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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001. The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private citizen, on Wednesday formally asked ...

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Updated: Woman beaten, chopped to death by ex husband

One month after a man was deported from neighbouring Suriname, he killed his ex wife after she rejected his overtures, a family member of the woman said. Forty-year old Minty Karamchand, a mother of five,  was beaten and chopped to death by her ex- husband at their home located at Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice, police confirmed. ...

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Granger denies WPA was sidelined; upset party raised concerns in public

President David Granger on Wednesday denied that the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has been sidelined over the last two years and he expressed veiled concerns about that party taking its concerns to the public. “Every party in the APNU is  represented so there has been no side-lining of any one of the parties,” he said. “I was very careful in ...

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Govt housing units to cost GYD$6.8 million to GYD$7 million

  All the government duplexes, be it single or flat, concrete or wooden, will cost $6.8 million, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams- Patterson said Wednesday. The CH&PA constructed six duplexes at the Perseverance Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD,) which were on display and for sale at the recently concluded Housing Solution 2017 and Beyond Exposition. Minister ...

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Linden/Lethem road works to commence shortly; Linden-Soesdyke feasibility study halted

Commuters including residents, tourists, miners and business proprietors can expect a vastly improved carriageway as the first phase of the long-awaited Linden/Lethem road project is expected to commence shortly, a  senior official of the Public Infrastructure Ministry said. Permanent Secretary of Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn explained that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government will advertise ...

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Public Utilities Commission has to be “retooled” as telecoms liberalisation nears

The newly-appointed Chairwoman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Dela Britton on Wednesday listed retooling the regulatory agency as one of her priorities at a time when Guyana is preparing to liberalise the telecommunications sector. “The Commission, as I said, has to be retooled and being retooled means that we have to have the necessary personnel to assist in that ...

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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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“Fake email” on governing coalition’s campaign strategy to regain political support- Basil Williams

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Tuesday evening rejected as “out of hand” the fake email being circulated whilst he was in Cabinet, purportedly authored by him. One of the purported screen-shot email from one Basil Williams allegedly to addressees Joseph Harmon, Amna Ally, Winston Felix and Raphael Trotman states that the Re-Election Committee (REEC) has decided to ...

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Kitty Seawall Phase one of sinkhole repairs 85% complete

The project to repair the sinkhole at the Georgetown-Kitty seawall has two phases, one of which is 85 per cent completed, according to Geoffrey Vaughn Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Vaughn recently told Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA) that compaction tests are currently on-going. The compaction test is a laboratory method of determining the optimal ...

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