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July 20, 2018

Guyana

PPP willing to dialogue with President on national issues – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times …Nagamootoo may have to take backseat By Michael Younge Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Thursday reaffirmed that political Opposition party’s commitment to being part of any formal talks with the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change Coalition Government, once there is a clear agenda, and personnel…

Region 1 Chairman decries lack of support from Central Govt

Source: Guyana Times Influx of Venezuelans – says over 260 refugees in Region Despite Government having committed to helping those Venezuelans fleeing worsening economic and political turmoil in that neighbouring country, Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman Brentnol Ashley is decrying the lack of support from Central Government in providing assistance for these refugees. Over…

Residents, Co-op workers clash over demolition of homes

Source: Guyana Times Enmore Co-op feud As the spat continues with residents of Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and the Co-Op Society, at least one house was demolished on Thursday and the occupants’ belongings tossed onto the streets after demolition workers were ordered to do so. Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall addressing the…

November 12 is Local Govt Elections

Source: Guyana Times The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is expected to kick-start final preparations for the hosting of Local Government Elections (LGE), after it was announced that the polls would be held on November 12 this year. Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan The announcement was made by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Thursday while…

Armed men storm Mc Doom Service Station

Source: Guyana Times – escape with undisclosed sum of cash Four armed men stormed the Shell Service Station at Mc Doom, Greater Georgetown in the wee hours of Thursday, and carted off an undisclosed sum of cash. The Shell Service Station at Mc Doom Guyana Times was told that at about 3:15h, the…

Ex-US President Carter paves way for possible gov’t, opposition talks – -Jagdeo says Granger, not PM, to lead gov’t in engagement

Source: Stabroek News An intervention by former United States president Jimmy Carter has seemingly paved the way for long-awaited bilateral talks to be held between the government and the opposition, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo revealed yesterday. Link: Ex-US President Carter paves way for possible gov’t, opposition talks – -Jagdeo says Granger, not PM,

Williamsburg carpenters sentenced to 21 and 16 years for rape of man

Source: Stabroek News Two Corentyne men who were found guilty at the High Court in Berbice of raping a now 26-year-old man in 2015 at Williamsburg Village, Corentyne were yesterday sentenced to 21 years and 16 years respectively. Link: Williamsburg carpenters sentenced to 21 and 16 years for rape of man

Granger, Jagdeo meeting clears way for set up of service commissions

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday met on the appointments of the Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission and Jagdeo said he voiced his disapproval at the proposed nominee for the chairmanship of the latter, retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe, saying he was partisan and…

Police, public service commissions soon

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger and Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday discussed the appointment of the Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission. The high-level meeting was held at State House in the presence of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs,…

Stabroek Block good for 3.2B+ BOE

Source: Guyana Chronicle – if all goes well Esso predicts ESSO Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, a subsidiary of U.S oil giant ExxonMobil, estimates that 3.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent have been discovered offshore Guyana in the Stabroek Block. But with data for three wells still outstanding, Esso said it is likely…

LGE set for November 12

Source: Guyana Chronicle – Bulkan says date was intentionally set to not clash with 2019 budget presentation MINISTER of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Wednesday announced that Local Government Elections (LGE) will be held on November 12. “I have sent an order which is expected to be gazetted; when the elections are held in…

Drug dealers on the back foot

Source: Guyana Chronicle …three planes intercepted, Colombians arrested LAW enforcement agencies are cutting into the profits of the drug trade by tackling money laundering offences and seizing motorcars. This is according to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan when he responded to questions posed to him by the Opposition in the National Assembly on…

Back to the table

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President to lead talks with opposition …after President Jimmy Carter intervention PRESIDENT David Granger has agreed to lead talks between the government and the opposition following intervention by former United States (US) President Jimmy Carter, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said. Jagdeo made the comments on Thursday on the corridors of…

North Essequibo reiterates call for transparency by the GCB

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE North Essequibo Cricket Committee (NECC), in a press release recently, has once again repeated its call for the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) to conduct free and fair elections. North Essequibo, which is a constituent member of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB), strongly condemned further delay in the process to…

President, Opposition Leader meet

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger, today, met with Leader of the Opposition,  Bharrat Jagdeo at State House to discuss the appointment of the Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission, whose lives ended months ago. Link: President, Opposition Leader meet

Local gov’t elections Nov 12th – Bulkan

Source: Stabroek News Local Government Elections (LGE) are to be held on November 12th. This was announced this morning by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan at the ongoing National Toshaos Conference at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre. Link: Local gov’t elections Nov 12th – Bulkan

Presidential candidate for PPP to be named by year end- GS

Source: iNews Guyana General Secretary (GS)of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, has outlined that a Presidential candidate for the party could be selected by year end. According to Jagdeo, the executives of the PPP are split on the timeframe in which this process should be completed, as some are proposing…

Shell service station at Mc Doom robbed by armed bandits

Source: iNews Guyana Four men-two of whom were armed-stormed the Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara Shell fuel station during the wee hours of Thursday morning and made good their escape with a substantial amount of cash. According to information received, the incident occurred at about 03:15h. A pump attendant and a cashier who…

City bus parks haven for petty thieves – drivers

Source: Guyana Times …call for heightened security …Chief Constable claims matter is out of his control A number of short-drop taxi and minibus drivers who operate out of the Grove- Diamond bus park, in the Stabroek Market area, Georgetown have complained about City Constables not being present to address criminal activities at the…

Jagdeo, Granger to meet today

Source: Guyana Times …to discuss Top Cop’s appointment Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will meet officially with President David Granger today at State House to consult on the appointment of members of the Police Service Commission, the Public Service Commission, and the appointment of a substantive Police Commissioner. This was revealed by Jagdeo on…

PPP to decide on presidential candidate by year end – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times Consequent to a meeting with executive officials of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), to discuss the way forward on plans to select a presidential candidate for the next general elections, General Secretary of the party, Bharrat Jagdeo, declared that a candidate could be selected by year end. PPP General Secretary…

ECD man found guilty of raping 9-year-old girl

Source: Guyana Times …to serve two consecutive life sentences In what she said was meant to send society a strong message, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Navindra Badal, called ““Uncle Ravi,” to serve two consecutive life sentences for raping a nine-year-old girl on two separate occasions during 2016. It was determined…

‘Let’s work together’

Source: Guyana Chronicle – new NTC chair tells government – Allicock pledges support, strengthened relationship   NEWLY-elected chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Nicholas Fredericks says the new executive of the indigenous body is ready to work with the government over the next few years on various areas of development. And Minister…

Life sentences for child rapist

Source: Guyana Chronicle “I want him go to jail…’ victim tells court AN unremorseful Navindra Badal, 46, was on Wednesday afternoon sentenced to life imprisonment for two counts of rape of a child under age 16 years old in the Sexual Offences Court by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Demerara High Court. After…

Over 600 workers needed at Albion Estate

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is calling on the Albion community and surrounding areas to fill the vacancies for 600-plus sugar workers ahead of the 2nd crop for the year 2018. The call comes as GuySuCo’s management unveiled their projections on Tuesday evening at a community outreach…

Rice exports up by 43%

Source: Guyana Chronicle …new markets open, earnings pegged at $23.2B AS the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) wraps up its 2018 first crop, results from January to June show an export volume increase of 87,000 tonnes as compared to the same period last year. This was revealed by the General Manager, Nizam Hassan.…

