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Businessman on charges related to bogus GUY$4.4 million cheque

Businessman on charges related to bogus GUY$4.4 million cheque

An East Coast Demerara businessman was Monday arraigned on charges related to a forged GUY$4.4 million dollar cheque that he allegedly used to buy a quantity of stationery. Police said...

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GDF officer charged with causing death by dangerous driving

GDF officer charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant (GDF) was arraigned on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted bail. Lt. Anthony Eastman of Well Road, North Ruimveldt...

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Passports can now be uplifted from selected police stations

27 September, 2014

Passports can now be uplifted from selected police stations

Passport applicants will from next month no longer have to return to Headquarters of the Immigration Department to uplift their travel documents, the Guyana Police Force announced on Saturday.The Guyana Police Force wishes to advise the gen...

One UG Students party protests use of Automatic Voter Machines without voter education

27 September, 2014

One UG Students party protests use of Automatic Voter Machin…

One of the groups contesting the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) elections scheduled to be held less than one week from now on Saturday rejected the use of Automatic Voter Machines (AVMs) because of an absence of voter educati...

Guyana wants China to send more obstetricians to help reduce maternal mortality

27 September, 2014

Guyana wants China to send more obstetricians to help reduce…

Guyana wants China to increase the number of obstetricians in its medical team to help cap the number of maternal deaths and hopefully propel Guyana to achieve that Millenium Development Goal, Health Minister Dr, Bheri Ramsaran said Saturda...

Guyana to crackdown on illegal meat imports

27 September, 2014

Guyana to crackdown on illegal meat imports

Guyana plans to crackdown on the illegal importation of pork and other meat and meat products, saying that such imports threaten the country’s food security and risk spreading livestock diseases here. “Illegal entry of any animal product, f...

Wortmanville man held with gun during attempted robbery

27 September, 2014

Wortmanville man held with gun during attempted robbery

A suspected bandit from Wortmanville, Georgetown was overpowered by his intended robbery victim and a 9 MM handgun taken away from him. Police said that about 7:05 Friday night, Calvin Dover,25, of 14 Bent Street, Wortmanville was arrested...

Decomposed body of Essequibo Coast woman found in Puruni River

27 September, 2014

Decomposed body of Essequibo Coast woman found in Puruni Riv…

The decomposed body of a woman from Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast was Friday morning found floating in the Puruni River. "Investigations so far have revealed that the deceased was last seen Tuesday September 23, 2014, at about 2...

Gunmen grab GUY$1.1 million

27 September, 2014

Gunmen grab GUY$1.1 million

A man from Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo was ambushed, shot and robbed of more than GUY$1.6 million on the Eccles Old Road, East Bank Demerara on Friday afternoon. Police said that about 2:30 PM, Persaud,34, of 139 Tuschen,East Bank De...

GECOM to observe Automatic Voting Machine system at UGSS elections

27 September, 2014

GECOM to observe Automatic Voting Machine system at UGSS ele…

Automatic Voter Machines (AVMs) are to be used here for the first time at the University of Guyana’s Students’ Society (UGSS) elections as a pilot project to ascertain whether they could be used in a general or local government election.“Of...

AFC, Attorney General in war of words over sexual assault plot against Trotman

26 September, 2014

AFC, Attorney General in war of words over sexual assault pl…

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday accused Attorney General Anil Nandlall of helping to hatch a plot of alleged sexual abuse of a minor against House Speaker Raphael Trotman, but Nandlall has rebuffed those charges. “The AFC has receiv...

Brazilian woman dies in fiery boat collision

26 September, 2014

Brazilian woman dies in fiery boat collision

A Brazilian woman was killed in a boat collision and fire on the Mazaruni area Friday afternoon, according to well-placed sources. Police later issued a statement, saying that investigations have so far revealed that the boats, captained b...

Gunmen beat, rob Mahaicony pawnbroker of millions

26 September, 2014

Gunmen beat, rob Mahaicony pawnbroker of millions

Gunmen Friday afternoon beat and robbed a gold smith and pawnbroker at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara of millions of dollars in cash and jewellery before firing several shots in the air during their escape, police sources said,Sixty-three y...

House Speaker unlikely to resign unless charged with sex offence

26 September, 2014

House Speaker unlikely to resign unless charged with sex off…

Embattled House Speaker, Raphael Trotman signalled strongly on Friday that he would not resign from that Constitutional Office unless he is charged, even as he maintained his innocence of any sexual offence.Asked specifically whether he wou...

DPP denies meeting Trotman's accuser; govt minister's sister calls on Trotman to defend himself

24 September, 2014

DPP denies meeting Trotman's accuser; govt minister's sister…

The credibility of the man, who has accused House Speaker Raphael Trotman of sexually assaulting him when he was teenager, has been already called into question, even as the sister of a government minister called on her fellow lawyer to def...

