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May 23, 2017

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Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Source: iNews Guyana | Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 following “a short but brave battle with cancer” (Getty Images) (BBC) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the

Haitians granted six-month stay in the US

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Haitians granted six-month stay in the US [BBC] – The Trump administration has granted a six-month extension to nearly 60,000 Haitians who were offered temporary protection in the US after a devastating earthquake in 2010. The extension will allow them to remain in the US until January 2018. But a DHS official

Brazil president retreats from attempts to suspend investigation

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Brazil president retreats from attempts to suspend investigation [BBC] – Brazil’s President Michel Temer has asked the Supreme Court to proceed with an investigation against him for obstruction of justice and corruption. His lawyers say that a secret recording that appears to incriminate him has been edited 70 times. On Saturday Mr

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 [BBC] – Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. Sir Roger’s family

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing [BBC] – Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A man set off a homemade bomb in the

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

Source: iNews Guyana | Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

EYEWITNESS: Lawlessness..

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Lawlessness.. …in Legal Affairs Here we go again. Just last week, we had Basil Williams’ “contempt of court” – occasioned by his “despicable conduct” according to Justice Holder –  being swept under the rug.  Only a short while before, we had his feral blast at his Solicitor General also swept

ICC to review security in wake of Manchester bombing

Source: iNews Guyana | ICC to review security in wake of Manchester bombing The ICC have reiterated their commitment to safety and security at the forthcoming Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup, in the wake of the terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people and injured several more in Manchester on Monday night, according

Guyanese man murdered in T&T

Source: iNews Guyana | Guyanese man murdered in T&T (Trinidad Guardian) The body of the murder victim dumped at one of the country’s tourist attractions on Saturday has been identified as Guyanese national Conrad Gittens. Gittens, 50, lived at Princes Town with relatives, his estranged wife Nicole Gittens told members of the media yesterday at

Teixeira, Trotman selected to observe UK elections

Source: iNews Guyana | Teixeira, Trotman selected to observe UK elections Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira have been selected to be part of an elections observing mission for the upcoming General Election in the United Kingdom (UK). A statement from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) stated that

$550M cocaine bust: Vieira released on his own recognisance

Source: iNews Guyana | 0M cocaine bust: Vieira released on his own recognisance Ace rider Steven Vieira, whom the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had wanted for questioning in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, has been released on his own recognisance. Released: Stephen Vieira Vieira appeared before the Chief

Purchase of PM luxury ride broke all financial laws

Source: Guyana Times | Purchase of PM luxury ride broke all financial laws …Govt also pays $20M to bankrupt US company for CCTV cameras Abena Moore, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP), was yesterday hauled over the proverbial coals when she appeared before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer

200 female workers to be affected

Source: Guyana Times | 200 female workers to be affected – massive protest, one-day strike for this morning Enmore Estate closure Two weeks after the announced closure of the East Demerara (Enmore) Estate, more far-reaching consequences are being exposed. Ahead of a “massive” protest planned for the Estate’s factory this morning, Guyana Times was on

Guyana Govt condemns horrifying UK terrorist attack

Source: Guyana Times | Guyana Govt condemns horrifying UK terrorist attack The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana said it was deeply saddened by the horrifying terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Police Officers are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 22,

Venezuela wants Guyana’s support in bid to end unrest

Source: Guyana Times | Venezuela wants Guyana’s support in bid to end unrest The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is calling on the Government and people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to support its efforts to end the ongoing unrest with which it has been plagued over the past months. Speaking on

CANU releases ace rider, arrest warrant discharged

Source: Guyana Times | CANU releases ace rider, arrest warrant discharged $550M cocaine bust Ace rider Steven Vieira, whom the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had wanted for questioning in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, has been released on his own recognisance. Stephen Vieira Vieira appeared before the Chief

Dr Norton released from hospital

Source: Guyana Times | Dr Norton released from hospital Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton was recently discharged from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, and is recovering and resting comfortably at home. In recovery: Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton In a brief statement issued by the Ministry of the

Man found with cocaine utensil jailed

Source: Guyana Times | Man found with cocaine utensil jailed ALodge, Georgetown man was on Monday morning jailed for being in possession of a utensil used for smoking cocaine when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Fifty-eight-year-old Alan Charles, of Lot 8 D’Urban Street, was sentenced to one year in prison and fined $6000.

Infrastructural developments boosting local basketball

Source: Guyana Times | Infrastructural developments boosting local basketball – Vryman’s Erven Court gets  lights By Michelangelo Jacobus The Berbice Basketball Association (BBA) on Saturday received a donation from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) in the form of an outdoor courtside light, a generator and six basketballs. The light is for the Vryman’s Erven

Man granted bail on ‘smoking weed’ charge

Source: Guyana Times | Man granted bail on ‘smoking weed’ charge A man who was intercepted by Police Officers for allegedly smoking weed (marijuana) was on Monday granted bail when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman. Gavin Hickson, 46, of 146 Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown, originally pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read

Guyanese cyclists reap success in French Guiana

Source: Guyana Times | Guyanese cyclists reap success in French Guiana The 12th edition of Du Grand Prix Boulangerie Albert held on Sunday was won by 20-year-old Thebyne Ludwig of French Guiana, while Patrice De Nays and Zephirin Jairus placed second and third respectively. However, the Guyanese duo of Michael Anthony and Orville Hinds rode

Guyanese mason murdered in T&T

Source: Stabroek News | Guyanese mason murdered in T&T (Trinidad Guardian) The body of the murder victim dumped at one of the country’s tourist attractions on Saturday has been identified as Guyanese national Conrad Gittens. The post Guyanese mason murdered in T&T appeared first on Stabroek News.

GBTI to recover funds lost in alleged fraud -Board Chairman

Source: Stabroek News | GBTI to recover funds lost in alleged fraud -Board Chairman Shareholders of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) were last evening assured that the bank would recover the $941 million lost in a fraudulent transaction allegedly conducted by gold dealer Saddiqi Rasul. The post GBTI to recover funds lost

Trio to stand trial for murder of Hill Foot farmer

Source: Stabroek News | Trio to stand trial for murder of Hill Foot farmer The three accused in the murder of Hill Foot farmer Anthony Breedy were yesterday committed to stand trial by a city court, and one of them later went on a rampage in the courtyard, where he assaulted a police inspector. The

GuySuCo warns it may be forced to close Uitvlugt estate

Source: Stabroek News | GuySuCo warns it may be forced to close Uitvlugt estate The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has said that if the 375 cane-harvesters and cane-transporters of the Wales estate do not support the Uitvlugt Improvement Programme (UIP), it may be forced to close the estate. The post GuySuCo warns it may be

Ministry flayed over handling of purchase of vehicle for PM

Source: Stabroek News | Ministry flayed over handling of purchase of vehicle for PM At a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament hearing yesterday, the Ministry of the Presidency came in for criticism for its handling of the purchase of a vehicle for  Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. The post Ministry flayed over handling of purchase

CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows

Source: Stabroek News | CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows The Civil Defence Com-mission (CDC) was yesterday preparing to extend its surveillance and relief efforts as it received reports of more flood-affected areas in regions 8 and 7. The post CDC widens relief efforts as list of affected areas grows appeared

Project for more effective engagement with diaspora underway

Source: Stabroek News | Project for more effective engagement with diaspora underway Minister of State,  Joseph Harmon yesterday said that the Government is committed to working with the Guyanese diaspora as he  declared open the Regional Project for “Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean”. The post Project for more effective engagement

Stephen Vieira released

Source: Stabroek News | Stephen Vieira released Biker Stephen Vieira, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with the recent discovery of almost 85 kilos of cocaine at Zeelugt, was released yesterday after a warrant that was issued for his arrest was recalled by the Chief Magistrate. The post Stephen Vieira released appeared first on

Irregularities exposed in 2015 government spending at Presidency

Source: Kaieteur News | Irregularities exposed in 2015 government spending at Presidency …vehicle, security cameras among questionable purchases A number of financial irregularities were found to have taken place within the Office of the Prime PAC Chairman, Irfaan Ali Minister and the Ministry of the Presidency for purchases and the financing of projects. These discoveries

Authorities check Bank accounts for missing PetroCaribe money

Source: Kaieteur News | Authorities check Bank accounts for missing PetroCaribe money Investigators believe that during the reign of the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) administration, there was extensive pilfering from the proceeds of the PetroCaribe deal. To this extent, investigators are ready to “follow the trail.” PetroCaribe was an agreement struck between the governments

Alleged Amelia’s Ward wife killer remanded

Source: Kaieteur News | Alleged Amelia’s Ward wife killer remanded Alleged wife-killer Michael London was remanded yesterday for the murder of his wife, 37-year-old Shenika Elliot- London, who succumbed to a brutal knife attack last Friday at her Lot 1206 Central Amelia’s Ward home. The handcuffed accused made a brief appearance before Magistrate Clive Nurse

$550M worth of cocaine in wood…Magistrate discharges Stephen Vieira

Source: Kaieteur News | 0M worth of cocaine in wood…Magistrate discharges Stephen Vieira -as CANU withdraws arrest warrant Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has withdrawn a warrant issued for the arrest of racing bike champion, Stephen Vieira, in connection with a $550M cocaine bust, after he made an appearance before her yesterday in the Georgetown Magistrates’

Trini con-man captured in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News | Trini con-man captured in Guyana Trinidadian citizen, Daniel Ali, came to Guyana in 2014 and conned numerous persons throughout Guyana and some from as far as Berbice. But his tricks came to an end on Saturday when he was nabbed by the cops at Ogle, East Coast Daniel Ali Demerara (ECD).

