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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Police to be deployed to West Demerara hospital to stem assault of doctors

After emergency room doctors and other health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) downed tools earlier this week to protest poor security, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday announced that police would be permanently deployed at that health institution. “These include armed ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be a permanent feature at the hospital to beef ...

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Digicel assists flood-affected residents in Regions 7 and 8

Digicel (Guyana) on Wednesday handed over a quantity of supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) which will be distribuited to flood-affected residents of Region 8 (Potaro Siparuni) and Region 7 (Cuyuni Mazarauni). The donation consists of a substantial quantity of food items from the requested list and cleaning supplies. “We empathize with those residents who have lost their livelihood ...

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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at Bahamas airport

(BAHAMAS TRIBUNE242).-A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over two pounds of cocaine on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017. Shortly ...

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3200 persons displaced/affected in 25 feet deep flood waters—CDC

A total of 3,274 persons and hundreds of farms have been affected in the recent flash flooding in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni)  in as much as 25 feet of water in some places—a disaster that has already cost the state $8M in relief efforts. That was the grim report provided today (May 23, 2017) by Deputy Director of ...

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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger ...

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Suspected Trinidad con arist jailed

A widely suspected Trinidadian con artist was Tuesday jailed after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches. Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prisons after he pleaded guilty to the charges of over staying his time and forging two legal documents. The charges allege that between January 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 ...

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Deeds Registrar on fraud charge

Registrar of the Deeds Registry, Azeena Baksh was Tuesday charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Thirty-three year old Baksh appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the allegation that while being employed by the Judicial Service Commission between May 1, 2014 and and January 31, 2017 in Georgetown caused or procured valuable securities in the sum of GYD$4.5 ...

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CANU seeks international help to crack GYD$500 million cocaine bust; motor racer’s girlfriend arrested

As the probe continues into the GYD$550 million worth of cocaine-in-dressed lumber, Guyana is seeking international assistance to recover recordings that may have been erased from a digital recording device, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. “CANU still has a Digital Video Recording device retrieved from Nazim Gafoor at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara that has been discovered to have been ‘wiped’ and ...

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Cabinet Committee finalizing Diaspora Engagement Action Plan—Harmon

A Cabinet sub-committee has been established to finalize the Government’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy and Action Plan’ in order to give policy direction with regards its engagement with ‘Guyana’s Region 11.’ Minister of State Joseph Harmon Monday (May 22, 2017) made the announcement as he addressed the opening ceremony of a one-week confab at the Guyana Pegasus aimed at facilitating a 10-man ...

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