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 […]

U.S State Department wants Guyana to “vigorously investigate and prosecute sex and labour trafficking cases”

The State Department of the United States wants authorities in Guyana to “vigorously investigate and prosecute sex and labor trafficking cases and hold convicted traffickers accountable with time in prison that is commensurate with the severity of the crime”. That was one of the recommendations put forward by the United States for Guyana in its […]

PPP accuses Government of “mishandling” controversy with Venezuela

Guyana’s main opposition party, the People’s Progressive Party has blasted the administration of President David Granger of mishandling the Venezuelan claim controversy with “blunders”. At a Monday morning press conference, the General Secretary of the party that was booted out of office after nearly 23 years, accused the new government of not doing enough on […]