Trini kan man teach Guyanese a lesson

Source: Kaieteur News | Trini kan man teach Guyanese a lesson Jagdeo change de laws of Guyana and Soulja Bai now trying to reverse it. That is why Guyana law different from anywhere in de world. Jagdeo law is only fuh de rich and not fuh de poor; is not fuh de dankey cart but

Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Co. ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…All systems in place for Friday’s start – Organisers

Source: Kaieteur News | Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Co. ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…All systems in place for Friday’s start – Organisers All systems are in place for Friday’s start of the Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament scheduled to kick-off,  at the National Gymnasium. Part of the excitement that was witnessed in

Registrar charged with fraud

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Registrar charged with fraud REGISTRAR of Deeds, Azeena Baksh has been charged with obtaining money by false pretense and is to appear in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today for formal arraignment. Police instituted the charge on Monday on Baksh on allegations that she unlawfully paid herself gratuity amounting to $4.5M when

Youths ‘aspire to inspire’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Youths ‘aspire to inspire’ –with launch of innovative STREAMS project   YOUTHS across all ten administrative regions of Guyana will be identifying and responding to challenges in their communities through the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPoG), launched Monday at the Umana Yana. Incorporating the areas of “STEAMS” (Science, Technology, Engineering,

Hutson confirmed as education chief

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Hutson confirmed as education chief MARCEL Hutson has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Education. Hutson has been acting in the position since August 2016 following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of former CEO, Olato Sam. In an interview with

‘You deserve more’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘You deserve more’ …Ramjattan seeks bigger subvention for Salvation Army MINISTER of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has commended the work of the Salvation Army’s Drug Rehabilitation Programame, stating that it stands in his estimation as the number one humanitarian programme in the country. Alluding to the annual subvention of $10M granted

Manchester Arena blast… 19 dead, scores injured

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Manchester Arena blast… 19 dead, scores injured NINETEEN people have been killed and about 50 injured in a blast at Manchester Arena, police have said. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs, reported to be in the foyer, after a pop concert by Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said there are

Independence of the judiciary 

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Independence of the judiciary  In what was probably President David Granger’s most forceful presentation to the Judiciary, should it be heeded, Guyana is bound to find itself sitting proudlyamong nations where the rule of law reigns supreme. Efforts and recognition by the APNU+AFC Government to create the environment where an independent judiciary

‘It’s alive and kicking!’ Parking-meter consultations begin today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | ‘It’s alive and kicking!’ Parking-meter consultations begin today “IT’S alive, it’s kicking, and it’s well! It’s not going to die!” Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green said on Monday about the controversial parking meter project. The seven-member committee, headed by Councillor Malcolm Ferreira, finally broke its silence at yesterday’s statutory meeting, and provided

Norman McLean among nominees for registries board

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Norman McLean among nominees for registries board MAJOR General (Rtd), Norman Mc Clean, has been nominated by the Private Sector Commission to sit on the Governing Board of the Deeds and Commercial Registry. In a release on Monday, the Attorney General Chambers stated that nominees for the Governing board of the

Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector

Source: Stabroek News | Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With the critical tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. The post Ball in Bravo’s court, says chief selector appeared first on Stabroek

2 of the 4 nabbed en route to robbery charged, remanded

Source: iNews Guyana | 2 of the 4 nabbed en route to robbery charged, remanded Mark Griffith, a miner of Linden and Jake Marks, 27 of Parfaith Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were charged as they appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday. Duo charged, Mark Griffith in white and Jake

Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer

Source: iNews Guyana | Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson Marcel Hutson has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Education. Hutson has been acting in the position, from August 2016, following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of

Lindener accused of killing his wife remanded to prison

Source: iNews Guyana | Lindener accused of killing his wife remanded to prison Days after reportedly murdering his 37-year-old wife in their Linden home, a 35-year-old man was arraigned at the Wales Magistrate Court on Monday morning. The accused Michael London making his way out of court Michael London of lot 1206 Central Amelia’s Ward,

Linden man charged with murder of wife

Source: Stabroek News | Linden man charged with murder of wife The police say that a post-mortem was done on the body of Shenika Elliot London today and the cause of death was given as “multiple incised wounds’’. The post Linden man charged with murder of wife appeared first on Stabroek News.

West Indies could rethink ODI selection policy

Source: iNews Guyana | West Indies could rethink ODI selection policy West Indies could have their limited-overs stars in the fray for national selection, particularly for the 50-over format, after Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, hinted at the possibility of the WICB revisiting the eligibility criterion. Dwayne Bravo hasn’t played ODIs since October 2014

Small states have critical role to play in global fight against terrorism -President Granger at Arab-Islamic-American Summit

Source: iNews Guyana | Small states have critical role to play in global fight against terrorism -President Granger at Arab-Islamic-American Summit President David Granger, yesterday, said that global partnerships to combat terrorism cannot exclude small states, since conflict between and within such states, or between a small state and other states, can endanger the peace

Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil

Source: iNews Guyana | Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) Demonstrators gathered across Brazil yesterday to call for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government’s fragile efforts to end a historic recession. Scattered demonstrations

Pollard, Simmons fail to shine in Mumbai IPL triumph

Source: iNews Guyana | Pollard, Simmons fail to shine in Mumbai IPL triumph HYDERABAD, India (CMC) West Indies star Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons both had muted roles, but Mumbai Indians clinched their third Indian Premier League title by beating Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by one run in a last-ball thriller here yesterday. Limited to

Brazil police raid Sao Paulo ‘Crackland’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Brazil police raid Sao Paulo ‘Crackland’ [BBC] – Brazilian police have arrested nearly 40 people for drug trafficking offences in central Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed freely for years. About 500 armed police officers were involved in the operation. Dozens of addicts reacted in anger, vandalising cars

Venezuelan man set alight during protests

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Venezuelan man set alight during protests Warning: This article contains images that readers might find disturbing. [BBC] – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting alight a government supporter in Caracas on the 50th day of protests. Orlando José Figuera suffered burns to 80% of his body after he

Leaks ‘expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Leaks ‘expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy’ [BBC] – How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says. It said the manuals revealed the criteria used to judge if posts were too violent, sexual, racist, hateful or supported terrorism. The Guardian said Facebook’s moderators were

Trump warns of Iranian nuclear threat

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Trump warns of Iranian nuclear threat [BBC] – US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” he told reporters in Jerusalem, speaking beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

EYEWITNESS: Roots…

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Roots… …for Nagamootoo? For a fella who had disavowed his being “Indian” just before the last elections, Nagamootoo’s certainly been busy commemorating the links between Indians in the Caribbean and India. Some (maybe unkindly?) have suggested that his disavowal might’ve been an effort to please his new partners in APNU.

Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish

Source: iNews Guyana | Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish -Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, final, Hyderabad Mumbai Indians 129 for 8 (Krunal 47, Unadkat 2-19, Zampa 2-32, Christian 2-34) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 128 for 6 (Smith 51, Rahane 44, Johnson 3-26, Bumrah 2-26) by 1 run By: Karthik

More transparency in drug purchases needed – TIGI

Source: Guyana Times | More transparency in drug purchases needed – TIGI … Govt’s excuses of emergencies not good enough Massive amounts of money have been expended by Government on purchasing drugs with no pre-qualification of suppliers or public tendering, thus the Transparency Institute of Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) is questioning the continuous bypassing of the

1 dead, 4 critical

Source: Guyana Times | 1 dead, 4 critical – in 3-vehicle smash-up An unidentified man is now lying in the mortuary of the Georgetown Public Hospital with his body torn in two following a three-vehicle smash-up at the intersection of Smyth and D’Urban Streets, Georgetown on Sunday afternoon. The Hospital’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mitzy

Kanapang under threat, roads washed away

Source: Guyana Times | Kanapang under threat, roads washed away …as relief efforts continue in affected locations As floodwaters recede in several locations across Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), the Indigenous community of Kanapang remains under threat, given the reduced access to the area. Guyana Times was on Sunday informed that deploying relief to this community has

Contractors urged to use local labour

Source: Guyana Times | Contractors urged to use local labour – as Cabinet approves $700M for major road upgrades Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has announced Cabinet’s approval of the awarding of 24 contracts cumulatively costing $749,583,000, and directed at rehabilitation and construction of roads in Regions Three, Four and Ten. This initiative, according to

High Court yet to hear matter, weeks after being filed

Source: Guyana Times | High Court yet to hear matter, weeks after being filed Wales severance fallout … Union to seek legal advice By Shemuel Fanfair As the months roll by, the matter regarding the non-payment of severance packages to hundreds of sugar workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate remains unresolved, as the case

No focus on decriminalising marijuana – Harmon

Source: Guyana Times | No focus on decriminalising marijuana – Harmon …says Judiciary has some responsibility The courts continue to hand down three-year sentences for possession of marijuana while legislation that would lessen the penalty continues to languish in a state of abeyance; and until recently, persons were left questioning Government’s intention in regard to

Region 5 contemptuous RDC Councillor and the thin-skinned REO

Source: Guyana Times | Region 5 contemptuous RDC Councillor and the thin-skinned REO Dear Editor, With the resignation of the former tyrant of Region 5, I had hoped that those elected to serve the people would have finally put aside their confrontational behaviour and work to bring real development to the region. However, it seems

