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Hotskull charged with murder of footballer

Twenty- five year old Alvin “Hotskull” Jones has been charged with the murder of tradesman and footballer, Paul “Dundee” Anthony Daniels. Jones on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the indictable charge to him. The killing of Daniels,32, occurred in February at Independence Boulevard, Georgetown. Daniels lived at  Schoonord Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Jones was not ...

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Attorney General was not contemptuous of Court; no need for apology to judge- President Granger

President David Granger said he saw no need to ask Attorney General, Basil Williams to apologise to High Court Judge, Frank Holder because his behaviour in the judge’s court was not contemptuous. “Under the circumstances, I cannot see that there was anything which could have warranted his being cited for contempt of court. As I said, his behaviour was not ...

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Two charged with bribing policeman during gun, ammo probe

Two men were Tuesday arraigned for allegedly bribing a constable at the Brickdam Police Station to release one of their sons from custody after he was accused of being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Kamendra Raghubeer of 171 ‘C’ Field, Sophia and 24-year old Anil Persaud of Ramsingh Street, Sophia pleaded not guilty and were released on ...

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ExxonMobil awaits key approvals before Final Investment Decision ; elections will not determine production start-up

The United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, is yet to make its Final Investment Decision (FID) to engage in commercial production offshore Guyana because local regulatory agencies are still reviewing applications, officials said Tuesday. They are the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the granting of a production license by the Guyana Geology and ...

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PPP on a high: Jagdeo wants to ‘free da weed’

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, today reiterated calls for decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana (cannabis sativa) and pointed to the fact, there are many young people across the country who have been jailed, while large scale dealers walk scot free. Jagdeo was at the time addressing his party’s press engagement. The former president was asked to give his ...

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Drugs shortages will lead to unconscionable raping of the treasury in parliament recess—PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Thursday (May 11, 2017) warned that when government breaks for a parliamentary recess in August, the administration will embark on an unconscionable raping of the treasury in order to facilitate drug purchases through manufactured emergencies. The prediction was made by the former Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill during a press engagement held at the ...

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Police fear terrorist assault on Parliament Building

Fearful of a terrorist assault on Parliament Building while the 65-seat National Assembly is in session, the Guyana Police Force says it has extended its cordon to include several streets nearby. “The Guyana Police Force wishes the Public to know that the barriers were directly related to the security of Parliament. This enhanced security arrangement has a nexus to terrorists ...

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Eusi Kwayana’s wife dies… An “irreplaceable loss”, says WPA

Following is the Working People’s Alliance’s tribute to late Tchaiko Kwayana The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) is deeply pained and saddened at the death of Sister Tchaiko Kawayana, who, after a struggle with cancer, departed the world of the living to join her ancestors on the morning of Saturday May 6th 2017 in the USA. Sister Tchaiko was the wife ...

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Alarming discrepancies unearthed at Indigenous Peoples Ministry—PS

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MOIPA), Alfred King, has disclosed an alarming state of affairs at the government agency, unearthed in a review of the Ministry’s compliance with legislative and accounting standards. King was at the time addressing the opening of now quarterly meetings of Community Development Officers attached to the Ministry and posted across the ...

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