• Some Mahaica farmers angry over handling of water crisis

    -want stronger MMA action on wanton pumping

    Farmers pumping water but only managing to get a trickle. Inset is water being pumped from Mahaica Creek into the Baiabu Canal

    With the El Nino drought deepening, some farmers in Mahaica are angry that their crops are at risk of dying because others are pumping water indiscriminately despite a rotation schedule instituted by the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA-ADA). 0

  • Two held, millions seized in SOCU money laundering raids

    Two suspected money launderers were arrested and millions of dollars in local and foreign currency seized following raids conducted by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) early yesterday morning. 0

  • Gunmen steal $30M in gold during ambush on miner

    Gunmen on Thursday stole roughly $30M in raw gold when they ambushed a gold miner near his home at Craig, East Bank Demerara and two workers that had been accompanying him are now in police custody for questioning. 0

  • Ministry of Social Protection says wetting vagrants must cease

    Two vagrants begin their relocation after water is showered upon them from the overhead sprinklers. (Photo by Keno George)

    The Ministry of Social Protection yesterday condemned the Guyana Post Office Corporation’s use of sprinklers to disperse homeless persons and said it will soon begin a collaborative programme to have them receive care for their specific needs. 0

  • Man electrocuted in Palmyra home

    Ian Timothy Andrews

    Billing clerk Ian Timothy Andrews, 22, was apparently attempting to connect a bulb to the end of a loose wire when he was electrocuted at his home at Palmyra Village, East Canje on Thursday. 0

South Section

Bedtime for chickens

Sprawled along a dam running parallel to the Canal Number Two Public Road is the village South Section. The village, which ends at the conservancy dam, has a population of approximately 2,000 residents.

The 2016 budget

This week on What the People Say we asked persons to share their views about this year’s budget. Here are their responses: Photos and interviews by Shabna RahmanAlfred Stephens, security officer/pensioner  ‘As a pensioner I agree with the new government and what they plan.

  • Australia’s Watson joins IPL’s Bangalore for $1.4 million

    Shane Watson
    4 hours ago

    MUMBAI,(Reuters) – Australia’s Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. 0

  • Queacy Benjamin: Music is a gift

    10 hours ago

    Queacy Benjamin believes music is a gift and it is one that he shares willingly and often. The quintessential travelling musician, Queacy has graced churches across Guyana using the talent he has. 0

  • Remove GO-Invest from under ministerial control, Gouveia says

    – entity needs autonomy, authority to do its job

    Even as government announces that it is finally ready to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to run the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), a former chairman of the Private Sector Commission has told the Stabroek Business that given its critical role in attracting foreign investment into the country, GO-Invest should be removed from beneath the jurisdiction of a government ministry and accorded “a measure of autonomy” to function as an entity driven by an influence of its own. 0

  • ‘De-risking’ by international banks poses grave threat to region – Owen Arthur

    Owen Arthur

    Moves by international banks to cull their relationships with banks in the Caribbean represent the “potentially most devastating threat” to the region’s development, according to former Barbadian Prime Minister Owen Arthur who warned that it could restrict Caribbean economies from access to global finance and impact negatively on remittances.