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

Challenging Corporal Punishment

We often believe that children have to be told what to do. But children can learn to think and speak for themselves at very young ages.

Cultural Box

Since permission to enter Camp Ayanganna and other local army bases must come from some authority it only seemed logical to descend upon the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on Friday last to witness female ranks of the army competing for a crown.

George Fung-on passes away

Former Minister of the Public Service, George Fung-on, passed away yesterday morning at his 212 New Garden Street, Queenstown home following a prolonged illness.

Coal pit woman identified as city resident

The partly decomposed body of the woman found in Linden in a coal pit earlier this week has been identified as Nasleen Mohamed who had been missing for some three weeks.

Mystery plane abandoned at Timehri

An immigration and a customs officer have been interdicted from duty and are to face criminal charges following the disappearance of a British pilot who landed his plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri since Tuesday and has not returned for it.

Conservation corner

Marine turtles have lived in the oceans for over 100 million years. They are an integral part of the traditional culture of many coastal indigenous peoples throughout the world, including those in Guyana.

Soca semi-final hot despite violent disruption

The Carib Soca Monarch semi-final competition that was run off over the weekend at the Esplanade Ground, New Amsterdam, Berbice was intended to separate the ‘bees’ from the ‘wanna-bees’, but by the luck of faith some performers were spared the agony of being left in Berbice.

Severn Trent met only two water targets – Nawbatt

Severn Trent Water Incorpor-ated (STWI) only met two of the seven targets outlined in the UK-funded contrac it was given to manage the local water company, housing and water minister Harry Narine Nawbatt has disclosed.

Remedial work at Vreed-en-Hoop Community High stalled

Remedial work at the Vreed-en-Hoop Community High School has stalled allegedly because of a lack of funds and Regional Chairman of Region Three, Julius Faerber says that failure to resume work by a stipulated deadline will see the contract being taken away.

BK ship released by Jamaican authorities

Jamaican authorities have released the BK International ship on which two Guyanese sailors were caught with 335 pounds of compressed ganja on Tuesday.

Neaz Subhan new Director of GINA

Television personality, Neaz Subhan has been appointed Director of the Government Information Agency (GINA) and assumed his position earlier this week replacing the former acting head, Dr Prem Misir.

Beauty queen pleads for maid who stole from her 4

Towering over the courtroom and speaking in a soft voice, beauty queen, Olive Gopaul appealed for her maid to be treated leniently after the maid admitted to stealing over $120,000 from her.

Business Editorial

This week marked the start of what promises to be a marketing showdown between GT&T and Digicel.

Digicel marketing blitz!

If Digicel Guyana’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Bahrani declines to be pushed into “talking up” a marketing war with GT&T, the “body language” of the Guyana’s newest cellular service provider is sending an altogether different signal.