on the spot on Sunday in what has been described as one of the worst accidents in recent times on the Corentyne Coast. The tragedy occurred after a driver reportedly lost control of his motor car and slammed…

President lights symbolic diya

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as Guyana prepares to observe Diwali PRESIDENT David Granger said as Guyana strives for national unity and social cohesion, there are many important lessons to be learnt from Diwali, an important national Hindu festival, which symbolises love and togetherness. “I do believe that there are lots of lessons that…

Collusion with serious criminality

Source: Guyana Chronicle IF there is any criminal act committed in any jurisdiction which evinces great anger and opprobrium from citizens, it is the one that surrounds the theft of state finances and other related assets. That such a reaction is expected, is because the persons involved are persons who are entrusted as…

Coalition is not responsible

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, HUMANENESS demands that we empathise with our fellow humans, particularly when it is about the family and its daily existence. A breadwinner, male or female, who is not working, his/her pleadings for assistance is going to resonate with many who may be listening. And so it was last…

The oil beast is a dangerous monster

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, THE future is rosy and bright for Guyana. Oil has been found. So great are its quantities that Guyana can now be branded as an intended oil-producing country in the not-too- distant future. Wonderful indeed, for finally the saying which has always been a part of our socio-economic…

ECD man chopped to death, father injured in confrontation

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating an alleged Murder committed on Harrinarine Ramawaj, 31, a driver, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) which occurred about 13:00hrs on Sunday at the said address. Initial investigations, by the Police, revealed that the Ramawaj and his father, Chanderpaul Ramawaj, 59, went to their…

Brathwaithe spurs Guyana to WIFBSC Short range title

Source: Guyana Chronicle ….England win overall team shoot DESPITE being beaten by both England and Ireland yesterday, Guyana still emerged victorious in the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council’s short range championship. Held at the Timheri Rifle Ranges, the locals were right up there with their European counterparts at the 300, 500 and 600…

Essequibo crowned GCB Franchise League three-day champions

Source: Guyana Chronicle …- Coach Hyles hails team performance, Sanasie says Essequibo have silenced the critics   ESSEQUIBO rode on an excellent all-round effort throughout to win the second edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Franchise League three-day tournament, which concluded yesterday. The achievement landed Essequibo their maiden title. The League, which…

John wins l Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN form team Coco’s Jamal John returned three hours 13 minutes, 6 seconds in winning the 6th Annual Kadir Mohamed 80-mile cycle road race yesterday which was staged along the Georgetown, East Bank and Linden Highway. The Flying Stars Cycle Club organized event wheeled off from Homestretch Avenue and proceeded…

‘Boodoostig ’confirmed for Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’

Source: Guyana Chronicle TRINIDAD and Tobago driving sensation, Kristian ‘Boodoostig’ Boodoosingh has been confirmed as one of the overseas competitors for the Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’ billed for this weekend. Boodoosingh, the 2015 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships’ Group Four runner-up, will make his second appearance at the Georgetown Grand Prix, after competing…

Child among 5 killed in Corentyne smash-up

Source: iNews Guyana Five persons- including a child- were on Sunday afternoon killed following a head-on collision on the Number 59 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice. The head-on collision resulted in the death of 5 persons while the driver of the lorry is said to be in a serious condition (Nafeeza Yahya image) According…

BREAKING NEWS: Pothole leads to five dead on Berbice Road

Source: Kaieteur News An afternoon drive for a family of five came to a tragic end at around 14.30 hrs today, after their vehicle, which had driven into a pothole, slammed into a truck at Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne, East Berbice. Dhanpaul Kishandayal Sabita Managlani, Emanuel Managlani and Ethan Ramjeet Reshma…

Pope canonises first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Source: Stabroek News Pope Francis VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World. Link: Pope canonises first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Five die in Corentyne accident

Source: Stabroek News The accident scene   Five persons, including a child, were killed today in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice. Link: Five die in Corentyne accident

PPP/C worried Speaker will bury motion to reduce VAT

Source: iNews Guyana The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is worried that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, will subvert a motion by the political Opposition, to among other things, reduce the rate of the Value Added Tax from 14 to 12 per cent. Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira The warning…

Former DSG to challenge dismissal in court

Source: iNews Guyana …says all her cases had to go through AG Former Deputy Solicitor (DSG) General Prithima Kissoon has hit back at Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams, over claims that she neglected to provide him with her submissions prior to representing the state. According to the lawyer, all her cases in fact…

T&T man killed over gold chain

Source: Stabroek News Deryck “Chicken” Hinds (Trinidad Express) Deryck “Chicken” Hinds was shot and killed near Medine Street, San Fernando on Friday night. Link: T&T man killed over gold chain

Residents in despair over uncertain future

Source: Guyana Times Enmore Estate closure By Shemuel Fanfair At year end, 2300 factory, field and cane workers currently employed at the East Demerara Estate (Enmore), along with their family members, will face an uncertain future with the impending closure of the entity. During the course of last week, Guyana Times met with…

Opposition brings motion to reduce VAT to 12%

Source: Guyana Times …but Teixeira fears Speaker will bury PPP proposal The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is worried that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, will subvert a motion by the political Opposition, to among other things, reduce the rate of the Value Added Tax from 14 to 12 per…

All case submissions first sent to AG for vetting – Kissoon

Source: Guyana Times AG vs former DSG … to challenge dismissal in court Former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon has hit back at Attorney General Basil Williams’s claims that she was incompetent at preparing cases. According to the lawyer, all her cases in fact had to go through the senior counsel himself. Kissoon,…

Corentyne residents benefit from NEW GPC medical outreach

Source: Guyana Times …promotions on cancer awareness bearing fruit – GRPA Berbicians are being urged to reduce their salt intake. This is one of the recommendations of Endocrinologist Dr Yaquelin Gonalea Ricardo, who during a NEW GPC medial outreach in Berbice, Region Six, found that a lot of persons in the area are…

Guyana secures Long Range title

Source: Stabroek News Team Guyana secured the Milex/Crown Mining Cup Long Range Team Title when the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championship continued yesterday at the Timehri Rifle Ranges. Link: Guyana secures Long Range title

Chanderpaul, spinners carry E’bo closer to maiden C/ship

Source: Stabroek News A well-crafted century from veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul followed by a meticulous bowling effort from the Essequibo’s spinners, carried the Cinderella County side within reach of their first major title when stumps was called on day two of their final round clash against West Demerara at Tuschen, yesterday. Link: Chanderpaul, spinners

Jacobs slices through SL to set up innings triumph

Source: Stabroek News FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica,  CMC – Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs snatched a six-wicket haul to propel West Indies A to a crushing innings and 13-run victory over Sri Lanka A, on the final day of the opening four-day “Test” here  yesterday. Link: Jacobs slices through SL to set up innings triumph

Does competition exist in local industries?

