Guyana news, breaking updates and in depth reports covering crime, politics, education, health and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas.

Four parties seeking seats on Linden Town Council

When residents of the Linden municipality vote at the November 12th local government elections, they will have four choices: A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, the Alliance for Change (AFC) and the United Republican Party (URP) The independent groups Linden for Lindeners and the New Horizon Movement, which had registered their symbols ahead of Nomination Day, did not show up yesterday to present their list of candidates to the municipality’s Returning Officer, while Individual Candidate Dr Orin Miller made the last minute decision to contest as part of the PPP/C slate.

Leonora youth dies after hit and run

-foot severed while body was dragged by fleeing driver

A young businessman is now dead after he was struck down on Thursday evening while reportedly attempting to cross the Uitvlugt Public Road, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), by a driver who fled.

Cops ID suspect in murder attempt on Enmore man

Chadiraj Lall, the Enmore, East Coast Demerara man who was brutally stabbed on Monday night in a suspected attempt on his life at his home, has been discharged from the hospital, while police are continuing a search for the suspect, who has been identified.

Ministry assessing effectiveness of migrant health services

-as Venezuelan influx continues

Junior Minister of Health Dr Karen Cummings on Tuesday visited villages within the Mabaruma sub-region to ensure that measures are in place to protect the population against any risk of outbreaks that can result from the influx of Venezuelan migrants.

Guyana and China to sign concessional loan agreement

Guyana and China are to sign a concessional loan agreement tomorrow. The announcement today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coincides with the scheduled arrival in the country of China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi.

Biker dies in Betsy Ground accident

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred today at about 12: 30 hrs on the Betsy Ground Public Road, East Canje Berbice, involving motor canter GWW 1831, driven by a 36 year-old resident of  Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice and Motor Cycle CF 1615 ridden by Rajendranauth  Harold Singh, 52, of Lot 28 Reliance Abandon.

GuyTIE exhibitors cautiously optimistic after first day

For the 56 exhibitors at the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) the first day ended with cautious optimism they had not secured any markets but they had secured the interest of at least one of the more than 100 foreign buyers who had travelled to see what they had to offer.

New facilities commissioned at the Palms

New facilities were inaugurated yesterday at the Palms Home for the Indigent.  According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally  commissioned three new elevators and a rehabilitated ward.  

Kwakwani power supply stabilised

-but residents maintain call for meeting with utility company

Residents of Kwakwani, in Region 10, started receiving a normal power supply once again yesterday but they say they are still waiting to meet with the management of the Kwakwani Utilities Incorporated (KUI) to avoid a recurrence of frequent interruptions they have endured over the past three months.

Freeman St murder inquiry ongoing

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against two youths accused of the near one-year-old killing of Fazal Shaheed, who was fatally shot during a robbery at Freeman Street, East La Penitence continued yesterday.

Autopsy results for rape accused inconclusive

-toxicology analysis requested

An autopsy conducted on Wednesday on the body of Stonie Henry, the rape accused who reportedly ingested rat poison on Tuesday while in police custody, could not determine his cause of death.

Attorney asks Berbice magistrate to apologise to his client or resign

Attorney-at-law Charrandass Persaud yesterday asked Magistrate Renita Singh to apologise to his client or resign after he claimed that based on orders from the magistrate, his client who is not part of an ongoing case, was ordered to sit on the bench for a long period of time.

In U-turn, Exxon, Chevron to join industry climate initiative

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of major international oil and gas companies in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the sector, they said in a statement today.

Guyana, T&T ink energy MoU

Granger: `There is no sellout’

Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago yesterday inked a long-awaited Memoran-dum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation with the leaders of both countries assuring that there is no need to fear any “takeover” of the energy sector by either side.

Patterson submits documents to SOCU over bridge study probe

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has submitted documents including a written statement to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) as part of the entity’s investigation into Cabinet’s award of a contract to Dutch firm LievenseCSO for a feasibility study for a new bridge over the Demerara River.

John Dow tipped to be GuySuCo chairman

– sources

After several months without a Board of Directors, the APNU+AFC Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) with agriculture expert John Dow tipped to be chairman, sources say.

Guyana signs historic US$20m loan with IsDB

Guyana yesterday signed a historic first loan for US$20m with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Finance Minister Winston Jordan played up the country’s prospects in light of the looming oil and gas economy.

‘Mudds I didn’t come for money, I come to kill he’

Enmore man recovering after murder attempt

Chadiraj Lall, the Enmore man who was stabbed several times about the body on Monday night by a man who reportedly said that he came to kill him, is recovering at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Supermarket owner shot in Belle West robbery

The proprietor of the Wang Wang supermarket in Belle West, Canal #2, West Bank Demerara, is now hospitalised after being shot when bandits invaded his store on Tuesday night.