Businessman and avid softball cricketer Bedi Ramjeiwan was brutally beaten and then fatally shot at the head of his street during a brazen morning attack shortly after conducting business at a city bank.
Mayor Hamilton Green once again survived a ‘no-confidence’ motion and challenged opponents to “bring the evidence” after they accused him of discrimination and being a dictator.
Winner of the Ms Bartica Regatta Pageant Ava Hicks was not surprised when the results were announced on Sunday evening.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street if they can use a computer and if they are interested in the One Laptop Per Family initiative Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius, photos by Frances AbrahamShay Culley, private sector employee ‘Yes I can use a computer.
Head of the recently established Educational Television Broadcasting Service (ETBS) Dr Seeta Shah Roath has said that new channel was conceived as a resource to aid teachers in carrying out their lesson plans.
Local Government Minister Kellawan Lall has appointed Yonette Pluck-Cort as Town Clerk—a move that some councillors fear will result in “a total breakdown in respect.” At a press conference yesterday, Lall announced the appointment of Pluck-Cort, who has been serving in an acting capacity since 2008.
The statutory meeting of the Mayor and City Council yesterday was adjourned by the mayor an hour after it started on account of “gross disorder” by councillors.
President Bharrat Jagdeo launched the Educational Television Broadcasting Service (ETBS) yesterday, saying that it will serve to narrow the gaps in providing quality education across the country.
Local Government Minister Kellawan Lall yesterday called the City Council’s appointment of Royston King as Town Clerk “null and void,” saying he had not granted approval in keeping with the law, while King later said he was carrying out the decision of the council.
Although an isolated village, Mocha-Arcadia has many modern amenities that residents in the city are accustomed to.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) says businesses owe $450 million in outstanding taxes but the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is asking for the assurance that the amount given is a “sanitised figure” before it lobbies businesses to pay their taxes.
Today Jaipaul Surujpaul turns 59. It’s a bittersweet birthday for the security guard and victim of a vicious cutlass attack that has left him an amputee.
Continuous rain over the weekend left most of De Kinderen submerged in water and residents yesterday pleaded for relief.
Intermittent rain over the weekend resulted in flash flooding throughout most of the country and, with more rain forecast until Friday, inundated East Coast and Georgetown residents fear worst days are ahead.
A spirit of restoration is afoot in the East Coast Village of Victoria and the movement is being led by the Victoria Reconstruction Trust (VRT).
This week we asked the people of Victoria village, East Coast Demerara about some of the issues affecting the community.
Cut off from the rest of the country and in “dire need of development” is the farming community of Laluni Creek.
Mashramani celebrations were graced with brilliant sunshine and thousands of spectators yesterday. Some 34 floats in the annual parade through the streets of the capital brought both the flash and flesh, although this year’s costume designs failed to match the creativity put on show last year.
In the isolated Laluni community, on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, two children watched as their father severely broadsided their mother with a cutlass on Monday leaving her clinging to life.
Repairs have started at the Philadelphia Primary School after parents last week protested the building’s poor condition, but they remain worried about the safety of their children.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street to share with us their expectations for Mashramani 2011.
A Puran Brothers garbage truck was the first to unload at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill yesterday, marking the official opening of the site as well as the long-awaited closure of the Le Repentir Landfill.
“Meh don’t feel safe because of what happen here,” says Philomena Lancaster, four months after she watched her husband being hacked to death by an itinerant man they had offered a cup of tea.
Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules Gibson This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they listen to the radio drama Merundoi and what are their thoughts on the show.
After two days of peaceful protests, vendors from the La Penitence Market were given an audience by President Bharrat Jagdeo who they say assured them that he would see they are properly placed before their stalls were demolished.