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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 16:20 by GxMedia Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, today announced that the Berbice River Bridge toll will be reduced to an amount which has already been communicated to Finance Minister, Winston Jordon. Trotman, who made this revelation during Wednesday’s post-Cabinet briefing, declined to name the amount the toll is to be reduced by, ...

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Fmr govt minister Jennifer Westford, PSM Personnel Officer on total of GUY$2 million bail for vehicle scam

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 14:45 by GxMedia Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the acquisition and transfer of several government vehicles and they were granted a total of GUY$2 million bail. Westford was granted a total of GUY$800,000 bail and Cummings ...

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Govt using DPP, police to go after PPP members, says party

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:12 by GxMedia Just hours after police were advised to charge former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford in connection with the alleged acquisition of government vehicles, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) accused government of using the law enforcement agencies to go on a witch-hunt of political opponents. “The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ...

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CJIA expansion project still suspended

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 23:37 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project remains suspended as it is expected that government and executive officials from the Chinese construction company China Habour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) are reviewing the “controversial” contract. Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson had told Demerara Waves last week that ...

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UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 23:15 by GxMedia UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. Maduro made the remarks after meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who the Venezuelan said had promised to “immediately ...

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Bandit struck down, leaving gun and cash behind

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 21:44 by GxMedia A bandit was Tuesday afternoon knocked down by a car, leaving behind a hand gun and GUY$200,000 that he had moments earlier grabbed from a woman who had stopped because the motor vehicle she was travelling in had sustained a puncture, police said. The perpetrator then fled the scene in ...

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Sean Hinds saga: PPP hints government conspiracy to taint party members; AFC chair says no political agenda attached

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 21:39 by GxMedia by Zena Henry General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has hinted act a conspiracy by the government to taint members of the former government as criminal elements or affiliates. Rohee’s assertion about a plot against his opposition party came against the background Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes, who ...

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Jennifer Westford to be charged in connection with acquiring State-owned vehicles

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 21:23 by GxMedia Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford is to be charged in connection with the alleged purchase and attempted transfer of several government vehicles, police confirmed. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said he could not immediately provide the details of the charges. A source ...

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Police get more time to detain suspect in killing of Hamson’s owner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:31 by GxMedia The High Court has given granted Guyanese police more time to permission to detain a prime suspect in the killing of the owner of Hamson General Store, Farouk Hamid, beyond the initial 72 hours. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News ...

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