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August 19, 2017

Guyana

GLTA concludes P&P Insurance lawn tennis camp

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) and the P&P Insurance Brokers concluded their annual tennis camp recently on a jovial note with 47 participants at the closing ceremony at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. GLTA vice-president Grace McCalman, in her remarks mentioned that this camp “is significant to the GLTA…

GPL’s Parika centre robbed by armed bandits

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says that just after midday today, three armed bandits stormed its Parika Customer Service Centre; robbing the location of all revenues received up until that time, holding the  staff and customers at gun point and disarming a security guard of a gun. Link: GPL’s

BREAKING NEWS: Collapsed house crushes 12-year-old

Source: Guyana Chronicle Twelve year old Amber Richards lost her life Friday afternoon when she was crushed to death after a wooden house she was in collapsed at Lot 17 La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara. She is currently trapped in the rubble. Reports indicate that she was in a hammock when…

GPL’s Parika Customer Service branch robbed

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Guyana Power Light (GPL) Customer Service Centre branch was robbed Friday after three armed bandits stormed the location disarming the security guard of his handgun. Reports indicate that the company was robbed of an undisclosed sum and GPL staff and customers who were held at gun point were also…

New Demerara River Bridge to commence construction in 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Government of Guyana is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project. Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the New…

Temporary arrivals terminal at CJIA

Source: Stabroek News The Management of Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) is currently undertaking a massive expansion project  and a Temporary Arrivals Terminal Building was recently constructed. Link: Temporary arrivals terminal at CJIA

T&T tourism development company dissolved, 111 lose jobs

Source: Stabroek News Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe announced the decision to close the company. (Trinidad Express) The Tourism Development Company (TDC) has ceased operations. Link: T&T tourism development company dissolved, 111 lose jobs

WPA expresses concern over garbage arrangements

Source: Stabroek News Cevons clearing city garbage WPA STATEMENT ON THE UNRESOLVED ISSUE OF GARBAGE COLLECTION IN THE GEORGETOWN MUNICIPALITY The WPA is deeply concerned that the Georgetown City Council’s inability to honour its financial obligations to Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers has the potential of endangering the health and lives of…

UK hoped for more progress on constitutional reform – Quinn

Source: Stabroek News British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg  Quinn  yesterday said that it was hoped that more would have been done to push the constitutional reform process forward. Link: UK hoped for more progress on constitutional reform – Quinn

Miner charged with fatal Potaro Backdam beating

Source: Stabroek News A Yarrowkabra miner was yesterday charged with the murder of a co-worker, whom he allegedly beat to death during an alcohol-fuelled clash last Saturday at a dredge site in the Potaro Backdam. Link: Miner charged with fatal Potaro Backdam beating

Court action filed over Granger directive to Police Service Commission

Source: Stabroek News A court action was yesterday filed challenging a directive issued in the name of President David Granger to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for a hold to be placed on planned promotions this year. Link: Court action filed over Granger directive to Police Service Commission

UK security expert to address prison system in reform plan, envoy says

Source: Stabroek News UK security expert Lt Col (rtd) Russell Combe, who is working closely with the Guyana government to resuscitate the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP), will be broadening his mandate to assess the country’s prison situation. Link: UK security expert to address prison system in reform plan, envoy says

Mother of five dies after motorbike spill on Cummings Lodge road

Source: Stabroek News A Sophia mother of five died on Wednesday night from injuries she suffered when the motorcycle she was on reportedly collided with a pile of mud on the Cummings Lodge Access Road. Link: Mother of five dies after motorbike spill on Cummings Lodge road

City councillors defer vote on parking meter project

Source: Stabroek News The Georgetown City Council yesterday deferred a decision on the future of the metered parking project and instead voted to make the final report by its negotiating committee available to the public to guide the way forward. Link: City councillors defer vote on parking meter project

‘Democracy is bureaucracy’

Source: Stabroek News The government’s failure to begin the constitutional reform process within the first 100 days of assuming office should not be seen as an indicator that the Alliance For Change (AFC) has departed from its principles, according to the party’s Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan. Link: ‘Democracy is bureaucracy’

Success woman dies following accident

Source: Stabroek News   Two days after being struck down by a car driven by a police constable, Phulmattie Ramotar yesterday succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital as a result of her injuries. Link: Success woman dies following accident

GNBA backs broadcast bill

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM says it corrects loopholes in principal act THE Guyana Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has thrown its full support behind the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, with its Chairman Attorney-at-law, Leslie Sobers assuring that the 60 minutes airtime, daily, for public service programmes was not unreasonable. These sentiments were expressed when the Prime…

Prison director vows to bring down corrupt officers

Source: Guyana Chronicle DIRECTOR of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels, said the smuggling of contraband into the prison continues to pose significant challenges to the service, but he warned that there will be no letup in bringing down corrupt officers and family members of inmates who are bent on breaking the law. Samuels made the…

Illegal aircraft found in Rupununi flown to CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, which was found by the security forces in the Rupununi last Sunday night, arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on Thursday. The aircraft, which bears registration PR-IMG, touched down around 13:00hrs Thursday afternoon at the CJIA. It was flown by Guyana Defence…

No secrecy in oil sector

Source: Guyana Chronicle …AFC says gov’t abiding by non-disclosure clause of contract THE Alliance for Change (AFC) on Thursday maintained the government’s position that there is no secrecy relative to the emerging oil and gas sector. Chairman of the Party, Khemraj Ramjattan, along with executive member, David Patterson, said the government has to…

Home alone man perishes in house fire

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 52-YEAR-OLD man perished in a midday blaze at his home at Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice on Thursday. The charred remains of Benauth Baldeoram, also known as Vickie, were found in the ruins of his two storeyed wooden home minutes after the blaze of unknown origin had been…

UK companies express interest in investing here

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH Guyana poised to become an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean with its recent oil find, companies in the United Kingdom (UK) have already begun scouting for investments possibilities here, British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said. Global economic contraction over the last few years has affected overseas investments…

Prison officer stabbed by inmate 

Source: Guyana Chronicle A PRISON officer attached to the New Amsterdam Prison was on Wednesday stabbed on the left arm by an elderly prisoner who refused to be relocated after a fight with another inmate. According to Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, the inmate was being relocated to another division of the prison by…

Regional water management strategy being crafted

Source: Guyana Chronicle A REGIONAL Water Management Strategy is being crafted by ministers from around the Caribbean and is expected to be presented before the International Water Association in March 2018. The ministers will meet at the 26th Annual Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) conference in October at the Marriott Hotel to…

City Hall defers decision on parking meters contract

Source: Guyana Chronicle COUNCILLORS of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Thursday voted to defer a final decision on the future of the metered parking contract, despite being served the final report on the controversial deal. Mayor Patricia Chase-Green at a statutory meeting on Thursday suggested that every councillor and member…

Cotton Tree man burns to death after setting home afire

Source: Kaieteur News A West Coast Berbice man is now dead following a morning blaze yesterday. The aftermath of the fire at Cotton Tree Village where 52-year-old Baldeoram was burnt to death. The man reportedly set his house alight after threatening to do so earlier that morning. Dead is Bisram Baldeoram, 52 of…

Roofs blown off in freak storm at Wismar

Source: Kaieteur News By Enid Joaquin A freak storm Wednesday afternoon swept through the Wismar Housing Scheme and Some of the affected homes and residents retrieving zinc sheets following the freak storm at Wismar on Wednesday. neighboring communities, leaving in its wake several houses without roofs, broken utility poles, uprooted trees and several…

Telecoms liberalisation delayed due to talks between GTT, GRA

Source: Kaieteur News The deadline of July 2017 was given for all the negotiations concerning the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector to be concluded. However, this was not achieved due to continuing talks between the Guyana Telephone and Public Telecommunications Minister, Catherine Hughes Telegraph Company (GTT) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). This…

PM asks for briefing on broadcasters who have not paid their fees

Source: Kaieteur News Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo met Wednesday with board members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) at the authority’s office on Lamaha Street. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (fourth from right) with Board Members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority. The PM welcomed the members to their new location and congratulated…

SleepIn denies funding from shadowy Surinamese businessman

Source: Kaieteur News -says newspaper reports have dented casino licence chances Hotelier Clifton Bacchus, who is battling for a casino licence, has denied that he is being funded Businessman, Clifton Bacchus by a Surinamese businessman who is facing legal troubles in that neighbouring country. Bacchus has also made it clear that his hopes…

