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Monthly Archives: April 2015

NAGEERGATE: Pres. Ramotar reprimands Health Minister

Under intense public pressure as the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) heads into the tightest election ever, President Donald Ramotar has strongly reprimanded the Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsaran following revelation of statements he uttered during and following a public confrontation with a protesting citizen from Georgetown in Berbice. “The statements and behaviour of the Minister do not reflect ...

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APNU+AFC promises hefty salary hike for law enforcers; gun amnesty, crackdown on corruption, drugs

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) is promising a 20 percent salary hike for all law enforcement officers in the first year, and a crack down on white collar crime, drug trafficking and illegal guns. With the starting salary of constables just around GY$60,000 (US$300), the coalition hopes that an initial 20 percent ...

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Opposition coalition says released manifesto incomplete; Jagdeo’s criticizes document

The manifesto of Guyana’s main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ A Partnership for National Unity (APNU+AFC) is available by clicking on here. The coalition’s promises include a review of salaries for top constitiutional office holders including the President, Prime Minister, judges, parliamentarians and other special offices. The manifesto also confirms a 10 percent across-the-board wage and salary increase as ...

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Fisherman shot, robbed

A fisherman was early Thursday morning shot and robbed of GUY$240,000 at Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara. Police said about 3:30 AM on April 23, 2015, Ganesh Vishwanauth of Grove, East Bank Demerara was confronted by two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm. The men demanded cash to which Vishwanauth resisted and was shot to his ...

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Businessman shot, mechanic jumps out of car

A businessman was shot outside of his residence and at Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara and dragged out of his motor car. Police said that about 8:20 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Abdul Quadir Nazir, 26 years, of was in his motor car along with mechanic Mark Crandon, 40 years, of Canal No. 1, when a motor car ...

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Policeman involved in shooting of Albouystown woman arrested

The policeman, who accidentally discharged his service revolver and injured a female in Albouystown, has been arrested, a senior police officer said Thursday. The officer of ‘A Division’ said the traumatized policeman was taken into custody on D’Urban Street and placed under close arrest along with his two other colleagues. Shaquina Massiah,19, of Albouys Street, Albouystown sustained a gunshot injury ...

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Raging fire at Eccles gas station contained

Fire fighters Wednesday night succeeed in containing a blaze to a fuel-laden ‘bush truck’ and prevented it from spreading to the Two Brothers Gas Station at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and eyewitnesses said efforts were being to ensure that the fuel supply facility was not struck by the flames. Thick smoke and flames were seen from ...

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German yachtsman missing; vessel found on Wakenaam was travelling from Africa to Caribbean

A lone German yachtsman, who was sailing from West Africa to Trinidad, might have gone missing and his vessel washed up on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said Wednesday. He is Axel Verlohr of Nuremberg, Germany. The vessel was discovered Friday, April 17, 2015 at Mofarm Foreshore, Wakenaam. Officials said a German identification card in the ...

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CANU security officers charged with allegedly stealing cocaine from seizure

Two security officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly stealing almost GUY$1 million dollars worth of cocaine from the possession of anti-drug agents. They were granted GUY$350,000 bail each and ordered to return to court on May 7 for report. The Georgetown Magistrates’ Court heard that the cocaine was allegedly seized from a house at ...

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