Hima Das memorable 400m under 20 win

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor, BREATHLESS for a moment, I was to witness one of sports (track & Field) historic moment with India’s Hima Das’s memorable 400m under-20 win at the just concluded IAAF UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS TAMPERE,FINLAND 2018 which just came to a close a few days ago. For as long as…

CWI hails ‘appeal’ of brand after penning Betway deal

Source: Guyana Chronicle ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has trumpeted the continued attractiveness of the region’s cricket brand, after signing an 18-month commercial deal with global online betting company, Betway. The deal was initiated during the ongoing Home Series between West Indies and Bangladesh and will see the company…

CPL tickets go on sale from today

Source: Guyana Chronicle TICKET sales for the Guyana Amazon Warriors first three (3) home matches of the Hero CPL will commence today at the CPL Guyana Office, located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. Tickets can be purchased from 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs on weekdays and from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays. Tickets…

Clarke, Campbell congratulated by Fitness Express’ McDonald

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE duo of Fitness Express athletes, Kerwin Clarke and Emmerson Campbell were congratulated by the CEO of the entity, Jamie McDonald after retaining their bodybuilding and physique titles respectively, at the just concluded National Senior Championships over the past weekend. McDonald, who is a longstanding and staunch supporter of the…

CPL tickets for first 3 Guyana matches to go on sale tomorrow

Source: iNews Guyana Ticket sales for the Guyana Amazon Warriors first Three (3) home matches of the Hero Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) will commence on Thursday July 19, 2018 at the CPL Guyana Office located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. According to an official statement from the local organizing committee, from…

AmCham Guyana announces its inaugural Board of Directors

Source: iNews Guyana One week after US Ambassador, Perry Holloway’s announcement of it becoming operational, the American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.) has installed an interim sixteen-member board to help guide the Chamber through its first year of establishment. AmCham Guyana is a private sector association of US enterprises and…

GPL suffers shutdown after losing 11 MW

Source: Stabroek News At approximately 00:56 this morning, a burnt cable connection in the link between the two Power Plants at Kingston caused the sudden loss of 11 MW of capacity and subsequent shutdown of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS), the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) said today.  Link: GPL suffers shutdown after

Gov’t mum on Broomes incident despite Code of Conduct

Source: Stabroek News Aside from a comment by one minister, the government has remained silent on a July 8th incident involving Minister in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes despite the fact that it should be applying its much vaunted Code of Conduct for officials in public life. Link: Gov’t mum on

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Source: iNews Guyana Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of…

Sophia resident in custody over unlicenced gun

Source: iNews Guyana A 25-year-old male resident of Dennis Street, Sophia was on Tuesday evening arrested after he was reportedly found with an unlicenced.32 revolver without ammunition. According to the police, ranks form the Force’s Narcotics Branch made the arrest after receiving information. Police say the are investigating the matter further. Link: Sophia

Big guns face off over Chair, Vice Chair posts

Source: Guyana Times …Granger unopposed for Leader Ahead of its congress, nominations for several top positions within the People’s National Congress (PNC) party were announced on Tuesday to help define the line-up of contenders as the race heats up. According to PNC General Secretary Amna Ally at a press conference on Tuesday, incumbent…

Heavy winds rip through La Parfaite Harmonie homes

Source: Guyana Times Based on information received, gale force winds suddenly descended on the community of Onderneeming, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara on Tuesday at about 10:30h; and after nearly 15 minutes of a sustained squall, several residents were left without roofs over their heads, at least seven houses were destroyed, one…

“Lookout man” arraigned with double murder

Source: Guyana Times Murder of Pandit, son Thirty-year-old Orlando Douglas of Garnett Street, Georgetown was on Tuesday afternoon arraigned before a Georgetown magistrate, charged with the murders of 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar Liliah, allegedly committed between July 7 and 10 at the Liliahs’ home at Delph and Craig…

Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Source: Stabroek News The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) yesterday received nominations for leadership positions at its upcoming Biennial Delegates’ Congress and General Secretary Amna Ally assured that the elections process will be transparent. Link: Williams, Harmon and Lawrence nominated for PNCR Chairmanship

Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Source: Stabroek News A suspect was yesterday charged with the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his son, Omkar Liliah, whose partially-decomposed bodies were found in their Campbellville home last Tuesday with multiple stab wounds. Link: Suspect charged with murdering Campbellville pandit and son

Lawrence, PS defend drugs contract – -after ministry’s pick emerges as lone bidder

Source: Stabroek News -tender board had rejected proposal for sole-sourcing Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence yesterday attempted to explain the controversial award of a $367 million contract for emergency drugs to New York-based supplier HDM Labs Inc. Link: Lawrence, PS defend drugs contract – -after ministry’s pick emerges as lone bidder

Everything above board

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Lawrence insists procedures followed in $366M drug contract …ties media reports to PNCR chairmanship race PUBLIC Health Minister Volda Lawrence has insisted that all the relevant procedures were properly followed regarding the award of a contract for the supply of emergency pharmaceutical supplies for regional and clinical services to New…

Man charged for Campbellville double-murder

Source: Guyana Chronicle A WEEK after 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah and 28-year-old Okmar Liliah were killed at their Craig Street, Campbellville home, a 30-year-old man was charged for their death. Orland Douglas of Campbellville appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the two charges, which alleged that between…

Maternity unit for ECD hospital

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Dr. CC Nicholson Hospital in Nabaclis is slated for a major upgrade in order to facilitate Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services along the East Coast of Demerara corridor. Importantly, this will reduce the current number of women seeking MCH services at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the Department of…

Nominations in for top PNCR posts

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday officially accepted nominations for key posts within the party as it heads into its biennial congress next month. However, there is no challenge to the incumbent Leader, President David Granger. Since being elected as leader of the party in 2012, Granger has…

Those entrusted with public power must manage it better

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor: REPORTERS have asked for my comments on the Simona Broomes saga, but up until now I remained quiet on it, largely because I did not want to become part of the personal attacks on the minister. Too often, these matters descend into personal attacks by detractors or uncritical…

Froome welcomes rivals’ lack of aggression on first mountain stage

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Julien Pretot  LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) – Defending champion Chris Froome welcomed his rivals’ lack of aggression as he stayed firmly on course for a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title after the first mountain stage yesterday. The 10th stage followed Sunday’s punishing cobbled ride to Roubaix and…

U.S. Open tennis to offer record prize money in 2018

Source: Guyana Chronicle (REUTERS) – Singles champions at the U.S. Open tennis tournament will leave New York in September with a fatter wallet than last year’s victors. Winners of the men’s and women’s brackets will each earn $3.8M, an increase of $100 000 from 2017, according to the United States Tennis Association (USTA).…

Girl struck down by car on Essequibo Coast 

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram The parents of a 10-year-old girl of Affiance , Essequibo Coast are praying for the best after the student was struck down by a car on Tuesday afternoon. Reports are that the girl, who has been identified as Bibi Saudia Baksh, was returning home after attending classes at the…

Stay granted in misconduct charge against Singh, Brassington

Source: iNews Guyana …over Sanata Complex sale to QAII Stay was granted for the matter involving charges of misconduct in public office laid against former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington, stemming from the sale of the former Sanata Textiles…

ERC engages national stakeholders

Source: iNews Guyana The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) continues to engage stakeholders as part of its national sensitization efforts. Having been re-constituted on February 22, 2018 and with its first statutory meeting held in late April, the ERC, in a statement, said it is in the process of re-introducing the body, to foster…

Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

Source: Stabroek News WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump tried today to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. Link: Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

Man found crushed to death on Carifesta Ave

Source: Stabroek News The Police say they are are seeking the public’s assistance in the identification of a male of East Indian ancestry whose head was reportedly ran over by a minibus this morning about 4 on Carifesta Avenue; the body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home. Link: Man found crushed to

GNIC wharf gets new container scanner facility

Source: iNews Guyana The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commissioned a new container scanner facility at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf. It was outlined that the scanner will enable the country to meet international standards and detect illegal trading activities. The scanner at the new facility Completed via a Public Private…

Breaking: Decomposed body fished out of Herstelling trench

Source: iNews Guyana The body of an unidentified man was moments ago fished out of a trench along Herstelling,  New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. INews understands that the significantly deteriorated remains was spotted floating in the water by residents in the area this morning (Tuesday) and the police were promptly alerted. Investigators…

EYEWITNESS: Remembering…

Source: iNews Guyana …fallen Police The Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, and the Commissioner of Police (ag), David Ramnarine, spoke at the annual ceremony “honouring” Policemen killed in the line of duty since 1913. The number is 63. One suspects that the organisers began their body-count from 1913 because the numbers killed…

Toshaos blast Govt for ‘broken’ promises

Source: Guyana Times NTC conference 2018 The National Toshaos Council’s (NTC’s) conference of 2018 opened on Monday with incumbent Chairman Joel Fredericks blasting Government for a number of unfulfilled promises. According to Fredericks, the indigenous peoples of Guyana were promised a number of things, such as the revision of the Amerindian Act of…

Mazaruni man knifed to death while protecting younger brother

Source: Guyana Times A farmer who was stabbed by a teenager during a scuffle over an old grievance succumbed to his injuries while waiting to be air-dashed to Georgetown from Kamarang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). Dead is 23-year-old Hernan Leman, of Ammokopai Village, Upper Mazaruni River. He was stabbed once to his abdomen on…

Garnett St resident claims being “lookout man”

Source: Guyana Times Murder of Pandit, son …CCTV and testimony suggest otherwise A 23-year-old Garnett Street, Campbellville, Georgetown resident, who confessed to being the “lookout man” in an apparent well-planned robbery and ultimately the murders of 72-year-old Deonarine Liliah and his 29-year-old son, Gopaul Liliah, is expected to be arraigned for the heinous…

Canal No.2 still under flood waters

Source: Guyana Times …farmers incur millions in losses By Rupadai Seenaraine More than one week after the Canal Number Two area was completely inundated by heavy rainfall, residents are complaining that the water has not receded and they are facing significant losses. Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, residents voiced their plight, noting…

Part of $3.8B Guyana Stores tax debt paid – Statia

Source: Stabroek News Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) has paid the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) “a few hundreds of millions,” Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia says and discussions are ongoing on how the remainder of its $3.8 billion tax debt will be paid. Link: Part of .8B Guyana Stores tax debt paid – Statia

Uncle confesses to strangling Anna Catherina man – police

Source: Stabroek News An Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD) man was found strangled in his home early yesterday morning and police have said that an uncle has admitted to the crime. Link: Uncle confesses to strangling Anna Catherina man – police

Man, 66, found guilty of raping 10-year-old

Source: Stabroek News Sixty-six-year-old Abdool Jamil was yesterday found guilty on two counts of raping a 10-year-old child. Link: Man, 66, found guilty of raping 10-year-old

New Amsterdam gets $450m hotel

Source: Stabroek News A spanking new hotel was on Sunday evening officially opened along the main road of New Amsterdam by a young couple who both hail from the town. Link: New Amsterdam gets 0m hotel

No broken promises

Source: Guyana Chronicle …President, PM reject NTC claims of unfilled promises …say issues raised are all work in progress BOTH the President and Prime Minister have rejected claims by outgoing Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Joel Fredericks that government had broken its promises to the first peoples, explaining that many of the…

Container scanning site operationalised at GNIC

Source: Guyana Chronicle ILLEGAL items in containers will now be intercepted as the mobile X-ray imaging scanner will now be in full operation after a container scanner site was launched on Monday at Lombard Street Georgetown. In attendance were Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, Commissioner General of GRA Godfrey Statia, CEO of Guyana…

Senior citizen found guilty of raping child, 10

Source: Guyana Chronicle AFTER several hours of deliberations, a mixed 12-member jury on Monday afternoon returned with two counts of guilty verdict for Abdool Jamil, 66, in the Demerara High Court before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Sexual Offences Court. The foreman told the court that on the 1st count the verdict was…

‘Beware of the wolves’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …Toshaos urged to work together, shun divisive forces TOP leaders of the Indigenous community were on Monday told to ‘beware of wolves in sheep clothing’ and that in order for them to achieve any sort of development they would have to work together. This charge was given by Minister within…

Jordan warns against tax evasion

Source: Guyana Chronicle …says the crime is a stain, blight on Guyanese MINISTER of Finance Winston Jordan said tax avoidance and tax evasion must no longer be celebrated, but must be seen for what they are–a stain and blight that rob the government of revenue and retards development in Guyana. Jordan made the…

Dull Tour de France  unlikely to open up in the Alps

Source: Guyana Chronicle  Julien Pretot ANNECY, France (Reuters) – If Tour de France organisers wanted the soccer World Cup to end before the race started to heat up, then it is mission accomplished. No clear favourite has emerged from the opening block of racing as all the top riders, with the exception of…

Venezuela migration, primarily through Barima-Waini being addressed- Citizenship Minister

Source: iNews Guyana Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, on Monday, convened a multi-agency meeting at the Department of Citizenship, aimed at coordinating a response to the migration of Venezuelans into Guyana primarily through Barima-Waini (Region One) and Cuyuni- Mazaruni (Region Seven). The multi-agency committee includes the Guyana Police Force, the Ministries of Communities,…

NTC is not a political party; it must take the lead in driving Amerindian development- President

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger,  on Monday called on the National Toshaos Council (NTC) to take the lead in developing Village Improvement Plans (VIPs), which are aimed at ensuring more sustainable and secure livelihoods, boosting human well being, creating increased opportunities and reducing the inequalities between the coastland and hinterland communities. “Plans…

One dead, another injured after Philippi brawl

Source: Stabroek News One man is dead and another is hospitalised under police guard following a fight yesterday which ended in a double stabbing at Philippi Village, Region Seven. Link: One dead, another injured after Philippi brawl

Anna Catherina man allegedly murdered at home

Source: Guyana Chronicle -three relatives arrested Police are investigating the murder of a Sixth Street, Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara man who was discovered with marks of violence around his neck at his home  on Monday morning. Dead is Jason Rejendra Lall Hira. Police said the man was killed between 01:30hrs and 05:30hrs . Investigators…

Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

Source: Stabroek News HELSINKI,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin today he no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russsia interfered to help him win the 2016 election. Link: Shock as Trump backs Putin on election

Overseas-based Guyanese man drowns in the Demerara River

Source: Guyana Chronicle An overseas-based Guyanese man met a tragic end on Sunday afternoon while jet-sledding in the Demerara River near Coverden. Dead is Ravindra Bufhraj called “Rick”  who was staying at Lot’ X’ 7 Alma Avenue, Prashad Nagar. According to the police , Bufhraj and several others , including his wife and…

