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January 17, 2018

Guyana

Stranded Cubans to begin returning home today- Captain Gouveia

Source: iNews Guyana Seventeen (17) Cubans whose return home from Guyana has been delayed over the past 3 days will begin returning today as Aruba Air is expected to dispatch two aircraft to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) this afternoon. This is according to local representative of Aruba Air and Chief Executive…

Sentencing deferred for man who confessed to killing sibling

Source: iNews Guyana Four years after his brother, Richard France, died from a stab wound, Neville France admitted that he was the one responsible for his death which occurred on December 12, 2013, at Falls Top, North West District, Essequibo. The 42-year-old man pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when he…

Debutant Ngidi leads South Africa to series victory v India

Source: Stabroek News PRETORIA,  (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second test in Pretoria today and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest. Link: Debutant Ngidi leads South Africa to series victory

ECD drainage pumps to be completed for May/June rains – CEO NDIA

Source: iNews Guyana Residents on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) are assured of adequate preparations for flood prevention during the May/June rains. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Frederick Flatts, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) said new pump stations at Enmore, Friendship/Vigilance,…

Barter App ‘Swopp’ to be launched soon

Source: iNews Guyana An enterprising young man is on the brink of developing what may be Guyana’s first ever barter app. ‘Swopp’ is the brainchild of Shemar Spencer, a beneficiary of the Ministry of Education’s Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPOG) and the local tech company Intellect Storm. ‘Swopp’ is still in the…

EYEWITNESS: Low expectations…

Source: iNews Guyana …of AFC Raphael Trotman is the leader of the AFC. He’s always seen himself as THE leader. Remember his refusal to move aside in 2011 for Ramjattan? Anyhow, he beat out Ramjattan at the last AFC party elections – so he can speak authoritatively on matters AFC. And on some…

T&T judge grants injunction stopping highway project

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Environmental activist group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has obtained an interim injunction barring the Government from continuing work on the first phase of the $400M Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla. Link: T&T judge grants injunction stopping highway project

NICIL Chair admits no due diligence on bidders was conducted

Source: Guyana Times PwC blacklisting …denies prior knowledge of probe The revelation that PricewaterhouseCoopers, Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) asset valuator, has been under investigation by Indian authorities for fraud has come as a surprise for many, including those at the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). When contacted by this publication, NICIL…

Weapons, ammunition, narcotics found on scene

Source: Guyana Times As investigations continue into the execution-style killing of two men at Lower Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), investigators late Monday evening found weapons, ammunition and a quantity of narcotics that are assumed to be related to the crime. Items that were found near the Pomeroon crime scene One 9mm…

Arif Bulkan to be sworn in as Appeal Judge

Source: Guyana Times Guyana will have a new acting Appeal Court Judge in the person of Attorney, Dr Arif Bulkan. Bulkan is expected to officially be sworn-in by President David Granger today at State House, according to the Ministry of the Presidency. Bulkan is the nephew of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan. Dr Arif…

CCJ case management set for next month

Source: Guyana Times Constitutional challenge The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will soon be setting dates to hear the Guyana Government’s appeal on the constitutional challenge case. The CCJ will hold a case management conference on February 6, 2018, at which the dates will be set after the court would have consulted with…

Three held over Pomeroon double murder

Source: Stabroek News Three persons, including the widow of one of the two Pomeroon farmers shot dead on Sunday, have been taken into custody and police say one of them led detectives to the location of an arms cache that allegedly belonged to one of the deceased. Link: Three held over Pomeroon double

Mazaruni prison contract to go ahead

Source: Stabroek News The $3.5 billion contract for the Mazaruni Prison expansion, over which BK International Inc. Link: Mazaruni prison contract to go ahead

NDIA to beat May/June rains with new ECD pump stations

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), said it is likely to commission three new pump stations along the East Coast of Demerara in time for the May/June rains. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Frederick Flatts, in an interview with the Department of…

New parking fee set at $150 per hour

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Oversight Committee to monitor, review project A new parking fee of $150 per hour, VAT inclusive, is being proposed by the Parking Meter Renegotiation Committee – a sub-committee of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council – after extensive renegotiation with the Smart City Solutions. The significant drop in the fee…

Gov’t mulls partnership with Brazil’s health sector

Source: Guyana Chronicle – to aid communities on the border TRAVELLING to the capital city of Georgetown in times of emergency can be somewhat infuriating for some residents of Indigenous communities, as such, the Ministry of Public Health is considering partnering with neighbouring Brazil, to instead have Guyanese seek medical care there. The…

Drug link seen in Pomeroon killings

Source: Guyana Chronicle …cops recover arms, ammunition AS detectives continue to probe Sunday’s execution of two Pomeroon farmers, investigations so far point to the possibility that the incident may have been drug-related. According to the police, investigators have discovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as a quantity of dried cannabis,…

Arif Bulkan to be sworn in as Justice of Appeal

Source: Guyana Chronicle HUMAN rights lawyer, Dr Christopher Arif Bulkan is to be sworn in today as an acting Justice of Appeal, the Ministry of the Presidency confirmed on Tuesday. Back in September 2017, Dr. Bulkan was nominated by Cabinet for candidature to represent Guyana on the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).…

Signing bonus belongs in consolidated fund…TIGI experiences “temporary setback” with litigation against govt.

Source: Kaieteur News   By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Litigation that Transparency Initiative Guyana Inc. (TIGI) brought against the government of Guyana was on Monday deemed procedurally flawed by Chief Justice Roxanne George. TIGI took the government to court over the US$18M signing bonus that Government collected from ExxonMobil in 2016. The matter was supposed…

Exports projected to rise in 2018 – Finance Minister

Source: Kaieteur News   Guyana is projected to see a rise in exports for 2018. This is according to Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. The economist noted that growth in the agriculture, fishing, and forestry sector will be driven by the expected expansion in the various subsectors, except sugar. Building on the solid performance…

Cops may release ‘Korner Kick’ murder suspect

Source: Kaieteur News – still awaiting gunpowder results With no breakthrough yet in sight, police are likely to release the deportee they detained last week in connection with the murder of ‘Korner Kick’ bar manager Tevin Parris. A senior police official said that the individual may be released today, since the 72 hours…

25 years for man who shot Guyanese babysitter, 16, dead

Source: Kaieteur News   A Brooklyn judge yesterday laid into a man convicted of fatally shooting a 16-year-old babysitter with a submachine gun, saying she saw no reason to show him mercy before sentencing him to 25 years behind bars. Convicted killer Taariq Stephens — who was named as the shooter by his…

Tennis star Sachia Vickery returns ‘home’

Source: Guyana Chronicle RISING tennis star Sachia Vickery arrived in Guyana last evening for a five-day stay – her first visit to the place she calls ‘home’, for the first time since December 2015. “Even though I wasn’t born in Guyana, I still consider myself Guyanese. I embrace the whole culture and I…

AAG Awards Ceremony set for Saturday

Source: Guyana Chronicle COMING as no surprise, Upper Demerara’s Daniel Williams and Chantoba Bright, along with Christianburg’s Compton Caesar, and US-based athletes Winston George and Troy Doris are among some of the names nominated for awards at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Umana Yana,…

GASA to roll out outreach programmes in several regions

Source: Guyana Chronicle OPTIMISTIC that swimming will be established all across Guyana, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) hopes to roll out an outreach programme in several regions this year, and once it gets approval from the body’s council, a start will be made in Mahdia, Region 8. This comes even as the…

CPL announces $100M impact on region

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the tournament’s economic impact across the region. The 2017 event, which took place between August 4 and September 9 last year, created a total economic impact of US$ 95 122 465 across six nations in the Caribbean and in the USA. This…

ST VINCENT CONSIDERS SUING T&T OVER CURRENCY EXCHANGE ISSUE

Source: iNews Guyana REGIONALLY, the ongoing currency issue in which Vincentian traders in agricultural produce are unable to convert their earnings to Eastern Caribbean dollars after plying their trade in Trinidad and Tobago could end up before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph…

Barber charged with aiding narco trafficking granted bail

Source: iNews Guyana A barber was on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with aiding the trafficking of 178 grams of cocaine. Jose Jacobs, of Unity Place, Festival City, Georgetown denied that between November 1-21, 2017 in Georgetown, he aided persons to traffic narcotics. According to…

