With local government polls drawing closer, the candidates for Georgetown were unveiled yesterday and a fierce battle is expected in a new system where First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting can shake up the old order.
Although Guyana has only recorded one case of the Zika virus, both regional and international partners have extended support to the Ministry of Public Health in the management and control of the virus, the ministry said in a statement released yesterday.
Saying she was sending a strong signal to drug traffickers, Berbice Magistrate Rhondel Weaver yesterday handed down a five-year jail sentence and a $61M fine to a taxi driver who was found guilty of trafficking over 90 pounds of marijuana.
Drug mule Quami Cumberbatch, who tried to board a plane to Barbados with cocaine hidden in his underwear and in his stomach, was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail and fined over $2 million in total for narcotics trafficking.
A minibus burst into flames yesterday morning along the Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The incident occurred around 9.50am, while three persons were travelling in the bus, BJJ 1801, which usually plies the Main Street-Lamaha route in the city.
A family of eight is now contemplating their next move after their house was burnt to the ground yesterday.
Speaking with this newspaper, 43-year-old Arthur Tyndall of Grant Providence, Lower Pomeroon River said that no one was at home when the incident occurred.