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Daily Archives: April 25, 2016

TRINIDAD: Support builds for pardon proposal

Reproduced from Trinidad Guardian by Rosemarie Sant of the GML ENTERPRISE DESK Trinidad and Tobago’s Law Association has signalled its support of a petition from the Catholic Church to pardon hundreds of remand prisoners who have been in jail without trial for periods exceeding the maximum sentence they would get if found guilty. Law Association president Reginald Armour SC told the GML ...

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Guyana’s aviation safety record among the best globally

Veteran pilot, Captain Gerry Gouveia hailed Guyana’s record of aviation safety despite the “very, very rough and hostile” terrain and number of daily flights in and out of the country. “This is aviation is one of the safest in the world and I would say one of the safest aviation industries in the Caribbean based on where we operate,” he ...

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Global fund wants gov’t to repay for misappropriated mosquito nets

Global Fund is requesting that the Government of Guyana repay them millions of dollars that were allegedly misappropriated by staffers of the Ministry of Public Health under a malaria mosquito net program. In a report published on the Website the Organisation claims that employees from the Guyana Ministry of Health had inflated the number of bed nets reported as having ...

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Driver of blood-stained taxi also charged with Hackette’s murder

A second man was arraigned Monday for the murder of Simone Hackette whose body was found in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara days after she had told family members that she was going to collect a parcel that had been sent by her child’s father from Mahdia. Taxi driver Ranachal Singh of Good Faith, Mahaicony, East Coast ...

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Drug lord appears before Commission of Inquiry into CANU’s operations

Self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram on Monday appeared before a one-man presidential inquiry into allegations that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has been colluding with drug traffickers. Dataram entered the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service Office at approximately 9:53 AM. Unaccompanied by a lawyer or anyone else, Dataram told the guard that he was “here to ...

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Army lends support to D’Urban Park Project

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says it is moving apace to complete the D’Urban Park Development Project in time for the 50th anniversary celebrations, and Guyana Defence Force (GDF) personnel are now on site to help turn the project into a reality. Fifteen soldiers on Monday, April 25, 2016 turned out at D’Urban Park and will be lending support to MPI’s Special ...

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Shopkeeper uses bandit’s gun to kill him

A businessman shot dead a bandit with the gun that was used by the intruder during the home-invasion at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Police said that at about 8 O’clock Sunday night, April 24, 2016, Raphael “Scar” Armstrong c32 years, of Friendship, East Bank Demerara was killed. At the time of the incident, police said he was armed with an unlicensed ...

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Head of Police Department lashes back at Police Comissioner

The outgoing Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Strategic Management Department (SMD), Patrick Mentore has reacted sharply to criticisms by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud’s assertions about that unit which has been ordered closed. Set up several years ago on the recommendation of a British consultancy firm, Capita Symmonds to implement a Strategic Management Plan, Seelall said the unit is being ...

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Increased cost of living likely if Caribbean banks lose relations with US, Europe

Trade Ministers of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) have called on United States (US) and European commercial banks not to halt doing business with their counterparts in the region because it would hurt economies. Antigua and Barbuda’s Trade Minister, Chet Greene told the ministerial meeting, which ended last Friday (April 22, 2016) in Guyana, that already evidence shows that Caribbean countries ...

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