Sublime Root, Cook tons put England in command v Windies

Source: Stabroek News Joe Root hit his 13th centuryfeatured   BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook crafted superb centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 348 for three on the opening day of their first day-night test against West Indies today. Link: Sublime Root, Cook tons put England

Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

Source: Stabroek News A police officer helps evacuate people after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. Link: Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

Sophia pillion rider dies in bike incident, husband questioned

Source: Stabroek News A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body of housewife Janice Edwards, 38, of 121 ‘C’ Field, Sophia, ECD, to determine the cause of her death. Link: Sophia pillion rider dies in bike incident, husband questioned

Illegal Beechcraft flown to CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft which was found by the security forces in the Rupununi last Sunday night arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on Thursday. The aircraft , which bears registration PR-IMG, touched down around 13:00hrs Thursday at the CJIA. It was flown by Guyana Defence…

Woman dies one day after police crashes into her

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 57 year pedestrian who was involved in a vehicular accident Wednesday morning on the Success Public Road, ECD, died about 04:30h. Thursday morning whilst being admitted in the Female Surgical Ward of the GPHC. Dead is Pulbattie Ramotar, 57 years of Success, ECD. The driver of the car which…

China Railway gets major T&T road project

Source: Stabroek News A sketch of the proposed Curepe Interchange (Trinidad Guardian) China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has been awarded a $221.7 million contract by the National infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) to build the controversial Curepe Interchange, the state company’s chairman Herbert George has confirmed. Link: China Railway gets major T&T road project

Evidence in alleged plot to kill President was unreliable – Police legal advisor

Source: Stabroek News Legal Advisor to the Police, retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh yesterday testified that there was insufficient evidence in the allegation made by Andriff Gillard of an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger. Link: Evidence in alleged plot to kill President was unreliable – Police legal advisor

City to vote on parking meters report

Source: Stabroek News Today at 2 pm the 30 councillors of the Georgetown City Council will once again cast a vote on the future of metered parking in the city and several of them have told Stabroek News that they want to be sure their vote accurately represents a mandate from residents. Link:

Blanhum rejects ‘appalling’ statements by Ramnarine

Source: Stabroek News Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum yesterday made a written request to be recalled before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) investigating the allegation of a plot to kill the President of Guyana to defend himself against “appalling” statements made by Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine. Link: Blanhum rejects ‘appalling’ statements by

Two men remanded over Rawle Rodrigues murder

Source: Stabroek News Two men were yesterday remanded to prison by a city magistrate after they were charged with the fatal stabbing of Rawle Rodrigues which occurred in January. Link: Two men remanded over Rawle Rodrigues murder

President says asked for delay in promotions over complaints against police

Source: Stabroek News Amid accusations that he has improperly tried to direct a constitutional commission, President David Granger said he had asked for a delay in police promotions to address complaints that have been made against law enforcers. Link: President says asked for delay in promotions over complaints against police

Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

Source: Stabroek News A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of nine-month-old Jadiel Christian, who died after being forgotten in a locked car, revealed that she died from suffocation. Link: Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

Improvised weapons, ganja found at Camp St brick prison

Source: Stabroek News Ranks of the Joint Services yesterday morning conducted a search in the brick prison on Camp Street during which a quantity of contraband items and twenty improvised weapons were unearthed. Link: Improvised weapons, ganja found at Camp St brick prison

Seized aircraft was in process of being sold – GCAA

Source: Stabroek News The twin-engine Beech-craft linked to a Brazilian company that was seized by police on an improvised airstrip on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine area was in the process of being sold to another company, although neither company has reported the aircraft as being stolen. Link: Seized aircraft was

Taxi driver gets four years for trafficking ganja

Source: Stabroek News A taxi driver yesterday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $1.2 million for trafficking five pounds of compressed cannabis. Link: Taxi driver gets four years for trafficking ganja

The Dutch Connection

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Sleepin Casino Surinamese partner was jailed for money laundering THE owner of Yokohama Trading Company, the parent company of Pasha Global Group, Bhagwandath ‘Bidjay’ Parmessar, one of the main players in the set-up of the Clifton Bacchus-owned Carnival Casino, was on December 23, 2006 jailed for 10 years by a…

Casino owner quizzed about permission to import slot machines

Source: Guyana Chronicle TWO officers of the Gaming Authority on Wednesday conducted a preliminary site inspection at the Sleepin International Hotel and Casino Inc. owned by businessman, Clifton Bacchus. Wednesday’s visit to the Church Street, Georgetown, business was done by Towanna Winfield, and Holly-Ann Maison, Compliance Officer and Accountant, respectively, of the Authority…

Hastings-Williams to be appointed public affairs minister

Source: Guyana Chronicle MINISTER within the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hastings-Williams, will be officially appointed Minister of Public Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency this month-end, President David Granger confirmed on Wednesday. “It was a question of my own judgment and I have to continuously evaluate the workload of every ministry… It’s…

19 broadcasters still to pay licensing fees

Source: Guyana Chronicle …GNBA says arrears in excess of $140M WITH more than $140M outstanding in licensing fees, television, cable and radio broadcasters who are not in compliance as of December 31, 2016, can find themselves off air if they fail to make the necessary payments after the Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill takes effect.…

Probing the police

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Gov’t launches investigation into abuse, malpractice at PSC, police force GOVERNMENT has launched an investigation into accusations of abuse and malpractice within the Police Service Commission as well as the Guyana Police Force following mounting complaints by police ranks, President David Granger said on Wednesday. The President said that there…

Minister ties the knot

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday attended the wedding reception of Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Ms. Valerie Patterson-Yearwood and her new husband, Pastor Godfrey Yearwood, at the minister’s residence in Bel Air Gardens. The President extended congratulations to the couple. “It is mature marriage. It…

Central Bank warns against illegal money changers

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Bank of Guyana has advised that only banks (authorised dealers) and non-bank cambios licensed under the Dealers in Foreign Currency (Licensing) Act 1989 are authorised to conduct buying and selling of foreign exchange. In a statement the Central Bank said, the Dealers in Foreign Currency Act (Licensing) Act 1989…

Sophia fire leaves four homeless

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOUR persons are now homeless following an afternoon fire which destroyed a house at Lot E 91 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, on Wednesday. One of the victims, Matthew Gravesande, told the Guyana Chronicle that he lived at the three-bedroom home with his child-mother, daughter and a sister. The lot contained…

Eating and our lifestyle

Source: Guyana Chronicle THERE is an aspect to our lifestyles whereby eating and drinking carry a sense of merriment, without much thought given to what is consumed, the quantity, health/nutritional value, the impact on our bodies and ultimately overall health and longevity. Once it tastes good or makes one feels good, that is…

COI into alleged plot to assassinate Granger … Crime Chief Blanhum seeks to challenge Ramnarine’s statements

Source: Kaieteur News describes them as “deliberate falsehoods” Chief Crime: Wendell Blanhum Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has written to the Commission of Inquiry, (COI) established to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate President Granger requesting an opportunity to rebut certain statements made by Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine. Blanhum had previously testified…

More weapons, cell phones found in Camp St. Prison

Source: Kaieteur News Some of the items found in the prison Less than a month after a number of inmates were transferred back to the Camp Street Prison, some of them have managed to get their hands on contraband. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuel said that between 06:15 and 08:45 hrs yesterday, a…

Bank of Guyana zeros in on illegal money changers

Source: Kaieteur News The Bank of Guyana has signaled intentions of clamping down on illegal money changers around the country. With scores of operators on America Street, Georgetown; Stabroek Market and in Berbice, the money changers have for years been largely out of the radar of the Central Bank, regulator of the Cambio…

Baby girl left in car suffocated – PM

Source: Kaieteur News – Childcare and Protection (CCPA) seeks to meet family, says 8-year-old will need counselling The baby girl in last Tuesday’s tragic car death succumbed from suffocation, a post-mortem performed yesterday revealed. Kaieteur News was told that the post-mortem showed that the eight-month-old suffered brain and lung edema, (a condition in…

PM confirms strangulation in Chinese businessman’s murder

Source: Kaieteur News Dead: Lian Jiang The 44-year-old businessman, whose bound body was found in his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) restaurant last Thursday, was strangled. A post mortem examination performed on the remains of Liyan Jiang at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour yesterday showed that he died from strangulation, cerebral haemorrhage and asphyxiation.…

Minister Valerie Patterson ties the knot

Source: Kaieteur News – President Granger extends congratulations, best wishes Getting hitched: President David Grangerwith the newly weds-Minister within theMinistry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Mrs. Valerie Patterson-Yearwood and Mr. GodfreyYearwood President David Granger yesterday attended the wedding reception of Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood…

