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April 23, 2018

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Moe guides Ravens to National Club Championship final

Source: Guyana Chronicle ON Sunday evening, basketball fans at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall were treated to the Anthony Moe show, as the 6’10” forward was instrumental in helping Dyna’s Ravens to a 15-point (73-58) win. Bounty Colts, the defending champions, will be gunning for a title ‘three-peat’ in the Guyana Amateur Basketball…

Panthers win GRFU Second Division tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle PANTHERS Rugby Club started their 2018 season on a winning note after stopping the Guyana Police Force Falcons 24-12 to win the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Second Division tournament. Playing at the National Park Rugby field on Sunday, the Panthers out-played the Falcons with Daniel Anderson, Ryan Dey, Delroy…

Guyana repel Trinidad, Suriname at King of the Strip 2

Source: Guyana Chronicle GUYANESE were out in their numbers to support when teams from Suriname and Trinidad invaded the King of the Strip 2, the second drag racing event for the season. When it mattered most, the Guyanese stepped up to the plate and dished out a heaping helping of licks to their…

Top-ranked Rashid Khan for Hurricane Relief T20

Source: Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – World number one Twenty20 bowler Rashid Khan is among three more players confirming their participation for the ICC World XI in the Hurricane Relief match against West Indies at Lord’s next month. The 19-year-old Afghanistan star, who helped propel his side to the capture of the…

$360M drainage pump station commissioned at Lusignan

Source: iNews Guyana East Coast of Demerara residents can now expect faster relief from intermittent flood waters after heavy rainfall, following the construction of  a $360M drainage pump station at Lusignan. The critical facility will be utilised to pump flood waters from drainage canals to the Atlantic Ocean. Clayton Belgrave, who resides in…

US eases sanctions stance on Rusal; aluminum prices tumble

Source: iNews Guyana WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Treasury on Monday said that it could lift sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal if tycoon Oleg Deripaska gives up control of the company. The announcement sent aluminum prices falling by 7.2 per cent on the London Metals exchange, while other metals including…

Britain to set up compensation scheme for “Windrush” migrants

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain will compensate some Caribbean immigrants who have lived legally in Britain for decades and have wrongly been labelled illegal immigrants because of trouble documenting their status, interior minister Amber Rudd said today. Link: Britain to set up compensation scheme for “Windrush” migrants

DPP discontinues charges against Ministers Lawrence, Norton

Source: Stabroek News The private criminal charges instituted by two PPP/C MPs against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and the former minister in the ministry, Minister George Norton have been discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack. Link: DPP discontinues charges against Ministers Lawrence, Norton

Breaking: More private criminal charges filed against Govt ministers

Source: Guyana Times Attorney-at-law and former Attorney General, Anil Nandall, has filed more private criminal charges against sitting Government ministers. On Monday, Nandall filed the court proceedings against Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Minister Rupert Roopnarine over the $906million D’Urban Park project. More details in Tuesday, April 24…

Major supermarkets support push to end plastic pollution

Source: iNews Guyana Bounty, Survival, Real Value, Mattai, DSL, Budget and Massy Stores’ on Sunday rewarded the first twenty shoppers to their outlets, with prizes for bringing renewable bags to the supermarkets. The move by the five supermarkets to encourage their customers to forgo plastic bags was in observance of Earth Day. The…

Good Hope Bridge re-opens

Source: iNews Guyana Commuters are utilizing the Good Hope bridge, on the East Coast of Demerara which was re-opened officially on Saturday afternoon, despite not being fully completed. The Public Infrastructure Ministry had said that the Bridge was “95 per cent completed with a few minor works to be done”. The Bridge which…

T&T steelpan player killed during robbery

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) The steelpan fraternity has been plunged into mourning after an avid bass players of the Invaders Steel Orchestra was killed while trying to run away from a robbery in progress yesterday. Link: T&T steelpan player killed during robbery

Cash dogs being sourced from US, Canada

Source: Guyana Times Anti-money laundering fight …Inter-agency cooperation a work in progress – UK Advisor The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) had previously been cited for not implementing a number of recommendations made by a special security advisor brought from the United Kingdom. Among those recommendations were the institution of cash sniffer dogs…

Security Guard killed in West Bank accident

Source: Guyana Times Keith Redmond of Lot 149 Centre Road, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara is now dead after being slammed off his bicycle by an allegedly drunken driver as he was heading home at about 05:15hrs. The mangled bicycle Police preliminary investigations have revealed that Redmond, a 60-year-old Security Guard attached to the…

Former Guyoil Manager sets record straight

Source: Guyana Times State entities – contradicts Minister’s assertion on lost market share – clears air on sudden departure from State entity Despite a recent statement from Finance Minister Winston Jordan that the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) lost market share in 2017 owing to its performance, a former high-ranking official at the State…

Panthers capture GRFU `B’ Division final

Source: Stabroek News The Panthers Rugby outfit defeated a game Police Falcons squad 24-12 in the final of the B Division Rugby Tournament yesterday at the National Park to kick start the local season. Link: Panthers capture GRFU `B’ Division final

Royals beat Mumbai in another last over thriller

Source: Stabroek News (IPL) In yet another last-over thriller in VIVO IPL 2018, the Rajasthan Royals defeated the Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium last night. Link: Royals beat Mumbai in another last over thriller

GRA gearing up for oil sector scrutiny

Source: Stabroek News Acknowledging that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) lacks the technical expertise to deal with audits in the petroleum sector, Commissioner-General  Godfrey Statia is moving ahead with plans to train his current staff even as he looks to the diaspora and other support in establishing a specialised unit within the GRA.

Hope says preparation underway

Source: Stabroek News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Elegant stroke-maker Shai Hope says West Indies have already trained their sights on the Sri Lanka Test series, as they target success in the three-Test rubber in June. Link: Hope says preparation underway

Linden is poised for better days

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Harmon tells opening of Linden Town Week LINDENERS received only good news of a blooming future by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who on Sunday revealed in his charge to officially open Linden Town Week 2018 that the mining town is poised for better days. Harmon, who was the…

DPP will dismiss charges against ministers–   Ramkarran says

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE charges brought against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and Minister of Social Cohesion Dr George Norton, who served as Public Health Minister are likely to be disallowed by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack. The duo has been charged with misconduct in public office contrary to the…

Security guard killed by drunk driver

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 60-year-old security guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital died on Sunday morning after he was struck down by a drunk driver on the Pouderoyen Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Dead is Keith Redmond of Bagotville, WBD, who was returning home on his bicycle around 05:15hrs when…

Little Diamond NDC uncovers bogus receipts

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN employee of the Little Diamond / Herstelling Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) is under scrutiny for suspected fraud after several bogus receipts surfaced in the name of a taxi service with her signature. According to reports, the receipts for trips from the office of the NDC to a commercial bank on…

Dominican miner killed at Black Water Backdam

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE armed and masked bandits attacked and killed a Dominican miner at a mining camp at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, police have confirmed. Dead is Pedro Pablo Rosario, 55. Reports indicate that the Dominican was relaxing in a hammock, in the watch…

New $141M Sea Sluice to be constructed at D’Edward

Source: iNews Guyana A $141.6M contract has been awarded to the Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited for the construction of four door sea sluice for the Mahaica-Mahaicony Abary Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA). To be constructed at the D’ Edward Village, West Bank Berbice, in Region five the workd will be supervised by E&A…

3 killed in Nashville shooting

Source: iNews Guyana Police in Nashville, Tennessee are now hunting for a 29 year old who barged into a waffle in the wee hours of this morning and killed three people. The man who was nude, stormed into the restaurant at around 03:25hrs and opened fire with killing the three and injuring four…

Security Guard killed in WBD accident

Source: iNews Guyana A West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) security guard was killed in the wee hours of this morning when a drunk driver slammed into him as he was making his way home. The now dead man has been identified as Keith Raymond, 60 of Centre Road Bagotville. The accident occurred at…

Security guard dies in Poudroyen accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 60-year-old security guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital died on Sunday morning after he was struck down by a car. Dead is Keith Redmond  of Bagotville , West Bank Demerara (WBD). The man was making his way home around 0500hrs on Sunday when he was stuck down…

82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A Venezuelan military aircraft landed at Piarco International Airport yesterday to take back 82 nationals to their homeland. Link: 82 Venezuelans sent back from T&T to their homeland