Miner facing 3 counts of robbery under arms remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A miner was slapped with three counts of robbery under arms on Tuesday and made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Nigel Wellington, 35, of Mocha, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied that on December 20, 2017 at Well Road, North Ruimveldt, while in the company of others and armed…

Heavy winds, rain zap power to East Coast, West Bank

Source: Stabroek News GPL says that some of its customers on the West Coast and East Bank of Demerara experienced unusually lengthy power cuts as a result of heavy winds and rain last evening and early this morning. Link: Heavy winds, rain zap power to East Coast, West Bank

45 years jail for man found guilty of child rape

Source: iNews Guyana Omadatt Persaud was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison, on Monday afternoon at the High Court, for engaging in ‘sexual activity’ with a child family member. Those sexual acts, which involved penetration, occurred between August 1st and 31st in the year 2015, when the child was only five years…

EYEWITNESS: A fair share…

Source: iNews Guyana …in oil profits Ever since the oil bonus fiasco was uncovered, even partisans of the Government have been looking closer at the contract which was finally revealed. And what a can of worms has been revealed! It all stems from Resource Minister Raphael Trotman’s “renegotiation” of the contract the PPP…

AFC agreed to 50% severance for sugar workers

Source: Guyana Times …says it was too difficult to find $5B at once The Alliance For Change (AFC) has admitted to being fully aware that $500 million was budgeted for severance payments for sugar workers in 2018 when $5 billion was needed to pay all workers in full. In an attempt to justify…

1 in custody, investigative team from Georgetown deployed

Source: Guyana Times Pomeroon execution …2 main suspects still at large Following the execution-style killing of two Lower Pomeroon residents on Sunday, the Police have reported that they have one farmer in custody while they seek the two main suspects. The victims – 28-year-old Ambrose Baharally, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope and…

PwC begins valuation of GuySuCo assets

Source: Guyana Times – despite int’l firm facing ban, fraud charge in India Despite being handed a two-year ban last week for allegedly overstating the earnings and assets of Indian software company Satyam Computer Services, the international audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on Monday commenced the process of evaluating the assets of the…

Family contemplating legal action against Constabulary

Source: Guyana Times City Constabulary shooting …PME confirms death as a result of gunshot injury Family members of the late 34-year-old Marlon Fredericks, who was fatally shot by a City Constabulary Lance Corporal on Sunday, have said they are contemplating legal action against the Constabulary now that a post-mortem examination has confirmed that…

$100M Revolving Fund now available to small businesses

Source: Guyana Times Access to financing for small businesses will now be less restrictive with the implementation of the new $100 million Revolving Fund project. Business Minister Dominic Gaskin said the project would be executed by the Ministry’s semi-autonomous agency, the Small Business Bureau (SBB). The initiative will help to finance micro and…

Cops seek motive for Pomeroon murders

Source: Stabroek News   The police were up to yesterday afternoon still working to ascertain the motive behind the murders of Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette, the Pomeroon farmers who were shot dead on Sunday and a potential witness was taken into custody to assist with the investigation. Link: Cops seek motive for

Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Source: Stabroek News Omadat Persaud, who was on trial for raping a five-year-old girl in 2015, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 45 years in jail after a jury unanimously convicted him of the crime. Link: Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Mother urges justice for vendor killed by city cop

Source: Stabroek News The mother of Marlon Fredericks, the mentally-challenged vendor who was fatally shot by a member of the city constabulary on Sunday, yesterday called for justice for her son, while saying that an autopsy found that he died of a gunshot wound to his chest. Link: Mother urges justice for vendor

2018 Local Govt. Elections… AFC ponders going it alone

Source: Kaieteur News AFC Leader Raphael Trotman The Alliance For Change (AFC) is contemplating whether to enter the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) as an independent party or with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). The press was told of this yesterday by the party’s leader, Raphael Trotman. Trotman said that the party’s…

Speeding taxi kills ex-GuySuCo employee

Source: Kaieteur News Dead: Vedenand Hardeo Rupa A 25-year-old is now in police custody following an accident along the Number 71 Public Road that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old part time mechanic and former GuySuCo worker. According to eyewitnesses, Vedenand Hardeo Rupa aka ‘Sugar’ of Number 69 Village, was on his…

‘This is the day I was waiting for’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …acid attack victim’s sight restored THE dream of a mother to see her sons has finally been realised almost one year after she was doused with a corrosive substance allegedly by their father. Twenty-seven-year-old Shondell Williamson can finally see with her right eye, after undergoing multiple surgeries and treatment in…

Better Together

Source: Guyana Chronicle APNU to contest LGE as united team A PARTNERSHIP for National Unity (APNU) on Monday reiterated that the five parties making up the Partnership are “better together” than apart and have committed to competing in the upcoming local government elections (LGE) as a “united team.” The Partnership said too that…

Guyana off EU blacklist–Greenidge

Source: Guyana Chronicle AFTER months of lobbying on the international stage, Guyana has been removed from the European Union (EU) Money-Laundering Blacklist, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge has disclosed. In May, 2017, the European Commission had proposed that Guyana be removed from the Money-Laundering Blacklist and Ethiopia be added, but for a second…

Flawed application

Source: Guyana Chronicle -CJ rules: Ram signing bonus case procedurally flawed CHIEF JUSTICE, Roxanne George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled as flawed an application by head of the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI), Troy Thomas for the High Court to order Minister of Finance Winston Jordan to immediately deposit the US$18 million signing bonus…

Thompson makes season debut

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Samuels, McKoy continue to shine LAST weekend saw some stellar performances from the Guyanese athletes in the U.S., competing at various levels, including the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Listed below are the results and updates. Natricia Hooper: She ran the 500m…

Good Hope FC, Henrietta United record wins

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Elroy Stephney THE Essequibo Coast and Pomeroon Football Association (ECPFA)-sponsored senior league tournament resumed in Essequibo with a lone fixture at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground last Saturday. Hosts Good Hope FC took the opportunity to inflict a 6-0 drubbing of Super XI FC in front of a…

Repeat offender charged with motorcycle theft

Source: iNews Guyana A man who served 56 months in prison for larceny was on Monday before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts again, this time for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. Randy Joseph, 34, of Country Road, Buxton denied that on   January 8, 2018, at Waterloo Street, Georgetown he stole one motorcycle valued $245,000…

Teen accused of robbery remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A 17-year-old man was on Monday afternoon in tears as he denied stealing a cell phone at the Stabroek Market area when he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman. Shamrock King, a plumber of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied that on January 12, 2018, while being in the company of…

Domestic Airways Inc. receives Air Operators Certificate

Source: iNews Guyana …can now operate both privately and publicly The Aviation sector in Guyana is now expanded with the addition of another airline, Domestic Airways Incorporated (DAI), to bolster operations. The Director-General, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Lieutenant Colonel (retd), Egbert Field today (Monday) presented DAI with its Air Operators Certificate. The…

$100M Revolving Fund now available to small businesses

Source: iNews Guyana Access to finance for small businesses will now be less restrictive with the implementation of the new $100M Revolving Fund project. According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin said the project will be executed by the Ministry’s semi-autonomous agency, the Small Business Bureau (SSB).…

EU to remove Barbados, Grenada from tax haven blacklist, T&T to stay

Source: Stabroek News BRUSSELS,  (Reuters) – European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance. Link: EU to remove Barbados, Grenada from tax haven blacklist, T&T to stay

Breaking News: AFC considering breakaway from APNU for LGE

Source: Guyana Times Alliance for Change Leader Raphael Trortman on Monday said that there is a possibility that the party may breakaway from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for this year’s Local Government Elections. For more details see January 16th edition of the Guyana Times Link: Breaking News: AFC considering breakaway

England’s Stokes charged with affray

Source: Stabroek News LONDON,  (Reuters) – England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident in the city of Bristol last September, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today. Link: England’s Stokes charged with affray

Cyclist killed in Berbice accident by reportedly speeding car

Source: iNews Guyana A fatal accident which occurred about 18:55hrs on Sunday at the No.71 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice has resulted in the death of pedal cyclist Devenana Hardeo ,53, of No.69 Village Squatting Area, Corentyne. This publication was informed that a motorcar, HC 6790, driven by a 25-year-old resident of Tarlogie Village,…

