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Guyana: Police may seek return of former government legislator for questioning into bribery allegations

(CMC) – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday said if it becomes necessary it would seek to have former government back bencher, Charrandass Persaud, returned to the country as the probe continues into allegations of bribery and the movement of gold.


Surinamese rice exporter killed execution style in Guyana

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The body of a male of East Indian descent that was discovered with a single bullet wound to the head on Monday in Guyana is said to be that of Nitinder Oemrawsingh, a rice exporter from neighbouring Suriname.


Venezuelan migrants urged to come forward and be documented in Guyana

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is urging Venezuelan nationals not to go into hiding saying there’s no need for them to fear deportation. “I know sometimes people come and they hide, thinking that they will be locked up, that’s not the position that is taken as it relates to migrants,” said the C


Cornwall, Jacobs restrict Guyana to 196 at Providence

Rahkeem Cornwall’s four-wicket haul and three from Damion Jacobs reduced defending champions Guyana Jaguars to 196 all over during Thursday’s first day of round four of the West Indies Championships at Providence.


Guyana: President to receive fourth round of chemotherapy in Cuba

(INEWS GUYANA) — President David Granger is on Tuesday expected to leave for Cuba for another round of chemotherapy at the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, Cuba.


Guyana: Woman accused of stabbing husband to death to stand trial

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — A 23-year-old woman was on Wednesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for stabbing her husband to death in 2017. Lisa Keisha Halley, of Lot 55 David Street, Kitty was committed by Magistrate Leron Daly for the indictable manslaughter charge which alleged that on July 2


Guyana: Man murdered for not repaying money used to buy rum; killer repeatedly banged his head on bus shed

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Gavindra Shivpersaud, known as ‘Two feet’ of Fyrish Village, Corentyne, Berbice appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore Wednesday at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court, charged with the murder of 21-year-old Navindradat Bhawan called ‘Altaf’ of Lot 54 Number 70 Village, Corentyne Be


Woman who allegedly had Venezuelans work as prostitutes in Guyana remanded to prison

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — A 34-year-old woman was on Wednesday remanded to prison for allegedly trafficking four Venezuelan women for the purpose of sexual exploitation at the Diamond Hotel and Bar in Georgetown.


CARICOM describes Guyana’s current political situation as democracy at work

(CMC) – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, has said the ongoing legal and political situation in Guyana shows that the “democratic process is at work”. Last month, then government back bencher, Charrandass Persaud, voted with the main opposition People’s Prog


Guyana reaped US$64m in local content from oil for first three quarters of 2018

Up to the third quarter of 2018, Guyana had benefited from some US$64 million ($13.7 billion) in local content from the oil and gas sector which represents the highest amount since oil was first found here in 2015.


Guyana signs on to forest management agreement with the EU

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana has initialed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) to tackle illegal logging, improve forest management and boost the legal timber trade in the South American country.


Guyana to host Caribbean summit on youth crime and violence

A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean gets underway here on Tuesday.


A Primer on the Geopolitics of Oil

Last year was a wild one for the oil industry. Between January and October, oil prices rose to almost $80 per barrel — a 25 percent increase since the start of the year — thanks to fears stemming from Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. In the months that f


Guyana: Ex-cop who was fished out of canal died from blunt trauma — autopsy

(INEWS GUYANA) — The post mortem examination that was done on Cyril Nova Persaud, whose body was fished out of the Lamaha Canal at Durban Backlands on Sunday, determined that he died from brain hemorrhaging as a result of multiple blunt trauma to the head, compounded by compression injuries to the n


Probe finds cooperative movement in poor shape

Between 1989 and 2016 the number of cooperative societies in Guyana slumped from 1440 to 1268, a decline of 20% according to a 2017 report from a Ministerial Task Force set up to address “the Revitalization of the Cooperative Movement in Guyana.”


Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), Wollstonecraft made a “wild wish” for equality betw


Guyana reports strong finish 'despite challenges'

The company's share price had plunged in October when it reduced guidance for the second time in 2018 to 150,000-155,000oz, as grades had "not rebounded as quickly as anticipated" and it appointed engineering and geology firm RPA to review the underlying resource model.


Get your act together: Key anti-Brexit campaigner tells MPs

Gina Miller may be one of Britain's most prominent anti-Brexit campaigners, but even her enemies agree with her on one point: the woeful inability of British politicians to find a way out of this mess.


Guyana getting funds for solar PV systems

– The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are providing a USD$8-million loan for the construction of a 5.2-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar PV system to provide a reliable and efficient supply of electricity to Guyana’s hinterland region.


Guyana has no intention of providing subsidy to privately owned oil refineries

(CMC) – Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe says the government has no intention of providing subsidy for persons operating privately owned oil refineries in the country.