APNU Member Jaipaul Sharma resigns from Parliament

APNU Member of Parliament Jaipaul Sharma on Thursday submitted his resignation from the National Assembly to the Speaker Raphael Trotman. Mr. Sharma said his resignation comes in wake of the attack on him by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand who on Tuesday shouted in the National Assembly that the APNU should ask its member Sharma […]

Speaker lifts ban on Priya Manickchand

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman on Thursday said having reviewed tapes of the interruption by Education Priya Manickchand and her later statement, he has decided that he will no longer block the Minister from making her presentation during the Budget debates. Manickchand was banned by the Speaker on Tuesday after she shouted from […]

Kartel and crew sentenced to life in prison

(Jamaican Gleaner)  Dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is to serve 35 years before he becomes eligible for parole. He and the three other men convicted for Lizard’s murder were each given life sentences a short […]

Manickchand says her statement not meant to “offend”

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand on Wednesday told the National Assembly that her statement made on Tuesday in the House about asking APNU Member of Parliament Jaipaul Sharma about statutory rape, was not meant to offend anyone, but she continued her refusal to apologise for the remark. In a brief statement before the start of […]

MP’s blast Inews for graphic photo of dead child

Members of Parliament from both sides of the National Assembly and some Ministers of Government have expressed shock and disgust at the decision by online news Inews which is owned by Government Minister Robert Persaud to publish a graphic photo of a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide. Minister of Human Services Jennifer Webster told News […]

DPP makes move to reopen Randy Jagdeo case

Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack is awaiting the depositions in the case involving businessman Randy Jagdeo who was set free by the Chief Magistrate on a murder charge following the failure of some witnesses to appear in court. Speaking to News Source on Wednesday, the DPP explained that she wrote to the Chief […]

Vyphuis calls on Police Officers to display honesty

Retiring Assistant Police Commissioner and A’ Division Commander, George Vyphuis on Wednesday morning called for junior ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be more honest when interacting with members of the public. Addressing a retirement parade held in his honour at Police Headquarters, the Assistant Police Commissioner “I would wish to call on the […]

Local security agents trained in port security

 A team of International Port Security (IPS) program instructors from the United States Coast Guard delivered a technical course on the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code to key officials and stakeholders March 23-28. The International Port Security Program seeks to reduce risks to international and U.S. ports and ships and to facilitate secure maritime […]

Priya banned from Budget debates

Education Minister Priya Manickchand has been banned by the Speaker of the National Assembly from making presentations during the budget debates after she refused to apologise for a heckling remark she made against APNU Member of Parliament, Jaipaul Sharma. During the presentation of APNU Member Volda Lawrence about sexual abuse and statutory rape, the Education […]