EYEWITNESS: S*itholes…

Source: iNews Guyana …and us Attending a meeting to discuss a proposed bi-partisan (Republican and Democratic) immigration compromise, President Donald Trump went ballistic when he saw some accommodations to Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries. Calling them “shitholes”, he demanded to know why they should be sending immigrants to America. Rather, the…

T&T guard gunned down at fast food outlet

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Robbers shot dead a security guard at a Church’s Chicken outlet at the newly opened O’Meara Plaza in Arima on Saturday night after they became enraged that they were unable to open the cash register. Link: T&T guard gunned down at fast food outlet

Int’l firm selected to valuate GuySuCo blacklisted

Source: Guyana Times – fined, handed 2-year ban by regulator for alleged fraud in India – NICIL says firm to commence work in Guyana shortly By Jarryl Bryan PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international audit firm selected by the coalition Government to valuate the multibillion-dollar assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), has actually been banned…

GPA calls for more frequent interactions with President

Source: Guyana Times By Samuel Sukhnandan While making a commitment to continue professionalising the local media corps, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) called on President David Granger to facilitate more frequent interactions with the press apart from informal gathering like the annual media brunch held at State House on Sunday. This call was…

GAWU mulls taking GuySuCo to Court

Source: Guyana Times Payout for dismissed workers… …over part-payment of severance By Michael Younge The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is mulling taking the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to court over its decision to pay thousands of dismissed and retrenched sugar workers part, and not all, of their severance purportedly this…

Man gets 6 months jail for assaulting 73-year-old pensioner

Source: Guyana Times – berates President Trump while in custody By Shemuel Fanfair It was a showcase of drama both in and outside of the Wales Magistrate’s Court when multiple Police ranks were forced to subdue Felix Thorman, who admitted that on January 2, 2018, at the Parika Stelling, he tossed 73-year-old Raymond…

Man shot dead by city constable

Source: Guyana Times …one day after he was detained Marlon Fredericks, who was arrested on Saturday afternoon on Robb Street, Georgetown following a high drama chase by officers attached to the City Constabulary, was on Sunday shot dead, reportedly in front of his mother. A City Constabulary Lance Corporal has been taken into…

Two men shot dead in Pomeroon

Source: Stabroek News Police detectives have been sent to the Pomeroon River area after two men were shot dead  yesterday afternoon. Link: Two men shot dead in Pomeroon

Vendor shot dead by city constable

Source: Stabroek News   A mentally-challenged vendor was yesterday fatally shot in his back by a city lance corporal as he allegedly attempted to flee custody, a day after he was in a scuffle with a city constable during which both men suffered injuries and a shot was fired. Link: Vendor shot dead

Soldier admits to $5.5m gunpoint robbery – police

Source: Stabroek News A Lance Corporal from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is in police custody and has confessed to robbing a Kitty resident of over $5.5M in cash and other valuables, the police said. Link: Soldier admits to .5m gunpoint robbery – police

Biases must not overcome objectivity

Source: Guyana Chronicle –President says professional media corps must have ability to discipline errant members PERSONAL bias must not overcome objectivity, President David Granger said as he contends that a professional media corps must have the ability to discipline its members when they go out of line or when they tend to breach…

Ram nailed

Source: Guyana Chronicle -Nigel Hughes schools Chartered accountant on registration of foreign company WHILE branches of foreign companies are required by law to have registered agents and offices in a country, most overseas firms usually nominate their attorneys in a country within which they have interests as their registered agents. This is according…

Two shot dead in Pomeroon

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE are investigating the murder of farmers, Ambrose Baharally, 28, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope, Lower Pomeroon River, and Martin Godette,23, of Friendship Canal, also Lower Pomeroon River, on Sunday. Police in a release said both were shot to the head at around 15: 30 hours at Grant Stelling…

Mentally-ill detainee fatally shot

Source: Guyana Chronicle A MENTALLY-ILL man who was arrested on Saturday by a City constable was fatally shot during an escape bid in front of the City Constabulary’s Regent Street, Bourda office, on Sunday. Marlon Fredricks, 34, a resident of Tiger Bay, Georgetown, was according to reports shot and killed in the presence…

New jobs are being created

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Nagamootoo urges sugar workers not to lose hope NEW jobs are being created, said Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, as he urged redundant sugar workers not to lose hope. Writing in his weekly column “My Turn” published this Sunday, the prime minister said investment agreements were entered into for 136…

India considers abolishing Cost Recovery by oil companies

Source: Kaieteur News …Govt. audit reveals alarming instances of abuse By Kiana Wilburg When oil operators have to recover their expenses, controversy often arises between those entities and the Governments of host countries. Many oil producing countries like Indonesia and India have experienced such difficulties. Due to oil operators inflating their costs, Indonesia…

Govt. fails to publish ExxonMobil Bridging Deed

Source: Kaieteur News While the Government has released the ExxonMobil petroleum contract, there are still some key documents which it has failed to make public. This was recently pointed out by Chartered Accountant, Chris Ram. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman Ram noted that the Government is still to release the Bridging Deed…

GBBC/NGGM boxing card: Six days to `Bad Blood’ fight card

Source: Guyana Chronicle   WITH six days remaining for the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC)/NexGen Global Marketing (NGGM) six-fight `Bad Blood’ fight card, the local fighters appearing on the January 20 event is now winding down their training schedule for what is anticipated to be a night of fistic fury. The local…

Chanderpaul completes maiden first-class hundred

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Jagaurs, Pride settle for draw; champions extend points tally to 145.4 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Tagenarine Chanderpaul completed his maiden first-class hundred, but newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars had to settle for a draw against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday here. Chanderpaul hit an undefeated 101 and…

Diamond Upsetters FC recognise U-11 team

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Diamond Upsetters Football Club (DUFC), a new affiliate of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) on Saturday afternoon last at the Diamond Community Centre, recognised the efforts of their Under-11 team which ended fourth in the just concluded Ralph Green/EBFA Under-11 League. In its first year of competition since…

Jacobs snatches career-best 12 for 157 to dispose of Leewards

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs snatched a career-best 12-wicket haul as Jamaica Scorpions needed just an hour to dispose of Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 57 runs in their ninth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday. Chasing 262 for victory, Leewards resumed the final day at…

President concerned about publication of “fake news”

Source: iNews Guyana BY Michael Younge President David Granger on Sunday said that he was concerned over the broadcast and publication of fake news as he hosted media operatives for the annual media brunch held on the lawns of State House. Granger, like US President Donald Trump, appeared to be bothered by the…

Ex-policeman arrested for robbery                                                                                                                                     

Source: iNews Guyana An ex-policeman along with his accomplice were on Friday last arrested after they were positively identified by a gold miner whom they robbed of his jewellery on Old Year’s Day. According to information received, the suspects attacked the victim at Republic Avenue McKenzie, Linden where they gun butted him and…

Kitty Market to be completed by March

Source: iNews Guyana Almost two years after the initial commencement of restoration works on the Kitty Market, Town Clerk, Royston King says the new deadline for completion has been slated for March 2018. Speaking to Inews Thursday, the Town Clerk asserted that after being cash strapped for quite a while, construction works have…

8 still hospitalized after Rupert Craig Highway accident

Source: iNews Guyana 8 persons are still hospitalized following the horrific accident which occurred on Thursday at the intersection of Rupert Craig Highway and Sheriff Street. Inews understands that those who received minor injuries were treated and sent away while the driver of the minibus who was previously listed as “critical” is now…

Wanted Man shot dead

Source: iNews Guyana Marlon Fredricks who was Friday arrested by police has been shot dead just outside the City Constabulary outpost on Regent Street. A Constabulary rank shot and killed Fredricks after he allegedly attempted to escape from lawful custody. Fredricks was shot and killed in the presence of his mother who had…

Man fatally shot in incident with city constable

Source: Stabroek News A mentally-challenged  man, who was yesterday shown in a video on Facebook in a scuffle with a City Constable, was this afternoon afternoon fatally shot by a City Constable on Regent Street just outside the Bourda Outpost. Link: Man fatally shot in incident with city constable

U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to programme

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a programme that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the programme. Link: U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end

Local companies unwilling to tender for project – Ramjattan

Source: Guyana Times Rebuilding Camp St Prison …despite 20 companies being prequalified in 2017 for reconstruction …Govt sole source overseas firm Since coming to office in 2015, the coalition Government has been engulfed in several controversies where it sole sourced goods and services. However, this trend seems to be heading into 2018; with…

