At about 1700h yesterday, police say that Luston Saul, 31years, of D’ Urban Backlands, Georgetown, was confronted by a man at `D’ Field, Sophia, who shot him to his left thigh and escaped .
President Donald Ramotar managed to garner the most votes to the PPP’s Central Committee but he was closely followed by former President Bharrat Jagdeo while party veteran Dr Frank Anthony retained the third place that he had unexpectedly clinched in 2008 and Anil Nandlall zoomed up the rankings to fourth place .
Coming in the backdrop of the 2011 loss of its parliamentary majority, the PPP yesterday declared that its 30th Congress was a success and the clarion call of delegates is for the PPP/C government to continue to work for higher levels of services to the people .
The mother of 20-year-old Quincy Oliver Sooklall, whose body was pulled from the Demerara River and had visible marks of violence and what appears to be a gaping gunshot to his chest, believes her son was killed by his friends .
The PPP Congress yesterday declared its opposition to the proposed Local Government Commission describing it as a “parallel” government system and party delegates appeared to support local government elections under current laws .
Economic violence against poor people has a particular impact on Guyanese African women and by extension, the children which some of them raise on their own, says Red Thread co-founder and international coordinator, Andaiye .
The People’s Progressive Party wrapped up its 30th Congress yesterday revealing to delegates that the total cost for the event was just over $30 .
Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud says that the long-awaited four Local Government Bills will be presented to the National Assembly for their second reading on Wednesday .
Canadian exploration company Sacre-Coeur Minerals (SCM) is producing “some low-cost gold” from its alluvial operation in Guyana, with annual proceeds in the millions of dollars, according to a report by Prime Equity Research .
Three persons including a woman were placed on bail after they denied charges of stealing and receiving a large quantity of insulin from the New Amsterdam Hospital .
A security guard was on Friday refused bail after he was charged with unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition .
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment says that it has received numerous complaints from the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) that persons are being charged a toll when traversing through Linden en route to the interior locations and says this matter will be pursued .
President Donald Ramotar came out slightly ahead of former President Bharrat Jagdeo in voting yesterday for a new 35-member Central Committee of the People’s Progressive Part y .
The turbulent relationship of a Jonestown, Mahaica couple ended tragically early yesterday morning when Ryan James murdered his wife of two years and then killed himself by ingesting poison .
Today we bring you a visual 'World beyond…' The photographs are from Hosororo and Kumaka and were taken by Duncan Saul .
The People’s Progressive Party acknowledged corruption in the party and government on the second day of the 30th Congress yesterday .
Original Amaila Falls developer ‘Fip’ Motilall will be paid US$12 million at the financial closure of the project and he has explained how it was that his company Synergy Holdings Inc and its minority partner Enventure Inc transferred the licence to Sithe Global – the developer since 2009 .
A man was shot dead when at least two gunmen invaded his shop at Oronoque, Port Kaituma, Region One just after 10 pm last night in what appeared to be a robbery .
An elderly security guard was pummelled by two robbers at his worksite in Stanleytown, New Amsterdam on Thursday night .
Five persons, including the pilot, aboard a small Remote Area Medical Outreach (RAM) plane escaped unhurt after the aircraft crash landed at the Aishalton runway in Region 9 on Friday afternoon after its front wheel came off .
Nazalena Natasha Houston, the lone survivor of the brutal attack by her husband that left her two children dead, yesterday said police could have prevented the tragedy by acting on a report she made to them the day before .
Prime Minister Sam Hinds says Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will not be made to pay for losses suffered from the Amaila Hydro project to Sophia, as the point of billing is the Georgetown substation .
As concerns grow over the number of children who are killed or wounded during violent fights between their parents, the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) has taken note and according to its head Ann Greene a national campaign to deal with the situation is being planned .
Over 1000 delegates cast their votes on the second day of the PPP/C’s 30th Congress yesterday for the 35 persons who will comprise the Central Committee, although the results will not be known until today .
PPP General Secretary Donald Ramotar on Friday said the calibre of party members is on the decline and he lamented that new members did not have the same level of commitment as those of the past .
European Union (EU) funding for the Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project (GMRP) under the 11th European Development Fund will hinge on government’s ability to meet indicators .
The work of the ten civilians, appointed to help reform the Guyana Police Force (GPF) under the Strategic Management Department (SDM), has encountered a roadblock because of the non-cooperation of senior officers and at least one member has tendered their resignation, according to APNU parliamentarian Winston Felix .
Forty-year-old Marilyn Severin attempted to abort her baby three times by using the drug Cytotec and it was only on the third attempt when she was more than six months pregnant that the baby boy was expelled .
Wanda Fortune, one of victims of last Thursday night’s violent cutlass attack on three females at Sophia, is decrying the slothful response of the police, saying it gives her no confidence even as the alleged attacker continues to make calls to the family promising to finish them off .
Digicel today announced that the company has introduced a special roaming rate of $30 to its subscribers .
The Beacon Foundation Ltd building at Carmichael and Quamina streets is up for sale by sealed tender .
At about 0600h today, the police say that the body of Vanessa Richmond-James, 26 years, of Jonestown, Mahaica, ECD, was found in her home with multiple stab wounds .
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President Donald Ramotar yesterday declared that the way forward for the ruling PPP was to remain steadfast in principle and ruled out shared governance with the opposition, which he lambasted for “crippling” the country .
After 21 months of political gridlock, executives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) signalled yesterday at its 30th congress that something has to be done to end the constant stalemate in Parliament due to the ruling party’s minority status .
Delivering the General Secretary’s report at the PPP’s 30th Congress yesterday, President Donald Ramotar blistered former party stalwarts Ralph Ramkarran and Moses Nagamootoo and also launched a scathing attack on Stabroek News .