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Several charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

Several charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

Five men were Thursday morning charged with the murder of kidnapped businessman, Rajendra Singh. They were remanded to prison until May 21, 2014. Charged with the capital offence are Adony ...

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Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday announced that he is suffering from gastro-intestinal cancer and that it has spread to his lungs.He made the announcement at...

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Customs Officer arraigned for cocaine-in-mail

16 April, 2014

Customs Officer arraigned for cocaine-in-mail

A Customs Officer was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Clive David of 22 Princess Street, Lodge, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge for the offence he allegedly commi...

Bogus teacher bailed for threatening to kill brother

15 April, 2014

Bogus teacher bailed for threatening to kill brother

A man, who falsely claimed that he was a teacher at a city school, was Tuesday granted GUY$20,000 for allegedly threatening to kill his brother. Brian Matheson,38, of Princess Street, Wortmanville, pleaded not guilty to using threatening la...

Father of three pleads guilty to burglary; begs for light penalty

15 April, 2014

Father of three pleads guilty to burglary; begs for light pe…

A father of three, who is expecting a fourth child, has pleaded guilty to break and enter and larceny, but would be sentenced early next month after a probation report is filed. Twenty-four year old Seon Blair appealed to Chief Magistrate, ...

Supreme Court now financially insulated from the Executive

15 April, 2014

Supreme Court now financially insulated from the Executive

The Guyana government  on Tuesday agreed to "insulate” the judiciary from financial control of the executive by setting aside a lump sum money for it to spend as it sees fit in keeping with rules of accountability. Finance Minister, Dr...

Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

15 April, 2014

Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

The Commission of Inquiry into the death of world renowned historian and Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney will cost GUY$112 million, the National Assembly was told on Tuesday. Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill made the disclosu...

Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not approved

15 April, 2014

Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not …

The combined opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday voted not to approve subsidies and contributions to the National Communications Network (NCN) , Government Information Agency (GINA), Presidential Guard and other agencies that fal...

US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

15 April, 2014

US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

RAMADA Georgetown Princess will be the new name to be carried by the Princes Hotel and Casino at Providence, East Bank of Demerara. The rebranded name has already taken effect and arose following an agreement between the Providence entity a...

Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilitated

14 April, 2014

Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilita…

The estimates of expenditure for Region 10, totalling $2.25B were approved Monday evening in the National Assembly. Of this sum, $148.1M is budgeted for regional administration and finance, $280.7M for public works, $1.48B for education and...

Region Nine gets $1.461B-close to 300 metres of roads to be upgraded

14 April, 2014

Region Nine gets $1.461B-close to 300 metres of roads to be …

The National Assembly Monday evening approved a sum total of $1.461B for administrative Region Nine; Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo to realise various development schemes in the region under the programme heads; regional administration and fi...

Amerindians stage massive protest outside parliament - over cut to Amerindian Development Fund

14 April, 2014

Amerindians stage massive protest outside parliament - over …

Amerindian residents and leaders of various communities stretching from Regions Two to Eight, today staged a massive protest outside of the Parliament building, expressing their anger and disappointment over the combined opposition’s move t...

Customs Officer admits to taking bribe for cocaine-in-mail

14 April, 2014

Customs Officer admits to taking bribe for cocaine-in-mail

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer was Monday handed over to the police after admitting to collecting US$1000 to pack cocaine in mail bound for New York while being grilled by internal investigators, the tax collection agency said in ...

Trinidad police accused of corruption involving Guyanese

14 April, 2014

Trinidad police accused of corruption involving Guyanese

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).- THREE police officers last attached to the Chaguanas Robbery Squad appeared in court yesterday charged with agreeing to accept a bribe to forego the detection of a crime and prosecution of a Guyanese national.Const...

DPP likely closer to advising in Colwyn Harding report against cops

14 April, 2014

DPP likely closer to advising in Colwyn Harding report again…

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) could in the coming days advise whether policemen accused of sexually assaulting a detainee with a baton almost four months ago would be charged. Police said the file was last week Friday sent back ...

Updated: Charge against Head of Strategic Action Security dropped, House Speaker informed

14 April, 2014

Updated: Charge against Head of Strategic Action Security dr…

A charge of receiving stolen property against the Head of Strategic Action Security Limited, Richard Kanhai has been dropped, Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman announced in the House on Monday. Trotman's announcement was ma...