PPP wants probe into lands given to PNC, party loyalists

Source: Guyana Times …files complaint with SARA The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has moved to formally file complaints with the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) for investigations to be launched into, among other issues, cases of land handouts to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and key stalwarts in the Party. This…

Domestic violence remains widespread in Guyana – US report

Source: Guyana Times …law enforcement needs to be better equipped – security advisor …social reform needed as preventative measure By Jarryl Bryan Domestic violence-related killings are being perpetrated locally with seeming impunity, and United Kingdom-based Senior Security Advisor to President Granger, Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Russel Combe, recognising the severity of the issue and…

Oldendorff Carriers to withdraw services in June

Source: Guyana Times US sanctions Days after reports surfaced that German transshipment company Oldendroff Carriers is scaling back on its local operations, the company’s officials told Government that if the United States imposed sanctions are not withdrawn or modified by June 5, 2018, they would be legally obliged to terminate their services, putting…

Pensioner dies in Sophia accident

Source: Guyana Times … as 32 road deaths recorded for 1st quarter Pedal cyclist Mohan Ramkellawan of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara died on Friday at about 19:30h in an accident involving a motorcar on Dennis Street, Sophia, Georgetown. The 72-year-old Ramkellawan and the driver of motorcar HC 7724 were reportedly both…

Govt ready to defend Ministers

Source: Guyana Times Private criminal charges …as AG cites possibility of DPP trash charges While it is hoping to avoid the court steps altogether, the Government stands ready to defend two sitting Government Ministers, who had private criminal charges filed against them just days ago. This was the position taken by Attorney General…

Bethany revisited

Source: Stabroek News Bethany is a charming little village in the Pomeroon/Supenaam region. According to a recent census, it has approximately 406 residents, who thrive mainly on logging and farming activities. Link: Bethany revisited

Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Source: Stabroek News Just before swerving off of the Klien-Pouderoyen, West Bank Public Road and crashing into a resident’s house early this morning, a drunk driver struck and killed a 60-year-old cyclist. Link: Hospital guard dies in horrific West Bank accident

Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

Source: Stabroek News Three companies, including two regional conglomerates, have expressed interest in taking over the shuttered Wales, West Bank Demerara sugar estate in a deal that is expected to see the development of significant agro-processing operations here. Link: Banks DIH, ANSA, GraceKennedy keen on Wales estate

23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Source: Stabroek News Twenty-three Guyanese, including a doctor, have been working on a drill ship contracted to ExxonMobil for oil operations and yesterday the company flew seven journalists to the site for a firsthand look at operations. Link: 23 Guyanese working on ExxonMobil drill ship

Agriculture is in safe hands

Source: Guyana Chronicle — Harmon tells Region Three agriculture expo MINISTER of State Joseph Harmon has called on farmers, producers and entrepreneurs of Region Three to graduate from being raw producers to engaging in value-added production. “We must look for the “Made in Guyana” brand and we must recognise that this is the…

Malicious — AG denounces charges agaist Lawrence, Norton

Source: Guyana Chronicle — calls for DPP review ATTORNEY General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC. has described the move on Thursday by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat to file private criminal charges against Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and Minister of…

SARA looks into Ogle Airport land

Source: Kaieteur News – already started preliminary inquires The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is looking into the manner in which Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) has been able to acquire 441 acres of prime land at Ogle. This was confirmed by SARA’s Chairman, Professor Clive Thomas. Dr. Thomas said that that is one…

Agri Minister has no authority to name GuySuCo board

Source: Kaieteur News No legal basis: Agri Minister, Noel Holder. -lawyers warn of political interferance Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, has no legal authority to appoint members of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). This is according to legal opinions by a number of lawyers. The minister’s authority or…

Man arrested with $1.5M in fuel marker

Source: Kaieteur News – 3 GEA staffers implicated The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is currently investigating how more than a million dollars worth of fuel marker ended up in the hands of an outsider. The man was detained on Thursday. He is reportedly implicating at least three other staffers from GEA’s marking section,…

Patching things together

Source: Guyana Chronicle Single mother of four says vulcanising is her passion AS STEREOTYPICAL as it may seem, today, a majority of women are still often found behind a desk, neatly dressed and ready to type their life away on a computer. Rarely do you find a woman who is ready to dedicate…

Gov’t to meet RUSAL, Oldendorff employees

Source: Guyana Chronicle –to discuss way forward in wake of US sanctions GOVERNMENT will be meeting with workers of both the Bauxite Company of Guyana (BCGI), a subsidiary of the Russian aluminium firm RUSAL, and German carrier, Oldendorff, in the new week to discuss the impact US sanctions will have on both companies’…

Kaepernick receives Amnesty International’s highest honour

Source: Guyana Chronicle (BBC) – FORMER San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International’s highest honour for his protests against racial injustice. The human rights organisation said Kaepernick “chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks”. Kaepernick first protested by sitting during the national anthem in…

India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Source: Stabroek News NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – India’s cabinet today approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases. Link: India approves death penalty for rape of

LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) Caribbean governments are being encouraged to revisit the level of taxation on airline tickets. Link: LIAT CEO: Taxes on flights too high

Gayle force takes Kings XI top of the standings

Source: Stabroek News KOLKATA, India, CMC – Talismanic West Indies opener Chris Gayle uncorked another gem of a half-century as Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets under Duckworth/Lewis, to storm to the top of the Indian Premier League standings here today. Link: Gayle force takes Kings XI top of

Guyanese UK group donates to First Lady’s projects

Source: Stabroek News First Lady, Sandra Granger on Tuesday received a donation of £2000 from the Guyana United Kingdom (UK) Social Development Association (GUSDA) in support of her activities aimed at empowering women and girls in Guyana. Link: Guyanese UK group donates to First Lady’s projects

IPL: Gayle, Rahul launch Kings XI to the top

Source: iNews Guyana It is quite rare that T20 matches are decided in the Powerplay. Saturday was one such day when Kings XI Punjab’s openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle outmuscled Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa to put them on top of the points table after a rain-hit clash. While…

North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Source: iNews Guyana SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, it said Saturday in a move immediately welcomed by US President Donald Trump. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a…

Govt official, among others implicated in suspected fuel smuggling

Source: iNews Guyana A ship suspected of smuggling fuel and which was intercepted by they Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) following an operation, is reportedly linked to senior Government functionaries and sports officials. According to reports in sections of the media, the vessel called the ‘Jubilee’ purchased fuel from neighbouring Trinidad with Suriname as…

85-year-old elderly woman raped in Corentyne home

Source: iNews Guyana An 85-year-old Corentyne, Berbice woman, who is said to be visually impaired and has difficulty hearing, was reportedly raped in her home. The incident which occured sometime at about 04:00h on Sunday morning reportedly left the elderly woman in an unconscious state. This publication was informed that the woman lives…

GWI shelterbelt to get US$3.5M rehabilitation

Source: iNews Guyana More than sixty years after its first major rehabilitation, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will receive another set of rehabilitative works, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Richard Van West-Charles announced. The US$3.5 million project, funded through a grant from the European Union (EU) and a loan from the Inter-American Development…

EYEWITNESS: Return of…

Source: iNews Guyana …the Empire This business going on in London with the “Commonwealth” is getting to be just too ridiculous for your Eyewitness. First of all, there’s Queen Elizabeth’s reminder to the gathered heads of the 53 member states that the whole shebang was created for all intents and purposes back in…

Private sector bodies object to Government’s new VAT policy

Source: Guyana Times …Finance Ministry denies making changes A number of private sector organizations have come out swinging against measures from the state’s tax regime — measures that have started biting into the livelihoods of exporters. However, this development comes even as Government is distancing itself from such changes. Finance Minister Winston Jordan…

No need for gold refinery – Jagdeo

Source: Guyana Times …as GGMC workers walk off job over mercury issues One week after Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had announced the impending arrival of a South African team to explore the possibility of setting up a gold refinery, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has there is no need for a refinery. Rather,…

Seized vessel linked to senior Govt, sport officials

Source: Guyana Times Suspected fuel smuggling On the heels of a dramatic Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) operation that netted a ship suspected of smuggling fuel, it has emerged that persons ranging from senior Government functionaries to sport officials may have links to the vessel. According to reports in sections of the media, the…

