• Withdraw budget or remove oppressive measures

    -Jagdeo urges Granger

    Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday called on President David Granger to convene his Cabinet and withdraw the proposed 2017 budget or examine the concerns of society and remove some of the most oppressive measures, which he said would devastate the lives of many poor people and will cause the productive sector to regress. 0

  • Prince Harry arrives

    Prince Harry, in the British High Commission vehicle, is driven past the protestors.

    Britain’s Prince Henry arrived yesterday for a three-day visit that began with a hectic schedule of events, which included laying a wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Kingston to pay homage to those who died in World Wars I and II. 0

  • First cardiac care unit launched at GPHC

    Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton assists Nurse Dublin of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to cut the ribbon commissioning the new unit. (Photo by Keno George)

    In the early 2000s, it cost US$500,000 for 10 patients to receive cardiac treatment overseas. Today, the same service can be provided for 100 patients for that same cost at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). 0

  • Guyana gets US$9M IDB loan for national strategy to push exports, investments

    Guyana has been granted a US$9 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan to help strengthen the economy and stimulate exports and investments. 0

  • DNA tests confirm skeletal remains belong to Babita Sarjou

    More than six month after skeletal remains were unearthed at the Campbellville residence of Babita Sarjou’s estranged husband, DNA tests have confirmed that they are indeed hers. 0

Today's Frontpage »

  • Budget Focus 2017

    Focus on Guyana's National Budget 2017 represents the twenty-seventh edition of this Ram & McRae annual publication which highlights, reviews and comments on the major issues surrounding and raised in the National Budget.

  • ‘Serial robbers’ nabbed after attack on Meadow Bank fish depot

    The recovered gun (Guyana Police Force photo)

    Two men, known to the police as serial robbers, were caught early yesterday morning after they robbed the Wild Caught Fresh Fish Depot at the Meadow Bank Wharf, Ruimveldt, East Bank Demerara. 0

  • Security firm’s guns not linked to Rio club murder

    Licensed guns belonging to Siddique Rasul, owner of RSS Security Services, have undergone ballistic testing that have cleared them of any link to the fatal shooting outside the Rio Inn nightclub, according to his attorney Nigel Hughes. 0

  • Bail awards must consider all factors, judicial officers reminded

    Even as he called the blaming of magistrates for the overcrowding in the prison system unfair, acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Carl Singh yesterday urged judicial officers to take into consideration all circumstances before making a decision on bail. 0

Speightland, Mackenzie

The Kara Kara Creek, Which separates Speightland (left bank) from Kara Kara (Photo by Joanna Dhanraj)

After visiting Central Mackenzie, the World Beyond Georgetown continued on to Speightland, which is just past the old Aluminium Factory. The area does not have many residents; somewhere around 100 or so.

The food they eat

Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their eating habits; whether they consider their diets to be healthy, what they can do to improve it and if a family history of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension influences their diet in any way.

  • Kenny Hercules makes his debut on stage

    3 hours ago

    Kenny Hercules was one of the up and coming models given the opportunity to walk the runway at the Pegasus Hotel during Guyana Fashion Week three weeks ago and from all accounts he made the stage his and really sold the designs he wore. 0

  • Celebrating our Jubilee

    Jubilee day

    We are still in our Jubilee Year though the ceremonies and celebrations put together to mark the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s independence have passed and gone without matching the hype and hoopla that had been attached to the buildup to the event.