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

Foresters in flyover to show mining damage

The Forest Products Association (FPA) in a flyover media tour in the Essequibo area yesterday compared the damage done by the mining and the logging industries, arguing that logging is friendlier to the environment.

Sanitation worker dies in bee drama

An attack by what is believed to be Africanised bees has resulted in the death of a Mayor and City Council worker who sought refuge in a nearby trench.

Postal attack suspect dies in shoot-out

A man was killed yesterday after members of the Joint Services went to Bush Nai Nai in the Canje Creek in search of two men they believe may have been involved in the recent armed robbery in which New Amsterdam post office employee Jermaine Forde was shot and killed.

Around $2M was stolen in deadly ambush

The two persons who have been detained by police in relation to the deadly ambush of a MMC vehicle at the Sheribana Bridge on Monday last are still in custody and just around $2M was stolen.

GWI Board ‘wholly endorses’ Karan Singh as CEO

The Board of Directors of the Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) says that it wholly endorses the appointment of Karan Singh as Managing Director of the company, and intends to work with him on achieving the objectives of GWI as it needs an individual of his calibre at this time to lead the company from its present circumstances.

Jagdeo, Jeffrey for crucial Cariforum-EU meet in Jamaica

President Bharrat Jagdeo and Minister of Foreign Trade Dr Henry Jeffrey are expected to join regional counterparts today in Jamaica for what is likely to be a stormy two-day meeting on a regional economic partnership (EPA) with the EU and sugar is expected to take centre stage.

NBS appoints new CEO

The New Building Society (NBS) has appointed Ahmad Murtza Khan as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Pit bulls attack: Police take statements

As the jogger who was attacked by two pit bulls early Tuesday morning continues to cry out for pain and numbness in his limbs, the police yesterday took statements from the owner of the animals and the woman who came to his aid.

GAWU accepts 8.5% sugar wage hike

It’s final. Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) members have accepted the 8.5% wage increase proposed by Chief Labour Officer Mohamed Akeel on September 26 and agreed to by the Guyana Sugar Corporation.

Housing schemes handed over to Buxton/Foulis NDC

The Buxton/Foulis Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) two Wednesdays took over full responsibility for twenty-four housing schemes, all of which have infrastructural work completed.

Police say 911 number fully operational – Rohee

Even though there have been numerous complaints about the seemingly non-functional 911 number, made mostly by victims of bandit attacks, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has said that daily reports from the police show that the number is operational.

Pork-knocker remanded on gun, armed robbery charges

A man who was allegedly found with a Beretta pistol along with seven bullets after he allegedly robbed a woman of money was on Monday remanded to prison by Principal Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.

Fire strikes GNIC -second time in eight months

For the second time in eight months, fire of unknown origin gutted a section of the Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) complex on Lombard Street yesterday, raising concerns from the company’s management who believe that “something is definitely wrong.” When this newspaper arrived on the scene yesterday the upper flats of two buildings including a former Guyana Marketing Corporation facility, were already in flames.

Ditch was ambush point

As police grapple with another well-planned, deadly robbery one of the two survivors yesterday recalled how they were ambushed at a ditch filled with `dead sand’.

Insurance killings

A Brooklyn, New York jury yesterday handed down life sentences to two men found guilty of a series of insurance killings some of which were committed in Guyana.

Police in shoot-out with wanted men -one injured

Police and two wanted men on Monday morning traded gunshots in Tucville and when the shooting subsided it was found that one of the gunmen had sustained wounds to his foot and mouth, while the other escaped.