Guyana prisons, Police lock-ups life threatening – US report

Source: Guyana Times Guyana has recently been flagged, in a human rights report prepared by the United States Department of State, over the conditions of its prison and lock-up facilities, which have been deemed “life threatening”. This is even as local authorities continue to grapple with issues regarding Guyana’s penal system. The 2017…

Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support

Source: Guyana Times Reuters reported on Friday that Russian companies hit by US sanctions, including aluminum giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion rubles (US$1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the Government. The country’s Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, Rusal operations in Linden was quoted by Interfax news agency making the announcement, Reuters reported.…

Azad leads West-Side All Stars to crushing win

Source: Guyana Times A muscular 40-ball 119 from Azad Azeez propelled West-Side All Stars to a 59-run win over Legends XI in the Royston Ramsarran Welcome Home feature softball match at Thirst Park on Thursday night. Azeez hit 13 massive sixes and nine fours in an entertaining knock that saw the West-Side All-Stars…

New house-to-house registration could derail polls, PPP warns

Source: Stabroek News The opposition PPP yesterday said that the PNCR’s call for a house-to-house registration exercise to produce a new voters’ list “reeks of desperation” and could derail local government elections set for later this year and even the 2020 general elections. Link: New house-to-house registration could derail polls, PPP warns

Walkout shuts down GGMC’s Brickdam office

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s (GGMC) Brickdam Office was shut down yesterday morning after scores of workers walked out, in protest against the ongoing mercury burning at the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) lab. Link: Walkout shuts down GGMC’s Brickdam office

Disabled Berbice woman, 86, raped in home

Source: Stabroek News A visually-impaired and bedridden 86-year-old woman was raped in her home at Berbice early last Friday morning and her family is now calling for justice. Link: Disabled Berbice woman, 86, raped in home

Thomas calls for local ownership of corruption fight

Source: Stabroek News With the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) close to mounting its first set of cases, its Director Professor Clive Thomas yesterday made an appeal for Guyanese to take ownership of the fight against corruption, while saying that there has been an over-reliance on foreign help. Link: Thomas calls for local

SARA gears up for court action

Source: Guyana Chronicle …fine-tuning 10 cases, probing another 50 DETERMINED to stamp out corruption here, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) said it will be moving to the court later this year recover assets stolen from the state. Director of SARA Professor Clive Thomas, broke the news to reporters Friday just before the…

Gold Board lab to be moved soon

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday convened a special meeting with officials of the Guyana Gold Board and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to discuss and resolve ongoing issues of the threat of mercury emissions and the closure of the laboratory attached to the Guyana Gold Board. In…

Beepats sales rep faked $2.5M robbery

Source: Guyana Chronicle A 27-year-old sales representative attached to Beepats and Sons in Georgetown is presently in police custody assisting with investigation concerning a robbery she allegedly faked. She admitted to police Friday morning after intense grilling. Nisa Azeez admitted that she made a false report to the police. The woman who resides…

Major works for Shelter-belt plant

Source: Guyana Chronicle …as GWI, Mexican firm sign US$3.5M pact THE rehabilitation and expansion of the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) water treatment facility at Shelter-belt has been kick-started with the signing of a US$3.5M contract on Friday between GWI and a Mexican company. The contract was signed by GWI Chief Executive Officer (CEO),…

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

Source: Kaieteur News Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will begin recovery proceedings for 10 cases later this year. Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas, told local media that the agency is in the process of reviewing “well over 50 to 60” cases for the recovery of…

GGMC Board recommends closure of lab at Gold Board

Source: Kaieteur News GGMC Board Chairman, Stanley Ming The Board of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has recommended that the Gold Board lab where the burning of the amalgam is done be closed until such time that it can be relocated to an area where it will not be a hazard…

Sanctions-hit Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support – Interfax

Source: Stabroek News MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminium giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying today. Link: Sanctions-hit Rusal asks Russia for liquidity support – Interfax

Guyanese UK group makes donation to First Lady’s projects

Source: Guyana Chronicle The Guyana United Kingdom Social Development Association (GUSDA) this week  donated a sum of £2000 to First Lady Mrs Sandra Granger which will be utilised to support her programme of activities aimed at empowering women and girls in Guyana. According to the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) , the presentation ceremony…

Bedridden 86-year old woman attacked,raped in Berbice

Source: Guyana Chronicle An 86- year- old bedridden woman was brutally raped and left in an unconscious state at her Cromarty, East Berbice Corentyne home. The woman, who resides alone, recalled that in the wee hours of Saturday last, she was awoken by a male who savagely pulled the covers off of her…

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead

Source: Guyana Chronicle (BBC)-Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. His representative said in a statement: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce…

GuySuCo to spend $11b on key capital works

Source: Stabroek News The sugar union GAWU today said that following a meeting with GuySuCo and the government’s Special Purpose Unit it has a much better idea of plans for the industry and was advised that the corporation plans to spend $11b in key capital works. Link: GuySuCo to spend b on key

President at dinner hosted by Queen

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger greeting Queen Elizabeth II yesterday at a dinner hosted by the Queen for Commonwealth Heads of Government in London. Link: President at dinner hosted by Queen

Indian opposition moves to impeach chief justice

Source: Stabroek News NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – India’s opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge on Friday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges. Link: Indian opposition moves to impeach chief justice

Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

Source: iNews Guyana LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported. Queen Elizabeth on Thursday told leaders from the 53 member states that she wanted her eldest son to…

EYEWITNESS: Playing the fool…

Source: iNews Guyana …on GuySuCo “Playing the fool” in Guyanese lingo doesn’t mean you’re funny – it means you’re being deliberately stupid. “Playing the ass” expresses the sentence even pithier. Right now – with the farce playing out on the GuySuCo Board – all your Eyewitness can say is this PNC-led Government’s REALLY…

Rugby practice

Source: Stabroek News The finals of the B Division Rugby Tournament between the Guyana Police Falcons and Panthers Rugby club will be played on Sunday at the National Park Athletics Field at 16:00hrs to start the local season. Link: Rugby practice

Slain T&T guard was State witness

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Paul Rajcoomar, 41, was an exemplar security guard and in no way was his killing connected to him carrying out his duties. Link: Slain T&T guard was State witness

2 Govt Ministers facing misconduct, corruption charges

Source: Guyana Times ….ordered to appear in court within 2 weeks By Yanalla Dalrymple Two senior People’s National Congress officials and A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change Government Ministers serving on President David Granger’s Cabinet are now facing financial misconduct and corruption charges which were filed privately on Thursday, by sitting Opposition…

Move shows legal shenanigans of PPP – State Minister

Source: Guyana Times Minister of State Joseph Harmon issued scathing criticisms against the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for its move to file private criminal charges against two Government Ministers, claiming that Thursday’s move will make “a mockery” of the legal system. The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Minister of State, Joseph Harmon…

200 RUSAL jobs in jeopardy as US sanctions hit home

Source: Guyana Times Some 200 Guyanese jobs have been threatened following a decision taken by Oldendorff Carriers, a German-headquartered bauxite transshipment company, to close its operations in Guyana. This move comes in light of a recent choice taken by the United States (US) Government to impose severe sanctions against Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), which…

Govt moving to tax manufacturing exports

Source: Guyana Times – Jagdeo says move ‘misguided’, will harm economy By Samuel Sukhnandan Local Guyanese exporters are next in line to be taxed by the current Government, as serious consideration is being given to have the zero rating of exports for Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes removed. This was revealed by Opposition…

Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention

Source: Stabroek News ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. Link: Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention

GFF committee member O’Jeer suspended for `inappropriate’ behaviour’

Source: Stabroek News Keith O’Jeer, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Executive Committee Member and Berbice Football Association (GFA) President, has been suspended by the federation for “inappropriate behaviour”. Link: GFF committee member O’Jeer suspended for `inappropriate’ behaviour’

Plaisance Guardians down Half Mile Bulls 90-80

Source: Stabroek News -Kobras, Ravens also score wins Plaisance Guardians, Kobras and Ravens clinched contrasting wins in the GABF ‘Road to Mecca’ Club Championship, on Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue. Link: Plaisance Guardians down Half Mile Bulls 90-80