Source: Stabroek News Competitiveness in industries Last week’s article identified some of the characteristics of competition and the role that it plays in making an economy better.  Link: Does competition exist in local industries?

Queen’s Atlantic land holdings bigger than reported

Source: Kaieteur News advertises stateland to be mortgaged A notice last week in the Official Gazette has raised questions about exactly how many plots of Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop land Queens Atlantic Investments Inc. (QAII) benefitted from. According to the October 7 Notice of Debenture published in the Official Gazette of Guyana, a…

Baby boy and girl 12 sodomised

Source: Kaieteur News -girl’s step-dad, mother, relative in custody, The Childcare and Protection Agency and police are probing two separate cases of sexual abuse, in which a 12-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy were sodomised by close relatives. The attacks on the victims were so severe that both had to undergo medical treatment.…

QC sets the tone ahead of Diwali

Source: Guyana Chronicle –with annual Rangoli competition   QUEEN’S College (QC) held its third annual rangoli competition on Saturday in observance of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The competition was organised by the school’s Hindu Society and featured students of the college either representing their houses or their friends’ groups, as they…

Be more competitive

Source: Guyana Chronicle …CDB representative urges Guyana Government GRADUATING from a middle-income developing country to a high-income country will present the risk of Guyana moving from being able to access concessional financing to the access of commercial loans, so stakeholders were urged to improve competitiveness.As a low-income and then middle-income country, Guyana has…

U.S. envoy advises… Bone up on the subject first

Source: Guyana Chronicle –before making misleading statements about emerging oil, gas sector U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Mr Perry Holloway, is urging Guyanese to become “oil smart” before making inaccurate statements about the emerging oil and gas sector here. During a recent interview with the Guyana Chronicle, the U.S. envoy said he has observed…

Learning the meaning of ‘fight’

Source: Guyana Chronicle A breast cancer survivor’s story By Gibron Rahim WE may not often consider the words ‘survival’ and ‘fight’ or what they mean to each of us. Yet, even as we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are women among us who have had those words foremost in their minds as…

Guyana wraps up participation at UCI World Masters Championships

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’s two-man team consisting of 1980 and 1984 Olympics representative, James ‘Joelyn’ Joseph and Aubrey Gordon, competed at the 2017 UCI World Masters Championships in Carson, California over the past week, at the VELO Sports Center. The Guyana team participated in the 20 laps scratch race. The race was won…

Dr Norton ‘overwhelmed’ but optimistic of a drastic change

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dr George Norton, the Minister of Social Cohesion, had long been known as a fervent sportsman. In fact, he served as Vice President of the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG), is a usual sponsor of athletes representing Guyana, especially those from the hinterland regions, a swimmer and football player; all…

Guyana cop Milex/Crown Mining Long Range Trophy

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Calvert takes Guyana NRA 150th Shoot GUYANA copped the 2017 Milex/Crown Mining Long range title by outclassing the competition at the Timheri Rifle Ranges yesterday. The team amassed 712 points and 31 V Bulls to take the top accolade with Captain Mahendra Persaud marking 95 with 5 V’s as…

Internet week

Source: Stabroek News The Caribbean Telecommunications Union on Friday hosted a “Youth in ICT Day” to bring the curtains down on five days of Tech Talks for Internet Week Guyana. Link: Internet week

Prithima Kissoon rejects allegations by AG’s Chambers

Source: Stabroek News Former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon this evening issued a rebuttal to allegations levelled against her yesterday by the Attorney General’s Chambers. Link: Prithima Kissoon rejects allegations by AG’s Chambers

Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean today  and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. Link: Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

Gov’t serves notice of intent to acquire lands for new bridge

Source: Stabroek News The meeting the ministry held last week with residents (MPI photo) Notice has been served by the government of its intention to acquire private land to facilitate the new Demerara Harbour Bridge. Link: Gov’t serves notice of intent to acquire lands for new bridge

5000 ganja plants destroyed at Yarakabra- Police

Source: iNews Guyana Ranks from the Guyana Police Force Narcotics Branch conducted an eradication exercise on Friday between 03:00 hrs and 16:30hrs at Yarakabra on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. According to the Police in a release, they destroyed over 5000 marijuana plants from four acres, the plants ranged from 4 to 6 feet in…

Former Public Health PS taking Govt to court over dismissal

Source: iNews Guyana …seeking $36M in damages The dismissal of a public servant by the coalition Government has provoked legal action, with a former Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Health Ministry mounting a legal challenge against the state more than two years after he was dismissed. Former PS, Leslie Cadogan Through his…

EYEWITNESS: The plot thickens…

Source: iNews Guyana …on elections rigging It looks like folks are finally listening to your (barefoot) Eyewitness crying in the wilderness (so it seemed!) about the ground being laid for first delaying, and then rigging if necessary, the scheduled 2020 general elections. As he’d explained, the two-year delay – like the one from…

AG Chambers defends decision to target, fire DSG

Source: iNews Guyana The Legal Affairs Ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers has defended its decision to fire the Deputy Solicitor General (DSG), Prithima Kissoon, and claims she mishandled a number of key Government cases, including a case related to Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. Attorney General Basil Williams SC, and Deputy Solicitor General…

Corentyne collision leaves students critical, others injured

Source: iNews Guyana At least eleven persons have been transferred from the Port Mourant Public Hospital to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after two cars collided during the school rush hour on the Corentyne highway on Friday. Injured are Vernon Pestana, 16; Jamal Kingston, 17; Shake Luke, 21; Delray Watts, 30; Alliana Ibrahim,…

​Youths urged to protect themselves from Internet negatives

Source: iNews Guyana Michelle Garcia, Communications Specialists, Caribbean Telecommunications Union The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) on Friday hosted a “Youth in ICT Day” to bring the curtain down on an enlightening five days of Tech Talks for Internet Week Guyana. Secondary and tertiary level youths joined others from community ICT hubs near and…

Gaming sector can afford taxes, exploiting workers -T&T AG

Source: Stabroek News Farris Al-Rawi (Trinidad Guardian) The gaming community is wealthy enough to afford tax measures since one casino rented a location for $450,000 monthly and kept it empty for “umpteen years” just to block competition, says Attorney General Faris Al- Rawi. Link: Gaming sector can afford taxes, exploiting workers -T&T AG

AG chambers admit Deputy Solicitor was targeted

Source: Guyana Times The Legal Affairs Ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers has defended its decision to fire the Deputy Solicitor, Prithima Kissoon, and claims she mishandled a number of key Government cases, including a case related to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. Former Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon She was the subject of a…

Students critical following Corentyne smash-up

Source: Guyana Times At least eleven persons have been transferred from the Port Mourant Public Hospital to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after two cars slammed head-on during the school rush hour on the Corentyne highway on Friday. Injured are Vernon Pestana, 16; Jamal Kingston, 17; Shake Luke, 21; Delray Watts, 30; Alliana…

