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

Nurses quarters commissioned in NA

Student nurses from far-flung communities in Berbice and Region Nine will no longer have to suffer the inconveniences of travelling to classes, thanks to the newly commissioned living quarters constructed for them in the compound of the New Amsterdam School of Nursing.

Case cited to support 34-32 vote not applicable – Justice Saunders

-judges continue to cast doubt on gov’t formula

As they had done the day before, judges of the CCJ yesterday continued to exhibit disfavour with the 34-32 formula that the government has advanced to thwart the December 21, 2018 motion of no confidence and the President of the court, Justice Adrian Saunders, rebuffed  as inapplicable, a case which state lawyers had cited as a precedent.

A ‘good life’ attained?

-APNU+AFC says much achieved after four years in power

-key promises remain unfulfilled With today marking four years since the 2015 General Elections, the APNU+AFC government has boasted of its achievements since winning power, saying that within a short space of time, it has achieved more than any previous administration but key elements of its 2015 manifesto including constitutional reform, remain unfulfilled.

100 Region 5 mothers honoured for role in education

The Region Five Department of Education on Thursday honoured 100 mothers for their significant contributions to the education system in the region through their involvement in the life of the child or children at their respective nursery, primary or secondary schools.

Mahdia miner fatally stabbed

The Police say they are investigating the murder of Leavern Daniels, 44, a miner of Princeville Village, Mahdia which occurred about 11.45 pm at the above village, allegedly by a male known as “Tattoo Nose” who is currently being sought.

Jagdeo criticises government’s handling of oil and gas sector

—says no clearly defined model in place

As he underscored that enough is not being done by government for the development of the critical oil and gas sector, Opposi-tion Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday roasted government over its handling of the sector, saying it needs to come clear on timelines for policies.

Auditor General dubious about GNPL statement on local printers

While signalling the start of an audit investigation into the printing of Ministry of Education text books, Auditor General Deodat Sharma said yesterday that he finds it “strange” that the Guyana National Printers Limited (GNPL) was able to determine that local printers did not have the capacity to do the printing.

Draft Disaster Risk Management Bill to be released this week

-oil spill preparedness workshop hears

A second workshop on Oil Spill Planning and Readi-ness Assessment began on Wednesday as the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) works to finalise contingency planning and it announced that a draft disaster risk management bill is to be released this week.

GuySuCo on way to achieving first crop target

—Blairmont, Uitvlugt estates surpass production mark

Having harvested 91% of its crop, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has found itself on track to achieving its first crop target of 33,863 tonnes of sugar, the company’s Corporate Communications Manager, Audreyanna Thomas says.

Cop succumbs after beaten by another

A Special Lance Corporal succumbed at a city hospital on Saturday afternoon, hours after he was beaten by another rank while he was stationed at the Special Constabulary Headquarters on Princes Street, Wortmanville.

Fishing practices seen behind Port Kaituma water problems

-residents take up mantle of distribution

Days after the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) temporarily halted pumping water from the Port Kaituma River due to quality concerns, a new well was put into service and fishing practices have been seen as the cause of the problems experienced.

Greenidge to continue serving at Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Granger

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, who was forced to step down because of his dual citizenship will remain at that ministry, President David Granger said yesterday before noting that while all the details have not yet been finalised, a key role in the ongoing border controversy with Venezuela and Guyana’s economic relations with other countries are on the cards.