Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and Bebi Oosman This week we asked the man/woman in the street about the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy and the decision of the United Nations Secretary General to refer the matter to the World Court.
The first public hearing to discuss the proposed rate changes by Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) saw fierce opposition yesterday from the citizenry, who called for the utility company to produce a record of its accounts before proceeding any further.
Following the announcement of hikes in administrative fees at the Turkeyen and Tain campuses of the University of Guyana (UG), the students’ society yesterday called the move unlawful and urged the student body to stand in solidarity against the increases.
The final days for cancer patients can be consumed by pain and loneliness.
The man and woman in the street commented on their plans for Christmas and what the season means to them.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland yesterday disallowed a motion by PPP/C MP Irfaan Ali to adjourn the budget deliberations in order to facilitate a debate on the controversial US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus.
Coen Jackson, the Bishops’ High School teacher accused of sexually grooming and preying on female students, yesterday denied the allegations levelled against him, while charging that the complaint now being investigated by the Education Ministry stemmed from a personal grudge.
The Education Ministry is probing a complaint against a teacher of the Bishops’ High School, who is accused of sexually grooming and molesting female students during the 10 years he has worked there.
Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has written to the city’s Town Clerk saying that the corporal who was dismissed for supposedly failing to take action during an alleged sexual assault on a minor by a lance corporal, must be given a fair hearing.
Saying that she was dissatisfied with the performance of the city constabulary, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green yesterday declared that a reshuffling may be needed and warned Chief Constable Andrew Foo that he needs to do better.
After a five-day “fact-finding” visit to Guyana, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has voiced concern over the human rights of Guyanese of African descent, who it says continue to experience racism and racial discrimination despite some efforts that have been made to address the situation.
In a back lot just off the ever-bustling Regent Street, easily hidden by the clothing stores and snackette that dominate in the forefront, is A&A, a transportation and accommodation service that caters solely to Cuban visitors.
A new study has found that lack of finances is the leading cause of child neglect in Guyana, with more than 40% of cases being the direct result of the financial shortcomings within the family.
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recently saw its first case of a double-uterus twin pregnancy, where twin babies developed in and were delivered from two separate uteruses, a reportedly one in a million occurrence.
Every day on the streets of Georgetown, Cuban shoppers can be seen carting along garbage bags full of clothing and other items.
Guyana Reparations Committee Chairman Dr Eric Phillips yesterday sought to make a case for 15,000 square miles of Guyana’s lands to be given to the descendants of enslaved Africans as reparations.
On the second day of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into African ancestral lands and other matters, four witnesses made cases for the return of lands they feel they are rightly entitled to, which were either taken by the state or occupied by private owners.
The Chairman of the Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) yesterday instructed workers employed on a private site, reportedly intended to build a first-floor pool, to cease operations, just two days after residents called on authorities to halt its construction.
A Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into an alleged plot to killed President David Granger wrapped up yesterday with a scathing attack on the accuser, Andriff Gillard, by counsel for the police, Ian Chang SC Retired Justice Chang concluded during the presentation of his oral submissions before the CoI that all the evidence in the case of the alleged presidential assassination plot points to fabrication and recent concoction.
Attorney Selwyn Pieters yesterday charged that the police had “tunnel vision” while investigating the alleged plot to assassinate the president due to the intervention of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, while attorneys for him and the alleged plotter argued that there was no evidence to show that the investigation was less than diligent.
Legal Advisor to the Police, retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh yesterday testified that there was insufficient evidence in the allegation made by Andriff Gillard of an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger.
Intense questioning of Assistant Police Commissioner David Ramnarine as to why he felt the probe of the alleged assassination plot against President David Granger was defective yesterday exposed deep rifts in the police force hierarchy and several accusations of impropriety.
Nizam Khan, the businessman accused by his neighbour of plotting to kill President David Granger, yesterday rejected the allegation as false.
Acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) probing an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger that the investigation was “lacking” because the suspect’s early release compromised it.
Members of the STEMGuyana team, having adeptly represented the country at the just-concluded First Global Games, where they finished in 10th position, received a warm welcome upon arriving in Guyana on Wednesday night.