PPP MPs file private criminal charges against Govt. ministers

Source: Kaieteur News …but Harmon assures former high-ranking officials will be brought to justice   By Gordon French PPP Parliamentarians Anil Nandlall (L), Vickram Bharrat (C) and Juan Edghill outside the Magistrates’ Courts office after filing private criminal charges against the two govt. ministers. Parliamentarians of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday filed…

Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

Source: Kaieteur News The ‘Jubilee’ anchored in the Demerara River yesterday. Authorities have taken control of a vessel that is suspected to have been involved in fuel smuggling. The ship – with the name Jubilee emblazoned – is reportedly linked to several business persons locally. According to sources, Jubilee reportedly purchased fuel from…

Bauxite shipper, Oldendorff, pulls out as US sanctions bite Rusal

Source: Kaieteur News Oldendorff’s operations in the Berbice River. The US’s move to punish a Russian oligarch is also punishing ship owners, with Oldendorff joining those pulling back from charterer Rusal, as the global aluminium supply chain faces the biggest disruption in years. According to a Tradewind News report yesterday, Oldendorff Carriers has…

Guyana will pay at least US$208M to cap Liza phase one wells

Source: Kaieteur News Oil and Gas Consultant and Attorney-at-law, Charles Ramson By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Decommissioning of the 17 wells drilled in the Stabroek Block for Liza phase one will cost Guyana nothing less than US$208M. This is the figure quoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a 2017 report it handed to…

Commonwealth meeting

Source: Guyana Chronicle Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles takes over “one day”, as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)…

A cowardly act

Source: Guyana Chronicle …gov’t pours cold water on PPP private charges …warns that more court actions coming against former ministers THE People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in an unprecedented move filed private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two sitting Government Ministers without the benefit of an investigation. But the Government has…

Murder/suicide rocks Belmont

Source: Guyana Chronicle A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy and his seven-year-old sister stood as witnesses, when their enraged father brutally stabbed their mother to death in the street at Belmont, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara on Thursday. Dead is Darmattie Persaud, 23, also known as ‘Kalvina’, a housewife. Her alleged assailant who was under guard at…

Calls for DPP to nix PPP charges

Source: Guyana Chronicle …legal expert cites precedent, says charges bogus THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the power to discontinue the private criminal charges filed on Thursday against two sitting ministers of government, with a top legal luminary describing them as bogus that have not been supported by any investigating procedure. The…

Stunning Gayle ton ends Sunrisers’ unbeaten start

Source: Guyana Chronicle CHRIS Gayle plundered his sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) century as Kings XI Punjab ended Sunrisers Hyderabad’s unbeaten start in emphatic fashion. The Sunrisers had won all three of their matches in the 2018 IPL but Gayle ensured that run came to an abrupt halt in Mohali as his 104…

Sir Viv throws weight behind CARICOM intervention

Source: Guyana Chronicle ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. The Antiguan, who never lost a Test series as skipper, said he believed the regional nation grouping’s intentions were genuine and were aimed at…

`Screw’ Richmond Linden Schools U-18 football

Source: Guyana Chronicle Christianburg, New Silvercity clash today for bragging rights By Joe Chapman DEFENDING champions Christianburg/Wismar ‘Multi’ Secondary and New Silvercity Secondary will clash today for bragging rights and honours in the final of the 10th annual Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Linden Secondary Schools Under-18 football championship, after they registered 1-0 semi-final victories…

Seebarran looking to continue rich vein of form

Source: Guyana Chronicle DRAG-racing action is back this weekend at the South Dakota Circuit with the King of the Strip 2 and it is expected that the competition will be bigger than ever. One man has his eyes set on the 11-second class. His name is Raymond Seebarran and along with his Nissan…

Police destroy Ebini ganja farm, 25-year-old in custody

Source: iNews Guyana A 25-year-old resident from Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, is currently in police custody following a drug eradication operation at Ebini, Upper Berbice River, that was lead by a team of law enforcement officers commanded by a Superintendent of Police on Thursday.   According to the Police, one and half acres,…

Duo counting their losses as vehicle broken into on Vlissengen road

Source: iNews Guyana A 60-year-old pensioner and his 29-year-old daughter are now counting their losses after their Toyota Auris motorcar was broken into while it was parked opposite Survival Supermarket on Vlissengen road, Georgetown on Thursday afternoon. Speaking to INews, the young lady explained that her father- who was driving- parked at the…

Four orphanages get $1M for self-sustaining projects

Source: iNews Guyana Giving a voice to the voiceless, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tesouro Resources, Dean Hassan, on Thursday, presented four orphanages grants valuing a minimum of $1M for the establishment and development of sustainable initiatives. Those who received grants, were St. Ann’s, St. John Bosco, the Joshua House Children Centre and Shaheed Boys…

UG to expand programmes within Faculty of Technology

Source: iNews Guyana In keeping with the Government’s push for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) development in Guyana, the University of Guyana (UG) will see the expansion of programmes within the Faculty of Technology. In addition to the new Aviation programme, other courses are slated to soon be added to the Faculty’s…

Ministry of the Presidency condemns charges against ministers

Source: Stabroek News The Ministry of the Presidency today condemned charges filed against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton by PPP/C MPs. Link: Ministry of the Presidency condemns charges against ministers

PPP/C MPs file private criminal charges against ministers Lawrence, Norton

Source: Stabroek News PPP/C Members of Parliament Juan Edghill and Vickram Bharrat have filed private criminal charges against Minister of Public Health (MoPH) Volda Lawrence, and former Minister of that ministry, Dr George Norton, for alleged misconduct and abuse of public trust. Link: PPP/C MPs file private criminal charges against ministers Lawrence, Norton

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Source: iNews Guyana HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba marked the end of an era Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country’s new president, succeeding Raul Castro and becoming the first non-Castro to lead the island in six decades. The silver-haired Diaz-Canel — a top Communist Party figure who has served…

Crippled Guyanese man murdered in Brooklyn apartment

Source: iNews Guyana A crippled Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York…

EYEWITNESS: Embracing…

Source: iNews Guyana …corruption Discussing a rape at York University in Toronto, a Policeman blurted out: “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.” That remark launched hundreds of protests across the globe as women came out in the…

Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia – Paine

Source: Stabroek News MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – The Australian team do not need to make wholesale changes to their cricket culture as a few tweaks should once again endear them to home fans, according to test captain Tim Paine. Link: Minor tweaks to team culture needed for Australia – Paine

Guyanese demand action, not more rhetoric – independent commentators

Source: Guyana Times SARA’s anti-corruption walk …walk politically motivated, will not change status quo Guyanese are demanding more action to root out, and in other instances, significantly reduce Government and systemic corruption in order to boost public morale and confidence, while at the same time strengthening law enforcement agencies and the Judiciary to…

Guyanese stabbed to death in Brooklyn

Source: Guyana Times A Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York at…

“Massive irregularities” uncovered in GPF’s driver’s theory exam

Source: Guyana Times The Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Office of Professional Responsibility is in the process of conducting an investigation into allegations of “massive irregularities in the Guyana Police Force learner driver’s theoretical examination” which took place on Thursday April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. According…

Jailed: Farmer to serve 10 years for killing cousin

Source: Guyana Times An Annai farmer and former clerk, Phillip Sutherland, late last month withdrew his guilty plea for unlawfully killing his cousin Martin Roberts during a drunken row at Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) in 2014. He once again pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. Following his plea changes,…

GDF ranks interviewed by Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Times Over 10 years ago, a high-profile Joint Services team was deployed to the Lindo Creek area to hunt the members of the Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins gang and on Wednesday five of its members were privately interviewed by retired Justice Commissioner, Lindo Creek CoI, retired Justice Donald Trotman Donald Trotman…

Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

Source: Stabroek News To guard its independence and neutrality from political interference the National Toshaos Council (NTC) has developed a political neutrality statement that was adopted by the executive during its just-concluded executive meeting, says its Vice-Chairman Lenox Shuman. Link: Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

Police probing learner driver exam for ‘massive irregularities’

Source: Stabroek News The Police Office of Professional Responsibi-lity (OPR) has launched an investigation into a report of “seemingly massive irregularities” in the Guyana Police Force’s learner driver’s theoretical examination last Thursday at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. Link: Police probing learner driver exam for ‘massive irregularities’

Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

Source: Stabroek News A US-based Guyanese, who became paralysed after being shot on the West Coast of Demerara in 2016, was stabbed to death on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York. Link: Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

Int’l Banks show little interest in doing business in Guyana

Source: Kaieteur News Finance Minister, Winston Jordan …despite strengthened AML framework –Finance Minister By Kiana Wilburg It has been several months since the authorities here got kudos for strengthening Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CML/CFT)Framework. In spite of this, it appears that Guyana is still experiencing difficulties when it…

Govt. continues to overpay contractors

Source: Kaieteur News The construction of duplex living quarters at Mongrippa Hill, Bartica which was cited by auditors. State auditors have raised concerns about the instances where Government has overpaid on several construction projects. This has been picked up by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) who highlighted the growing trend where auditors found…

Bisram continues extradition battle

Source: Kaieteur News In jail: Marcus Bisram Lawyers for embattled New York-based Guyanese businessman, Marcus Bisram, have filed a reply to objection of the US government, insisting that the evidence of the eyewitness could not be relied on as it was taken under duress. Bisram, a millionaire philanthropist, is being held for the…

President reaffirms commitment to malaria fight

Source: Guyana Chronicle PRESIDENT David Granger on Wednesday proposed a four-pronged international approach to tackling malaria when he addressed a conference on malaria in London. Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death for communicable diseases in Guyana. Therefore, the President said the country is committed to halving the number of malaria…

Army officers testify …before Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Chronicle SENIOR military officers who were on the ground pursuing one of the country’s most notorious gangs between Kwakwani and Christmas Falls in the Upper Berbice River back in 2008 were interviewed as the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre continued on Wednesday. Among the soldiers who were…

‘Pay attention to your health’

Source: Guyana Chronicle …PM Nagamootoo tells Health Expo launch Health Expo 2018 was on Wednesday launched amid calls for citizens to lead healthier lives. THEMED “Reaching for a better life with good health,” the Expo which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2018, at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, and is geared…

Power company, UG sign partnership pact

Source: Guyana Chronicle …pledges $1.5M annually to assist engineering students THE University of Guyana (UG) and the Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI) have formalised years of partnership with the signing of an Academic Collaboration Agreement. As part of the agreement, the power company among other things has committed to donate $1.5M annually…

Pastors uncover ‘devilish’ irregularities in driver’s exam

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN investigation has been launched into what appears to be “massive irregularities” in the Guyana Police Force’s learner driver’s theoretical examination which took place last Thursday at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown. According to a statement issued by the Guyana Police Force, the Office of Professional Responsibility has commenced…

Guyana Carnival unveils ‘Carnival Rugby’

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Regional teams set to invade Guyana on May 20 SOME of the Caribbean’s top ‘ruggers’ will invade Guyana on May 20, as Hits and Jams Entertainment team up with Pepsi Hornets Rugby Club to host the inaugural ‘Guyana Carnival 7s Rugby’ at the National Park. The one-day tournament was…

GAPLF Bench Press Challenge set for 704

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Part of a fundraising drive THE Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF) Bench Press challenge was launched on Monday in collaboration with the 704 Sports Bar at the company’s location at Albert and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. The staging of the GAPLF’s Club 704 and Banks DIH’s Guinness fundraising Bench Press…

MMP Foundation launches charitable floodlight cricket tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Six of Berbice top First Division teams to compete By Colin Bynoe far has stretched from School Feeding programmes to willingly lending assistance to students who are unable to attend school, by contributing students’ school supplies. Debates and Spelling Bee competitions among schools are also arranged, to name a…

Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares, easier travel

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travellers to move between 32 countries. Link: Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares, easier travel

Driver in Corentyne fatal accident remanded

Source: iNews Guyana The man who was driving the car which slammed into a parked lorry on Monday morning at Number 58 Village Corentyne, killing one of the three passengers was remanded this morning (Wednesday) on a dangerous driving charge. Navindra Premnauth, 25, of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, is accused of driving motorcar bearing…

Man gets 10 years for killing cousin during drunken brawl

Source: iNews Guyana Phillip Sutherland who last month withdrew his guilty plea for unlawfully killing his cousin Martin Roberts during a drunken row at Rupununi in 2014, once again pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter on Wednesday. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison by High Court judge Justice Sandhill…

Lindo Creek CoI privately interviews GDF soldiers

Source: iNews Guyana Four members of the a high profile Joint Services team that was deployed, 10 years ago, to the Lindo Creek area to hunt the members of the Fine Man gang were today privately interviewed by retired Justice Donald Trotman, the sole Commissioner in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the…

IPL: Kuldeep, Chawla, Rana lift KKR to top of table

Source: iNews Guyana By Nikhil Kalro Kolkata Knight Riders 163 for 3 (Uthappa 48, Karthik 42*) beat Rajasthan Royals 160 for 8 (Short 44, Rahane 36) by seven wickets (ESPNcricinfo) Kolkata Knight Riders have banked on a traditional modus operandi, but have also adopted a new approach this season. Spin, their longtime asset,…

Trump says porn star Daniels is conning the media

Source: iNews Guyana WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at porn star Stormy Daniels in his first substantive comments over the scandal surrounding the woman who says she slept with him and was paid to keep quiet. A day after Daniels released an artist’s sketch of a…

28 years jail for man found guilty of raping 6-y-o

Source: iNews Guyana A 24-year-old man was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury on two counts of raping a six-year-old girl, whom he attempted to silence with death threats. Colvin Norton was jailed for a total of 28 years by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences Court for illegals acts…

EYEWITNESS: Tossed aside…

Source: iNews Guyana …WI in Britain There’s talk about Britain apologising for its treatment of Black West Indians who’d arrived in the wave that brought over 500,000 of them after the Windrush in 1948. But Britain had joined the anti-immigrant wave since 1968 when Conservative MP (and Minister) Enock Powell gave his infamous…

Jamaica PM accepts UK PM’s apology over Caribbean migrants

Source: Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) A sense of “relief” descended on the Caribbean community in Britain yesterday when British Prime Minister Theresa May apologised to Caribbean leaders over the treatment of members of the so-called “Windrush Generation,” who have been threatened with deportation after decades of living in the United Kingdom in what…

Rosignol man wanted by CANU

Source: Stabroek News The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit has issued a wanted bulletin for Antoney Carmichael whose last known address is 2 Bennett Dam, Rosignol. Link: Rosignol man wanted by CANU

Bank of Guyana gold reserves plummet

Source: Guyana Times 2018 Assets and Liabilities statement …go from $25B in 2014 to $1.9B in 2018 By Jarryl Bryan The Bank of Guyana’s latest Statement of Assets and Liabilities are out and it shows the bank’s total assets are on a slide, with several indices ranging from the bank’s gold holdings to…

DPP asked to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Source: Guyana Times A request has been made to have Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack review the charges filed against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former Head of the Privatisation Unit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington. The request was made through defence Attorney…

Man found guilty of raping 6-year-old

Source: Guyana Times …jailed for 28 years Colvin Norton was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury on two counts of raping a six-year-old girl, whom he attempted to silence with death threats. The 24-year-old man was jailed for a total of 28 years by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences…

Another motorcyclist dies in accident

Source: Guyana Times A Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) motorcyclist died on Tuesday after he was struck by a car at Mackenzie, Linden. Three persons, including an 11-month-old child, were injured in the accident. Dead: Florenda Benjamin Dead is Florenda Benjamin of Block 22, Wismar, Linden. Injured are Leinani Ally, 31, of Lot…

‘Clean your own house’

Source: Stabroek News The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has declined an invitation from the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) to participate in its anti-corruption walk, citing a series of transgressions by the government and calling on it to `clean its own house’. Link: ‘Clean your own house’

Attorney asks DPP to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Source: Stabroek News Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has been asked to review and possibly discontinue the charges laid against former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington. Link: Attorney asks DPP to review charges against Singh, Brassington

Umroa spins Berbice past Demerara

Source: Stabroek News A superb spell of left-arm spin bowling from Kelvin Umroa spearheaded an eight-wicket win for Berbice over defending champions, Demerara in second round action of the Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day competition at Lusignan, yesterday. Link: Umroa spins Berbice past Demerara

