Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The former Personnel Officer of the Ministry of Public Service who is already facing forgery charges before the courts, could find herself being questioned in relation to another fraud matter following the discovery of a $127 Million fraud that occurred at the Ministry under the previous administration. The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a […]

Berbice Bridge toll to be reduced as government looks to offer subsidy to Bridge Company

The government is expected to offer the Berbice Bridge Company a subsidy so that citizens could benefit from a reduction in tolls, as promised in its 100 days plan. The decision to reduce the toll along with the scale of reduction was settled on by Cabinet on Tuesday. Governance Minister Raphael Trotman told media operatives today that […]

Former Minister Jennifer Westford and Personnel Officer granted bail for government vehicle scam charges

Former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford was granted $800, 000 bail this morning on four attempted larceny charges which stemmed from the probe into the illegal transfer of government vehicles that belong to the Public Service Ministry. The former Personnel Officer for the Minister, Margaret Cummings was granted $1.2 Million bail on four charges […]

Best interest of country to close clubs and bars at 2:00am using 1982 law – Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan is defending his decision to enforce a 1982 law that restricts entertainment spots from remaining open after 2:00am and Ramjattan is convinced that his move is in the best interest of the country. In a statement earlier today, the Public Security Ministry said that “after taking into account the negative […]

Totally false that government has purchased new luxury vehicles -Trotman

The Government of Guyana has denied reports by the opposition People’s Progressive Party that it had purchased 52 Land Cruisers for use by government officials. Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman told a media conference on Wednesday that the reports are entirely false and clarified that no vehicle has been procured by the APNU+AFC administration.  “I’m embarrassed […]

PPP rushes to Jennifer Westford’s defense and accuses DPP of falling to political pressure

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party believes that the decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to recommend criminal charges against former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford is as a result of political pressure. The DPP yesterday recommended that criminal charges be filed against the former PPP government Minister and her former Personnel Officer over […]

Former Govt. Minister Jennifer Westford and Personnel Officer to be charged in vehicle transfer scam

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack has recommended that the Guyana Police Force files criminal charges against former Minister of Public Service Jennifer Westford and her former Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings in relation to the illegal transfer of state vehicles to private individuals. The DPP returned the file to the police this afternoon with the […]