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Harmon accuses DPP Office of “reeking in partiality”

Opposition Leader Joe Harmon has accused the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of “reeking in partiality” when it comes to some recommendations for charges coming out of the office. Speaking to reporters this morning as he protested the charges against Opposition MP and former Minister David Patterson, the Leader of the Opposition said […]

Patterson and Adams granted bail on fraud conspiracy charges over Demerara Bridge feasibility contract

Former Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and former General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams appeared in Court this morning to face fraud conspiracy charges related to a contract for a feasibility study for the new Demerara Bridge that was signed more than three years ago. Both Patterson and Adams were granted […]

Guyanese fishing vessels and crew detained by Venezuelan Navy; Government calls for release

Two Guyanese registered fishing vessels and their crew have been detained by the Venezuelan Navy after being seized offshore Guyana within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The Government of Guyana is looking for answers and wants the vessels and their crew released by Venezuela. The interception and detention of the fishing vessels, Lady Nayera and Sea […]

Some Success squatters move on; Others remain

Most of the squatters who occupied lands at South Success on the East Coast of Demerara have left, leaving behind uninhabited shacks. However, there are still persons who have found alternatives ways to stay even though portions of the lands are inundated. Those persons who continue to occupy the lands after it was flooded, sought […]

East Ruimveldt man remanded over armed robbery of soldier

An East Ruimveldt Man was today charged and remanded to jail over an armed robbery committed on a member of the Guyana Defence Force. The accused, 33-year-old, Melvin Jeane appeared before the Chief Magistrate and pleaded not guilty to the robbery charge.   According to the Police Prosecutor, on Thursday morning at around 4:45, at […]

SOCU files charge against former Minister Patterson over new Demerara Bridge consultancy contract

More than three years after a probe was conducted into the awarding of a contract for a feasibility study for the new Demerara bridge, the Guyana Police Force through the Special Organised Crime Unit has filed a criminal charge against former Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson. According to Police sources, Mr. Patterson is expected […]

Guyana sends samples to CARPHA for testing for COVID variants

The Ministry of Health has sent several samples taken from Guyanese to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for testing for the new Coronavirus variants. Guyana has not recorded any case of any of the new variants, but Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and neighbouring Brazil have all reported the presence of the faster spreading variant in […]

Edghill wants Patterson removed as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee

Following revelations that as Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson accepted birthday and other gifts from agencies under his purview, Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill wants him to step down as Chairman of the powerful Public Accounts Committee in the National Assembly. Edghill has indicated that based on documents and receipts, during his time […]