TravelSpan scraps deal with Vision Airlines; offers refunds to passengers

24 September, 2014

TravelSpan scraps deal with Vision Airlines; offers refunds …

TravelSpan, a travel agency, on Wednesday announced that it was preparing to refund passengers or place them on another carrier, after an arrangement with the airline that provided the planes collapsed. The travel agency said it was no long...

Berbice sugar belt strike called off after worker is reinstated pending probe

24 September, 2014

Berbice sugar belt strike called off after worker is reinsta…

Field and factory workers in the Berbice sugar-belt on Wednesday agreed to return to work on Thursday, after the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) agreed to reinstate a man who was fired for allegedly slapping the Skeldon Estat...

GDF plane crash-lands in New River Triangle

24 September, 2014

GDF plane crash-lands in New River Triangle

A Guyana Defence Force plane crashed on Wednesday at Camp Jaguar in the New River are, but no one was injured, the army said in a statement.“None of the persons on board was injured,” the GDF said. Well-placed sources said the plane was bad...

European-funded project helping to boost quality of Caricom's statistics

24 September, 2014

European-funded project helping to boost quality of Caricom'…

Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), acccording to the Guyana-based regional headquarters. The latest step in this rega...

Fmr. Political Assistant to Forbes Burnham dies

24 September, 2014

Fmr. Political Assistant to Forbes Burnham dies

Elvin Mc David, a former Political Assistant to then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, has died, according to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).He passed away in Jamaica where he had been residing with his son while receiving medica...

Guns, ammo seized in Potaro River area

23 September, 2014

Guns, ammo seized in Potaro River area

Police patrolling the Wowasie Creek area, Potaro River seized two guns and ammunition in little more than two hours on Monday.The first seizure of one .30 revolver and 13 matching rounds were found about 3 PM in possession of a man. Police ...

Sugar workers strike spreads to Albion

23 September, 2014

Sugar workers strike spreads to Albion

A strike in the East Berbice sugar belt on Tuesday spread from Skeldon to Albion to protest the immediate dismissal of a worker who slapped the Skeldon Estate Manager,  according to a senior official of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Gu...

Guysuco workers returning to job after protesting colleague's immediate dismissal

22 September, 2014

Guysuco workers returning to job after protesting colleague'…

Workers at Skeldon Sugar Estate were Monday trickling back to work at the end of a three-day strike and burning of sugar cane  that were sparked off by the immediate dismissal of a worker who allegedly assaulted the Estate Manager. The...

Britain to help train staff at newly-formed Special Organised Crime Unit

22 September, 2014

Britain to help train staff at newly-formed Special Organise…

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Guyana and the United Kingdom has paved the way for training and mentoring for the staff of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) created by the government to investigate mone...

Speaker gets injunction against accuser of sexual molestation

22 September, 2014

Speaker gets injunction against accuser of sexual molestatio…

The High Court on Monday ordered a 22-year old man to cease publishing allegations against House Speaker, Raphael Trotman and further ordered him to remove all such allegations from his Facebook Page, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said in a...

Skeldon Sugar estate worsens electricity supply, forces widespread blackout

22 September, 2014

Skeldon Sugar estate worsens electricity supply, forces wide…

The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) on Monday said strike action by workers at Skeldon Sugar Estate, which supplies bagasse-produced electricity to the national grid, coupled with a number of other technical problems has forced the power c...

University of Missouri- St. Louis Biology PhD student awarded grant for field research in Guyana

22 September, 2014

University of Missouri- St. Louis Biology PhD student awarde…

(UMSL DAILY http://blogs.umsl.edu/)  Gyanpriya Maharaj had already collaborated with Godfrey R. Bourne on several ecological projects before enrolling at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.Maharaj studied butterflies with Bourne...

Man charged with beating his mother for money

22 September, 2014

Man charged with beating his mother for money

A man was Monday arraigned for allegedly wounding his mother after she refused to give him money. Yogesh Manilall pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding his mother, Surujdai Manilall, on September 18 on Robb Street, Georg...

Mahaica man beaten to death at Issano

22 September, 2014

Mahaica man beaten to death at Issano

One of three gold miners, who were tied and beaten by robbers at Issano, died early Monday morning at a city hospital. He has been identified as Joseph Nurse of Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. Investigators learnt that Nurse and two...

"Jason" burnt to death in house

22 September, 2014

"Jason" burnt to death in house

Police on Monday said hey were probing why a man entered a house at Pafaite Harmonie and set it ablaze, killing a man named Jason. Crime sleuths hoped that a man they arrested could assist them in solving the crime. Investigators said his...

Police still questioning House Speaker's accuser in sexual molestation matter

22 September, 2014

Police still questioning House Speaker's accuser in sexual m…

Police were still questioning a 22-year old man who accused House Speaker, Raphael Trotman of sexually molesting him when he was 13 years old and showering him with goodies to hush up. Chief of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior...

