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Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Jealous man shoots taxi driver in buttocks

A man, who allegedly shot a taxi driver in his buttocks the day after  he saw him drop off his child’s mother, was Tuesday remanded to prison on a charge of discharging a loaded firearm. Paul Rose of 468 Sydney Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to discharging a firearm with intent to maim, disfigure or cause harm when ...

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Region Nine community gets Presidential Grant

Residents of Taushida, Karasabai District, Region Nine were the recipients of a GUY$1M Presidential Grant to be utilized for the purpose of cassava cultivation, The grant was made during a visit by Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai to the region over the weekend to meet and interact with residents of Karasabai, Kakshibai, Tipuru and Yurung Paru.  The Presidential Grants ...

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Equip agencies responsible for crackdown on counterfeit goods now – GMSA

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Monday called on government to adequately fund and equip the regulatory and enforcement agencies responsible for cracking down on counterfeit goods that are swamping the local market. The GMSA praised the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GAFDD) as well as the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) for destroyed products seized ...

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Gay rights activists demand fair treatment by court

Gay rights activists on Monday picketed outside the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court where a gay juvenile was appearing on a charge of assault after an arrest warrant was issued for him. The Society Against Sexual Orientation (SASOD) and Guyana Trans United (GTU) protested outside the East Coast Demerara court moments before 16-year old Michael Andrews was due to appear before Magistrate ...

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