Traffic Police revise vehicle pursuit policy

Source: Guyana Times | Traffic Police revise vehicle pursuit policy – errant drivers to be summonsed instead By Samuel Sukhnandan IIn an effort to reduce collateral damage, injury, and death on the roadways, the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force has moved to revise its vehicular pursuit policy and has decided not to carry

DPP’s chambers to host public outreach in Region 7

Source: Guyana Times | DPP’s chambers to host public outreach in Region 7 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will hold a two-day outreach programme to Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on May 24 and 25 to meet with residents in Bartica and surrounding communities. The sensitisation programme is aimed at increasing public awareness about

Lindeners benefit from ‘Caring for Others’ charity exercise

Source: Guyana Times | Lindeners benefit from ‘Caring for Others’ charity exercise In keeping with its motto, ‘Giving a voice to the faces of poverty’, charitable organisation Caring for Others Inc. wrapped up its final food, shoes and clothing donation exercise in the Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) area on Saturday. The exercise was

Iran accuses U.S. of “Iranophobia”, arming “dangerous terrorists”

Source: Stabroek News | Iran accuses U.S. of “Iranophobia”, arming “dangerous terrorists” DUBAI, (Reuters) – Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to “dangerous terrorists” in the Middle East and of spreading “Iranophobia” aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported. The post Iran accuses U.S. of “Iranophobia”, arming

‘We cannot discourage whistle-blowers’ –Bulkan

Source: Stabroek News | ‘We cannot discourage whistle-blowers’ –Bulkan Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan says that he would intervene if he establishes that nurse Sherlyn Marks, who complained about now resigned Region 5 Councillor Carol Joseph, was transferred because she had blown the whistle. The post ‘We cannot discourage whistle-blowers’ –Bulkan appeared first on Stabroek

Water rising again in Region Eight – APA

Source: Stabroek News | Water rising again in Region Eight – APA Several villages in Region Seven remain severely affected by flooding which swept down from the mountainous Region Eight on Wednesday and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC)  and the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) are spearheading two groups working around the clock to bring aid

Man killed in Smyth and D’Urban Sts crash

Source: Stabroek News | Man killed in Smyth and D’Urban Sts crash An accident at Smyth and D’Urban streets around 4.15 pm yesterday has claimed the life of a man and left several passengers of a Route 41 minibus nursing injuries. The post Man killed in Smyth and D’Urban Sts crash appeared first on Stabroek

MI edge RPS to clinch third IPL title

Source: Stabroek News | MI edge RPS to clinch third IPL title (IPL) The Mumbai Indians were last night crowned VIVO IPL 2017 Champions. In a match befitting of a tournament finale, MI won their third IPL title after they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Water improvements across the country benefit over 100,000 – GWI

Source: Stabroek News | Water improvements across the country benefit over 100,000 – GWI Over 100,000 persons have benefited from infrastructural improvements and improved water service and approximately $3 billion have been spent over the past 18 months, according to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI). The post Water improvements across the country benefit over 100,000

Mc Kay wins feature 35-lap event

Source: Stabroek News | Mc Kay wins feature 35-lap event Warren ’40’ McKay turned back the clock on Saturday to win the feature 35-lap event of the Powerade multi-race programme which was staged at the National Park. The post Mc Kay wins feature 35-lap event appeared first on Stabroek News.

Banks DIH Group profit down

Source: Stabroek News | Banks DIH Group profit down Profit before tax for the Banks DIH Group was down by 6.4% for the half year ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in the preceding year when a one-off gain from the sale of shares was excluded from the results. The post Banks

Third suspect being sought in Roy Roland murder

Source: Stabroek News | Third suspect being sought in Roy Roland murder Police are hunting for a third suspect in the murder of Roy Roland who was discovered dead in Roxanne Burnham Gardens with a gunshot wound to the back of his head on Wednesday. The post Third suspect being sought in Roy Roland murder

Attorney General caught in violation of Constitution

Source: Kaieteur News | Attorney General caught in violation of Constitution …JSC requests explanation on disciplining of Registrar of Deeds By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Article 199 (1) and (3) of the Constitution of Guyana, stipulates that it is the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), and only that body,  that is empowered to make appointments, to remove and

One dead, 15 injured as Tacoma rams minibus

Source: Kaieteur News | One dead, 15 injured as Tacoma rams minibus – female driver flees scene A rainy afternoon trip for passengers in a route 41(Stabroek/South)minibus ended tragically, when a passenger was killed after a speeding Toyota Tacoma slammed into the bus at the intersection of D’Urban and Smyth Streets, Georgetown yesterday. Up to

Soulja Bai tightening de noose

Source: Kaieteur News | Soulja Bai tightening de noose When people do wrong things dem does run away. Nuff people run away. Some run to Canada, some run to Florida and some run to de South Pacific. Old people got a saying that you can run but you can’t hide. SOCU begin to check pun

Not done yet

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Not done yet — but houses for Independence Expo already attracting swarm of visitors CONTRACTORS are applying the final touches as they gear up for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) “Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond” exposition set for Independence Day. Billed for May 26-28, the expo is set to

Banks DIH records $2.54B profit

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Banks DIH records .54B profit BANKS DIH Limited on Sunday announced that the group has made an unaudited profit of $2.54B before tax over the past six months, (period ending March 2017) as compared to $4.09B for the same period last year. In an advertisement in the daily newspapers, Chairman of

Global terrorism fight must not exclude small states

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Global terrorism fight must not exclude small states — says President at Arab-Islamic-American Summit PRESIDENT David Granger on Sunday said that global partnerships to combat terrorism cannot exclude small states, since conflict between and within such states, or between a small state and other states, can endanger the peace of all

One dead in Durban Street accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle | One dead in Durban Street accident ONE person is dead and 13 others have been hospitalised after a pickup slammed into a route 41 minibus BVV 5273 at the intersection of Durban and Smyth Streets, Georgetown on Sunday. The dead man was unidentified up to press time. The minibus driver who

Govt. wants British fraud expert to return

Source: Kaieteur News | Govt. wants British fraud expert to return …request already made to British High Commission The APNU+AFC administration is keen on having British fraud expert Dr Sam Sittlington return to Guyana to continue the work he started at the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). This was made known by Minister of Public

Slain dredge owner’s widow grapples with horrific memories

Source: Kaieteur News | Slain dredge owner’s widow grapples with horrific memories   – bears a limp from gunman’s bullet, family left in debt By Rehanna Ramsay Studies have shown that often victims of violent crimes such as armed robbery are left to cope with feelings of regret, thoughts of what they “should have” or

Race car driver held in drug bust hospitalised

Source: iNews Guyana | Race car driver held in drug bust hospitalised Nazim Gafoor, the 20-year-old race car driver who, two Fridays ago, was held in connection with a drug bust at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Saturday hospitalised at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. According to reports, he was rushed to the

21-year-old arrested for unlawful possession of gun

Source: iNews Guyana | 21-year-old arrested for unlawful possession of gun An East Coast Demerara resident was arrested on Saturday afternoon after he was found to be in unlawful possession of a firearm. About 15:30h on the day in question, Police received information that the man was in possession of an illegal weapon at the

Region 8 flooding continues

Source: iNews Guyana | Region 8 flooding continues Kanapang under threat, roads washed away …as relief efforts continue in affected locations As floodwaters recede in several locations across Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), the Indigenous community of Kanapang remains under threat, given the reduced access to the area. INews was on Sunday informed that deploying relief to

1 dead, 4 critical in 3-vehicle smash-up

Source: iNews Guyana | 1 dead, 4 critical in 3-vehicle smash-up An unidentified man is now lying in the mortuary of the Georgetown Public Hospital with his body torn in two following a three-vehicle smash-up at the intersection of Smyth and D’Urban Streets, Georgetown on Sunday afternoon. The Hospital’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mitzy Campbell

Mumbai pip Pune in thriller to win third IPL title

Source: Stabroek News | Mumbai pip Pune in thriller to win third IPL title HYDERABAD, India, (Reuters) – Mumbai Indians were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions for the third time after Mitchell Johnson delivered a three-wicket final over to help secure their thrilling one-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in the final on

D’Urban Park rehab scenes

Source: Stabroek News | D’Urban Park rehab scenes The post D’Urban Park rehab scenes appeared first on Stabroek News.

Trump tells Middle East to “drive out” Islamist extremists

Source: Stabroek News | Trump tells Middle East to “drive out” Islamist extremists RIYADH, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders today to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. The post Trump

4500 lbs chicken disappear weekly from Psychiatric Hospital

Source: Guyana Times | 4500 lbs chicken disappear weekly from Psychiatric Hospital … patients given bread, sausage daily … investigation launched Following Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence’s recent visit to the National Psychiatric Hospital at Fort Canje, East Berbice, an investigation has been launched into the delivery and utilisation of meat supplied to that institution.

