At about 2300h last night, police say that Patricia Samaroo, 57 years, and her sister Annetta Samaroo, 45 years, were among other persons in their home at Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice, when two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, kicked open the door and entered the building .
(Trinidad Express) The doctor who performed a Caesarean section during which a baby boy’s head was sliced, penetrating his brain tissue, was yesterday suspended pending the report of an independent investigation .
KUALA LUMPUR/HANOI, (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlinesflight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage .
The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has warned President Donald Ramotar of “grave defects” in the impending Commis-sion of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of party leader Dr Walter Rodney, which it says runs the risk of poisoning the political environment .
Attorney General Anil Nandlall has sought to dismiss criticisms about the recently-established Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the death of Dr Walter Rodney, saying concerns about the focus of the investigation and the appointment of a lawyer who recently represented the government were irrational and unfounded .
A five-year study of coastal drainage in the aftermath of the 2005 Great Flood has recommended US$123 million in remedial work – including to the key East Demerara conservancy - but the government says it only has US$11 million at the moment .
Under the theme “Inspiring Change”, the Women and Gender Equality Commission yesterday marked International Women’s Day 2014 with a call for the reform of the justice system to better help women .
In anticipation of local government elections this year, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) says the empowerment of women must start at the community level, where ordinary women are encouraged to become active and contest for seats outside of the political party system .
Opposition party AFC yesterday called for the run off of long-delayed local government polls by August 1, while accusing the administration of spreading misinformation about the nation’s readiness .
Local master drummer Curt Primo died on Thursday morning after what his relatives have described as the failure of staff at the Woodlands and Georgetown Public hospitals to treat his respiratory ailment with the urgency it deserved .
The Guyana Police Force yesterday announced that up to the end of February this year, armed robbery had risen by 42% compared to the same period last year .
Alana Taylor, who police said had been wrongfully charged for armed robbery, was yesterday remanded to prison once again after the prosecution reported that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was unable to advise on the case because the file was incomplete .
A labourer was yesterday jailed for two years for attempting to break into the mess hall of the Brickdam Police Station .
A mid-forties man died at the West Demerara Hospital after he slashed one of his wrists in a drunken rage while trying to force his way into his house to get his hands on his common-law wife on Thursday night .
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The truck driver who was wanted for questioning in relation to the death of 14-year-old Andy Moti remained in police custody up to late yesterday afternoon, while an autopsy revealed that the teen had drugs and alcohol in his system .
A post-mortem examination is to be performed on Monday on the body of Clifflon Orande Marks, the 22-year-old pastor’s son who died Thursday afternoon following a crash at Foothill, Linden-Soesdyke Highway .
QUITO, (Reuters) - Latin American foreign ministers will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, diplomatic sources said yesterday .
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats it linked to a raid on an exiled Rwandan general’s Johannesburg home, and Rwanda has retaliated by ordering out six South African envoys, officials said yesterday .
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, (Reuters) - A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison yesterday, shattering his plan to take control of the country’s richest state and stoking political tension in the Southeast Asian nation following a divisive national election last year .
A South Better Hope man is now on remand, after he appeared in court yesterday, charged with the theft of over $200,000 from a family friend .
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Costa Rica’s leading opposition group, PAC, expected to win a four-year presidential term next month, will drop the country’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2021, an official said .
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Chilean and French scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were formed .
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has expressed concern about the political instability and tension in Ukraine and expressed the hope that there would be a return to normalcy and constitional rule within the shortest possible time .
LONDON/BOSTON, (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programmes uncovered to date .
Amid a flurry of criticisms of the composition and terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Dr Walter Rodney, Attorney General Anil Nandlall this afternoon issued a defence .
The Guyana Police Force today said that up to the end of February this year, armed robbery had risen by 42% compared to the same period last year .
The Alliance For Change (AFC) today called on government and GECOM to discharge their responsibilities so that local government elections can be held by August 1, 2014 .
QUITO, (Reuters) - Latin American presidents will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said late on Thursday .
The Ministry of Education yesterday presented contracts to the University of Guyana for the execution of works under the World Bank-funded US$10M University of Guyana Science and Technology Support Project .
By Desilon DanielsClifton Marks, 22, of Mahdia yesterday became the latest road fatality following an accident along the Linden-Soesdyke highway that left seven other persons injured .
The vast majority of the populace is not prepared for the holding of local government polls by August 1st, according to Minister in the Ministry of Local Government Norman Whittaker, who says to go ahead would result in the waste of a lot of money .
By Desilon DanielsShawn Ravindra Ramai, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) driver accused of causing the death of Claude McPherson in a hit-and-run late last month, was yesterday set over $2 million in bail on multiple charges after denying any wrongdoing .
The main opposition APNU has voiced concerns over the composition and terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recently set up to determine how political activist Dr .
A Good Hope, East Coast Demerara man is now in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hos-pital (GPH) after he was shot during a hold-up early yesterday morning .
Residents of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, yesterday pledged to “hit the streets” of Georgetown to protest their dissatisfaction with the stances taken by APNU and the AFC with regards to the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill .