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

Energy dep’t seeking staff

The Department of Energy (DoE) is continuing to work to build its human resource capacity and has advertised a number of vacancies that it is seeking to fill to ensure proper oversight of the developing oil and gas sector.

Court to rule on whether case made against GBTI directors

A city magistrate is expected to rule on March 19 on whether or not a case has been made out against the eight Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Directors who are charged with failing to comply with a court order.

Education Ministry evaluating school labs in bid to boost STEM studies

In its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education offered to students in the subject areas that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Ministry of Education (MoE) is moving to ensure that students across Guyana have access to science laboratories that are properly equipped and satisfy recognised best practices.

Bids received for design of new bridge at Wismar

Tenders were yesterday opened at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board for a feasibility study and preparation of detailed designs for the construction of a new bridge at Wismar, Linden.

GO-Invest facilitated $89.4B in investments last year – CEO

The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) facilitated approximately $89.4 billion in investments last year and  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey yesterday said there have been no negative indications from businesses and investors stemming from the recent political developments.

Enmore cyclist, 78, dies after collision

An Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) pensioner last night succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident at the junction of Enmore Estate Road and Railway Embankment, ECD.

GPA threatens boycott of Jagdeo if attacks on press persist

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has condemned attacks on the media by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and has threatened to boycott his events and support editorial sanctions issued by media houses, if his behaviour persists.

Cops deny brutalising Rasville youth

-say identified perpetrator being sought

The Guyana Police Force yesterday denied that any of its ranks were involved in the beating of Shamar Tanner, who has alleged that he was assaulted by lawmen last Friday, resulting in his hospitalisation.

RUSAL strike expected to be discussed at ministerial plenary -Lewis

The stalemate between the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), its striking workers and their union, the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers of Union (GB&GWU), is expected to be discussed at today’s ministerial plenary, according to union leader Lincoln Lewis.

Granger commended for leadership by IDB head – MoTP

President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, yesterday pledged continued support to the Government of Guyana, while commending President David Granger on his leadership in preparing for management of the oil and gas sector.

GO-Invest developing plan to revamp operations

The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) will be developing a strategic plan to overhaul its operations and refine its investment promotion, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verwey.

HIV services to be offered at ‘hot spots’ for at-risk groups

-under Region Four pilot project to curb new infections

As Guyana ups its efforts to reduce new HIV infections, the Ministry of Public Health will be rolling out an initiative that will see HIV prevention products and services being offered at “hot spots” frequented by persons considered to be more vulnerable to HIV infection.

Trinidad firm acquires Massy Security Guyana

—in move to become country’s premier provider

Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) has bought over Massy Security (Guyana) Inc., gaining control of the company’s local operations, including its four offices, which serve in the areas of cash services, guarding and alarm monitoring.

Cops seeking mastermind behind attack on Vergenoegen family

The police are currently seeking the suspected mastermind behind Saturday night’s armed robbery of a Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo family, in which over $4 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables were stolen.

Buxton man chargedover 11g cannabis

A Buxton, East Coast man allegedly found in possession of 11 grammes of cannabis, was on Friday granted bail by a city court.

Boyfriend discharged of manslaughter in killing of Sasia Adams

-after court finds insufficient evidence against him

Almost a month after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan found that a case was made out against Rick Sewcharran, who was accused of the unlawful killing of his girlfriend, Sasia Adams, he was discharged today due to insufficient evidence.

Venezuelan dies in Waini River boat explosion

-20 persons rescued, one missing

A boat explosion at the mouth of the Waini River in the north west has claimed the life of a Venezuelan national and a second person is missing and feared dead.

GuySuCo yet to see terms of $30b bond

-execs say NICIL’s proposed approach will not enable corporation to revive sugar

Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) executives say they are yet to see the terms of the $30 billion bond secured for the corporation and said the proposed approach to utilise the money will not enable the corporation to achieve the goals and objectives in its Strategic Plan.