Cops seek motive for Pomeroon murders

  The police were up to yesterday afternoon still working to ascertain the motive behind the murders of Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette, the Pomeroon farmers who were shot dead on Sunday and a potential witness was taken into custody to assist with the investigation.

Ramotar claims gov’t ignored promised India loans for sugar industry

Former President Donald Ramotar has accused the current government of accepting loans from India that he initiated except those pertaining to the rehabilitation of the sugar industry but State Minister Joseph Harmon says he is unaware of the claim and has urged that the former head of state prove it.

Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Omadat Persaud, who was on trial for raping a five-year-old girl in 2015, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 45 years in jail after a jury unanimously convicted him of the crime.

Mother urges justice for vendor killed by city cop

The mother of Marlon Fredericks, the mentally-challenged vendor who was fatally shot by a member of the city constabulary on Sunday, yesterday called for justice for her son, while saying that an autopsy found that he died of a gunshot wound to his chest.

Garbage disposal 

If it seems as though public comment on the protracted failure of the Georgetown Municipality to competently manage the affairs of the capital bears the resemblance of a witch hunt, that is only because successive municipal administrations have, in myriad ways, proven themselves not nearly up to the task of capably managing the affairs of the capital.

Convict to serve 15 more years for Agricola robbery-murder

Jermaine Savory was yesterday morning sentenced to 15 years in jail for the murder of Melissa Payne, the woman who was fatally shot in a robbery on the Agricola Public Road in 2008.

Paul Williams acting as Top Cop

Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine is currently overseas on duty and Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Williams will temporarily hold his post.

$25M contract signed for restart of Kitty Market restoration

Restoration of the Kitty Market should resume next week, following the signing of a $25 million contract yesterday between the Ministry of Communities and BML Architects and Engineers Consultancy and Construction Services to have the first phase of works completed.

GCAA certifies new airline for operation

Domestic Airways Incorporated became the first airline in two years to enter the local market after receiving its operator’s certificate from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) yesterday.

PwC sets off on valuation of GuySuCo assets

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) yesterday began its mission here to value the assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) which would lead to the issuing of prospectuses that potential investors can mull.

Fly Jamaica says backlog cleared

After days of flight delays, cancellations and criticisms from stranded passengers, Fly Jamaica says it has been able to resume normal operations after clearing its backlog over the weekend.

AFC still to decide if it will contest local gov’t polls with APNU

With Local Government Elections (LGE) on the horizon the Alliance for Change (AFC) is still to decide whether they will compete as part of the governing coalition or attempt to resurrect their identity as an independent party by competing alone.

Trotman says AFC satisfied with performance in gov’t

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is satisfied with its achievement during its time in government although it acknowledges that more could have been done, according to party leader Raphael Trotman, who yesterday said he believes that it has not lost any support.

Venezuelan women say they are here for jobs to feed starving children

Nine Venezuelan women were yesterday fined by a city magistrate after they pleaded guilty to entering Guyana illegally.

Teen charged with robbing schoolboy

A 17-year-old was yesterday placed on $100,000 bail after he was charged with robbing a schoolboy of a phone.

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