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

‘Backtrack’ boat mishap

A search in the Corentyne River yesterday for Cheryl Peters, who is missing and feared dead after the ‘backtrack’ speedboat in which she was travelling to Suriname on Friday capsized, was unsuccessful.

Man charged again after being set free on murder charge

A North East La Penitence resident accused of stabbing to death a man he believed was having a relationship with his wife, whom he also injured during his rampage, was set free by Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys on Thursday but was rearrested several hours later and recharged with the same offences.

Caribbean Airlines presents rugby trio with tickets to Trinidad

Guyanese rugby players Theodore Henry, Albert La Rose and Claudius Butts, members of the West Indies team which will compete in the World Rugby Sevens tournament in the United States of America next Saturday and Sunday were presented with their tickets to Trinidad and Tobago yesterday during a press conference at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) building.

Guyana eliminate Leewards despite Jeffers’ century

BERBICE, Guyana, CMC – Narsingh Deonarine hit an unbeaten half-century that lifted Guyana to a comfortable six-wicket win and eliminated Leeward Islands, in the fourth round of the KFC Cup yesterday.

O’Neil says Ali’s going to pay

CMC-Gwendolyn O’Neil is talking confidently ahead of her second fight against the famous Laila Ali tonight at the Emperor’s Palace Casino.

‘We’re confident’

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony and Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 Karan Singh are both confident that the Providence Stadium will meet the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) requirements and that Guyana will host the Super Eight matches, scheduled to commence on March 28.

The PNC at 50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the People’s National Congress, Guyana’s second oldest, second largest and second most successful political party.

Bull curry ends in jail terms for Essequibo trio

Three Essequibo residents who stole a bull and were later caught currying it in a large carahi at Windsor Castle were yesterday sentenced to a total of eight years in prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.

Blue Power takes the lead

Though there was an instance where no power (a blackout) shut down the Blue Power jam for a minute, GT&T has taken the lead by jumping out in front with a large coming-out party showcasing segments of the costumes to be used in its band come February 23.

One to watch

Recently a music video burst onto the television screen that has caused everyone to stop and take notice.

VAT will leave a paper trail

Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority has been administering tax as efficiently as possible even before the implementation of the Value Added Tax.

Limited options

Dear Editor, Did you see the news today? Sorry, no, electricity blackout prevailed.

Cecil Griffith was my mentor and friend

Dear Editor, Cecil Griffith was a veteran journalist, who represented the best of the profession and was a principled individual who loved the profession and was always willing to give of his time to nurture young reporters.