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

No new date given for Link Show 25

Producer Ron Robinson picketed the National Cultural Centre on Tuesday over the decision to reschedule Link Show 25, which he said still hangs in limbo.

CIOG submits proposal to sex violence consultation

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) says it has submitted a paper on eradicating sexual violence to the human services ministry and it is pleased to be included in the consultations on this critical issue.

Barama donates to fire victims

Barama Company Limited recently donated foodstuff and clothing for the four infants affected in the Laing Avenue fire to the Guyana Relief Council.

Digicel has spent over US$60M – Linehan

On the eve of the first anniversary of Digicel’s entry into the Guyana cellular service market, Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s local operations, Mark Linehan has disclosed that more than US$60M has been spent so far in the establishment of its cellular network across the country.

Police found 1,200 errant drivers in five days 1

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee says he is satisfied with the traffic department’s efforts in clamping down on traffic offenders as they have found 1,200 defaulters in five days.

$70M liquor bust

One of the defendants in the Valentine’s Day $70M liquor bust held a gun and a Carib beer in his hands while instructing the others what to do, the driver of a Canter truck hired to transport some of the items told the Providence Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Bus driver charged over Timehri death

A 35-year-old minibus driver who allegedly caused the death of another man by driving in a dangerous manner was granted bail when he appeared at the Providence Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Four separate PIs in NBS $69M fraud case – court

Magistrate Nyasha Williams-Hatmin last week ruled that separate preliminary inquiries (PIs) will be held in each of the four conspiracy-to-defraud charges against the three former top New Building Society (NBS) managers.

Police kill two in Brushe Dam shoot-outs

Terror returned to Buxton yesterday as two men were fatally shot and a toddler wounded by a bullet as police and Guyana Defence Force Special Forces ranks raided the village in search of wanted men.

At Eteringbang

Gunmen on Sunday shot and injured two miners and destroyed a shop during a daylight robbery at Eteringbang, close to the Guyana/Venezuela border.

Tacoma slams into same fence where six died

The driver of a Toyota Tacoma and four men narrowly escaped injury yesterday morning after the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the concrete fence outside the Oceanville apartment complex.

10 counts of death by dangerous driving

The driver of the minibus which crashed into a parked lumber truck killing ten people three weeks ago in Linden was yesterday charged with ten counts of causing death by dangerous driving, police said in a release last evening.

Judge throws out recusal motion from Roger Khan

US District Judge, Dora L. Irizarry yesterday threw out Guyanese businessman Roger Khan’s motion to have her remove herself from presiding over his drug case stating that his arguments were without merit and adding that she has no reservation whatsoever that she can continue in a “fair and impartial manner.” Khan, in a multiple-page motion filed by his lead attorney Robert Simels, had accused Justice Irizarry of showing partiality during a court hearing where she ordered one of his lawyers, Telesforo Del Valle, to recuse himself from the case and at another session where she granted a gag order restraining both the defence and the prosecution from discussing certain aspects of the case with the media.

FPA unhappy at no consultations on climate change forest offer

The Forest Products Association of Guyana (FPA) is concerned that President Bharrat Jagdeo didn’t consult with members of the group before unveiling his proposal on making Guyana’s forest available towards the fight against climate change.

President urges youths to utilise PYARG programme

President Bharrat Jagdeo, in his address to participants at the ninth PYARG awards said youths have the ability to shape the future of the country and he encouraged them to use the opportunities afforded them through the programme.

HIV workshop for Melanie youths poorly attended

The Green Path foundation of Melanie organized a two-day workshop over the weekend to further educate youths in the East Coast community about HIV/AIDS since it was found that some young people weren’t taking the message seriously.

Garbage piles up over money blues

Huge garbage piles lined some streets in Georgetown yesterday as city workers began their sit-in and garbage collectors halted their operations over the non-payment of salaries and outstanding debts.

New IDs not catered for in party pacts – Teixeira

A new national identification (ID) card was not included in the agreements signed by political parties on June 14, 2007 and so there was no consideration for additional funds, according to Presidential Advisor Gail Teixeira but Opposition Leader Robert Corbin has a different view.

Wedding house murder

Due to repairs at the New Amsterdam High Court building, a murder trial that is currently being heard by Justice William Ramlal had to be shifted to the NA Magistrate’s Court.