By Jeanna Pearson in Grenada Guyana was placed under the microscope yesterday at the opening of the 60th Caribbean Public Health Agency Research Conference in Grenada, when several health researchers who presented on the prevalence of violence and injury in the Caribbean, ranked this country as one of the top distressed countries.
After hours of deliberations, directions, redirections and a lot of back and forth, a jury yesterday found Charles Anthony Woolford guilty of manslaughter in the killing of his beautician wife Latoya Conway-Woolford in 2009.
Nikita Semple, the granddaughter of Colleen Forrester who was murdered and dumped in a septic tank in 2007, yesterday testified to hearing a scream while going down the backstairs of the William Street house and finding herself locked out, when she tried to get back in.
While government ministers under the Donald Ramotar administration were accessing millions for medical aid, including for cosmetic procedures, some ordinary citizens were not getting the help they needed in cases that sometimes were sometimes life or death.
Members of the disciplined forces turned out in their masses to cast their votes yesterday and Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Chairman Dr Steve Surujbally said the process ran “smoothly” despite a few minor hitches.
A main bridge leading into the Eastville Housing Scheme at Annandale, East Coast Demerara yesterday morning collapsed under the weight of a heavy-duty truck transporting sand to build the access road into the neighbourhood.
The Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) yesterday officially launched its ‘Vote Like A Boss’ campaign, in a bid to increase the engagement of young people in decision making ahead of the upcoming May 11 general elections.
Hundreds of people swarmed a small church in Albouystown yesterday afternoon to bid farewell to slain political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing who was hailed as a defender of democracy.
At 92-years-old, Beryl Austin expected to be living in a nice retirement home with clean rooms and freshly washed sheets as she watched re-runs of the Matlock show; never did she imagine she would be fetching buckets of water from a faeces-surrounded pipe to flush a dirty out-of-order toilet.
Story and photos by Jeanna Pearson Sandwiched between the Plaisance and Vryheid’s Lust communities, Better Hope is a beacon of togetherness with its friendly villagers and rustic homes.
Maintaining that the record of his testimony during his magistrate’s court trial for possession of explosives was flawed, Donald Rodney yesterday showed investigators the scene of the explosion which killed his brother Dr Walter Rodney on June 13, 1980.
‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s.
Nineteen-year-old Marina Persaud, who gave birth on Christmas Day at the Georgetown Public Hospital, died of a ruptured intestine, an autopsy report revealed.
Six-year-old Amrita Ramdin jumps over the river wall and trails behind her grandmother through the muddy dam, searching for her older sibling.
A row between the main sugar union GAWU and GuySuCo over the firing of a Skeldon employee looks set to continue as the arbitrator in the matter has failed to make an award.
Michael Anthony Persaud was yesterday sentenced to 83 years imprisonment for the 2011 murder of his 19-year-old wife in their Sophia home.
After two days of incessant rainfall, Hope Estate farmers are now grappling with millions of dollars in estimated losses after acres of cash crops were destroyed in the flooding.
Albouystown residents were irate yesterday as water continued to rise in their homes as the city remained covered under several inches of floodwaters.
Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday said that the failure by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to make an effort to arrest Gregory Smith, the man fingered in the 1980 bomb blast death of Dr.
The former Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) teacher, whose relationship with student Alex Persaud resulted in his expulsion, says she believes the embarrassment and harassment the boy faced as a result had pushed him to take his life.
Rafiq Khan, one of Guyana’s first radio broadcasters, died yesterday in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 82.
For five years Trevette (not her real name) struggled with thoughts of suicide, while locked away in her bedroom for most of the afternoons and nights of her teenage life.
Governments of the region have been advised to be transparent with their people about the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus and have been told that as fast as new information surfaces it should be disclosed, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Executive Director Dr.