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Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

No need for formal talks with Venezuela’s victorious opposition- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo does not believe the Guyana government should talk with Venezuela’s opposition on the border controversy despite its landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. “Engagement is good with everyone, but what is important is statecraft which is dealing with your counterpart which is the government of Venezuela or the Executive in Venezuela,” he said. Jagdeo said at any ...

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DEA to screen Guyana’s anti-narcotics agents

Guyana and the United States (US) have agreed that anti-narcotics agents would be undergo lie-detection tests and other advanced screening methods over the next five years. Assistance would be provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) which has been increasing its permanent presence in Guyana to systematically go after drug lords by gathering intelligence and building cases for ...

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Jagdeo declares he is still credible

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday insisted that he is a credible politician, despite concerns in certain quarters about human rights, corruption and alleged discrimination during his term of office. “Yes, I do and as the days pass more and more I am going to be justified as the days pass,” he told a news conference in response to a question ...

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UPDATED: Dead gunmen, who robbed UG Assistant Registrar, identified

Two men shot dead during the early Wednesday morning standoff at South Ruimveldt with police have been identified from nearby Tuc-Ville, Georgetown. One of them is 22-year old Edgar Blackman. Police said he had matters of burglary and escape from lawful custody pending before the court. The other man has been identified as Sherwin James, also 22 years old. The other man ...

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Granger dismisses Jagdeo’s call for Judicial Services Commission report on nominee for Chief Justice

President David Granger on Wednesday dismissed a call by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) to submit a report on the performance of Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards for her to be appointed acting Chief Justice. Acting Chief Justice, Ian Chang proceeds on pre-retirement leave on December 15, 2015. President Granger indicated that at this time the consultation ...

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Justice Cummings tipped for Chief Justice post

Justice Yonnette Cummings has been identified by President David Granger to perform the duties of Chief Justice. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says her name was presented to him when he turned up for consultations with Granger on the matter in accordance with the Constitution. “I do not know if Justice Cummjngs is the most senior judge in the system and ...

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Gunmen killed in early morning shootout with police

Two gunmen were killed and  two guns were recovered during a shootout at Congress Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Divisional Police Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that none of the men has been identified. One of the weapons is a 9MM handgun and the other is a .38 revolver. Eyewitnesses said police were seen scampering around the area  ...

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