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

Demerara suffers total power shutdown

Two weeks before world cup matches are to be staged here, the entire Demerara system suffered a power shutdown on Tuesday night which lasted for hours.

Kerik declines jail term plea bargain

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has refused a plea deal to serve a reduced prison sentence on federal tax and wiretap conspiracy charges in the US.

GWI installed 44,500 meters

The Guyana Water Incorporated has installed 44,500 water meters around the country. Minister of Housing and Water, Harrynarine Nawbatt, responding via a written reply to questions about the status of the meters from PNCR-1G MP Volda Lawrence, has also revealed that 39,368 meters are functional, while the remainder has been deemed non-operational because of technical breakdowns, blockages or disconnection for non payment of bills.

NARI starting soil tests in Pomeroon

The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) will begin soil tests in the Pomeroon this week as part of its ongoing project to help farmers boost production.

Brothers remanded over Rupununi ganja, shotguns

Three brothers who were brought before the court for allegedly cultivating cannabis and having shotguns in their possession at Rupununi were yesterday refused bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.

Wednesday Ramblings

Reporter: And here we are at a highly anticipated press conference with Minister of Miseducation Shaik (Shaik it Shaik it baby) Baksh where he is expected to announce a complete ban on cellphones in school.

We Win!

Brian Lara backed his team to rebound from adversity and hit the nail on the head when West Indies began their World Cup in the best possible way yesterday.

Narcotics and rhetoric

Secretary to the Guyana Defence Board Dr Roger Luncheon last Thursday accepted the keys to a huge warehouse constructed at a cost of US$350,000 and containing disaster relief supplies valued at US$250,000 from USA Ambassador Mr David Robinson in the presence of visiting Commanding General, US Army South, Brigadier General Purl Keen at Camp Stephenson, Timehri.

Man remanded after alleged gun threat

A man who allegedly threatened another with a firearm was yesterday refused bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Campbellville ‘A’ team beats Sophia ‘B’ team 3-1

Campbellville ‘A’ team secured a 3-1 win over Sophia ‘B’ team when the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) sponsored Camptown inter – block tournament continued at the Cambellville Community Centre ground on Sunday.

Annual Cheddi Jagan Memorial 50-Mile Road Race

Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams will be the one to beat on Sunday when National Sports Commission’s cycle coach Hassan Mohamed sends the riders off in the 10th Annual Cheddi Jagan Memorial 50-Mile Road Race.

GFF/ Guyflag inter-association football tournament

Georgetown and Upper Demerara trounced their opponents on Sunday to set up a much-anticipated clash for supremacy in the final of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Guyflag inter-association football tournament.

Our cane farmers co-operative wants title to this land

Dear Editor, On February 22, 1967, the Bookers/Wales Estate, Cane Farmers’ Pilot Scheme(1956-1967) was transformed and renamed the Belle Vue Cane Farmers’ Marketing Co-op Society’, Registered # 967 and this Co-op Society was presented with their first rules and a copy of the Guyana Co-op Society Act, which the co-op are using to this day.