China files WTO challenge to Trump’s US$200B tariff plan

Source: iNews Guyana BEIJING, China (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge today to President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter US pressure in a spiralling technology dispute. The Trump administration has criticised the WTO as unable to deal with the problems posed…

EYEWITNESS: Agreeing…

Source: iNews Guyana …on elections goals? Under fire from the Opposition – both for his appointment and his decision on the Deputy CEO of GECOM – Rtd Justice James Patterson made some conciliatory noises, saying that “elections count for nothing if they aren’t “free and fair””. Was he trying to placate the Opposition…

Green State Strategy will put pressure on treasury – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times …To be scrapped after PPP wins 2020 elections In reiterating his disapproval of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) that was created to replace the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said it would only put pressure on the treasury, and if the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)…

Guyana at risk of external financial shocks – IMF

Source: Guyana Times State of the economy …due to few exports and oil imports With Guyana’s balance of payments deficit on the rise, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning of the need for the Government to be prepared for external shocks on the financial market. This is contained in the report from…

Businessman released, 2 remain in custody

Source: Guyana Times Campbellville double murder A Kitty, Georgetown businessman, who was arrested on Thursday evening for questioning in relation to the murder of Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 29-year-old son, Gopaul Liliah was released on Saturday. Dead: Pandit Deonarine Liliah and Gopaul Liliah Nevertheless, the man who was arrested at the scene…

Miner stabbed to death during drinking spree at Mabaruma

Source: Guyana Times A drinking spree turned tragic for 43-year-old Elroy Marks of Aruka River, North West District (NWD) and formerly of Dartmouth Essequibo Coast after he was stabbed to death on Saturday at Kumaka Waterfront, Mabaruma, North West District (NWD). Based on reports received, the now dead man and a colleague were…

Agreeing…

Source: Guyana Times …on elections goals? Under fire from the Opposition – both for his appointment and his decision on the Deputy CEO of GECOM – Rtd Justice James Patterson made some conciliatory noises, saying that “elections count for nothing if they aren’t “free and fair””. Was he trying to placate the Opposition…

Land titling high on agenda

Source: Guyana Chronicle – as National Toshaos Conference opens today THE need to accelerate the execution of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALTP) Project and the warding off of political interference are among topics high on the agenda when the Annual Conference of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) opens today at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre.…

Floodwaters receding at Kwakwani

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Vanessa Braithwaite – residents hail response by CDC RESIDENTS and officials of the Region 10 flood-hit community of Kwakwani have expressed their appreciation to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), for its prompt response to their plight. Floodwaters in the community had receded four inches by Sunday afternoon after being…

Teen drowns at resort

Source: Guyana Chronicle TRAGEDY struck on Saturday when Ronaldo Gomes, 18, of Lot 8 Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, drowned at a private resort on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Reports indicate that the teenager went to the creek with his uncle, a bus owner who was hired to transport some persons to the private resort.…

‘Constant improvements in Police Force needed’– Ramjattan

Source: Guyana Chronicle – as fallen heroes remembered IN order for Guyana to advance, there needs to be constant improvements in the Guyana Police Force as an institution. This sentiment was shared by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan during his address at the annual wreath-laying ceremony for the Force’s “Fallen Heroes” on Sunday.…

Some parents are using illegal drugs

Source: Guyana Chronicle SOME parents are using illicit and/or recreational drugs to get them through the day and whether they know it or not, this action is affecting their parenting skills in a negative way. The use of any kind of stimulant or ‘high’ affects a person’s ability to think clearly and make…

Pedestrian killed at Ruby identified as NWD labourer

Source: iNews Guyana The pedestrian who was killed by two drunken drivers along the Ruby Public Road, East Bank Essequibo was identified as 44-year-old Shurman Daniels of Kamwatta, North West District. The man’s body was positively identified by his sister. It was reported that the now dead man was walking in the centre…

Aftermath of Lethem flood…59 residents remain in shelters

Source: iNews Guyana Environmental health personnel offering guidance – CDC Head   Though the flood waters in sections of Lethem and surrounding areas have largely receded, the fifty-nine residents who were evacuated from their homes for safety reasons remain in shelters after nearly two weeks. This was confirmed by both Regional Vice-Chairman of…

France lift second World Cup after winning classic final

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style today as a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended battling outsiders Croatia’s dreams of a first title. Link: France lift second World Cup after winning classic final

Norton Street teen drowns at resort

Source: iNews Guyana An outing turned tragic for a Georgetown family after an 18-year-old drowned at a private resort on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. The dead young man has been identified as Ronaldo Gomes of Lot 8 Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. According to information received, the teenager went to the creek with his uncle,…

Police, prison officials raid Lusignan Prison

Source: iNews Guyana find a number of contraband items Police and Prison officers on Saturday morning conducted a three-hour search at the Lusignan Prison after which a number of prohibited items were unearthed. These include: three cell phones; two cell phone batteries; one pocket knife; four pairs of scissors; four metal spoons; two…

Scenes of flooding in Kwakwani, Region 10

Source: iNews Guyana Up to Sunday morning, the water level remains the same. Efforts are underway to send relief for the affected residents… Link: Scenes of flooding in Kwakwani, Region 10

Fisherman murdered at Kumaka waterfront

Source: Stabroek News The Police today said that they are investigating the murder of Elroy Marks, 43, a fisherman of Aruka River, North West District and also of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast which occurred about 3.30 pm yesterday at Kumaka Waterfront, North West District; allegedly by a 43-year old labourer of Hotoquai Village, North…

Miner stabbed to death during drinking spree at Mabaruma

Source: iNews Guyana A drinking spree turned tragic for 43-year-old Elroy Marks of Aruka River, North West District (NWD) and formerly of Dartmouth Essequibo Coast after he was stabbed to death on Saturday at Kumaka Waterfront, Mabaruma, NWD. Based on reports receive, the now dead man and a colleague were consuming alcohol at…

Man drowns during creek outing on Linden/Soesdyke Highway

Source: Guyana Chronicle A  creek outing for a group of friends turned tragic after a young man drowned at a popular creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway on Saturday. Dead is Ronaldo Gomes , said to be  18-years-old  of Norton Street , Worthmanville,Georgetown. The young man was reportedly swimming in the creek close to…

CANU unearths 91kg cocaine during fishing docks raid

Source: Guyana Times An early morning operation on the East Coast of Demerara shore led ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) to a quantity of cocaine and marijuana in a fishing vessel. The raid occurred about 04:00h on Saturday morning at the Mon Repos Channel, East Coast Demerara (ECD). According to reports,…

Pensioner perishes after son allegedly sets home on fire

Source: Guyana Times The burnt remains of a 72-year-old man were removed from the debris of his burnt-out Berbice home after his son allegedly set the house ablaze. Dead is James Pertam Lachmansingh, of Lot 9 A Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Dead: James Pertam Lachmansingh Reports are the former rice farmer shared…

PPP calls on Govt to provide speedy relief

Source: Guyana Times Kwakwani flooding …as water level remains dangerously high More than 300 residents of the community of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), continue to be affected by high levels of floodwater forcing the Opposition to call for the Government to provide immediate relief to the affected residents. These houses are threaten…

IMF warns Govt against reckless borrowing

Source: Guyana Times Article IV consultations …says central bank, private external financing should be avoided Having completed its Article IV consultations with Guyana, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning Government against using central bank financing for the short term. This is according to the IMF Executive Board, which released its findings on…

