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Helena No.2 farmer chopped to death

2 mins ago

At about 1230h .

Post Office Training Centre robbed

2 hours ago

The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) is advising that the Post Office Training Centre (located at Lamaha and Carmichael streets) is temporarily closed to the public until further notice .

Guyana to get $9.27B from EU

3 hours ago

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs today signed Development programmes for 21 ACP countries and Guyana's allocation is Euro 34 Million ($9 .

Gov’t commits $2B from mining revenues for protected areas fund

Natural Resources and the Environment Minister Robert Persaud yesterday announced that $2 billion in revenues from mining will be channelled to the National Protected Areas Trust Fund (NPATF) .

Aberdeen miner stabbed to death at Arakaka

Aberdeen miner stabbed to death at Arakaka

A 46-year-old gold miner was yesterday stabbed to death during an argument with a man at 4 Miles, Arakaka, North West District .

Truck bulldozes billboard, utility pole along East Bank road

Truck bulldozes billboard, utility pole along East Bank road

A truck driver escaped unharmed after ploughing through a number of obstacles, including a billboard, along the East Bank Demerara Public Road yesterday afternoon .

Grove man dies six weeks after  suspected attack at Long Creek

Grove man dies six weeks after suspected attack at Long Creek

Six weeks after he was reportedly hit from behind as he journeyed on a lonely dark road off the Linden/Soesdyke Highway 50-year-old Elton Headley died on Sunday and his family is calling on the police to conduct a thorough investigation .

Victim withdraws complaint against teen accused in cutlass robbery

A teenager, accused of using a cutlass to rob two sisters in the city on Saturday night, got a reprieve yesterday when one of the women told a court that she would not be offering any evidence against him .

No bail for labourer on robbery charge

A labourer was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge that he was one of two persons who robbed a man .

Indian university listed as registered institution even though school still to be set up

The National Accreditation Council (NAC) of Guyana has listed the Ajeenkya D Y Patil University at Turkeyen (Guyana) Inc as registered even though its planned medical school has not even broken ground here as yet .

Teens freed of carjacking charge  due to improper ID parade

Teens freed of carjacking charge due to improper ID parade

A questionable identification parade conducted by the police resulted in two teenaged boys walking free of an armed robbery charge yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Starr Computers in women’s empowerment seminar

Starr Computers in women’s empowerment seminar

-sharing device unveiled

Starr Computers Inc on Saturday unveiled a new computer sharing device called “The Virtual Computer” at an Information Communications Technology (ICT)/Women’s Empowerment seminar hosted with the S4 Foundation, a women’s support network .

Driver agrees to pay for damage to Bagotstown house

The driver who crashed into the under-construction house at Bagotstown on Saturday morning has agreed to pay the owner, Debbie Kaladeen, for the damage caused .

NA man on bail  after denying fuel theft

NA man on bail after denying fuel theft

A New Amsterdam man was yesterday accused of stealing over $400,000 in fuel in the North West DistrictNkhaomi King, 35, also known as “Bun Up,” of lot 55 New Amsterdam, Berbice, was placed on bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman after he denied the charge against him .

Rohee blanks on alliance, cabinet-led gov’t

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee was yesterday tight-lipped on who the ruling party is engaging to formulate its touted “National Democratic Front” alliance .

Trucker charged over hero grandmother’s death

A truck driver was yesterday charged with causing the death of an elderly woman, who he allegedly hit after she managed to push her grandson out of the way of the vehicle .

Singh still mum on discrepancies in mid-year report

More than two weeks after he was accused of disseminating falsehoods following the publication of export data that contradicted his statements regarding forestry exports, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh remains silent on the charge .

No charges yet in restaurant employee murder

No charges yet in restaurant employee murder

No suspects have yet been charged in relation to the murder of Delicious Restaurant employee Debra Blackman .

