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

‘All I want is some justice and to live freely’

-Timehri woman appeals for police to step up efforts to arrest ex after brutal attack

A Timehri mother of one is fearful for her life after she was brutally attacked just over a week ago by the father of her child and she is calling on lawmen to work more diligently to arrest him.

EPA aiming for countrywide expansion of services

Persons across the country seeking access to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) services will soon be able to do so since the agency is collaborating with Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and ministries for “desk space.” Head of the EPA, Dr Vincent Adams, told Sunday Stabroek in an interview last week that EPA offices will also not close for lunch breaks to maximise on serving the public.

ANUG elects executive

-Jonas voted Chairperson, Ramkarran as General Secretary

New political party A New and United Guyana (ANUG) has announced the election of its first Executive Committee, with co-founders Timothy Jonas and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran elected as Chairperson and General Secretary, respectively.

‘Don’t shoot the messenger’

-Canadian High Commissioner pledges support for press freedom

Underlining the important role of the free press in protecting democracy and a rules-based international order, Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana Lilian Chatterjee on Friday noted the challenging conditions facing journalists and pledged Ottawa’s solidarity with them.

Media urged against partisanship

Members of the local media fraternity were on Friday night cautioned against serving partisan interests, which they were told could undermine both their profession and democracy.

Ramjattan supports Mathoo’s appointment as MP

-says was cleared by investigations

Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday fully endorsed the recent appointment of party member Donna Mathoo as an APNU+AFC government Member of Parliament (MP), while noting that she was cleared of allegations that were previously levelled against her.

Fly Jamaica commits to processing refunds by July 1st

In a meeting held on May 2, at the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission’s (CCAC) Office at Sophia, representatives of the CCAC and Fly Jamaica met to discuss refunds to consumers following an accident the company suffered on November 9th 2018, resulting in the subsequent non-operation of flights.

Bynoe says DoE on firm footing for first oil

-Mangal disagrees

Only months away from first oil, Department of Energy (DoE) Head Dr Mark Bynoe yesterday said his agency will be on firm footing to ensure the country gets value for money but former government adviser Dr Jan Mangal differs and pointed to the dearth of essential legislation.

AFC to pick prime ministerial candidate at June conference

-Ramjattan still interested in running

Reiterating his interest in vying to become the APNU+AFC coalition’s prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming general elections, Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday disclosed that the party will make a selection at its next National Conference, which is slated for mid-June.

Ramjattan sees nothing wrong in contract awards to minister’s company

-Videomega releases four invoices for ads, including for telecoms ministry

Chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday said based on the explanations provided by party member and Minister of Telecommunications Cathy Hughes, he sees nothing wrong with the award of contracts to a company owned by her.

Person held for questioning over murder of Albouystown shopkeeper

-autopsy finds neck compression, blunt trauma as causes of death

The police have detained one person for questioning about the murder of Albouystown shopkeeper Nalini Persaud, who died after she and her husband were attacked by armed bandits who invaded their Albouystown home on Thursday morning, Divisional Commander Marlon Chapman has said.

M&CC, City Chamber seal cooperation pact

The Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) of Georgetown have signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for formal cooperation in seven areas, including rates, security and garbage collection in the capital.

Private sector calls sympathy motion for Kadir damaging

-Harmon says gov’t has taken principled stand

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday added its voice to criticism of the government-sponsored sympathy motion to mark the passing of convicted terrorist plotter Abdul Kadir, while calling it “highly damaging” to the country’s reputation.

Correia urges comprehensive local government reform

-during Portuguese Arrival commemoration

On the occasion of Portuguese Arrival Day, the Honorary Consul of Portugal, Michael Correia Jr, yesterday asked President David Granger to consider as a political priority a more comprehensive reform of Guyana’s local government system.