Serena eyes ‘outrageous’ Australian Open return

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child. The 23-time grand slam winner announced her pregnancy in April and will be…

Warner recovering from neck blow says Lehmann

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday. The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees…

Minister Hastings-Williams reassigned to Ministry of the Presidency

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger, today, announced that Minister within the Ministry of Communities,  Dawn Hastings-Williams will assume the portfolio of Minister of Public Affairs in the Ministry of the Presidency with effect from September 1, 2017. Link: Minister Hastings-Williams reassigned to Ministry of the Presidency

Minister Valerie Patterson weds

Source: Stabroek News   President David Granger, earlier today, attended the wedding reception of Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Valerie Patterson- Yearwood and . Link: Minister Valerie Patterson weds

South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in the country

Source: Stabroek News Grace Mugabe   JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) – South African police confirmed on Wednesday that Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe remained in the country and had applied for diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel. Link: South African police confirm Grace Mugabe remains in

Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

Source: Stabroek News Daniel Craig   LONDON, (Reuters) – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Link: Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

Weapons, contraband found at Camp Street Prison

Source: Guyana Chronicle A search of the Camp Street Prison uncovered contraband Tuesday morning that included cell phones, cannabis, sim cards, lighters, razor blades and improvised weapons. Prison Director Gladwin Samuels said a joint operation was carried out at the Georgetown prison where the entire brick prison was searched. He noted that continuous…

Dawn Hasting-Williams to be appointed Minister of Public Affairs

Source: Guyana Chronicle Minister in the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hasting-Williams will officially be officially appointed Minister of Public Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency this month end, President David Granger confirmed Wednesday morning. “It was a question of my own judgment and I have to continuously evaluate the workload of every…

UN experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

Source: Stabroek News UN experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations GENEVA, (Reuters) – United Nations human rights experts called on the United States today to combat rising racist violence and xenophobia and to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes. Link: UN experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

Mystery aircraft traced to Brazilian company

Source: Stabroek News The twin-engine Beechcraft seized by authorities on an improvised airstrip on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine area, was yesterday confirmed as bearing a registration number belonging to an investment company in Brazil. Link: Mystery aircraft traced to Brazilian company

ExxonMobil signs deal for offshore base

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil yesterday signed a deal with Guyana Shore Base Inc (GYSBI) for an onshore support facility at Houston on the East Bank of Demerara. Link: ExxonMobil signs deal for offshore base

CAPE passes rise to 92.57%

Source: Stabroek News While students who sat Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams in May and June of this year will be able to access their results online on Friday, the Ministry of Education has already announced that Guyana has recorded a 7% increase in passes at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). Link:

Baby dies after being left in car

Source: Stabroek News A post-mortem examination is expected to be done today to determine the cause of death of a nine-month-old baby, who died on Monday after she was left in a car. Link: Baby dies after being left in car

Boyfriend charged with murder of Canje teen

Source: Stabroek News Ryan Singh, the man accused of killing his teenage girlfriend by slitting her throat, was yesterday charged with her murder and remanded to prison. Link: Boyfriend charged with murder of Canje teen

Gunmen rob Coffee Bean customers

Source: Stabroek News Gunmen posing as customers cornered a businessman and his driver in the Coffee Bean Café on Church Street just before midday yesterday and relieved them of an undisclosed amount of cash, shortly after they had left a city bank. Link: Gunmen rob Coffee Bean customers

Unhealthy situation

Source: Stabroek News Unhealthy situation: This open back truck was seen in Norton Street yesterday collecting solid waste from homes and businesses. Link: Unhealthy situation

Cop corroborates testimony of senior rank’s abuse after accident

Source: Stabroek News A second police constable yesterday testified that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Frank Thompson did use abusive language to a junior rank who was investigating his involvement in a vehicular accident. Link: Cop corroborates testimony of senior rank’s abuse after accident

Disparate sentences for escapees, harbourer were in keeping with laws, lawyers say

Source: Stabroek News Despite the disparity seen in recent sentences handed down for some prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison and a man who harboured an escapee, some legal minds say that the courts acted according to the law. Link: Disparate sentences for escapees, harbourer were in keeping with laws, lawyers say

Questions abound

Source: Guyana Chronicle –over escape of occupants from mystery plane –gov’t concerned, promises full probe NUMEROUS questions are being raised over the police’s account that the occupants of an aircraft that landed on an illegal airstrip in the Rupununi on Sunday escaped, even as government promises a full investigation and expresses concerns over…

Venezuelan soldiers rob Guyanese

Source: Guyana Chronicle …say had no food supplies in 45 days …issue apology to Joint Services RESIDENTS of White Water Village, an Indigenous community close to the Venezuela border, are calling on the authorities to establish a police outpost in the area following a robbery committed by a group of Spanish-speaking soldiers last…

GRA says tax collection up by 13%

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has collected billions during the first half of 2017, according to Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia during a news conference hosted on Monday by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. Statia told reporters that based on the statistics in the Mid-Year Report, there “is clear evidence that we are…

Guyana records 92% pass rate at CAPE

Source: Guyana Chronicle …CSEC results to be released next Tuesday THE Ministry of Education on Tuesday night announced that Guyana has secured a 92.57 per cent pass rate at the recently-concluded Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). Some 851 students from nine secondary schools and four private institutions sat the examinations in May and…

Gov’t commits $1M to help child with liver tumour

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Public Health Ministry has pledged $1M to assist nine-year-old Jamal Williams to undergo a liver transplant in India but much more is needed, his mother Natasha Williams told the Guyana Chronicle. After experiencing severe abdominal pain in January 2016, Jamal, a resident of the West Indian Housing Scheme in…

Gaming body to visit Sleepin today

Source: Guyana Chronicle …owner says unaware of money- laundering probe MEMBERS of the Gaming Authority will today conduct a site visit at the Sleepin International Hotel and Casino Inc. amid reports that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has launched an investigation into allegations that the business owner and his associates are involved…

12-yr-old raped by taxi driver in Linden

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Linden police are continuing their search for a taxi driver who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl on Saturday night. The child was a passenger of the taxi driver. According to E’ Division Commander, Senior Superintendent, Fazil Karimbaksh, the incident allegedly took place at approximately 22:30 hrs at the Kara…

Teen killer remanded

Source: Guyana Chronicle RYAN Singh, 30, the man who is accused of murdering his teenage girlfriend was on Tuesday, August 15 charged with her murder. Singh appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sisters Magistrate’s Court, East Bank Berbice, where he was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated on…

Sweeper/cleaners picket Education Ministry

Source: Kaieteur News continue to demand better wages Yesterday, a number of sweeper/cleaners stood in front of the Ministry of Education’s A section of the aggrieved sweeper/cleaners outside the Education Ministry on Brickdam yesterday. Brickdam location to picket for better wages. The major concerns of these workers are how they could survive with…

Commercial bank halts lending for home construction

Source: Kaieteur News As Government moves to jumpstart the once-booming housing sector, there are indications that at least one commercial bank may be saying no to applicants for construction. While the banking sector has been quiet about the housing sector, there has been within the last three years a noted slowdown in construction…

Traffic ranks strip tint from 18 police vehicles

Source: Kaieteur News  “If we are taking tint off civilian vehicles, then equally police ranks (who are unauthorized) should take theirs off as well…” -Traffic Chief   What’s unlawful for the civilian is also unlawful for the cop. That’s the message that Traffic Chief Dion Moore seems to be sending out to ranks who…

NDC office near Police Station broken into

Source: Kaieteur News The Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) at Grove, East Bank Demerara, located a stone’s throw away from a police station was on Monday broken into, during the wee hours of the morning. It was reported that the brazen burglars made off with $5000 cash along with a camera. Chairman of the…

Malaysian businessman trailed from bank, robbed in café  

Source: Kaieteur News Gunmen yesterday trailed a Malaysian businessman from a city bank to a café on Church Street, Georgetown where they robbed him of over one million Guyana dollars. A detective (backing camera) taking a statement from the Malaysian businessman yesterday. The unmasked men robbed about seven other customers who were in…

Cops probe suspected hot car death of baby girl

Source: Kaieteur News Police have questioned the relatives of a baby girl, who died at around 14.30 hrs yesterday, after being left unattended in her father’s car. The eight-month-old infant, of Greater Georgetown, was found panting for breath in her father’s car, and was subsequently pronounced dead at the Davis Memorial Hospital Kaieteur…