Sale of NICIL shares hits snag

Source: Guyana Times Guyana Stock Feeds Inc …matter for Cabinet discussion Government, through the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), had made moves to sell its shares in the Guyana Stock Feeds Incorporated (GSFI), but weeks after initiating this move, a snag has been encountered and the situation will have to be…

Kitty Market vendors protest market’s non-completion

Source: Guyana Times …still paying monthly rental 2 years now Over two years ago, the Kitty Market vendors were removed from their stalls to facilitate repairs to the dilapidating building, but are yet to return, since the market is still under construction. Fed-up by the constant delays, the vendors and representatives from the…

Ruimveldt roads in deplorable condition

Source: Guyana Times Several roads in the Ruimveldt wards of Georgetown are in deplorable condition and need urgent rehabilitation, but efforts to solicit Government intervention in respect to rehabilitation have reportedly proven futile. The deplorable Marigold Street in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown Residents of West Ruimveldt’s Marigold Street were forced to place wood and…

BK protests $3.5B Mazaruni prison contract

Source: Stabroek News BK International Inc has lodged a protest with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) over the award of a $3.5 billion contract for the expansion of the Mazaruni Prison and a key part of the company’s complaint is the alleged “overnight” increasing of the engineer’s estimate for the project from $2.8…

Cash-sniffing dogs to join anti-laundering fight

Source: Stabroek News Cash-sniffing dogs are to be sourced from the United States as part of the campaign against money-laundering, according to Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan. Link: Cash-sniffing dogs to join anti-laundering fight

Shot Kaneville home robbery victim succumbs

Source: Stabroek News Ishwar Ramanah, the Kaneville machine operator who was shot during a robbery at his home last month, succumbed yesterday. Link: Shot Kaneville home robbery victim succumbs

Vilvoorden

Source: Stabroek News Vilvoorden, Essequibo Coast is a small community of just more than 100 people, approximately nine kilometres from the Supenaam Jetty and between Middlesex and Fairfield. Link: Vilvoorden

Indonesia changes law to avoid Cost Recovery abuse

Source: Kaieteur News …Govt.’s audit in two years uncovers US$221.5 million in ineligible expenses By: Kiana Wilburg Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman When countries such as Guyana, are on the brink of becoming an oil producer, a host of problems emerge.  One of them involves verifying the claims for expenses made by oil…

Deep worry over $1B in GuySuCo pension

Source: Kaieteur News Former CEO, Errol Hanoman As the administration continues to grapple with the ongoing restructuring of the sugar industry, there are fresh worries now over the workers’ pensions. According to the 2015 financial statements of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Employees Retirement Benefits were in the negative of $1.1B. In 2014,…

US$75,000 wind turbine to be commissioned soon

Source: Guyana Chronicle IN keeping with the government’s “green” agenda, popular Berbice businessman Haresh Narine “Chinee” Sugrim will commission his US$75,000 wind turbine at Skeldon Line Path, before the end of this month. “The reason why we buy it is because the government said they want a country powered by clean and “green”…

Spotlight on Marriott

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Gov’t looks at increasing value of hotel before deciding on way forward GOVERNMENT on Friday said efforts are being looked at to improve the value of the Guyana Marriott Hotel before making a decision on the way forward. Government’s spokesman, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, told reporters at Friday’s post-Cabinet…

Progress made in economic diplomacy

Source: Guyana Chronicle — but Foreign Ministry needs economists, lawyers and linguists, says Greenidge GUYANA has done well in its pursuit of economic diplomacy in recent times, said Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who has been at the helm since the coalition government came to power in 2015. When President David Granger appointed…

Bridging drama and creative arts with business

Source: Guyana Chronicle How Natasha ‘Janie Gyal’ Azeez is living her childhood dreams By Ravena Gildharie WHEN Guyana opened the National School of Theatre Arts and Drama (NSTAD) in 2013, Natasha Azeez was among the first batch of students who enrolled. A young mother, who worked in the media at the time, Azeez…

Bees, snakes nor disability can stop Vow from farming

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN average person would stumble at least four times whilst trying to navigate their way through a mud-filled farm, but 62-year-old Vow, also known as “Fruit-man”, makes that strenuous task look easy, despite having just one foot. Don’t get him wrong, the Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara native said.…

Downes, Campbell return as GLTA ‘Players of the Year’

Source: Guyana Chronicle LOCAL tennis aces Cristy Campbell and Anthony Downes were announced as the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association’s (GLTA) senior female and male player of the year, 2017, at Friday’s awards ceremony, held at the National Resource Centre in Georgetown. Both players had won the prestigious awards last year, and were hands-down…

Ming opens New Zealand series with seventh place finish

Source: Guyana Chronicle CALVIN MING opened the latest journey in his motor-racing career with a seventh place finish at the Ruapuna raceway in Christchurch, New Zealand. Competing in that country’s Castrol Toyota Racing series, the Guyanese started from the back of the pack in race-one before moving his way up to seventh as…

Defending champions W.1 go down to NZ in Under-19 World Cup opener

Source: Guyana Chronicle MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, (CMC) – Openers Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius carved out contrasting half-centuries but reigning champions West Indies Under-19s suffered a disappointing start to their title defence when they went down to hosts New Zealand Under-19s by eight wickets here Saturday. Sent in at Bay Oval in…

Hurricanes look to enlist Bravo for Super 50

Source: Guyana Chronicle WHILE Darren Bravo will not play for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament, he may yet feature when the competition kicks off at the end of this month. The Leeward Islands Hurricanes have taken the opportunity of a mix-up between the Trinidad…

Alleged bandit attempts to disarm officer, eventually subdued

Source: iNews Guyana A gunshot was fired downtown Georgetown on Saturday afternoon after an alleged bandit attempted to relieve an officer of his service pistol.   According to reports received, the officer, Adam Hoyte was on patrol duties when he spotted 34-year-old, Marlon Frederick, of Tiger Bay, who was reportedly wanted in connection…

New Zealand beat West Indies by eight wickets

Source: Stabroek News MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand,  CMC – New Zealand Under-19s defeated West Indies Under-19s by eight wickets in their Group A match of the ICC Youth World Cup at Bay Oval today. Link: New Zealand beat West Indies by eight wickets

CARICOM `deeply disturbed’ at reported Trump statements

Source: Stabroek News CARICOM today said it is deeply disturbed at reports of “repulsive” language used by US President Donald Trump in describing a member of the community, Haiti and other developing countries. Link: CARICOM `deeply disturbed’ at reported Trump statements

Ganja farms with 25,000 plants destroyed- Police

Source: iNews Guyana Twenty-five-thousand (25,000) plants, ranging in heights from one foot to five feet have been photographed and destroyed by fire along with two camps and in excess of one hundred kilograms of dried cannabis at locations in the Berbice river. This is according to a press statement from the Guyana Police…

President’s Berbice visit greeted with protest

Source: iNews Guyana …as Police arrest drivers taking protesters Members and supporters of the Opposition Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday picketed President David Granger as he made his way to the Corentyne in East Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). However, some of the protesters were detained by the Police as they were…

Fake oil reports with T&T DPP

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Energy Minister Franklin Khan said yesterday that the reports coming out of two independent investigations into A&V Oil and Gas Ltd have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. Link: Fake oil reports with T&T DPP

EYEWITNESS: Feral squeak…

Source: iNews Guyana …by PM’s poodle A few years ago, PPP MP Priya Manickchand took on the US Ambassador when she thought he’d stepped over the line in local politics by criticising then President, Donald Ramotar, and Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee. Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon justified her strident remarks as a “feral…

PPP pickets President’s Berbice visit

Source: Guyana Times …calls for Agricultural Minister’s resignation …as Police arrest drivers taking protesters The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday picketed President David Granger as he made his way to the Corentyne in East Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). However, some of the protesters were detained by the Police as they were…

375 Wales workers not included in Govt’s 50% plan

Source: Guyana Times Severance payments …legal challenge yet to be heard While thousands of sugar workers attached to the Rose Hall, East Demerara (Enmore) and Skeldon Estates are slated to receive half of their severance payments by the end of this month, 375 workers formerly attached to the Wales Estate are not the…

Govt withholding funding for Guyana Prize for Literature awards

Source: Guyana Times …Minister unaware of responsibility for Prize The coalition Government, in what has been described as an unprecedented move, is yet to provide funding for the prestigious Guyana Prize for Literature Awards, according to a source close to the Guyana Prize Committee. The prestigious award ceremony was supposed to be held…

