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

Harmon to run for PNCR Chairmanship

-candidacy expected to be test of who holds sway over party, Hinds says

With Minister of State Joseph Harmon declaring his candidacy for the post of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman at its upcoming biennial congress, political analyst Dr. David Hinds says that the expected contest would likely signal which support base holds sway over the party.

SOCU questions ex-Finance Minister Kowlessar over land deals

As the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) continues to investigate suspicious state land transactions made during the PPP/C’s time in office, former Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar was yesterday detained for questioning and he was later released on $200,000 bail after declining to answer questions.

Judge stays magistrate’s court proceedings in charges against Singh, Brassington

-pending High Court decision on challenge

Justice Franklyn Holder has ordered the Magistrate’s Court to halt proceedings from the charges of alleged misconduct in public office against former Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington.

Bartica Mayor promises improved safety at sand pit

-blames communication breakdown with GGMC for failure to correct breaches

Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall has promised better enforcement of safety practices and other major improvements at a sand pit run by the municipality after an impromptu visit by Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes over the weekend unearthed serious infractions.

Man held in pen for three years to begin receiving speech, occupational therapy

-parents released on station bail

The man who was kept in a pig pen for three years is said to be making progress and will begin receiving speech therapy soon even as his parents, Clement Etwaroo and Parbatie Suhku have been released on station bail while the Guyana Police Force continues investigations into the case.