The APNU on Friday accused President Donald Ramotar of precipitating a constitutional crisis by withholding his assent from two opposition bills passed by the National Assembly without government support.
The coalition made its position known at a news conference where Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams said the president was expected to rise above partisan politics in executing his constitutional duties.
The Georgetown City Constabulary on Friday recovered more than GUY$4 million and arrested two men in connection with a burglary committed on a Stabroek Market stall, sources said.
A security crisis on the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus was Friday averted when government stepped in and paid a GUY$50 million debt, according to well-placed sources.
The Rosignol and Bygeval Secondary Schools are to be made List A institutions to cater for the top performers from primary schools in the region from this September.
This was announced by Education Minister Priya Manickchand at a media briefing on Friday.
Fire officials have confirmed that the bodies of a cambio owner and his wife were recovered from the home at Turkeyen which went up in flames just after midnight Friday morning.
Police identified the victims as 54-year old Totaram Mootoo called “Beer” and his wife 48-year old Bhagmattie Mootoo called “Dolly".
The authorities had been initially unsure if anyone was at home in the house at "GuySuCo Gardens" but Fire Chief Marlon Gentle later confirmed that two bodies had been recovered. He added that they were treating it as a "very suspicious crime scene."
A young couple was found shot dead in a car on the East Bank Demerara, in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.
Torrential overnight rain on Thursday left several parts of the Rupununi under several inches of water, forcing a small number of residents to evacuate and vehicular traffic to snarl, residents said.
The flooding is also being compounded by heavy rainfall in neighbouring Brazil that has already started swelling the Rio Branco and the Takatu Rivers.
While water crawled up under several small businesses near the Lethem Airstrip, businesses and residences in the township have not been severely affected.Buses waiting to cross a flooded area
Worst affected are Kumu and Quarrie where mud and thatched roof houses have been soaked from the bottom and could easily collapse. Bridges linking those villages have been also covered with water, resulting in school children using boats to go to and from the St. Ignatius Secondary School. Residents said three teachers from Quarrie, who live in Lethem, have been given shelter in the school. The Moco Moco bridge that links St. Ignatius to Culvert City has been covered.
A number of ‘bush’ trucks have been able to cross wide expanses of flooded areas but several minibuses either turned back or opted to wait until late Thursday afternoon hope that the water would recede enough for them to cross the Manari bridge to reach their destinations. The Manari bridge is an estimated 10 miles from Lethem.
Severe flooding in the Rupununi is almost an annual feature of life. About two years ago, hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate to shelters on higher ground. Root crops like cassava were destroyed.
The business community, Civil Defence Commission (CDC), a number of government agencies and non-governmental agencies had rushed emergency supplies of food, water and fuel to the affected area.
The Guyana government says it has not taken a position on whether or not South Africa’s government should honour former president Forbes Burnham for his work to end apartheid in that country.
The African nation had indicated to the former president’s family about two months ago that it was conferring the OR Tambo Award on him for his support for the struggles against the South African regime of his day.
The Guyana government has granted flag carrier status to Trinidadian operator Caribbean Airlines following this week’s pull out of Delta Airlines which serviced the North American routes.
Government spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon made the announcement on Thursday adding that it flowed from a recommendation made by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Five men have been arrested following a second vigilante killing in two days.
The Guyana Police Force on Thursday revealed that Alfred Munroe, 45, called “Guana Man” of Manchester, Corentyne was killed and Annie Persaud called “Short Hair” was injured after they were accused of stealing.
The national minimum wage for both private and public sector workers is to be set at $35,000 per month and will take effect from July 1, the government has announced.
This was revealed by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon at his post-Cabinet media briefing on Thursday.
A former police officer was killed on the spot after the driver of the car he was travelling in lost control of the vehicle on the Soesdyke Public Road Wednesday afternoon.
Dead is 54-year-old Albert Yarris, a father of three of Lot 42 Hyde Park ,Timehri.
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Displaced Sunday afternoon sea-wall vendors who relocated from the Kitty seawall area by the authorities last month have formed a committee as part of a move to regularise the group's operations.
The Ministry of Education on Wednesday called on schools to cease withholding Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination timetables from students because they have owed monies.
As Guyana braces for another round of high tide, A European Union (EU) expert has been tasked with examining ways of cushioning the impact of rising sea levels.
The EU Delegation here said a coastal engineering design expert from Consultancy with Engineering, Environmental Science and Economics [COWI] has been asked to urgently “assess the possible solutions to this emergency.”
A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) senior officer was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of rape allegedly committed on his ex sister-in-law.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) NEW YORK'S most wanted criminals, Sean Lopes, who was suspected to be hiding in Trinidad and Tobago last year, has been arrested in Kent, England.
Despite the Guyana government’s fears that the country could be internationally “blacklisted” as an uncooperative jurisdiction in preventing money laundering if the laws are not amended by month-end, the opposition late Tuesday night succeeded in sending the bill to a select committee.
A suspected thief was beaten to death in Sophia during the early hours of Tuesday morning, residents said.
Amid ongoing domestic and other forms of interpersonal violence, Guyana’s National Assembly on Tuesday sent an opposition-sponsored motion on the issue to a parliamentary management committee to come up with concrete plans.