Guyana celebrates 165 years of Chinese arrival

Source: Guyana Times …President hails contributions of Chinese On January 12, 1853, the first batch of 252 Chinese immigrants arrived in then British Guyana as part of the indentureship programme. They have ever since been making tremendous contributions to the diversity of Guyana. To commemorate the second annual Chinese Arrival Day, President David…

Govt distances self from Imran Khan’s Facebook post

Source: Guyana Times PIO Conference in India – even as Khan continues rampage Director of the Department of Public Information (DPI), Imran Khan, continues to face fire for a comment made on his social media platform – Facebook – against the Indian Mission here, with Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Friday, saying…

Murdered Korner Kick manager received death threats -mother

Source: Stabroek News The mother of murdered Korner Kick manager Tevin Parris says that he was fearful for his life since he had received death threats in the past and she believes that he may have been killed due to greed and envy. Link: Murdered Korner Kick manager received death threats -mother

Shepherd jolts Pride, after newcomer Holder stars

Source: Stabroek News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – An aggressive spell from Romario Shepherd trumped a memorable debut for Chemar Holder to leave Barbados Pride on the rope against recently-minted champions Guyana Jaguars in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday here. Link: Shepherd jolts Pride, after newcomer Holder stars

President lauds unshakeable bond between Guyana, China

Source: Guyana Chronicle –as Chinese in Guyana celebrate Arrival Day GUYANESE of Chinese heritage as well as Chinese nationals living here on Friday turned out in their numbers to celebrate the 165th Anniversary of their arrival on these shores as indentured labourers. The activity was a collaborative effort of the Government of Guyana…

‘We’re right-sizing it’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min Harmon assures sugar industry not being shut down …says opposition failed to provide plan of action when asked MINISTER of State Joseph Harmon has reiterated that government is not shutting down the sugar industry, but is right-sizing it to ensure its viability. And he knocked the opposition for not…

Gov’t approves hiring top-notch tourism marketing strategist

Source: Guyana Chronicle –among major multi-million-dollar contracts given the nod AMONG nine multi-million dollar contracts awarded by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), US$95,000 has been awarded to Acron Tourism Consulting Limited for the procurement of digital marketing services, Minister of State Joseph Harmon disclosed on Friday. The development of digital…

Dookie proceeds on annual leave

Source: Guyana Chronicle –probe into whisky bust completed; now awaiting ‘legal advice’ EMBATTLED Deputy Superintendent of Police, Motie Dookie has proceeded on his annual vacation leave as of Thursday. His going on leave follows the completion of a police probe, a report on which has been sent for legal advice. Dookie had been…

Woman swindled of $4.1M in house lot scam

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 44-year-old real estate officer accused of swindling over $4.1M from a woman in a house lot scam was on Friday remanded to prison. Vishaul Moonilal, who is serving a 68-month sentence for similar matters, appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore on eight fraud-related matterrs Particulars of the first charge…

Diamond Hotel raid…Two charged for trafficking five Venezuelans for sex

Source: Kaieteur News Remanded to prison Two persons yesterday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly trafficking five Venezuelan women for sex work. Fiona Hopkinson and Rodwell Dempster were both indicted for Trafficking in Person (TIP) Particulars of the offence alleged that between September last and January,…

Guyana is in a real bad shape politically- Ram

Source: Kaieteur News Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram The fact that Ministers of Government can lie openly, over and over to the nation and get off scot-free is indicative of the state of affairs in Guyana, politically, according to Attorney-at-law, Christopher Ram. Ram thinks that now that the dust has settled and it has become…

Sachia Vickery commits to Guyana for Tokyo Olympics

Source: Guyana Chronicle … climbs to 105 in latest WTA Rankings SACHIA Vickery, fresh of her rise in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to 105 in their latest World Rankings, said that she’s open to representing Guyana at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan. This is welcome news for Guyana Olympic…

Season-opening Endurance set for January 28

Source: Guyana Chronicle RACING fans will not have to wait much longer for on-track action as the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club has set January 28 for the season-opening event. The first of the planned events for the year is an Endurance meet billed for the South Dakota Circuit. Five classes will…

CWI Regional 4-Day Championship

Source: Guyana Chronicle Shepherd thwarts Pride (CMC) – AN aggressive spell from Romario Shepherd trumped a memorable debut for Chemar Holder to leave Barbados Pride on the ropes against recently-minted champions Guyana Jaguars in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday here. Shepherd grabbed 4-27 from 10 overs to break the backbone of the Pride’s…

GBBC/NGGM `Bad Blood’ boxing card

Source: Guyana Chronicle Promoter promises `explosive’ night of boxing ALEEM Hussain, promoter of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control’s (GBBC) `Bad Blood’ January 20 six-fight boxing card, promises that come fight night, boxing buffs and fans will witness six explosive fights. These fights, he noted, can possibly change the outlook of what Guyana…

Basil Persaud still relishing another elegant innings with the bat

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Elroy Stephney EVEN at the age of 48, former Essequibo inter-county all-rounder Basil Persaud is still batting majestically. The resolutely durable Essequibian, who hails from the village of Walton Hall, is still highly acclaimed in his county, having represented several clubs as well as two area committees. The aggressive…

GOVT DISTANCES SELF FROM IMRAN KHAN’S SOCIAL MEDIA POST

Source: iNews Guyana One day after the Indian High Commissioner criticised Director of the Department of Public Information Imran Khan for a comment made on social media, State Minister Joseph Harmon today said that the personal view expressed by the Government official does not represent the view of the Coalition Government. “It does…

BAHAMAS EXPLORES MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION

Source: iNews Guyana REGIONALLY, A movement is building in the Bahamas to decriminalize marijuana, highlighted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana’s town hall meeting held in Nassau last week. The initiative is one of several in Caribbean countries, with some stakeholders eager to join other international communities and embrace the region’s marijuana culture.…

Man charged with 5 counts of armed robbery remanded

Source: iNews Guyana A father of two hailing from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Friday brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and charged with five counts of robbery under arms. Lloyd Saffon, 36, denied the offences read to him by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. He is being charged with carrying…

‘Crack skull’ arraigned for man’s murder in Craig

Source: iNews Guyana A 21-year-old implicated in the murder of 42-year-old, Purcell Moore-a father of two who was vacationing in Guyana- outside of his mother’s Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home was on Friday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Selwin Dawson called ‘Crack skull’ of 1st Field, Land of Canaan, East Bank…

New York sues Exxon, others over climate change

Source: Stabroek News NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City announced on Wednesday that it filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top oil companies, citing their “contributions to global warming,” as it said it would divest fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds over the next five years. Link:

India is proud of your achievements, says PM Modi to Guyanese PIOs

Source: iNews Guyana Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Shrimati Sushma-Swaraj told Guyanese and other parliamentarians of Indian origin at a world gathering on Tuesday, January 9, that the ancestral homeland was proud of their achievements. Some 141 MPs and Mayors (chairs of regional bodies) were invited to a…

SOCU more reactive than proactive, says Advisor

Source: iNews Guyana Financial crimes must be reported to Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) if they are to be proactively investigated says Dr Sam Sittlington. Due to the lack of reporting of these crimes, the Financial Investigations Advisor observed that SOCU is more reactive than proactive in its investigative methods, a release from…

Guyanese man dies in NY after mugging

Source: Stabroek News A retired Guyanese, Dhanraj Mangra, died in New York after an attack by two muggers on January 3rd, according to the New York Daily News. Link: Guyanese man dies in NY after mugging

Govt’s plot to mislead nation exposed – GAWU

Source: Guyana Times Dismissed sugar workers …Agri Minister still in “la la land” – Chand …demands his resignation over dishonesty, lack of integrity A systemic and deliberate plot by the Government of Guyana — through its Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Department of Public Information (DPI) — to deliberately mislead Guyanese about the…

Cummingsburg Accord discussion still in limbo

Source: Guyana Times – as no set date given for APNU/AFC meeting By Samuel Sukhnandan With just a few more weeks left before the deadline for the review of the agreement between the two major parties of the governing coalition, there seems to be no concrete plan for members to meet and discuss…

