Residents of East Bank Berbice were in anger and disbelief yesterday as the decomposing body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, who was raped and then dumped into the Berbice River, was finally found, while the main suspect in the crime was accused by young boys of carrying out a series of attacks on them over a number of years.
Despite promises and the spending of millions of taxpayers’ dollars, the David Granger administration has failed to ensure the official release of most of the final reports of more than a dozen inquiries and this has been condemned by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.
The sale of a government reserve to a private individual has caused the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to cancel plans to construct a US$4.7 million overpass at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
A fifty-eight-year-old vendor died at the Georgetown Public Hospital last Thursday, just days after she was allegedly beaten by her abusive husband at New Amsterdam, Berbice.
Indigenous women and children remain the most disadvantaged group in Guyana, a recent study produced by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) has found.
Guyana made a moderate advancement last year in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but the government lacks a comprehensive policy or targeted social programs to fully address the extent of the problem, a recent global report says.
A young Paramakatoi, Region Eight resident has been given an opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer with the help of the Hughes, Fields and Stoby law firm, which has awarded her a scholarship to pursue a law degree at the University of Guyana (UG).
Guyana’s First Lady Sandra Granger believes that “rights are rights” and in order to build a cohesive society we must respect and value each other regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation, even as she suggested that at the level of Caricom, a model legislation be drafted and adopted by all countries to ensure that member states conform to the many international conventions they have signed.
The Guyana Annual has reintroduced contests for the content that will be featured in its 2018 edition, which will include new Photography, Journalism, Cartoon, Drama and Oil and Gas categories.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure yesterday retracted its previous claim that the consultancy for a feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River Bridge was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Guyanese Ray Lengend, who fire-bombed mosques throughout southeast Queens, in New York, in 2012, will be sentenced this week for the crimes against Muslims, whom he had claimed were “trying to take over his life,” the TimesLedger newspaper has reported.
The opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is “open” to constitutional reform once it is locally-driven and transparent, opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo clarified yesterday.
The body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, who was raped and then dumped in the Berbice River, was recovered this afternoon.
Lawrence Duprey (Trinidad Express) Former executive chairman of CL Financial Lawrence Duprey was ordered by a Florida judge in July to pay more than US$60 million to British American Insurance Company (BAICO) in damages in relation to the TT$1.9 billion Green Island project in Osceola County, Florida.
Ray Lengend Ray Lengend who went on a fire-bombing spree of mosques throughout southeast Queens, this week pleaded guilty to the crimes against Muslims who the 45-year-old Guyanese man claimed in 2012 had been “trying to take over his life”, according to the Times Ledger in Queens, New York.
Police yesterday said that a Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice man has confessed to raping missing 13-year-old Leonard Archibald and then disposing of his body in the Berbice River.
While the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) yesterday received roughly $7 million in relief supplies from the private sector to assist those countries affected by the passage of the recent hurricanes, getting them to those in need has become a problem, CDC Director Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup said yesterday.
Newly-formed civil society group RISE Guyana and other speakers at a University of Guyana forum on Thursday called for a return to constituency voting at general elections and there were also appeals for broad consultations on the reform of the constitution.
The opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) yesterday called on the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) to explain why it opted not to retender for the consultancy for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing.
The Beharry Group of Companies, through the Private Sector Commission (PSC), yesterday donated approximately $7 million in food and cleaning supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to be distributed to the hurricane-ravaged territories.
A would-be robber is now in police custody after a bid to rob a security guard on Thursday night resulted in him being accidentally shot by his accomplice.
GuySuCo yesterday blasted GAWU for strikes over the last two weeks by cane cutters on a number of estates, while saying that the sugar industry cannot afford the stoppages.
Amidst increasing concerns about threats to their forests, wetlands and way of life, the Wapichan People of south west Rupununi have set up their own website to monitor their ancestral lands and defend their rights against harmful development.
Residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, whose houses were damaged by a storm on Monday afternoon, have received assistance for rebuilding from the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).