Govt to set up CDC warehouses countrywide

Source: Guyana Times …as first response to natural disaster Following widespread natural disasters that hit the Caribbean and the massive flooding which took Guyana’s interior regions by surprise just months ago, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has indicated that Government has moved to establish disaster relief warehouses in each of the 10 administrative…

City Hall wins case against ‘Dread Shop’

Source: Guyana Times …K&VC Food Shop, Lance Photo Studio to be dismantled Over one year ago, City Hall dismantled the popular ‘Dread Shop’ at the Stabroek Market area near the Route 42 minibus park, resulting in the owner, Anthony Forde, filing legal action. Town Clerk Royston King has now said that the Court…

Hockey teams eye 2018 World Cup spots

Source: Stabroek News By Noelle Smith With the Indoor Pan American Cup hockey tournament set to bully off on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports hall, Canada’s national hockey teams plan not only to defend the titles they won in 2014 in Uruguay but also to secure spots for the 2018 World Cup…

Suspect admits to killing D’Urban St businessman

Source: Stabroek News A suspect was held yesterday for the murder of businessman Godfrey Scipio, who was fatally shot during a robbery at Kitty on Thursday, and reportedly admitted to the crime, police say. Link: Suspect admits to killing D’Urban St businessman

GuySuCo to slash workforce by 7,000

Source: Kaieteur News – Rose Hall, Enmore closures confirmed for year-end – workers offered harvesting, cultivation, transportation contracts Cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is already letting go of staffers from two estates that it will close before the year is out. Amidst worry by sugar workers, GuySuCo officials yesterday confirmed that GuySuCo officials:…

Ex-con confesses to killing ‘Sagga’ with borrowed gun

Source: Kaieteur News – after seeing victim’s jewellery A 26-year-old ex-convict has confessed to robbing and killing businessman Godfrey Scipio on Thursday night, with a gun he borrowed from an associate. Dead: Godfrey Scipio The suspect, who was reportedly released from prison just a few months ago, had seen the 58-year-old Scipio, called…

Positive outlook

Source: Guyana Chronicle — GuySuCo projected to be ‘cash positive’ in 2020 FOR the next two years, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) would require financial support to stay afloat, but by 2020 the corporation is expected to be ‘cash positive’ with no need for Government’s intervention, according to GuySuCo Finance Director and Deputy…

Redundant GuySuCo workers will not be abandoned

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has established an ‘Alternative Livelihoods Programme’ to cushion the impact of the downsizing of its workforce which is expected to be around 6,000 by 2020. The sugar industry currently has a workforce of 16,000 people, but this number will be significantly reduced as the corporation…

Counselling for family of murdered Berbice teen

Source: Guyana Chronicle FAMILY members of murdered 13-year–old Leonard Archibald will soon receive counselling, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Friday. Senior psychologist attached to the ministry’s Mental Health Unit, Balagun Osunbiyi, said the counselling package has a number of measures including psycho-social and problem-solving skills, coping and refusal to yield…

Guyana to benefit from US$40M CDB grant

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) poverty-fighting flagship programme, the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), has unveiled an ambitious plan for its ninth cycle and Guyana is one of several nations to benefit. The bank has negotiated more funds for the BNTF, taken steps to improve the programme’s efficiency and effectiveness,…

Middle-aged man dies from burns

Source: Guyana Chronicle A MIDDLE AGED man who received severe burns about the body when his Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice house was destroyed by fire Wednesday night died on Thursday. Jaikarran Sahadeo, 52, of Lot 101, Section D, Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice, succumbed while receiving medical treatment at the Georgetown Public…

Windies A in control of Four-day match

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – Skipper Dhananjaya De Silva struck his 11th first class hundred but West Indies A still manage to restrict Sri Lanka A on the penultimate day of the first four-day ‘Test’ in Jamaica yesterday. The 26-year-old, who boasts two Test hundreds in 10 matches, struck 104 as the visitors…

Caribbean boxing officials gather for ‘critical’ meeting today

Source: Guyana Chronicle … AIBA turmoil to be topical discussion CARIBBEAN boxing representatives will gather today at the National Resource Centre in Georgetown, for what president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle is calling a ‘critical’ meeting, especially with the sport’s global body, International Boxing Association (AIBA) in chaos. “The meeting…

GBA’s National Intermediate Championships set for month-end

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Boxing Association will stage its annual National Intermediate Championships from October 27 to 29 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. According to information received to date, 10 boxing gyms from around the country have already registered for the championships and every night about 12 fights will be staged.…

Cricket match at Crabwood Creek tomorrow

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR the third year running, Florida-Guyana Hope, a non-profit organisation based in Florida USA, will collaborate with Regal Stationery and Computer Centre for a series of charity events throughout Guyana and a feature cricket match at Crabwood Creek. The group, which comprises Guyanese that are now living in Florida, got…

Repeat offender in custody over robbery attack on pump attendant

Source: iNews Guyana A repeat robbery-under-arms offender has been taken into police custody in connection with a robbery attack on a pump attendant at Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Thursday evening. This was confirmed by Police Public Relations Officer (ag), Shivpersaud Bacchus via a telephone conversation with INews earlier today. According to…

IMF projecting 2.4% growth for some Caribbean countries

Source: iNews Guyana (CMC) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said economic prospects for the Caribbean are generally improving and that growth in the tourism dependent economies in 2017-18 is projected to be 2.4 per cent, up from 2.1 per cent last year. In a report titled “Latin America and the Caribbean…

Suspect in custody for robbery/murder of city businessman

Source: iNews Guyana A male suspect, in his late twenties, has been apprehended in connection with the robbery and murder of a popular Durban Street, Georgetown proprietor on Thursday evening in Kitty, Georgetown. Dead: Godfrey Scipio 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio, aka “Saga” was shot once just after being attacked and robbed by a lone…

LETTER: GRA responds to inaccuracies on Corporate Tax

Source: iNews Guyana Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would like to respond to a letter published in the local press under the title “The reason why Guyana needs Tax Reform”, which was submitted by Mr Sase Singh; and to correct several inaccuracies mentioned in the letter on the rate of Corporation…

Sexagenarian charged with stealing motor van, gold chain

Source: iNews Guyana A businessman was on Friday morning charged with stealing a motor van and a gold chain when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Leslie Chand 66-year-old, Leslie Chand of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied that he stole same when the charges were read to him by the Magistrate Leron Daly.…

ICC gives green light to test championship, ODI league

Source: Stabroek News Dave Richardson   WELLINGTON,  (Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light to a test championship and one-day international league, while countries are also welcome to experiment with four-day tests, the world governing body said on Friday. Link: ICC gives green light to test championship, ODI

GTT slashes selected handsets by 50% in “Pinktober” special

Source: iNews Guyana As GTT continues to observe its “Pinktober” campaign, the telecommunications giant will slash selected Alcatel handsets by 50 per cent up to October 20. The company will introduce its “Pinktober” Alcatel special, which comes with some great deals. For “Pinktober”, GTT is slashing the price on the Alcatel Idol and…

City businessman killed in alleged robbery

Source: iNews Guyana The proprietor of a popular Durban Street, Georgetown restaurant was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during the course of an alleged robbery outside a hotel in Kitty, Georgetown. Dead is 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”. Dead: Godfrey Scipio This publication was told that “Saga” was swiftly rushed to a private…

US Court orders that Marcus Bisram be extradited

Source: iNews Guyana A New York Judge has ruled that murder accused Marcus Bisram be extradited to Guyana. The decision, handed down on Thursday by Judge Peggy Kuo, marks the turning of a page in Bisram’s dogged efforts to stay clear of Guyana’s legal system. Murder accused: Marcus Bisram It is understood, according…

EYEWITNESS: The girl child…

Source: iNews Guyana …at risk Hopefully, none of us in Guyana has to be reminded about the neglect girl children face in the world – even in the 21st century. It’s been five years since the UN had to declare “A day of the Girl Child”, to remind us of the barriers placed in…

A blessing or a burden…?

