Gaulbert Sutherland

Campbelltown

Many people do not get to watch a community grow up. Edgar Beard, who does not know his true age but is pretty sure that he is over 63 years old, however, was able to watch as the Amerindian community of Campbelltown was transformed from a community of five families to well over 300 persons today.

Measures can be taken to aid in Konawaruk recovery

– environment minister says assessment visit planned

Mining and environmental protection officials will soon visit the Konawaruk River to check on its state and an assessment is needed to determine whether the river is supporting aquatic life, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud has said.

Mavado blanks Summer Jam

-blames promoter for 19-hour flight

Jamaican dancehall artiste Mavado yesterday blamed the promoter of the Slingerz Summer Jam for his no-show at Saturday’s concert at Providence and slammed the arrangements made including a 19-hour flight from Jamaica to Guyana in a cramped small plane with no bathroom.

Major changes made to cricket bill

-ombudsman to verify register of clubs

Major changes have been made to the Guyana Cricket Administration Bill 2012 including the removal of contentious provisions objected to by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) dealing with the dissolution of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

Woman perishes in Plaisance fire

-two houses destroyed

The charred body of a woman was recovered from the rubble after a fire razed two houses at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara early yesterday and relatives are urging a thorough investigation as they believe that foul play is involved.

Ramotar still to decide on opposition bills

-deadline passes for explanation to House

The two opposition bills passed by the National Assembly were sent to President Donald Ramotar on February 25 and the 21-day deadline during which he can either assent to or reject the bills has passed with no word on the President’s decision.

Kako

The World Beyond Georgetown

On a foggy Wednesday morning as she washed clothes in the cold, dark water of the Kako River, a woman related that she once took a young relative to the city and when it was time to bathe, the girl asked where the river was so that they take a bath.

UN committee writes Guyana over mining on Amerindian land

-urges review of granting of permits without consent

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has expressed concern over mining on titled land in the Amerindian communities of Isseneru and Kako and has asked government to provide information on the cases as well as to review the granting of permits and concessions without obtaining the prior and informed consent of the affected indigenous communities.

Cops responsible for Linden deaths, COI finds

-but says no clear intention to kill

The inquiry into the fatal shooting of three Linden protestors last July has found the police responsible for the deaths but said that in the circumstances, the discharge of ammunition was justified as the police were confronted by a hostile crowd and had no clear intention to kill or injure anyone.

Mob fatally stabs man during Mash

-brother injured

Despite the heroic efforts of his brother to save him from his attackers, the stab wounds were too much and 25-year-old Enterprise, East Coast Demerara businessman, Kumar Mohabir succumbed yesterday after he was attacked by about seven men during Mashramani celebrations on Saturday.