Guyana

GRA probes Land Cruiser imported by Jagdeo in 2016 … but registered this year

Kaieteur News - 50 min 52 sec fa
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has reportedly been probing a case in which questions have been raised about a Toyota Land Cruiser that was brought in by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in 2016. The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), which was reportedly assigned PXX 7800, was said to have reportedly been brought in on a tax […]
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Goodbye Sandra!

Kaieteur News - 51 min 48 sec fa
The Guyana Press Association yesterday joined in saluting Sandra Prince, A.A, as she heads into retirement after some 30 years as a Presidential photographer. Sandra started her career at the Guyana Public Communication Agency and worked with every Head of State since the late Hugh Desmond Hoyte. She has been the hands behind the images […]
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Failure to call elections in three months will demonstrate disrespect for Constitution, CCJ ruling –Ramson

Kaieteur News - 52 min 53 sec fa
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) unambiguously ruled on Tuesday that the Opposition’s No-Confidence Motion enjoyed a successful passage when it was put before the National Assembly on December 21, last. It follows now that President David Granger should call elections in three months. To do anything less, would demonstrate disrespect for the Constitution and […]
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Six months in… $20M Creative Industries Funding Initiative yet to take off

Kaieteur News - 53 min 53 sec fa
The Department of Social Cohesion of the Ministry of the Presidency has not indicated the awardees of its pilot Guyana Fund for Cultural and Creative Industries (GFCCI). And it’s already halfway into the year. Last December, Kaieteur News reported that Cultural Policy Advisor to the Department of Social Cohesion, Ruel Johnson, suggested the initiative to […]
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Opposition files police, ERC complaints against Nagamootoo, Jordan for inciteful statements

Kaieteur News - 55 min 12 sec fa
The Opposition has written the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James; and the Chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), Dr. John Smith, C.C.H, complaining about inciting statements of Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, and Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, made recently. The Opposition is contending that the two officials made inciting statements. In the released letter to […]
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Ralphie can’t talk and de Waterfalls paper can’t write

Kaieteur News - 56 min 3 sec fa
This is de time when strange things does happen. After de no confidence vote in Parliament Jagdeo seh people gun tek to de streets. And indeed when de three months was up dem boys see one of de biggest picketing exercise. That stop after one day because the Appeal Court hand down a funny ruling […]
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Filaria drugs like any other have side effects – PAHO/WHO Rep.

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 8 min fa
“Every drug that is used by any human being has side effects,” said Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation [PAHO/WHO] Resident Representative, Dr. William Adu Krow. The PAHO/WHO Representative made this disclosure as he spoke to the side effects related to treatment for lymphatic filariasis [filaria]. At a Ministry of Public Health spearheaded forum, Dr. […]
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Security guard found dead in hut… PM reveals that victim died from blunt force trauma

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 9 min fa
A post-mortem examination yesterday, on the body of Keegan Boston, the security guard attached to the Cummings Electrical Company, concluded that Boston died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head which is consistent with a fall. Boston was found dead in his guard hut on Sunday.. Boston’s body was positively identified by […]
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GHPC’s Pharmacy Week attracts overwhelming turnout

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 11 min fa
In celebration of Commonwealth Pharmacy Day, the pharmaceutical department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) launched a week-long series of events. These events are aimed at educating people about sicknesses and diseases that plague and affect thousands of Guyanese people. Thus far, according to the pharmacists of the hospital, this event has attracted the […]
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CJ orders Minister Patterson to explain Berbice Bridge takeover

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 12 min fa
Chief Justice Roxane George has ordered Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, to supply the Claimant, the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated, (BBCI) giving reasons for the decision to take over the bridge. Patterson had failed to provide the court with facts on the Toll Order for Government’s takeover of the Berbice River Bridge, despite being […]
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Aftermath of CCJ rulings…

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 16 min fa
Ram supports call for elections in 60 days Prominent Attorney- at –law, Christopher Ram, is supporting a call for regional and general elections to be held within 60 days. His call comes hours after Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, shared a similar view. Jagdeo believes that the elections can be held in three months. […]
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Woman confesses in court to strangling son, 8, with bed sheet

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 16 min fa
A 31-year-old woman awaits sentencing for killing her eight-year-old son. The mother, Sonya King, admitted that she strangled Emanuel King with a bed sheet while the child was fast asleep. Although she was initially charged with murdering her son, Sonya opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when she appeared before Justice […]
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Caribbean countries must come together for the total elimination of nuclear weapons

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 18 min fa
Caribbean Countries are being urged to come together with Guyana to sign the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons and their use. This was iterated at a Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) forum held at the Princess Ramada Hotel, yesterday. This forum was organized for the purpose of involving Caribbean Countries to actively […]
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Govt. waiting on GECOM advice for elections date —President tells CARICOM’s chief

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 19 min fa
President David Granger yesterday met with Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the Ministry of the Presidency. During their interaction, the Head of State informed Ambassador LaRocque that the Government of Guyana respects the rule of law and will abide by the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “I […]
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Alleged lumber thief granted bail

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 20 min fa
A man was yesterday granted bail when he appeared before a City Magistrate to answer to a break and enter and larceny charge. Twenty-nine-year- old Christopher Kumaje, of Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty. The charges stated between March 5, 2019 and March 6, 2019, in Georgetown, he […]
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Public health sector better positioned to care for microcephaly babies — 17 being afforded rehabilitation and paediatric care

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 21 min fa
In excess of 20 cases of microcephaly births have been recorded by the Ministry of Public Health since 2016 and about 17 of these are currently benefiting from rehabilitative and paediatric services. Although the Ministry had initially guarded its microcephaly information, yesterday it made known that related births were recorded to date in Regions One, […]
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Smart urban development master plan to identify infrastructural needs–Dr. Mark Bynoe

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 23 min fa
Dr. Mark Bynoe, Director of the Department of Energy, said that one of the functions of the Urban Development Master Plan is to identify infrastructural needs in the country. Guyana should develop a smart Urban Master Plan because the small population provides an opportunity not to be focused heavily on labour intensive methods, Bynoe said. […]
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Saying goodbye:

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 24 min fa
President David Granger yesterday morning received a farewell courtesy call from outgoing High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam at the Ministry of the Presidency. High Commissioner Mahalingam served a five-year tenure in Guyana.
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Man freed on time served after manslaughter plea

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 25 min fa
Justice Navindra Singh freed a man on time served yesterday. The man Rayon Dick, who had been incarcerated since 2007 for the murder of mining camp cook, Hubert Albert, appeared at the Demerara High Court where he opted to plead guilty to manslaughter. He was initially indicted for murder. According to reports, 55-year-old Albert was […]
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Man admits to fatally stabbing wife, to be sentenced

Kaieteur News - 1 ora 26 min fa
Now that he has confessed before Justice James Bovell-Drakes to fatally stabbing his common law wife to death, Seon Singh was on Tuesday remanded to prison. He will return to court on July 18, when he will be sentenced. Initially charged with the murder of 39-year-old Indranie Sugrim, Singh threw himself at the mercy of […]
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