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Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

Guyana strengthens immigration dept presence at Venezuela border; refugees receiving support

Guyana is increasing its immigration department presence near the border with Venezuela and providing material support to refugees who are fleeing from the political and economic crisis in that Spanish-speaking country. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix said that was one of the decisions taken at the first in a series of engagements on the influx of Venezuela“I can say for ...

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Businessmen detained following shooting incident

Two businessmen have been detained following allegations of assault peace officer, damage to property, discharging of a loaded firerearm and obstructing the Officers from executing their duties, the Guyana Police Force said. The incident occurred about 20:00hrs Sunday night at Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown. “Investigation revealed that two police ranks were responding to a report of simple larceny in Kingston ...

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Govt denies NTC Chairman’s claim of broken promises

President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo rebuffed claims of broken promises by the Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Joel Fredericks. “I don’t know any promise has been broken. They asked for a plot of land, I went there, turned the sod myself and it’s being processed. I didn’t break any promises,” Granger said as he entered ...

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National Toshaos Council Chairman slams govt over broken promises

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the Guyana government for failing to keep several promises including addressing land rights and constitutional reform over the past three years. “Every time we break promises, we erode the trust that people have in us and our integrity,” he told the opening of National Toshaos Council Conference. Among the ...

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Two drown

Two men, including an overseas-based Guyanese, died by drowning at the weekend, police said. Dead are 46-year old Ravindra “Rick” Budhraj  of ‘ X’ 7 Alma Avenue Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, and 18-year old Ronald Gomes, a labourer of 8 Norton Street Wortmanville, Georgetown. Budhraj drowned in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Coverden, East Bank Demerara on Sunday, July ...

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