Local News

Seventy-two murders at end of July, 61 road deaths

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 gives up on Amaila

Sithe gives up on Amaila

-Ramotar vows to continue project

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 .

Gov’t failed to convince on Amaila -Greenidge

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 .

AFC voted to save Amaila

AFC voted to save Amaila

-Ramjattan

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 .

‘I didn’t know what was in the box’

‘I didn’t know what was in the box’

-Linden woman denies trying to mail cocaine

A woman was yesterday arrested during an alleged attempt to mail cocaine to Canada .

Husband to face retrial for wife’s murder

Husband to face retrial for wife’s murder

-after jury fails to agree on verdict

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 .

Amerindians protest for recognition of rights

Amerindians protest for recognition of rights

-‘count your blessings,’ gov’t supporters say

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 .

Rights activists launch petition for revised Amerindian Act

Rights activists launch petition for revised Amerindian Act

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 .

Protesting Amerindian vendors get notice to move from hostel

-PS denies victimisation

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 .

Guyana Prize shelves regional lit award over lack of funding

Guyana Prize shelves regional lit award over lack of funding

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 .

Unanswered questions trigger audit office probe of Region 10 accounts

Unanswered questions trigger audit office probe of Region 10 accounts

-works officer faces call for sacking

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 .

NGOs partner to empower teenage mothers

NGOs partner to empower teenage mothers

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 .

APNU confident Ramotar will approve local gov’t bills

APNU confident Ramotar will approve local gov’t bills

Main opposition APNU believes that President Donald Ramotar will assent to the four local government bills passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday .

Local polls possible in six months, says minister

Local polls possible in six months, says minister

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 .

Hydro, local gov’t bills still being prepped for AG certification

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 .

Brain tumour patient seeks help for surgery

Brain tumour patient seeks help for surgery

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 .

Thief swallows chain after being caught

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 .

Metal dealer accuses cops of planting drug pipe on him

A scrap metal dealer, accused of having an improvised utensil for smoking cocaine, yesterday told a court that the instrument was planted on him .

National Museum wraps 7th annual children’s taxidermy camp

National Museum wraps 7th annual children’s taxidermy camp

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 .

GRPA holds outreach for youth on healthy lifestyles campaign

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 .

Huckster denies cocaine trafficking

A huckster was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge that he had cocaine for trafficking .

Suspects in Oronoque murder released

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 .

North R’veldt man denies stoning woman’s house

A 62-year-old man was on Thursday summoned to answer two charges at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, including stoning a woman’s house .

Hospital needs help Id’ing accident victim

The Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) is trying to identify an accident victim, who succumbed yesterday at the facility .

T&T Red Steel defeat Warriors

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 .

Guyana will continue to work for Amaila – Ramotar

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 pulls out of Amaila

Sithe Global pulls out of Amaila

Sithe Global has pulled out of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project, Head of NICIL Winston Brassington, has confirmed to Stabroek News .

Jamaica gets bids for massive power plant far lower than Amaila

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 .

Schoolgirl murdered, boyfriend held

Schoolgirl murdered, boyfriend held

-lured to house by ‘sick’ message

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 from NY after almost 30 years, West Coast man depending on strangers

Deported from NY after almost 30 years, West Coast man depending on strangers

Deported back to Guyana on Tuesday for a crime he says he didn’t commit, Mohamid Nazim Mohamed’s future is uncertain .

Nigel Hughes taking break to decide on political future

Nigel Hughes taking break to decide on political future

Although the AFC has declined his resignation, party Chairman Nigel Hughes plans to take a break to decide if he will remain in politics .

Sithe keeps country in suspense on Amaila

…to issue statement today

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 .

Local gov’t, hydro bills for AG’s scrutiny before assent

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 .

Taxi driver charged with killing restaurateur by dangerous driving

Taxi driver charged with killing restaurateur by dangerous driving

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 .

Man forced boy, 13, to perform sex act -court hears

A man was yesterday arraigned on a charge of forcing a 13-year-old boy to perform a sexual act .

City councillors issue ultimatum to local gov’t  minister for Town Clerk’s removal

City councillors issue ultimatum to local gov’t minister for Town Clerk’s removal

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 .

East Canje man dies after motorcycle crash

East Canje man dies after motorcycle crash

Thirty-eight-year-old Garvin Newyear of New Forest, East Canje died yesterday after a motorcycle accident .



Page 268« First...5...266267268269270...275...Last »