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOLDEN OLDIES is the description that is given to that segment of a nation’s very aged citizens. We accept this category as perhaps beginning in the 60s age range, but becoming established from the biblical three score and ten chronological measure. It is a bar which as humans many of…

Three killed at T&T karaoke

Source: Stabroek News Ruthven Sandy (Trinidad Guardian) A night of karaoke fun turned deadly when masked men sprayed bullets into a crowded bar in Marabella on Wednesday night, killing three patrons. Link: Three killed at T&T karaoke

South African Supreme Court upholds reinstating 783 corruption charges against Zuma

Source: Stabroek News Jacob Zuma   BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa,  (Reuters) – South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court ruling to reinstate hundreds of corruption charges filed against Jacob Zuma before he became president. Link: South African Supreme Court upholds reinstating 783 corruption charges against Zuma

Tax Chief confirms no reduction in VAT planned

Source: Guyana Times …as Private Sector cries: “What we don’t want is an overtaxed sector” The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has not been privy to any planned reduction in the rate of Value Added Tax when the Budget for 2018 is presented in six weeks’ time. Members of the taxation panel at ‘Guyana…

Marcus Bisram to be extradited to Guyana – US Court orders

Source: Guyana Times A New York Judge has ruled that murder accused Marcus Bisram be extradited to Guyana. The decision, handed down on Thursday by Judge Peggy Kuo, marks the turning of a page in Bisram’s dogged efforts to stay clear of Guyana’s legal system. Alleged mastermind: Marcus Bisram It is understood, according…

Govt tears down houses in Sophia squatting area

Source: Guyana Times Some seven families are now homeless and several others contemplating their next move as the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s (CH&PA) Anti-Squatting Task Force commenced operations in Sophia on Thursday morning. The Task Force members were accompanied by demolition workers, representatives from the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and the Guyana…

Businessman shot dead at Kitty hotel

Source: Guyana Times The proprietor of a popular Durban Street, Georgetown restaurant was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during the course of an alleged robbery outside a hotel in Kitty, Georgetown. Godfrey Scipio Dead is 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio, called “Saga”. Guyana Times was told that “Saga” was swiftly rushed to a private city…

PPP says it welcomes inquiry in the crime period after 2002

Source: Kaieteur News Dear Editor, The letter published by the KN, penned by one, Earl Hamilton, demands a response, if only to underscore the unschooled repetition of untruths, in the face of available facts. When Hamilton talks about the “the nightly staccato of automatic gunfire that left bodies lying in the city suburbs…

Under the reign of the PPP, a ghost stalked Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News Dear Editor, During the reign of the PPP it seemed like an evil spirit was hovering over the nation of Guyana. Death from murders, accidents, suicides and the like were prevalent. Many people surmised that it was because neither Cheddie, Janet, Bharrat or Donald, were people of any spiritual anointing.…

CH&PA begins demolition to remove squatters from Sophia reserves

Source: Stabroek News The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) yesterday demolished almost two dozen structures on the government reserve in ‘A’ Field, Sophia, during an exercise that was brought to a premature end after a confrontation with squatters, some of whom claimed they had not received any notice to move. Link: CH&PA

D’Urban St businessman fatally shot by bandit

Source: Stabroek News A well-known city businessman was fatally shot by a bandit yesterday afternoon. According to reports reaching Stabroek News, Godfrey Scipio, 64, of D’Urban Street, also known as ‘Saga’, was in Kitty when he was robbed at gunpoint and subsequently shot several times. Link: D’Urban St businessman fatally shot by bandit

Legislation to govern African ancestral lands needs national consensus

Source: Stabroek News Any legislation governing African ancestral lands should be a reflection of a national consensus, according to international legal consultant and expert on native and tribal rights Melinda Janki. Link: Legislation to govern African ancestral lands needs national consensus

Tempers flared

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as CH&PA forced to halt Sophia demolition exercise SEVERAL illegal buildings sitting on government’s reserve were demolished on Thursday as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) with support from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, moved in on squatters residing in South Liliendaal in the vicinity of ‘A’ Field Sophia.…

Paying homage

Source: Guyana Chronicle Representatives from the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) pay homage to the spirits of their ancestors who died during the Atlantic Crossing at Kingston Sea Wall, Georgetown, on Thursday (Adrian Narine photo) The post Paying homage appeared first on Guyana Chronicle. Link: Paying homage

US court orders extradition of Marcus Bisram

Source: Guyana Chronicle MURDER accused Marcus Bisram may be on his way to Guyana after a Brooklyn, New York Judge on Thursday ordered that he be extradited to face murder charges here. Bisram, 27, is wanted in Guyana for the murder of Berbice carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt, whose lifeless body was found on the…

No quick fix to tax reform

Source: Guyana Chronicle THERE is “no quick fix” to taxation reform, said Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia, who contended that the reform process will take at least 10 years. Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, local economist from the Inter-American Development Bank, Mark Wenner; Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram and Statia were engaged…

More than 200 new cancer cases recorded at GPHC for 2017

Source: Kaieteur News Cancer has from time immemorial been a major challenge to health sectors across the world. Guyana, like other countries, has been battling to control its scourge by expanding its cancer screening and sensitisation efforts across the country. Treatment is also a major part of combating this disease. This, however, does…

Bakewell sponsors Region 10 Inter-school championships

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN recognition of its late beloved Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Naeem Nasir, Bakewell yesterday sponsored the Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (Region 10) Inter-School Championships, which will be run off today at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground. Rajin Ganga, the company’s CEO said sports was important to the late Nasir who, he said,…

Construction of multipurpose court at National Gymnasium commences

Source: Guyana Chronicle CONSTRUCTION of a multipurpose centre at the National Gymnasium commenced on Wednesday, which, according to a Department of Public Information (DPI) release, will allow for several disciplines including lawn tennis, futsal, basketball, and volleyball to be played. The contract for construction was awarded to Randolph Taylor Construction Company and Simcon…

