Virgin Atlantic expresses interest in Guyana route

The UK based Virgin Atlantic Airline is eyeing the Guyana market and once all goes well, the airline could possibly start its service to Guyana in 2020. Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson announced on Friday that a top official of the airline has reached out to the Government. “They were on a Skype call […]

Rape accused jailed for assault of conductor

A 40-year-old mini-bus driver, who is currently awaiting a High Court trial for rape, was today sentenced to six weeks in jail after being found guilty of assault. The man, Adrian Brandt, who told the Court that he is a father of 19 children, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to the offence. With […]

WPA sticks with Coalition, but eyes bigger role

The Working People’s Alliance, which is one of the junior partners in the coalition government, is sticking with the coalition for the next elections but wants to ensure that it gets a bigger voice and is allowed to play a bigger role in a new APNU+AFC government. WPA Executive Member, David Hinds, told a media […]

Jagdeo trying to get power by creating political confusion -Aubrey Norton

Executive Member of the People’s National Congress, Aubrey Norton, on Friday blasted the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over his claims that the APNU+AFC government is illegal. At his party’s weekly press conference at Congress Place, Mr. Norton said it is established that there is no illegal government and Jagdeo is making statements that cannot be […]

“Cocaine Pops” remanded to jail over cocaine in shoes bust

The 66-year-old man who was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with over 200 grams of cocaine stashed in his shoes has been charged and remanded to jail. The accused, Roderick Andrew Chase, appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded not guilty to the charge. It is […]

GECOM awaits written Court ruling before deciding on way forward; Over 230,000 registered so far during H2H

The Guyana Elections Commission held its first statutory meeting under the Chairmanship of Justice Claudette Singh today. The meeting came one day after the ruling by Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire, who declared that the ongoing house-to-house registration by the Elections Commission is not illegal and that she could not set a date for elections. Today’s […]

Guyana records improved performance at CSEC

The Education Ministry has announced that 73% of the students who wrote the CSEC examinations this year have recorded grade 1 to 3 passes in five or more subjects. Education Minister Nicolette Henry announced the results yesterday afternoon and said Guyana’s pass rate is higher than the 64% regional pass rate recorded by the Caribbean […]

House to House Registration is Legal; Court cannot set date for elections -CJ rules

Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire this afternoon ruled that the ongoing house-to-house registration exercise is not illegal and is not unconstitutional. However, she also indicated that there is no residency requirement for registration. The Chief Justice also ruled that the Court cannot set a date or timeline by which elections should be held. The applicant, Christopher […]

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