Guyana records 92.57 percent pass rate at CAPE

Source: Kaieteur News Government says that 851 candidates from nine secondary schools and four private institutions sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in May-June of 2017. Guyana achieved a 92.57% pass rate with Grades1- 5, against 86.74% last year, an increase of 7%. -16.47% of the entries attained Grade 1, -22.90% attained…

Regional Under-19 one-day wins for Windwards, Guyana and T&T

Source: Guyana Chronicle BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Batsman Emmanuel Stewart returned from West Indies Under-19 duty to immediately stamp his authority, as he steered Windward Islands to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Jamaica in the opening round of the Regional Under-19 one-day championship here yesterday. The 17-year-old Grenadian, who toured South Africa…

Suriname beat Guyana 3-1 at CONCACAF U-15 Championships

Source: Guyana Chronicle SURINAME defeated Guyana 3-1 yesterday in their second match at this year’s Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-15 Championships in Florida, USA. Guyana had opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against St Kitts and Nevis and coach Bryan Joseph had hoped for a better…

St. Lucia Stars fall to sixth successive CPL loss

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOR the first 37 overs of the game, St Lucia Stars were ahead and cruising. Then came that one over everyone talks about in this format. With the Tallawahs requiring 40 off three overs in their chase of 174, Mitchell McClenaghan conceded 20 runs, and the Stars’ hopes of their…

Law praises Windies captain Jason Holder

Source: Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – Head coach Stuart Law has praised the character of Test captain Jason Holder and says he could be an effective leader over the next decade in West Indies cricket. The 25-year-old all-rounder is preparing to lead West Indies in the opening Test of a three-Test series…

Lake Mainstay Regatta thrills hundreds of spectators

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Annual Lake Mainstay Regatta thrilled hundreds of spectators and fans when Dave Scott and Dave Gonsalves revived their rivalry on the waterways. The duo were tied at one win each in the unlimited class before Gonsalves turned turtle after leading the last race. Scott carried on in a restarted…

Forde, Singh and Seales shine for Windies U-15 on UK tour

Source: Guyana Chronicle ALL-rounder Matthew Forde, skipper Sachin Singh and fast bowler Jayden Seales have been among the stand-out performers for the Windies Under-15 Invitational squad, who have so far won two of their three matches on their tour of England. Forde has hit a couple of half-centuries and recorded tidy bowling performances…

Clifton Bacchus says unaware Sleepin subject of money laundering probe

Source: Stabroek News Clifton Bacchus Businessman Clifton Bacchus today said he is unaware that his hotel Sleepin is the subject of a money laundering probe as alleged in a report in today’s Guyana Chronicle. Link: Clifton Bacchus says unaware Sleepin subject of money laundering probe

Police commission complies with ‘unconstitutional’ order to halt promotions review

Source: Stabroek News Although President David Granger’s recent directive to the Police Service Com-mission to halt its consideration of promotions is unconstitutional, Chairman Omesh Satyanand yesterday said that some members of the body have decided to comply. Link: Police commission complies with ‘unconstitutional’ order to halt promotions review

Rescinding parking meter contract is city’s only option

Source: Stabroek News Convinced that the courts will find the metered parking contract to be illegal, the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) is calling on the Georgetown City Council to bite the bullet and rescind the contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS). Link: Rescinding parking meter contract is city’s only option

Jordan says 2.2% growth not to be scoffed at

Source: Stabroek News According to Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, in light of regional economic developments, the 2017 Mid-year growth of 2.2% should be regarded positively. Link: Jordan says 2.2% growth not to be scoffed at

Emergency work on key stretch of Lethem road completed

Source: Stabroek News Emergency work on the Hunt Oil Stretch has successfully been completed and, as of Friday afternoon, traffic flow along the key route into Region Nine had resumed as per normal, a release from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) said yesterday. Link: Emergency work on key stretch of Lethem road

Sleepin boss, associates being probed for money laundering

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Gaming Authority could likely reject altogether an application for the Sleepin Hotel to operate a Casino here with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) disclosing that the owner, Clifton Bacchus and several of his associates are under investigation for money laundering since July last year. (See more of this…

Marriott’s loans with RBL renegotiated

Source: Kaieteur News Finance Minister insists rising debts manageable Government says that management of its debts is not out of control and is within GRA’s Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia (r) and Finance Minister Winston Jordan, yesterday. acceptable standards. Speaking yesterday during a review of the country’s Half Year report, Finance Minister Winston Jordan noted…

Illegal aircraft found in Rupununi

Source: Kaieteur News – Pilot among three persons seen running from ‘airstrip’ Police on Sunday afternoon found a foreign aircraft in the Santa Fe area, North Rupununi, and its pilot was among three persons seen running away from a graded piece of land used as an airstrip. The aircraft that was discovered on…

Army on the trail of mystery plane

Source: Guyana Chronicle –found abandoned on illegal Rupununi airstrip MEMBERS of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) were on Monday on their way to the North Rupununi following the discovery on Sunday of an aircraft left abandoned on the very illegal airstrip that was uncovered two weeks ago five miles west of Santa Fé.…

‘Claim your space’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM urges Rupununi youths PRIME minister, Moses Nagamootoo has urged youths in the Rupununi to shake off the label of being referred to as ‘bus people’ and claim their space in the field of science and technology to help build a better Guyana. The Prime Minister who is also performing…

PUC says complaints stack up against GTT

Source: Guyana Chronicle …GPL pays out $30M in credits to consumers MORE than 500 complaints have already been filed for 2017 against public utility companies for inefficient services provided, with the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) having to repay over…

Peacemaker fatally stabbed at BBQ

Source: Kaieteur News A 50-year-old electrician was killed early yesterday when he intervened in an argument between two men during a barbeque at the Number 42 Village Community Centre ground, West Coast Berbice. The area where Sylvan Stoll was stabbed. The incident happened around 00:40 hrs. The deceased has been identified as Sylvan…

Herstelling man stabbed to death

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE are investigating the murder of Sylvan Stoll, 50, an electrician of Plot ‘B’, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara which occurred about 00:40hr Monday at No. 42 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB). The man was allegedly killed by a 32 year-old labourer of Onderneeming, WBD. Investigations revealed that the victim and…

Horse cart owner charged for damaging Superbet computer

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 23-year-old horse cart operator who damaged a computer belonging to the gambling agency, Super Bet after being enraged over losing his money was on Monday charged with damage to property. Vandam Phagoo of Norton Street, Lodge appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that on July 31 at…

DPP appeals order to return Dataram $9M

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecution has given notice that it will appeal a High Court order that the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) should return $9M seized from convicted drug trafficker, Barry Dataram and his brother, Troy Dataram back in 2015. The decision came after a lengthy…

Fourth man charged for $28M Craig robbery

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 25-year-old fish vendor was on Monday charged for the $28M armed robbery committed on a Chinese’s national, in addition two firearm related charges, when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Mervin Blackman of Daisy Street, South Ruimveldt was charged and remanded to prison until August 28 by City…

ExxonMobil updates govt. officials during Texas visit

Source: Kaieteur News Several government officials were recently updated on the operations of ExxonMobil in Guyana and the development of the Stabroek Block where petroleum was found. The Guyana delegation flanked by ExxonMobil officials. Government Ministers Carl Greenidge, Raphael Trotman, Winston Jordan, David Patterson and Dominic Gaskin, together with Presidential Advisor, Dr. Jan…

Landmark Tobacco Bill will save lives – Latin American org.

