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Daily Archives: Thursday, 4 February 2016, 21:17

9 Guyanese men fishing in Corentyne River arrested by Suriname military

Last Updated on Friday, 5 February 2016, 8:01 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs says that it has been able to confirm that some 9 Guyanese men were arrested and later released by Surinamese military on Friday 22nd January. According to a statement from the Ministry the nine residents of Orealla / Siparuta were arrested and taken into ...

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Sugar workers down tools in support

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 14:51 by Jomo Paul Hundreds of sugar workers across Guyana's sugar belt on Thursday down tools to show support for workers affected by the impending close of the Wales sugar factory. According to a release from the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the solidarity strike proceeded during the day with picketing ...

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“We are not intimidated” – Team Legacy confident of LGE win

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 13:03 by Jomo Paul Team Legacy contesting Local Government Elections in six constituencies says it is not imtimidated by the presence of larger players but insists that LGE should not include the major political parties. At an official campaign launch on Thursday members of the team were confident that they would fare well ...

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Police Constable dies after jumping from moving vehicle

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:34 by Jomo Paul A Police Constable attached to rhe Whim Police station died early Thursday morning after his jump from a moving vehicle did not go as planned. According to a police statement. Constable Ray Simon was hitching a ride on a vehicle on his way to the Police station. However, after ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Woman removed from inhumane conditions at mother’s home

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:32 by Denis Chabrol A 31 year old woman,  believed to be mentally ill, was Thursday removed from a muck-laden room where she was locked away and made to eat and sleep among her waste. Her removal stemmed from Monica Edwards raising concerns about the woman's welfare directly with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo ...

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Annandale man stabbed to death

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:22 by Jomo Paul A 33-year-old Annandale resident is now dead after he was stabbed several times following an argument with another man. According to a police statement, Ramkarran Mohanlall, of Annandale South was killed at approximately 23:00hrs on Wednesday.   Police investigations have revealed that Ramkarran Mohanlall was involved in an argument ...

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Govt claims drought-stricken Essequibo farmers are victims of opposition political sabotage

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:51 by Denis Chabrol Amid a scorching drought, combined with salt water intrusion, that is biting rice and 'cash crop' farmers on the Essequibo Coast, a top government official says drainage and irrigation workers there maybe engaging in political sabotage. The Prime Minister's Special Representative in Region Two, Karan Chand told reporters that ...

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Security guards at Movie Town construction site shot

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 February 2016, 8:51 by Denis Chabrol Two security guards at the construction site of Movie Town at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara were shot and injured early Thursday morning, police said.  ‎ Investigations so far revealed that at about 4 AM, two men turned up at the guard hut on the northern side and one of ...

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