N.Korea fires missile into waters off east coast

Source: Stabroek News | N.Korea fires missile into waters off east coast SEOUL, (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea and Japan said, a week after it tested an intermediate-range missile which experts saw as an advancement in the reclusive state’s weapons programme. The

1 dead, 1 critical after car crashes into cows

Source: Guyana Times | 1 dead, 1 critical after car crashes into cows Twenty-one-year-old Riaz Khan of Lot 38, Block “A” Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo was allegedly driving a motor car at a fast rate along the East Bank Essequibo roadway in the wee hours of Saturday, as he and four others tried to catch

Why start with 2000? – asks prior victims’ survivors

Source: Guyana Times | Why start with 2000? – asks prior victims’ survivors Extrajudicial killings’ Inquiry Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall Relatives of the victims of unsolved murders are up in arms over President David Granger’s recent announcement that he would open an inquiry into extrajudicial killings that occurred from 2000 onwards. Granger’s announcement has

Drug, staff shortages major issue at Charity Hospital

Source: Guyana Times | Drug, staff shortages major issue at Charity Hospital … standards dropped significantly at facility – Dr Mahadeo Medical supplies as well as staff shortages were some of the teething issues affecting the delivery of health care in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). This was revealed during a Special Select Parliamentary Committee visit to

Deeds Registry staff threatened by HR

Source: Guyana Times | Deeds Registry staff threatened by HR – ordered to stop reporting to Registrar Employees of the Deeds Registry were threatened with disciplinary actions if they continue to report to Deeds Registrar, Azeena Baksh. According to a memo seen by this publication, which was released by a whistleblower, the head of the

Top teams vie for Super-6 tape ball title

Source: Guyana Times | Top teams vie for Super-6 tape ball title The Pre-Independence Inter Ministries and Government agencies Super Six tape ball knock-out competition for the Honourable Prime Minister’s Moses Nagamootoo trophy, will take place today at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac from 9:00h. Several teams have already registered for the six over per

THE WISMAR MASSACRE

Source: Guyana Times | THE WISMAR MASSACRE   By Ryhaan Shah The story of the Wismar Massacre is well annotated by the Report of the Wismar, Christianburg and Mackenzie Commission which was established by the British colonial Government and published on January 25, 1965 (http://www.guyana.org/features/wismar_report.html). The Report states: “We have come to the conclusion that

Rooster Coconut Water supports Independence Darts Cup

Source: Guyana Times | Rooster Coconut Water supports Independence Darts Cup Roopan Ramotar who is owner of Rooster Coconut Water has come in support of the upcoming International Independence Darts Cup which is slated for May 26 to 28 at the Millennium Manor Hotel on Hadfield Street, Georgetown. While President of the Guyana Darts Association

Govt to take decriminalising of homosexuality to vote

Source: Guyana Times | Govt to take decriminalising of homosexuality to vote … SASOD describe move as “misguided” Attorney General Basil Williams has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to take the issue of decriminalising homosexuality to a referendum for the people to decide, adding that the Government does not support discrimination based on gender identity or sexual

Confident DCC to defend title against TSC today

Source: Guyana Times | Confident DCC to defend title against TSC today Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) will meet today in the final of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/ Guyana Diabetics Association (GDA)/ PAHO Under-17 T20 Tournament after convincing victories in last Saturday’s the semi-finals. Sachin Singh The match which was

Cop dies in Leguan accident

Source: iNews Guyana | Cop dies in Leguan accident Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred about 11:30h on Saturday on the Success Public Road in Leguan, Essequibo Island, which resulted in the death of Police Constable 23238 Shaqiel Woolford. The 20-year-old deceased was attached to the Leguan Police Station and is from of

No regrets about Vishaul, Hetmyer, says Browne

Source: Stabroek News | No regrets about Vishaul, Hetmyer, says Browne BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Chief selector Courtney Browne has stood by the decision to hand international debuts to the pair of Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetmyer, despite both players failing miserably in the just-concluded three-Test series against Pakistan. The post No regrets about Vishaul,

Region Eight flood waters recede but urgent need for food remains

Source: Stabroek News | Region Eight flood waters recede but urgent need for food remains Water levels in the Region Eight villages affected by recent flooding are receding, according to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which yesterday also reported that several areas in Region Seven had also been affected and disaster management systems had been

Experienced MI favourites in title clash against RPS

Source: Stabroek News | Experienced MI favourites in title clash against RPS Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians will contest in the season-ending Grand Finale. The two sides will contest in the Maharashtra Derby for the fourth time this season and one of them will be crowned VIVO IPL 2017 Champions RPS took the shorter

A conversation with a fire victim

Source: Stabroek News | A conversation with a fire victim “I can’t sit down. I just have to get up, I have to get up and get. I can’t sit down and say that my joint hurting. The post A conversation with a fire victim appeared first on Stabroek News.

Central Amelia’s Ward

Source: Stabroek News | Central Amelia’s Ward Central Amelia’s Ward is a quiet village in Linden. It is well laid out because it was built as a housing community and was never subject to squatting. The post Central Amelia’s Ward appeared first on Stabroek News.

Jamaica-DR accord should give pause for thought in Caricom

Source: Stabroek News | Jamaica-DR accord should give pause for thought in Caricom A few days ago, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, and the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, agreed to work towards a closer relationship. The post Jamaica-DR accord should give pause for thought in Caricom appeared first on Stabroek

Rawlins flays South African attack but Sussex lose

Source: Stabroek News | Rawlins flays South African attack but Sussex lose HOVE, England, CMC – Bermudian all-rounder Delray Rawlins produced his best performance with the bat for Sussex this season when he struck a quickfire 41 in a losing cause against South Africa in a one-day tour match here on Friday. The post Rawlins

SOCU investigating cocaine trafficker ‘Haffa’ for alleged money laundering – James

Source: Stabroek News | SOCU investigating cocaine trafficker ‘Haffa’ for alleged money laundering – James Cocaine trafficking convict Vishnu ‘Haffa’ Bridgelall is being investigated by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for alleged money laundering, according to the agency’s head Sydney James. The post SOCU investigating cocaine trafficker ‘Haffa’ for alleged money laundering – James

Guyana burdened with US$43M Skeldon factory debt until 2033

Source: Kaieteur News | Guyana burdened with USM Skeldon factory debt until 2033 By Kiana Wilburg Having saddled the nation with billions of dollars in debt, the opposition party has left Guyana with nothing to show for US$200M that was invested in the Skeldon Sugar Factory. An aerial view of the Skeldon Sugar Factory. In

Pride of Place for Clive Lloyd Painting in a Cricket Museum

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Pride of Place for Clive Lloyd Painting in a Cricket Museum By Hubert Williams Boston, Massachusetts, May 17, 2017 — Finally, it seems the tide is turning towards serious matters in Guyana and I am advised that the prospects of having a national Cricket Museum have brightened considerably – which should

Book offers portrait of Indo-Caribbean women

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Book offers portrait of Indo-Caribbean women BRINGING together three generations of scholars, thinkers and activists, the book – Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought – is said to be the first trace of a genealogy of the specific contributions Indo-Caribbean women have made to the Caribbean feminist epistemology and knowledge production. This was the

The Murdered Dutchman rides again

Source: Guyana Chronicle | The Murdered Dutchman rides again Budding HE came from Amsterdam-Holland. Name: Budrus Gravesande. Arriving in the early 18th Century he bought an abandoned sugar plantation at West-Coast Demerara. He revolutionised sugar cultivation to such a level that he and the neighbours – a Londoner named Nelson and a fellow Dutchman named

SAIJAN – THE MIRACLE TREE 

Source: Guyana Chronicle | SAIJAN – THE MIRACLE TREE  IN this offering of consumer concerns, we had intended to touch on three foods cum drugs of the ancient world which are now being re-discovered by western science, though they were very much still in use in the non-Western world. But each of them is so

Crazy good Scalloped Potatoes

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Crazy good Scalloped Potatoes Ingredients 4 – 5 lbs potatoes 3 tbs butter 1 tbs Onion 1 tbs Garlic 3 tbs flour 1 cup chicken broth 2 cups of whole milk 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tsp herb 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar 1/2 cup parmesan Method Peel your

Is it cancer?

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Is it cancer?   A FEW days ago a prominent article appeared in the print media highlighting a forum held in Georgetown dealing with cancer. Quite significantly, no dentist participated in that activity nor did it seem likely that such a professional was invited. The dentist, besides being involved with pulpal

How are we re-creating ourselves?

Source: Guyana Chronicle | How are we re-creating ourselves? IT’S hard to believe that a year has passed since “Points of Departure,” a four-part series of articles I wrote last May intended to reflect on the key areas of cultural development and planning strategies, which were tabled in the weeks leading up to our departure

Rape accused erroneously convicted

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Rape accused erroneously convicted Freed by Appellate Court – 1967 IN 1966 rape accused Samuel Dubar who was convicted of rape and jailed for four years after an Assize jury treated bits and pieces of evidence as – corroboration – in keeping with a trial judge’s direction, was freed on appeal

About International Day for Biological Diversity

Source: Guyana Chronicle | About International Day for Biological Diversity IN December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted May 22 as the Day to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). It was on May 22, 1992, that the Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference

Amelia’s Ward killer says wife’s infidelity triggered his rampage

Source: Kaieteur News | Amelia’s Ward killer says wife’s infidelity triggered his rampage -Lindeners attack suspect at hospital The repeated infidelity of a single mother he “took from the bush” to make his wife triggered Michael London’s rage, and led to him butchering his spouse, Shenika Elliot-London, in her Central Amelia’s Ward Squatting Area home

Customs chief sent on annual leave

Source: Kaieteur News | Customs chief sent on annual leave -Auditor General to investigate his duty free concession transaction Customs chief, Lancelot Wills, has been sent on annual leave, days after questions were raised Customs Head, Lancelot Wills over the application process for a duty free concession from which he benefitted, according to an official