Ali sounds warning over continued depletion of foreign reserves

Source: Stabroek News Guyana’s foreign reserves have fallen below internationally recommended levels and according to opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali this is a sign that the country’s financial architecture is on the verge of imploding. Link: Ali sounds warning over continued depletion of foreign reserves

A paradise hidden away

Source: Guyana Chronicle IT SEEMS as though every time I travel somewhere new in Guyana, I am left awestruck at the pure beauty of my country. And everywhere I travel becomes my new favourite place. I’ve travelled to Berbice a few times before, but never as far as Black Bush Polder and obviously…

No need for evacuation

Source: Guyana Chronicle — food supplies for flood-hit Kwakwani in coming days, says CDC AS the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) responds to the flooding at Kwakwani, efforts will be made in the coming days to provide food supplies to affected persons while the agency continues to assess the situation on the ground. CDC…

Growth and Success

Source: Guyana Chronicle Region Two Education Department records improvements at NGSA By Indrawattie Natram THE Pomeroon-Supenaam Region (Region Two) has been known to produce stellar remarks at national examinations and according to Regional Education Officer (REDO), Nicola Matthews, the Region is continuing along this path due to Government’s prudent investments. Matthews, during an…

Mon Repos couple held in massive drug bust

Source: Guyana Chronicle A GOOD Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man and his wife are in custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) following a large drug find at the Mon Repos foreshore Saturday morning. According to a release from CANU, ranks of the unit conducted an operation on East Coast Demerara where…

Haiti’s PM quits amid backlash over fuel price protests

Source: Stabroek News PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies prompted days of violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Link: Haiti’s PM quits amid backlash over fuel price protests

Wakenaam students receive bicycles for outstanding NGSA performances

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Indrawattie Natram Four students  who excelled at the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations on the island of Wakenaam in Region Three (Essequibo Islands/ West Demerara) on Saturday received  bicycles compliments of an overseas -based Guyanese. There are four primary schools on the island namely Zeelandia, Maria’s Pleasure, San Souci…

CANU makes huge drugs bust at Mon Repos

Source: Guyana Chronicle – over 90 kilos of cocaine netted   – “Dive and Shoot “,Venezuelans among several  being sought A Good Hope , East Coast Demerara (ECD) man and his wife are in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) following a large drug find at the Mon Repos foreshore on Saturday…

GBTI’s Anna Regina Branch celebrates 20 years of service

Source: iNews Guyana GBTI’s Anna Regina Branch on Friday celebrated 20 years of service to the people of Region Two, Pomeroon/Supenaam. On July 13, 1998, the Bank opened its doors to the people of the Cinderella County and offered its financial help to the many struggling businesses especially the Regions main source of…

Haiti’s prime minister resigns after deadly unrest

Source: iNews Guyana PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned today following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. “I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic,” who has “accepted my resignation,” Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti’s…

Assistance for Kwakwani flood victims imminent- CDC

Source: iNews Guyana As part of its Regional Disaster Risk Management strategy, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Friday conducted an initial assessment of the flooded areas in the Kwakwani community. Led by Director General of the CDC, Lt. Col. Kester Craig, the team included representatives from the Ministry of Health, Hydrometeorological Service,…

EYEWITNESS: A fatal flaw…

Source: iNews Guyana …of the Broomes syndrome It’s clear that President Granger – avuncular as he pretends to be – is willing to tolerate the crassest of behaviours from his ministers. But to your Eyewitness, if Guyana can even aspire to the HOPE of a civilised future, there’s got to be a line…

Govt can save Berbice Bridge from bankruptcy – PPP

Source: Guyana Times The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has called on the Government to stop blaming it for the troubles the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) finds itself in, indicating that the current Administration is in a position to save the company from bankruptcy. The BBCI recently proposed a 150 per cent…

TSU rank nabbed with 46lbs of ganja

Source: Guyana Times A Tactical Services Unit (TSU) rank was on Friday morning nabbed by Police at Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD) with some 21 kilograms (46.2 lbs) of marijuana in his possession. The New Amsterdam, Berbice resident, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Headquarters’ Trafficking in Narcotics…

Superintendent’s firearm stolen during EBD crash

Source: Guyana Times Commandant of the Felix Austin Police College and former Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Superintendent Shiverpersaud Bacchus, was on Friday morning robbed after being involved in an accident on the East Bank Demerara (EBD). According to reports, Bacchus is now a patient at the St Joseph Mercy…

No sign on Kwakwani floodwaters receding

Source: Guyana Times Most of Kwakwani, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), continues to be under floodwater, started over the weekend because of heavy rainfall. In some areas, water is as high as six feet, with very little signs of it receding soon, according to residents. Another section of the community under water…

Businessman among 3 in custody for murder of pandit, son

Source: Guyana Times As investigations intensify into the murder of sexagenarian Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 29-year-old son Gopaul Liliah, which occurred at their residence in Craig Street, Campbellville Georgetown, a close business associate of the elderly deceased has been taken into custody on Thursday. Apart from this businessman, two other men have…

In deep flood, Kwakwani bracing for more rain

Source: Stabroek News Kwakwani remains in the grip of a deep flood and is bracing for more rain even as the authorities consider what steps to take for the hundreds of affected residents. Link: In deep flood, Kwakwani bracing for more rain

Persaud puts Ally in hot seat over provisions for ex-sugar workers

Source: Stabroek News Social Protection Minister Amna Ally on Thursday said that a “request of assistance” is a prerequisite for funding of projects under the government’s Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) Initiative. Link: Persaud puts Ally in hot seat over provisions for ex-sugar workers

National Payments System Bill passed

Source: Guyana Chronicle …modernisation of NPS could save gov’t $6.5B annually AN outdated financial architecture will soon be modernised with the passage of the National Payments System (NPS) Bill which seeks to introduce legislation for the establishment, regulation and oversight of a NPS. After a fairly short debate on Thursday, the members of…

Gov’t mobilises aid for Kwakwani

Source: Guyana Chronicle AS part of its Regional Disaster Risk Management strategy, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Friday conducted an initial assessment of the flooded areas in Kwakwani and will be mobilising aid for the riverine community. Led by Director General of the CDC, Lt. Col. Kester Craig, the team included representatives…

Three charged for $22M Maraj jewellery theft

Source: Guyana Chronicle DAYS after thieves broke into the popular Guyanese jewellery store, L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons located inside the Stabroek Market and carted off $22M worth in jewellery, three known felons were on Friday charged for the crime. The men, Albert DeFreitas, 54 of Leopold Street, Georgetown, Treon Parks 31 of…

Police officer loses gun, cash in accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle HEAD of the Information Technology Department of the Guyana Police Force, Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus, lost his service weapon and a large sum of cash when he lost control of his car and crashed on the East Bank of Demerara. Bacchus, who it is said suffers from seizures, had a bout…

All are accountable to the laws

Source: Guyana Chronicle Dear Editor I REFER to Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo’s statement that the coalition government will target those members of his party who are possible presidential hopefuls, once that intention becomes known. Editor, it is that same, now worn-out refrain about the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) members being witch-hunted.…

Holder helps Windies tighten screws on Bangladesh

Source: Guyana Chronicle (CMC) – AN inspired West Indies captain Jason Holder grabbed an outstanding five-wicket haul to rip Bangladesh to shreds and leave them with a mammoth task of saving the second and final Test. A whopping 17 wickets tumbled (yesterday) second day at Sabina Park as West Indies, resuming on their…

