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

Ali, Persaud cop Igloo Ice-Cream badminton titles

Darius Ali and Asharnica Persaud ran out winners of the boys and girls’ Under-11 categories of the Igloo Ice-Cream sponsored badminton tournament which climaxed Saturday at the Queen’s College courts.

Arjoon captures Toucan Industries squash tourney

A new star was born on Saturday night when Alex Arjoon defeated arch-rival Peter de Groot to win category `A’ of the Guyana Squash Association/Toucan Indus-tries sponsored junior squash tournament at the George-town Club.


On the eve of February 23rd there was reportedly a minor disturbance within the walls of the Georgetown Prisons; minor in the sense that it led to no serious breach of security and certainly not a break-out.

Capsized boat

One fisherman is dead and another missing after their boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean about three miles from land on Friday night.

PPP/C launches booklet in honour of late agri minister

The PPP/C has launched a booklet in honour of the late agriculture minister Satyadeow Sawh, almost one year after the minister and two of his siblings were gunned down at his Earl’s Court, La Bonne Intention (LBI) home.

Crabwood Creek protest

The residents of Crabwood Creek (CWC) who protested in front of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) office on Monday for the removal of the chairman, expressed satisfaction during a meeting with regional officials on Thursday about the decision to dissolve the NDC and install an Interim Management Committee.

Region Ten REO says chairman has personal vendetta against him

Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Ten Henry Rodney says allegations levelled against him and the administration by Regional Chairman Mortimer Mingo are a personal vendetta to get him removed from the region as other attempts by the chairman to do so have failed.

Anthony Calder passes

Former Editor of the Guyana Chronicle Anthony Calder died yesterday after a prolonged illness.

Power company must cut losses to 30% 4

The Inter-American Develop-ment Bank (IDB) will withhold funding for the commencement of the second phase of the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP) unless the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc can cut its losses to 30 per cent from the present 42 per cent.

Guyanese celebrate Phagwah with exuberance

Liberally sprinkled with powder of all hues and soaked with various colours of water, Guyanese across the country celebrated Phagwah, the Hindu spring festival yesterday.

$19M school opens at Shieldstown

Minister of Education Shaik Baksh on Thursday commissioned a $19M school at Shieldstown which will house 250 students and 13 teachers.

Oil companies discussing offshore exploration

Oil stakeholders are discussing the resumption of offshore exploration activities with the government now that an award in the arbitration proceedings in the dispute between Guyana and Suriname over their common maritime boundary is due to be announced shortly.

Enterprise man alleges assault by police rank

An East Coast Demerara (ECD) man says he was mercilessly beaten by a police constable last Sunday and is calling on the police to ensure that this rank is charged and brought to justice.

NLE nationwide first division tourney

They are already the number one team in Georgetown but that’s simply not enough; tonight, Courts Pacesetters will look to become the number one team in Guyana when they face current champions, Kings.

Pepsi U-17 Inter-Association Football final

Upper Demerara edged their Georgetown counterparts 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out to win the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/Demerara Distillers Ltd Inter-Association under-17 Football tournament at the GFC ground yesterday.

Grade Six Assessment

In April this year pupils aged eleven plus will be sitting the Grade Six Assessment for the first time.

Chico Sweets/Smalta Cup Futsal tournament

Four teams recorded victories when play in the Chico Sweets/Smalta Cup National Inter-Secondary Schools Futsal Tournament continued on Friday at the National Gymnasium.

Chess is back!

Undoubtedly, the Oasis Cafe has laid the foundation for revitalizing chess in Guyana by providing a venue for two tournaments in January and February.

Consumer Concerns

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