Fake “Pandits” beat out, leave suitcases

Source: Kaieteur News | Fake “Pandits” beat out, leave suitcases Some Indian nationals who posed as astrologers, bilking unsuspecting Guyanese of millions of dollars over the last few months, have disappeared. This would come even as authorities disclosed that they are checking to determine how the men entered the country, in the first place. The

Pandit shot in home invasion

Source: Kaieteur News | Pandit shot in home invasion A pandit who recently returned to Guyana was shot to the chest by one of three bandits (Above): Heeralall Doobay (inset) residence.(Below): The front door from which the bandits ripped the board. who invaded his Lot 3 Prospect, East Bank Demerara home during the wee hours

Priya vex because SOCU charge she friends

Source: Kaieteur News | Priya vex because SOCU charge she friends Priya vex suh till she can’t vex no more. She was vex from de time SOCU call she about Pradoville but is when de same SOCU charge she six friends that she see red. Money disappear from de GRDB and six people get charge

National selector resigns due to discrepancies in GCB

Source: Kaieteur News | National selector resigns due to discrepancies in GCB By Sean Devers National Selector and former Guyana batsman, Rohan Sarjoo, has become the latest GCB official to resign. The 38-year-old Sarjoo quit as a selector due to what he claims are discrepancies in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB). Rohan Sarjoo has resigned

Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…Teams excited about increased in prize monies

Source: Kaieteur News | Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament…Teams excited about increased in prize monies -Fans to be rewarded every night Teams invited to participate in the Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament which is scheduled to commence on Friday, May 26 at the National Gymnasium have all

Prince secures CMRC super-stock pole

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Prince secures CMRC super-stock pole (By Stephan Sookram in Jamaica,Compliments of Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, BM Soat, Central Automotive Repair, AR Jiwanram Printery, Mohamed’s Enterprise.) BRYCE Prince was a cut above the rest in yesterday’s qualifying season-opening Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) 2017 meet at the Jamwest Raceway in Jamaica. Prince,

Chief selector stands by decision to hand debuts to Hetymer, Singh

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Chief selector stands by decision to hand debuts to Hetymer, Singh BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Chief selector Courtney Browne has stood by the decision to hand international debuts to the pair of Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetmyer, despite both players failing miserably in the just-concluded three-Test series against Pakistan. Neither player

Beaton deserves his T20I selection, says coach Daniels

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Beaton deserves his T20I selection, says coach Daniels – feels selection was just a matter of time ACCREDITED qualified Level Two Coach, Essequibian Forbes Daniels feels fast bowler Ronsford Beaton deserves his maiden call-up to the West Indies T20I squad. The 24-year-old Beaton has earned selection to the West Indies 13-member

RHTY&SC, M.S and DMLAS launch

Source: Guyana Chronicle | RHTY&SC, M.S and DMLAS launch Cricket Development Programme, Teachers Award Programme. THE Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club( M.S) ambitious plans to host a record 500 programmes/activities for 2017 received a major boost when Insurance giants, Demerara Mutual Life Insurance Society(DMLAS) came on board as an official sponsor. DMLAS would

PUBLIK sponsors Steel Challenge Match

Source: Guyana Chronicle | PUBLIK sponsors Steel Challenge Match THE Guyana Sport Shooting Federation (GSSF) yesterday announced their plans for a Steel Challenge match sponsored by The Publik Wing and Burger House. The GSSF, an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), continues to promote this simple, yet action-packed shooting sport to local pistol

Jabloteh, Cibao contest CFU club final today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Jabloteh, Cibao contest CFU club final today PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Trinidad & Tobago Pro League outfit Central FC failed on Thursday to reach the final and in their bid for a third consecutive Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship title. Fellow T&T Pro League side San Juan Jabloteh

WADA Board approves changes to sanctioning powers

Source: Guyana Chronicle | WADA Board approves changes to sanctioning powers MONTREAL, Canada, (CMC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Foundation Board has approved the development of a framework that specifies a range of graded, proportionate and predictable consequences for national Olympic committees that are non-compliant. A stakeholder consultation process will start in early June, with

Khawaja, Head to captain Australia A in South Africa

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Khawaja, Head to captain Australia A in South Africa USMAN Khawaja will captain Australia A’s four-day team and Travis Head will lead the one-day side for a series of matches in South Africa in July and August. Glenn Maxwell, who scored his maiden Test century on the recent tour of India,

ICC congratulates retirees Misbah and Younis

Source: Guyana Chronicle | ICC congratulates retirees Misbah and Younis THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has lauded outgoing Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan following their retirements. Veterans Misbah, 42, and Younis, 39, farewelled cricket as Pakistan sealed a dramatic 101-run Test win against West Indies on Sunday. It was a fitting goodbye after touring

MCC chiefs confident Lord’s will host two England Tests

Source: Guyana Chronicle | MCC chiefs confident Lord’s will host two England Tests MCC chiefs remain hopeful Lord’s will continue to host two Test matches most summers, even if England play fewer five-day fixtures from 2020. A report leaked last week indicates that the number of Tests played during the English summer will drop from

IPL 2017: Mumbai face the Pune jinx in final

Source: iNews Guyana | IPL 2017: Mumbai face the Pune jinx in final By: Alagappan Muthu Agarkar: Mumbai have gained from lesser-known players Match facts Final, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant Hyderabad, May 21, 2017 Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT) Form guide Rising Pune Supergiant: beat Mumbai by 20 runs; beat Kings XI

Presidential lip service to Judicial Independence

Source: iNews Guyana | Presidential lip service to Judicial Independence (Following is an opinion piece written by PPP  Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall) No one can sensibly dispute that an independent and effective judiciary is not only the sine qua non of any democracy, but it is the very foundation

PPP nixes Granger’s proclamation on Judicial non-interference

Source: iNews Guyana | PPP nixes Granger’s proclamation on Judicial non-interference The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has issued a strongly worded statement calling out President David Granger for what they describe as his hypocritical stance on the Judiciary. According to the Party, while the President spoke glowingly about the doctrine of separation of powers, his

President arrives in Saudi Arabia

Source: Stabroek News | President arrives in Saudi Arabia President David Granger arrived this afternoon in Saudi Arabia to attend the inaugural Arab-Islamic-American Summit, which is being held under the theme ‘Together We Prevail’. The post President arrives in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Stabroek News.

Floods receding in Region Eight – gov’t

Source: Stabroek News | Floods receding in Region Eight – gov’t The government today said that floods were receding six Region Eight villages and that some villages in Region Seven have now been affected. The post Floods receding in Region Eight – gov’t appeared first on Stabroek News.

$550M drug bust: Stephen Vieira arrested

Source: iNews Guyana | 0M drug bust: Stephen Vieira arrested Super bike racer Stephen Vieira, who was wanted in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Thursday evening arrested moments after stepping off a flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Popular bike

EYEWITNESS: Power means…

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Power means… …never having to say “sorry” our Eyewitness still can’t get over what’s going down in Guyana: “Cry, our beloved country”. It’s become so overused that it’s become trite, but that doesn’t make Marx’ observation that history – and its players – repeating itself any less true. First as

Hundreds homeless, CDC unable to provide relief

Source: Guyana Times | Hundreds homeless, CDC unable to provide relief …as villages remain flooded in Region 8 Four Macushi and Patamona villages in the western areas of Guyana have been severely affected by severe flash-flooding that occurred in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) communities over the last few days. The villages of Chenapau, Waipa, Kaibarupai and

MPs, former GRDB members

Source: Guyana Times | MPs, former GRDB members … released on $500,000 bail each … lawyers argue politically inspired charges, lack of evidence Six former members of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) were on Friday charged with fraudulent omission. The charge came one day after they had been summoned by the Special Organised Crime

Legal luminaries get meagre salary to advise AG

Source: Guyana Times | Legal luminaries get meagre salary to advise AG …paid $20,000 monthly …as AG enjoys over $1,500,000 tax free salary Taking issue to questions from a recent editorial in a section of the media, the Legal Affairs Ministry is firing back in defence of the ministerial council of advisers formed to help

Police nab 4 en route to commit robbery

Source: Guyana Times | Police nab 4 en route to commit robbery Four occupants of two motorcars bearing false registration plates were on Friday afternoon intercepted in the vicinity of Sheriff and Duncan Streets, by members of the Guyana Police Force. Based on information received, Police trailed the men after suspecting that the Three of

Mother of 5 brutally stabbed to death by husband

Source: Guyana Times | Mother of 5 brutally stabbed to death by husband A mother of five is now dead following a stabbing incident at their Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) home on Friday. Dead is 37-year-old Shenika London of 1206 Second Corner, Central Amelia’s Ward. Her husband, Mike London, who is

Refinery: Make or buy?