Guyana could still bid host CPL finals

Source: Guyana Times …we will be discussing options with Government – Russell By Akeem Greene Guyana’s chances of hosting this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League finals still have a strong lifeline should the government make a bid. Despite an article appearing in a Trinidad and Tobago media outlet which stated “T&T will be…

“Beggars can’t be choosers” – GRFU President

Source: Guyana Times …express frustration on progress of rugby field upgrade By Akeem Greene President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Peter Green has voiced his frustration over what he deems a slothful progress to the upgrade of their playfield in the National Park which is being done through a collaborative effort…

Skeldon protest ups pressure over severance

Source: Stabroek News At a protest held in Skeldon, Upper Corentyne yesterday, the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand called on the government to “respect the law” and pay thousands of laid-off sugar workers their full severance. Link: Skeldon protest ups pressure over severance

Hemraj, Johnson bat solidly before rain interrupts

Source: Stabroek News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Solid batting from Chanderpaul Hemraj and Leon Johnson gave newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars a strong start to their top-of-the-table clash with Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday here. Link: Hemraj, Johnson bat solidly before rain interrupts

Bullets rain as gang raids De Velde

Source: Stabroek News Gunmen invaded De Velde Village in the Berbice River on Wednesday night and robbed two families of an undisclosed amount of cash and other items, and the victims are concerned over the slothful response by divisional police. Link: Bullets rain as gang raids De Velde

President Granger convenes urgent meeting on crime, security

Source: Kaieteur News President David Granger yesterday convened a meeting of the National Security Committee to address issues relating to crime and security. A Ministry of the Presidency release stated that the meeting was also held to review the security sector’s 2017 performance and to plan programmes for 2018. It is unclear whether…

Security summit reviews new strategies

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Thursday morning convened a meeting of the National Security Committee to address problems of crime and security, review the security sector’s 2017 performance and to plan programme for 2018. The meeting was attended by heads of the security agencies: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Public…

Sugar severance package

Source: Guyana Chronicle …$1M likely for each sugar worker …new roadmap emerging for security of industry EACH retrenched sugar worker is likely to receive around $1M in severance pay and a new roadmap to secure the industry is emerging with President David Granger announcing that his government will be consolidating cultivation at Albion,…

609 passengers in line for refund

Source: Guyana Chronicle …as gov’t initiates process to tap Dynamic Airways $40M Bond THE Public Infrastructure Ministry has initiated the process to access a bond for the sum of US$200,000 as it takes the necessary steps to refund passengers who were affected when Dynamic International Airways ended its operations here last year. The…

No clearance for Subryanville gun range

Source: Guyana Chronicle …EPA says still reviewing concerns of residents THE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it has not granted Environmental Authorisation for an ‘Indoor Commercial Gun Range at Lot 2 &4 Subryanville, Georgetown. In a statement coming on the heels of complaints by residents the EPA said contrary to public perception and…

High drama as defendant faints in court

Source: Guyana Chronicle –as PI into murder of elderly Bourda women begins THE preliminary inquiry into the murders of the two elderly women who were killed during an invasion at their South Road and Albert Street home in October last, started on a high note, when one of the accused fainted in court…

A voice for young people

Source: Guyana Chronicle Guyana Talented Teen 2017, Cindyann Khan and her fight against Climate Change By Tamara Tucker ON November 5, 2017, the charming and beautiful 19-year-old Cindyann Khan emerged victorious above several other beautiful young women and copped the Miss Talented Teen 2017 title. This was the second pageant for the young…

Only passionate musicians make up The Maxx Band

Source: Guyana Chronicle – ‘Retro Wednesdays’ now on every week THE MAXX Band in Guyana that was formed last December is well on its way to achieving great heights thanks to the group of young musicians who are all passionate and enthusiastic about their career. And Chief Executive Officer of the Giftland Mall,…

New music video from Vanilla

Source: Guyana Chronicle Promotes ‘Family’ values TOMORROW,fans of local soca artiste Vanilla will get an early treat for the New Year in the form of a new music video for her single ‘Family’. The video for the song, which was released last year, will be launched on the National Communications Network (NCN) at…

12-18 age group, females the most vulnerable for TIP in Guyana

Source: iNews Guyana The Annual Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2016 has found that the profiles of suspected perpetrators of TIP were predominantly middle-aged persons who provided entertainment for the public.  It was also stated that family members of the alleged victims were often involved in the…

Ministry to tap $40m bond to refund Dynamic passengers

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has initiated the process to access a bond for the sum of US$200,000 which was lodged by Dynamic International Airways in collaboration with their local handling agent, Roraima Airways Inc when it began operations here. Link: Ministry to tap m bond to refund Dynamic

Pepper spraying bandits rob Pritipaul Singh Investment employee

Source: iNews Guyana …stole the man’s bird and birdcage among other things A supervisor attached to Pritipaul Singh Investment was on Wednesday morning robbed of his bird, birdcage, cash amounting to $40,000 and his wallet with his Identification Card while in the vicinity of his work place’s entrance, located in Providence, East Bank…

EYEWITNESS: Tutelage…

Source: iNews Guyana …of the Bounty Hunters Sam Spade is the iconic fictional, had-boiled detective launched in the 1930’s book The Maltese Falcon and played by Humphrey Bogart in the movie by the same name. Sam Sittlington is the retired Irish Cop who’s been brought to Guyana to tutor SOCU in enforcing the…

Corruption main problem in T&T police service – ex PM Panday

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Former prime minister Basdeo Panday yesterday identified “corruption, waste and mismanagement” as the main problems that have been existing in the Police Service for decades. Link: Corruption main problem in T&T police service – ex PM Panday

Govt pleads ignorance of legal action

Source: Guyana Times US$18M signing bonus …as private citizen decries lack of accountability, transparency over deal By Michael Younge The Guyana Government said on Wednesday that it was unaware that legal action had been filed by a private citizen in the country’s top court with the aim of compelling it to deposit the…

6 robbed by gunmen in separate attacks

Source: Guyana Times A lone gunman is now being pursued by the Police after he reportedly attacked an accountant and taxi driver, robbing them of their valuables on Tuesday. The accountant, Lauren Thomas, 29, of Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) left the Regent Street bank where she worked in a taxi which was…

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated in Guyana

Source: Guyana Times The Indian High Commission in Guyana on Tuesday hosted a local celebration of the 2018 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which is held bi-annually in India to honour overseas-based Indians who have made contributions towards the development of the country. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which translates to Indian Diaspora, is observed on A…

Barbadian ‘Action’ King added to Bad Blood card

Source: Stabroek News ‘Bad Blood’ is shaping up to be one hell of a card. Promoters recently confirmed that another bout has been added to the initial stacked five-fight event scheduled for January 20 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Link: Barbadian ‘Action’ King added to Bad Blood card

Fourth edition of street football to kick off January 26

Source: Stabroek News The 4th edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone, will officially kick off on Friday January 26th at the Pouderoyen Tarmac. Link: Fourth edition of street football to kick off January 26

Colombians, Venezuelan charged over Pomeroon drug bust

Source: Stabroek News Charges were yesterday brought against four Colombians, three Guyanese and a Venezuelan, following an 11-kilogrammes cocaine bust at Pomeroon, Essequibo River on January 2nd. Link: Colombians, Venezuelan charged over Pomeroon drug bust

Cut and Load, Crabwood Creek crush T20 rivals

Source: Stabroek News No. #72 Cut and Load and Crabwood Creek Sports Club secured convincing wins when the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association/Roy Baijnauth T20 Knockout Cricket Championship commenced on Sunday. Link: Cut and Load, Crabwood Creek crush T20 rivals

$2B severance for sugar workers

Source: Guyana Chronicle …money to be paid month-end …$100M set aside as loans for entrepreneurial activities GOVERNMENT on Wednesday announced that it will be paying some $2B, representing 50 per cent of the severance pay, to all retrenched sugar workers at the end of this month. “The Government is committed to the welfare…

Great relief

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Sugar workers, PSC hail $2B severance payout PRESIDENT David Granger’s announcement that $2B in severance will be paid out to the affected sugar workers by the end of January has been greeted with great joy in the sugar belt and the Private Sector Commission has hailed the decision as a…

Budget cuts for ministries

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as government moves to pay severance package to sugar workers FINANCE Minister Winston Jordan has said that government will have to cut several budgetary programmes to facilitate payment of severance packages to over 400 retrenched sugar workers as it takes steps to consolidate the operations of GuySuCo. In a…

