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Man jailed for carnal knowledge of eight year old girl

Man jailed for carnal knowledge of eight year old girl

A man, who had carnal knowledge of a girl when she was eight years old, was Thursday sentenced to 25 years jail at the Berbice High Court. Justice Narendra Singh...

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Govt to challenge Speaker's ruling that Finance Minister must face Privileges Committee on spending

Govt to challenge Speaker's ruling that Finance Minister must face Privileges Committee on spending

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Thursday signaled that government would move to the court to challenge House Speaker, Raphael Trotman’s decision to send Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh to the...

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Rupununi gets seed financing for agri, tourism businesses

23 July, 2014

Rupununi gets seed financing for agri, tourism businesses

Residents in Rupununi, southern Guyana can now tap into a GUY$60 million Investment Fund to fund a range of small and medium scale agriculture and tourism enterprised, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.Funding is being provi...

APNU's Sharma Solomon favours no-confidence vote; PPP wants Granger kicked out

23 July, 2014

APNU's Sharma Solomon favours no-confidence vote; PPP wants …

Amid assertions by the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) push for a no-confidence motion against the government is aimed at influencing this weekend’s congress of the People’s National Congress ...

Businessman's mother-in-law, four others convicted for GUY$7.4 M robbery

23 July, 2014

Businessman's mother-in-law, four others convicted for GUY$7…

The mother-in-law of city businessman, Malcolm Panday, and four accomplices were Tuesday convicted for multi-million dollar armed robbery committed on him three years ago. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ruled that the five were g...

Man implicated in cocaine-laced tonic deaths on narco-trafficking charge

23 July, 2014

Man implicated in cocaine-laced tonic deaths on narco-traffi…

The man allegedly linked to the death of four persons who drank cocaine-laced SSS Tonic was Wednesday arraigned on a cocaine-trafficking charge. He is 34-year old Deon “Barney” Layne of HH East La Penitence. Layne pleaded not guilty to bein...

GECOM must prove readiness for polls- Luncheon

23 July, 2014

GECOM must prove readiness for polls- Luncheon

Government on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to prove that it is ready for local government elections or early general and regional elections. Reacting to assurances by GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally that ...

Caribbean tax essay winners announced

22 July, 2014

Caribbean tax essay winners announced

The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administration (COTA) on Monday announced the winners of the essay competition that was launched earlier this year under the theme “The tax code is a road map for law abiding citizens and businesses to pay ...

Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

22 July, 2014

Comedian Habeeb Khan dies

Veteran Guyanese comedian, Habeeb Khan died early Tuesday morning at his East Bank Demerara home after a prolonged illness. He was 78. Khan’s close friend and broadcaster, Merano Isaacs, confirmed that the comedian died at his home at Frien...

Bartica residents complain about blackout; GPL says working to fix problems

22 July, 2014

Bartica residents complain about blackout; GPL says working …

Residents and businesses at Bartica have been complaining about frequent blackouts in recent days , but the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) is assuring that every effort is being made to kick-start one of the generators. “We are trying our...

UG students to pay higher tuition fees

22 July, 2014

UG students to pay higher tuition fees

Most new and continuing University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay higher tuition fees from this academic year to help the institution provide a higher quality of education at a time of rising operational costs and inflation. UG s...

PNCR to allow one member-one vote

22 July, 2014

PNCR to allow one member-one vote

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) intends to amend its constitution to abolish delegate voting and instead allow a system of one member-one vote, party General Secretary Oscar Clarke said Tuesday. He said that would be one of the...

High Court frees schoolboy of murder, State appeals

22 July, 2014

High Court frees schoolboy of murder, State appeals

The High Court on Tuesday freed a 19-year old man, who was charged with the murder of his lessons classmate, on the basis of no-case submissions but the Prosecution immediately appealed the case. Justice Diana Insanally then granted Samuel ...

Rice farmer killed during toilet quarrel with sister's partner

22 July, 2014

Rice farmer killed during toilet quarrel with sister's partn…

A rice farmer of Strath Campbell, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was stabbed to death in his yard by a man, who shared a visiting relationship with his sister,  after the two men argued about the need to urgently access the toilet. The...

Ex fireman jailed for wounding colleague

21 July, 2014

Ex fireman jailed for wounding colleague

An ex fireman was Monday convicted and jailed for feloniously wounding one of his colleagues more than one year ago. Twenty-four year old Dellon Harris of 91 Best Road, West Coast Demerara was found guilty and sentenced to 48 months by City...

