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

Dartmouth businessman held over drugs

A Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast businessman is to be charged today over the possession of narcotics  found in his chicken pen and other sections of his home.

Man in Number 19 accident pleads guilty to driving under the influence

-licence suspended for two years

The driver of the bus, which was involved in an accident along the Number 19 Public Road was on Friday read the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol when he appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court and he pleaded guilty.

CH&PA head urges regulation of contractors in wake of crumbling house

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will not be intervening in any arrangement made between a home owner and a contractor since it is viewed as a private agreement, Chief Executive Officer Lelon Saul said while issuing a  call for regulations to govern contractors.

President urges planners for decade of people of African descent to step up work

President David Granger yesterday urged the members of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), a core group of the International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD) to refine and erect an “economical structure” in its quest to implement programmes that would improve the quality of life of people of African Descent.

Warning issued about counterfeit Toyota products

Beharry Automotive Limited (BAL) , the authorised distributor for Toyota parts and lubricants, says that an abundance  of imitation Toyota parts and lubricants have entered the market with the Toyota logo and trademark.

QC boy scores 25 CSEC passes

Michael Bhopaul, 16, doesn’t know if he is this year’s best performer at    the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) Examinations, but with preliminary results showing that he has obtained passes in 25 subjects, he will be hard to top.

Berbice lawyer arrested after alleged hit and run

-was driving under the influence, police say

Well known Berbice attorney Chandra Sohan was arrested on Friday after he allegedly struck a pedestrian in a hit and run accident along the Williamsburg Public Road.

Camp St escapees believed to still be in the country

– security source

Seven weeks after they stormed out of the Camp Street Prison during a carefully planned escape, high profile prisoners Mark Royden Williams and Uree Varswyk are still on the loose and though little has been released about their possible whereabouts, law enforcement officials are adamant that they are still in Guyana.

Accident survivor losing hope for life without crutches

“I just want to be able to walk again,” says Jesse Gibbs. Three years after being involved in an accident in which his left leg  was badly damaged, Gibbs, 28, appears to be giving up his hopes of having a normal life, including being able to provide for both himself and his children.

Section of Kitty Public Road to be closed from Wednesday

-as ministry extends works to fix culverts

A section of the Kitty Public Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from Wednesday for a period of four weeks as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure extends ongoing works to repair culverts at Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue.

Girl, 12, crushed to death by LBI house

A 12-year-old girl is now dead, while her brother narrowly escaped a similar fate yesterday after their aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara house, which they were under, collapsed on them.

Halt of police promotions to prevent damage to force -Harmon

State Minister Joseph Harmon yesterday reiterated that President David Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission to halt its consideration of promotions was intended to prevent damage to the image of the Guyana Police Force but he could not say under what authority the head of state acted.