A 14-year-old boy died yesterday and another was rescued after they disappeared under the water at the Splashmin’s Resort during a fun day hosted by Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) for its employees and their families.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud Overlooking the Soesdyke-Linden Highway is a village called Long Creek which is home to about 400 persons who maintain a simple lifestyle because of the hardships they face.
University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) staff members have registered complaints to the unions about the management of the campus, describing Director, Professor Daizal Samad as “dictatorial,” but he says the institution is a model despite its challenges.
The Ireng/Sawariwau Neigh-bourhood Democratic Coun-cil (NDC) was dissolved yesterday morning and an Interim Management Com-mittee (IMC) will be installed, just over a month after Lethem residents pro-tested against the move.
A watchman is believed to have been strangled and killed at New Hope, East Bank Demerara, during an attack at the KRS Construction Co site, where he was on duty.
More than a year after the government had set out to restore the Le Repentir Cemetery, the burial ground has returned to its deplorable state and has caught the attention of the public.
Some garbage collectors have been demanding money from residents for collection and city councillors yesterday urged swift action to clamp down on the situation.
Sharon Howell, who was stabbed and hammered in a brutal attack at her Freeman Street, East La Penitence home, has regained her ability to speak, which she credits to her children’s insistence that she speak.
The family of the elderly Hardai ‘Kuntie’ Singh, who died after being trapped in her home during a fire on Wednesday night, believes that there was foul play in the woman’s death and wants a thorough investigation.
A 27-year-old miner succumbed to burns about his body yesterday after he was turned into a human torch at a Mahdia mining camp on Friday by a workmate who dreamt that he was being sexually assaulted.
Another mother is accusing the Georgetown Public Hospital of negligence after her 12 pound infant died during delivery and the hospital refused her request for an autopsy and buried the baby against her wishes.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud and Frances Abraham Liverpool on the Corentyne coast is situated about 18 miles from New Amsterdam, and consists of 450 homes with about 1,000 persons, the largest proportion of whom are African-Guyanese.
University of Guyana (UG) staff members are still working under the same conditions at the Turkeyen campus that they protested earlier this year, leading to calls for new action.
Sharon Howell, the mother of 10 who was stabbed and hammered mercilessly by her partner on Sunday, had been constantly threatened and relatives believe that plans she was making to return home to Barbados may have motivated the attack.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud This week we asked the man and woman in the streets about their lives in the areas of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, Corentyne.
Residents of Lethem yesterday strongly opposed the installation of an Interim-Management Committee (IMC) to replace the Ireng/Sawariwau Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) but had mixed views about whether the current body is capable of effectively carrying out its duties.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts about the recent hike in bus fares.
Education Minister Priya Manickchand recently met with members of ‘Operation Rescue UG’ to discuss the issues that are affecting the development of the Univer-sity of Guyana (UG) and it was revealed that a key World Bank loan for US$10 million is expected to be signed in May.
Truck driver Jadesh Dass, whose body was found with what appeared to be a huge gash to the head, suffered two gunshot wounds at close range to the right side of his temple and his forehead, a post-mortem examination has revealed.
The budget debate and VAT Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Alva Solomon This week we asked the man and woman in the street about their views on the budget debate and the Value Added Tax.
While legendary reggae performers Beres Hammond and Glen Washington treated fans to a packed show at the National Stadium on Sunday, rapper Rick Ross, the headliner for the other half of Hits and Jams Entertainment’s Easter Fest, was a no-show yesterday.
University of Guyana (UG) staffers and students will be lobbying all Members of Parliament (MPs) to support a petition to replace the current university council, which they blame for presiding over the institution’s deterioration.
A fire of unknown origin yesterday razed the home of a single mother and three of her five children at Lot 473 Samaroo Street, ‘B’ Field, Sophia around 3.20 pm.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation has been refurbished with the aid of a Canada-based charitable organisation to enhance the care for premature babies.
Two men collapsed and died in separate instances in Goedverwagting yesterday morning causing some amount of consternation among residents of the otherwise quite village.