PM off to Guyana tomorrow

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.

The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.

Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.

Guyana's President, wife get clean bills of health after medical examinations in T&T

Guyana's President David Granger and First Lady, Sandra Granger were given a clean bill of health after undergoing medical examinations in Trinidad and Tobago today, under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme they have been part of for more than a decade.

The medical examinations were conducted at the Good Health Medical Centre at Fitzblackman Drive, Port of Spain.

President Granger and his wife arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night.

They will return to Guyana on Thursday.

Benjai not pleased with speed of investigations following Guyana beating incident

Soca artiste Rodney Le Blanc. also known as "Benjai', is demanding swift justice from Guyanese police,  after he was assaulted in Guyana last month.

However, the police there want to know if Benjai had fallen out with his attackers in the past.

Benjai, through his attorneys, wrote to the Guyanese DPP and police commissioner saying that since the incident on April 17th, Benjai furnished the police with the identities of two men who allegedly assaulted him after a performance at a Guyanese nightclub.

Trini man jailed, fined in Guyana for overstaying his time and forging legal documents

A Trinidad and Tobago man has been jailed in Guyana after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches.

The Demerara Waves reports that Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prison after he pleaded guilty to the charges of overstaying his time and forging two legal documents.

The charges allege that between January 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 in Georgetown he conspired with persons to forge one Guyana driver’s license in the name of one Selall Madia knowing that it was false.

Guyana's VP commends Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence for impact on Indigenous Peoples of Guyana

If it were not for the Caribbean Awards for Excellence, said Guyana vice-president Sidney Allicock, the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana, and the country itself might not be as well off as they are now. Speaking at the 2017 Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in Georgetown on Saturday night, Guyanese vice-president, Sydney Allicock, presented solid evidence of the Awards’ value.

Benjai assaulted in Guyana

Soca star Benjai has been hospitalised in Guyana after being attacked.

And his attorneys are threatening legal action against the perpetrators.

According to reports, he was struck across the face with a bottle outside a nightclub.

Benjai whose real name is Rodney Leblanc had just completed a performance at palm court location and was speaking to a group of people.

According to his attorneys, Gideon Mac-Master and Keith Scotland, an altercation occurred when the driver of a car almost reversed into the group. 

Guyanese court fines T&T fraudster and orders deportation

A Trinidad and Tobago fraudster, Anthony Nestor, has been instructed by a Guyanese court to pay Brandsville Hotel in Guyana, GYD$260,824 (TT$8,400) and also to pay a court fine of GYD$100,000 (TT$3,225), or serve a 36-month prison sentence, after which he will deported.

Magistrate Judy Latchman handed down the ruling today, which was due a few days ago.

The ruling could not proceed then because Nestor reportedly told the court he was Guyanese, and that a birth certificate would be delivered to the court to prove same.

Guyana considers refining its oil in T&T

Guyana could send future oil production to Trinidad and Tobago or Suriname for refining, a government official said on Thursday.

Exxon Mobil Corp and partner companies say they have found between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil off the coast of Guyana, with production expected for 2020.

"We recently had some overtures made by the government of Trinidad and Tobago ... they are operating right now below optimum and they are importing oil from Nigeria," Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told reporters.