Source: Guyana Chronicle DIRECTOR of Caribbean and Latin America Programmes – Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Patricia Sosa said the landmark Tobacco Control Legislation passed by Guyana’s National Assembly is a historic step for the nation, and its assent by President David Granger will guarantee that the people of Guyana are protected from the…

‘Fast and loose’

Source: Guyana Chronicle Jordan dismisses as spurious, claims economy underperforming CRITICISMS about lack of growth in the economy were on Monday dismissed as misconceptions by Finance Minister Winston Jordan. “Fast and loose” is how he terms those claims, while stating that the facts are glaring. During a press conference called to address the…

Jagdeo give Exxon an offer dem couldn’t refuse

Source: Kaieteur News People does go fuh interview all de time. Sometimes de question does be tricky and can have many answers. Dem boys know a case wheh a certain man decide that he want a secretary. Four young gyal apply and dem had to answer de same question. De man ask dem…

Amazon Warriors face tough home leg

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Harper urges consistent, smart cricket … Singh promises 150 percent WITH two points from four overseas games, the Guyana Amazon Warriors returned to these shores yesterday to begin their phase of home matches in the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Unlike previous years, the Warriors are faced with…

Eight medals for National Badminton team

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE National Badminton team secured eight medals at the Caribbean Regional Badminton Championships, played at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago. Guyana won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Medalling for Guyana were: Priyanna Ramdhani silver in U-17 singles, Priyanna Ramdhani & Tyrese Jeffrey gold…

Golden Jaguars to play Grenada in St George’s on October 7

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA’S Golden Jaguars will roar once again when they face Grenada in an International Friendly on October 7, at the Kirani James National Stadium in St George’s. President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde confirmed with the Chronicle Sport that the country’s Men’s senior National Team will play…

Rose Hall Town Jammers advance to final of BABA tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle ROSE Hall Town Jammers continued their unbeaten run when the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) 2017 tournament continued on Sunday with an exciting semi-final match–up. The much-anticipated encounter for the two teams was played at the Fyrish Basketball Court. Tip-off was 16:00hrs with the home team Fyrish Black Sharks taking…

CONCACAF U-15 Championships

Source: Guyana Chronicle Guyana draw 1-1 with St Kitts and Nevis in opening match GUYANA played to a 1-1 draw with St Kitts and Nevis yesterday, in their opening match of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-15 Championship. Played at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton,…

Thirty-two customers win MoneyGram CPLT20 promotion

Source: Guyana Chronicle MONEYGRAM Money Transfer rewarded 32 local customers with tickets to witness matches at the Guyana National Stadium for the Guyana leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket tournament, set to get underway on Thursday. MoneyGram International, one of the official partners of the 2017 Hero CPL T20…

Cricket summer camp underway at DCC

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH the aim of imparting the rudiments of the game of cricket, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), in collaboration with the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), yesterday kick-started the annual Cricket Summer Camp at the Queenstown-based facility. Roughly 80 youngsters aged 7 to 17 were part of the opening day as…

Now retired, Bolt excited about the next chapter

Source: Guyana Chronicle IT was not the fastest 400m of Usain Bolt’s career (his lifetime best will go down in history as 45.28, dating back to 2007) but it was a landmark circuit for the Jamaican who has illuminated track and field these past nine years with his superhuman talent and his stellar…

Ashwin, Sammy complete dominant India whitewash of Sri Lanka

Source: Guyana Chronicle PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – A ruthless India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days in the final Test yesterday to complete a 3-0 whitewash in one of the most one-sided Test series in recent times. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets between them as the world’s…

ExxonMobil hosts ministers

Source: Stabroek News ExxonMobil hosted a delegation of Government Ministers from Guyana at its Campus in Houston, Texas on August 10 and 11. Link: ExxonMobil hosts ministers

Herstelling electrician fatally stabbed at barbecue

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are investigating the murder of Sylvan Stoll, 50, an electrician of Plot ‘B’, Herstelling, EBD, which occurred about 12.40 am today at No. Link: Herstelling electrician fatally stabbed at barbecue

Mystery aircraft seized on North Rupununi strip

Source: Stabroek News The plane that was discovered A mystery aircraft was seized by the police on an improvised airstrip in the North Rupununi yesterday after three men were seen running from it. Link: Mystery aircraft seized on North Rupununi strip

T&T judge rules detention of Nigerian illegal, says immigration law needs amending

Source: Stabroek News Justice Carol Gobin (Trinidad Guardian) A High Court judge has called on Parliament to revise immigration laws to more clearly define the powers of Immigration officials in handling illegal immigrants and refugees. Link: T&T judge rules detention of Nigerian illegal, says immigration law needs amending

Timehri miner bludgeoned to death in Potaro backdam

Source: Stabroek News A Timehri, East Bank Demerara miner was beaten to death on Saturday at a dredge site in the Potaro backdam during an alcohol-fuelled clash with a co-worker. Link: Timehri miner bludgeoned to death in Potaro backdam

Charlestown bond continues to bleed Treasury – Nandlall

Source: Stabroek News More than a year after the drug bond scandal erupted, there is nothing to suggest that the multimillion contract for the monthly rental of the Sussex Street property has been terminated, according to PPP/C MP Anil Nandlall who has expressed concern over the matter and called for it to be…

At last…Amazon Warriors win

Source: Stabroek News Rashid Khan (ESPN) In a battle of the winless, Guyana Amazon Warriors got off the mark in tense fashion, securing a six-wicket win with a ball to spare courtesy a rounded batting effort chasing a target of 153. Link: At last…Amazon Warriors win

Dynamic still to clear passenger backlog

Source: Stabroek News Passengers travelling to New York with US-based carrier Dynamic Airways have once again voiced their frustration at the continued cancellations and delays they have been experiencing. Link: Dynamic still to clear passenger backlog

Police retain Boyce/Jefford trophy

Source: Stabroek News Remarkable displays of speed, strength, stamina and leaping ability, enabled the Guyana Police Force Athletic Club (GPFAC) to retain the championship trophy of the Boyce/Jefford Classic last night at the MacKenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground.  Link: Police retain Boyce/Jefford trophy

ExxonMobil to put down buoys in Stabroek Block

Source: Stabroek News As part of stepped up operations in Guyana’s waters, ExxonMobil will be putting down a series of buoys around its Liza well in the Stabroek Block and within a matter of weeks it will have a total of eight vessels offshore engaged in various tasks. Link: ExxonMobil to put down

Lady Jags swept aside by Cuba 8-0

Source: Stabroek News Guyana ended their CONCACAF Girls u17 Football Championship campaign win-less, going down 8-0 to Cuba yesterday in their final group matchup at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora. Link: Lady Jags swept aside by Cuba 8-0

Prosecutor under probe for tampering with high profile murder

Source: Kaieteur News     A senior prosecutor is under investigation for alleged  evidence tampering in an ongoing high profile murder case involving a wealthy businessman. Ranks from the Guyana Police Force’s Major Crimes Unit learnt of the allegation two weeks ago and have since launched an investigation. The police officer in question…

Safer seas

Source: Guyana Chronicle –piracy decreases significantly but scars still remain ARJUNE Permaul called “Bayo”, 45, remembers vividly the night he and two other crew members were attacked by two cutlass-wielding pirates on the “MV Varuni 4” on May 16, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Tain, Corentyne. The pirates allegedly…

500 scholarships awarded in past two years

Source: Guyana Chronicle MINISTER of State Joseph Harmon has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to supporting youth development, pointing out that some 500 scholarships have been given out in the past two years. He said the youth population must be equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to lead the country into prosperity.…

Cop in custody after fatal accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A YOUNG man of Indigenous descent perished on Sunday after a car driven by a police constable slammed into him on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). The accident occurred around 03:00 hrs and the body of the yet-to-be identified man has been taken to the Lyken Funeral…

Miner killed in drunken argument

Source: Guyana Chronicle MOHABEER Gangadeen Kooblall, 54, of Lot 1 GAC Old Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, died on Sunday after a verbal and physical confrontation with another miner with whom he was drinking on a dredge at the time. Kooblall was reportedly battered with a spade and thrown overboard by a 35-year-old…

Kwakwani mini-bus drivers increase fares

Source: Guyana Chronicle — in protest over deplorable condition of road RESIDENTS of the Region 10 community of Kwakwani are now forced to pay one-way minibus fares to Linden at $2,500, an increase of $500. Bus drivers have blamed the increase on the state of the Linden to Kwakwani trail, which state has…

Prison sentence won’t help

Source: Guyana Chronicle — order non-violent offenders to community service, sociologist urges   SOCIOLOGIST Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth has pointed out that too many persons are being incarcerated for non-violent offences and suggested the need for change in dispensation of justice when handling these offenders. She said criminal sentences could involve one or more different…

Boost for Linden seedling producers

Source: Guyana Chronicle SEEDLING producers who are members of the Region 10 Shade House Cooperative Society, on Saturday, received donations of tools and seeds from Member of Parliament, Jermaine Figueira, who partnered with several charitable organisations, to embark on a project aimed at promoting food security for the region. The organisations which include…

Four, not five ministers went to Texas

Source: Kaieteur News Minister Joseph Harmon did not travel to Texas with other ministers as was reported Sunday. In the wake of the article, he explained yesterday that he had travelled to New York and not with the group that headed to Texas. Kaieteur News regrets the error. There was information that five…

Pensioner died from multiple injuries

Source: Guyana Chronicle – post-mortem report A POST-MORTEM performed on the body of 71-year-old Chitratkha Sankar on Friday revealed the cause of death as multiple injuries. The pensioner was killed by a canter truck as she stood near the median at Houston Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Thursday morning. Reports indicate that…

