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

Farm cyclist dies in accident

A 66-year-old cyclist is dead and a minibus driver is in custody after an accident at Herstelling Public Road yesterday.

Mother seeking help to bury Hope woman killed in accident

The mother of Anastacia Kerr, who died on Sunday evening following an accident on the Ogle Public Road, cannot afford to bury her and is seeking assistance from the policeman whom she says is responsible for her daughter’s death.

Recaptured prisoners create unrest at Camp St jail

-over demand for steak breakfast

Security officials were yesterday morning called to the Georgetown Prison after several recaptured prisoners, who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison pasture in July, started to behave disorderly after their demands to have steak for breakfast were not met.

Cummings Lodge man says he swallowed cocaine pellets for family

-gets four years, $2.5M fine for trafficking

A Cummings Lodge man was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail and fined $2.5 million after he admitted to swallowing pellets containing two pounds of cocaine and attempting to board a plane to Canada.

ANSA says has mobilised employees for hurricane relief

  The ANSA McAL Group says it has mobilised its workforce of over 5500 employees throughout the Caribbean, including Guyana, “to bring some measure of relief to our Caribbean brothers and sisters in need of support in rebuilding their lives and communities after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma”.

SASOD offering counselling service

-as part of suicide response efforts

As part of its efforts to address the country’s high suicide rate, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is now offering the services of an on-site counselor at its Georgetown office.

Floods, landslides forecast as BVI brace for Maria

Safety and survival were foremost in the minds of those in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last evening as they awaited the descent of Category 5 Hurricane Maria, the second tropical storm to hit in the space of about two weeks.

GPL blames bad weather for latest disruptions

At approximately 2 am yesterday; the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says inclement weather disrupted a number of circuits within the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS).

Youth dead after Corentyne road hit and run

-co-worker hospitalised

An Upper Corentyne youth lost his life on Sunday evening after a car, which was reportedly speeding, hit him and a co-worker on the Number 54 Village, Corentyne Public Road.

Action on plot inquiry recommendations to await discussions with President, PM

-Ramjattan

Though the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate the president made strong recommendations that could see changes in the hierarchy of the Guyana Police Force, the extent of implementation is heavily dependent on discussions with the President and the Prime Minister, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said yesterday.

Press officer accused of racial slur with presidential team at UN

President David Granger’s Public Information and Press Services Officer Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett who has been accused of uttering a racial slur  is once again at his side while he attends the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.