• Gov’t will not be ‘lectured to in the press’ on forest concessions, Trotman says

    –Baishanlin operations at standstill, talks awaited with takeover company

    Raphael Trotman

    Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman yesterday said that the government will not be “lectured” to in the press on the issue of forestry concessions, while announcing that the arrival of officials from a company in China that may take over the operations of the controversial Baishanlin is being awaited. 0

  • Black Bush triple murder suspects brought to city

    Black Bush murder victims laid to rest: Rice farmer, Pawan Chandradeo, 37; his fifteen-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradeo, both of 163 Mibicuri North, Black Bush Polder and his brother-in-law Naresh Rooplall, 33, of Number 75 Village, Corentyne were yesterday laid to rest following an emotional funeral. They were buried at the Babu John Cemetery, Port Mourant. The trio were found dead on Friday, less than a day after they had left to go on a fishing trip in Black Bush Polder. Intense investigations are underway into the murders. Photo shows the caskets of the three victims and part of the crowd that gathered.

    Seven men, including the main suspect who was arrested in connection with the Black Bush Polder, Corentyne triple murder were transported to Georgetown on Tuesday evening and are currently being questioned by ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID), Major Crimes Unit. 0

  • Five cops under close arrest over stolen gold

    Five police officers attached to the Brickdam Police Station are currently under close arrest after they allegedly stole a quantity of raw gold from some miners last Friday. 0

  • Norway team ‘horrified’ at bauxite mining in pilot village Muritaro

    A private bauxite mining operation in the Amerindian community of Muritaro on the Demerara River, discovered by members of a “horrified” team from Norway, was shut down by the Ministry of Natural Resources late last year, since the community was one identified to benefit from the Guyana-Norway forest protection scheme. 0

  • New candidate identified to head Bid Protest Committee

    Attorney at Law Joann Bond will now head the recently-constituted Bid Protest Committee (BPC) established under the Procurement Act, well-placed sources say. 0

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  • Bulletin issued for suspect in murder of mechanic

    Anthony Jhagroo

    The police yesterday issued a  bulletin for Anthony Jhagroo, who is wanted for questioning in relation to two offences: escaping from lawful custody and the murder of mechanic, Yugeshwar Shiwcharan. 0

  • Rohee backs Jagdeo’s statements on Indo-Guyanese

    Former President Bharrat Jagdeo (left) in the seat of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Next to him is PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee. (Keno George photo)

    General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee says that the statement that Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo made recently in New York about people of Indian ancestry being discriminated against is factual. 0

  • Venezuelans arriving legally welcome – Harmon

    Joseph Harmon

    Government says it welcomes Venezuelans visiting Guyana legally to shop given the current economic state of the country but that they have to ensure that their entrance is legal. 0


These children enjoyed being pushed home by a cousin

Riverstown, a village on the Essequibo Coast, is pressed between Pomona and Airy Hall. Once you cross the railway-like bridge over a black water creek, you’re in Riverstown, where there are more than 700 residents.

The new graduation fees

Interviews and photos by Jonelle Fields and Oliceia Simon   This week, we asked students of the University of Guyana for their opinions on the recently announced new fee that graduating students would have to pay.

  • Wismar/Christianburg, Chase Academy set up rematch

    Omar Brewley (left) of Wismar/Christianburg in the process of receiving a pass while being pursued by several players from Sir Leon Lessons during their semi-final fixture at the Leonora Sports Facility in the Digicel Schools Football Championship.
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    A 90th+3 minute penalty kick conversion from Omar Brewley propelled four time defending champions Wismar/ Christianburg to their sixth consecutive final edging Sir Leon Lessons 2-1 in the semi-final of the Digicel Schools Football Championships yesterday. 0

  • Young Royalty is one to watch

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    Naomi ‘Young Royalty’ Horsford is one to watch in the music industry. Her latest song, “Invasion” is receiving much airplay on radios and televisions all across Guyana. 0

  • GO-Invest not equipped to fulfil its mandate, PSC says

    - agency should be free to attract international funding

    GO-Invest Headquarters

    Private Sector Commission (PSC) believes that the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) is ill-equipped to effectively execute its mandate at this time and is unlikely to be able to do so unless it becomes free to attract its own international funding. 0

  • Getting to Golden

    Lifestyle Toast

    For this edition of Lifestyle, in keeping with the celebrations of 50 years of independence—Guyana’s Golden Jubilee—our theme is ‘Golden’. In a historical piece, we trace the steps to independence.