Govt. increases efforts to strengthen public financial management

Source: Kaieteur News   Government is set to implement a number of measures to improve public administration and public financial management. According to the Finance Ministry, a results-based management system continues to be instituted across central government with greater emphasis on areas of demonstrated weakness and where capacity gaps exist. Complementary to this…

Six charged for Number 69 Village robbery

Source: Kaieteur News   Six men were on Friday charged with robbery under arms committed on Sachin Ramrattan of Number 69 Village, when they appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court. Jointly charged were Satyavan Bhawan, aka ‘Blacka’,45, a labourer of Number 76 Village, Corriverton, Mahendra Singh alias ‘Sunil’, 33,…

Manufacturers, producers cautioned about food additives

Source: Guyana Chronicle DEPUTY Chief Medical Officer (DCMO), Dr Karen Boyle, is calling on food manufacturers and producers to exercise effective control over food additives, residues and contaminants. While food additives are used to preserve nutritional quality, enhance stability, maintain attractiveness and assist in the processing of food, it is a reasonable requirement…

Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4×400 world title

Source: Stabroek News Men’s 4 x 400 metres relay final – London Stadium, Britain – August 13, 2017 – Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago wins the gold medal. Link: Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4×400 world title

Explosive Narine helps TKR sink Tridents

Source: Stabroek News Sunil Narine on the attack PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Man-of-the-Match Sunil Narine thrilled in his new role as opener with a career-best half-century as Trinbago Knight Riders stayed top of the Caribbean Premier League standings with a two-wicket victory over arch-rivals Barbados Tridents here late Saturday night. Link:

Six remanded over Number 69 armed robbery

Source: Stabroek News The house where the robbery occurred Six Upper Corentyne men were remanded on Friday for invading a Number 69 Village boat owner’s house and robbing him of a quantity of cash and jewellery on  August 5. Link: Six remanded over Number 69 armed robbery

Trump’s threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

Source: Stabroek News Nicolas Maduro CARACAS,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political life-line for the country’s unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of U.S. Link: Trump’s threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

Guyana crush Jamaica to lift title

Source: Stabroek News BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Guyana thrashed Jamaica by nine wickets to lift the 2017 Regional Under-19 Championship title on the last day of the final round of matches here Saturday. Link: Guyana crush Jamaica to lift title

Strikers FC win twice

Source: Stabroek News Strikers FC and Rising Stars secured wins over Potaro Strikers and Lazio, respectively, when the Bartica leg of the National Milling Company (Namilco) Thunderbolt Flour Power U17 League continued on Friday. Link: Strikers FC win twice

Wins for Plaisance Guardians, Sonics in the Open division

Source: Stabroek News Plaisance Guardians overcame newcomers Kobras 99-97 in their Open Division encounter when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League continued on Thursday at the Burnham Court at Carmichael and Middle streets. Link: Wins for Plaisance Guardians, Sonics in the Open division

Dhawan hits hundred before Sri Lanka strike back

Source: Stabroek News PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka,(Reuters) – India’s Shikhar Dhawan smashed his sixth hundred and added 188 in an opening partnership with KL Rahul before Sri Lanka’s spinners fought back to halt the touring side’s progress in the third and final test on Saturday. Link: Dhawan hits hundred before Sri Lanka strike back

Cullen

Source: Stabroek News Cullen on the Essequibo Coast is precisely 23.5 kilometres from Supenaam, between Bremen and Abrams Zuil. Link: Cullen

Public interest-driven broadcast bill can’t be delayed -Nagamootoo

Source: Stabroek News Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo yesterday issued a defence for the recently passed amendments to the broadcasting legislation, while saying that they are urgently needed in the public’s interest and cannot be delayed. Link: Public interest-driven broadcast bill can’t be delayed -Nagamootoo

Champions Chelsea beaten at home in first game

Source: Stabroek News   LONDON, (Reuters)  Premier League champions Chelsea suffered an embarrassing home defeat on the first Saturday of the new season, having two men sent off as unfancied Burnley beat them 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. Link: Champions Chelsea beaten at home in first game

ESPN, Future Stars & Lot-20 secure quarter-final berths

Source: Stabroek News ESPN, Future Stars, and Lot-20 secured their respective quarterfinal berths, when the 3rd Annual Xtra Beer ‘Ballers in the Summer’ Street Football Championship group stage commenced, on Friday at the Pouderoyen Tarmac. Link: ESPN, Future Stars & Lot-20 secure quarter-final berths

A Community’s Pride

Source: Guyana Chronicle Santa/Aratak villagers driving community’s tourism By Ravena Gildharie COMMUNITY-based tourism has blossomed in Guyana but it is mostly led by private individuals and tour companies, often distanced from the areas they showcase. Recognising that they were not gaining fully from such ventures, the residents of the Santa/Aratak village in Region…

Best in the Field

Source: Guyana Chronicle Kwakwani’s football gem, Jalade Trim AT five-years-old, Jalade Trim, who hails from Kwakwani in (Region 10) fell in love with the sport of football when she first saw Brazilian great Neymar da Silva Santos Junior on televison. Seven years later, at just 12 years old, Jalade was a starting forward…

Cleared NBS manager tells of nightmare getting jobs in US

Source: Kaieteur News –   Says appeal of High Court ruling an unconscionable act Two former managers of the New Building Society (NBS) who said they suffered terribly from trumped up fraud charges 10 years ago, are calling on the mortgage institution to do the right thing. From left: Former CEO, Maurice Arjoon, Former…

Georgetown’s fading wooden architecture

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Ravena Gildharie FROM well-planned thoroughfares, Georgetown once boasted the most picturesque timber architecture; a City with prolific concepts and styles from foundation to the roofs of almost each building, and distinctive of its architect. Much detail even went into the design and construction of surrounding fences and railings of…

Bisram’s legal team questions extradition law

Source: Kaieteur News businessman claimed he received police protection as a dignitary Fighting extradition: Marcus Bisram Embattled US-based Guyanese businessman, Marcus Bisram, wanted in Guyana to face charges related to the murder of a Berbice carpenter, is fighting tooth-and-nail against extradition. In a 39-page Memorandum of Law in Opposition filed Friday, Bisram’s lawyer,…

The gift of vision

Source: Guyana Chronicle The intricate technique of Corneal Transplants FOR many years, 67-year-old Jasoda Rajkumar had known that there was something drastically wrong with her right eye. It took her several years before she was diagnosed with Cataract – an eye disease that causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy preventing…

A niche for youth

Source: Guyana Chronicle Guyana’s National Under 17 Football Coach and Youth Leader, Sampson Gilbert, AKA “Benayah” founded the Cavel Foundation Youth OrganiSation (CFYO) in 2015. CFYO was named after Benayah’s son, Cavel Gilbert, who was struck and killed by a vehicle in June of 2013, on Mandela Avenue and Pineapple Street. He was only 22…

How to spot an art scam

Source: Guyana Chronicle JUST over a month ago I received an email from someone enquiring about purchasing my artwork. The person? Well, he identified himself as Anthonio Jack from Oregon using the email address anthonioj123@gmail.com. In all the years since I’ve had my own, I’ve come across “real” persons with much stranger email…

The importance of teamwork

Source: Guyana Chronicle I HAD a very hectic but interesting week and was surrounded by a lot of young people. I attended the Come Alive Network Youth Conference with two of the foundation’s youth leaders, Sadia Smith and Sasha Castello. I assisted in facilitating the fabric art session at the Giving Hope Foundation…

Changing lives through education, sport and culture

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Buxton Youth Developers’ Summer Activities By Gibron Rahim Youths are the foundation of every society with a hope for a brighter future. They are the caretakers of the legacy of those who came before them. For this reason, investment of time and resources into their growth and development is…

Bring on the Funkk!

