Breaking news coverage, crime, politics, education, health and medical, and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas of Guyana.

Top Cop defends fatal shooting of seawall robbery suspects

-warns of possible retribution unless escaped accomplice captured

The recent fatal shooting of the three accused robbery suspects along the Seawall Public Road, in Georgetown, was justified, according to Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine, who yesterday warned that failure to swiftly apprehend the lone escaped suspect could result in an act of retribution.

Inquiry set up to probe ‘David G’ boat accident

Minister of State,  Joseph Harmon, yesterday, swore in Colonel (Retired) Windee Algernon as Chairman of the Board of Inquiry (BOI), which has been set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the accident, involving a boat that was provided under a presidential programme to get children to school.

Work underway since 2016 for compliance with revised US catfish standards

-fisheries dep’t head

Guyana has been working towards compliance with the new standards for the export of catfish to the United States (US) since 2016, according to Head of the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture Denzil Roberts, who says the process is nearly completed.

GDF still brief parliamentary committee on border security – Jagdeo

Despite President David Granger instructing the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to brief a parliamentary security committee on efforts to secure communities located along the 800-kilometre border with Venezuela, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has bemoaned that it is yet to happen.

Cop says he found stolen gun, ammo in boot

Kevon Johnson, the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) rank who was last year charged with stealing a pistol and 10 live rounds of ammunition, last Friday said he discovered the weapon in one of his boots.

GWI under scrutiny by PAC over use of unspent funds

As has been the case with a number of government agencies, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) was last week upbraided for failing to return unspent monies to the Consolidated Fund at the end of the year.

Attempted murder trial to begin today

The trial of George Dover, who is accused of attempting to murder another man, is to begin this morning before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury at the Georgetown High Court.

T&T swears in sixth President

Trinidad’s sixth President Paula-Mae Weekes was inaugurated today at a ceremony at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.