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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Car ploughs through fence, killing one, injuring another

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2021, 10:02 by Denis Chabrol Two persons, who were standing in a yard at De Willem, West Coast Demerara, were Saturday afternoon struck down by a vehicle that ploughed through a fence, police said. One of them has since died. He has been identified as 54 year-old Kenneth Smith who lived at Ocean View, ...

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Investors invited to kickstart Amaila Falls Hydropower station project

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2021, 9:54 by Denis Chabrol Projecting that he Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will require at least 465 megawatts of electricity by 2025, the Guyana government has taken steps to revive plans to construct the Amaila Falls Hydropower station. The Prime Minister’s office has issued a request for proposals, stating that government hopes that ...

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Three suspects in GYD$2 million robbery arrested

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2021, 23:27 by Denis Chabrol Three suspects have been arrested and one XR motorcycle has been held in connection with the GYD$2 million that was snatched from a clerk on Friday the Guyana Police Force said. In all, police were told that six men, three of whom were pillion riders, participated in the Friday ...

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Guyanese businesswomen to benefit from IDB-funded project

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2021, 16:28 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese women are to benefit from an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-funded project aimed at boosting their entrepreneurial skills, the Western Hemispheric bank said Saturday. In Guyana, the IDB Group will collaborate with the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Guyana (WCCIG) to coordinate and implement We3A activities, working closely ...

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Battered body of fuel tanker driver found in vehicle by owner

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2021, 11:55 by Denis Chabrol The driver of a fuel tanker truck was early Saturday morning found dead in the driver’s seat on the Tuschen Public Road, East Bank Essequibo. Police also say his belongings have been found in a nearby market stall. He has been identified as 31-year old Laurel Samaroo of Tuschen ...

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Nine Guyanese youths chosen for the 2021 Youth Ambassadors Program

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2021, 10:09 by Denis Chabrol Nine young Guyanese, aged 15 to 18, will be representing Guyana in the virtual five-week Youth Ambassadors Program from Monday, July 26th to Friday, August 27th, 2021, the United States Embassy said at the weekend. Representing Guyana this year are Anjalita Palaniandi, Rachel Chesney, Krystal McLean Victor Nandlall, Juel ...

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Clerk robbed of GYD$2 million while waiting to pay wages

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 July 2021, 9:57 by Denis Chabrol A woman was robbed of $2 million just outside a location where she had gone to pay workers their wages. The incident occurred late Friday afternoon at Cane View, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The woman, who is a clerk, told police that she was robbed by six men who rode ...

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Granger says no no-confidence motions tabled against him, but opponents say they are coming

Last Updated on Friday, 23 July 2021, 16:57 by Denis Chabrol The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger on Friday denied that two motions of no-confidence were tabled against him, but senior party insiders said they are mobilising support to prepare for such action to be taken. “It’s a phantom motion; no text, no votes, no ...

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Fire damage several apartments at BK Quarries

Last Updated on Friday, 23 July 2021, 10:22 by Denis Chabrol Fire of unknown origin has badly damaged 10 apartments at BK Quarries, Mazaruni River and a Venezuelan worker, who was the lone occupant in the building at the time,  has been badly burnt. Police said the fire occurred at about 2:45 Thursday afternoon. “According to the worker who is ...

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Region Nine Executive Officer allegedly shot woman ‘accidentally’- police

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 July 2021, 22:19 by Denis Chabrol Police  on Thursday said the Region Nine Executive Officer, Karl Singh allegedly shot a woman to her abdomen accidentally while she was in his vehicle earlier this week. “Further investigations conducted by the police have revealed that the shooting was allegedly accidental,” the Guyana Police Force said.  Twenty-five year ...

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