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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Journalist Colin Smith dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 October 2021, 20:57 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Press Association is profoundly saddened by the passing of our Dear Brother, Colin Smith. ‘Uncle Colin’ or ‘Smithy’, as he was fondly called, served with distinction as Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic Standard newspaper. He did not die of COVID, sources said. He also served the Caribbean through ...

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OPINION: Opposition Leader: it is not Mr. Joseph Harmon, would be Guyana’s worst nightmare

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 October 2021, 11:28 by Denis Chabrol By GHK Lall The word gaining momentum is that Mr. Joseph Harmon, current Opposition Leader, is making sounds about running again for the prized PNC leadership position.  My first reaction was ‘say that again’ which was followed by ‘this just can’t be,’ so unbelievable it was, so unsound it ...

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Three arrested for million dollar robbery on Essequibo Coast

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2021, 21:55 by Denis Chabrol Three persons were Friday arrested in connection with the stealing of  GY$1.8 million in cash and jewellery from the Good Hope, Essequibo Coast Road home of a businessman during the predawn hours, police said. The 46-year old man informed police that GY$1.5 million cash and three gold chains valued ...

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Suspect in stabbing death, robbery of businessman arrested with stolen jewellery- police

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2021, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol Police on Friday arrested a prime suspect in the stabbing death and robbery of Strathspey, East Coast Demerara businessman, investigators said. “Acting on information, a mobile police patrol arrested the suspect and the jewelry was found in his possession,” police said. Police said the 24-year old admitted to committing ...

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Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe files Cybercrime complaint against Attorney General Nandlall

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2021, 17:56 by Denis Chabrol Former Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe on Friday  filed a criminal complaint against Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall for calling him and other members of the then Police Service Commission “anarchists”  and a “bad john”.  “I have been ...

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Retired Assistant Police Commissioner resists arrest on procedural grounds; granted bail on fraud, sexual assault charges

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2021, 17:38 by Denis Chabrol Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe was Friday placed on $100,000 bail on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the Guyana Police Force of $10 million and $75,000 bail for three sexual offence charges. The cases have been adjourned to 26th November, 2021 for the continuation of those matters. ...

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Man killed by plane propeller at Kamarang Airstrip

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2021, 16:18 by Denis Chabrol A man walked into an Air Services Limited (ASL) plane’s propeller on the Kamarang Airstrip Friday afternoon before he was due to offload cargo, sources said. He has been identified as Nigel Rodrigues of Waramadong. He is not an employee of the airline, but was there to offload cargo ...

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Full Court to decide on $20 million judgement for Jagdeo’s defamation of Ferguson

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 October 2021, 17:00 by Denis Chabrol The Full Court will soon decide whether Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo will have to go ahead and pay a GY$20 million default judgement to opposition lawmaker, Annette Ferguson for defaming her. Mr. Jagdeo is challenging Justice Sandra Kurtzious’ decision. His lawyer, Davendra Kissoon said there was no real prospect ...

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