Ming to start seventh in Toronto

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Cooper Tires is in Canada for Rounds Eight and Nine in the streets of Toronto and Guyanese Calvin Ming will start seventh in tomorrow’s race. Ming, who qualified fifth with a 1:13.3103 second time but suffered a penalty and will now start seventh behind both Pabst Racing team mates…

Blairmont Centre Cricket Club outfitted

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Blairmont Centre Cricket Club (BCCC) received two sets of cricket clothing (coloured and white uniforms) the fulfilment of a promise by Trophy Stall and Mike’s Floor Covering Inc. of New York. This donation was obtained about through the efforts and based on the successes of Blairmont U-15 and U-13…

BM Soat on board with Guyana Cup

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Provisional programme released   AS preparation for the most anticipated horse race meet of the year, the 12th Guyana Cup, Auto Sales giant BM Soat has confirmed its sponsorship deal with the organisers recently. The one day event is billed for August 19, at the Rising Sun Turf Club,…

Security guard nabbed with gun, ammo

Source: iNews Guyana A security guard who was on the police’s radar for quite some time was arrested earlier this afternoon in Queenstown, Georgetown. Based on reports received, at 14:00h, ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch intercepted a vehicle which was driven by the suspect and a search was conducted. During the search,…

Labourer slapped with rape charge

Source: iNews Guyana David Europe, a 24-year-old labourer was on Friday granted bail in the sum of $170,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court to answer to a rape charge. The accused, who was unrepresented, was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him by…

Liza Phase One development on track – Exxon

Source: iNews Guyana The Noble Bob Douglas drillship has completed the first phase drilling of seven wells, ExxonMobil’s new Public and Government Affairs Director, Deedra Moe, was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) today as saying. “They are going back in and doing the second phase so they are on track…

Stabroek vendors charged over L Seepersaud Maraj heist

Source: Stabroek News Three Stabroek Market vendors were this morning remanded to prison after being charged with the theft of $22 million in cash and jewellery last week from the L. Link: Stabroek vendors charged over L Seepersaud Maraj heist

Eyewitness…Concerns …by IMF about oil money

Source: iNews Guyana The IMF, like most international agencies, work with governments, and as such, have to be diplomatic in their pronouncements. So when they warned the Government not to rush into spending the oil money when it starts flowing in 2020, they couldn’t come out and bluntly say it’s because they’ve concluded…

Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

Source: iNews Guyana The US-led coalition says it “may have” carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday. Fifty-four people, including at least 28 civilians as well as Islamic State (IS) group militants, died in the strike on a village near…

Enmore North residents accuses Co-op of land grabbing campaign

Source: iNews Guyana …Co-op secretary denies allegations Residents of Enmore North on Wednesday called on the Government to intervene in a situation that is resulting in transports being issued by the Enmore North Co-op Society to individuals for lands that have already being occupied by other residents for close to 20 years and…

PNC heavyweights against ministerial misconduct

Source: iNews Guyana -As Broomes denies knowledge of parking lot fiasco Heavyweights of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) have added their views on the matter involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes, her driver and two security guards at a private business establishment stating that they are against ministerial misconduct. General Secretary of…

119 neonatal deaths recorded over 1 year period

Source: Guyana Times – Opposition decries high number The Parliamentary Opposition has raised concerns over what it described as the high number of deaths of newborn infants at the Georgetown Public Hospital over the past year. Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Vindhya Persaud, who was allowed oral questions in Parliament on Thursday,…

Enmore North residents accuse Co-op of land grabbing campaign

Source: Guyana Times …new transports being issued for lands occupied for close to 20 years …Co-op secretary denies allegations By Michael Younge Residents of Enmore North, ECD on Wednesday called on Government to intervene in a situation that is resulting in transports being issued by the Enmore North Co-op Society to individuals for…

4 homeless as Corentyne house goes up in flames

Source: Guyana Times Four persons have now been rendered homeless after a fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely destroyed their Lot 58 Clifton, Port Mourant Corentyne home in the wee hours of Thursday morning. According to information received, the blaze stated in that area of the home where the electrical circuit…

Private security association chides Crime Chief, wants explanation

Source: Guyana Times Parking lot controversy – Top Cop distances self, says Crime Chief must be held accountable The Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Williams, has come under fire from the Guyana Association of Private Security Organisations (GAPSO) over comments he made on the parking lot row between Junior Natural Resources…

Third person held over murders of Campbellville pandit, son

Source: Stabroek News Police have arrested a third person in connection with the murders of Pandit Deonarine Liliah, 61 and his son, Gopaul, who were found dead in their Craig Street, Campbellville home. Link: Third person held over murders of Campbellville pandit, son

A big burden

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Berbice residents decry toll hike proposels — Minister Patterson to engage BCCI next week RESIDENTS who live, work and even travel to Berbice are up in arms over the proposal by the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) to astronomically increase tolls to cross the structure. Speaking to Guyana Chronicle…

Linden-Lethem road closer

Source: Guyana Chronicle …TORs almost ready, design contract to go to tender shortly THE Terms of Reference for the construction of a highway from Linden-Lethem by the Guyanese and Brazilian governments will be ready next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. The information was contained in a statement issued following the…

Infant deaths lowest in four years

Source: Guyana Chronicle …down from 295 in 2014 WHILE the nation’s infant mortality rate has been declining over the years, the Ministry of Public Health is continuously working to slash the figure to zero. This is according to Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence who was at the time responding to a question…

Guyana, Brazil discuss strengthened relations

Source: Guyana Chronicle – as Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister pays State visit PRESIDENT David Granger on Thursday said the friendship and cooperation between Guyana and Brazil, which has been characterised by peace, respect for territorial integrity and mutual interests is set to be further strengthened in the coming months as the two South…

Brathwaite, Hetmyer give Windies opening day honours

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Kraigg Brathwaite struck his eighth Test hundred and second in as many matches but it was 21-year-old stroke-maker Shimron Hetmyer who left tongues wagging with a shot-filled half-century, as West Indies took an early grip on the second and final Test against Bangladesh here yesterday. Sent…

GOA unveils largest CAC Games contingent

Source: Guyana Chronicle … 98 athletes, officials for Colombia  SEVENTY-NINE athletes and 19 officials will represent Guyana at the July 19 to August 3 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. According to Juman-Yassin, president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), this is the largest contingent of athletes ever to represent Guyana…

Rutherford (134 not out) fires CWI B into Global T20 Canada final

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Frederick Halley TORONTO, Canada – Guyanese teenager Sherfane Rutherford fashioned a masterclass unbeaten 134 to lead Cricket West Indies B to an unlikely victory over pre-tournament favourites Vancouver Knights in the first qualifier of the inaugural Global T20 Canada which continued yesterday at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club ground,…

Tickets for WI/Bangladesh ODIs go on sale from Monday

Source: Guyana Chronicle TICKETS for the two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between West Indies and Bangladesh will go on sale from Monday at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office on 221-222 Regent Road, Bourda. The games are scheduled for July 22 and 25 at  the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara, where, for…

Malik in line for Amazon Warriors captaincy

Source: Guyana Chronicle DASHING Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik is being tipped as the new Guyana Amazon Warriors captain amid reports that the owner of the local franchise is determined for a new management team for the sixth edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Highly-placed sources in the Warriors camp told Chronicle…

