Sharda Bacchus

Stacy beating the odds

  Stacy Johnson is not one to accept the statistics of life. According to PAHO/WHO, only 25% of children with disabilities have access to education, and only 5% finish primary school.

Industry man succumbs after gang beating

-was placed in lock-up for over a day without treatment, family says

A handyman succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening, just over a day and a half after he was allegedly beaten by a gang of men at Industry, East Coast Demerara and then placed in a police lock-up without medical attention.

Mother calls for full probe of Timehri inmate’s death

-says evidence contradicts claims of escape attempt

The mother of Winston Hinds, the murder accused who was shot dead at the Timehri Prison during a reported escape attempt just over a week ago, is calling for a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding his death as she maintains that there is evidence that he was unlawfully killed.

Commitment is key, Major Crimes head says

– awarded runner-up Caribbean Crime Fighter

Detective Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Novar Caesar, who believes that he has been living his dream for the past 25 years since he joined the Guyana Police Force, was recently awarded as first runner-up Caribbean Crime Fighter of the year.

Education Dep’t intervenes in school kicking death

– parent calls out hospital on misdiagnosis

The Ministry of Education Schools Welfare Department has since intervened in the incident which resulted in the death of ten-year-old Roseann Akeila Harris and her mother is calling for an explanation on why a doctor was unable to determine her child’s injury despite conducting several examinations and a blood test.

[Video] Fire rips through Robb St building

A Chinese business was counting its losses yesterday morning after a fire destroyed sections of a building on Robb Street, Georgetown, which housed a variety store, while the occupants of neighbouring properties were breathing a sigh of relief after quick action by firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading.

Autopsy points to murder in teen girl’s death

-‘All I want is justice,’ says mother

An autopsy has found that Malika Hamilton, the 14-year-old whose body was pulled out of the Hope Canal on Tuesday, died as a result of asphyxiation compounded by trauma to the neck and police are treating her death as a murder.