Source: Guyana Times | Refinery: Make or buy? Dear Editor, The recent report by the Mexican consultant on oil refinery capacity shows the need for external oil sales. The data shared points to a 30-year supply for a local refinery based on the 1.5 billion oil find. With an accelerated or straight-line depreciation model, the

Essequibo schools benefit from Guyoil road safety initiative

Source: Guyana Times | Essequibo schools benefit from Guyoil road safety initiative In its bid to promote the safe use of the country’s roadways, the Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil) on Friday donated a number of road safety signs to schools on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). The initiative, which was launched as a

Super biker arrested at CJIA

Source: Guyana Times | Super biker arrested at CJIA … CANU to receive statement from lawyer Superbike racer Stephen Vieira, who was wanted in connection with the $550 million cocaine bust at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Thursday evening arrested moments after stepping off a flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri,

Welder jailed, admits ownership of gun, ganja

Source: Guyana Times | Welder jailed, admits ownership of gun, ganja … mother on $140,000 bail A welder and his mother found themselves before City Magistrate Leron Daly, days after they were busted with a quantity of narcotics, a gun and ammunition at their Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown residence, during a Police raid. Kevin Amos

Judge grants stay against controversial T&T property tax

Source: Stabroek News | Judge grants stay against controversial T&T property tax (Trinidad Guardian) Property owners can breathe a sign of relief after a High Court judge last evening granted a temporary halt with immediate effect to the enforcement and implementation of the Valuation Return Form, commonly called Property Tax Form. The post Judge grants

Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for Rouhani

Source: Stabroek News | Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for Rouhani DUBAI/BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. The post Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for Rouhani

Region Eight flood ‘grim’ – CDC

Source: Stabroek News | Region Eight flood ‘grim’ – CDC With dozens of homes in Region Eight submerged and washed away by rain-swollen rivers, the Head of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) yesterday described the situation as “grim” and several flights ferried emergency supplies to affected residents. The post Region Eight flood ‘grim’ – CDC

Ex-GRDB members charged with failing to record over $250M in funds

Source: Stabroek News | Ex-GRDB members charged with failing to record over 0M in funds Six former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members, including two opposition parliamentarians, were yesterday charged with failing to record entries for funds amounting to over $250 million in total in the agency’s general ledger. The post Ex-GRDB members charged with

PPP condemns charges against ex-GRDB members as political victimisation

Source: Stabroek News | PPP condemns charges against ex-GRDB members as political victimisation The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday condemned the decision of the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) to arrest and charge six former members of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), including two of its parliamentarians, saying that it is the most

Social media campaign chronicles trials and triumphs of coming out

Source: Stabroek News | Social media campaign chronicles trials and triumphs of coming out Members of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have taken to sharing their coming out stories via social media, in an effort to raise awareness of the challenges they face with societal acceptance. The post Social media campaign

Constitutional, electoral reforms needed for inclusive, accountable governance

Source: Stabroek News | Constitutional, electoral reforms needed for inclusive, accountable governance Saying that Guyana’s leaders “must encourage healing and reconciliation,” the Carter Center has urged reforms to the constitution and the election laws to ensure “more inclusivity and accountability” in the country’s system of governance. The post Constitutional, electoral reforms needed for inclusive, accountable

Porknocker butchers wife in Amelia’s Ward

Source: Kaieteur News | Porknocker butchers wife in Amelia’s Ward … captured in Moblissa jungle Drenched in her own blood, Shenika Elliot-London, collapsed outside her neighbour’s house around 10.30 hrs yesterday, where she wrote the word ‘husband’ in the sand. She later succumbed at the Mackenzie Hospital. That gruesome drama unfolded at Central Amelia’s Ward

Dem boys seh SOCU give some big ones a flinging

Source: Kaieteur News | Dem boys seh SOCU give some big ones a flinging Some things people can only imagine. Dem have people who sit down and imagine that going to de States is like going to Heaven. Dem sit down and see pun de television how things nice and beautiful. Some actually get a

Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up

Source: Kaieteur News | Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up ESPNCRICINFO – Ronsford Beaton, the 24-year-old fast bowler from Guyana, was the only uncapped member in West Indies’ 13-man squad, led by Carlos Brathwaite, for the three T20Is against Afghanistan in St Kitts from June 2. Beaton has picked up 31 wickets in 36 T20s with

National U-17s under FF Jaro radar

Source: Kaieteur News | National U-17s under FF Jaro radar Coach Heames and defender Moore leading Talent ID initiative  By Franklin Wilson Under the auspices of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) former national defender Walter ‘Boyd’ Moore currently plying his trade with FF Jaro and his Coach Kristian Heames has commenced a three-day Talent Identification

Entries for GFSCA close on May 27

Source: Kaieteur News | Entries for GFSCA close on May 27 Entries for the annual Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) tournament will be closed on May 27. The competition is set to commence on May 28 at various venues across the country and will be played three categories; Male Masters (40 years old and

Palm Court supports Persaud ahead of CMRC title endeavours

Source: Kaieteur News | Palm Court supports Persaud ahead of CMRC title endeavours Motorcyclist Kevin Persaud received a late but timely boost by popular night spot Palm Court yesterday afternoon ahead of his trip to Jamaica for the opening round of the 2017 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC). Manager of the entity, Sasha Lewis, in

Relief for Region Eight

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Relief for Region Eight …Plane loads of supplies dispatched …health teams mobilised,donations welcomed   AS SEVERAL indigenous communities in Region Eight remain under as much as 25 feet of water, several plane loads of supplies have been dispatched to assist in flood relief efforts. The floods have been caused by persistent

No place for partisan interests

Source: Guyana Chronicle | No place for partisan interests …President tells municipal confab  COMMUNITIES Minister Ronald Bulkan on Friday lauded the hosting of the inaugural municipal conference by the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM), but did not hesitate to voice his disappointment with the absence of certain mayors and other municipal officers. These individuals were

Linden woman killed by abusive husband

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Linden woman killed by abusive husband …suspect shot, arrested in jungle By Joe Chapman A MARRIAGE of just about four years ended tragically on Friday when a 38-year-old Linden woman, Shaneka Elliot,was stabbed to death after threatening to end the relationship which relatives said was rocked by abuse. The suspect, Michael

GRDB ‘big six’ charged

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GRDB ‘big six’ charged SIX former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members were placed on $500,000 bail each and asked to lodge their passports after they appeared in court Friday morning jointly charged by the Special Organised Unit (SOCU) for failing to make a proper entry into a register of a

Cop dies after colliding with psychiatric patient

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Cop dies after colliding with psychiatric patient A 23-YEAR-OLD Police Constable died early Friday morning, hours after he crashed his motorcycle into a female patient of the Fort Canje Psychiatric Hospital. Dead is Police Constable 22155 Khrystama Yasin, of lot 34 Vryheid, West Canje Berbice. According to a police report, the

Murder accused granted bail

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Murder accused granted bail AFTER almost four months on remand, 27-year-old Leon Duncan called “Whistle”, who is accused of attempted murder, was released on $800,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday. Duncan, of Festival City, Georgetown, made his first appearance in court in February, 2017 and was remanded after

Man accused of $1.7M theft remanded

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Man accused of .7M theft remanded A STANLEYTOWN Squatting Area, West Bank Demerara, resident was remanded to prison by City Magistrate Leron Daly for the offence of break and enter with larceny. It is alleged that Hemchan Hitlall on May 11, 2017 at Ekereku Top, Mazaruni River, broke and entered the

Cultural icon Carmen Jarvis laid to rest

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Cultural icon Carmen Jarvis laid to rest THE mortal remains of Ms Carmen Jarvis, AA, CCH, and Guyana’s former representative to the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), was yesterday interred at Le Repentir Cemetery, Georgetown. This followed a memorial service in celebration of her life, at the Smith Congregational

Learning about Guyana’s rich history

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Learning about Guyana’s rich history GUYANA’S Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday hosted sixth-grade students of the Brightwood Education Campus as the highlight of the embassy’s participation in the 2017 Embassy Adoption Programme. The progamme, which was established in 1974 as a partnership between the District of Columbia Public Schools and

GRDB distances itself from ‘fake rice’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GRDB distances itself from ‘fake rice’ THE Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) said it has noted with great concern the presence of video recordings being circulated of plastic rice and wished to make it clear that there has been no confirmation of plastic rice in our market. In a release, the

Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Fast bowling seemed to have been uppermost in the minds of the West Indies selection panel, when they chose the 13-member squad for their upcoming three Twenty20 Internationals against Afghanistan next month in St Kitts. They have chosen to rest Jason

Three medals for Guyana athletics team at Islamic Games

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Three medals for Guyana athletics team at Islamic Games GUYANA’S Emanuel Archibald finished with a season’s best 7.36m in the men’s long jump, while Alita Moore clocked 55.81 seconds and finished sixth in the women’s 400m, as Guyana wrapped up their athletics competition at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan

GFF to host CONCACAF Club Licensing workshop today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GFF to host CONCACAF Club Licensing workshop today   THE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), in collaboration with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), will host a Club Licensing Workshop today. The workshop, which is scheduled to begin at 09:30hrs, is expected to have a total of

Palm Court supports Persaud ahead of CMRC

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Palm Court supports Persaud ahead of CMRC MOTOR biker Kevin Persaud received a late but timely boost from popular night spot Palm Court yesterday afternoon, ahead of his trip to Jamaica for the opening round of the 2017 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC). Manager of the entity, Sasha Lewis, speaking at

Guyana to participate at World Jump Rope Championship and Camp

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Guyana to participate at World Jump Rope Championship and Camp GUYANA for the first time will participate at this year’s World Jump Rope Championship and Camp, billed for July 1 – July 10, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Shavin Green and Mackenzie High School student Adriell Wilson

Karn, Bumrah carry Mumbai into fourth IPL final

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Karn, Bumrah carry Mumbai into fourth IPL final THE 2017 IPL final will be a repeat of Tuesday’s first qualifier, with Mumbai Indians facing Rising Pune Supergiant. Mumbai Indians made the most of a second chance to reach the Indian Premier League final, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in

24 teams to contest Hamilton Green football tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle | 24 teams to contest Hamilton Green football tournament TWENTY-FOUR teams drawn from Georgetown, East Coast Demerara, West Demerara and Linden will contest the inaugural Hamilton Green Knock Out Cup Football Tournament, scheduled to get underway on June 17. According to organiser of the event, former national player and coach Lennox Arthur,

Brazilian to develop Rupununi rice farm

Source: Stabroek News | Brazilian to develop Rupununi rice farm Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, recently presented to Brazilian farmer and investor, Nelson Itikawa, a lease for 5,000 acres of land through the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC), GINA said. The post Brazilian to develop Rupununi rice farm appeared first on Stabroek News.