Source: Guyana Chronicle Trinidadian Afrofunkk designer – Charlene Sheppard- Duncan WHILE walking with her mother in the streets of Trinidad, an interesting sight caught the eye of 10-year- old Charlene Sheppard. It was a woman on a bicycle, eccentrically dressed in bright-coloured vintage clothing. Her head was cleanly shaven and her eyebrows were…

Pastor, husband carjacked outside home

Source: Kaieteur News A pastor and her husband were held at gunpoint and forced to hand over their car at around 21:00 hrs on Friday after three armed men confronted the couple and their 11-year-old daughter outside their Industry, East Coast Demerara home. Edward Skinner, 59, and his wife, Savitri, who is a…

Five Ministers visit Exxon H/Q in Texas

Source: Kaieteur News … to “familiarize” themselves with oil and gas matters Five senior ministers of the Government of Guyana are currently in Irving, Texas, visiting with officials of ExxonMobil. Those on the trip are Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman; Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan; Minister of…

No arrest in Chinese restaurant owner murder

Source: Kaieteur News Yesterday, investigators discovered that the surveillance cameras they were depending on to give Dead: Liyan Jiang them a lead in the murder of 44-year-old Liyan Jiang, does not have any footage of the businessman’s attackers due to the way it was positioned. A police source explained that the cameras are…

Seven-year- old dies in Capoey Lake accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle An accident at Capoey Lake on the Essequibo Coast has left seven-year-old Wesley Benn dead and others injured.Sources from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have confirmed that the lad died after the car he was travelling in drove off a bridge and into the lake around 16:00hrs on Saturday. The…

Slick Britain win 4×100 relay as Bolt pulls up

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4×100 metres relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal. Link: Slick Britain win 4×100 relay as

One dead, 34 injured in clashes at Virginia white nationalist rally

Source: Stabroek News First responders at the scene after the car crashed into the crowd (Reuters photo) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and 34 others injured in Charlottesville, Virginia today when white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a…

Closing of Girl Guides camp

Source: Stabroek News First Lady, Sandra Granger, last evening, told members of the Guyana Girl Guides Association that it is her hope for them that they become strong women, who are conscious of their value and self-worth. Link: Closing of Girl Guides camp

Pakistan recalls 10 CPL players

Source: Stabroek News The Pakistan Cricket Board today threw a spanner into the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament currently underway when it abruptly revoked No-Objection Certificates given to 13 players currently in England and the West Indies and has asked them to return home to fulfill national and domestic commitments. Link: Pakistan

International auditing firm to help pick next T&T Top Cop

Source: Stabroek News Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams (Trinidad Guardian) Auditing firm KPMG’s has been awarded the contract to assist the Police Service Commission (PSC) in the recruitment and selection of a new Police Commissioner and Deputies. Link: International auditing firm to help pick next T&T Top Cop

Husband, wife dead in East Canje murder-suicide

Source: Stabroek News East Canje, Berbice residents were left in shock yesterday after well-known businessman Rudolph Blair, the owner of the Stretch D Dollar franchise in the county, murdered his estranged wife and then committed suicide. Link: Husband, wife dead in East Canje murder-suicide

Chinese businessman believed to have been killed during robbery

Source: Stabroek News Investigators suspect that Chinese businessman Liyan Jiang, who was found bound and gagged in his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo home on Thursday night, was killed during a robbery. Link: Chinese businessman believed to have been killed during robbery

Lethem hit by fuel shortage

Source: Stabroek News Residents in Lethem, Region Nine, may now have to look to neighbouring Brazil to source fuel as the condition of the Hunt Oil section of the Linden/Lethem road continues to prevent large vehicles from entering the town. Link: Lethem hit by fuel shortage

Soldier dies after Camp Stephenson crash

Source: Stabroek News A 37-year-old Staff Sergeant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) died on Thursday evening after he reportedly crashed into the back of a parked truck in the compound of Camp Stephenson at Timehri. Link: Soldier dies after Camp Stephenson crash

Region Two officer held for allegedly collecting house lot payment

Source: Stabroek News Omesh Sasenarayan, Regional Housing Officer for Region Two, was arrested yesterday afternoon for allegedly unlawfully collecting $50,000 for a house lot and issuing a forged receipt. Link: Region Two officer held for allegedly collecting house lot payment

Pregnant mother, 43, died after ruptured aneurysm

Source: Stabroek News The autopsy performed on Gladice Rodrigues, the 43-year-old pregnant mother of five who died on Wednesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), revealed that she died after an artery in her brain ruptured. Link: Pregnant mother, 43, died after ruptured aneurysm

Amazon Warriors crash to third successive defeat

Source: Stabroek News The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) sent the Guyana Amazon Warriors crashing to their third defeat in as many matches last evening at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Link: Amazon Warriors crash to third successive defeat

Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in a thriller

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud staked a claim for a starting place with the winner in a thrilling season-opening 4-3 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday. Link: Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in a thriller

“Troubled” businessman stabs wife to death, commits suicide

Source: Kaieteur News Stabbed to death: Rhonda Blair and dead businessman: Rudolph Blair Residents of Cumberland Village, East Canje Berbice, were awoken to the shocking news of the murder of their fellow villager and popular businesswoman, Rhonda Blair. As the news spread like wildfire across Berbice, many were still trying to come to…

Lethem runs out of fuel

Source: Kaieteur News The situation at Hunt Oil Road, Region Nine, where emergency work is expected to begin today Weeks of heavy rain and an almost impassible trail have contributed to the Region Nine border town of Lethem being without fuel. As of yesterday midday, only diesel and kerosene were available in the…

Cops believe restaurant owner was strangled

Source: Kaieteur News Dead: Lian Jiang The bound body of a Chinese national that was discovered in the bathroom area of the Paradise Chinese Restaurant at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, on Thursday night, has been identified as 44-year-old Lian Jiang, a father of two. Jiang’s body was found in the lower flat of…

Sugar targeted at 13,000 tonnes less this year

Source: Kaieteur News – repaired Skeldon factory readied for Sept. grind Skeldon factory is expected to be in operations next month after undergoingemergency repairs to a boiler The country’s sugar target is set to be around 13,000 tonnes less than last year, with its newest factory expected back on line by September. Announcing…

People frighten de future

Source: Kaieteur News Nuff people frighten because dem don’t know how de day gun end. People go to pay light bill and dem nearly get shoot. Yesterday, a woman wake up good but before de sun really raise she man kill she. De man run after he kill de woman and before de…

Guyoil launches two new road tank wagons

Source: Kaieteur News Guyoil Managing Director, Reggie Bhagwandin, presents the keys for the new tankers to a company driver, in the presence of several other employees The Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil) yesterday launched two new road tank wagons (RTWs) at its Providence Terminal. The company’s recent expansion of dealer-owned service stations, which…

EBDA seeks Skeldon takeover

Source: Guyana Chronicle — submits ambitious plan to manage sugar factory   THE East Berbice Development Association (EBDA) has submitted an ambitious plan to the authorities to manage the Skeldon Sugar Factory and proposes the cultivation of crops such as rice and beans to boost the income generating capacity of the State lands.…

Businessman kills wife, self

Source: Guyana Chronicle  …massive debts, broken family seen as motive A BUSINESSMAN allegedly stabbed his wife to death and then blew his brains out sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning at their East Canje, Berbice home, police have confirmed.  Dead are Rhonda Blair and her husband, Rudolph Blair. They co-owned the three…

Four men charged with rape of Bartica girls

Source: Guyana Chronicle FOUR persons were on Friday arrested for the alleged rape of two minors under the age of 16, at Bartica, Essequibo River, the Guyana Police Force said. The quartet, Romario Smartt, Tyan Boodhoo, Dale Edwards and Cadacy Degees, was charged based on advice handed down by the Director of Public…

‘I am not mad’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …whistle blower in alleged assassination plot defends testimony DURING a feisty cross-examination on Friday, Andriff Gillard, the Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident who said he was offered $7M to assassinate President David Granger made it clear that his mental faculties are intact. Attorneys before the Paul Slowe-led Commission of…

Rush on to fix Lethem trail

Source: Guyana Chronicle …as gas stations run out of fuel AS fuel stations at the town of Lethem ran out of fuel Friday morning, works were ongoing to remedy the impassable sections of the Georgetown/Lethem trail. Reports are that all the gas stations at the Region Nine (Upper Essequibo/Upper Takutu) town were without…

Region 5 RDC approves $3.6B 2018 budget

Source: Guyana Chronicle Councilors of the Regional Democratic Council of Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) on Wednesday approved a proposed $3.6B budget for the Region for 2018. The approval was given during a special meeting of the RDC which occurred despite a rift between the APNU/AFC Councilors and the Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal over his…

Guyoil commissions $159M fuel tankers

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANA Oil Company clients across the country will now be able to receive fuel in less than 24 hours when orders are made, following the acquisition of two new tankers which were commissioned on Friday. Two new fuel tankers were commissioned at Guyoil’s Providence Terminal. The company said the purpose…

Words are important and carry consequences

Source: Guyana Chronicle WORDS are important not only because they present a method of communication among human beings, but more so the consequences they can carry, especially when they can build positive relations or conversely pose dire threats to relations and lives. Given their potency, people and governments could find greater wisdom choosing…

