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Four men charged with allegedly raping girls at Bartica

Five men men were this week arraigned for allegedly raping two children under 16 years old and they were granted bail totalling GYD$800,000. Police said Romario Smartt, Ryan Boodhoo, Dale Edwards and Cadacy De Gees committed between January 1 and January 31, 2017 at 9th Avenue, Bartica. Police said the men were charged based on advice by the Director of Public ...

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No gasoline in Lethem because of deplorable road, no regional road maintenance equipment

The newly-established town of Lethem in southern Guyana has no gasoline because fuel tankers cannot pass the deplorable road which has been deteriorating for several weeks now, prompting concerns by Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock. “We have a shortage of fuel; just gasoline. We have diesel,” he told Demerara Waves Online News Friday night. Takatu was the last station to have ...

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“I did not mislead the President”- Acting Top Cop at Commission of Inquiry into Granger assassination plot

Acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Friday denied that he misled President David Granger about the status of a probe into an alleged assassination plot, and said he had been told that of only one statement just before briefing the Guyanese leader. “I did not mislead the President,” Ramnarine told the Commission of Inquiry into how well the Guyana Police Force ...

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Updated: Murder-suicide now suspected in death of Berbice businessman, wife

The Guyana Police Force is Friday morning probing what now appears to be a murder-suicide involving a popular Berbice businessman and his wife. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams confirmed that Rhonda Jackman-Blair and her estranged husband, Rudolph Blair died. Responding to a missing person report by her friend whose calls went answered, investigators found the body of the ...

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Guyana taps into GRIF to finance hinterland ICT connectivity

Guyana has asked the Guyana REDD‐plus Investment Fund (GRIF) for US$17 million to fund a project to increase internet connectivity in hinterland communities, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes has said. She is quoted by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the project-ICT Access and eServices for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities- is expected to bridge the Information ...

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Iwokrama staff members cop scholarships to study in Fiji

Three staff members of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development have been awarded scholarships to study in Fiji, the centre announced Thursday to coincide with an informal visit by Secretary General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr. Patrick Gomes. “Dr Gomes toured Iwokrama’s offices where he met and interacted with two of ...

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Labourers lead police to stolen shotgun, ammo

Three labourers, who stole a shotgun and cartridges from a security guard’s dwelling at Adventure, Essequibo Coast, are to be charged with break and enter and larceny. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the men broke into the dwelling and stole the firearm and ammunition that was assigned to Horace Graham, a security guard attach to Clinton Alphonso’s security firm. ...

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Police foil robbery at GPL’s Customer Service Centre

Bandits fled the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) Mon Repos Customer Service Centre, East Coast Demerara empty handed when police arrived on the scene Thursday afternoon, the power company said in a statement. GPL said just after 2 PM  Thursday, August 10, 2017  three bandits stormed its Mon Repos Customer Service Centre in an attempt to rob the entity and ...

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Late Guyana Attorney General’s daughter fears acid attack in UK for anti-Brexit campaign

(PRESS TRUST OF INDIA).- LONDON: An Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval, has spoken out of fears that she may be the target of an acid attack on the streets of London. Gina Miller, who has been targeted by Brexiters on social media for her stance against Britain’s exit ...

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