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Man shot in `D’ Field Sophia

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 .

Ramotar tops PPP vote

Ramotar tops PPP vote

-Jagdeo a close second

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 .

PPP congress wants higher levels of services and goods from gov’t

-backs Amaila, Marriott projects

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 .

Body of missing fisherman pulled from river

Body of missing fisherman pulled from river

-appears to have sustained bullet wound 

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 .

PPP Congress opposed to proposed Local Government Commission

-supports local government polls under current laws

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 .

Guyanese African women beset by economic violence – Andaiye

Guyanese African women beset by economic violence – Andaiye

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 .

PPP congress cost $30M

PPP congress cost $30M

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 .

Local gov’t bills will be  presented Wednesday -Minister

Local gov’t bills will be presented Wednesday -Minister

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 .

Sacre-Coeur netting millions from ‘low cost gold’ production

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 .

Duo stole insulin from NA hospital, court told

Duo stole insulin from NA hospital, court told

-pharmacy owner on bail for receiving stolen items

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 .

Security guard nabbed with illegal gun, ammo – court hears

A security guard was on Friday refused bail after he was charged with unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition .

Miners complaining about Linden toll – Ministry

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 .

Ramotar tops PPP  Central Committee vote

Ramotar tops PPP Central Committee vote

-Jagdeo in second spot

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 .

Mahaica man slays wife, commits suicide

Mahaica man slays wife, commits suicide

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 .

Hosororo

Hosororo

Today we bring you a visual 'World beyond…' The photographs are from Hosororo and Kumaka and were taken by Duncan Saul .

PPP workshop acknowledges corruption

The People’s Progressive Party acknowledged corruption in the party and government on the second day of the 30th Congress yesterday .

‘Fip’ Motilall to receive US$12M if Amaila goes ahead

‘Fip’ Motilall to receive US$12M if Amaila goes ahead

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 .

North West shopkeeper shot dead in robbery

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 .

Elderly guard battered in New Amsterdam robbery

Elderly guard battered in New Amsterdam robbery

An elderly security guard was pummelled by two robbers at his worksite in Stanleytown, New Amsterdam on Thursday night .

Cessna crashes on Aishalton runway

Cessna crashes on Aishalton runway

-no one hurt

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 .

Police could have prevented slaughter of Zeelugt children - mother

Police could have prevented slaughter of Zeelugt children – mother

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 .

GPL will not pay for power losses between Amaila and the Sophia substation -PM

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 .

Planning underway for national campaign against child abuse

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 .

PPP delegates vote for Central Committee; results today

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 .

Ramotar raps new PPP members for lacking commitment

Ramotar raps new PPP members for lacking commitment

-says party needs to be more selective in recruitment

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 .

Future mangrove project funding to be tied to EU indicators

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 .

Senior police not cooperating with civilian team -Winston Felix

Senior police not cooperating with civilian team -Winston Felix

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 .

A mother’s story: Baby in septic tank

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 .

Sophia chopping victim says calls to police went unanswered

Sophia chopping victim says calls to police went unanswered

-attacker threatening to finish them off

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 introduces $30 roaming rate

Digicel today announced that the company has introduced a special roaming rate of $30 to its subscribers .

Beacon Foundation Ltd building for sale

The Beacon Foundation Ltd building at Carmichael and Quamina streets is up for sale by sealed tender .

Mahaica woman stabbed to death, husband kills self

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 .

Berbice Bridge tolls chopped for part of August

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc .

[Video] No compromises, no power sharing

[Video] No compromises, no power sharing

-Ramotar tells PPP congress

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 .

PPP leaders sound call to break parliamentary stalemate

-PYO lauded for renewed vigour after years of apathy

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 .

Ramotar assails  former PPP stalwarts, media

Ramotar assails former PPP stalwarts, media

-in PPP General Secretary’s report

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 .



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