Walter Moore, FF Jaro coach here for talent-spotting exercise

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Walter Moore, FF Jaro coach here for talent-spotting exercise FORMER Golden Jaguars defender Walter Moore and his club FF Jaro coach Kristian Heames yesterday told a gathering of reporters that his arrival for the talent-spotting exercise with his coach is a dream that’s about to come true. Moore and Heames will

Makeup Artist charged with provocation

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Makeup Artist charged with provocation POPULAR makeup artist, Vincent Shelto was on Friday charged with provocation and released on $20,000 by City Magistrate Leron Daly. During his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, Shelto denied that on May 3, 2017 at Benn Street, Werk-en-Rust, he behaved in a manner intended to

2 years jail for son, mom bailed on illegal gun, ammo charges

Source: Guyana Chronicle | 2 years jail for son, mom bailed on illegal gun, ammo charges A NORTON Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown Welder and his mother appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with the unlawful possession of ammunition and narcotics. Kevin Amos, 21 and his 50-year-old mother, Gail Joe were jointly

More resignations following Diamond bond theft

Source: Stabroek News | More resignations following Diamond bond theft In the wake of an embarrassing theft from the Diamond drug bond, the Ministry of Public Health says that more employees have resigned. The post More resignations following Diamond bond theft appeared first on Stabroek News.

Guyana’s Ronsford Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up

Source: iNews Guyana | Guyana’s Ronsford Beaton earns maiden T20I call-up Ronsford Beaton, the 24-year-old fast bowler from Guyana, is the only uncapped member in West Indies’ 13-man squad, to be led by Carlos Brathwaite, for the three T20Is against Afghanistan in St Kitts from June 2, according to ESPNCricinfo. Ronsford Beaton represented West Indies

Cop dies after Borlam accident

Source: Stabroek News | Cop dies after Borlam accident The Guyana Police Force is mourning the death of one of its members who died hours after being involved in an accident with a female who was said to be pushing a bicycle on the Borlam Public Road, East Coast Berbice about 23:330hrs last night. The

Flood hit communities plead for food, medicines as waters recede

Source: iNews Guyana | Flood hit communities plead for food, medicines as waters recede Residents of the flood hit Potaro Siparuni, Region Eight are calling on the authorities and kind-hearted Guyanese to reach out and assist them with some basic food and medical supplies. This resident is trying to prevent his clothes from being destroyed

Linden clothes vendor stabbed to death …husband on the run

Source: iNews Guyana | Linden clothes vendor stabbed to death …husband on the run Police say they are investigating the murder of Shamika London, 37, a clothes vendor and a mother of one, of lot  1206 Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden. The incident occurred about 10:30 hrs. today at the said address. Investigators are at

Police Constable dies following accident in Berbice

Source: iNews Guyana | Police Constable dies following accident in Berbice A Guyana Police Force (GPF) rank has succumbed to his injuries hours after being involved in an accident with a female who was said to be pushing a bicycle along the Borlam Public Road, in Berbice about 23:30hrs on Thursday. Constable Khrystama Yasin According to

Linden mother stabbed to death

Source: Stabroek News | Linden mother stabbed to death A manhunt is underway in Linden for a man who is suspected to have fatally stabbed his wife this morning. Police identified the victim as Shanika Elliot-London, 37, a clothes vendor and a mother, of Lot 1206 Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden. The post Linden mother

Cops apprehend 4 suspected criminals in city

Source: iNews Guyana | Cops apprehend 4 suspected criminals in city …information suggests they were about to commit robbery   Acting on a tip-off, moments ago, law enforcement officials were able to apprehend and haul in for questioning, four suspected criminals at Sheriff and Duncan streets, Georgetown. Details regarding their arrests remain sketchy, but information

Girl Power: Caribbean-born space scientist seeking to inspire region’s youth

Source: iNews Guyana | Girl Power: Caribbean-born space scientist seeking to inspire region’s youth Trinidadian-born NASA aerospace engineer Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne has an extraordinary story of success, and she’s on a mission to inspire thousands of girls across the organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to greatness. Trinidadian-born NASA aerospace engineer Dr. Camille Wardrop

Florida man faked ‘stage 4 cancer’ to lure in women

Source: iNews Guyana | Florida man faked ‘stage 4 cancer’ to lure in women (NY POST) Several women are accusing a Florida man of faking stage 4 cancer and manipulating them to get food, money, and shelter, just weeks after his wedding to a long-lost love went viral. Ken Boyer, 60, of Palm Bay, first gained

Mumbai bowl, Johnson replaces McClenaghan

Source: iNews Guyana | Mumbai bowl, Johnson replaces McClenaghan Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Qualifier 2, Bengaluru Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, chose to bowl first in the second Qualifier at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, with the likelihood of rain influencing his decision on a pitch he felt would play on the

C’bean triumph unforgettable, says retiring Misbah

Source: iNews Guyana | C’bean triumph unforgettable, says retiring Misbah (CMC) Retiring Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq says the historic 2-1 Test series victory in the Caribbean last Sunday will remain one of the highlights of his career.The 42-year-old, playing in his last international match before quitting the sport, led Pakistan to a dramatic 101-run victory

Venezuela prevents opposition leader from travelling to US

Source: iNews Guyana | Venezuela prevents opposition leader from travelling to US Opposition leader Henrique Capriles displays a copy of Venezuela’s Constitution during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The South American country has seen near-daily protests since the Supreme Court issued a ruling nullifying congress last week. The court pulled

EYEWITNESS: Shooting down…

Source: iNews Guyana | EYEWITNESS: Shooting down… …oil gambit From the moment Raphael Trotman floated the notion of an oil refinery for Guyana — and then hired an “expert,” back in January, to determine its ‘feasibility” — your Eyewitness said he was wasting our money. The fella was going to be paid $10M to do

Region 8 flooding leaves over 1000 in jeopardy

Source: iNews Guyana | Region 8 flooding leaves over 1000 in jeopardy There are reports that the water level has risen over the past few days in Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) communities that have already been inundated by heavy rainfall and flash flooding of recent. This resident is trying to prevent his clothes from being destroyed

SOCU interrogates MP, former GRDB officials

Source: Guyana Times | SOCU interrogates MP, former GRDB officials – Nandlall dismisses charges as frivolous, malicious By Ramona Luthi Six persons were on Thursday afternoon summoned by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for questioning in relation to the Guyana Rice Development Board’s (GRDB’s) operations during the years 2011 to 2015. They were later

Over 1000 Region 8 residents affected by flood waters

Source: Guyana Times | Over 1000 Region 8 residents affected by flood waters – APA says response extremely slow There are reports that the water level has risen over the past few days in Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) communities that have already been inundated by heavy rainfall and flash flooding of recent. This resident is trying

Teacher’s body found hanging in apartment

Source: Guyana Times | Teacher’s body found hanging in apartment – lover arrested A 26-year-old teacher attached to the Goed Fortune Secondary School was on Wednesday afternoon found dead in a house at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. Dead is Tishaun Bess who was found hanging from the roof in the home which she

Norton hospitalised

Source: Guyana Times | Norton hospitalised – after suspected heart attack Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton was on Thursday admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital for observation, after complaining of feeling unwell. Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton According to reports reaching Guyana Times, Norton suffered “a heart

“Thunda in Guyana” shifted to July 1

Source: Guyana Times | “Thunda in Guyana” shifted to July 1 Wrestling fans that were all eager to watch their favourite wrestlers spar against each other for supremacy at an event called “Thunda in Guyana” at the Cliff Anderson Sport Hall will have to wait a while longer. The event which was billed for May

Lucrative cash prizes on offer at Independence Darts tournament

Source: Guyana Times | Lucrative cash prizes on offer at Independence Darts tournament –15-member Trinidad and Tobago team to attend Some May 26 to 28 at the Millennium Manor Hotel on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, the Guyana Darts Association (GDA) will be looking to hit bulls-eye when they host their Independence International tournament. The three-day event

Play- offs rescheduled due to congress

Source: Guyana Times | Play- offs rescheduled due to congress GFF/ Stag Elite League… The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Stag Elite League “Big Four Tournament” has been re-scheduled to a date yet to be announced, the playoffs were supposed to begin today. In a statement to the media, Guyana Football Federation’s Competitions Director, Ian Alves,

Beware the ‘Kangaroo Committee’ at City Hall

Source: Guyana Times | Beware the ‘Kangaroo Committee’ at City Hall Dear Editor, It is quite unmistakable that the folks at the Georgetown City Council, are completely antipathetic to the principles of transparency, accountability, and decency. Here we are again, this time it has to do with the purported review of the parking meter contract

Murder charge for T&T cop, two others

Source: Stabroek News | Murder charge for T&T cop, two others (Trinidad Guardian) Three men appeared in court yesterday charged with separate murders including a police officer who was suspension. PC Kumar Bharath appeared before a Tunapuna magistrate charged with murdering his wife’s nephew. The post Murder charge for T&T cop, two others appeared first

Windies stuck at eighth after annual update

Source: Stabroek News | Windies stuck at eighth after annual update DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies remained rooted at eighth in the World Test Rankings released on Thursday following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50

Bronze medals for George, Hooper

Source: Stabroek News | Bronze medals for George, Hooper One day after snaring a silver in the 400m final at the Islamic Solidarity Games currently underway in Baku, Azerbaijan, Winston George copped a bronze in the 200m event. The post Bronze medals for George, Hooper appeared first on Stabroek News.

