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

Main suspect in Berbice boy’s murder accused of being serial abuser

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.

Jagdeo questions gov’t ‘secrecy’ over majority of CoI reports

-little info available on findings, action

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.

Gov’t cancels US$4.7M overpass at Diamond

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.

NA vendor succumbs after beating by husband

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.

Rights must be respected, people valued – First Lady

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 launches new contests for 2018 edition

-photography, journalism, oil and gas among categories

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.

Body of raped Berbice boy found

The body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, who was raped and then dumped in the Berbice River, was recovered this afternoon.

Florida court orders Duprey to pay US$60m

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.

Gov’t hits snag in flying relief supplies to hurricane victims

-CDC seeking fuel for boat transport

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.

RISE plugs constituency voting at constitution reform forum

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.