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Daily Archives: January 6, 2020

Former PPP lawmaker charged with sexual assault, maintains innocence

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Alister Charlie has been slapped with a sexual assault charge stemming from an alleged incident that occurred last year July in Lethem, Rupununi. Charlie has not yet appeared before a Magistrate, but he said police have informed him that the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers have advised that he be charged with sexual assault ...

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Venezuela remains one of Guyana’s biggest rice buyers, despite no PetroCaribe deal

Venezuela is Guyana’s biggest rice market, accounting for 34 percent or 177,682 tonnes of all that grain exported to several Latin American countries the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) said in a statement. This means that despite Venezuela stopping the rice for oil PetroCaribe agreement with Guyana in 2016, a number of private exporters are still selling rice to that ...

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Shop owner killed over alleged thieving monkey

Guyanese police say they are investigating the murder of a shopkeeper, identified as 54-year-old Sharon Burnette of 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The suspected killer has since been arrested. Police said the incident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 allegedly by a 57-year-old male neighbour who has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Investigations revealed that ...

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