Cocaine gang smashed

Source: Guyana Chronicle …four Colombians among eight charged with narco-trafficking FOLLOWING a recent cocaine bust in the Pomeroon River, eight persons — including four Colombians and a Venezuelan — appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Wednesday, charged for cocaine trafficking. Gavin Adams is charged with trafficking 11.410 kilograms of cocaine between September…

Korner Kick accountant was murdered-autopsy

Source: Guyana Chronicle POLICE Divisional Commander, Marlon Chapman, on Wednesday afternoon told the Guyana Chronicle that the post-mortem (PM) examination conducted on the body Tevin Parris indicates that the man’s death was not consistent with suicide. Police subsequently noted in a statement that the autopsy, which was performed by Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul…

Seelall Persaud’s future as Commissioner of Police… Public Security Minister says it is a question for the President

Source: Kaieteur News Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud In about ten days, Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud is scheduled to return from leave, but his future role in the Guyana Police Force remains uncertain. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who wrote to Persaud in November to extend his leave, yesterday brushed aside questions from Kaieteur…

SOCU advised to secure cash-sniffer dogs

Source: Kaieteur News A British crime expert has recommended cash-sniffing dogs for the airports and borders areas to help fight money laundering. Guyana is rapidly moving to become a major oil producer with commercial activities slated to start in 2020. However, the country is still in the phase of introducing certain critical legislations…

Linden synthetic track to be completed by end of 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Naomi Marshall MELISSA Dow-Richardson, Assistant Director of Sport, has disclosed that the synthetic track at the Bayroc Community Centre ground in Wismar, Linden, is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Dow-Richardson, along with members of the Public Infrastructure Special Project team and Building team for the…

Terrible’ pitches behind poor Windies showing – Sir Curtly

Source: Guyana Chronicle PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Fast bowling legend, Sir Curtly Ambrose, has blasted Caribbean pitches as “terrible” and believes they were behind the regional side’s poor showing on the recent tour of New Zealand. The Antiguan said the region needed to resort to the type of pitches which produced…

No letting up, says Griffith

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Jaguars/Pride face off today in penultimate round AFTER being confirmed as the Regional four-day champions for a fourth straight year last Saturday, Guyana Jaguars assistant coach/manager Rayon Griffith says there is no room for complacency heading into today’s start of the penultimate round against hosts Barbados Pride. The Jaguars…

Reliance All-Stars cart off Shiv Madholall Memorial Trophy

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE fourth Annual Shivanandan Madholall feature softball match was played recently at the Anna Regina Drying Floor on the Essequibo Coast between the Reliance All-Stars made up primarily of the Mandolall’s family including brothers Narendra, Ravindra and Rovendra and former 10/10 GTT Champions, Wild Oats of Cotton Field. Despite the…

Poor leadership led to Camp Street fiery Mayhem

Source: iNews Guyana While blaming the Government entirely for the prison unrest in 2017, the Opposition Peoples Progressive Party today contended that poor leadership led the matter to escalate to a near human rights crisis. The Parliamentary Opposition zeroed in on the disastrous Camp Street Prison fire and unrest which took place in…

Death of Korner Kick manager was murder

Source: Stabroek News This morning, a post-mortem examination was conducted on the body of Tevin Parris, the manager of Korner Kick Restaurant and Bar by Government Pathologist Dr. Link: Death of Korner Kick manager was murder

Afghanistan pick fresh faces ahead of world-beater Rashid

Source: iNews Guyana Rashid Khan is eligible to play his second Under-19 World Cup but isn’t part of Afghanistan’s squad for the 2018 edition of the tournament. Rashid, the second-highest ODI wicket-taker in 2017 (43 wickets), was one of the names on the selectors’ shortlist, but they decided not to pick him, given…

Sugar workers to get 50% severance by end of month – President

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger today said that laid off sugar workers will get 50% of their severance pay by the end of this month and the remainder in the second half of the year. Link: Sugar workers to get 50% severance by end of month – President

T&T’s economic impact from CPL 2017 totals US$23.6M

Source: iNews Guyana Just recently, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) announced that the 2017 tournament’s economic impact for Guyana was more than US$14M, which was considered as very significant and now they have announced that Trinidad and Tobago’s share of the pie is much more. The 2017 event, which took place between…

Bramble, Fudadin, Singh, fined for breaching code of conduct- CWI

Source: iNews Guyana Cricket West Indies (CWI) advised today that Guyana Jaguars’ pair of Anthony Bramble and Vishaul Singh, along with Jamaica Scorpions’ Assad Fudadin were penalised for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct during the eighth round of matches which ended on Sunday in the Digicel 4-Day Championship. According to a release from…

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

Source: Stabroek News (Reuters) – A U.S. judge blocked President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents. Link: U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

Rose Hall sugar workers protest for severance pay

Source: Guyana Times By Andrew Carmichael Irate workers attached to the former Rose Hall Sugar Estate on Tuesday morning braved the inclement weather to protest for their severance payment as they demanded that the Government get its act together. Eight hundred and fifty workers whose last day of employment was December 29, on…

100 Caricom Cement factory workers jobless

Source: Guyana Times Unemployment woes Some 100 Caricom Cement factory workers are on the breadline after the cement factory closed its doors. In August 2017, after much discussion on unemployment on Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had promised that Caricom Cement would employ 400 of the workers who were…

Gunman trails Dental Surgeon from bank

Source: Guyana Times …escapes with over $150,000 in valuables Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on Tuesday on a 49-year-old dental surgeon attached to the Public Health Ministry, resulting in the loss of cash, mobile phones and other valuables. The victim has been identified as Debra Skeete of Jasmine Avenue,…

Dandrade wins Suriname’s Bigi Broki Wacka 10K

Source: Guyana Times Trinidad and Tobago based Guyanese athlete Lionel D’Anrade got 2018 off to a great start for his homeland flying the Golden Arrowhead high in Suriname over the weekend. He copped his fifth win in the “Bigi Broki Wacka 10K” road race Lionel D’Anrade finishing first out of 389 participants in…

Re-engaged UK advisor seeking way to speed SOCU cases

Source: Stabroek News Finding a process to expedite the over 300 cases that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is currently working on is high on its advisor Sam Sittlington’s agenda as he feels the delays are an injustice to both the people at the centre of the investigations and the police conducting…

Auditor calls on GRA to focus on lifestyle audits

Source: Kaieteur News – says “too many persons continue to flaunt unexplained wealth with impunity” While many have acknowledged that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has made a number of changes for the better, there are others who stress that more still needs to be done. One such person is Chartered Accountant and…

Major protest hits Berbice

Source: Kaieteur News   – as redundant sugar workers take to the streets By Malisa Playter-Harry Scores of sugar workers from the Rose Hall estate, their families, opposition members, region five and six officials together with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), yesterday morning braved heavy rainfall to protest in relation…

Single mom gets 12½ years for killing man over $1,000

Source: Kaieteur News By Feona Morrison Vanessa Baird was the first person sentenced to a term of imprisonment when the January session of the Demerara Criminal Assizes opened yesterday at the High Court in Georgetown. The killing stemmed over a $1,000 she had given a man to purchase a meal for her. Baird…

Gov’t saved 5000 jobs at GuySuCo

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Min Holder says several sugar workers absorbed into public sector …govt’s action prevented 9000 from being laid-off GOVERNMENT has been able to save thousands of jobs in the sugar industry through a process of assimilation into the public sector, Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder has said. He said some 9000…

UG, UWI in move to revitalise Lokono language

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE University of Guyana in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) will from Thursday commence a language revitalisation project in the Arawak community of Wakapoa. In a release, UG said for some time now observers both inside and outside of the community have noted that the only…

Bishop charged with rape

Source: Guyana Chronicle BISHOP Joseph Persaud was on Tuesday charged and released on $350,000 bail for allegedly raping one of his female church members at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara, home. Persaud, 32 appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and the matter was held in camera after which it was adjourned until January…

Free pap smear

Source: Guyana Chronicle — as Cancer Institute encourages early testing to arrest cervical cancer THE Cancer Institute of Guyana is offering free pap smear to women of reproductive age for the entire month of January as it observes Cervical Awareness Month with the aim of saving lives through early detection. Cervical cancer occurs…

