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Daily Archives: March 9, 2016

City businessman shot while attempting to intervene in robbery

A businessman was shot by bandits Wednesday afternoon when he attempted to intervene in a robbery nearby his business premises on High Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Police said the  owner of G.A. Imports saw a robbery in progress and went inside for his licensed firearm. On returning, one of the bandits opened fire on him. “As soon as he returned to the front ...

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GWI evaluating food-based agent to improve water quality

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Wednesday said it has commenced evaluating a food based agent, Seaquest, which has the ability to improve water quality by reducing the effect of iron present in water. The programme is part of GWI’s overall water quality improvement programme being executed by the company’s Scientific Services and Technical Services Departments.  The product is being evaluated ...

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Guyana to take part in mock prison riots

In the wake of the deadliest prison riots in recent history, a delegation from the Guyana Prison Service is expected to travel to the United States to take part in series of exercises in a mock prison riot in West Virginia. This was announced by Government Spokesman and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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No National Holiday for Local Govt Elections; schools to close early for Easter

The Guyana government has ruled out declaring Friday March 18, 2016  a National Holiday to allow Guyanese to vote in Local Government Elections. That position was made known by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. “There is no indication that this will be declared a National Holiday. Traditionally, local government elections are not treated the ...

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Camp Street Prison like a “warzone” – CoI Chairman

  Chairman of the recently constituted Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street riot, Justice James Patterson has described the scene at Guyana’s main penitentiary as similar to that of a warzone. Patterson at a press conference on Wednesday pointed out that the team of Commissioners visited the Prison on Tuesday afternoon and saw the aftermath of the three ...

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