Guyana news, breaking updates and in depth reports covering crime, politics, education, health and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas.

MP Vanessa Kissoon hospitalized

APNU Member of Parliament Vanessa Kissoon was this evening taken to the hospital from the National Assembly via one of the two ambulances there after complaining of feeling unwell.

Attorney General sues Stabroek News, Chris Ram

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has sued Guyana Publications Inc, publishers of Stabroek News and the Sunday Stabroek for $20M over a letter in the March 19th edition of the newspaper.

Broadcaster charged with assaulting girl, 13

-remanded after teen voices fear for life

A broadcaster is now a remanded prisoner after being charged with assaulting a 13-year-old girl and threatening her mother.

Speaker bans Manickchand over ‘dastardly’ comments

Education Minister Priya Manickchand was yesterday afternoon banned from speaking during the 2014 budget debate by Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman for refusing to apologize to APNU MP Jaipaul Sharma over remarks she made.

Gov’t neglect of Region 10 is betrayal of Jagan’s principles


Government is neglecting the agricultural potential of Region Ten and allowing the exploitation of renewable resources and workers’ rights, according to APNU MP Vanessa Kissoon, who said these practices would have been condemned by the founding father of the ruling PPP Dr.

Enmore boy found hanging

A 13-year-old boy was yesterday morning found hanging from a rope in the bedroom of his Hope west Enmore, East Coast Demerara home.

Unchecked alcohol abuse taking toll on economy, Lawrence warns

Saying alcohol is the cheapest and most accessible commodity drug being abused by Guyanese, APNU’s Shadow Minister of Human Services Volda Lawrence yesterday castigated the Donald Ramotar administration for failing to address the impact alcohol abuse has on the economy in the proposed budget.

Scott, Gilbert differ on budget

APNU MP Keith Scott on Monday dismissed the 2014 budget as insufficient to address social and economic needs while PPP/C MP Kwame Gilbert says the allocations indicate the importance government attributes to the social and economic sectors.

Desmond Trotman berates Whittaker over local gov’t polls

APNU MP Desmond Trotman yesterday issued a stern call on Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker to “abandon the insulting and ridiculous” position that the Guyanese people are not ready for local government elections.

Soldier at New River died by drowning – GDF

A post-mortem, conducted on the remains of 21066 Private Dellon Nero, revealed that, the cause of death was consistent with drowning, a release from the Guyana Defence Force said on Monday.

USAID programme trains 69 more youths

Last Friday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a graduation ceremony at the Georgetown Club to honour 33 youth who completed work and life skills training and 24 youth who completed literacy training through the USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project.

APNU in Bartica outreach

…as preparations step up for local govt elections

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) conducted an outreach exercise in Bartica on Sunday.