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Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

New Amsterdam farmer injured in execution attempt

Police in Berbice are hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a 45-year-old farmer Wednesday evening as he was entering his yard at Islington, New Amsterdam. In a press release, the Guyana Police Force stated that multiple shots were fired aiming at the man’s neck moments after he had finished conversing with a police officer. The injured farmer, ...

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GECOM denies procurement wrongdoing in radio, pliers purchase

by Zena Henry An audit of operational procedures of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by the Auditor General’s (AG) Office has exposed a number of missteps in the agency’s procurement process leading up to the 21015 General and Regional Elections but officials have hit back this week, saying they were operating in unusual circumstances given the fact that Parliament was ...

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Father claims son is innocent of murdering East Bank Berbice teen

Following the murder charge laid on 19-year-old Omardai Christopher, the lad’s father, Peter Christopher, claims that his son is innocent of any wrong doing. “God gone deal with ayuh. My son innocent,” and “We gon’ protest,” he shouted while his son was being transported out of the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court in handcuffs earlier Wednesday moments after being charged with 29-year-old ...

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Brazilian dredge owner shot dead by “foreign language” speakers

As Guyanese continue to probe reports of armed Venezuelans raiding mining camps and killing persons here, a Brazilian dredge owner is the latest person to have been shot dead. “Investigations have so far revealed that between 17:45 hrs yesterday (Tuesday) and 02:00hrs this (Wednesday) morning a gang of about six to eight men, armed with rifles and handguns and speaking ...

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University of Guyana prepares to switch on radio station

The teaching of broadcasting and the production of quality content are set to receive a major boost when the University of Guyana (UG) switches on its radio station by next year Easter, the tertiary institution announced in unveiling the project on Wednesday. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement), Professor Paloma Mohamed, said the project would cost US$79,000. The ...

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Partly decomposed body of woman found on East Coast Demerara

The partly decomposed body of a female mixed race was discovered Tuesday night at the Foulis Seawall Access Road, East Coast Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said the remains were found at about 9:30 PM and have since been taken to the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting identification and post-mortem. The body was clad in a blue top, brown and ...

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Man accused of stealing spares from auto store

A man, who allegedly stole several vehicle spare parts valued GYD$2.1 million, was Wednesday granted GYD$250,000 bail. Thirty-eight year old Jermaine Devine of 78 Robb Street Charlestown Georgetown appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly to answer to a charge of break and entry and larceny. The charge against Devine states that between September 16 and 18 at Garnett Street, Campbelville, ...

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Berbice men charged with murder of 13-year old boy

Two men were Wednesday charged with the murder of the 13-year old teenage boy who was allegedly raped and then tied and dumped in the Berbice River in an unconscious state one week ago. Omardai Christopher, 19 and Hillary Edwards, 29, were not required to plea to the indictable offence. Prosecutor Godfrey Playter reported that the police needs time to ...

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