Port Mourant home destroyed by fire, family devastated

Source: iNews Guyana Four persons are now homeless after a fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely destroyed their Lot 58 Clifton, Port Mourant, East Berbice, Corentyne  home on Thursday morning. The blaze also destroyed a business operated by Sunita Jagdeo as well as caused severe damage to a nearby building. According…

President receives courtesy call from ExxonMobil’s Senior VP

Source: iNews Guyana President David Granger, on Thursday received a courtesy call from Senior Vice President (VP) of ExxonMobil Corporation, Neil Chapman, who is in Guyana to familiarise himself with the operations, having recently taken over responsibilities for the global upstream oil and gas operations at the Corporation’s headquarters. During a meeting held…

Thai cave rescue to be turned into Hollywood movie

Source: iNews Guyana LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix. Managing partner Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand and was at the rescue site…

Infrastructural development high on Govt’s agenda- Harmon

Source: iNews Guyana Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said that the Government of Guyana has prioritised infrastructural development because it recognises that improved infrastructure is the cornerstone of socio-economic progress. “It is through construction that vital infrastructure, like roads bridges and airports, are put in place… Great importance and priority must, therefore, be…

Op-Ed: No JSC for 10 months as the unconstitutionalities continue

Source: iNews Guyana Below is an opinion piece by former Attorney General, Attorney-at-law and Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall: It is common knowledge that our constitutional structure embraces the doctrine of Separation of Powers, which divides governmental functions of the State into three main branches, namely, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary.…

Opposition calls for resignation of SOCU advisor

Source: Guyana Times …as parliamentary forum on corruption hosted Members of Parliament (MPs) representing the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) took a jab at British fraud expert and advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington asking him to resign for turning a blind eye to the many instances of…

Broomes’ behaviour should not be tolerated – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times Parking lot controversy …Minister, driver questioned by Police …Govt mum on fiasco Five days after a parking lot fiasco, which led to the arrest of two security guards who were involved in a fracas with Minister Simona Broomes, the Guyana Police Force has finally confirmed that all parties have been…

Guyana, US commit to strengthening relations

Source: Guyana Times US Independence celebrations …1st US Chamber of Commerce to commence operations here Trade, investment and bilateral relations between Guyana and the United States are expected to be further enhanced following the establishment of the first-ever US Chamber of Commerce in Georgetown. This was announced by US Ambassador Perry Holloway at…

Teen jailed for 3 years, fined $1.4M

Source: Guyana Times CJIA cocaine bust The 19-year-old girl who was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on July 6 having swallowed some 119 cocaine pellets was on Wednesday jailed for three years by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Anesha Hardy Anesha Hardy, of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, admitted to the allegation and…

BBCI wants Minister Patterson at negotiation table

Source: Guyana Times …Opposition Leader recommends Govt buys shares One day after announcing a proposed increase in tolls for the Berbice River Bridge, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) has said it would prefer that Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson met with them at the table, instead of having their application for concessions…

Refurbished West Coast road commissioned after $9b works

Source: Stabroek News The West Coast Demerara Road, after undergoing three years of rehabilitative works worth around $9b, was officially commissioned yesterday, setting the momentum for other works slated for Region 3. Link: Refurbished West Coast road commissioned after b works

Region Four REO blasts NDC chairpersons, overseers on procurement violations

Source: Stabroek News Region Four’s  Regional Executive Officer (REO), Pauline Lucas on Tuesday warned Overseers and Neighbourhood Dem-ocratic Council (NDC) Chairmen to follow the established standard procurement regulations when procuring goods and services. Link: Region Four REO blasts NDC chairpersons, overseers on procurement violations

Man gets life imprisonment for killing unarmed police corporal

Source: Stabroek News Delon Abrams called `Roachie’ was yesterday sentenced to serve a life sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the 2014 shooting death of Police Corporal Seburn Elias.   Link: Man gets life imprisonment for killing unarmed police corporal

Oil is a big deal

Source: Guyana Chronicle – U.S. Ambassador urges Guyanese to take advantage IN spite of all the angst and uncertainty, Guyana’s future looks brighter now than ever before, U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway said, stating that with the coming of oil, the country will be well positioned to meet the social and economic needs of…

‘We’re scouting for oil opportunities’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …suspicious plane crew, passengers tell police THE crew and passengers of a suspicious chartered aircraft which landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Monday have claimed that they are here to explore opportunities in the oil-and- gas sector. Crime Chief Paul Williams told the Guyana Chronicle that during initial…

Child rapist must spend rest of life in prison

Source: Guyana Chronicle SHELDON Lynch, 46, was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2015 rape of a child under age 16. This was ordered by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Sexual Offences Court at the Georgetown High Court. It was well after two hours when a mixed 12-member jury returned with…

Life imprisonment for killing unarmed cop

Source: Guyana Chronicle DELON Abrams was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole by Justice Sandil Kissoon after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the 2014 killing of a serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Seburn Elias. In handing down his sentence at…

Campbellville murder suspect nabbed

Source: Guyana Chronicle …cellphones of deceased recovered, one was already sold DETECTIVES in ‘A’ Division have been able to secure a major breakthrough in the murder of 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah and his 29-year-old son, Gopaul Liliah. A post-mortem performed on the remains of the two on Wednesday found that they died as a…

Campbellville double murder: Another suspect detained

Source: iNews Guyana Apart from the suspect that the police currently have in custody in connection with the double murder of a 61-year-old pandit and his son at their Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home between Saturday last and Tuesday morning, this publication was reliably informed that a person of interest was also detained…

Convicted child rapist gets another life sentence

Source: iNews Guyana Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) child rapist, Sheldon Lynch, previously sentenced to two life sentences by the High Court was on Wednesday sentenced to a third life sentence by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. A 12-member jury came back with a unanimous guilty verdict on the charge against Lynch, who was represented…

Cocaine under vehicle bust: 5 in custody released

Source: iNews Guyana The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have released a shipper under whose vehicle over seven kilograms of cocaine was reportedly found last week at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). CANU’s prosecutor, Koniyo Sandiford-Thompson told this publication on Wednesday that they released the man since nothing “conclusive” was found. “We didn’t…

Ministry of Public Health hosts health fair for police force

Source: iNews Guyana Members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) benefitted from health outreach hosted by the Public Health Ministry today. The event which was held at the Guyana Police Officers Training Centre saw a huge turn out from the ranks. Services such as blood testing, dental checkups, vaccination, BMI tests, nutritional advice,…

MoTP rejects SN editorial on presidential press conferences

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of the Presidency today rejected a Stabroek News editorial in Monday’s edition of the newspaper which criticised the absence of press conferences by President David Granger. Link: MoTP rejects SN editorial on presidential press conferences

CANU issues bulletins for two men

Source: Stabroek News The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit today issued wanted bulletins for Kelvien Sauers and Mark Sauers. Link: CANU issues bulletins for two men

Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season

Source: iNews Guyana MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said. Chris, a Category One hurricane, packed maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per…

EYEWITNESS: You can run…

Source: iNews Guyana …but you can’t hide David Granger’s old enough to remember the taunt: “You can run…but you can’t hide”, attributed to the iconic heavyweight boxer Joe Louis. The latter was going to face the light heavyweight champ Billy Conn and someone suggested because of the latter’s quickness, he might adopt a…

