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UG Students Society to challenge legality of increased administrative fees

The University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) Tuesday afternoon announced that it would be taking the university’s administration to court to challenge the legality of  increasing administrative fees. The announcement was made by UGSS President, Norwell Hinds during a meeting with students over what their organisation said is the unilateral increase of the fees for …

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UG Students Society to challenge legality of increased administrative fees

The University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) Tuesday afternoon announced that it would be taking the university’s administration to court to challenge the legality of  increasing administrative fees. The announcement was made by UGSS President, Norwell Hinds during a meeting with students over what their organisation said is the unilateral increase of the fees for …

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Cocaine-fish intercepted at CJI Airport, seven arrested

Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Tuesday evening arrested seven persons after a quantity of cocaine concealed in a shipment of fish was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. CANU said the frozen fish was bound for the United States (US). The anti-drug unit of the Ministry of Public Security said the shipping company …

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Two charged with robbing elderly man of pension

Two  men, who allegedly robbed a 71-year old man of his pension shortly after he got it, were arrested moments after and gave since been charged, police said. “The suspects have since been charged with Robbery with Violence and are scheduled to appear before a Magistrate at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow,” police said. They …

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Four arrested for gunning down of money-changer -police

  Four men, including two who had previously robbed America Street money-changer, Shawn ‘Fabulous’ Nurse, have been arrested in connection with his murder, police said. The Guyana Police Force said so far one of the suspects might  be lying to detectives. “A red Honda CG Motorcycle suspected to have been used in the commission of …

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Miners Association calls for swift, smooth conversion from Prospecting Licence to Mining Permit

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Tuesday called on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to fast-track the change-over of lands from prospecting licence to medium scale mining permits and to cease attaching any conditions for the process. “The GGDMA categorically rejects the ongoing, inordinate delays in processing of the requested applications. We …

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Home alone 7-year old rescues 4-year old brother from burning building

A seven year old girl on Monday evening panicked yet acted swiftly as she tightly wrapped her four year old brother in a sheet letting him down through the front window before using the said window as an exit. However, she fractured one of her feet as she and her sibling fled the burning two …

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Oil Industry Turns Eyes Toward Guyana Conference – VOCM

VOCMOil Industry Turns Eyes Toward Guyana ConferenceVOCMA number of companies who service the offshore oil and gas industry are in South America this week trying to get a foot in the door in the next oil and gas hotspot. Guyana has approved its third o...

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Oil group Total buys stakes in offshore Guyana blocks – Stabroek News

Stabroek NewsOil group Total buys stakes in offshore Guyana blocksStabroek NewsPARIS (Reuters) – French oil and energy group Total has bought stakes in some offshore Guyana oil production blocks, boosting its presence in the potentially lucrative Guyan...

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