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18 months in Jail for APNU+AFC Region Five Councillor convicted of wounding plantain chip vendor

APNU+AFC Region Five Councillor, Abel Seetaram will be spending the next eighteen months in jail after being found guilty of felonious wounding. The 36-year-old man was handcuffed and handed over to Prison authorities this afternoon in Berbice after the Magistrate handed down the sentence. The sentence came following a probation report. His Attorney was hoping […]

Father and son remanded to jail over murder of Stabroek vendor

Just days before Father’s Day, a father and his son found themselves before the Chief Magistrate facing a murder charge. The two will now spend Father’s Day in jail.  54-year-old, James McKenzie and his 21-year-old son, Timothy McKenzie, who both worked as bus conductors, stood before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan this afternoon and were not […]

Four to face charges over shooting of GRA Enforcement Officers during smuggling crackdown

The Guyana Revenue Authority has announced that with the assistance of the Guyana Police Force, it has apprehended four (4) persons in connection with the shooting of GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation (LEID) Officers at Beehive, East Coast Demerara. The incident took place last Thursday as the Enforcement Officers were moving in on a property […]

Route 42 bus drivers seek fare increase and addition of new route

Mini-bus drivers who work the Georgetown-Timehri route staged a picketing exercise this morning outside the Public Infrastructure Ministry. The drivers complained to News Source that while they have not increased their fares in more than ten years, just about everything else for the operation of their mini-buses have seen increases. “All we asking for is […]

PPP nominated GECOM Commissioners not happy with Commission’s decision not to rehire Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission who were nominated for that position by the People’s Progressive Party called an “emergency” press conference this afternoon to register their disappointment with the decision by the Elections Commission to not have former Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Vishnu Persaud, return to that post. The Commission this afternoon voted […]

Exxon starts drilling at offshore Guyana projects

The ExxonMobil company today announced that it has commenced development drilling offshore Guyana. According to a statement, development drilling began last month for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production startup in 2020. The company and its co-venturers have so far discovered estimated recoverable resources of more than […]

Five men facing charges after CANU drug bust at Parika

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit has announced that five men will be facing drug possession and trafficking charges following the discovery of over 25 pounds of cocaine and more than 70 pounds of marijuana. The bust took place last Wednesday on the Parika Public Road, according to the agency. CANU agents intercepted the cocaine and […]