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Daily Archives: August 29, 2020

Increased fines for COVID-19 offences coming- Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday said government was preparing to amend the Health Ordnance to provide for higher fines, but he said ultimately the public has to heed advice if the virus is to be brought under control. “One of the things that we are right now contemplating is to look at the Ordinance and possibly now, ...

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Police rubbish Harmon’s claim of inciting Belladrum residents

Police Saturday night denied claims by incoming Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon that the law enforcement agency was inciting the residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice. Region Five (Mahaica-West Berbice) Divisional Commander, Edmond Cooper said he personally was on the ground with other members of the force interacting with residents and building positive relations with the community. “I am a very ...

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Clairmont Mingo charged; police refuse to release him

Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo has been charged and he remains in police custody, his lawyer said Saturday. Acting Chief Justice Rishi Persaud on Friday ordered that after the expiration of his extended 24 hour detention on Saturday at 2:20 PM, he must report to police everyday from 9 AM. Mr. Mingo was also required to lodge his passport. ...

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Gary Beaton now GDF Brigadier; four other Colonels appointed

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday announced that Gary Beaton has been promoted to the rank of substantive Brigadier, and four others have been promoted to the rank of substantive Colonel. They are Lieutenant Colonels Ronald Hercules, Julius Skeete, Omar Khan and Kenlloyd Roberts, The promotions were announced by acting Chief-of-Staff, Godfrey Bess after they were approved by Commander-in-Chief ...

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