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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Watch for Venezuelan aggression over Essequibo following US sanctions- UWI Professor

Guyana should be alert for increased Venezuelan sabre rattling over its claim to the Essequibo Region following Monday’s declaration by the United States’ (US) of that Spanish-speaking country as a national security threat, according to a University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor in International Relations. Senior Lecturer at the UWI’s Institute of International Relations, Dr. Mark Kirton  said Venezuela ...

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Wakenaam man severely chopped

A Wakenaam man was hacked with a cutlass about his body during an altercation Saturday night on that Essequibo Island. His assailant was arrested Monday and taken off island by investigators. Police said 27-year old Lillvamnauth “Dinkey Boy” Dhairam was chopped about his body after he pursued his attacker twice who left a barbecue at Meer Zorg after the first ...

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Cocaine-in-boulanger exporter jailed, fined GUY$11 million

A woman, who routinely shipped vegetables to Canada, was Monday jailed for 56 months and fined more than GUY$11 million for trafficking cocaine in boulanger to that North American country. Bhanmattie “Lalita” Persaud of 460 Grass Field, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara was found guilty by City Magistrate Judy Latchman for the offence of trafficking in cocaine. Persaud was arrested and ...

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Fmr.Magistrate, husband on opposition coalition platform

Attorney-at-Law, Joel Persid-Edmond and his wife, former Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond, have endorsed the opposition’s unity coalition for the 2015 general and regional elections. They were introduced to the public at a community meeting held Sunday at Fourth Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara where residents were told about the importance of local government, improving education and constitutional reform. Edmond in ...

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PPPC’s Prime Ministerial candidate eyes “majority government”

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) prime ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper  Sunday joined other senior party functionaries in eyeing the prospects of regaining majority control of the National Assembly at the upcoming polls. “I believe in Guyana. I believe in service to Guyana and I wholeheartedly believe that, given the opportunity, I can work with President Ramotar in the ...

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PPP whips up old hatred for PNC

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday sought to invoke historical hatred for the People’s National Congress (PNC) administration, saying that its name-change over the years and plans to have vice presidents smack of “Burnhamism”. Addressing party faithful at Babu John, Port Mourant, fomer President Bharrat Jagdeo scoffed at plans by the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity ...

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Mocha man shot dead

At about 0100h. today Sunday March 08, 2015, Jermain Giles, 35 years, of Barnwell North, Mocha, EBD, was awakened by a noise at his door, police said. He opened a window to check and was shot to his head in the process. Two men entered the house through the open window and held up Giles’ reputed wife Joylyn Oliver. They ...

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Deadly jaguar killed at Mashabo Village

After wreaking havoc in the Essequibo village of Mashabo, Region Two,for the past two months, a jaguar was shot dead Sunday morning. Residents there said they could now breathe a sigh of relief after villager, Sydney Williams, shot the animal dead by using a gun trap.’ Since mid-January, the jaguar had been reportedly terrorizing the village, killing at least 14 ...

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