Berbice River Bridge facing bankruptcy

Source: Guyana Times …company applies for toll hike, losses $2.8B …Govt says no to increase More than a decade after a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement allowed the construction of the Berbice River Bridge; the bridge company is now facing bankruptcy following Government’s decision to drop the toll and subsequent refusal to allow…

Pandit, son found murdered in Campbellville home

Source: Guyana Times A well-known pandit and his son were on Tuesday morning found dead in their Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown home after tenants complained of a stench emanating from their home. The scene at the dead men’s Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown home on Tuesday The dead men have…

Guyoil reduces gas prices by $4

Source: Guyana Times After weeks of contention and protest, the Guyana Oil Company Ltd (Guyoil) on Tuesday announced a reduction in prices for gasoline and gasoil. This reduction, according to the State entity, takes effect from Tuesday. “Gasoline,” according to Guyoil, which as a State-owned company, has been referred to as the price…

Vendor chopped to head during home invasion

Source: Guyana Times A market vendor was on Monday evening chopped to his head after three armed men invaded his Zeelugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) property. Injured is 40-year-old Dennis Emmanuel of Lot 487 Zeelugt. The car used by the bandits Reports are Emmanuel was in his yard when he was confronted by…

Private aircraft with fake registration number lands at CJIA

Source: Guyana Times …CANU intercepts plane Hours after a private aircraft landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), it was discovered that its registration number was fake and the “Data Plate” which contained vital information about the aircraft was missing. The small private plane Based on reports received, the private chartered flight,…

C’ville pandit, son found murdered at home after suspected robbery – -man arrested

Source: Stabroek News The partially decomposed bodies of a 61-year-old pandit and his son with multiple stab wounds were discovered in their Craig Street, Campbellville home yesterday morning and it is suspected that they were killed during a robbery. Link: C’ville pandit, son found murdered at home after suspected robbery – -man arrested

Father, son found dead

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE decomposed bodies of 29-year-old Omkar Liliah and his 62-year-old father Deonarine Lilah, a Pandit were on Tuesday morning found dead in their Craig Street, Campbellville home in Georgetown. The elder Liliah was found in his bedroom while the young man was found dead in the hallway of the house.…

Suspicious plane grounded at CJIA

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Venezuelans, local businessman fingered SEVERAL persons are in police custody helping with investigations into the landing of a private chartered aircraft with a suspicious-looking registration number at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday afternoon. The Beechcraft 200 aircraft, which landed around 15:20hrs Monday, is reportedly linked to a…

Guyoil slashes fuel prices

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Oil Company Ltd (Guyoil) has announced a reduction in prices for Gasolene and Gasoil (LSD) with effect from today. In a release Guyoil said Gasolene will move from $230/litre to $226/litre and Gasoil (LSD) from $219/litre to $215/litre. The price reductions were possible due to declining acquisition costs…

Holder lauds local seafood industry for contributions to economic growth

Source: Guyana Chronicle – urges creative promotion of ‘wild caught’ shrimp internationally THE FISHERIES Department will soon be collaborating with the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) for further research in the conversion of shrimp waste into value-added agricultural commodities and integrate it into the value chain. Although, Guyana’s fisheries sector contributes…

Umtiti’s header propels France to World Cup final

Source: Guyana Chronicle By Simon Evans ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift…

Wiltshire, Alphonso take honours at 2018 Junior CASA

Source: Guyana Chronicle SHOMARI Wiltshire and Michael Alphonso flew the Guyana flag high as they were the dominant forces in their respective classes at the 2018 junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) in Jamaica. Wiltshire picked up the boys U15 title and Alphonso the U13 after serious competition in the Reggae Island. Alphonso…

Joseph named as replacement for injured Roach

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – A hamstring injury has forced West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach to miss the second Test against Bangladesh which begins tomorrow at Sabina Park, Jamaica. In his absence, Alzarri Joseph has been named in an otherwise unchanged 13-man squad, which will look to wrap up the…

Suspect in custody over murder of Campbellville father, son- Police

Source: iNews Guyana A suspect is now in police custody regarding the alleged double murder of a 61-year-old pandit and his son at their Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home between Saturday last and Tuesday morning. This is according to a police press statement released on Tuesday evening. According to police investigations, 61-year-old Deonarine…

Fisherman charged with murder of Good Intent pensioner

Source: iNews Guyana A 23-year-old fisherman was on Tuesday afternoon remanded to Prison when he appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge. The court heard that Joseph Rameshwar of Bellview, West Bank Demerara is accused of killing 72-year-old Jerry Rambeer of Lot 18 Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara. According to…

Massy Security guards accused of stealing $3.2M freed of charge

Source: iNews Guyana The three security officers attached to the Massy Security Limited who were in March charged for stealing some $3.2M had the matter dismissed against them by Magistrate Dylan Best on Tuesday. Clarence Patterson, 50; Shawn Good luck, 44, and Cosmo Chichester, 48, were jointly charged and had initially denied the…

Breaking: Father, son found dead in Campbellville house

Source: Guyana Times A father and his son were earlier today found dead in their Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville home after tenants complained of a stench emanating from the house. The two men were not seen for the past three days. Dead are 29-year-old Vickash Liliah and 62-year-old Deonarine Luliah. Both bodies…

Photos: St Rose’s High demo underway

Source: iNews Guyana Demolition works at the St Rose’s High School on Church Street, Georgetown commenced on Monday with the tearing down of the aged wooden section and other relevant adjoining areas of the building. Demolition works begin at the St Rose’s High School When this media group visited the site, workers were…

UWI Cave Hill principal proposes law school for Barbados

Source: iNews Guyana BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau has put forward a proposal for Barbados to establish its own law school. She tabled the proposal during a courtesy call with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall…

All 12 boys, coach rescued from Thai cave

Source: iNews Guyana MAE SAI, Thailand ( AFP) — All 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a flooded Thai cave more than a fortnight ago have been rescued, the Navy SEALs announced today, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that has captivated the world. The Thai SEALs and elite foreign…

Reg 10 officials test PAC Chairman’s patience

Source: Guyana Times …unpreparedness leads to expulsion from hearing By Jarryl Bryan Even though Region 10 Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon walked with regional staff and his predecessor, they were unable to account for bypassing the lowest bidders for contracts and unprepared to answer questions leading to their expulsion from the Public…

Security guard accused of pulling gun on Minister Broomes

Source: Guyana Times …after confrontation in parking lot Two security officers attached to the Massy Store at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) are now in hot water after one of them allegedly pointed a shotgun at Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes on Sunday evening. Reports are the Minister’s driver stopped…

Teen stabbed to death at Soesdyke

Source: Guyana Times …CPG member, friend in custody A teenager was in the wee hours of Monday found dead in the vicinity of a wedding house at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) with stab wounds to his body. Dead: Ricardo Singh Ricardo Singh, also called “Cardo”, of Lot 63 Avenue A & B,…

No health centre must turn away patients – Lawrence

Source: Guyana Times … says patient complaints will be investigated Government is getting tough on health centre staffers who have been turning away patients because of alleged drug shortages. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence has made it clear that centres can always call the Public Health Ministry and request supplies of drugs. Public…

132 buildings occupied, but only 26 occupant paying rent

Source: Guyana Times Govt living quarters …SARA called in to help evict freeloaders By Jarryl Bryan The Auditor General found in 2016 that out of 300 buildings owned by the Region Four Administration, 132 were occupied. However, only 26 of these occupants were actually paying rent, and the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA)…

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