Guyana-bound CAL flight made emergency landing in Bermuda

12 April, 2014

Guyana-bound CAL flight made emergency landing in Bermuda

A Guyana-bound Caribbean Airlines flight was early Friday morning forced to make an emergency landing on the northern Caribbean island of Bermuda.The passengers only arrived home early Saturday morning. It was not immediately clear whether ...

Ex CANU officer on gun,ammo charge

11 April, 2014

Ex CANU officer on gun,ammo charge

A former agent of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) was Friday arraigned on charges of being in illegal possession of arms and ammunition.Now a businessman, Roberto Osborne pleaded not guilty to the charges that he was in possession of...

Defence lawyer says alleged fraud money was for a DPP official

11 April, 2014

Defence lawyer says alleged fraud money was for a DPP offici…

The Defence Lawyer for a man accused of fraud said his client was given more than GUY$1 million to bribe someone at the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.Attorney-at-Law, Paul Fung-a-Fat made the claim during the court appeara...

Woman charged with attempted murder of niece over affair with husband

11 April, 2014

Woman charged with attempted murder of niece over affair wit…

A 26-year-old Mabaruma woman was charged with attempting to murder her niece after accusing her of having an affair with her husband.The charged was read to Uenita Marcellino of Hubo Hill, Mabaruma, North West District by Chief Magistrate P...

Pre-clearance travel for US-bound passengers on new carrier

11 April, 2014

Pre-clearance travel for US-bound passengers on new carrier

Guyanese would soon be able to travel to the United States (US) almost hassle-free through the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, officials said.This new low-cost travel option is going to be made possible through Insel Air, according to the ...

Opposition votes against Amerindian Development Fund

10 April, 2014

Opposition votes against Amerindian Development Fund

The combined opposition Thursday afternoon voted against the GUY$1 billion Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) as the House continued to consider estimates of expenditure for the 2014 National Budget.Opposition parliamentarians questioned ext...

Opposition votes against $$ for Specialty Hospital, other projects

10 April, 2014

Opposition votes against $$ for Specialty Hospital, other pr…

The opposition-controlled National Assembly has voted down budgetary provisions for the construction of a state-of-the-art Specialty Hospital for the second straight year.The money for the facility to be built at Liliendaal was part of a GU...

Taxi driver found hanging at base

10 April, 2014

Taxi driver found hanging at base

A taxi driver is believed to have committed suicide at his workplace early Thursday morning.He has been so far only identified as "Junior"of Vergenoegen, He was in his 20s.A Citizen Reporter in the area said his body was found hanging from ...

Numerous witnesses lined up for PI into female taxi driver's murder

10 April, 2014

Numerous witnesses lined up for PI into female taxi driver's…

The murder Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of female taxi driver on Soesdyke-Linden Highway will commenced on May 27.Police Corporal Bharat Mangru indicated to the Court that all investigations are completed and there are 15 witness...

Guyana mourns Prof. Girvan's passing

10 April, 2014

Guyana mourns Prof. Girvan's passing

Guyana on Thursday mourned the passing of well-respected  Caribbean integrationist and United Nations Good Officer in the border controversy with Venezuela, Professor Norman Girvan. “For Guyana, we valued the wisdom which he brought to...

Region Five REO's son dies in collision

10 April, 2014

Region Five REO's son dies in collision

Donald Ambedkar- the son of the Region Five Regional Executive Officer-died Wednesdaynight in a collision on the West Bank Berbice public road. The  30-year old man was employed by Plan B Construction Company, East Bank Demerara as an ...

Professor Norman Girvan dies

09 April, 2014

Professor Norman Girvan dies

United Nations Good Officer in the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy Professor Norman Girvan has died. The renowned Jamaican economist and political thinker died in Cuba on Wednesday aged 72. CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque in a ...

House approves $6B sugar subsidy

09 April, 2014

House approves $6B sugar subsidy

The parliamentary opposition Wednesday night voted in favour of the $6B subvention for the struggling GuySuCo as consideration of the $220B budget estimates got underway. The parties had been indicating since the budget reading on March 31 ...

Bandits grab millions from businessmen

09 April, 2014

Bandits grab millions from businessmen

Unmasked bandits on a motorcycle grabbed GUY$10 million from two Corentyne businessmen before they could have deposited it at Republic Bank’s Rose Hall Town branch early Wednesday morning, police sources confirmed. One gunshot was fired at ...

UPDATED: Parties agree to budget amendments sub-committee

09 April, 2014

UPDATED: Parties agree to budget amendments sub-committee

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman has crafted a measure to clear the way for the National Assembly to consider amendments to the budget in light of the High Court’s ruling that only the executive could do so. In a written opi...

