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

Region Nine REO submits resignation

Vice-Chairman of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Demerara) Karl Singh has tendered his resignation to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).

Radio Bartica launched

President David Granger (left) and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo unveiling the plaque today to officially commission ‘Radio Bartica’ as Chairman of the Region, Gordon Bradford and Sita Nagamootoo look on.

Ramjattan, Trotman advised president he could unilaterally appoint Gecom chairman

-email shows

Despite the AFC’s claim that it was not involved in the selection of a Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Chairman, its two senior leaders, Khemraj Ramjattan and Raphael Trotman, had advised President David Granger that he could utilise the constitutional proviso and make a unilateral appointment.

Ex-cop cleared of fatal Rio Club shooting

Ex-policeman Lloyd Roberts, who was accused of murdering Ryan Sergeant, the teen who was fatally shot outside of the Rio Inn nightclub last year, was yesterday freed after a court found that there was insufficient evidence for him to stand trial.

M&CC releases salaries to protesting workers

Although some municipal workers continued protest action yesterday over the nonpayment of their salaries for October, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has said that it has completed its payroll.

AG says SOCU to probe bungling of Dipcon case

After losing his bid to appeal the US$2.2 million awarded to Trinidad road construction company Dipcon, which the government of Guyana now has to pay, Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams SC continues to maintain that there was no evidence of the file containing the judgement in his Chambers after he took office in May, 2015 and that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will investigate what happened.

New Mattai food market opens

N&S Mattai and Company yesterday officially opened its new food market in Georgetown, while promising to take business to the next level for its customers.

Chronixx on freedom, passion and role models

Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx yesterday graced the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus, where he delivered messages of spirituality and love to an auditorium filled with students.

Four lose homes in suspected Glasgow arson

-occupant arrested

Four residents of Glasgow Housing Scheme, in East Bank Berbice, lost their home yesterday morning in a fire, which is suspected to be the result of arson.

Accused in North West murder found not guilty

Michael Britton, also known as “Rasta Man,” who was on trial for the fatal beating of another man in the North West District, was yesterday freed after a jury found him not guilty.

Petrotrin contacts authorities over ‘fake oil’

...after independent consultant confirms audit findings

(Trinidad Express) Petrotrin says it now has independent confirmation of the discrepancies between the oil production reported by a contractor and what was actually received by the company, which resulted in an over-payment of an estimated TT$80 million.

US Embassy warns about robberies in Massy parking lot

The US Embassy has warned its citizens here that it has received multiple reports of late night robberies occurring in the Massy’s grocery store parking lot located in Providence, Georgetown, behind the National Stadium.

Sunset Lakes resold for over $1B to Tiwarie partner

-after CH&PA loses bid to reacquire property

Sunset Lakes, the 100-acre Providence, East Bank of Demerara property sold by Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to Brian Tiwarie, has been repossessed by Citizens Bank and sold to Tamesh Jagmohan of Precious Mining Inc.