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Daily Archives: January 30, 2018

Bulkan demands info from Chase-Green on City Council’s next move on open spaces

In what appears to be an all-out battle, Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan is demanding that City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green tell him what the Council intends to do at playgrounds in two upscale areas of Georgetown. “Please be informed that I require a response from you regarding what applicable action(s) the Council contemplates or intends to perform on the Bel ...

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CANU arrests three for suspected cocaine, fake US currency

Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have arrested two persons, including a husband and wife, in separate raids in Georgetown and Berbice, the agency said Tuesday night. At Craig Street, Campbellville, CANU said it Tuesday afternoon searched a house Craig Street, Campbellville where 992 grammes of suspected cocaine were found. A quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were also ...

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Inquiry into Lindo Creek massacre launches on Wednesday; Jagdeo says probes will distract, polarise Guyana

As government prepared to Wednesday launch a Commission of Inquiry into the massacre of eight men at Lindo Creek in 2008, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he welcomed the decision to probe extra-judicial killings but was wary that government was about to cover up politically inspired homicides and distract Guyanese from its broken promises. The swearing in of the Commissioners is ...

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UN Secretary General sends Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to World Court

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres  has decided to refer the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to the  International Court of Justice (ICJ) for settlement, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said Guterres “has carefully analysed developments in 2017 in the good offices process and has concluded that significant progress has not been made toward arriving ...

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City policeman to be charged with rape

The Georgetown City Constable, who allegedly  had sexual intercourse with juvenile, will be charged with rape. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said a recommendation has been dispatched for the alleged perpetrator be charged with rape. That advice was given on January 29, 2018. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. Town Clerk, Royston King had fired ...

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