Transparency Institute's status upgraded

21 July, 2014

Transparency Institute's status upgraded

The Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) says it is moving closer to becoming a national chapter of the Germany-headquartered global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI). President of TIGI, Anand Goolsarran said in a...

PNCR Linden group claims tinkering with delegates

21 July, 2014

PNCR Linden group claims tinkering with delegates

As the countdown the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) heads into its congress this weekend, a party committee from Linden believes that moves are afoot to cut back the number of eligible delegates. Spokesman for the PNCR’s Region 10...

Several New Amsterdam prison officers face demotion following unrest

21 July, 2014

Several New Amsterdam prison officers face demotion followin…

Several officers attached to the New Amsterdam Prison are to be demoted and a new system put in place to dispose of weapons found in the possession of prisoners following a prison unrest two months ago that resulted in the severe chopping o...

Wife kills husband

21 July, 2014

Wife kills husband

A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee has been stabbed to death and his pregnant wife taken into custody. Dead is 38-year old Kurtis Mc Kinnon of Plantain Walk, West Bank Demerara. Residents said the two had an argument and she slit h...

Updated: Suspect in stabbing death of gays commits suicide

20 July, 2014

Updated: Suspect in stabbing death of gays commits suicide

The two gays, who were stabbed to death early Sunday morning, were not the intended victims but were attacked by a man who was angry that his  long-time gay lover had jilted him. Fatally stabbed are Jason Samuels of Lamaha Street, Albe...

Gays stabbed to death; Juan Edghill's utterance blamed

20 July, 2014

Gays stabbed to death; Juan Edghill's utterance blamed

Two gays were stabbed to death early Sunday morning in Georgetown- incidents that have been already attributed to Finance Minister, Juan Edghill’s utterance on homosexuality. Dead are Justin John Samuels of Lamaha Street and 24-year old Car...

Police, GRA bicker over non-submission of statements in shoot-out with smuggler

19 July, 2014

Police, GRA bicker over non-submission of statements in shoo…

A suspected smuggler, who allegedly opened fire on a number of customs officers during an operation, has been arrested, police said Saturday.“Two men have been arrested, including the main suspect, and are in police custody, police spokesma...

Opposition must deal with consequences of no-confidence vote- Ramotar

18 July, 2014

Opposition must deal with consequences of no-confidence vote…

President Donald Ramotar on Friday said his administration was ready for early general elections if the opposition-controlled National Assembly approves a no-confidence motion in the government but they would have to answer the electorate o...

Promenade Gardens teen robber jailed

18 July, 2014

Promenade Gardens teen robber jailed

A teenager was Friday convicted for robbing a couple in the Promenade Gardens and he was jailed for 50 months.He is Dwayne Christopher of 12A Rosemary Lane, West End (Tiger Bay) South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.The sentence was handed down by...

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

18 July, 2014

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

The smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) has told President Donald Ramotar that it is going ahead with its vote of no confidence in the government that will inevitably see Guyana going into early general elections before year end if...

Fly Jamaica hit by resignations, flight delays

18 July, 2014

Fly Jamaica hit by resignations, flight delays

(JAMAICA OBSERVER).-A number of flight delays have rocked Fly Jamaica Airways Limited over the past month, leaving passengers angry at the inconvenience.Yesterday, news emerged that a flight to New York from Georgetown, Guyana, scheduled to...

Two seriously hurt in early morning accident

18 July, 2014

Two seriously hurt in early morning accident

Two females were seriously injured early Friday morning when the car in which they were travelling ran off the Ogle Public Road, crashed into a utility pole and flipped over. Their names were not immediately available. Public spirited citiz...

Guyanese police want to question boat captain about alleged piracy

17 July, 2014

Guyanese police want to question boat captain about alleged …

In the wake of the discovery of the body of one the fishermen after what is believed to have been piracy, Guyanese police hope their Surinamese counterparts will deport the captain for him to be grilled by crime sleuths. Head of the Crimina...

Police probing gun attack on GRA officers

17 July, 2014

Police probing gun attack on GRA officers

The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an armed attack on four officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority’s  (GRA) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LIED) at around 23:25hrs Wednesday night in the vicinity of Dundee...

