APNU pushing for Tri-Partite Budget Committee

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    A Partnership for National Unity (A.P.N.U) Presidential Candidate Brigadier David Granger has issued an urgent call for the establishment of a Tri-Partite Budget Committee. The call comes before the convening of the 10th Parliament, expected to take place later this year. Granger has suggested that the proposed Tri-Partite Budget Committee be convened as […]

Union wants new Labour Minister to settle outstanding RUSAL grievances

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – says Nadir failed in responsibilities The Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) wants the new Minister of Labour, Dr. Nanda Gopaul, to address long-outstanding issues concerning employees of RUSAL’s subsidiary; Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI); Oldendorff Carriers Inc. and the state-owned Linden Electricity Company. GB&GWU yesterday said that it wrote the […]

NAMILCO: Don’t pay more for flour

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The National Milling Company (Guyana) Limited is calling on consumers to resist paying more for flour during this Christmas season. “There has been no increase in flour prices from the mill and there will be none for Christmas and consumers must resist paying any increases,” said NAMILCO’s Managing Director, Bert Sukhai, yesterday. There have […]

2011 sugar production now targeted at 240,000 tonnes

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  -Omar Shariff tipped to be new GuySuCo Chairman By Leonard Gildarie The country’s sugar production, according to latest projections, is expected to fall way below an already adjusted target. Updating Kaieteur News, officials of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) yesterday said that from all indications sugar output is expected to touch just 240,000 tonnes […]

Corpse taken out of tomb…Medical examination reveals teen’s corpse was molested

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      A medical examination which was performed on the corpse of 17-year-old Tracia Ramnarine has confirmed that she was sexually molested. Yesterday Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh examined the corpse. Last Friday morning the teen’s brother Christopher Ramnarine who had gone to the cemetery to ensure that the cement work on the tomb […]

Eight escape from NOC, some recaptured

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Eight students who are residents of the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, reportedly escaped over the weekend. The students who were committed to the correctional institution for various offences, reportedly escaped from the compound on December 10, during the morning hours. According to reports, some of the escapees did not get far […]

Pensioner’s body found in Soesdyke canal

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      A pensioner’s body was found in a canal along Back Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) yesterday. The man was identified as Herman Winters who was in his sixties and who resided at Timehri Base Road, East Bank Demerara with his wife who is a special constable. The union produced no children. […]

Canal resident succumbs after minibus crash

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – Close friend clings to life After battling for life at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for close to two days, 21-year-old Inkumar Rajcoomar, of 78 Clay Brick Road Canal Number Two, succumbed Saturday night last. According to reports, Rajcoomar, also known as ‘Ryan’ was involved in an accident on Thursday last […]

Christmas party for seniors

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Some 250 senior citizens from various homes received meals and gifts from the Bernice Mansell Foundation, a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO), on Sunday, at Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park. According to Bernice Mansell, the founder of the NGO, her foundation has been providing meals and gifts to seniors in various homes for […]

Vryheid’s Lust carpenter dies under mysterious circumstances

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – Employer claims man fell from scaffold A Vryheid’s Lust family is pleading with the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of 36-year-old Jaigobin Lakeram Sukhdeo. Sukhdeo died just before midnight at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Sunday. The dead man’s brother, Mahadeo Sukhdeo, said that his brother […]

Police Outreach to underprivileged records success

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The Guyana Police Force is anticipating the expansion of the Rosemary Lane Youth Club Programme. This will expose its members who are children from depressed communities including Tiger Bay and Albouystown to an expansive programme. Crime Chief, Seelall Persaud, made this announcement at the Force’s annual Christmas Party for the children of the Rosemary […]

Logger injured after logs fall from truck

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    A 26-year old man who fell from a log loader Tuesday last, at Baramita, Region One is currently nursing serious injuries in the Incentive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation (GPHC). According to reports, the incident occurred around 9:00am on Tuesday at the man’s work site in Baramita. Injured is […]

Brazilian President congratulates Ramotar on ascension to office

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil has congratulated President Donald Ramotar on his ascension to office. In a statement, President Dilma Rousseff stated “Mr. President, Please accept my most sincere congratulations for your victory at elections for the Presidency of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, as well as my […]

Hundreds benefit from Salvation Army donation

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      With Christmas right around the corner the Salvation Army presented Christmas hampers to vulnerable persons yesterday to bring in the holiday spirit. Hundreds gathered at the Citadel Corps, South Road and Alexander Street, Georgetown to participate in the distribution of goods. The Salvation Army had approximately 1,000 hampers for persons from low […]

Female fraud accused attempts to avoid Magistrate nixed

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  A female fraudster’s bid to have a Magistrate recuse himself from adjudicating her matter seems in limbo. Attorney-at-law Paul Fung-a-Fatt prepared the document which is really an application to the High Court. However whether he sought an order is not clear. Yesterday, Magistrate Fazil Azeez, the person named in the application, said that there […]

Two released on $300,000 bail each on attempted murder charge

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      After facing the court for allegedly attempting to kill Dexter Johnson, 27-year-old Chaka Chase and 18- year-old Keon Niles were both asked to post bail in the sum of $300,000 when they appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell yesterday. They had previously appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine -Beharry. The duo had […]

Pensioner remanded for discharging loaded firearm

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    -“I was shooting an iguana”   A 64-year-old Mocha resident was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with discharging a loaded firearm with intent. The accused Aadil Dawud appeared at the Providence Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Leslie Sobers. It is alleged that on Saturday he discharged a firearm at Jerming Giles […]

Colin Jones returns to court

December 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Colin Jones appeared in court yesterday to answer the charge of murder committed against Kurt Thierens and Adriano Tracey, 30, of William Street, Campbellville. Colin Jones will return to court on January 26, 2012. Along with him, yesterday, was Clayton Westford, who appeared to answer the charge of arson. The men appeared before […]

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