Hicken’s appointment lawful – CJ - -describes opposition challenge as vexatious Declaring the President’s appointment of Clifton Hicken to act as Commissioner of Police, lawful; Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George SC said the Head of State acted well within the Constitution, given the peculiar circumstances with which he was confronted. The article Hicken’s appointment lawful – CJ appeared first on Stabroek News.

Sisters remanded over murder of Sophia woman Two sisters were yesterday remanded to prison after they were charged jointly with the murder of Sophia resident, Vanessa Anderson on Monday. The article Sisters remanded over murder of Sophia woman appeared first on Stabroek News.

GGMC team being transported by Chinese Landing miners they are supposed to be probing After indicating that they prefer to work alone to avoid a conflict of interest, officers from the GGMC as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigating mining operations in Chinese Landing were seen being transported by the same miners against whom reports of violations have been made, according to Toshao Orin Fernandes. The article GGMC team being transported by Chinese Landing miners they are supposed to be probing appeared first on Stabroek News.

US 5th Circuit court denies Exxon bid for US$1b refund on overseas oil deals The Fifth Circuit of the US court on August 3rd denied ExxonMobil’s bid for a US$1 billion tax refund for its oil-and-gas agreements with Qatar and Malaysia. The article US 5th Circuit court denies Exxon bid for US$1b refund on overseas oil deals appeared first on Stabroek News.

GRA arrests eight over smuggling at Abary, No. 43 Village Eight persons were arrested after officials from the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) seized two vessels and one minibus laden with a quantity of uncustomed goods and foreign liquor in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The article GRA arrests eight over smuggling at Abary, No. 43 Village appeared first on Stabroek News.

Asphalt work on deteriorated section of Thomas Lands was substandard –Edghill - -will have to be redone by contractor Rehabilitation of a 200-metre portion of Thomas Lands, Georgetown, will have to be redone by the contractor, Pooran Manman and Sons Contracting Services, as the asphalt work which was done is not of the required standard. The article Asphalt work on deteriorated section of Thomas Lands was substandard –Edghill appeared first on Stabroek News.

Man jailed for four years over Norton St cocaine - -co-accused denies allegation A 26-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined $2.3 million while his co-accused was released on $150,000 bail after they were charged in relation to the discovery of $1.5m in cocaine at Norton Street, Georgetown earlier this week. The article Man jailed for four years over Norton St cocaine appeared first on Stabroek News.

Appeals body agrees no impact survey needed for Exxon’s drilling in Canje, Kaieteur blocks - -but orders study of cumulative effects of offshore activities The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) while upholding the EPA’s decisions not to have impact surveys for ExxonMobil’s planned exploration in the offshore Canje and Kaieteur blocks, has ordered the oil company to conduct an environmental study looking at cumulative impacts of offshore activities. The article Appeals body agrees no impact survey needed for Exxon’s drilling in Canje, Kaieteur blocks appeared first on Stabroek News.

Two men in custody over Melanie shooting Two days after two men were injured after gunmen opened fire at Melanie Damishana on the East Coast Demerara, two suspects have been arrested and are in police custody assisting with the investigation. The article Two men in custody over Melanie shooting appeared first on Stabroek News.

Persons with disabilities closer to having their own business centre - -as sod turned by First Lady at Palmyra First Lady Arya Ali yesterday turned the sod signalling the commencement of construction of a Business Centre For Persons with Disabilities. The article Persons with disabilities closer to having their own business centre appeared first on Stabroek News.