A revised Automatic Promo-tion policy, under which secondary-level students who fail Mathematics and English will no longer be advanced to higher grades, will be in place when the new school year begins in September .
By Jeff TrotmanThe Region Ten administration yesterday suspended its monthly statutory meeting to protest the failure of the Ministry of Health to provide an ambulance for the region .
A man who killed his father four years ago after an argument at Beterverwagting (BV) was sentenced to 27 years in jail yesterday after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter .
Norwegian financing from a forest protection scheme has been disbursed to 12 Amerindian communities under the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) Project .
Julian Cummings, who was wounded in the fatal attack in the North West that left his son-in-law dead on Tuesday, says his survival is a miracle and is calling for miners to be granted gun licences so that they can protect themselves .
President Donald Ramotar says that it is his hope that the reform process currently engaging Caricom’s attention will yield a mechanism that is more proactive .
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a two-year cooperation agreement with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) to establish solid risk management practices and build a strong foundation for its small and medium enterprise (SME) lending .
A new model initiated by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will result in each participating country in Carifesta X1 being limited to 50 persons, the Government Information Agency said yesterday .
Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan yesterday fined 59-year-old Leon Saul, President of the Guyana Rastafarian Council $20,000 for possession of cannabis and ordered him to undergo 4 weeks community service at the Brickdam Police Station .
[caption id="attachment_248531" align="alignright" width="216"] Hector Fitzroy Marshall[/caption][caption id="attachment_248530" align="alignright" width="216"] Shawn Smith[/caption]Shawn Smith, called “Bolo,” who is charged with the murder of a pensioner, is currently on trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and a jury in the High Court .
Although foreign publishers have extended a discount on the books sold to the government for its national textbook distribution exercise, Education Minister Priya Manickchand says the prices remain steep and producing books locally is being considered as an alternative .
A Sophia man, charged with killing his father-in-law, told police he did it after he was attacked by the man after a row over fried chickenThis is according to murder accused Marlon Ganesh’s statement to police, which was admitted as evidence against .
Attorneys for Opposition Leader David Granger have filed a notice of motion appealing acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision to exclude him from the 2012 budget cut case .
Two-year-old Prity Mohammed who was severely burned in a gas explosion last month at Unity, Mahaica succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening, relatives said yesterday .
A 41-year-old auto dealer was yesterday remanded to prison after he was accused of having 30 .
A miner accused of dealing his estranged girlfriend several cuffs to her face was placed on $80,000 bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday .
Lethem residents are still only receiving a limited amount of power as a part to fix the community’s non-functioning generator was not installed up to yesterday .
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque asserts that Caricom youth have said that they want a Caribbean Community in their future and want to push the boundaries beyond where they are .
The Guyana Police Force has sent correspondence to Interpol in relation to a report that a Trinidadian vessel was shot at in Guyana’s waters after its captain refused to transport drugs, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said yesterday .
A 33-year-old vendor was yesterday placed on $10,000 bail by Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for allegedly assaulting another man .
A woman who was allegedly found with 11 grammes of cannabis in her possession was remanded to prison after Magistrate Ann McLennan so decided yesterday .
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says that 18 reserve officers from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Second Infantry Battalion were trained and certified in Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Management .
Mason Joel Jack, who is alleged to have stolen a BlackBerry cellphone was yesterday remanded to prison when the matter was heard by Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday .
A 20-year-old father of one was yesterday placed on $75,000 bail for allegedly being in possession of six grammes of cannabis .
While Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has commenced an enhancement programme to improve the water services provided to residents of Bartica, the company is concerned about the high levels of water wastage in the community .
A man accused of robbing a cashier at Woodlands Hospital of $1 .
A United States consular officer is being investigated for allegedly selling visas while stationed in Guyana .
By Jeff TrotmanThe Linmine Secretariat has withdrawn, with immediate effect, a concession it had given to Chinese company Bai Shan Lin International Forest Development Inc for the company’s trucks to transport materials across the Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge to fix the Moblissa Road .
Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington yesterday defended the lease of state lands to the Marriott Hotel developer, saying that the project will bring development and create jobs and he accused the Opposition and sections of the media of attempting to stymie it .
The power supply to residents of Lethem is expected to be back to normal from today, provided that the part needed to fix a malfunctioning generator is ready to be used on the engine .
A South Sophia mother of three and her mother were afraid to return home last evening after her child’s father beat her mercilessly and fled after the police arrived .
Vendors of the Mon Repos market are now breathing a sigh of relief after they learned that they will not have to relocate to facilitate the expansion of the four-lane highway .
Dexter Prass, who was remanded to prison on a charge of cocaine possession, has been cleared after another man appeared before the court yesterday to answer to the exact same charge .
A man was yesterday accused of abusing his mother and threatening to kill her after he found her at home on Mother’s Day drinking with a male friend .
Three brothers lost their homes after a fire, suspected to have been deliberately set by one of them, ravaged their three apartments at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara yesterday .
A Suriname-based Guyanese was slapped with three charges on Tuesday when he appeared in the Albion Magistrate’s Court before newly appointed Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh .
Labourer Travis Anthony Payne yesterday admitted that he threatened to shoot a policeman but denied robbing him of his gold chain at gun point .