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Police Service Commission issues ultimatum to Police Commissioner to issue Promotions Order

The Police Service Commission, which government maintains has been suspended,  has given the Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie until midday Tuesday to prepare and publish a Special Promotion Order for the more than 130 officers for whom promotions have been made or face legal action. “Should you further delay to give effect to the promotions the Police Service Commission will be ...

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Retired police officer’s gun stolen while swimming at creek

A retired police officer’s 9MM pistol and ammunition are among several items stolen from his car while he, a female police inspector and another woman went to Dakara Creek, Wismar, Linden, police said. The alleged theft occurred on Saturday between 15:40 hours and 17:00 hours. The 59-year old  ex police officer told investigators that he parked his car, bearing license ...

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Eco Atlantic’s Jabilo-1 well offshore Guyana comes up dry; next stop is Sapote-1

Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Limited says the Jabilo-1 well, in the Canje Block, drilled by ExxonMobil is dry and will be plugged and abandoned, the company said on Monday. “The Jabillo-1 well in the Canje Block, offshore Guyana, reached its planned target depth and was evaluated but did not show evidence of commercial hydrocarbons,” Eco (Atlantic) said in a ...

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Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes insists murder accused was not at crime scene; livestream done instead by another lawyer

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes is insisting that Gladston Henry Jr. was at home with family members watching a livestream of the autopsy that was being conducted on his brother, Isaiah Henry, and so was nowhere near the scene of Haresh Singh who was killed last year September. Previously,  Gladston Henry’s family members, relatives and Attorney Hughes had said that Gladston Henry ...

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Nandlall, Ali assure New York-based Guyanese of “fair and inclusive” governance; opposition supporters restate discrimination

As a small group of opposition supporters protested outside a restaurant in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York about the “installed” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, Attorney General Anil Nandlall was promising that government will be fair and inclusive as possible. “We have a duty and we have a responsibility and we are committed to inclusive government,” Mr. Nandlall told ...

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Six questioned about claimed location of Haresh Singh murder accused

Six persons were Friday questioned about claims that one of the four persons, who have been charged with the murder of a 17-year old male last September, was nowhere near the scene of the crime, although police say their records contradict that alibi. Following up on its probe alleged attempts to pervert the course of justice, the Guyana Police Force ...

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APNU+AFC’s Jermaine Figueira is new Public Accounts Committee Chairman; says will rely on teamwork, experience

After failed efforts to re-elect David Patterson as Chairman of the House bipartisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC), his  fellow opposition parliamentarian Jermaine Figueira was elected to chair that accountability mechanism that oversees how public monies have been spent.  Mr. Figueira said the House Speaker Manzoor Nadir and Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs advised that Mr. Patterson could not ...

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Elsa is the first hurricane to hit Barbados in 65 years

Reproduced from Barbados Today The first hurricane to hit Barbados since 1955 has already caused island-wide destruction as it battered the island earlier today. Tropical Storm Elsa was upgraded to category one Hurricane Elsa around 8:00 a.m. as it continues to dump heavy rains across the island with maximum sustained winds of near 74 miles per hour. But, in less ...

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Suspected ganja pusher attempted to bribe sergeant- police

A man, who allegedly attempted to offer a more than $30,000 bribe to a police sergeant, after he was held for marijuana possession, now faces two charges, police said Friday. Police say that in addition to the drug charge,  the 25-year old man has been accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The offences were allegedly committed on ...

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