Bogus cops invade home, tie and rob occupants

22 September, 2014

Bogus cops invade home, tie and rob occupants

Three men posing as policemen Sunday night tied up a family and visiting relatives at their Providence, East Bank Demerara home. The incident occurred about 7 PM at the Leungs home at Buddy’s Housing Scheme, Green Acres. Melanie Leung, whos...

Popeyes robbed second time this month

21 September, 2014

Popeyes robbed second time this month

Popeyes branch on Vlissengen Road was Sunday night robbed for the second time in one  month. The staff members were ordered to lie on the ground. At least one bullet was fired and narrowly missed one of the customer service attendants....

Recently-acquired Trislander plane damaged at Kaieteur

21 September, 2014

Recently-acquired Trislander plane damaged at Kaieteur

The recently acquired Britten Norman Trislander  was damaged Sunday as a result of a hard-landing at Kaieteur, according to well-placed sources. The 16 tourists, who were aboard the aircraft, were not injured. They were flown to the ci...

APNU protests outside State House

21 September, 2014

APNU protests outside State House

At least 50 members and supporters of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Sunday staged a candlelight vigil outside State House, the official residence of President Donald Ramotar, to press demands for local government elections. After ...

Dental Technician stabs wife to death

21 September, 2014

Dental Technician stabs wife to death

A Dental Technician on Sunday stabbed his common-law wife to death at Hague, West Coast Demerara before attempting to commit suicide and escaping several miles away to the East Bank Demerara. She has been identified as 24-year old Rajkumari...

House Speaker denies sexual molestation; calls for "thorough and professional" probe ; AFC links accusation to no-confidence motion

21 September, 2014

House Speaker denies sexual molestation; calls for "tho…

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman on Sunday denied sexually molesting a man who has levelled such accusations on Facebook."As a true patriot of Guyana, I will not allow the office of Speaker of the National Assembly to be co...

Shady character gunned down in Albouystown

20 September, 2014

Shady character gunned down in Albouystown

A shady character, who was recently released from prison, was Saturday night gunned down in Albouystown, Georgetown. He has been identified as 28-year old Adrian Bishop of 188 Campbelville Housing Scheme and 66 Garnett Street, Newtown-Kitty...

President remains open to talks with Opposition, amid protest calls for local polls

20 September, 2014

President remains open to talks with Opposition, amid protes…

In the wake of Opposition Leader David Granger’s announcement that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would resort to public protests to pressure the government into holding long-overdue Local Government Elections, President Donald Ram...

Linden couple robbed; man locked in car trunk while woman is raped

20 September, 2014

Linden couple robbed; man locked in car trunk while woman is…

A couple was robbed and the man locked in a car trunk while the woman was raped in the vehicle, according to police.Police said that after the incident, the three perpetrators escaped in bushes aback Amelia’s Ward, Linden.Police said that t...

Police aiming for better youths in Agricola

20 September, 2014

Police aiming for better youths in Agricola

After the capture of criminals in Agricola in recent years, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday embarked on a strategy to mould very young children in that East Bank Demerara community to become future leaders. The strategy included Saturda...

Pavnik Press loses millions in fire at Guyana Chronicle's bond

20 September, 2014

Pavnik Press loses millions in fire at Guyana Chronicle's bo…

Millions of Guyana dollars worth of paper, ink and printery equipment belonging to Pavnik Press were destroyed and others water-damaged as a result of a fire at a bond owned by the Guyana Chronicle on Lama Avenue, Georgetown. “Terribly, we ...

5 Guyanese on abandoned oil tanker for 19 months

20 September, 2014

5 Guyanese on abandoned oil tanker for 19 months

By AZARD ALI of Trinidad Newsday FIVE Guyanese who have been living for the past 19 months on a Nigerian oil and gas vessel docked in Trinidad waters, have vowed not to leave the ship unless they are paid US$215,000 in wages.The M T Tumini...

Guyanese complete US-sponsored port security training

19 September, 2014

Guyanese complete US-sponsored port security training

Forty-three persons working in port security this week completed a United States Embassy-sponsored training program for Guyanese port security workers and sea cadets on the intricacies of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Co...

BK International challenges Works Ministry to support charge of unauthorised work

19 September, 2014

BK International challenges Works Ministry to support charge…

BK International on Friday challenged the Ministry of Public Works to support its charge that the GT&T cable damaged recently was in an area not assigned to BK by the Consultants. The Ministry of Public Works made this claim in a state...

Books bound for Guyana

19 September, 2014

Books bound for Guyana

YOURDAILYJOURNAL.COM.-ROCKINGHAM — Earl Rose never intended to become a missionary. The idea of providing medical care to the ill in foreign and developing countries or getting his hands muddy building schools and huts just never appealed t...

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