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DPP withdraws private criminal charges against Lowenfield, Mingo, Lawrence; concerns raised about govt MP as prosecutor

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack has withdrawn the private criminal charges against Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo and Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence. Defence Counsel Nigel Hughes confirmed that the DPP’s decision is based on the fact that the police have since instituted similar charges against Though  ...

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Thieves steal GYD$600,000 in stocks from West Demerara grocery

A grocery and snackette at Anna Catherina Public Road, West Coast Demerara was raided of more than GYD$633,000 worth of items, but so far no one has been arrested, police said. The shopkeeper, 57-year old Nafiza Samtani of Hague Public Road, West Coast Demerara, believed that the break and enter and larceny occurred between 9:30 PM on Tuesday, October 20, ...

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No data plan needed for several educational websites- GTT

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) on Thursday announced that it has inked a deal with the Ministry of Education that would see Guyanese paying nothing to visit several educational websites. “By zero-rating the websites, those visiting the websites would be able to browse – and learn-without an internet data plan,” the telecoms provider said. Among the zero-rated websites are ...

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Two of three prison escapees recaptured

Two of the three prisoners, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, were recaptured hours after  at Zeelugt Public Road, East Bank Essequibo, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. The Prison Chief said Alex Matthias and Arnold Kennedy would “aid in the ongoing investigation for the escape and they will also be processed for charges.” Mr. Samuels said ...

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Suspected toy gun attacker at Chief Justice’s residence on eve of elections petition case management; govt beefs up security amid political brouhaha

A man allegedly attacked two police security guards at the home of Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire Wednesday afternoon with what seemed to be a toy gun,a  day before she is due to hold a case management conference for the two elections petition by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). The Guyana government has since announced that ...

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Three murder accused escape from Lusignan Prison

Three inmates have escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, police and prison officials confirmed Wednesday. The escapees have been identified as Alex Matthias of Alex Mathias of Good Hope Dock Yard, Essequibo; Mark Rafino of Goed Intent Village, West Bank Demerara and Arnold Kennedy of Lot 847 Zeeburg Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels ...

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Guyana gets CXC grades for subjects at 14 schools after free reviews

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Tuesday said that Guyana has received grades for subjects at 14 of 20 institutions after getting free-of-cost reviews. The Minister explained that most of the 20 schools that had “ungraded” for certain subjects were due to the fact that the teachers and the Central Ministry failed in ensuring that the SBAs reached CXC or ...

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Bank of Guyana softening identification requirements for bank accounts

The Bank of Guyana on Tuesday announced that it is takings steps to relax the identification and home address requirements by commercial banks and other licenced financial institutions for persons to open and maintain accounts. “These measures which will confirm to the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations are intended to reduce the burden on individuals who had previously faced challenges ...

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