Public Health Dentist robbed by armed motorcycle bandits

Source: iNews Guyana Police are investigating and alleged robbery under arms committed on a 49-year-old dental surgeon attached to the Ministry of Public Health earlier today, resulting in the loss of cash, mobile phones and other valuables. The victim has been identified as Dr Debra Skeete of Jasmine Avenue, Eccles Housing Scheme, East…

Fire destroys Schoonord house, over $10M in losses

Source: iNews Guyana A Schoonord, West Bank Demerara (WBD) house was on Tuesday afternoon gutted by a fire. The fire, reportedly of an unknown origin, started in the top flat of the two storey concrete house at around 13:45hrs. According to reports received, the owner of the Schoonord house, Angela Car, was making…

Pensioner robbed of $527,000 after withdrawing money from City Bank

Source: iNews Guyana A 74-year-old man was on Tuesday afternoon robbed of over $500,000 just after withdrawing the money from a city bank and arriving home in his motorcar. According to information received, the robbery occurred at around 13:45hrs at the victim’s residence at Mittelholzer Street, Festival City,North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. INews was informed…

Fly Jamaica to take steps to ease passenger woes following meeting with GCAA

Source: Stabroek News Facing problems with its planes and hundreds of stranded, irate passengers, Fly Jamaica today pledged to take immediate steps to ease the situation following  a meeting with the civil aviation body, GCAA. Link: Fly Jamaica to take steps to ease passenger woes following meeting with GCAA

High-end apartment units in D’Aguiar Park destroyed by fire

Source: iNews Guyana Three units of the Barrington Apartment Building, located at at D’Aguiar Park, East Bank Demerara were on Monday night reportedly destroyed by fire. The fire, suspected to be electrical in origin, started some time around 18:45hrs when one of the tenants noticed thick smoke coming from the ceiling of her…

EYEWITNESS: Troubled by…

Source: iNews Guyana …Gas pains Seems there’s no end to the troubles Trotman inflicted, not just on Guyana, but on even his Cabinet colleagues — with his bumbling venality on the oil and gas contract he “renegotiated” with ExxonMobil in the Stabroek Block. Ever since the cover was blown on the peanuts he…

Darren Bravo out Super50

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) West Indies and T&T left-handed batsman Darren Bravo says he never made himself available for the CWI Digicel PCL clash against the Windwards Hurricanes starting this Thursday in Grenada. Link: Darren Bravo out Super50

Fire guts 2 D’Urban Street homes

Source: Guyana Times Three persons are now homeless after fire destroyed two D’Urban Street, Wortmanville homes on Monday. According to reports, the fire started around 09:30h in the upper flat of the Lot 74 D’Urban Street house, which is located between Haley Street and Cemetery Road, Georgetown. The fire quickly engulfed the D’Urban…

Gunmen invade Hadfield Street home

Source: Guyana Times …escape with owner’s gun, cash, jewellery Masked bandits invaded the Hadfield Street, Lodge, Georgetown home of a customs broker and made off with his weapon, ammunition, cash and other valuables. Reports are customs broker Watson Gray, 65, of Lot 26 Hadfield Street, Lodge, was at home with his wife, Veronica…

Lone gunman robs restaurant cashier

Source: Guyana Times A cashier attached to the Kamboat Restaurant, Herstelling location was attacked in the wee hours of Sunday and robbed by a lone gunman. The cashier, Marcia Adams, 34, of Lot 70 School Street, Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was attacked while making her way home about 00:15h. According to…

Fly Jamaica leases aircraft to address delays

Source: Guyana Times Stranded passengers …to meet with GCCA today Passengers have, for several days, been stranded without word of when they could possibly travel, but Fly Jamaica Airways has — only now — devised an operations recovery plan. The announcement of this plan was made on Monday, and airline officials have said…

IDB bars key local contractor for alleged `fraudulent and collusive practices’

Source: Stabroek News Key local contractor Vevakanand Dalip Enterprise and its principal Vevakanand Dalip have been barred from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) contracts for 13 years for alleged fraudulent and collusive practices. Link: IDB bars key local contractor for alleged `fraudulent and collusive practices’

Fly Jamaica to start recovery plan today

Source: Stabroek News With dozens of passengers stranded in Georgetown, Kingston and New York, Fly Jamaica last night said that its recovery plan is scheduled to begin today with a leased aircraft which will be operated on a limited schedule. Link: Fly Jamaica to start recovery plan today

Korner Kick manager found dead with gunshot wound to head

Source: Stabroek News The young manager of the Korner Kick Restaurant and Bar was found dead in his Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitty home yesterday morning with a single gunshot wound to his head and police are treating his death as a suicide. Link: Korner Kick manager found dead with gunshot wound to head

NICIL takes control of four closed sugar estates

Source: Kaieteur News over 70,000 acres, machinery, plants, equipment, etc. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan It is final. Ahead of the last stretch to divest and privatise four sugar estates, the state-owned National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has now taken control of four sugar estates. NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU) will now…

Bar manager found with gunshot wound to head

Source: Kaieteur News   Dead: Tevin Parris The police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old bar manager who was found with a single gunshot wound to the head around 07:30 hrs yesterday. The body was found in bed, in the man’s 66 Garnett Street, Newtown, Georgetown home. The victim has been identified…

Rohee among 17 PPP MPs attending People of Indian Origin Forum

Source: Kaieteur News …Will miss special Parliament sitting for opposition business    : In India: PPP MPs, Irfaan Ali (left) Nigel Dharamlall Seventeen People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Members of Parliament are among a delegation of 25 elected officials from Guyana who are attending the People of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in New Delhi,…

Decomposed body of Moruca man found with string around neck

Source: Kaieteur News Moruca Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Ryan Roberts, 37, of Hurradiah Village, Moruca, North West District, whose partially decomposed body was discovered in the community by villagers about 10:00hrs. Sunday. The body was in a sitting position with a string tied around the neck and attached to…

Banks DIH profit at $3.5B

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Chairman credits growth in increased sales, reduction in prices for key raw materials AS Banks DIH prepares for its 62st Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 27, 2018, the beverage giant has announced that the company’s profit after tax increased from $2.9 billion in 2016 to $3.5 billion 2017- being…

77 per cent of murder cases solved last year – Ramnarine

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Police have said it solved 77 percent of all murder cases last year, the highest percentage achieved by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in years. Acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine told a news conference last week that there were 116 reports of murder in 2017 as against 142…

Fly Jamaica to meet GCAA today

Source: Guyana Chronicle –but reassures passengers they’ll be able to fly by weekend AS Fly Jamaica Airways prepares to meet the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) today over consistent cancellation of flights, the company has sought to reassure passengers that they will be able to travel by this weekend. The GCAA wrote the…

Accused of $5M car swindle

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 30-year-old auto sales dealer was on Monday charged for swindling a $5M-vehicle from its owner who had left it in his care to be sold. Komal Maraj of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the fraudulent conversion charge when it was read to…

Johnson hails fitness, team work for Jaguars Four-Day dominance

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Captain Leon Johnson has hailed the achievement of Guyana Jaguars after they wrapped up their fourth straight Regional Four-Day Championship title with two rounds to spare. With second-placed Barbados Pride managing to earn only 7.6 points from their tame draw against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Kensington…

U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to tighten immigration enforcement. Link: U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

FC Cincinnati deal ‘deserving’ – Welshman

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOLDEN Jaguars forward Emery Welshman believes his signing with Futbol Club Cincinnati is one that was well-deserved, as he now shifts his attention to shining in the United Soccer League (USL). Futbol Club Cincinnati, one of the teams vying for a place in the USA’s Major League Soccer (MLS), last…

Guyana earns US$14M from 2017 CPL event

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the tournament’s economic impact for Guyana. The 2017 event, which took place between August 4 and September 9 last year, created a total economic impact of US$14,183,035 in the country. This figure has been arrived at by using organiser spend, visitor spend…

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup opens in New Zealand

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE ICC Under-19 Cricket World 2018 Cup officially got underway in style at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday with an impressive ceremony showcasing New Zealand’s culture. According to a media release of the ICC, the ceremony was attended by representatives of all 16 participating sides, Christchurch…

Guilty for cocaine possession, man gets 3 years

Source: iNews Guyana A 40-year-old man was on Monday jailed by Magistrate Judy Latchman after he confessed to having a small quantity of cocaine in his possession. Jermain Earl of Kitty, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of possession read to him. That charge stated that…

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