• Rice farmers protest MMA-ADA rent hikes

    Hundreds of rice farmers gathered yesterday outside of the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA-ADA) at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice, where they protested what they dubbed the “draconian” increases for land rental and drainage and irrigation. 0

  • Ramotar says President has ‘moral obligation’ to explain rejection of Gecom nominees

    President David Granger has a moral obligation to explain his rejection without explanation of the list of nominees submitted for the post of Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), according to former president Donald Ramotar, who says the head of state’s handling of the process could scare other potential candidates. 0

  • US-based man gets three years, $4M fine over cocaine in suitcase

    United States-based Guyanese Haslyn Thom, who was found with over three pounds of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri on Saturday, was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail and fined $4.1 million for drug trafficking. 0

  • Convict gets two more years in jail for wounding fellow inmate

    Convict Calvin Bailey, who is accused of wounding a fellow prison inmate at the Camp Street Prison last year, was yesterday told he would have to serve an extra two years in prison after he was found guilty of the crime. 0

  • Prosecution closes case in Bartica massacre trial

    The prosecution yesterday closed its case against Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie,” Dennis Williams, called “Anaconda” and Roger Simon, called “Goat Man,” who are accused of murdering 12 men, including three police officers in the 2008 Bartica massacre. 0

  • Bandits rob Money Gram outlet, house in Corentyne

    A lone gunman yesterday afternoon assaulted and robbed a cashier attached to the Money Gram outlet located in the Spready’s Supermarket, at Port Mourant, Corentyne and escaped with approximately $800, 000 in cash. 0

  • Team dispatched to assess Almond Beach after flooding, erosion

    The Civil Defence Com-mission (CDC) and the Region One Regional Democratic Council (RDC) are continuing to closely monitor Almond Beach, which has suffered severe flooding and erosion, while acting Minister of State Raphael Trotman says a team has been dispatched to assess the situation. 0

  • Ed Ahmad’s sentencing now fixed for March 16

    New York judge Dora Lizette Irizarry yesterday granted a further postponement in the sentencing of fraud conspiracy convict, US-based Guyanese businessman, Ed Ahmad. 0

Phoenix Park

A small community in the Klein/Pouderoyen area, Phoenix Park is home to approximately 300 residents. Said to be the first cooperative self-help housing scheme in Guyana, the community once called ‘Crab Bush’ was officially opened in November, 1966; the Barrs were the very first family to live in the village.

New Year’s resolutions

Photos and interviews by: Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah Leslie Barnwell- Security ‘My new year’s resolution is to ask God almighty for health and strength, prosperity and success in the future and the future years to come.

  • Sameer Khan: Using art to triumph trials

    Artist and designer, Sameer Khan has been making waves in the designing arena and is the mastermind behind many of the Mash costumes, the spectacular upside down Christmas tree and the suspending presents at the Giftland Mall that were the buzz of the holidays and led to numerous selfies being posted on the Facebook with his work portrayed in the backdrop. 0

  • Diplomatic noises on Guyana’s two most contentious borders

    Even at a time when the attention of Guyana’s coalition government is focused on energizing the country’s underperforming economy, the administration still cannot afford to allow its attention to wander from a foreign policy agenda that includes managing relations with two neighboring countries with which separate territorial controversies loom large.