GECOM to interview candidates for DCEO position on Wednesday

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) took a decision today to interview four of the shortlisted candidates who are vying for the position of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO). The candidates, Melanie Marshall, Mohamed Arjoon, Deodat Persaud and Aneal Giddings are to be interviewed on Wednesday. Initially, Neil Bacchus was among those shortlisted, however, he was […]

17-year-old in custody for murder of Port Kaituma Porknocker

Police investigators in Port Kaituma in Region One, have detained a 17-year-old youth from the village, who is accused of murdering a 21-year-old porknocker from the same community. The porknocker’s body was found at the side of the roadway near his home with blood oozing from his head early this morning. Persons in the area […]

Charlestown man remanded for murder of grandmother

The Charlestown man, who told Police investigators that he panicked after accidentally hitting his grandmother across the head resulting in her death, and later dumping her body in an empty lot, was today charged with the elderly woman’s murder and remanded to jail. The 27-year-old Charlestown resident, Yonnic Gilpin, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly today […]

Multi million project to improve maternal and child health launched

The Canadian High Commission together with the Ministry of Health launched a CAD$2.5 million Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project today. The five-year project, which is being funded by Global Affairs Canada, will be executed by McMaster University. It is designed to improve the quality and availability of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) care […]

WPA calls for widespread boycott of local government elections

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), which has already indicated that it will not be participating in the upcoming local government elections, is now calling on citizens to boycott the elections. At a press conference this morning, WPA Executive Member, Tacuma Ogunseye, said the Local Government Elections are a “political entrapment” given the Government’s domination at […]

New British Airways service to see links with St. Lucia and UK

British Airways has officially started its schedule service between Guyana and the United Kingdom. The airline will have twice weekly flights between London and Georgetown via St. Lucia. At around 6pm on Monday, the British Airways Boeing 777 aircraft touched down at the Cheddi Jagan Airport with its inaugural flight to Guyana. The new service […]

PAC Chairman calls out government over “deliberate and consistent” absence from Public Accounts meetings

A frustrated Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Jermaine Figueira complained again today that the Government is deliberately stalling the work of the PAC. Today marks three weeks since the Public Accounts Committee last met at the Public Buildings. In a statement on Sunday, Mr Figueira laid the blame at the feet of the […]

US-sponsored conference examining asset recovery and money laundering issues in Guyana

The Guyana Asset Recovery Conference opened today at the Guyana Marriott Hotel with the US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch challenging the local legislators to update the country’s asset recovery framework to allow for greater prosecution.   “Asset recovery legislative frameworks are critical to taking the profit from crime. While we understand the challenge of reform, we […]

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