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Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

Haitians in protective custody pending document verification ; police awaiting legal advice

Several Haitian adults and children are in protective custody of Guyanese authorities as efforts are underway to translate and authenticate documents concerning the minors, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix said Monday. “What I do know is that they  (Haitians) came in with documents which we have to have translated first and then verified. They came with children. Now, ...

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31-year old man accused of sexually abusing 14-year old boy

A 31-year old man, who works at the Ministry of Public Health, has been charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a 14-year old boy. The man was not required to plea to the charge that was read to him by City Magistrate, Leron Daly. Police alleged that the man engaged in sexual penetration of a child at the ...

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Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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Virtual ban on fuel to Kaieteur National Park aims to “choke” illegal mining; Chenapau residents protest arrest of fellow villagers for illegal mining

As residents of Chenpau on Monday protested the arrest of more than 20 persons mainly from that Amerindian village for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park, authorities are contemplating prohibiting the landing of fuel at the airstrip on that protected area to “choke” mining. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said his ministry has recommended to the National ...

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