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

Warder, brother lose Sophia home to fire

A prison warder and her brother are now contemplating their next move after a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed their Sophia home just after 2pm yesterday.

Gaming Authority visits Sleepin Hotel

Representatives of the Guyana Gaming Authority yesterday visited the US$20M Sleepin Hotel and Carnival Casino on Church Street to conduct a site visit and according to businessman Clifton Bacchus he was asked a number of questions relating to the installation of slot machines and other matters.

New schools, hospital for Baramita

A new zone is being developed in Baramita, North West District to relocate all public facilities to  a more conducive environment.

President sympathises on passing of Hector Stoute

President David Granger yesterday extended condolences to the family and friends of the late Hector Stoute, retired army officer, entertainer and councillor of the City of Georgetown, who passed away on August 6, 2017 and was interred yesterday.

Women lawyers donate to Sophia Care Centre

The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) held a ‘Back to School’ Drive and Fun day for the children of the Sophia Care Centre on August 12, 2017.

CARICOM SG seeks Sweden’s help on blacklisting

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has urged Sweden to use its position in two major international organisations to highlight the “unfair labelling” of some of the Community’s Member States as “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions”.

US organisation to build children’s home

First Lady, Sandra Granger, yesterday, met with members of the Covenant Home for Children, a United States-based charity, which is registered in California and focuses on the homeless, runaway, abandoned, abused, trafficked, or exploited youth of Guyana.

Mystery aircraft traced to Brazilian company

The twin-engine Beechcraft seized by authorities on an improvised airstrip on Sunday in the North Rupununi, Region Nine area, was yesterday confirmed as bearing a registration number belonging to an investment company in Brazil.

CAPE passes rise to 92.57%

- Education Ministry

While students who sat Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams in May and June of this year will be able to access their results online on Friday, the Ministry of Education has already announced that Guyana has recorded a 7% increase in passes at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

Baby dies after being left in car

A post-mortem examination is expected to be done today to determine the cause of death of a nine-month-old baby, who died on Monday after she was left in a car.

Gunmen rob Coffee Bean customers

-trailed man who had just left bank

Gunmen posing as customers cornered a businessman and his driver in the Coffee Bean Café on Church Street just before midday yesterday and relieved them of an undisclosed amount of cash, shortly after they had left a city bank.