Ambris hits 106 on rain-hit second day

Source: Guyana Chronicle FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica (CMC) – Sunil Ambris increased pressure on West Indies selectors by carving out his fourth first class hundred, but rain allowed just 3-1/4 hours play, on the second day of the opening four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here yesterday. The 24-year-old struck 106 as the hosts,…

Jamaican invasion for GT Motorsports Grand Prix

Source: Guyana Times The heat will be on later this month when three leading Jamaican go-karters compete in the GT Motorsports Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’ on October 21 at Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, Albert Street and Thomas Lands. Senna Summerbell, the son of Caribbean motor-racing ace, David Summerbell Jr., and…

US judge orders Marcus Bisram be extradited

Source: Stabroek News US Judge Peggy Kuo has ordered that Guyanese murder accused Marcus Bisram be extradited to Guyana to face the charge here, effectively thwarting his defence team’s bid to stay her hands as they seek to have the murder charge dismissed in the High Court here. Link: US judge orders Marcus

Dentist robbed by armed bandits in his yard

Source: iNews Guyana Police say they are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on a 31-year-old Dentist of Anira Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, which occurred around 02:30hrs on Thursday at his home by two bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun. According to the Police, the victim was walking into his…

Govt demolishes squatting homes on lands in A Field Sophia

Source: iNews Guyana Some seven families are now left homeless and several others contemplating their next move as the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s (CH&PA) Anti-Squatting Task Force commenced operations, on Thursday morning, demolishing several homes and businesses that were on squatting lands in A Field Sophia. DPI image “It is very unfair,…

Kamuni Creek man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Source: iNews Guyana …in stabbing death of cousin-in-law A Santa Mission, Kamuni Creek resident is expected to return to court on October 26, 2017, to hear his sentence after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his cousin-in-law on February 22, 2016. Trudy Samuels Trudy Samuels also known as “Jad” and “Jadi” admitted to…

Frustrated by Congress, Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare

Source: iNews Guyana By Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law. President Trump smiles after…

More evacuees arrive from St Maarten

Source: Stabroek News Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix and Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup, last evening, welcomed another 12 persons from the island of St. Link: More evacuees arrive from St Maarten

U.S. Attorney General Sessions urges crackdown on asylum policies

Source: Stabroek News U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions   FALLS CHURCH, Va.,  (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday the policies that allow immigrants to seek asylum in the United States were broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud.” In a speech at the department’s Executive Office For Immigration…

Construction of multipurpose court at National Gymnasium commences

Source: iNews Guyana Construction of the long-awaited multipurpose centre on the northern side of the National Gymnasium, located on Mandela Avenue, commenced on Wednesday. The versatile court will allow for several disciplines including lawn tennis, futsal, basketball, and volleyball. The location where the Multipurpose court will be constructed The contract for construction of…

Taxes costing Guyanese $10B in disposable income- PPP/C

Source: iNews Guyana -Advances slew of fiscal measures for Budget 2018 The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is gearing to table a slew of Budget measures it wants to see for 2018 – the proposals coming days before Finance Minister Winston Jordan is set to present the coalition’s third annual Budget. The measures…

EYEWITNESS: Goodbye Columbus…

Source: iNews Guyana …hello the (genocidal) consequences It seems like only yesterday your Eyewitness was in primary school and he learnt that poem by the Englishman JC Squire about the landing of Columbus on October 12, 1492 – from the perspective of the “Indian” or the Indigenous peoples who he stumbled over. Because this…

Former Chancellor’s son admitted to the Bar

Source: iNews Guyana The son of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh was on Wednesday admitted to the Bar after taking his oath to serve the country in the capacity of an Attorney-at-Law. Sworn in with high praises was Nirvan Singh, following an application presented by former Speaker of the National Assembly…

Heated semi-finals head to DCC

Source: Guyana Times GFSCA/Well Teen, Trophy Stall, Tropical Springs & Nauth Motor Spares U13 tourney The Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) continued its Well Romeo Deonarain will be in action for DCC on Saturday evening Teen/Nauth Motor Spares/Tropical Spring/Trophy Stall U-13 25 Overs-per-side Competition with two matches in Berbice. After the matches…

Granger berates business community for not investing more

Source: Guyana Times Business Summit 2017 …ignores Private Sector pleas for clarity on Govt policies Head of State, President David Granger on Wednesday pointedly blanked several direct calls made by Private Sector leaders for clarity on Government’s economic development policies such as taxation, oil and gas and energy, and instead lashed out at…

Opposition brings slew of fiscal measures for Budget 2018

Source: Guyana Times …says taxes cost Guyanese $10B in disposable income The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is gearing to table a slew of Budget measures it wants to see for 2018 – the proposals coming days before Finance Minister Winston Jordan is set to present the coalition’s third annual Budget. The measures…

Son of former Chancellor admitted to the Bar

Source: Guyana Times The son of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh was on Wednesday admitted to the Bar after taking his oath to serve the country in the capacity of an Attorney-at-Law. Sworn in with high praises was Nirvan Singh, following an application presented by former Speaker of the National Assembly…

3 remanded for South Road double murder

Source: Guyana Times …woman charged for taking dead woman’s money One week after they allegedly murdered two elderly women during the course of a robbery, three Albouystown men were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday, charged jointly for the capital offence of murder. The alleged mastermind,…

President swears-in Public Service Appellate Tribunal registrar

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger said yesterday that his Administration is committed to doing all that is within its power to ensure that important institutions of State, be it the National Assembly, the Judiciary, autonomous institutions and commissions are not  ignored as a result of the opinion of any individual or group.

Trio charged with murder of elderly women

Source: Stabroek News Three men were yesterday taken before a city court charged with the murders of Constance Fraser, and Phyllis Caesar, who were killed during a robbery at their South Road and Albert Street home last week. Link: Trio charged with murder of elderly women

Gov’t can’t afford oil refinery – Trotman

Source: Stabroek News Government cannot afford to invest US$5B in an oil refinery here and has ruled out undertaking that initiative but will support independent investors who can. Link: Gov’t can’t afford oil refinery – Trotman

Relatives, friends bid tearful farewell

Source: Guyana Chronicle -at thanksgiving service for murdered Bourda pensioners A THANKSGIVING service for the lives of Constance Idalia Fraser and Phylis Melrose Caesar, the two women killed in their Bourda home two Tuesdays ago, was on Wednesday held at their place of worship, the South Road Full Gospel Fellowship. Hundreds turned out…

’‘We don’t mind moving, but…’

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Houston residents tell MPI during new harbour bridge discussions    HOUSTON residents on Tuesday told Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) officials they’re not at all opposed to moving to accommodate the new Demerara Harbour Bridge.But, there’s a catch. Wherever it is the government has in mind to relocate them, it…

GPL deploys network technicians

Source: Guyana Chronicle –to hurricane-affected Anguilla THE Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) has deployed four technicians to Caribbean territories affected by Hurricane Irma, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said Wednesday. GPL has partnered with the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) to provide assistance to the affected territories. GPL’s Public Relations…

