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Daily Archives: May 27, 2014

Gifted Guyanese science students for UWI programme

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced that three outstanding Guyanese students have been accepted to the Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) which is held on the campus of the UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. They are Cecil Cox who topped the Caribbean in the Sciences in 2013, Benedict Sukra, and Lawrence Faria SPISE is a 4-week residential summer ...

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Miners charged with stealing raw gold from employer

Two miners accused of stealing two ounces of raw gold were Tuesday granted total bail of GUY$600,000. ,42, of Belfield Housing Scheme and Royston Herod of 10 Two Friends Village pleaded not guilty when they appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. They are accused of stealing the precious yellow metal valued at GUY$420,000 from Ivan Wade between April 28 and ...

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Broke Hotel Tower plans to sell assets to pay workers

Hotel Tower Inc. is broke and promises to sell off some of its assets to pay workers wages and salaries owed to them for several weeks and months, the company said in a statement. “Steps are being taken to liquidate assets to cover these outstanding salaries owed to employees within a month,” the company said. Meanwhile, President of the Clerical ...

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Prisoner on domestic violence charge attempts suicide outside courtroom

Moments before a man was about to appear before a city magistrate for alleged domestic violence, he attempted to commit suicide by drinking poisonous agro-chemicals and collapsed just before entering he courtroom. Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) sources said 33-year old Shannon Hooper was still in a critical but conscious condition. Medical personnel believed that he consumed a combination of ...

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Escapee gets 12 months jail

The prisoner, who escaped from the Providence Police Station lock-up Sunday night, was Tuesday jailed for 12 months. He is 29-year old Lennox Cort of 60 Hadfield Street, Georgetown. He pleaded guilty to committing the offence of escaping from lawful custody. Cort was at the time being held in connection with his alleged assault of his girlfriend. Police said he  ...

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WPA never planned bloody overthrow of PNC govt- Kwayana

Founding member of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), Eusi Kwayna on Tuesday rejected suggestions that that party had planned to unleash bloody violence to remove the then Forbes Burnham administration from office. Testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the bomb-in-walkie-talkie death of Dr. Walter Rodney on June 13,1980, Kwayana was explaining the late politician’s utterance that “the PNC must ...

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Eddie Rodney denies being military adviser to Dr. Walter Rodney

Eddie Rodney on Tuesday denied that he was the military adviser to his brother- late Guyanese historian Dr. Walter Rodney-in the operation of explosive devices disguised as walkie-talkies. Dr.Rodney was killed in a bomb-blast death while seated in his brother’s car on June 13, 1980 a short distance from the Georgetown Prison.  Another brother, Donald, was with him at the ...

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Mahdia gets new fuel-saving generator to match demand

The tight power supply schedule to Mahdia and other surrounding communities in Region Eight is expected to improve as the new generator purchased by Government to address the problem is now installed and will become operational very soon. Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ronald Harsawack informed residents over the weekend that the new generating set that was procured at a cost GUY$85M has been installed, and will be tested over the next few days, before ...

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Man breaks out of Providence lock-up

A man, who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault, escaped from the Providence Police Station lock-up  Sunday night and he was later recaptured, police sources confirmed. Police said the prisoner escaped through a grill in the cell. He was later recaptured in the nearby Greenfield Park. He is expected to be charged with escaping from lawful custody. This ...

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