Defending champions, Uprising, Beterverwagting [BV]-A, Melanie-B, Buxton Diamond and Paradise-A reached the group round when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ East Coast Demerara Championship commenced on Friday.
Annandale Secondary won the KFC Secondary School tapeball competition after defeating Patentia Secondary on Saturday at the Durban Park Tarmac, Homestretch Avenue.
The police in ‘G’ Division are in pursuit of a man suspected to have been involved in the death of businesswoman Nazarene Haniff, who was found dead at her home last Friday.
Selson Prescott, the businessman who was shot and robbed on Regent Street, in Georgetown earlier this month while on his way to a city bank, has been discharged from the hospital and is at home recuperating.
Distribution Warehouse sealed their semi-final berth in the Banks DIH Limited Inter-Department/Branch Tape-ball Cricket Championship, defeating Berbice by seven wickets on Friday at the Thirst Park venue.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is looking for a man who allegedly chopped a teenager to his forehead on last Tuesday night after the two had an argument over a woman earlier in the day.
National awards are to be conferred this year on May 24. According to an advertisement in today’s Stabroek News, President David Granger will invest the awardees with their insignia at a ceremony beginning at 4 pm at the National Cultural Centre.
With a Guyana Police Force audit of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) uncovering evidence of fraud, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday called for the unit to be shut down and for an independent forensic audit to be conducted towards prosecuting all personnel implicated in wrongdoing.
Hundreds of youths attended a job fair organised by the Department of Youth at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown yesterday to tackle the high unemployment rate among young persons in Guyana.
During the five years that the Norway-funded REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) project ran, Guyana recorded 35% less deforestation than it would’ve without the project, Anand Roopsind, a Guyanese PhD student from Boise State University, says.
The University of Guyana (UG) yesterday commissioned the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioural Research and Science (CeBeReS), and also launched a Master’s in Clinical Psychology degree programme.
A West Coast Berbice woman was found dead with her throat slit last evening.
Police are probing the death of a businesswoman following a suspected robbery on the Essequibo Coast.
A West Coast Berbice motorcyclist succumbed last evening after he crashed into the side of a car at Blairmont Village, West Bank Berbice.
In the wake of increased cyberattacks on its systems, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) is warning both applicants and state land-owners to ignore emails seeking personal information or money and report any such suspicious activity.
Wildfires have destroyed at least three buildings including a home in the Rupununi and with the current dry season, such occurrences continue to be a threat, Chairman of Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) Brian Allicock says.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tagman Media Alex Graham and his family were left traumatised after bandits early yesterday morning invaded their South Ruimveldt home and carted off an undisclosed amount of valuables, including cash and jewellery.
A minibus conductor, who was charged in 2017 with stabbing a schoolboy to the neck with a pair of scissors, was on Wednesday sentenced to four months in jail for the crime.
A Port Kaituma farmer was on Thursday remanded to prison after he was accused of raping a nine-year old girl.
A man was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of breaking his cousin’s jaw after an argument over ply board.
Regional stakeholders have agreed to the implementation of a Framework on Migrant Health and Rights at the country level, and to the pursuit of a holistic approach to providing services to migrants.
Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) has announced the appointment of Damian Fernandes as its Executive Director.
A total of eight passengers were rushed to a city hospital for treatment yesterday morning after two mini-buses collided at the junction of Norton and Haley streets, in Wortmanville, Georgetown.
The opposition PPP today called for the shutting down of the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) and for an investigation to be mounted into its operations.
An audit of the financial records of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and it has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.
Although Chairman of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Board Elsworth Williams cannot remember issuing a contract to Godfrey Yearwood, the husband of minister with responsibility for housing Valerie Adams-Patterson, he says that the board will have to take responsibility for the impropriety in such a circumstance.
In the face of continuing questions about the authenticity of his academic qualifications, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate Irfaan Ali yesterday said that he has made all his transcripts and certificates public on his Facebook page and had no further comments on the matter.
On assuming office, all ministers should relinquish ownership of businesses to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive Dr.
Five of the 12 workers from the Guyana Manganese Inc. (GMI), who fell ill while working at a mine in Matthews Ridge, Region One, have been diagnosed with histoplasmosis, Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Dr.
The Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) was hit with a five-hour electricity outage yesterday after an electrical breaker was burnt, accelerating plans to equip the hospital with more backup power.
Sukhdeo Dharamdat and his son, Ishwar Dharamdat, are now facing sentencing, after a jury yesterday afternoon convicted them both for the 2015 killing of their neighbour, Suresh Nandkishore.
The Ministry of Citizenship yesterday concluded its second round of bilateral talks on migration, with a delegation from the Government of Cuba and the spectre of human trafficking and the possible imposition of a visa requirement were raised.
A Bloomfield Village, Corentyne woman was pushed off of the roof of a shed during a robbery by four armed bandits in the wee hours yesterday.
Following a meeting on Wednesday, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) have agreed to co-operate on several issues including the payment of outstanding rates by members of the business community.
A contract for the design of a Hospitality Institute, which will provide top-notch technical and supervisory industry training locally, was yesterday signed between the Minis-try of Education and architecture firm, Deen and Partners.
Opposition PPP/C parliamentarian Joseph Hamilton yesterday confirmed that he is the local representative of a Suriname-based company, which has won and successfully executed several contracts to build houses for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).
Two men who were charged with the murder of a Williamsburg man in 2016, were yesterday found not guilty of the murder, at the end of the High Court trial in Berbice.
A vendor accused of chopping a police officer about her body during a fight over her child’s father, was yesterday remanded to prison.
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A 42-year-old woman, who after being found with 477 grammes of cannabis in her possession, told ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that she bought the narcotic for her son-in-law, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the offence.
An arrest warrant was yesterday issued for Diamond nightclub owner Freeman Fordyce. Fordyce, who was given a four-year suspended sentence in February after being found guilty of illegal firearm and ammunition possession, is set to face charges for the trafficking of Venezuelan women.
A report prepared by the GUYSUCO Training Centre- Port Mourant (GTCPM), on the Ministry of Natural Resources’ (MNR) Industrial Skills Training Enhancement Programme (INSTEP), has indicated that many of those who participated have gone on to land jobs in the areas they received training.
In an effort to carry out its mandate to promote safe and stable communities, the Ministry of Communities (MoC) is collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) programme in conducting a training session for Local Government Councillors on Social Crime Prevention.
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock has called on the Bethany Village Council in Pomeroon-Supenaam to ensure proper management and accountability for village assets in which millions of dollars were invested.
The Guyana Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Rosignol, West Bank Berbice labourer who fell from the back of a canter on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ministry of the Presidency today rejected claims by the opposition PPP that the country has not been kept abreast of the whereabouts of President David Granger.
A section of the Georgetown Public Hospital this morning suffered a power cut following an electrical problem.
Russell Lancaster, the manager of the communications and production company owned by Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes, says he was personally approached by the Department of Energy (DoE) concerning some work for the agency and in turn, asked that it be transferred to the company.
The new US Ambassador to Guyana has lauded this country’s humanitarian efforts on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans and says Washington is prepared to have discussions on providing assistance, noting that the health sector is under stress.
Former acting Region Three Hospital Administrator Sanjah Persaud, has lost his bid at being reinstated to that position, owing among other things, to the fact that he was not qualified for the post in the first place.