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Monthly Archives: April 2021

GECOM asks High Court to throw out election petition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 15:16 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday told an opposition-associated High Court election petition hearing that that elections management authority did nothing wrong by formulating a recount order because difficulties had plagued the March 2, 2020 general and regional election process. “Even if your Ladyship may find a breach, ...

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Two Region One girls under 16 years, woman complain of sexual offences

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 8:49 by Denis Chabrol Two girls under the age of 16 years old in Region One (Barima-Waini) have complained that they have been sexually abused by persons close to them, police said Wednesday. Investigators said the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) is involved in the probes. Police said that they received a ...

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Clothes vendor “positively identified” as perpetrator of West Bank Demerara GYD$5.8 million robberies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 22:50 by Denis Chabrol A  22-year old clothes vendor from Sophia, Greater Georgetown is to appear in court for two armed robberies including the stealing of GYD$3.5 million in cash, jewellery and phones from two men who were dining at a Chinese restaurant at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. Due to appear at the ...

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Girlfriend chops boyfriend to head during argument

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 17:22 by Denis Chabrol A hire-car driver of Number 60 Village, Corentyne, Berbice has been chopped by his girlfriend during an argument. The injured man has been identified as 29-year old Parmanand Thakur. The incident occurred last night at about 10:30 East Berbice-Corentyne Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan says the woman has ...

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Police trying to improve quality of video at scene of Fagundes killing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 16:54 by Denis Chabrol Investigators into the shooting death of Ricardo ‘Paper Shorts’ Fagundes on Tuesday said they were trying to improve the quality of surveillance video of the incident outside Palm Court, Main Street, Georgetown. “The Police Force emphatically states that investigators of the Major Crimes Unit have retrieved footage from one ...

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Health Minister takes COVID-19 vaccine

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 16:38 by Denis Chabrol Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Tuesday took the coronavirus vaccine in a move he hoped would help boost the confidence of thousands of Guyanese to take the jab to avoid falling seriously ill or dying. “I had been getting a lot of requests. People feel that I am ...

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UPDATE: ‘Killa’ surrenders to police for questioning about Fagundes killing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 13:45 by Denis Chabrol Less than two hours after police on Tuesday issued a wanted bulletin for Rondell ‘Killa’ Bacchus in connection with the execution-style gunning down of Ricardo ‘Paper Shorts’ Fagundes last month, he surrendered to investigators. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said Mr. Bacchus “has surrendered to the police and is ...

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University of Guyana student found dead, days after he went missing

Last Updated on Monday, 5 April 2021, 23:35 by Denis Chabrol University of Guyana Computer Science student Joel Skeete’s body was Monday afternoon found washed up on the West Bank of Demerara, five days after he went missing, police said. Police say the body of the 19-year old man was decomposed beyond recognition and “was discovered lying facing downward between ...

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Speedboat captain, sales rep robbed of GYD$3.5 million in cash, valuables while dining

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 April 2021, 9:18 by Denis Chabrol A speedboat captain and a sales representative, who were dining together at a West Bank Demerara Chinese restaurant, were Saturday night robbed of  more than GYD$3.5 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables, police said. Images of the men, who were masked, as well as the entire ordeal that ...

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Consultations on Social Work legislation expected to start this month

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 April 2021, 8:36 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is preparing to enact legislation governing Social Work, and talks with several stakeholders are expected to begin this month, according to Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud. She said those discussions would be held with Social Workers, University of Guyana and the Ministry of ...

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April 2021