Breaking news coverage, crime, politics, education, health and medical, and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas of Guyana.

Onderneeming man says beaten by police

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating an allegation that Deon Gherow, 47 years, of Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, was assaulted by police ranks following his arrest at about 1700h.

Albouystown businessman shot in robbery

At about 2230h. last night, police say that businessman Joel Sullivan, 35 years, of James Street, Albouystown, was in the process of closing his business place at James Street when he was attacked by a man armed with a firearm who demanded his valuables.

Two motorcyclists die after collision

At about 2200h. last night, police say that Stanley Adams, 47 years, of Grove Housing Scheme, EBD, and Police Constable Andrew Forde, 22 years, of Block Y, Grove, EBD, were riding motorcycles along the Diamond Access Road, EBD, when they collided resulting in both of them suffering injuries.

Row erupts between High Court and Ministry over hiring of staff

A dispute has erupted between the Supreme Court of Judicature and the Ministry of Legal Affairs over the hiring of staff for a court reporting unit, which observers say strikes at the heart of ensuring the full independence of the judiciary from the executive branch.

Guyanese father battles to stay in Canada with indigenous daughter

-court puts deportation on hold at emergency hearing

The Federal Court of Canada yesterday stayed the deportation of a Guyanese father, allowing him to remain for the moment in Canada with his daughter, a Canadian aboriginal girl for whom he is the sole guardian.

Guyanese woman only had a week to live

-before life-saving brain surgery in US

A Guyanese woman, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, received life-saving surgery in the USA last month after a US-based Guyanese doctor learnt of her condition while visiting and volunteering here.

Citizens call for end to Gaza bombings

A handful of placard-bearing citizens turned out yesterday to call for an end to the weeks-long bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel and to show their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians who now have no homes or access to food and water.

Scenes from an Emancipation celebration

Words – Desilon Daniels Pictures – Arian Browne   It was a day of national celebration when hundreds turned out yesterday to observe the 176th anniversary of Emancipation at the National Park.

Robber shoots man in mouth

A young South Ruimveldt man was shot in his mouth last night by a bandit who cornered him in a desolate area along Abary Street in Lamaha Springs.

Woman suffers broken leg after cars collide

Two cars were involved in a collision last night in the vicinity of Shirley Field Ridley Square, while travelers were heading home from an Emancipation celebration.

Aussie firm’s Kaburi gold mine won’t affect deforestation rates

-impact assessment finds

Over the 15 years of the Troy Resources Guyana Inc (TRGI) gold project in the Kaburi area, approximately 150 hectares of forest will be cleared for the mines, widened roadway and related facilities but this would have no impacts on national deforestation rates, according to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report.

Maid charged with stealing employer’s underwear

A maid accused of stealing over $350,000 worth of items from her employer, including almost three dozen pairs of men’s underwear, was granted bail after denying the allegation on Thursday.

Construction worker robbed Good Samaritan

– court hears

A D’urban Street resident, accused of robbing a Good Samaritan, was on Thursday granted bail for the but will spend the next month in prison after he tearfully told the court that he could not afford to post it.

Over 600 Berbicians treated at medical outreach

Over 600 persons from East and West Berbice received free treatment at a medical outreach organised by the Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) at the Save Abee Foundation (SAF) at Cotton Tree last week.