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Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

Mahdia teacher accused of sexual misconduct with male student

A teacher of the Mahdia Secondary School, who was caught allegedly in a compromising position with a male student, is being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct and he has been sent on leave, officials said. Chief Education Officer Olato Sam said the male teacher has been already sent on leave last week and further action would depend on the outcome ...

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Student allegedly caught with bullets in mouth

A student of the Government Technical Institute, who allegedly hid three 9 MM bullets in his mouth, was Monday refused bail and remanded to prison on a charge of possession of ammunition without a license. 19-year old Frane Mikhail Braithwaite pleaded innocent to the charge when he appeared before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore. Although defence lawyer, Mark Waldron maintained that ...

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GNBS cracks down on unapproved scales; heavier penalties coming

The Guyana Bureau of Standards is cracking down on illegal scales at markets, even as plans are being made to impose heavier penalties on sellers caught with the unapproved weighing instruments. Backed up by police, several GNBS inspectors and surveillance personnel seized the 129 scales and one measure from sellers at the Stabroek, Bourda and La Penitence markets as well ...

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Electricity rate hike can spark unrest; public hearings needed- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC), warning that the proposed 26.7 percent increase in electricity tariff will spark widespread unrest, strongly recommended a public hearing by the utilities watchdog. “The AFC would like to warn the PPP Government, that this highly ill-advised and unjustified act on the part of GPL, will be provoking huge national unrest,” the party said in a ...

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Updated: Policeman electrocuted while chasing escapee

A policeman was early Monday morning electrocuted while chasing a detainee who had moments earlier escaped from custody. The serviceman has been identified as 23-year old Constable 21600 Dorwin Pitman. Power company officials and police sources said he was electrocuted by illegal connections in Sophia. Four hours after the incident, Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said Pitman was found ...

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