Dissatisfied with the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to discontinue the private criminal charge against Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh for allegedly inciting racial hostility, the victim, Shawnette Bollers, a former police constable, intends to challenge that decision right up to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “The DPP’s power is neither divine nor absolute. It is circumscribed by […]

In an effort to end road carnages, particularly those linked to drunk driving, the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) is calling on the authorities to enforce blood alcohol content laws, establish sobriety checkpoints, and mandatory alcohol abuse classes for offenders. The call comes even as the Government proposes to expand existing legislation to allow for harsher penalties to be […]

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack has withdrawn a private criminal charge filed against Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh by Police Constable, Shawnette Bollers. Singh, who was accused of hurling  racial and other insults at the Police Constable was initially charged and placed on $100,000 bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court in April. However, when the matter was […]

…says consultations between country’s leaders must satisfy legal requirements  Days after the Leader of the Opposition, Aubrey Norton sat down with President Irfaan Ali to “consult” on constitutional appointments, the Opposition is contending that information provided ahead of the high-level meeting was vague, woefully inadequate and insufficient. The high-level meeting, the first of its kind between the two leaders, took […]

A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Member of Parliament, Geeta Chandan-Edmond said Guyana requires urgent and comprehensive Electoral Reform that would allow only eligible persons to be registered, the provision of credible results and an overall electoral system – from registration to the declaration of results – that would win the trust and confidence of the […]

Government on Tuesday tabled the Industrial Hemp Bill in the National Assembly. Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha, MP, presented the bill in the House, which will be another critical policy of the administration that transforms the lives of Guyanese, the Department of Public Information reported. Minister Mustapha said the passage of the bill will, “provide for the cultivating and manufacturing […]

Police are investigating an accident that occurred around 11:40 hrs on Tuesday at Yarrowkabra Public, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The accident involved motor car #PAB 2411 driven by 33-year-old Paul Archer of Half Mile Wismar, Linden. With Archer in the vehicle at the time were five other occupants from Linden, including a one-year-old and a four-year-old. The five others are: Ayanna Liddell, […]

Police in Regional Division #4 ‘A’ are investigating an alleged unlawful wounding of 39-year-old Sharon Hoppie of Lot 32 Hadfield Street, Lodge, by her 36-year-old ex-boyfriend early Tuesday morning. The initial investigation revealed that the victim and the accused shared a relationship that ended about two months ago, but the suspect would visit from time to time. The victim has […]

…but no info provided on documents, exhibits burnt Approximately $104.391M in equipment was destroyed during the October 2021 fire that destroyed at least 80% of the Brickdam Police Station, Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn told the National Assembly, however, he failed to detail the documents and exhibits that were completely and partially destroyed in the blaze. The Home Affairs […]

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