Ex-GRDB members arrested by SOCU

Source: Stabroek News | Ex-GRDB members arrested by SOCU Six former members of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) were held for questioning by the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) yesterday afternoon for allegedly omitting to record a “particular inflow of money” and they are expected to face charges today. The post Ex-GRDB members arrested

GDA hosting International Darts tournament

Source: Stabroek News | GDA hosting International Darts tournament The Guyana Darts Association (GDA) is set to host an international darts contest from 26th to 28th May, 2017, in a bold effort to popularize the sport, while also aiming to put on a good show in an effort to bid for the 2020 Caribbean Darts

Trisco and Water Plant advance to round two

Source: Stabroek News | Trisco and Water Plant advance to round two Trisco and Water Plant sealed their berths to the second round in the Banks DIH Limited XM Inter-Department Domino Championship, edging out Banks Females on the opening night at the Thirst Park Sports Club. The post Trisco and Water Plant advance to round

Region Eight villages heavily flooded after rain

Source: Stabroek News | Region Eight villages heavily flooded after rain President David Granger has ordered ”immediate relief” for hundreds of Region Eight residents  hit by heavy flooding that has submerged homes but up to press time it was unclear what actual aid  has been provided by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). The post Region

Xtreme Clean Gold Rush Futsal Championship launched

Source: Stabroek News | Xtreme Clean Gold Rush Futsal Championship launched Amid much fanfare and expectation, the inaugural ‘Xtreme Clean Gold Rush Futsal Championship’, was officially launched yesterday at the Windjammer Hotel, Kitty, featuring teams from the communities of Georgetown, Linden, East Coast of Demerara and West Demerara region. The post Xtreme Clean Gold Rush

Stephen Vieira arrested at CJIA over Zeelugt cocaine find

Source: Stabroek News | Stephen Vieira arrested at CJIA over Zeelugt cocaine find Motor biker Stephen Vieira was last night taken into custody at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for questioning into a cocaine find last Friday at Zeelugt. The post Stephen Vieira arrested at CJIA over Zeelugt cocaine find appeared first on Stabroek News.

Winter sport of curling launched in Guyana

Source: Stabroek News | Winter sport of curling launched in Guyana The Guyana Curling Federation (GCF) had its official launch at the Giftland Mall on Tuesday. The launch broke the ice for athletes in the discipline to participate in international championships, including the Winter Olympic Games. The post Winter sport of curling launched in Guyana

Rice Board probe … Six charged for fraud

Source: Kaieteur News | Rice Board probe … Six charged for fraud By Brushell Blackman After months of intense investigation, the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has charged six persons in connection with allegation of malfeasance at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). The six officials to be brought before the court today are People’s

Probe Customs chief duty free concession – Opposition urged

Source: Kaieteur News | Probe Customs chief duty free concession – Opposition urged Amidst recent allegations that a senior official of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) may not have followed procedures in the importation of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the Opposition is calling for an immediate investigation. Opposition parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, is also calling

Acting Top Cop halts gold dealer’s arrest

Source: Kaieteur News | Acting Top Cop halts gold dealer’s arrest Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine Embattled gold dealer, Saddiqi ‘Bobby’ Rasul, found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again. Kaieteur News has learnt that around 20:00 hrs Wednesday police arrested Rasul in connection to possession of a rifle and a handgun.

Dem pundits run more fast than Bolt

Source: Kaieteur News | Dem pundits run more fast than Bolt De whole world know that Usain Bolt can run fast. He beat everybody. People can barely remember anybody beating him. That is how fast de man fast. Well dem pundits who come and been conning all dem Guyanese run more fast than Bolt. Yesterday

Social Cohesion Minister admitted to GPHC after “feeling unwell”

Source: Kaieteur News | Social Cohesion Minister admitted to GPHC after “feeling unwell” Social Cohesion Minister, Dr. George Norton Complaints of feeling unwell were enough to have Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC] to seek medical attention. According to information disseminated by the Ministry of the

GDA Independence International tourney to commence on May 26

Source: Kaieteur News | GDA Independence International tourney to commence on May 26 The Guyana Darts Association (GDA) will be staging an Independence International tournament starting on May 26 at the Millennium Manor Hotel on Hadfield Street. Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago have already established their participation while Barbados, Jamaica and Brazil are yet to

Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal launched

Source: Kaieteur News | Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal launched Fixtures for the first two night of the Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Company ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament were released during an impressive Launch which took place yesterday, at the Poolside of the Windjammer International Cuisine and Comfort Inn of 27 Queen Street,

GBTI continues support for Annual Open

Source: Kaieteur News | GBTI continues support for Annual Open The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) remained steadfast in its commitment to sponsor its Annual Open Competition which is run by the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA). The Bank’s assurance was given during a Launch that was conducted recently. According to a release from

$749M for village roads

Source: Guyana Chronicle | 9M for village roads …procurement entities award 24 multi-million dollar contracts AS part of its programme to help stimulate the economy, government will be spending close to one billion dollars to construct and upgrade community roads in three regions, Cabinet Secretary and Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. Speaking

Former GRDB ‘big six’ for court today

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Former GRDB ‘big six’ for court today SIX former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) board members will appear in court today after they were jointly charged by the Special Organised Unit (SOCU) for failing to make a proper entry into a register of a company. This was following the findings of

One admits to theft at Diamond bond

Source: Guyana Chronicle | One admits to theft at Diamond bond — another resigns, several on station bail AS investigation widens into discrepancies at the Public Health Ministry’s Materials Management Unit (MMU), one employee has admitted to stealing a quantity of drugs while several others have been placed on station bail. In a statement on

President for Saudi Arabia summit

Source: Guyana Chronicle | President for Saudi Arabia summit PRESIDENT David Granger will on May 21 participate in the Arab Islamic American Summit to be held at the King Adulaziz Convention Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. The President has accepted the invitation by the King of Saudi

CDC rushes aid to flood-hit Region Eight villages

Source: Guyana Chronicle | CDC rushes aid to flood-hit Region Eight villages By Ariana Gordon, photos by Toshao Edward Mc Garrell FLOODWATERS washed away a house in Region Eight ( Potaro-Siparuni) as heavy rains battered several communities in the mineral-rich interior location. On Thursday, the government of Guyana said that it is aware of the

Dr Norton hospitalised

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Dr Norton hospitalised SOCIAL Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, was on Thursday admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for observation, after complaining of feeling unwell. President David Granger, accompanied by Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson visited Dr.

Freed murder accused bolts from courtroom

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Freed murder accused bolts from courtroom LAWRENCE Wayne walked out the Georgetown High Court a free man after a 12-member jury found him not guilty of the August 23, 2014 murder of Dexter Lindo. Trial judge Justice Jo-Ann Barlow told Wayne after the verdict was announced, amid a crowded courtroom, that

End discrimination against ‘sicklers’

Source: Guyana Chronicle | End discrimination against ‘sicklers’ — FACES calls for better healthcare FACES – a non-governmental organisation that is committed to the fight against sickle cell stigma – is advocating for Government to safeguard the human rights of sicklers, and to ensure that they receive the highest quality of healthcare. The call comes

Region Five RDC meeting ends in chaos

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Region Five RDC meeting ends in chaos THE monthly statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council of Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) broke up shortly after prayers were said on Thursday, further deepening tensions between the political representatives sitting on that local government body. APNU+AFC Councillors walked out of the meeting after they

Former magistrate heads GNNL board

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Former magistrate heads GNNL board Former Magistrate Geeta Chandan- Edmond has been appointed chairperson of the board of directors of the Guyana National Newspaper Limited (GNNL), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. At his weekly post-cabinet press briefing held at the Ministry of the Presidency, Harmon said Chandan-Edmond is

6 former GRDB members summoned by SOCU, charged

Source: iNews Guyana | 6 former GRDB members summoned by SOCU, charged -Told to appear in court on Friday after receiving bail  -Nandlall cites ‘malicious prosecution,’ advises that they sue the state        By Ramona Luthi Six former members of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) were on Thursday afternoon summoned

Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Futsal tournament launched

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Futsal tournament launched … Twenty-four teams to compete for $500 000 first prize TWENTY-FOUR teams, drawn from communities in Georgetown, Linden, East Coast Demerara and West Demerara, will compete in the inaugural Xtreme Clean and Maintenance Futsal tournament, set for the National Gymnasium from May 26 to

GBTI Open set to begin on June 2

Source: Guyana Chronicle | GBTI Open set to begin on June 2 GUYANA’S premier tennis tournament, the GBTI Open, was recently launched by the Guyana Tennis Association (GLTA). The first serve-off will be on June 2 at the Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) Sports Club courts in Bel Air. Celebrating its 7th year,

Thompson headlines galaxy of stars for Jamaica international meet

Source: Guyana Chronicle | Thompson headlines galaxy of stars for Jamaica international meet KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson will be the headline act for the Jamaica International Invitational tomorrow when she lines up for the women’s 200 metres, the final event on the schedule. Thompson, winner of gold medals in

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