CJIA to close nightly from Friday

Source: Guyana Chronicle –to facilitate expansion works AS expansion works continue at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the facility will be closed to operations for three weeks, between 18:00 and 06:00hrs as of Friday. This is according to a bulletin issued by the Air Traffic Services of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority…

Weeping trio arraigned for brutal murder of senior citizens

Source: Kaieteur News – mastermind’s girlfriend charged for receiving stolen property Accused of strangling two elderly women for cash and other valuables, three men wept uncontrollably when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on joint murder charges. Claiming he suffers from depression, the alleged mastermind in the killing of 88-year old Constance…

Business Summit ignores foreign products domination in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News By Kiana Wilburg (From left) Resource Person, Mr. Hugh Todd, GMSA Member, Clement Duncan, CARICOM Ambassador Gail Mathurin, Former Prime Minister Sam Hinds and Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge The Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday held a most significant business summit, the stated aim of which is to be more…

Ireland’s Gill stuns field to top Grand Aggregate

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Mahendra Persaud takes WIFBSC individual title   AFTER an intense final day of shooting, Ireland’s Alexander Gill finished atop the grand aggregate of the West Indies FullBore Shooing Council (WIFBSC) Championships and Guyana NRA 150th Anniversary shoot. Gill, who entered the day in third position behind leaders, David Calvert of…

Elections were ‘free, fair and transparent’, says BCB President

Source: Guyana Chronicle – pleads for a chance to move cricket forward SUNDAY’s presidential elections of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) were conducted in a free, fair and transparent environment, according to president-elect Dhirendranauth Somwaru. Somwaru made the disclosure yesterday during an exclusive interview, saying that there were no signs of manipulation, despite…

Top Jamaican karters to debut at GT Motorsports on October 21

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE leading Jamaican go-karters have been confirmed to compete for the first time at the GT Motorsports later this month. Senna Summerbell, the son of Caribbean motor-racing ace, David Summerbell Jr., and compatriots Joshua Sigany and Ryan Lue, will face the starting line on October 21 when GT Motorsports stages…

Canadian citizen remanded for trafficking heroin charge

Source: iNews Guyana The charge against Yuonika Bovell was read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to the effect that on October 5, 2017, at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) she was allegedly in possession of 1.662 kilograms of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. Bovell appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court in the…

GPF records 33% hike in robbery with violence

Source: iNews Guyana Acting Top Cop, David Ramnarine on Wednesday reported that for the period of January 1, 2017, to October 9, 2017, compared to the same time period last year, there has been a 33 per cent increase in robbery with violence throughout the country. He told media operatives during a press…

President blanks Private Sector calls for clarity on Govt policies

Source: iNews Guyana …chides business community for not investing more   Head of State, David Granger, today, pointedly blanked several direct calls made by Private Sector leaders, for clarity on economic development, government policies such as taxation, oil and gas and energy, and instead chided the business community for not investing more. Granger was…

Funeral service held for murdered elderly women

Source: Stabroek News Two elderly women who were murdered in their Alberttown house last week were memorialised at a funeral ceremony today. Link: Funeral service held for murdered elderly women

Probe launched into leak of “Smallie’s” nude prison photo

Source: iNews Guyana Acting Top Cop, David Ramnarine earlier today (Wednesday) berated law enforcement officials over the leaking of a nude photograph of recaptured Bartica Massacre convict, Mark Royden Williams called “Smallie”, noting that an investigation has been launched into the matter.  Recaptured: Mark Royden Williams called “Smallie” “This nude photograph is the…

CAL for limited service to Ogle airport

Source: Stabroek News Caribbean Airlines says  that due to construction works scheduled at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, from 13 October to 03 November 2017, the flights BW 483 (POS/GEO) and BW 484 (GEO/POS) have been affected on specific days. Link: CAL for limited service to Ogle airport

Hurricane-hit Guyanese return from St Maarten

Source: Stabroek News Sixteen more hurricane-affected nationals returned to Guyana yesterday on Trans Guyana Airways. They arrived from the Dutch-controlled St Maarten and deplaned at the Eugene F. Link: Hurricane-hit Guyanese return from St Maarten

Actual resource size of 5th oil discovery yet to be determined

Source: iNews Guyana ExxonMobil Director of Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brasington Guyana’s fifth oil discovery was announced last Thursday but knowing the actual resource size of the recent discovery will not be certain until 2018. Quantifying the barrel equivalent of Guyana’s most recent oil find at the Turbot-1 well by ExxonMobil will…

City Hall suspends several unregistered food businesses

Source: iNews Guyana The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown, on Monday took the decision to suspend the operations of five businesses in the City for various health and safety violations, with the common thread being the owners operating unregistered businesses. Four of the business folks have a three-month period to get…

EYEWITNESS: Hearts…

Source: iNews Guyana …bleeding for killers Did you, dear reader, know yesterday, was “World Day against death penalty”. Yep!! There’s a day for that also. Well if the UN took time to declare such a day, maybe we ought to think a bit about it, shouldn’t we? One of the local worthies, who…

Three bandits killed by T&T cops after robbing business

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Three men who robbed a woodwork shop in Cunupia were all shot and killed by responding police officers last evening. Link: Three bandits killed by T&T cops after robbing business

Deputy Solicitor General fired over Attorney General’s vendatta

Source: Guyana Times …denied due process …handed termination letter 6 hours before PSC life ended The Public Service Commission (PSC), with a mere six hours remaining before its term expired, terminated the services of Deputy Solicitor Prithima Kissoon, after arrogating on itself the powers of the President to invoke a Commission of Inquiry…

Sugar workers, families facing financial ruination

Source: Guyana Times Ever since the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate in December of 2016, some 1700 workers have been directly affected, and thousands of persons in the Wales and surrounding communities have been indirectly affected. Almost 10 months after the shutdown of the Estate, many workers claim that they are having…

CANU officers fall sick attempting to dispose of cocaine

Source: Guyana Times …mission to dump over $300M in cocaine in sea aborted The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Tuesday set out to the Atlantic Ocean with the intention of dumping more than $300 million worth of cocaine, but owing to difficulties encountered, the mission was aborted. Initially, just over 318 kilograms of…

Taxi driver remanded for 13lbs of ganja

Source: Guyana Times A New Amsterdam, Berbice taxi driver was on Tuesday morning remanded for narcotics trafficking. Hybrabad Ally, also called “Zaman”, 59, of Lot 40 Edinburgh Village, East Bank Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore in a New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. Taxi driver Hybrabad Ally It is alleged that on October 9…

Trio remanded over murder of Bloomfield block maker

Source: Stabroek News A 44-year-old cattle farmer, his 19-year-old labourer and a 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons were yesterday remanded over the murder of the Bloomfield block maker, whose suspected remains were discovered in two shallow graves in the Number 55 Village, Corentyne on Friday last. Link: Trio remanded over

