David Papannah

Bulkan denies ‘meddling’ in city council’s business

-says he only wrote mayor offering guidance

Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has labelled the claims of interference levelled against him by Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green as “unfair and unjustified,” while saying that a recent letter he wrote to the Chief Citizen was only intended to offer “guidance” on matters that were brought to his attention.

Little masqueraders!

Continuing the tradition of masquerades in the street, these little masqueraders backed by their drummers yesterday danced through the pavement of Regent Street spreading Christmas joy.

Co-ed schools

Photos and interviews by David Papannah and Dreylan Johnson

This week, the man and woman in the street share their thoughts on the co-education system and whether there is a need to return to separate  educational institutions for boys and girls.

SVN student tops CAPE

Vamanadev Hiralall, of the privately-run Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), is the country’s top performer at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) after achieving an accumulated 13 grade one and 3 grade two passes.


This depression was spotted on Carifesta Avenue where major works were done just over a year ago to create a divider on which poles were erected with flags of Caricom countries.

Taxi app Drop eases out of market

– cites resistance to change; iRide and eCab say here to stay

Mobile application taxi service Drop has decided to pull out of the market as it said operating here is not feasible due to difficulties in encouraging a cultural shift.

Slow draining for East Coast

-despite brilliant sunshine

Floodwater  in a string of villages along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) has been slowly receding and residents believes this is as a result of a cessation of rainfall on Saturday night into Sunday rather than any step taken by the government.