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

City councillors defer vote on parking meter project

The Georgetown City Council yesterday deferred a decision on the future of the metered parking project and instead voted to make the final report by its negotiating committee available to the public to guide the way forward.

‘Democracy is bureaucracy’

-Ramjattan on delay in constitutional reform

The government’s failure to begin the constitutional reform process within the first 100 days of assuming office should not be seen as an indicator that the Alliance For Change (AFC) has departed from its principles, according to the party’s Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan.

Success woman dies following accident

  Two days after being struck down by a car driven by a police constable, Phulmattie Ramotar yesterday succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital as a result of her injuries.

Prison system continues to be affected by smuggling – Director

As prison officials continue to discover contraband in the possession of inmates, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels is urging ranks to desist from “malfeasance,” noting that no effort will be spared in bringing down corrupt officers to assure the nation’s safety and security.

Seized Beechcraft flown to Timehri

The aircraft seized by authorities on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine on an illegal airstrip was yesterday afternoon flown out of the area by Guyana Defence Force (GDF) pilots as investigations continue.

UG launches Masters programme in social work

The University of Guyana’s Faculty of Social Sciences in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and York University launched a Master’s in Social Work programme at its Turkeyen Campus on Wednesday.

No new Ministry being created for Hastings-Williams

The Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) yesterday clarified that no new Ministry is being created for the current Minister within the Ministry of Communities,  Dawn Hastings-Williams, who will assume responsibility for Public Affairs as a Minister within the Ministry of the Presidency on September 1.

City to vote on parking meters report

Today at 2 pm the 30 councillors of the Georgetown City Council will once again cast a vote on the future of metered parking in the city and several of them have told Stabroek News that they want to be sure their vote accurately represents a mandate from residents.

Blanhum rejects ‘appalling’ statements by Ramnarine

-CoI into plot allegation hears

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum yesterday made a written request to be recalled before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) investigating the allegation of a plot to kill the President of Guyana to defend himself against “appalling” statements made by Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine.

Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of nine-month-old Jadiel Christian, who died after being forgotten in a locked car, revealed that she died from suffocation.

Seized aircraft was in process of being sold – GCAA

The twin-engine Beech-craft linked to a Brazilian company that was seized by police on an improvised airstrip on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine area was in the process of being sold to another company, although neither company has reported the aircraft as being stolen.