Colwyn Harding bailed on alleged robbery with violence charge

17 July, 2014

Colwyn Harding bailed on alleged robbery with violence charg…

Colwyn Harding, who has sued the State for more than GUY$80 million for alleged torture and other constitutional infringements, on Thursday appeared in court on a charge of robbery with violence. He pleaded not guilty to the offence he alle...

Essequibo rice miller gets cash to pay paddy farmers

16 July, 2014

Essequibo rice miller gets cash to pay paddy farmers

Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast on Wednesday began receiving outstanding payments for paddy from Golden Fleece Rice Investment, even as government hoped that commercial banks would provide advances to the millers. Demerara Waves Online ...

Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

16 July, 2014

Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

Two persons were killed Wednesday evening when a minibus ran off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.Dead are the driver, 29-year old Roger Hutson of Retrieve Linden and 36-year old Kathleen Marks who was a mother of four children. Linden Hosp...

Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

16 July, 2014

Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

A contingent of 42 Guyanese scouts is due to participate in the 15th Caribbean Scout Jamboree to be held later this month in Curacao, according to Assistant District Commissioner Theon Hope.The nine leaders and 33 Explorer and Venture Scout...

Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

16 July, 2014

Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

A gold miner of Nappie, Lethem was Wednesday refused bail on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Godfrey Jonas, 55, told Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that he was innocent of the charge a...

Home Ministry backs down from six-month birth certificate-for-passport rule

16 July, 2014

Home Ministry backs down from six-month birth certificate-fo…

In the wake of a public outcry, the Home Affairs Ministry on Wednesday backed down from its original demand and said applicants for new passports must now furnish birth certificates that have been obtained no more than two years before.Orig...

Counterfeit flour found in Linden

16 July, 2014

Counterfeit flour found in Linden

The National Milling Company (NAMILCO) has found a shopkeeper in the mining town of Linden retailing counterfeit flour packaged in NAMILCO’s bags, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) said in a statement on Wednesday. T...

Alleged embezzler on bail

16 July, 2014

Alleged embezzler on bail

A man, who allegedly embezzled GUY$1.58 million from his employer in the interior, was Wednesday granted GUY$250,000 bail.Clive Nero,32, of Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charge when he appeared before Chief Magi...

Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

16 July, 2014

Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill on Wednesday denied that he uttered hate speech against homosexuals but insisted that he is opposed to children being adopted by same-sex couples. “It’s unnatural for two people of the same sex t...

Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competition

16 July, 2014

Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competitio…

ASTANA TIMES – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the KazakhstanUnion of Journalists, announced the winners of the first international journalism competition, “Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media,” on July 1.T...

Fire Juan Edghill over gay hate speech- SASOD

15 July, 2014

Fire Juan Edghill over gay hate speech- SASOD

A Guyanese gay rights group on Tuesday called on government to sack Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill because he allegedly uttered hate speech against the homosexual community.The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination’s (SAS...

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

14 July, 2014

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PP…

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday debunked claims by the three ruling party-nominated commissioners that the local government elections machinery was rusty and could lead to disenfranchisement. Suru...

Guyana hosts U.S. Military Cadets to foster cultural understanding

14 July, 2014

Guyana hosts U.S. Military Cadets to foster cultural underst…

For the second year in a row, Guyana will host the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, as part of the longstanding partnership between the Florida National Guard, the U.S. Army Cadet Command, the U.S. Embassy in ...

CBSI Supports Third International Port Security Training Program

14 July, 2014

CBSI Supports Third International Port Security Training Pro…

In a cooperative effort between the United States and Guyana to improve global maritime transport security, the US Embassy in Georgetown facilitated a week-long workshop on auditing management systems, the American Embassy here said in a st...

Venezuela's aggression a setback to some offshore oil exploration

14 July, 2014

Venezuela's aggression a setback to some offshore oil explor…

Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Monday said offshore exploration in areas being contested by neighbouring Venezuela is facing “some setback.”In apparent reference to the expulsion and temporary seizure of the Malay...

Bandit shot dead outside auto spare parts store

14 July, 2014

Bandit shot dead outside auto spare parts store

A bandit was shot dead and a handgun recovered during an armed robbery at an auto spares store on Sheriff and Duncan Streets, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Leslie James said. Police said in a statement that the unidentifi...

"Rising Star" Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote

13 July, 2014

"Rising Star" Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West …

Given the option to save one "Rising Star" contestant this week, the west coast voters opted to push Lisa Punch into the quarterfinals.With a new phase of the “Rising Star” competition came a new mechanism by which the west coastviewership,...

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