(Reuters) - US health officials said today the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally .
For five years Trevette (not her real name) struggled with thoughts of suicide, while locked away in her bedroom for most of the afternoons and nights of her teenage life .
A fatal accident on the Anna Catherina Public Road sent a young biker to an early grave on Sunday, but an eyewitness is convinced that a little less inaction from both bystanders and police could have saved the man’s life .
Three civil society organisations working to eliminate gender-based violence received grants totalling US$600,000 last evening from the US Embassy to expand their efforts and to meaningfully assist victims .
Visitors to the National Museum can now access its database and gather information about its collections and artifacts using modern touchscreen technology .
In what it is hoped will be an annual event, the Safe Neighbourhood Council (SNC) of Angoy’s Avenue for the second consecutive year collaborated with the police ranks of ‘B’ Division to honour the top three National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) performers in the community .
Days after load shedding exercises were initially scheduled to conclude, the Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) has once more extended the exercises .
After he allegedly assaulted his wife, a fisherman from Westbury, Essequibo Coast was yesterday granted bail at the Charity Magistrate’s Court .
Armed bandits yesterday carted off millions of dollars in cash and gold after robbing a Mahdia businessman .
A gold miner was yesterday charged with throwing faeces on police ranks while in custody at Lethem and he told a city magistrate that he did it because the lawmen were beating him .
A new outreach programme aimed at promoting development through the art forms was on Saturday launched on the streets of Georgetown with a flash mob by members of the Dominion Dance Company .
A woman was yesterday placed on a bond to keep the peace after facing a charge that she assaulted her boyfriend’s mother .
“Use a bin! Action and not words, against littering” was the slogan chanted by the young environmentalists who recently participated in the people’s climate march in New Amsterdam, Berbice .
Following a series of activities across Guyana in observance of Child Protection Week, the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) plans to ramp up its education efforts in rural areas .
Former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge has sounded an alarm over the country’s apparent shortage of the skills needed for the effective functioning of the recently established Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) .
The buyer of a vehicle from a popular auto dealer is frustrated that 18 months after the purchase she is stuck with a defective vehicle and the Consumer Affairs Commission is operating slothfully in helping her get her more than $4M refund .
A soldier was yesterday placed on $200,000 bail after denying causing the death of a fellow serviceman through dangerous driving .
Although emphasising the need for cohesion and national unity, PPP General Secretary yesterday skirted questions about how the party would be working with the other two parliamentary forces, APNU and the AFC, to advance unity on the political front .
A 42-year-old gold miner is now a guest of the state after he was found guilty of having narcotics in his possession for the purpose of trafficking .
Former Guyana Chronicle reporter Mark Bradford appeared in a city court yesterday, charged with fraudulently converting over $500,000 meant to pay expenses for an event last year .
A businessman yesterday found himself accused of forging a Republic Bank cheque worth over $4 million to obtain office stationery after being held in a police sting operation .
A multi-million dollar Mediation Centre was commissioned on Friday in the compound of the High Court in Berbice and when it becomes operational in a few days time, Berbicians will have the option of seeking a certified mediator to resolve conflicts rather than having their case tried in court .
International women rights activist Eve Ensler, well known for her play The Vagina Monologues, is in Guyana as she continues her work in helping grassroots women to take control in addressing the issues that most affect them .
(Trinidad Express) HYDERABAD Umpires in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 have reported West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine for having a suspected illegal action .
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Guyana Power and Light this afternoon said it will be forced to load shed over the next two days .
The police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 2040h .
At about 2145h yesterday, the police say that businessman Lejum Jhang, 62 years, of 111 Miles, Mahdia was robbed by four masked men, three of whom were armed with firearms .
Guns are still being fired by owners of moored boats on the Demerara River, a year after the death of 14-year-old Ryan Persaud, who was fatally injured by a stray bullet which was fired from a moored boat in front of his house at a Vive la Force resident .
The 130 kilometre road built by logging company Baishanlin in the Region Six forests appears to be in violation of the law as it was built without an impact assessment being done or approval being given for the construction, and conflicting reports given by several top officials as it relates to the process raise further questions about how the Chinese company operates here .
The police have said they have launched no investigation into a rape allegation by a young Amerindian woman who says that she was drugged and raped recently in Mahdia but instead are investigating assault causing actually bodily harm .
The ruling PPP is entering a new phase of its history where its electoral majority cannot be sustained because of longevity in office and demographic changes, former PPP stalwart Ralph Ramkarran says even as he noted that the party is misreading the mood of the electorate .
The recent visit by top executives of the Tate and Lyle Sugar Company earlier this month was “nothing out of the ordinary” according to Ross Hall, the Associate Director of Ketchum London, the firm charged with the sugar company’s public relations .
The Venezuelan border controversy was one of the issues discussed when Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett met United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday .
The Ministry of Health on Saturday signed a five-year Memorandum of Under-standing (MoU) with the National Health and Family Planning Ministry of China to strengthen health policies, human resource training and disease control in both countries .
Almost two months after Bernadette Campbell was shot and robbed in a route 44 bus at Plaisance on July 29, she remains a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) .
Mother of Parfaite Harmonie fire survivors expressed fear that the second suspect fingered in the arson/murder may return to “finish the job .
The Government of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China yesterday sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the ‘China/Guyana House of Medical Science’ which would enable training of local doctors by members of the Chinese medical team .