Man gets 28 years for raping girl, 6, left in his care

Source: Kaieteur News Twenty four year-old Colvin Norton was yesterday sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment of 28 years after a jury found him guilty of raping a six-year-old girl on two separate occasions in 2013. Convicted rapist: Colvin Norton It was revealed by trial judge Jo Ann Barlow, that Norton—who was…

Brazilian chopped to death at Cuyuni in row over woman

Source: Kaieteur News – suspect held A quarrel between two men over a woman ended with a Brazilian being chopped to death and a Guyanese being detained. The victim, 46-year-old Adrian Sousa Santos, succumbed after being chopped on the right arm. His alleged attacker, a 33-year-old Guyanese, has reportedly admitted to the killing.…

Guyana updates UK, Commonwealth on border case

Source: Guyana Chronicle SECRETARY-GENERAL of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were on Tuesday updated on the status of the Guyana/Venezuela border case which is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Head of State, David Granger, during bilateral discussions. The President along with…

PPP opened over 300 bank accounts

Source: Guyana Chronicle …gov’t says in response to signing bonus court challenge …contends Consolidated Fund includes public monies held at any other banks as directed by Minister of Finance THE Government said the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has miscomprehended the meaning of Consolidated Fund in the context of the fiscal management and accountability…

Total of 28 years jail for young rapist

Source: Guyana Chronicle …two sentences to be served concurrently COLVIN Norton was on Tuesday afternoon found guilty of two counts of rape of a child under age 16 years old and was sentenced to 52 years imprisonment before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow in the Sexual Offences Court of the Georgetown High Court. In handing…

Six gunmen charged with series of offences

Source: Guyana Chronicle One confesses – jailed for 8 years and fined $800,000 UNDER heavy police security, the six alleged gunmen who were nabbed last week at a police roadblock at the Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) in a stolen motor car with arms and ammunition were on Tuesday charged with…

Energy stakeholders to begin drafting TAPSEC operational plan

Source: Guyana Chronicle WORK on drafting an operational plan for the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) gets underway later this month. National governments, key regional institutions and development agencies will meet for the first planning workshop of the TAPSEC from 24-26 April, in The Dominican Republic. The workshop…

St Lucia Government ponders reward for history-making Spencer

Source: Guyana Chronicle CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC – Sports Minister Fortuna Belrose says government is mulling over an appropriate reward for jumper Levern Spencer, who won the country’s first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last weekend. Belrose said Spencer’s achievement had been a significant one for the country, communicating to…

GCB/Hand-in-Hand Inter-county U-19 tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle Demerara crumble for paltry 50 to hand Berbice stunning victory KELVIN Umroa was the architect of Berbice crushing 8-wicket victory on the third and final day of their second round encounter against defending champions Demerara. When round two of the 2018 GCB/Hand-in-Hand Insurance Under-19 Inter-county tournament concluded yesterday at the…

Rohit, Lewis get Mumbai Indians off the mark

Source: Guyana Chronicle VIRAT Kohli’s efforts were in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a 46-run defeat to Mumbai Indians, who claimed their first win of the Indian Premier League season. The defending champions had lost all three of their matches in 2018 – all from either the final or penultimate delivery –…

Mohamed’s Enterprise, Japarts join in for KoTS 2

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Trinidad cars arrive LOCAL companies, Mohamed’s Enterprise and Japarts, have chipped in with support for the King of the Strip (KoTS) 2, set for Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit. The premier drag race event, organised by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC), will now see support…

Ganesh Parts on board with Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival

Source: Guyana Chronicle GANESH Parts and General Store became the latest sponsor of the Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day yesterday, when the company handed over a sponsorship cheque to the organisation, ahead of the event scheduled for Sunday at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Sales Manager Suresh…

Suspect in White Castle Fish Shop fire out on bail

Source: Stabroek News   The suspect in the White Castle fish shop fire on Saturday has been released on bail and proprietor, Jermaine Langevine will temporarily operate on the parapet outside the premises as he awaits the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC) approval for use of the Hadfield Street Avenue. Link: Suspect in

Footballer charged with attempted murder of rival

Source: iNews Guyana A footballer who allegedly used a broken bottle to stab a member of an opposing team found himself before the Chief Magistrate charged with the indictable offence. Jillian Knox, 25, of Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Keith Dalton with intent to murder him…

Region 7 roads to be tolled upon road works completion- Patterson

Source: iNews Guyana Roads in the Cuyuni Mazaruni Region will soon be tolled following the completion of various road projects. This is according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson who, in a Department of Public Information (DPI) release said the strategy will aid in the maintenance and sustainability of the infrastructure. “Soon…

Alberttown hairdresser robbed by armed motorcycle bandits

Source: iNews Guyana Police are said to be hunting two men who allegedly committed a robbery under arms against on a 35-year-old old hairdresser on Monday afternoon while she was walking along Cummings Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. The victim has been identified as Wendy Griffith of Cummings Street, Alberttown. According to police reports, at…

Exuberant Imran Tahir joins Warriors for CPL 2018

Source: iNews Guyana Imran Tahir is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and was hugely successful for the Multan Sultans at the Pakistan Super League (PSL).  Soon he will be appearing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Tahir said he…

Venezuelan refugees in Lethem need help, living in squalor

Source: iNews Guyana During a visit to Lethem over the weekend, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and former Government Minister Irfaan Ali, came into contact with Venezuelans who were seeking refuge in Guyana. In a social media post, Ali said several children were among approximately 25 persons “living without any shelter in an…

EYEWITNESS: Hot potato…

Source: iNews Guyana …or sacrificial lamb? A GAWU official claimed the Government was playing musical chairs with GuySuCo. The problem with that metaphor is: its elimination of a player at any given circle is by chance. With GuySuCo, there’s nothing random about its elimination of estates; this Government knows exactly what it wants…

Region 9 REO expelled from Public Accounts Committee meeting

Source: Guyana Times …unprepared to answer questions about region The inability of Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) officials to answer Public Accounts Committee (PAC) questions regarding issues raised in the Auditor General’s Report has seen them ultimately being asked to leave the chambers. At the sitting, chaired by Member of Parliament Pauline Sukhai…

Georgetown floods: Clogged drains, garbage, overgrown vegetation blamed

Source: Guyana Times After a night of heavy rainfall and accompanying thunder, Georgetown was a sight of garbage floating in clogged drains, ubiquitous overgrown vegetation, and flooded streets inconveniencing residents, schoolchildren, workers, and everyone else who frequents the city. The situation in Queenstown This publication toured the city on Monday, and although the…

GRA to seek Police help to hunt 41,000 errant drivers

Source: Guyana Times Expired road licences A senior official within the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has confirmed that the tax agency is soon expected to make contact with the top brass of the Guyana Police Force in an effort to find some 41,000 drivers that are holders of expired road service licences. GRA…

Mother dies, daughter injured in Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Times An accident in Corentyne, Berbice has left a mother of one dead as family members were returning from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Monday morning. Soorajine Surjraj and her daughter Nesa Sukhra Dead is Soorajine Surjraj, also called “Pammy”, of Lot 13 Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne. Injured are…

Army ranks to be ‘interviewed’ by Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Stabroek News Some of the Joint Services members being sought by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2008 Lindo Creek killings are available and will give a “preliminary interview” tomorrow, the Guyana Defence Force said yesterday. Link: Army ranks to be ‘interviewed’ by Lindo Creek CoI

Crabwood Creek accountant dies in accident

Source: Stabroek News A 52-year-old Crabwood Creek accountant yesterday morning died while returning home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after the car she was travelling in slammed into a parked truck along the Number 58 Village, Corentyne Public Road. Link: Crabwood Creek accountant dies in accident

Car on Sheriff St found with 150 lbs ganja

Source: Stabroek News Ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Sunday night conducted an operation during which they unearthed several packages of marijuana, concealed and compressed in plastic wrap in a motorcar on Sheriff Street. Link: Car on Sheriff St found with 150 lbs ganja

Convict gets 22 years for fatal Land of Canaan stabbing

Source: Stabroek News Lakeraj Fredericks, who was last year sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of his brother-in-law, was yesterday handed an additional 22-year sentence for the unlawful killing of another man. Link: Convict gets 22 years for fatal Land of Canaan stabbing

UG student, Melroy Pyle gets mechanical arms

Source: Guyana Chronicle – a first for Guyana LAST week may have been one of the best weeks Melroy Pyle has experienced since a horrific accident left him without both hands late last year. The 37-year-old father of two was the recipient of a new pair of mechanical arms, thanks to the generosity…

GDF ranks to testify at Lindo Creek CoI

Source: Guyana Chronicle THREE ranks of the Guyana Defence Force are expected to appear before the Justice Donald Trotman-led Commission which is inquiring into the 2008 Lindo Creek Massacre. The three ranks are from a list of eight Joint Services ranks the Commission is seeking. In a public notice carried in local newspapers…

$50M in infrastructural works for Region 7

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) will be injecting some $50M into Region Seven to execute a number of infrastructural projects including roads which are in dire conditions. The projects will be identified collaboratively by the Regional Administration and the Bartica Mayor and Town Council, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure…

We got this

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Mayor assures flood-hit city residents of early relief CITY Mayor Patricia Chase-Green on Monday assured flood-weary Georgetown residents that the Mayor & City Council is doing everything it possibly can to bring them relief from the accumulation of water occasioned by Sunday evening’s long and sustained rains. She told them…

Woman killed as car slams into truck

Source: Guyana Chronicle … Family was returning from airport trip A WOMAN, who was returning home after escorting her sister to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, died on the spot after the car in which she was travelling crashed into a parked truck on the Number 58 Public Road, Corentyne early Monday morning.…

Registry records say… New GuySuCo board is authentic

Source: Kaieteur News New GuySuCo Chairman, Colvin Heath-London and Finance Minister, Winston Jordan at a press conference last week. Former GuySuCo’s Chairman, Professor Clive Thomas Despite Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, saying last week that the current Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), headed by Professor Clive Thomas, is due…

Ex-REOs summoned to explain spending

Source: Kaieteur News Former Region Nine REO, Carl Parker Former REO of Region Eight, Gavin Gounga The bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament wants an accurate account for millions of taxpayers’ dollars provided to regional bodies. In its quest to do so, the committee plans to summon former Regional Executive Officers (REOs)…

Drug purchases in Region 7 placed under PAC’s microscope

Source: iNews Guyana The Region Seven administration earlier on Monday appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but could not  provide satisfactory answers pertaining to its drug purchases, even though millions were expended for same. Representing Region 7 was Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rodrick Edinboro and his Regional Health Officer (RHO) Dr Edward…

Doris likely for Aliann Pompey Invitational on June 30

Source: Guyana Chronicle COMMOMWEATH Games triple jump gold medallist, Troy Doris, is likely to feature at the third installation of the Aliann Pompey Classic, which will take place on June 30 at the Leonora Track and Field Centre. A release from the organisers stated that they are awaiting confirmation from Doris, 29, who…

Kawauchi, Linden record shock wins in Boston Marathon

Source: Guyana Chronicle BOSTON (Reuters) – Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi and America’s Desiree Linden ended long droughts for their countries with stunning victories in a wet and windy Boston Marathon yesterday. Kawauchi ran down defending champion Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya to win in two hours 15 minutes and 58 seconds. He is the first…

FIBA Regional Referee Training Camp set for Guyana April 19-23

Source: Guyana Chronicle WITH the aim of improving officiating in Guyana, the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will be hosting the world-governing body’s (FIBA) FIBA Regional Referee Training Camp, set for April 19-23. According to the GABF, the Regional training camp is designed to improve the officiating team in the FIBA National Federations,…

Corriverton Jets to observe May 1 with Day of Sports

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Corriverton Jets Volleyball Club will stage a Day-of-Sports and Family Fun Day to observe May Day at the Skeldon Community Centre ground beginning at 09:00hrs. Among the activities planned for the day are volleyball, football and cricket matches as well as novelty events for the entire family. According to…

Convict serving 65 yrs gets 22 more for another murder

Source: iNews Guyana …says “better yuh chuck in yuh gloves than beat around the bush” Almost one year after being sentenced to 65 years in prison for the brutal execution of his brother-in-law, Clifton Bonus, on June 3, 2011, Lakeraj Fredricks was on Monday given an additional 22 years to his sentence for…

Potential candidates for Top Cop being examined

Source: Stabroek News President David Granger has started a process to identify which of the eight Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) will be his nominee for the post of substantive Police Commissioner, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan confirmed today. Link: Potential candidates for Top Cop being examined

Recent blackouts due to localised faults, inclement weather – GPL

Source: iNews Guyana The Assistant Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), Natalie Yearwood-Pindar has stated that “localised faults” is the reason many areas across the country have been experiencing power outages over the past forty-eight hours. Localised faults are basically issues which affect a small group of…

15-y-o missing, family seeking public’s help in finding her

Source: iNews Guyana A 15-year-old school girl went missing during a family outing to Princess Fun City located in Providence, East Bank Demerara on Sunday afternoon and her family is pleading with the public for assistance in finding her. Missing is Milesha Gorakh of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Speaking to INews…

PSC honours Clifford Reis for 20 years of support

Source: iNews Guyana Banks DIH Limited Chairman and Managing Director Mr Clifford Barrington Reis CCH has been honored for his unwavering support to the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Corporate Group over the past 20 years. Ms Alleyne said Mr Reis has been a loyal supporter of the work of the private sector locally…

GDF ranks to testify before Lindo CoI on Wednesday

Source: Stabroek News The Guyana Defence Force today said it has received correspondence from the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry, requesting that a number of ranks be made available to appear before the Commission. Link: GDF ranks to testify before Lindo CoI on Wednesday

Britain apologises for “appalling” treatment of ‘Windrush’ Caribbean migrants

Source: Stabroek News LONDON, (Reuters) – Interior minister Amber Rudd apologised today to thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. Link: Britain apologises for “appalling” treatment of ‘Windrush’ Caribbean migrants

Breaking News: Woman killed in Corentyne accident

Source: Guyana Times A 52-year-old woman was this morning killed after the motorcar in which she was travelling collided with a parked motor lorry along the Number 58 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice. Dead is Soorojnie Surjrah of Lot 13 Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Berbice. More details in Tuesday, April 17 edition of…

Taxi driver abandons car with over 100lbs ganja

Source: Guyana Times Ranks of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit are hunting for a taxi driver, identified as Anthony Carmichael, who abandoned his motorcar on Sherriff Street, Georgetown with more than 100 pounds of compress marijuana on Monday morning. Based on reports received, the motorcar bearing registration number PKK 1609 originated from New Amsterdam…

Photos: Georgetown inundated from heavy, consistent downpour

Source: iNews Guyana The continuous downpour of rain on Sunday night into Monday morning has resulted in low-lying sections of Georgetown being inundated. Photos compliments of Paul Bonar. Link: Photos: Georgetown inundated from heavy, consistent downpour

Berbice woman killed as car slams into parked lorry

Source: iNews Guyana A 52-year-old Berbice woman is now dead after the motorcar she was travelling in, on Monday morning, collided into a parked motor lorry on the Number 58 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice. Dead is Soorajine Surjrha of Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Berbice. According to information received, the accident occurred at…

Govt admits State-owned entities struggling to stay afloat

Source: Guyana Times – Guyoil to get new CEO soon The Government has admitted that a majority of State-owned entities like the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) were struggling to stay afloat last year in terms of profitability and earnings and a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) would be appointed to head the downsized…

Speeding motorcyclist killed on Kitty Public Road

Source: Guyana Times Motorcyclist Suresh Kellowan of Enmore, East Coast Demerara lost his life while negotiating the Russian Embassy turn on the Kitty Public Road in Georgetown at about 03:00hrs on Sunday. Reports are that the 22-year-old machine operator was proceeding west while attempting to negotiate the turn when the motorcycle slide and…

Bartica-Mahdia road link nearing completion

Source: Guyana Times A team of officials from the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Finance, led by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, on Friday visited Cuyuni Mazaruni (Region Seven) to assess and inspect ongoing hinterland road projects in the area. Minister Patterson explained that the team was in the region to get a…

Gunshots force abandonment of Petra/ Corona Futsal final

Source: Stabroek News The Petra Organization/Corona Futsal Championship match between Sparta Boss and Bent Street was abandoned Saturday night owing to several gunshots being discharged inside the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. Link: Gunshots force abandonment of Petra/ Corona Futsal final

