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Jagdeo to ask High Court to throw out GYD$20 million libel judgement for Annette Ferguson

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, against whom a GYD$20 million judgment was issued by the High Court for defaming former coalition Housing Minister Annette Ferguson, failed to file a defence because of the 2020 election issues and the closure of High  Court operations due to the coronavirus, Senior Counsel Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. Mr. Nandlall said his client would be asking ...

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High Court orders Jagdeo to pay Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million or face jail, property confiscation

The High Court has ordered Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo to pay Former Housing Minister in the then A  Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration, Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million for defaming her. One of Mr. Jagdeo’s lawyers was late Tuesday afternoon writing a media response to the High Court decision. Mr. Jagdeo, according to the judgment  seen today, is ...

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Roger Khan says “bullets were meant for me”; police deny Fagundes killing probe compromised

Convicted drug-lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, who had publicly claimed to have prevented the Bharrat Jagdeo administration from being toppled, on Monday said he was the intended target of gunmen who killed his “son” Ricardo “Paper Short” and he accused police of deliberately responding slow to the incident. “This was not an attack on Ricardo…He died in my place. Make no ...

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COVAX vaccines arrive in Guyana

Guyana today received 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “The arrival marks a historic step towards ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in the largest vaccine procurement and ...

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14-year old boy sustains minor injuries in accident involving Harmon’s vehicle

A 14-year old boy was injured in an accident Saturday night allegedly caused by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon’s vehicle knocking three vehicles at a traffic light, and the driver risks being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. “As a result of the collision, a 14 year-old male passenger of Linden received injuries about his body and was taken ...

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227 now dead from COVID

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll on Sunday climbed even further with the passing of two more persons. They are a 30-year old woman and a 78-year old man from Region Four – Demerara/ Mahaica. This now means that 227 persons have died since last year March when the virus was first confirmed in Guyana. The Health  Ministry also says that 96 ...

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Fire severely damage East Berbice pensioner’s home

A fire believed to be of electrical origin Saturday night virtually destroyed the home of a 65-year old man at Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice. “A neighbour said he was on his verandah when he noticed sparks coming from a GPL utility pole in front of the now destroyed building. The neighbour claimed that shortly after he saw smoke coming ...

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Minibus driver stabbed to death; fisherman arrested

A driver of Wrong-Turn Squatting Area, Tuschen   , East Bank Essequibo was early this morning stabbed to death during a drinking spree. Dead is 34-year old Floyd Mc Garrell.  The incident occurred at about 4:45 this morning at Back Street, Tuschen. Police say they are treating the killing as murder. The suspect, a 41-year old fisherman from Tuschen, has ...

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