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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Private Sector concerned about Govt’s “repeated” refusal to pay Dipcon

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) last night expressed concern about government's "deliberate and repeated" refusal to pay Dipcon monies owed by the State. "The rule...

Prison escapee confesses to raping elderly woman

A 39-year-old resident of Kumuni Creek, West Bank Demerara on Tuesday admitted to raping an elderly woman back in 2017. Delon Blake appeared before Justice...

Promoter sentenced to 2 years for cocaine trafficking

Thirty-one-year-old Wyette Amsterdam of Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara was earlier today slapped with a three-year sentence after he was found guilty of...

2,380 grams of marijuana seized; 4 arrested

Police in ‘E’ Division, acting on information received, went to a location at Hururu, Berbice River about 01:30hrs today and found four males in...

Dipcon judgement: AG appeals rejection of stay of judgement application

The Attorney General’s chambers has filed an appeal of the full court’s decision to reject attempts to stay a court order directing Finance Minister...

Jordan worried about being jailed

Finance Minister Winston Jordan this morning expressed worry about being possibly jailed over the Government's failure to pay Trinidadian-based construction firm, Dipcon. Asked by media...

DIPCON US$2M judgement: Govt continues to flout authority of Judiciary

…Court cannot enforce order against Finance Minister – AG In the wake of the Court throwing out Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s application to stay a...

Horse cart operator jailed for stealing motorcycle, remanded on armed robbery charges

Twenty-year-old Ken Dass on Friday admitted to stealing a motorcycle valued at almost $200,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown...

Vendor granted bail for 22 grams of cannabis

A vendor was on Thursday granted bail in the sum of $40,000 by Magistrate Faith McGusty on a possession of narcotics charge. Twenty-eight-year-old Akeem North...

Magistrates can take notice – Harmon on proposed “ganja” changes

The coalition administration wants magistrates to start implementing its proposal for the removal of custodial sentencing for persons caught with small amounts of marijuana,...

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Opposition finds Alves, La Bennet as “unfavourable” candidates for GECOM Chair

The Opposition did not find favour with Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet as nominees for the post of chairperson of the...

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Antigua Government not willing to pay price Barbados wants for its LIAT shares

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has disclosed that the US$44 million price Barbados was asking for its LIAT shares was too steep, insisting that while...

Mechanic remanded for possession of high-powered weapon

A 32-year-old motorcycle mechanic was today remanded to prison for the illegal possession of a high-powered weapon. Devon Atkinson, known as “Wild Buck”, of Kitty,...

21-Y-O charged for robbing, shooting Kristian Jeffery

A 21-year-old resident of Alberttown, Georgetown was today charged for the shooting and robbing of motor racer, Kristian Jeffery who was attacked by a...

Top Cop signals intention to replace SOCU Head

Police Commissioner Leslie James has signaled the administration’s intention to replace Sydney James as the Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). “Later on,...

Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

(BBC) A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty...

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Coach says fitness a priority as Guyana U-19 training camp commences

By Brandon Corlette With the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-19 tournament looming, the Guyana U-19 team began their training camp on Monday last with...

95 persons die from snakebite in five years

An estimated 95 persons have died over a five year period as a result of being bitten by venomous snakes, the Ministry of Public...