Cops probing nude photo of recaptured massacre convict

Source: Stabroek News The police have launched an investigation into the leaking of a nude photograph of Bartica massacre convict Mark Royden Williams, which was taken shortly after he was recaptured on Monday night. Link: Cops probing nude photo of recaptured massacre convict

16 Guyanese return from Hurricane-ravaged St. Maarten

Source: Guyana Chronicle SIXTEEN Guyanese returned home from the hurricane-ravaged island of St. Maarten late Tuesday night on a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft. Minister of State Joseph Harmon welcomed the evacuees upon their arrival at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle. He was accompanied by Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix and…

Too early to say

Source: Guyana Chronicle –ExxonMobil still to quantify recent oil find GUYANA’S fifth oil discovery was announced last Thursday but knowing the actual resource size of the recent discovery will not be certain until 2018. Quantifying the barrel equivalent of Guyana’s most recent oil find at the Turbot-1 well by ExxonMobil will require further…

Gov’t collects $900M in taxes for oil and gas activities

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE MINISTRY of Finance has collected approximately $900M in taxes from “activities connected to oil and gas” for the first half of 2017. This was revealed by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, during a press conference held in his Ministry’s boardroom on Monday.  Minister Jordan was responding to questions posed…

With the capture of ‘Smallie’ who gets the $10M reward

Source: Guyana Chronicle SINCE the incident-free capture of Guyana’s `Most Wanted Man’ by the police on Monday night at Weldaad Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB), the question on everyone’s mind is who will get the $10M reward which was being offered by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for information which would lead…

Vendors to be removed from under Demico House

Source: Guyana Chronicle TOWN Clerk Royston King has given vendors who do business under Demico House an ultimatum to remove from the vicinity by midnight on Tuesday, October10, 2017. A City Council press release stated that vendors who operate in that area were served with notices by the Town Clerk indicating the decision…

Slain elderly women to be laid to rest today

Source: Kaieteur News – alleged killers for court Inseparable in life, 89-year-old Constance Fraser; and 77-year-old Phyllis Caesar; will be laid to rest today, just over a week after they were beaten, bound and strangled in their beds. The somber occasion will be held on the same day that their alleged killers appear…

Father, son, worker charged with killing Bloomfield block-maker

Source: Kaieteur News Amidst a packed courtroom and grieving relatives of the murdered block-maker, Mahendra Ghanie, the trio accused of murdering the 21-year-old yesterday appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court. Murdered: Mahendra Ghanie The men, Bharrat Ramsaywack, 42, of Number 55 Village; his son Prem Ramsaywack, 16, of the said address; and Mohanlall…

Guyana South American Youth Games team returns

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana team who represented the country at the just concluded South American Youth Games in Santiago, Chile, returned to home turf yesterday afternoon and were met with a warm welcome from friends, family and supporters. None on the team was happier than the medallists Kenisha Phillips, Deshanna Skeete and…

GFF establishes new safety guidelines for movable goal posts

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOLLOWING the death of six-year-old Glensean Skeete, who met his demise tragically on September 28 when a goalpost collapsed and fell on him at the Plaisance Community Centre ground, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) established new safety policies relative to the establishment of movable goal post. Skeete, a student of…

AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport’s governing body said in a statement yesterday. The Switzerland-based organisation has been riven with in-fighting for months, with Wu pitted against most of the executive committee who failed…

Burger King cometh

Source: Stabroek News The American Burger King fast food chain will soon have a home here as the  Corum Group has been awarded the local franchise. Link: Burger King cometh

Man slapped with narco trafficking charge

Source: iNews Guyana A wanted man, who was recently nabbed by Police after being on the run for some time now was on Tuesday taken to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Kennard De Jonge, 34, stood before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan to answer to the charge of cocaine possession while aboard a Dynamic…

Death penalty has ‘no place in 21st century’ — UN chief

Source: iNews Guyana (AFP) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the death penalty Tuesday, insisting it has “no place in the 21st century.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres He urged member states that still execute convicts to join the 170 countries that have halted or abolished the practice, warning that the…

CAL announces appointment of new CEO

Source: iNews Guyana Caribbean Airlines (CAL) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Garvin Medera as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect. “He is looking forward to leading the transformation that Caribbean Airlines must embrace if the company is to meet the challenges of the fiercely competitive airline industry,” according to a…

Attempted murder accused remanded

Source: iNews Guyana …after being on the run for months  Twenty-nine-year-old Curt Kendal of 474 Section B, Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD) earlier today (Tuesday) appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being on the run for several months for attempted murder. The father of one appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’…

Red-faced Cricket South Africa postpones T20 Global League

Source: Stabroek News Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani speaks at the inaugural player draft of the T20 Global League T20 Global League   JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) troubled T20 Global League has been postponed to 2018 in an embarrassing climb-down for the organisation which launched the tournament amid great…

E-commerce ready: Kitty Post office rehabilitated, reopened

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Monday reopened its Kitty Post Office, with the aim to maximise e-commerce in the country’s postal services. In the feature address, Minister of Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes explained that the GPOC is dedicated to pushing more services online. Cathy Hughes, Minister of Telecommunication making…

Finance Minister says no new tax measures in Budget 2018

Source: iNews Guyana Despite ongoing consultations on Budget 2018, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has revealed that no new tax measures will be taken. Instead, support will be provided to small businesses; and according to him, due consideration will be given to revising Value Added Tax (VAT) on education. Finance Minister Winston Jordan Addressing…

Lotto Company granted go-ahead to expand ‘gambling ring’

Source: iNews Guyana Having complained of sagging profits, the Guyana Lottery Company has been handed a five-year renewable contract that allows it to introduce new games into the country using Video Lottery Teller Machines such as casino slot machines and online gambling. This is as local entrepreneurs complain bitterly, and have even moved…

Wife charged with murder of T&T businessman

Source: Stabroek News Remueako Jarvis, 32, left, and Sharmellia Garcia, 28, appeared before a Rio Claro magistrate yesterday charged with the murder of her husband Larry Garcia on September 27. Link: Wife charged with murder of T&T businessman

No new taxes in Budget 2018 – Finance Minister

Source: Guyana Times …gives Opposition cold shoulder on consultations Despite ongoing consultations on Budget 2018, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has revealed that no new tax measures will be taken. Instead, support will be provided to small businesses; and according to him, due consideration will be given to revising Value Added Tax (VAT) on…

Prison escapee Royden Williams aka “smallie” recaptured

Source: Guyana Times Wanted man Royden Williams, also known as Royden Durant and “Smallie”, was recaptured on Monday at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice during an intelligence-led operation. Recaptured: Royden Williams Reports are that the prison escapee was cornered at a Police road block erected outside the Weldaad Police Station. Guyana Times understands that…

