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Buxton carpenter electrocuted

A carpenter  has been electrocuted while building a wooden step in his home village of Buxton, East Coast Demerara, police said. He has been identified as 30-year old Conrad Spencer of Lot 10 Company Road, Buxton, East Coast Demerara. Police said that at about 9:30 Sunday morning, Spencer was cutting wood with an electrical saw that came into contact with ...

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Alleged wife killer charged with murder

The man, who allegedly killed his wife,  has been charged with murder. Police say Clarence Farley was read the indictable offence when he appeared in court on Monday before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty. He was remanded to prison until June 27. He is accused of the murder of Carnegie School of Home Economics teacher, Omega Ault, at their home at ...

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Four arrested for killing of security guard

Police have arrested four persons who allegedly murdered a security guard in the vicinity of the Brickdam Secondary School, Georgetown, the Guyana Police Force said. The woman has been identified as 21-year old Carol Davidson who lived at East La Penitence Squatting Area. She was lashed several times and stabbed to her left side chest, police said. Police say they ...

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Boat captain’s body found in fuel tank

The body of a boat captain has been found in a fuel tank aboard the vessel he was in charge of, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 28-year old Saigon Hopkinson of 71 East Potaro Road, Bartica. Police were informed that two sailors found Hopkinson’s body in the fuel tank at about 8 O’clock Monday morning. At the time, ...

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No Norton allies seen at Amna Ally’s birthday celebration

Former President David Granger and a number of his key political allies were seen at former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary, Amna Ally’s birthday celebration. Neither current leader Aubrey Norton nor any of his known PNCR internal allies were seen in the several pictures that were posted by Ganesh Mahipaul, a Central Executive member and A Partnership for ...

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David Patterson, Khemraj Ramjattan in race for AFC leader

Co-founder of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman will for the first time not be contesting any position at the upcoming National Conference, but incumbent General Secretary David Patterson is vying for only one position – Leader.| When the National Conference is held on June 11, Mr. Paterson will be coming up against co-founder Khemraj Ramjattan for the position ...

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Amended wealth fund law “promotes transparency”- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is praising the Guyana government’s amendments to the law governing the oil wealth fund. “The recent amendments to the 2019 Natural Resource Fund (NRF) Act set clear ceilings on withdrawals from the Fund for budgetary spending and promote transparency in the management and use of oil resources,” the IMF said. According to that financial institution, ...

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IMF warns Guyana about fast-tracking public investment

The International Monetary Fund  (IMF) is warning Guyana against spending rapidly on public investment projects because this can have severe economic consequences. “Staff urge caution in determining the pace of ramping up public investment. While pressing development challenges still face the country, a large surge in public investment could add inflationary pressure, affect competitiveness of the non-oil economy, lead to ...

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Guyana is now UK’s single largest trading partner in the Caribbean

The United Kingdom is boasting increasing trade with Guyana, making this oil-rich nation its single largest trading partner in the Caribbean British High Commissioner to Guyana Jane Miller said Thursday night.  Addressing the Queen’s Birthday Party, she said total trade between the UK and Guyana last year amounted to 560 million pounds sterling (approximately US$703,769,568), representing 21.6 percent of all ...

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Three arrested for separate ganja, ammo busts

Three persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with two separate busts totalling 11 kilogrammes of marijuana and several round of ammunition, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. That agency said 47-year old Raymond Tinnis, who was the lone occupant of a car, was arrested on the Mahaica Public Road for allegedly being in possession of 9.8 kilogrammes of marijuana. ...

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