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Potaro-based shopkeeper charged with human trafficking

A shopkeeper in Potaro was Wednesday placed on GUY$1 million bail for allegedly trafficking two young women to that interior location where they had been taken to be work as a cook and a shopkeeper. 45-year old Loretta Hyman of 1801 Parika, East Bank Essequibo was not required to plea to the indictable charge which was read to her by ...

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Region 9 gets disaster management boost

Civil defence volunteers from Region Nine have received training in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) which also handed over the keys to a risk reduction centre. The one week training was undertaken with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a release from the CDC stated. During the period January 13-15, representatives from the ...

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Copa Airlines to fly Panama- Guyana route

Panama City, Panama – Jan.  22, 2014 – Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, announced Wednesday its growth plans for the first half of 2014 including new direct flights from Panama to Georgetown, Guyana. Other direct flights are from Panama to: Montreal, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for ...

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Two held with grenades, M16 rifle and ammo

The police have arrested two men who were found with a quantity of armament in the South Ruimveldt area Wednesday. According to the police, around  11.15 AM ranks of a police motor cycle Anti-Crime Patrol observed two men walking along Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt. The force said that as the police ranks got closer to the men, one of ...

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Carolan Lynch arraigned for husband’s murder; lawyer says no new evidence

Former South American beauty queen, Carolan Lynch was Wednesday arraigned on a fresh charge of allegedly murdering her husband, a wealthy foreign exchange dealer. Appearing in an all-black outfit and a pair of sunshades hooked on her blouse, the charge against Lynch was read to her by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Lynch was not required to plea to the indictable ...

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Taxi driver jailed for fatally knocking down Chinese woman

A taxi driver was Monday convicted of causing death by dangerous driving- a charge to which he had pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in August last year. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman sentenced 25-year old Leron Griffith to 60 months imprisonment. He was found guilty of causing the death of Chinese national, Feng Xue Fang on Mandela Avenue on ...

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Several arrested; gun, ammo seized in police dragnet

Several persons suspected to have been involved in robberies and drug trafficking were arrested and one gun and ammunition were seized during a police dragnet in the East Bank Demerara and Georgetown. Police said in all nine persons were arrested for various alleged offences during the operation within the areas of Diamond and Providence, EBD; and Ruimveldt and Tucville, Georgetown. ...

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Cargo vessel sinks, crew escapes

The Guyana registered General Cargo Vessel ‘STOLLIE 1”, which was bound for Port Kaituma, North West District, sank off the Guyana Coast between the entrance of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers on Saturday January 18th, 2014, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said in a statement. The vessel departed Georgetown at 06:00 hours on Friday January 17th with a consignment of general ...

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Man jailed for slapping wife over sexual intercourse

A man who slapped his wife after she refused to have sexual intercourse with him was Tuesday jailed for 12 months. 43-year old Raul Oliviera of 45 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared before City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond and pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting Lucy Fernandez to cause her actual bodily harm and threatening to chop her. Police Prosecutor, Jomo ...

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