GTUC calls on Government to stop “parading” Mahdia fire victims and their families

The Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) has accused the Government of “parading” the victims of the Mahdia dorm fire tragedy and their families, further deepening the emotional and psychological trauma already being experienced by them. In a statement, the GTUC said based on consultation with mental health practitioners, the parading of injured children and the […]

EPA serves oil company with enforcement notice for unlimited liability guarantee coverage

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has served Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) with an Enforcement Notice directing it to have an Unlimited Liability Parent Company Guarantee in place as stipulated by the High Court. The EPA’s Attorney, Sanjeev Datadin made the disclosure in the Court of Appeal today as the EPA ‘teamed up’ […]

Mother and teenage daughter found dead in Providence home

Police investigators are probing the death of a Providence woman and her daughter. The decomposed bodies of the two were found in the woman’s Providence home on Wednesday afternoon. The dead woman has been identified as 38-year-old Petrous Ross-Latchman. The 13-year-old daughter has been identified as Gabrielle Ross. The bodies were discovered by the woman’s […]

Scissors, marijuana, needles and knives among prohibited items found in backpacks of East Coast students

Police investigators on Tuesday confiscated several prohibited items from Secondary School students on the East Coast of Demerara. The Ministry of Education and the Guyana Police Force commenced an operation to tackle anti-social behaviors exhibited by students in schools with its first stop on the East Coast. The operation dubbed “shakedown” saw lectures and searches […]

Chief Justice dismisses second APNU attempt to halt Local Elections

A second attempt by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to block the Local Government Elections failed today with Chief Justice Roxane George ruling that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) did not breach the constitution with the establishment of new constituencies, as argued by the party. Through its Chief Scrutineer, Carol Smith-Joseph, the APNU challenged […]

IDPADA-G tells International UN Forum of Government’s withdrawal of subvention and little advancement in progressing agreed principles

The International Decade for People of African Decent- Guyana (IDPADA-G)has told the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent Assembly at the United Nations, that there are threats to the livelihoods of Afro-Guyana. The organization’s representatives told the forum of the organisation’s own troubles with the government, highlighting the government’s decision to withhold funds from […]

APNU’s case challenging LGE voters list thrown out by Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George, this afternoon dismissed an application filed by A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Chief Scrutineer, Carol Smith-Joseph challenging the List of Voters for Local Government Elections, declaring that the application lacked evidence, and was riddled with unsubstantiated claims.  “It does appear that relying on unsubstantiated and inadmissible evidence, the applicant […]

Pilot denies trafficking in persons allegations; Claims dispute with workers over salaries at center of allegations

One day after the Guyana Police Force issued a wanted bulletin for local pilot, Orlando Charles, the wanted man has issued a statement denying the allegations of trafficking in persons being made against him and expressing surprise at the bulletin issued by the Police. In the statement, Charles said there is an outstanding issue with […]

GTU launches protest against Government over outstanding issues related to salaries and benefits for teachers

Led by its President, Mark Lyte and General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald, the Guyana Teachers Union today picketed outside the Ministry of Finance calling for outstanding salary increase issues for teachers to be addressed as a matter of urgency. The Union wants the multi-year proposal submitted to the government to be given urgent attention. On […]