Ex-clerk of Everest Cricket club on embezzlement charge

Source: Guyana Chronicle A FORMER Clerk of Everest Cricket Club was on Friday released on $100,000 bail after being charged with allegedly embezzling money from the company. Soma Basmattie Jaikaran of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and denied the allegation. Particulars of the charge alleged that between…

Fisherman charged for stealing GTT cable

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 22-YEAR-OLD fisherman was on Friday charged for stealing $1.3M worth in fiber optic cable from the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT). Ricky Singh of Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) appeared before City Magistrate Annett Singh and denied the simple larceny charge. Particulars of the charge alleged that between…

Guyana Cup attracts more sponsorship

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE organisers of the 11th Guyana Cup recently benefited from three more sponsorships towards Sunday’s race meet, scheduled for the Rising Sun Turf Club on the West Coast Berbice. The Berbice River Bridge Company, along with Prem’s Grocery and Fix It Tyre Shop, joined the long list of sponsors. Roy…

CPL Guyana ticket offices extend opening hours

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Thursday afternoon announced the extended opening hours of the Ticket Offices in Guyana as the Hero Caribbean Premier League matches, scheduled for Providence, draw closer. “Patrons may pick up their tickets between 08:30hrs and 18:00hrs Monday to Friday and 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs…

Comparative Analysis

Source: Guyana Chronicle Broadcasting Act 2011 Act No. 17 of 2011 and Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2017 Dear Editor THE Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2017 was conceived to eliminate the discrimination and inequalities that subsisted in the sector while simultaneously leveling the playing field and providing much needed clarity for regularization. The Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill…

Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’

Source: Stabroek News Donald Trump BEDMINSTER, N.J.,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump today threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis. Link: Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’

Port Health Officer was unprofessional

Source: Stabroek News Dear Editor, I would like to highlight the unwelcome treatment I received at the Canawaima Ferry Stelling by a Ministry of Public Health staffer – the Port Health Officer ‒ on July 18 and July 21, 2017.   Link: Port Health Officer was unprofessional

Peru’s president urges Venezuela’s Maduro to step down

Source: Stabroek News Pedro Pablo Kuczynski LIMA,  (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski today urged Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro to step down, calling him a “dictator”, and rejected the socialist leader’s call for the two to meet face-to-face along with other presidents in the region. Link: Peru’s president urges Venezuela’s Maduro to

Moco Moco to go into block making operations

Source: Guyana Chronicle The village of Moco Moco will benefit from a block making machine as the Ministry of Social Protection launched one of the preliminary Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Developments (SLED) projects in the community. Minister Amna Ally, MP who visited the community on Thursday met with residents of Moco Moco during…

Lethem gas stations run out of fuel

Source: Guyana Chronicle As the swamp-like conditions continue to take effect on the Georgetown/Lethem trail, the town’s gas stations have run out of gasoline. Reports are that all the gas stations at the Region Nine (Upper Essequibo/Upper Takutu) were without gasoline on Friday morning. An official at the Lethem Town Council confirmed that…

Business couple found dead

Source: Guyana Chronicle –cops probe possible murder/suicide The body of Popular business woman Rhonda Blair 42, was discovered in her home at Coburg Street East Canje Berbice late Thursday night and early Friday morning her husband, Rudolph Blair who police had been treating as the prime suspect was found in a clump of…

The role of youth

Source: Stabroek News “The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them, is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely, until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reins. Link: The role of youth

Co-proprietor of Stretch D Dollar stabbed to death, husband kills self

Source: Stabroek News Rhonda Blair, a co-proprietor of the Stretch D Dollar franchise in Berbice was stabbed to death in the wee hours of this morning and her husband, Rudolph later took his own life. Link: Co-proprietor of Stretch D Dollar stabbed to death, husband kills self

 Ten Guyanese for Crossfit Throwdown in Trinidad 

Source: Stabroek News The second annual Crossfit 12-12-12 Throwdown is set to take place tomorrow at the Woodbrook Youth Facility in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Link:  Ten Guyanese for Crossfit Throwdown in Trinidad 

Video: Builder of crumbling house was clueless

Source: Stabroek News As work on the home of Althea Thegg, which began to crumble two Wednesdays ago faces scrutiny, the General Secretary of the General Contractors Association of Guyana, Neil Cort Rogers says the builder should be held responsible. Link: Video: Builder of crumbling house was clueless

Chinese businessman killed at Tuschen

Source: Stabroek News The lifeless body of a Chinese businessman was found bound and gagged in his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, home last night. Link: Chinese businessman killed at Tuschen

Turkey’s Guliyev stuns field to win 200 metres

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey after switching allegiance from Azerbaijan, pulled off a shock 200 metres victory at the World Championships on Thursday, edging an emotional favourite Wayde van Niekerk into second place in a blanket finish. Link: Turkey’s Guliyev stuns field to win 200 metres

US Virgin Islander Malique Smith confirms for International 800m

Source: Stabroek News Middle distance standout from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Malique Smith has been confirmed to compete in the International Men’s 800m race at this weekend’s Kares Engineering Inc. Link: US Virgin Islander Malique Smith confirms for International 800m

SOCU returns $9M seized from Dataram after court ruling- attorney

Source: Stabroek News Chief Justice Roxane George last month ordered that $9 million, which was seized from convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram, be returned to his brother, Troy Dataram, according to attorney Glenn Hanoman. Link: SOCU returns M seized from Dataram after court ruling- attorney

Sangakkara steers Tallawahs to second win

Source: Stabroek News   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Reigning Caribbean Premier League champions Jamaica Tallawahs won their second on the trot when they beat Trinbago Knight Riders by four wickets here Wednesday night.a Chasing 148 at Queen’s Park Oval, the Tallawahs got home with four balls remaining to notch their second…

Houston woman, 69, fatally struck by Canter truck near home

Source: Kaieteur News Heading home from visiting her daughter, 69-year-old Chitraykha Sankar disembarked from a Dead: Chitraykha Sankar bus, only to be struck down by a truck while attempting to cross the East Bank Demerara public road. The accident occurred at around 06.11 hrs yesterday, just a few yards from the Lot 61…

“Govt.” wins Youth Parliament debate

Source: Kaieteur News   The “Government” successfully debated four motions in the National Assembly yesterday at the third annual sitting of Youth Parliament. Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry, the chief judge of a panel of three judges which included Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack and Dr. Valerie Leung, announced the winners,…

Concern over powers given to Minister in Petroleum Act

Source: Kaieteur News   Many citizens who are following the development of the local oil and gas industry are concerned by the amount of powers given to the Minister of Natural Resources via the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill. While a few persons have expressed their concerns in the letter pages of Kaieteur…

Former Citizens Bank employee jailed for fraud

Source: Kaieteur News Jailed: Kester Harvey Kester Harvey, a former Loan Officer at Citizens Bank, was yesterday jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of defrauding one of the bank’s customers of $3M. The sentencing was handed down by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Harvey, of Herstelling,…

Economic boom

Source: Guyana Chronicle –aviation sector contributes $20.7B to economy, supports 12,000 jobs –estimated to expand exponentially with emergence of oil and gas sector THE aviation sector contributes significantly to the local economy, a US $50,000 study conducted here by Oxford Economics Limited has found. According to the May 2015 study titled “The impact…

Over 400 reservists in training at Makouria

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger said that each capital town and Administrative Region in Guyana will have a unit of the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM), which will allow young people to benefit from skills training, to become equipped to provide support in the event of natural disasters, to become comfortable with the…

No wholesale disclosure

Source: Guyana Chronicle — only relevant GRA staffers to get excerpts of Exxon contract THE Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has said that in keeping with government’s position on the non-disclosure of the contract with U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil, only “relevant officers” will have access to excerpts of the pact. In a statement on…

Suspect in ‘oral sex murder’ arrested

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Police have arrested one of two suspects on Thursday in connection with the death of a 40-year-old miner, Orlando La Cruz, of Pomeroon River, who was shot dead on June 15 at Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District (NWD). La Cruz was shot to the right side neck…

Pensioner crushed by canter truck

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was hit and killed by a canter truck as she stood near the median at Houston public road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Thursday morning. Dead is Chitratkha Sankar of Lot 61, Houston, EBD. Reports indicate that the pensioner was heading out to a clinic when the accident…

Guyanese can now travel to Qatar visa-free

Source: Guyana Chronicle   QATAR Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways have announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge…

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