Full Court grants stay on Granger’s libel trial against Nascimento and Newspaper until determination of Trial Judge issue

The Full Court has granted a stay application in favour of former President David Granger, pending its determination on whether or not Justice Navendra Singh should preside over the trial into the former president’s $2 billion libel suit against Public Communications Specialist Kit Nascimento, Stabroek News, Kaieteur News and the Guyana Times News Paper.   […]

Government and Opposition haggle over disclosure of investment plan for gas to shore project

The government and the main opposition, APNU+AFC clashed on Thursday after the ruling party refused to disclose a timeline for the availability of the final investment plan for the multi-billion-dollar gas-to-shore project. Prime Minister Mark Phillips would only say that the information will be provided in “due course”. The Government moved to the National Assembly […]

Cuban woman perishes in fiery Mabura trail smash-up

A Cuban woman, whose name has not been provided, lost her life on Thursday afternoon when the mini-bus she was in and a 4×4 pick-up collided along the Mabura trail and burst into flames. The accident occurred at around 3:20 yesterday afternoon. A Police statement explained that the two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions […]

National Intelligence Agency to increase border patrols in light of border row and oil and gas activities

The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) will be intensifying its border patrols this year as oil and gas activities ramp up offshore Guyana, Governance Minister, Gail Teixeira has announced. The agency’s budget for 2023 was increased by more than $100 million, prompting Opposition Member of Parliament, Ganesh Mahipaul to inquire about the hefty increase. […]

Guyana Catholic Bishop joins Pope in calling for repeal of existing laws that criminalize homosexuality

by Svetlana Marshall Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne has joined Pope Francis in calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality, saying that while it is a “human condition”, it must not be seen or treated as a crime. “Being homosexual is not a crime,” Pope Francis said during a recent interview with The Associated Press. Across […]

Ministry of Health to move registered nursing programme to online platform in attempt to attract more nursing students

In an effort to get more nurses in the system and ease the effects of the heavy migration of nurses, the Ministry of Health will be moving the Registered Nursing Programme from the classroom to online format. The announcement was made today by Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony. Responding to questions from Opposition Member of […]

Vigilance man remanded to jail over high-speed drug bust

One day after he led CANU agents on a high speed chase that ended when his car crashed into a trench, revealing several pounds of marijuana, Vigilance resident Odearie Phillips appeared in Court today and was remanded to jail until the 20th March. Phillips was arrested on Wednesday in Buxton after being chased by CANU […]

Businessman busted with $5.9M worth of marijuana

In its ongoing crackdown on the narco trade in Guyana, the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit arrested Norton Street businessman Kirt Browne aka “Coco Tea” with 42 pounds of marijuana in his possession. The bust took place on Wednesday during a CANU operation. Acting on information, agents descended on the man’s Norton Street premises and carried […]

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