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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Children rescued from father who allegedly sexually molests them

Two girls and one boy, age 12 and eight years, were Monday rescued from a home at Quarrie, a satellite of St. Ignatius Village, Region Nine. Police have since arrested and questioned their 49-year old father about persistent allegations that he sexually molests his children, government said. “The father continues to be questioned by police while investigations are ongoing,” government’s Department of ...

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Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority to intensify oversight of domestic airlines

A day after government publicly called on the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to conduct frequent random checks of aircraft and pilots, that regulatory agency announced that it would be intensifying its oversight of domestic carriers. The moves by government followed Sunday’s plane crash- the third in just over one month- that claimed the life of Pilot Imran Khan when ...

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George Norton takes over Culture, Youth and Sport from Nicolette Henry

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry is to relinquish responsibility for the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport from September 1, 2017 and hand it over to Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton. “I believe that I have provided the leadership and policy direction that saw us through the two years,” she said. Henry, who has in the past been ...

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Biker dies in East Demerara smash-up

A biker was late last night killed on the East Coast Demerara Public Road when a car collided with his bike. Dead is 26-year old Cleon Perreira of 119 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara. The father of three was employed as a driver at the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL). The accident occurred on the Better Hope Public Road ...

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Three youths nabbed allegedly with gun, ammo

Three youths were early Monday morning arrested after police alleged that a handgun and ammunition were found in a hire car in which they were travelling on the Leonora Public Road, West Coast Demerara. The youths, who were not named by police, are said to be ages 18 to 22 years and are from La Grange, West Bank Demerar; Utivlugt, ...

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Civil Aviation ordered to conduct frequent random checks of planes, pilots following series of crashes

In the wake of three plane crashes that claimed the lives of two pilots and resulted in injury to another in just over one month, government has ordered the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to conduct regular random check of aircraft and crew. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon indicated that such inspections must seek to determine that the planes are ...

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Pilot dies in crash in Guyana’s jungle

A pilot attached to the domestic airline, Air Services Limited (ASL), died in a plane crash earlier Sunday a few miles from Mahdia, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field said. He is Captain Imran Khan He said the search and rescue team, made up of Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF),  were ...

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Corentyne mason stabbed to death trying to defend brother…suspect in police custody, murder weapon recovered.

What was supposed to be a night of enjoyment quickly turn sour after two brothers were stabbed by a 44-year-old man called “Ivor” in the wee hours of this morning. One of the brothers reportedly succumbed to his injuries at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital minutes later. Dead is 19-year-old Vishram Mohabir called ‘Ajai’ of 258 Ramphal St, Williamsburg, Corentyne. ...

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