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20-years in jail for granny rapist

A 39-year-old man was today sentenced to 20-years in jail after he admitted to raping a 76-year-old woman. Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall handed down the prison sentence today after Delon Blake pleaded guilty to the crime. The incident reportedly took place back in 2017. While handing down the sentence, the Judge said she would have considered […]

CCJ and Judges cannot pronounce on elections date -Ramjattan

The Alliance For Change which is one of the parties in the coalition government does not believe the Caribbean Court of Justice will enter the realm of Guyana’s politics when it hands down its consequential orders for the no-confidence case on Friday. The Opposition wants the CCJ to order that the Government holds elections by […]

Jagdeo wants CCJ to order expired list be used for new elections

The Caribbean Court of Justice will be handing down its consequential orders in the no-confidence and GECOM Chairman cases tomorrow. The Court has already ruled that the no-confidence motion against the government was validly passed. As the country prepares for possible early elections, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has indicated that the CCJ should order those […]

Govt. abolishes three-month work before pay policy

Describing it as “unconscionable”, Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley announced this morning that the policy of newly hired public servants being forced to work for three months before receiving their salaries will now be something of the past. Sarabo-Halley told reporters that based on her checks and inquiries, there is nothing that could be found […]

Recipients of all Govt. scholarships to be made public -Sarabo-Halley

Minister of Public Service, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley this morning announced that moving forward, the Scholarships Department of the Public Service will be publishing the names of all recipients of government scholarships. At a press conference this morning, Minister Halley said the scholarships are being funded by public money and therefore she believes the public has a […]

Moruca man remanded for murder of sister

A 24-year-old man from Moruca was today remanded to jail for the chopping death of one of his own sisters. The accused, Randy Cozier, was not required to enter a plea to the indictable murder charge. According to the Prosecution’s case, on the 3rd of July, the accused visited the home of his sister Cynthia […]

Govt. Rejects 5 of Jagdeo’s resubmitted GECOM nominees

The meeting between representatives of the President and the Leader of the Opposition in the GECOM Chairman selection process continued on Tuesday with the Government side rejecting five of the eleven resubmitted nominees put forward by the Leader of the Opposition. Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joe Harmon told reporters after the meeting […]