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Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Central govt approves parking meter by-laws

Georgetown’s City by-laws governing the operation of parking meters have been approved by Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan, clearing the way for the commencement of paid parking. “The system will become operational,” he said when asked whether metered parking could begin on Tuesday, one day later than scheduled. Spokesman for Smart City Solutions, Kit Nascimento has said the parking meter ...

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15-year old boy allegedly rapes14-year old girl

A 15 year old fisher was Monday arraigned for the alleged rape of 14-year old female school drop-out and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Guyanese laws prohibit the release of the names of persons allegedly involved in sexual offences in an effort to conceal the identity of the victim. In this case, both parties are also minors. Police said the ...

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Guyana’s administrative regions to hold consultations on flags, symbols; PPP rejects move

Plans are moving apace for several of Guyana’s 10 administrative regions to begin flying their regional flags later this year, even as the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has rejected the move for the seven regions that it controls. Region Four Chairwoman, Genevieve Allen told Demerara Waves Online News that in keeping with a decision taken at the inaugural meeting ...

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Banks DIH sues GRA for GYD$28 billion; Jagdeo says he was right

Banks DIH (Limited) has sued the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) for a total of GYD$28.4 billion in what it says are overpaid consumption taxes and interests due to a legal mistake. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat says the case by Banks DIH vindicates his stance against a settlement for Demerara Distillers Limited’s (DDL) to pay GYD$1.5 billion in consumption and excise ...

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Cuban dentist, alleged immigration fraud victim, slapped with three immigration charges

A 29 year old Cuban dentist, Eileen Aguila, was today slapped with three immigration charges by city magistrate Judy Latchman. The first charge states between September 13 and 14 last, Aguila, with intent to defraud, conspired to forge a Guyana arrival and departure immigration stamps purporting they were issued by local immigration services. On the second charge, Aguila had presented ...

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Bollywood Club owner charged with trafficking Cuban female for sexual exploitation

Eladio Pereza, a Cuban national and owner of Bollywood Club in Providence, East Bank Demerara, was today charged for trafficking a female of Cuban nationality for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Pereza, 34 years, resides at Providence Public Road, EBD. Ranks from the Counter-Trafficking In Persons Unit conducted two  raids on Friday on the East and West Bank of Demerara ...

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Case established against Police Sargeant Lindo in MFK boss murder conspiracy

City Magistrate Judy Latchman ruled today a prima facie case has been established against police sergeant Leon Lindo into the conspiracy to commit murder against deceased MFK boss, Mohamed F. Khan. Lindo was accused, at the Criminal Investigations Department, of conspiring with Lennox ‘Two Colours’ Wayne to murder Khan, a popular businessman, between July 10 and July 18, 2014. Lindo’s ...

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Omar Shariff, wife charged for failure to provide documents to police

Former Presidency Ministry permanent secretary, Omar Sharif, and his reputed wife, Savitri Hardio, were today charged separately by city magistrate Fabayo Azore for refusing to provide named documents to Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James. The documents were requested as part of a production order. Both Sharif and his reputed wife pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor allowed bail ...

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Two perish in early morning fires

Two persons early Monday morning died in two separate fires on the East Bank Demerara, residents and police sources said. The fire at Kaneville Housing Scheme, Grove burnt to death seven month old Romain Seth and left 11 others homeless. The owner of that premises, Michelle Menezes, lived with her kids. Across at 795 Third Avenue, Block X, Diamond, East Bank ...

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