Primary school student attacked by classmate

Source: Guyana Times A routine Friday afternoon quickly became terrifying for a nine-year-old student at Eccles Primary School, East Bank Demerara after she was strangled by her classmate, and left to endure the pain, without any efforts to contact her family. The student, who is said to be among the high flyers of…

Lotto Company gets sweet deal after profits dip

Source: Guyana Times …granted go-ahead to expand ‘gambling ring’ Having complained of sagging profits, the Guyana Lottery Company has been handed a five-year renewable contract that allows it to introduce new games into the country using Video Lottery Teller Machines such as casino slot machines and online gambling. This as local entrepreneurs complain…

First wave of evacuees arrive from BVI

Source: Guyana Chronicle –many received by family members, gov’t to provide housing for others   STEPPING off the Trans Guyana Airways Aircraft late Monday was the best feeling they’ve ever had in weeks. The occasion was the return of the first batch of 10 Guyanese nationals to their beloved country after suffering heavy…

‘Smallie’ nabbed at last

Source: Guyana Chronicle –in minibus at Weldaad, after four long months on the run COMMISSIONER of Police (ag), David Ramnarine has confirmed that prison escapee, Mark Royden Durant, aka Smallie and Royden Williams, was captured on Monday evening. According to Ramnarine, the wanted man was intercepted in a minibus which was heading east…

M&CC closes five food businesses

Source: Guyana Chronicle  –until they put their houses in order   THE Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Monday took a decision to close five businesses in Georgetown until such time as they can become registered and obtain other necessary documentation.  Bryan Carter of Denis Street, Sophia, who operates ‘Donne’s Delight’, was brought…

UNICEF ready to help

Source: Guyana Chronicle –as gov’t prepares to welcome home Guyanese displaced by hurricanes   THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Monday that it stands ready to help in whatever way it can with the relocation of Guyanese families rendered destitute by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The agency said that in keeping…

Primary school student assaulted with hair ribbon

Source: Guyana Chronicle …parents not taking matter lightly THE PARENTS of a nine-year old student of the Eccles Primary School on the East Bank of Demerara, are mulling their next move after their daughter was assaulted by another student with a hair ribbon. Reports are that the young girl was preparing to enter…

Royden Williams caught at Weldaad

Source: Stabroek News Shorn of his trademark dreadlocks, the suspected mastermind of the July 9th Camp Street jailbreak, Royden Williams was last night recaptured by the police. Link: Royden Williams caught at Weldaad

Hurricane-hit Guyanese return

Source: Stabroek News Ten Guyanese returned home from the hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands (BVI) last night aboard a Trans Guyana Airways flight. Link: Hurricane-hit Guyanese return

Convicted massacre escapee captured in minibus

Source: Kaieteur News Captured Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and Smallie Exactly three months after a deadly breakout that razed the Camp Street jail, and saw several dangerous prisoners on the run, the charmed run of Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and Smallie, came to a muted end in a minibus…

Man pawns bullet for groceries; shop owner jailed for two years

Source: Kaieteur News Jailed for two years, Seth Raymond A shop owner who knowingly accepted a bullet from his friend in exchange for a quantity of groceries to provide meals for his family, was yesterday sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined $50,000. Thirty-one-year-old Seth Raymond, of Quarrie Village, Central Rupununi, appeared before…

GRA still having problems with non compliant logging companies

Source: Kaieteur News The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is still struggling to make certain logging companies tax compliant. For one, BaiShanLin Forest Development Inc. is yet to pay off the $1.6B it owes. Another, logging company, Vaitarna is also non compliant. A source from GRA told this newspaper that Vaitarna breached certain parts…

Royden Williams recaptured

Source: Stabroek News Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has confirmed that notorious prison escapee Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and Smallie was intercepted and recaptured tonight at approximately 8 pm on the Weldaad, West Coast Berbice public road. Link: Royden Williams recaptured

‘Smallie’ captured at Weldaad

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE have confirmed that wanted man, Mark Royden Durant aka “Smallie” was captured by officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice (WCB). Williams was among the prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street Prison during a riot on July 09, 2017. The post ‘Smallie’ captured…

Duo remanded for stealing over $25m in items from ‘Chicka D’

Source: iNews Guyana The two men who were caught in the act of stealing from the ‘Chicka D’ restaurant located on Vlissengen Road were earlier today (Monday) remanded to prison when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Seon Clarke and Gary Grant Fortyone-year-old Gary Grant and his accomplice, 47-year-old Seon Clarke stood…

Freeman St. robbery/murder: Injured brothers return home

Source: iNews Guyana Two weeks after bandits invaded the residence of an East La Penitence family, killing one man and injuring two others, the surviving brothers, one of whom was listed as critical, have returned home to North America. This is after two masked men, one armed with a handgun, stormed into the…

Dynamic says will honour all financial obligations

Source: iNews Guyana Following their pull-out of the Guyana market, Dynamic International Airways has committed to honouring all its financial obligations according to a statement issued. Dynamic International Airways suspended its operations on October 3 to facilitate its reorganisation of its Chapter 11 Case under which the airline filed for bankruptcy. In an…

Dynamic assures over refunds

Source: Stabroek News Dynamic International Airways flight Dynamic International Airways today formally announced  that effective October 3, 2017 it has discontinued its regular service between New York and Guyana. Link: Dynamic assures over refunds

Dislodged seawall barriers replaced – MPI

Source: iNews Guyana Emergency works have been completed on the Georgetown seawall after approximately twelve concrete wave barriers were dislodged recently. Chief Sea and River Defence Officer, at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Kevin Samad was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the dislodged barriers were removed and…

T&T prison officer shot dead by ex-convict

Source: iNews Guyana (Trinidad Guardian) Plans for birthday celebrations turned to funeral arrangements yesterday, after prison officer Richard Sandy was killed by an ex-convict he knew while liming at a bar in Gasparillo. Richard Sandy (Trinidad Express photo) The father of five died around 4.20 am at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of…

President commissions Tumeric Factory in Region One

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger, today (Sunday), emphasised the importance of agriculture to the development of Barima-Waini (Region One) even as he visited Hosororo to celebrate National Tree Day and to officially commission an ambitious move towards agro-processing and value added production through the Hosororo Tumeric Factory, which is a tangible demonstration…

Extended season a boon for selectors, says convenor Browne

Source: iNews Guyana ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Chief selector Courtney Browne believes the extended regional four-day season has allowed his panel to better gauge the quality of players being considered for international duty. West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder (L) signals to the third umpire for a review for the wicket of…

T&T prison officer shot dead by ex-convict

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Plans for birthday celebrations turned to funeral arrangements yesterday, after prison officer Richard Sandy was killed by an ex-convict he knew while liming at a bar in Gasparillo. Link: T&T prison officer shot dead by ex-convict

Tropical Depression 17 forms over Eastern Atlantic: NHC

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – Tropical Depression 17 has formed over the Eastern Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later today, the U.S. Link: Tropical Depression 17 forms over Eastern Atlantic: NHC

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