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Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Berbice man remanded for drugs in salt bag

, 59, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court  today charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that the defendant on Monday 9th October at Highbury village, East Bank Berbice, he had in his possession 6,204 KG of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Police on Monday acting on information intercepted ...

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Drug trafficking convict faces attempted murder charge on deportation from US

A former University of Guyana student, who has been previously charged in connection with several serious crimes, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of attempted murder. Guyanese police arrested Kurt Kendall on October 6, 2017 immediately on his arrival from the United States  where he had been charged with cocaine trafficking. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge stating ...

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UG workers’ pay-hike in limbo as unions reject draft agreement

The two unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers have refused to sign a deal to pave the way for a six to eight percent pay-hike after they said the administration’s draft document contained offensive references and failed to give required details. Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes and President of the Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Jewel Thomas said they ...

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Luncheon suggests Minister Harmon’s “public service” appointments violate constitution

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) executive member, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Tuesday questioned the constitutionality of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon being the holder of two public offices- Cabinet Secretary and Secretary to the Defence Board. “In light of the disclosure by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, that he is the Secretary to the Cabinet, while at the same time ...

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Teen among trio remanded for murder of Corentyne labourer whose burnt remains were found in hole

Two men, along with a 16-year-old, appeared today at the Springlands Magistrate Court, charged with the murder of 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie, whose burnt remains were discovered in a shallow grave last Friday. The trio, 44-year-old Bharrat Ramsarwack, who employed the deceased; 19-year-old Mohanlall Suesankar; and the 16-year-old all appeared before Magistrate Robindranauth Singh to answer to the indictable charge. The ...

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Close to GYD$1B from oil & gas – Special fund coming next year

The government, through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), has collected GYD$900 million from withholding taxes in the oil and gas sector for the first half of 2017, but there is no rush to establish the promised Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) as oil is yet to start flowing. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan said on Monday that the GYD$900 million represented ...

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