Alva Solomon

Female dorm at NOC torched

The female dormitory at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on the Essequibo Coast was razed by fire last night even as several inmates of the juvenile correctional facility remain at large following a mass break-out on Wednesday night.


“I came here about five years ago from West Berbice but I find it ok here because it peaceful,” said Roy Shivdat, one of the  less than 200 residents who live in the Region One mining community of Arakaka.

REDjet passengers to get refunds soon

-Works Ministry official

Passengers, who were affected by the collapse of regional airline REDjet, will soon receive their ticket refunds as the authorities  have moved to a private bank to secure the  bond lodged by the airline.

Farmer murdered at Garden of Eden

The bound body of a Garden of Eden farmer which bore several stab wounds was yesterday morning discovered at his home and relatives believe he was killed over a court matter in which judgment was passed in his favour.

Relief works on Burma road almost complete

Relief works on Burma road almost complete

Works to make a five-mile stretch of road at Burma, in Region Five, temporarily passable are almost completed but rice farmers and residents that use it are pessimistic about the scope of the project.

New Integrity Commission could be ready in a week


New members of the Integrity Commission could be sworn-in within a week, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds announced last night as the National Assembly approved a government motion to ensure that Members of Parliament submit annual declarations in keeping with the provisions of the Integrity Act.

St Ignatius

Story and photos by Alva Solomon The sprawling community of St Ignatius in Region 9 is peaceful and quiet and residents there thrive on their ‘self-help’ customs to develop their environs.