Charges against Singh, Brassington to be challenged

Source: Stabroek News Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic government officials Winston Brassington and Dr Ashni Singh will not be returning to Guyana if a High Court challenge being pursued rules that the misconduct in public office charges against them are “not proper”, their attorney Anil Nandlall says. Link: Charges against Singh, Brassington to be

Eastman triumphs in PowerAde 46-mile road race

Source: Stabroek News One day after placing third on the inner circuit of the National Park, Hamzah Eastman took his talents to West Demerara yesterday and sprinted away with the spoils of the Powerade 46-mile road race. Link: Eastman triumphs in PowerAde 46-mile road race

Demerara and Berbice evenly poised

Source: Stabroek News Defending champions Demerara and arch-rivals Berbice were  locked in a close tussle with Berbice ending day one of their Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day competition on 102-5, trailing Demerara by 46 runs at Lusignan, yesterday. Link: Demerara and Berbice evenly poised

Finance Ministry to set up special unit to track oil money

Source: Kaieteur News   …Minister Jordan says current systems not good enough By Kiana Wilburg There is going to be an unprecedented flow of moneys into the Guyanese economy when oil comes on stream. But the current accounting systems are just not enough to keep track of the profits to come. Finance Minister,…

Guyana lacks laws to govern electronic payment services

Source: Kaieteur News   – Bank of Guyana Report While there are specific legal provisions for international remittance services, there are no statutory or regulatory provisions to govern a range of other payment services and payment mechanisms in Guyana. This was outlined in a critical report that looks at the implementation of the…

Bajan on the run after killing Guyanese wife

Source: Kaieteur News   A thirty-six-year-old Guyanese cosmetologist was brutally murdered last Saturday in front of her two small children in Barbados where she plied her trade at her salon which is located at Lot 41 Mandela Mall, Swan Street. The dead woman, who hails from Barcelona Berbice, has been identified as Onica…

NDC ordered to repay rates and taxes to residents

Source: Kaieteur News   The Neighbourhood Democratic Council in Caledonia/Good Success, east bank Demerara has been ordered to repay to residents rates and taxes that were illegally increased in 2008. This recommendation was made by an investigating committee and was endorsed by Genevieve Allen, Regional Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Region…

First Lady re-commissions Benjamin’s Bakery

Source: Guyana Chronicle FIRST Lady Sandra Granger re-commissioned Benjamin’s Bakery in Buxton, East Coast Demerara on Friday. The bakery, which has become a household name along the East Coast Demerara (ECD), presented a number of students with bursaries during the reopening ceremony. The First Lady, in her address, while taking stock of emphasis…

One held for White Castle Fish Shop fire

Source: Guyana Chronicle AN investigation continues into Saturday’s suspected arson attack on the popular White Castle fish shop located on John and Hadfield Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, where the business owner faces some $18M in losses. This newspaper understands that at least one person is in police custody assisting with the investigation. According to…

Search on for top cop

Source: Guyana Chronicle — several interviewed for posts of police commissioner, deputy By Leroy Smith EIGHT assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) were last week interviewed and wrote an assessment test as President David Granger commences the search for a substantive commissioner of police, as well as four deputy commissioners. The Guyana Chronicle was…

Biker dies in accident

Source: Guyana Chronicle GOLD miner Suresh Khellowan, 22, of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, died Sunday morning when he lost control of his CBR bike and slammed into a steel barrier at the Russian Embassy turn, Kitty Public Road, Georgetown. The accident occurred around 03:00hrs. While a helmet was found at the scene,…

GuySuCo under Holder’s control, Jordan clarifies

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) does not fall under the remit of the Ministry of Finance but under that of Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has said. “At no time did you hear the President or anybody say Minister of Finance will be responsible for GuySuCo or…

Eastman takes 8th Annual Powerade 46-mile road race

Source: Guyana Chronicle – John’s defence stymied by mechanical issues By Michelangelo Jacobus HAMZAH Eastman had an impressive win in yesterday’s eighth annual Powerade 46-mile cycling road race on the roadways of West Demerara while mechanical problems stymied his fellow Team Cocos cyclist, Jamual John’s hopes of retaining his title. Leading a pack…

Winning the gold was a dream come true – Doris

Source: Guyana Chronicle AFTER being named on Guyana’s Commonwealth Games team, Triple Jump specialist, Troy Doris would spend every day dreaming about a top-of-the-podium finish in his event, and more so some redemption for missing out on an Olympic Medal after his seventh-place finish in Brazil in 2016. Guyana’s 20-man contingent at the…

2018 GCB/Hand in Hand Under-19 Inter-County tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle –Essequibo builds 149-run lead over Select Under-17 team DEFENDING champions, Demerara commenced round two of their battle in the 2018 GCB/Hand in Hand Insurance Under-19 inter-county tournament at the Lusignan Community Centre ground against Berbice on Sunday, 14th April, 2018. Demerara in their first innings racked up 148 all out…

OLD Fort keeps grip on Bounty Paper Towels League

Source: Guyana Chronicle OLD Fort tightened their grip on the Bounty Paper Towels men’s second division league on Saturday with a convincing 7-3 victory over Saints U-19s. The Sequel, meanwhile, maintained their second position in the pool standings with a similarly dominant win over Senior Saints by 7-2. Saints U-19 seemed destined to…

Govt seeking to establish gold refinery

Source: iNews Guyana Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman have revealed the Government’s plans to establish its own gold refinery in its efforts to modernize the gold industry. Speaking at a recent press conference, the Minister disclosed that a South African based company is soon to visit Guyana to commence the feasibility study on…

Teachers vital to development of athletes – Min. Norton

Source: iNews Guyana Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, this morning reminded teachers from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), of the major role they play in the development of athletes. Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton setting a brisk pace in the literacy awareness walk. “It is so important…

LM&TC clamps down on illegal dumpsites in Linden 

Source: iNews Guyana The Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) has partnered with Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated  (BMGGI) to clear several illegal dumpsites across the Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) community. The clearing of the dumpsites commenced at Wismar on Saturday and on Monday dumpsites at MacKenzie are expected to be…

CARICOM Heads hold discussions with US Vice President

Source: Stabroek News Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders met yesterday with United States Vice President, Mike Pence, on the margins of the final day of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Link: CARICOM Heads hold discussions with US Vice President

Woman stabbed to death in Barbados

Source: Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) The usual hustle and bustle of a Saturday afternoon in Bridgetown came to a standstill yesterday following the brutal murder of a 36-year-old nail technician and mother of two. Link: Woman stabbed to death in Barbados

Wales market vendors’ hardships deepen

Source: Guyana Times …say community “hopeless” By Shemuel Fanfair Fifteen months after the shutdown of the Wales Sugar Estate, former workers, many of whom reside in the community, are continuing to face the economic burden of reduced finances and scarce employment. The same can be said of the market sellers at Wales, who…

Rusal scales back on bauxite shipments out of Guyana

Source: Guyana Times US sanctions on Russian tycoon …potentially devastating blow to industry – Jagdeo As the United States (US) sanctions against Russian business tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who is the main owner of the EN+ conglomerate, which is the co-owner of Rusal begins to sink in, the local operation in Guyana has significantly…

White Castle fish shop torched

Source: Guyana Times …owner’s reputed wife in custody Hangout spot, White Castle Fish shop, was set ablaze in the wee hours of Saturday morning in what was described as an act of revenge. Reports are that after the popular liming spot closed at about 01:30h, the proprietor’s reputed wife was allegedly at the…

Pregnant woman hospitalised after hit-and-run

Source: Guyana Times Natasia Smartt of Lot 8909 Critchlow Street, Tucville, Georgetown is nursing broken left and right legs at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after she became the victim of a hit-and-run incident that occurred during the wee hours of Friday morning. According to Natalia McKenzie, sister of the 31-year-old Smartt, the…

Illegal vendors, littering blamed for Charity flooding

Source: Guyana Times Residences and businesses close to the Charity Market on the Essequibo Coast are under floodwaters again as a result of clogged drains, caused by littering. Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Councillor Ryan Vanslygtman said illegal vending is to be blamed for the situation. According to Vanslygtman,…

Soesdyke

Source: Stabroek News Deep within Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara and three villages before the conservancy dam is the tiny village of Soesdyke, flanked by Endeavour and Good Land. Link: Soesdyke

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