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Daily Archives: November 3, 2016

Granger gives President’s College $1M for development of science and technology

President David Granger Thursday evening presented GYD$1 million dollars to President’s College at its 26th Graduation exercise, to boost the school’s science and technology facilities, even as he noted that education, which has been founded in the sciences, can lead to the development of the country. The Ministry of the Presidency said Granger told the graduands, parents, teachers and officials that ...

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Updated: Police identify bandit shot dead at Diamond Housing Scheme

Police have identified the bandit who was shot dead by a licensed firearm holder at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He is Elijah De Florimonte of Middle Road, La Penitence. He had given authorities his occupation as a contractor. De Florimonte’s body was identified by someone who knew him well, hours after the Guyana Police Force released a bloodied picture in an effort ...

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Overhaul of civil aviation sector plan approved

The Guyana government on Thursday announced plans to overhaul the management and development of the civil aviation sector including measures to resolve long-running disagreements between the majority of domestic airlines at Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport and the management of Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI). Among the steps that Cabinet this week agreed to are a new legal mechanism to ...

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Govt scaling back legal, illegal guns off the streets- Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday said  he wants the number of illegal and legal guns to be drastically reduced, leaving firearms mainly in the hands of police and soldiers. “The Minister of Public Security and I are reducing the frequency or the ease or controlling the ease with which some people can get weapons,” he said on this week’s edition of ...

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Closure of some GuySuco operations among options being considered

Government on Thursday signaled that closure of a number of operations of the cash-strapped and highly-indebted Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) is one of the options to be considered by a Cabinet sub-committee before year-end. “All of these are the options; these are all options because if you are going close down anything you have to consider the workers and how ...

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Minibus driver charged with attempting to murder woman

A minibus driver was on Thursday charged with attempted murder and is now on remand. It is alleged that on October 31, 2016, at Lodge Georgetown, Clayson Clementson unlawfully and maliciously wounded Andrea Phillips with intent to murder her. The 47-year-old North Ruimveldt resident was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read by Chief Magistrate ...

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Guyanese man extradited from Trinidad convicted for murder in US

HICKSVILLE PATCH.- A Guyanese man who fled the country after he killed a 19-year old and injured another man at a Hicksville, Nassau County, New York wedding in 1999 faces 19 years in prison, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Wednesday. Balkumar Singh, believed to be 38 years old, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He is ...

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