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Daily Archives: July 25, 2014

Govt tones down gold hoarding accusations; opens up new mining lands

The Guyana government on Friday stopped short of saying that it has backed down from its accusation that gold hoarding by miners was responsible for a slump in declarations. Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud at one point questioned whether he had previously attributed the decline in gold declarations to hoarding.  When told that President Donald Ramotar had made such ...

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Man jailed for carnal knowledge of eight year old girl

A man, who had carnal knowledge of a girl when she was eight years old, was Thursday sentenced to 25 years jail at the Berbice High Court. Justice Narendra Singh handed down the sentence to Talbert Mc Pherson of Hopetown Village, West Coast Berbice after a mixed jury returned a guilty verdict. Mc Pherson was accused of committing the act ...

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Govt to challenge Speaker’s ruling that Finance Minister must face Privileges Committee on spending

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Thursday signaled that government would move to the court to challenge House Speaker, Raphael Trotman’s decision to send Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh to the House’s Privileges Committee for spending money from the Consolidated Fund. Nandlall, in a statement, argued that the Speaker erred because the action by the Finance Minister was hinged on constitutional ...

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Decomposed body of woman found on deserted street

The decomposed body of a female was Thursday evening found in a clump bushes at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, police sources confirmed. Police were processing the crime scene which is on a deserted road aback the Caribbean Community Secretariat Annexe, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. No one could immediately say who discovered the body in the clump of vegetation near a ...

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