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City Council defers vote on parking meter contract

“Nobody will push my buttons to do anything in a hurry,” declared Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, as she sought support from Councilors on Thursday to defer a vote which will decide the fate of paid parking in the city under the existing controversial contract with Smart City Solutions. The Council had gathered with the intention to […]

Miner remanded to jail for beating death of co-worker

Days after allegedly beating a co-worker to death during an argument, 35-year-old miner, Naresh Baldihoo, was remanded to prison after the charge of murder was read to him. He was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge this afternoon, when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate. The Court heard that during an […]

British Government widens Security Sector Reform project to help Guyana’s Prison system

-by Kurt Campbell- The United Kingdom has pledged new support to the Government of Guyana to reform the Prison Service under the current multimillion-dollar Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP). British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said on Thursday that as a result of the recent incidents at the Georgetown Prison, the United Kingdom is now […]

Baramita to get new school and cottage hospital

(DPI)  A new zone is being developed in Baramita  to relocate all public facilities to  a more conducive environment. This was revealed by Permanent  Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Alfred King, who recently led a team  to the area. The intention is to remove the facilities from the distractions and noise […]

4 years in jail for taxi driver caught trafficking marijuana

A Taxi Driver who was recently caught with five pounds of Marijuana, was yesterday sentenced to 4 years in Prison after he appeared in Court and enter a guilty plea to the charge. 40-year-old Raymond Roberts from Kuru Kururu, East Bank Demerara (EBD) made his first appearance before a Magistrate yesterday and pleaded guilty to […]

More cellphones and improvised weapons found at Camp St. jail

Still reeling from the prison break that left a prison officer dead and most of the Camp Street jail gutted, and another prison break just after at Lusignan, the Guyana Prison Service has found itself launching another investigation into the presence of illegal items at the at the only building left standing in the Camp […]

Dawn Hastings shifted to Ministry of the Presidency as Minister of Public Affairs

President David Granger appears to be strengthening his Ministry of the Presidency, by shifting Ministers into the Ministry with new portfolios. Just weeks after shifting the Education Minister to the Ministry of the Presidency as Minister of Public Service, the President today confirmed that Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hastings, will also be […]