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Protection key to return of ExxonMobil’s seismic research vessel; Guyana protests fake claim; demands scrapping of decree – Foreign Minister

Even as Guyana awaits the United Nations General Assembly’s consideration of a complaint about Venezuela’s latest military aggression against an oil company exploring for oil offshore the Essequibo Coast, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said protection would be vital for the return of the ExxonMobil-hired seismic research vessel. “We have to try and ensure that they can secure some guarantee or ...

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Gov’t to ask High Court to extend 90-day general election deadline pending legal challenge of no-confidence motion passed by 33 votes

Attorney General Basil Williams on Thursday said government would ask the High Court to extend the 90-day period within which general elections must be held to allow a ruling on the constitutionality of the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. “I don’t see how we could go to court and not preserve the status quo so we have to preserve the status quo ...

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House Speaker: Let the court decide on no-confidence motion

House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland on Thursday ruled that the controversy over the validity of the recently passed no-confidence motion should be settled by the court. While stating more than once in a statement to the sitting, which was boycotted by the opposition People’s Progressive Party, that the no-confidence motion was voted by 33 to 32, he said the issues ...

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Bartica-based CT scanner to help with quick diagnosis in five regions

Residents of Bartica and by extension Region 7 and other nearby regions can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that a computerized tomography (CT) scanner will soon be operationalized. After the complete installation of the CT scan at the Bartica Regional Hospital, persons in need of scans from Regions 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam) , 3 (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands, 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), 8 ...

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Bartica gets GYD$11 million locally-made water ambulance

The Region 7 community of Bartica on Thursday received a newly commissioned locally-made water ambulance. Built by Guyanese contractor, Sunrise Marine Incorporated, the emergency water transport was handed over to the town by Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence. The approximately GYD$11 million water ambulance is equipped with all that is needed for the vehicle to be used in the effective ...

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‘Son’ arrested for killing of GDF officer

The man, who allegedly stabbed and killed a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier, on Wednesday surrendered to police in the company of his lawyer, the police force said. The man, only known as ‘Son’, walked into the Whim Police Station in the company of Attorney-at-Law Chandra Sohan. Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant Mark Bagot, 24, was stabbed in the region of ...

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Tough time for gov’t to prove 34 votes needed for no-confidence motion – Attorney-at-law; Norwegian political scientist also says it’s 33

As legal and procedural uncertainty surrounds whether the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion was passed, a Norwegian Political Scientist is the latest expert to point out that the motion secured 33 votes – an “absolute majority” of the 65 seats in the House. Attorney General Basil Williams has said that regardless of the House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland’s ...

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Corentyne brothers killed by armed robbers

Two brothers were killed Old Year’s Night 2018 when they resisted three armed robbers at their Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne residence, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead are 45-year old Premchand Samaroo and Harricharran Samaroo, who were labourers. “Investigations revealed that the victims were together under the house conversing when the suspects with weapons brandished, pounced and demanded cash and other ...

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706 Guyana Defence Force soldiers promoted

The Guyana Defence Force on Tuesday – New Year’s Day 2019 – announced that 706 other ranks were promoted. Heading the list of promotions is 17130 Substantive Warrant Officer Class Two Marvin Pilgrim who has been elevated in rank to Acting Warrant Officer Class One. The full list of promotions is below

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Republic Bank’s ‘Right Start’ account for GPHC’s first New Year’s baby

A baby boy was warmly welcomed at the Georgetown Public Hospital at 1:05 am on New Year’s Day, this being the first delivery at the institution for 2019, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. A girl and two other boys were subsequently delivered during the morning hours. The lucky mother, Serena Gordon, who resides in Albouystown, went to ...

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