GUYANA

GRO registration process transparent, not partisan

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Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix yesterday refuted claims of impropriety and publicly legitimised Member of Parliament,  Richard Allen’s involvement in the outreach activity last week by the General Registrar’s Office (GRO) in Barima-Waini (Region One) to provide registration services for residents there. According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Felix was at Read More

Local football referees call for removal of Head Referee

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Seventeen referees signed a letter on February 2nd 2018 calling for the removal of Stanley Lancaster, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Head of Referees Department, alleging unprofessionalism and incompetence among other issues. Stabroek Sport contacted Lancaster for comment yesterday on the letter. He said: “I have not received the letter and I can’t comment on it. Read More

Jaguars take on Volcanoes with finals spot at stake

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Group B winners the Guyana Jaguars will today’s oppose Group A runners up the Windward Island Volcanoes in the second semi-final of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super 50 tournament with a spot in the final at stake for the winning team. Jaguars finished their group matches with six wins and two losses on their Read More

Pastor jailed for raping girl appeals conviction

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Pastor Andrew Hannibal who was earlier this month sentenced to 40 years in jail for raping a 15-year-old girl, has appealed his conviction and sentence, arguing among other things that there were discrepancies in the state’s case against him. At the conclusion of a trial on February 8, a jury had found Hannibal guilty as Read More

Providence duo remanded over gun, ammo possession

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Two men were yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged possession of a gun and ammunition. The charge alleged that Sherwin Wright, 26, and Akeem Simeon, 21, (no addresses provided) on February 20th at 239 Providence, East Bank Demerara, had in their possession a 9mm pistol without being licenced firearm holders. The second charge alleged Read More

Pride beat Spitfires by 13 runs to reach final

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Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite led from the front with a century in yesterday’s Regional Super50 semi-final against Kent Spitfires. (Photo courtesy Cricket West Indies Media) ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Defending champions Barbados Pride defeated Kent Spitfires by 13 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, in the day/night opening semi-final of the Regional Super50 at Read More

D’Urban St woman remanded for alleged possession of six lbs ganja

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A 27-year-old D’Urban Street woman was yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged possession of six pounds of cannabis The charge alleged that Anisha Daniels on February 19th at D’Urban Street, had in her possession two killogrammes, 800 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.  The woman pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Read More

Municipalities keeping unspent subvention funds

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There was approximately $60 million in unspent funds lying in special accounts across municipalities at the end of 2016, and a significant portion of that money is still unspent, according to Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communities Emile McGarrell, who said it was determined that the money did not have to be returned Read More

GWI argues strongly for water tariff hikes but PUC insists on seeing accounts

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GWI’s panel at the Public Utilities Commission hearing yesterday. Second from right is Managing Director Dr Richard Van West-Charles. Despite GWI’s Managing Director, Richard Van West-Charles arguing strongly for tariff increases, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday insisted that the accounts of the utility be presented for examination. Audited records for the Guyana Water Inc Read More

Third term hearing now set for March 12 at CCJ

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Guyana’s appeal over the constitutionality of presidential term limits will now be heard on March 12 by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), according to the Trinidad-based court’s schedule of sittings. February 28th was previously set as a tentative date for the first hearing of the case. A check of the court’s website yesterday revealed that March Read More