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Murder accused, “Topcat” shot, arrested… Wanted for shooting death of phone card sales rep

Murder accused Wayne Castello called “Topcat”, was shot and arrested at about 8 O’clock  Thursday night when he opened fire on police during efforts to apprehend him,  the Guyana Police Force said. Police say the incident occurred at Genip Lane, East Ruimveldt. Investigators say he attempted to escape on a motorcycle. When a policeman exited his patrol vehicle, Castello opened fire. ...

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Former Finance Minister Greenidge, former T&T Energy Minister on President’s Local Content Panel

President Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced key appointments to Guyana’s Local Content Panel, which is expected to conduct expansive consultation and review and devise recommendations that will inform the country’s Local Content Policy. “I strongly believe that Guyanese must play an integral role and benefit from the fortunes of the sector,” President Ali was quoted as saying in an ...

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Guyana-originated Eastern Airlines flight suffers engine failure on JFK Airport approach

Director-General of Guyana’s Civil Aviation Department, Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that an Eastern Airlines flight from Georgetown was forced to shut down an engine on its approach to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. He says Eastern Airlines has already informed the Civil Aviation Authority and has since sent an email detailing an account of the incident. ...

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Guyana’s environmental chief sent on leave

The Executive Director of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams was Thursday sent on leave even as that environmental watchdog agency is in the middle of considering ExxonMobil’s Field Development Plan for the Payara well. Mr. Adams said the Office of the President’s Permanent Secretary, Abena Moore issued him the letter Thursday afternoon informing him that he is ...

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APNU+AFC election petition to be filed on Monday

by Samuel Sukhnandan With just a few more days left before the deadline, the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition has announced plans to file an election petition in the High Court on Monday, according to incoming Opposition Leader Mr. Joseph Harmon. This information was revealed via social media on Thursday in a post appearing on Mr. ...

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Parliament to facilitate first time hybrid sitting; President proclaims Sept. 1 for Parliament

Members of Parliament (MPs) will have the option to participate virtually when Parliament is convened, as a decision has been made to adopt the hybrid model of in-person and online attendance, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Clerk of the National Assembly Mr. Sherlock Isaacs told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that the decision was based on the ...

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President Ali maintains sight on probe, overhaul of electoral system

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday restated that his administration continues to insist on revamping the electoral machinery to the satisfaction of all Guyanese and the international community. He hoped that the appointment of Attorney-at-Law Manoj Narayan as an Elections Commissioner would  pave the way for the Elections Commission to reform the system that had been hit with several snags and ...

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Police denies violating Clairmont Mingo’s constitutional rights

As the High Court prepares to hear Region Four elections Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo’s request to be released from police custody, the Guyana Police Force Thursday afternoon refuted claims that he was denied access to his lawyers. Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie has been served an order for the habeas corpus case to be heard at 1:30pm Thursday. Mr Mingo denies ...

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Clairmont Mingo asks High Court to order his release from police custody

Region Four Elections Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo on Thursday asked the High Court to order his release from police custody. “I am advised by our Attorneys-at-Law and verily believe the same to be true that the police are in breach of the applicant’s fundamental right to his liberty…that the applicant has been detained without lawful excuse and in violation of ...

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Harmon confirms he’ll be Guyana’s Opposition Leader; vows to give PPP a tough time

Sixteen days after Mr Joseph Harmon was co-opted to sit on the executive of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), he on Wednesday confirmed that he would be officially voted in as Opposition Leader when the National Assembly meets for the first time following the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Appearing on an APNU+AFC coalition social media page, ...

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