The police today said that up to the end of July this year, there had been 72 murders and 61 deaths on the roads .
Sithe Global yesterday made good on its threat to exit the Amaila Falls Hydro project over the lack of political consensus on the venture but President Donald Ramotar last night vowed to continue working to make the nearly US$900 million project a reality .
Chief spokesman on economics and finance for the main opposition, APNU, Carl Greenidge says the government failed to persuade legislators on the merits of the Amaila hydro project after prospective developer Sithe Global set the condition of political consensus for continuing with it .
The AFC says that its decision to support the Hydro Electric Power (Amendment) Bill and the debt ceiling motion for the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) was intended to give “a new lease on life” to the venture, which has since lost sponsors Sithe Global .
A woman was yesterday arrested during an alleged attempt to mail cocaine to Canada .
Charles Anthony Woolford, who is accused of killing his wife after an argument, will have to face a new trial after a jury failed to agree on a verdict yesterday .
Scores of indigenous people protested outside the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs yesterday calling for a revision of the 2006 Amerindian Act and for their rights to be respected even as government supporters said that much has been done to advance the rights of Amerindians .
A petition calling for revision of the 2006 Amerindian Act was launched on Thursday, with activists proposing several changes to the legislation, including “recognition of rights to ancestral land, territories and resources .
Several Amerindian vendors, who ply their trade outside of the Amerindian Residence on Princes Street, say they are being targeted for removal because of their participation in a protest on Wednesday outside of Parliament Building .
The shortlist for the 2012 Guyana Prize for Literature, due to be announced within the next two weeks, will not include entrants for the regional award, which has been suspended because of a lack of funding .
The Audit Office will investigate discrepancies flagged in Region 10’s accounts, including overpayments to contractors that have led to a call for the sacking of the region’s Senior Superintendent of Works Patrice Johnson .
Teenage mothers will soon benefit from a partnership between Women Across Differences (WAD) and international volunteer organisation CUSO that aims to reduce gender discrimination through economic and social empowerment .
Main opposition APNU believes that President Donald Ramotar will assent to the four local government bills passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday .
Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud says that the passage of four long-delayed bills on Wednesday paves the way for elections to local government bodies to be held in around six months .
Attorney General Anil Nandlall yesterday assured that the five government bills passed during the last sitting of the National Assembly would be treated with “convenient speed” when received by his office for assent certification .
Dawn Da Silva, diagnosed with a brain tumour, is appealing for assistance to raise the money she needs to undergo brain surgery in Cuba next month .
A thief, who snatched another man’s chain from round his neck and then swallowed it after he was caught, was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison .
A scrap metal dealer, accused of having an improvised utensil for smoking cocaine, yesterday told a court that the instrument was planted on him .
Forty-six children, between the ages of eight and 14 years, were yesterday awarded certificates after completing the seventh annual Guyana National Museum Children’s Taxidermy summer camp .
The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) is holding an outreach on its ‘Youths Promoting Healthy Lifestyles’ campaign today at the City Mall, as it seeks to increase awareness about the initiative and services available for young people .
A huckster was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge that he had cocaine for trafficking .
The father of murdered North West businessman John Jeffrey says that the release of the men identified fleeing in a car from the scene of the crime is a sign that police have failed do a proper investigation .
A 62-year-old man was on Thursday summoned to answer two charges at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, including stoning a woman’s house .
The Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) is trying to identify an accident victim, who succumbed yesterday at the facility .
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, , CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors by three runs in their CPL T20 match at the Queen’s Park Oval last night .
President Donald Ramotar is reassuring the nation that Government will continue to work with stakeholders to bring the Amaila hydropower project to fruition, GINA said tonight .
Sithe Global has pulled out of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project, Head of NICIL Winston Brassington, has confirmed to Stabroek News .
Jamaica yesterday received bids for a massive power plant using a variety of fuel sources which puts the average cost per megawatt at US$1 .
A Cummings Lodge Secon-dary School teenager was allegedly chopped to death by her teenage boyfriend yesterday at Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara after his sister invited her to his home .
Deported back to Guyana on Tuesday for a crime he says he didn’t commit, Mohamid Nazim Mohamed’s future is uncertain .
Although the AFC has declined his resignation, party Chairman Nigel Hughes plans to take a break to decide if he will remain in politics .
President of Sithe Global, Brian Kubeck says that the company would be communicating its position on whether or not it will continue its involvement in the Amaila Falls Hydro project today and declined to give any indication of what direction its decision may take .
Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs says the four recently passed local government bills and the Hydro Electric Power (Amendment) Bill need to be sent to the office of the Attorney General (AG) for assent certificates before they are sent to President Donald Ramotar to sign them into law .
Leron Griffith, the taxi-driver who struck and killed a Surinamese restaurateur on Mandela Avenue in May, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving yesterday .
A man was yesterday arraigned on a charge of forcing a 13-year-old boy to perform a sexual act .
Unwilling to back down from their fight to remove acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba, city councillors say they will not recognise directives from Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud if he believes that he does not have an obligation to honour the wishes of the democratically-elected council .
Thirty-eight-year-old Garvin Newyear of New Forest, East Canje died yesterday after a motorcycle accident .