Pork knocker jailed for robbing female miner, relative

09 April, 2014

Pork knocker jailed for robbing female miner, relative

A pork-knocker, who attempted to 'mine' his way to riches by robbing a female gold miner and her relative in the city, was Wednesday jailed for six years.City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan sentenced 18-year old Harish "Terry" Gokul to three yea...

Body of kidnap victim found

09 April, 2014

Body of kidnap victim found

The body of kidnapped East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman Rajendra Singh has been found. Sources confirmed that that the body was discovered in Le Repentir Cemetery Wednesday morning and it was later confirmed by the police in a press re...

Wanted bulletin issued for cocaine-in-pastry suspect

09 April, 2014

Wanted bulletin issued for cocaine-in-pastry suspect

The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) has issued a wanted bulletin for a man in connection with Sunday's cocaine in pastry bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He has been identified as Raul Anthony Chin and anyone with i...

Gov't made the first cut to the budget - Ramjattan

08 April, 2014

Gov't made the first cut to the budget - Ramjattan

AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan says billions of revenue dollars are not represented in the $220B national budget thereby denying the House a true picture of the state of the country’s finances. Speaking on the last day of the budget debate Tu...

Woman chops niece severely during drinking spree

08 April, 2014

Woman chops niece severely during drinking spree

A 17-year old girl from Hubu Hill , Mabaruma was brutally stabbed about her body early Tuesday morning by her aunt at the North West District community. Critically injured is Lynette Morgow who was stabbed several times about her abdomen a...

Sasenarine Singh resigns from AFC

08 April, 2014

Sasenarine Singh resigns from AFC

Outspoken Alliance For Change (AFC) executive member, Sasenarine Singh has resigned from that party, citing "personal reasons" but he appeared to still endorse it. Singh told AFC General Secretary, David Patterson in the resignation letter...

Barama worker jailed for fraud

08 April, 2014

Barama worker jailed for fraud

An employee of Barama Company Limited was Tuesday jailed for two years for falsely pretending that he was authorised to collect GUY$92,000 from a cambio dealer.City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan imposed the jail term on Oswin Lewis after he ple...

More parental involvement needed to equip children for school - Manickchand

08 April, 2014

More parental involvement needed to equip children for schoo…

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand is calling for greater parental involvement to prepare children for school life. She made the call during Monday’s budget debate where she stated that a recent research involving children entering the...

Policeman charged with felonious wounding

08 April, 2014

Policeman charged with felonious wounding

A policeman was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly wounding a man when his service revolver discharged a round. Lance Corporal, Atlyn Brown, who is attached to the Brickdam Impact Base, was granted GUY$250,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty ...

T&T Health Minister: Mt. Hope nurses were attending

08 April, 2014

T&T Health Minister: Mt. Hope nurses were attending

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-Guyanese national Vidya Bachu decided to leave the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, with her ailing husband Jeetindra Sookram although he was being attended to by nurses. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan ma...

BUDGET DEBATE: Bond laments "pittance" for justice sector

07 April, 2014

BUDGET DEBATE: Bond laments "pittance" for justice…

APNU parliamentarian James Bond has lamented the $1.8B allocated for the justice sector in this year’s $220B national budget calling it “a pittance.” Speaking during the budget debate on Monday Bond said he was happy about the five percent ...

Guyana alarmed at T&T minister's health insurance call

07 April, 2014

Guyana alarmed at T&T minister's health insurance call

Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has expressed alarm at the reported call  from a Trinidadian minister about health insurance for non-nationals in the twin-island republic. Her comments came on Monday as ...

Alleged cocaine-in-pastry trafficker refused bail

07 April, 2014

Alleged cocaine-in-pastry trafficker refused bail

The Berbice man, who allegedly attempted to smuggle cocaine-in-pastries early Monday morning to New York was hours later arraigned in a City Court for drug trafficking.Thirty-seven year old Nicholas Harinandan of 603 Fort Ordinance, Canje p...

Protect Priya, says Rohee

07 April, 2014

Protect Priya, says Rohee

The government has called on Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman to “protect” Education Minister Priya Manichand from further “abuse” in the National Assembly and be given a right to address Parliament. General Secretary of t...

Wanted man shot dead in Berbice

07 April, 2014

Wanted man shot dead in Berbice

A man wanted for a series of serious offences including murder was shot dead in the Canje area Sunday night., police said.Police said Deodat "Popcorn" Seecharran was killed during an exchange of gunfire with police at Betsy Ground, Canje.He...

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