GRA boss denies using remigrant probe to retaliate against KN publisher

Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner-General Khurshid Sattaur is denying that the agency’s seizure of two vehicles belonging to family friends of Kaieteur News publisher Glen Lall is an act of persecution, while saying it is part of a wider investigation into the use of vehicles imported by remigrants that began since the start of the year .

Drowned Barama worker had  been underwater over 6 hours

Drowned Barama worker had been underwater over 6 hours

– father

Shawn Atkinson, 18, who drowned during the Barama Company Limited’s fun day on Friday, was under the water for more than six hours prior to his body’s discovery .

Aurora taxi driver charged with causing death of Good Hope boy

The man who allegedly caused the death of five-year-old Renel Roberts of Good Hope, Essequibo Coast yesterday appeared in the Charity Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Sunil Scarce .

Rohee coy on whether party would reject OLE

General Secretary of the ruling PPP Clement Rohee was not forthcoming about the party’s possible rejection of the Official List of Electors (OLE) before national or local government elections are called and brushed off the General Register’s Office’s (GRO) role in presenting information that would lead to an acceptable OLE .

Back to school in unity

Back to school in unity

Back to school in unity: Pupils of Rama Krishna Primary reconnect on their first day back at school yesterday after the long August vacation .

Murder of Pest Control boss unsolved

Murder of Pest Control boss unsolved

Two years on…

More than two years on, the `hit’-style murder of then Pest Control Plus boss, Mohammed Baksh remains unsolved .

Road deaths up 31% – safety council

Amid a 31 .

Woman struck by lightning died of heart failure

Woman struck by lightning died of heart failure

It has been confirmed that Elizabeth Henry, the Bartica woman struck by lightning on Friday died of heart failure, while her daughter remains hospitalized after also being struck .

Vigilante killing victim  died of fractured skull

Vigilante killing victim died of fractured skull

The autopsy of the Grove, East Bank Demerara man who was beaten to death by a mob of bystanders on August 29, after he allegedly tried to steal a purse from a woman, revealed that he died of a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage .

Aberdeen miner stabbed to death at Arakaka

At about 0100h .

Gov’t announces $2B in mining revenues for protected areas

The Guyana Government today announced that $2B in mining revenues will be channelled to the National Protected Areas Trust Fund (NPATF) .

Revert to Cabinet system of gov’t – Ramkarran

Former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran says that Guyana should revert to a cabinet system of government with a prime minister as head and has endorsed a view that any party obtaining more than 10% of the vote would be entitled to join the government if it so wishes .

One dead, three hurt in Alness accident

One dead, three hurt in Alness accident

A man died on the Alness Public Road, Corentyne yesterday following an accident involving a 4x4 vehicle .

Some Bai Shan Lin joint ventures may be illegal – experts

Some of the Joint Ventures (JV) involving logging company Bai Shan Lin may be illegal as provisions in the Forest Act 2009 did not come into force until 2012, forestry experts Janette Bulkan and John Palmer have said .

Local govt ministry seeking 45 tractors, 45 trailers

The Local Government Ministry is tendering for heavy-duty equipment including 45 tractors and 45 trailers to ensure the sustainability of its Clean-up Guyana initiative unveiled in this year’s budget .

Guyana seen as weak link in Norway forest initiative

…but monitoring agency has different view

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had singled out Guyana as a “weak element” among the countries that the Scandinavian country is partnering with to protect forests in the fight against climate change but another government agency viewed Guyana more positively .

Residents urge swift action over  mining pollution of Kaituma Creek

Residents urge swift action over mining pollution of Kaituma Creek

Residents of Canal Bank, Region One on Friday called for swift action over the pollution of their main source of water by mining .

Driver crashes into Bagotstown building

Driver crashes into Bagotstown building

A driver crashed into an under-construction house at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara early Saturday morning .

Contract for incomplete $600M High St complex to be retendered

The contract for the completion of the proposed High Street main office for the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has been scrapped and will now be retendered through the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) .



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