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Determination of “fit and proper” for GECOM job is at President’s discretion -AG Williams

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senior Counsel Basil Williams, has added his interpretation of the constitution regarding the appointment of a Chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission. President David Granger on Sunday rejected the six nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader after he found that they were all “unacceptable” for the job based […]

Three in custody over Club Privilege shooting incident

Three persons have been taken into custody for questioning as Police investigators continue their probe into reports of a shooting incident that is believed to have taken place in the Privilege nightclub on Main Street. Commander of the A’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Asst. Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken, confirmed the arrests to News […]

Jagdeo seeks meeting with President Granger over GECOM Chairman nominees and interpretation of Constitutional requirements

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has written to President David Granger, requesting that he offers some clarity on his interpretation of the qualifications for the job of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. The President on Sunday announced that he found the six nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader to be “unacceptable” for the job based […]

Brigadier Patrick West takes helm of GDF as Chief of Staff

Just three months after Brigadier George Lewis took over as Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, a new Chief of Staff has been sworn into office as Brigadier Lewis heads off into retirement. President David Granger on Tuesday morning administered the oath of office to new Chief of Staff, Brigadier Patrick West.   […]

CARICOM Council meeting examining CARICOM/US relations as Trump prepares to take office

The Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, believes that 2017 has the potential to be an “ascending year” for the regional body as the Community continues to grapple with issues of low growth, correspondent banking, climate change, crime and security and restrictions and access to concessional development financing. He made that observation on Monday, […]

Pregnant woman dies in latest road accident

A 25-year-old pregnant woman is the country’s latest road fatality. The East Coast Demerara woman has been identified as Donnis Higgins. She died yesterday morning after being involved in an accident In the West Coast Berbice area. According to reports, the mother of one was a passenger in a car, when driver lost control while […]

Importation refused for Flavoured milk from Bahrain

The Government Analyst -Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has announced that it has refused entry of one 20ft container containing seven thousand, two hundred of Awal Junior Milk (Strawberry, Banana and Chocolate -flavours) which were being imported from Kingdom of Bahrain. According to a statement from the Department, samples of the milk were submitted to […]