Internet Radio

Crime

CCJ rules no-confidence motion properly passed with 33 votes

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed with a majority of 33 of the 65 seats of the National Assembly. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said nothing prohibited then government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud from voting against a measure but he could still be recalled and the vote would still be ...

Read More »

Woman, toddler hit down near Stabroek Market

A woman and a toddler were knocked down while crossing Brickdam, Georgetown, near Demico, eyewitnesses said. A speeding car, driven by a woman, fled the scene after an angry crowd converged, persons at the scene said. The pedestrian, believed to be in her 20s, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. She was surrounded by emergency responders of the Guyana ...

Read More »

OPINION: Police ‘sewage’ saturates all Guyana

by GHK Lall There is this article in the Stabroek News of June 13th, titled, “Another police rank speaks on corrupt practices in force” that says so much about here. A dirty plot thickens and darkens; many such plots. All the sewage ingredients are there: murder; coverup; de lil fine change of a cool million; de “boss man;” mole(s); another ...

Read More »

Lax security at Georgetown Hospital despite robbery of intern

Security at a section of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where a medical intern was robbed three weeks ago, up to Sunday night appeared slack, although management says it has sought to balance tightened vigilance with hassle-free access by patients. The issue of less than satisfactory security came to the fore after a medical intern was assaulted and robbed of ...

Read More »

Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 to 7 in the Cayman Islands, the CCAICACB said the time ...

Read More »

Cellular phones seized from Georgetown-based prisoners after Facebook post

Hours after prisoners at the Georgetown Prison showed off their picture-taking skills on Facebook, prison authorities on Sunday raided several cells and seized a number of phones, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said all five prisoners, who featured in the Facebook picture, would be charged. Inmates are prohibited from being in possession of cell phones. Samuels said five ...

Read More »

“There is no upsurge in crime in the State of Guyana”- Police Commissioner

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday declared that there is no spike in crime in the country, despite repeated daily reports that pedestrians and businesses are being robbed almost on a daily basis. James instead attributed the perception of increased crimes to “sensational” media reports. He assured the Guyanese diaspora and visitors that crime is not on the increase. ...

Read More »

High Court cuts police inspector’s imprisonment to a few hours for allegedly insulting magistrate

The High Court on Wednesday slashed a seven-day prison term imposed on Detective Police Inspector Prem Narine to less than one day, saying the penalty for allegedly insulting a City Magistrate was “excessive”. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire reduced the jail term imposed by Magistrate Rondel Weever to less than one day and ordered that the police officer be locked up ...

Read More »