Crime down, but Prison population up -Benn tells Budget debate

Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn today reported to the National Assembly that due to the efforts of the government, there has been a steep reduction in all forms of serious crimes, and an increase in the prison population. The Minister who overlooks public security said cases of robberies, murders and violence have seen a […]

Government paying more for poorer quality roads -MP Patterson

Opposition Member of Parliament, David Patterson who served as Public Infrastructure Minister under the former APNU+AFC government has rebuffed statements made by Works Minister, Bishop Edghill about the quantity and quality of roads being done under the current government.   Patterson said even though the Coalition government had less money to work with, it did […]

Cops and mason remanded to jail over cocaine and marijuana bust

Just over a week after two Police Constables and a mason were nabbed in a car with a quantity of marijuana, cocaine and ammunition, the three have been charged and remanded to jail. Police Constables, Julius Cambridge and Albert Beresford along with mason, Sheldon Benjamin appeared in Court on Wednesday. According to a Police statement, […]

CANU nabs bar owner with over $3.5M worth of marijuana

Well known bar owner, Clyde Barrett aka “Clydie” is in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit and is facing drug trafficking charges. The city businessman was arrested today along Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown after his car was intercepted by CANU agents and more than 25 pounds of marijuana was found in the […]

Dispute over funding for IDPADA-G is a national embarrassment; Acting Chief Justice urges mediation

Acting Chief Justice Roxane George today described the ongoing dispute over funding for the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G), which has now evolved into a lawsuit, as a national embarrassment. She has urged the parties involved to seek mediation. “This embarrassment to our nation, two years to go, and […]

MP Forde warns of resurgence of execution styled killings in Guyana

Opposition Member of Parliament, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde has warned the government not to ignore signs of what appears to be a resurgence of execution style killings in Guyana. During his contribution to the 2023 budget debate, Mr. Forde said that the reappearance of street executioners and extrajudicial killings is symptomatic of socio-economic decay in […]

Region 10 Officials bemoan exclusion of major regional projects from 2023 budget

Declaring that all is not well in Region 10, the district’s leaders, including the Regional Chairman Deron Adams, railed into the Government this morning over the exclusion of a number of major regional projects from the National Budget including the proposed construction of the $660M Regional Administration Office and the new Wismar-Mackenzie Bridge across the […]

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