3 policemen under close arrest following new sodomy claim

The Guyana Police Force has placed three of its own ranks under close arrest following claims by a 16-year-old young man who reportedly works as a commercial sex worker, that he was taken to the police mobile outpost outside the Stabroek market and sodomised by the three policemen. According to a statement from the police, […]

Bandit shot dead during afternoon heist

Police were called to the scene of a robbery incident in the Dazelle Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, where a business owner shot one of three bandits dead during a mid afternoon confrontation on Wednesday. Deputy Police Commissioner, Crime Chief Seelal Persaud confirmed that an investigation is ongoing into the incident. He said the business […]

Student stabbed at Richard Ishmael Sec. during lunch time brawl

Police were called in to the Richard Ishmael Secondary School in Woolford Avenue, Georgetown on Wednesday midday when one student stabbed another to his hand during a lunch time brawl. News Source understands that the 14-year-old third form student and the 16-year-old fifth former were involved in fight in the school compound over old grievances […]

National Assembly cannot cut budget -High Court

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on Wednesday declared that the National Assembly  through the Committee of Supply “acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally in purporting to reduce or cut the estimates of expenditure of the Minister of Finance for the financial year 2012.” The ruling indicates that the National Assembly could either give or withhold approval to sections […]

Granger to Ramotar: Sign those Bills

Guyana’s Leader of the Opposition Brigadier (Rtd.) David Granger has described as “contemptuous”, the decision by President Donald Ramotar not so assent to a number of Bills that were passed by the National Assembly. Mr. Granger said he is dismayed that the Head of State has decided not to sign into law, the Fiscal Management and […]

No legalisation of marijuana here -Rohee

(GINA) Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee on Tuesday reaffirmed the Government of Guyana’s zero-tolerance policy on all drugs that are deemed illicit, including marijuana, whose legalisation has recently sparked significant debate at the international level. The Minister was at the time speaking at the launch of the National Drug Report for 2012, compiled by […]

Contractors damage GT&T cable at Bartica; service affected

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is once again pleading with contractors across the country to inform the company of heavy-duty excavation works. More than 600 GT&T customers in Bartica have been affected by damage caused to several of GT&T cables in the mining district by a third-party contractor, the company said. “This significant damage […]

Police & Social Services failing trafficking victims -GWMO

With Guyana still on the U.S Government’s watch list as a country where human trafficking remains a big problem, the Guyana Women Miners Organisation is expressing worry about the care that is offered to victims of trafficking in persons once they are rescued from a life of “modern-day slavery”. The GWMO which has been leading […]

Govt. blocking GT&T from expanding

Close to four years since the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company applied to the Government for permission to expand its mobile platform to make the way for 3G and 4G technology, the company is still holding for a favourable response from the administration. GT&T Chief Executive Officer, RK Sharma on Saturday evening explained that “we […]