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

Essequibo fugitive remanded on series of charges

A 24-year-old man who managed to evade the police for the last three years is now the latest guest of the state after he was slapped with several charges when he appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Charity Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Cop under close arrest after fatal accident

A police lance corporal is under close arrest after he struck down and killed a female pedestrian along the Ogle Public Road, East Coast Demerara on Sunday evening.

Pomeroon cocaine trafficking accused granted $1m bail each

Two men who were charged with trafficking cocaine off the Pomeroon River on the 17th of July 2017, were yesterday granted bail of one million dollars each when they appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

Contracts signed to upgrade police forensic lab

-international accreditation eyed

Two years after a fire at the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory destroyed several electrical outlets, a $16.5 million contract has been awarded for the execution of remedial work for the facility’s electrical system.

Suspect in Sophia stabbing held

The suspect in the stabbing at Sophia on Sunday, which left a man hospitalised, is in police custody, while two suspected arsonists, who reportedly torched three houses in retaliation, are still being sought, ‘C’ Division Commander Calvin Brutus says.

Gov’t, ExxonMobil for meetings on energy issues

The first in a series of discussions on commercial and power generation issues between  officers of the Government of Guyana and technical members of ExxonMobil will begin  in Georgetown today, according to  a release from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI).

QC Board chairman accepts blame for burning of grass on field

The Chairman of the Queen’s College (QC) Board of Directors has apologised and accepted responsibility for the fire that was set at the QC field on Saturday, although he related that no instruction was passed for the grass to be lit.

Suspect in Readymix robbery released

Police have released the man who was being questioned in connection with the armed robbery carried out on the Readymix Concrete Limited’s main office at Eccles Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara, two Sundays ago.

Crying mason remanded over city robbery

A crying mason was yesterday remanded to prison by a city magistrate after he denied robbing a man of a quantity of jewellery and other items, valued at over $300,000.

SASOD in suicide prevention vigil

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Dis-crimination (SASOD) held a vigil on Saturday on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day at its office in Duncan Street under the theme ”Take A Minute, Change A Life.” Hosted by SASOD’s Homophobia(s) Education Coordinator, Anil Persaud, a release from SASOD said that the ceremony kicked off at 5 pm with a rendition of “Stand Up For Love” by Keimo Benjamin.

Linden poultry farmer shot man during robbery

- court hears

A Linden poultry farmer was yesterday charged with an armed robbery, in which he allegedly shot the victim, who was then relieved of cash and his phones.

Maria intensifies to rare Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean

PONCE, Puerto Rico,  (Reuters) – The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S.

GuySuCo in urgent cash flow meeting with govt

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) says it wishes to inform members of the public that a meeting was held today between the Acting President Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clive Thomas and Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman, to discuss urgent cash flow relative to wages, salaries and other payments at GuySuCo.

Cop held over Ogle fatal accident

-was above alcohol limit

A Police Lance Corporal who was found above the legal alcohol limit following a fatal accident last night, on the Ogle Public Road, ECD., is under close arrest, the police said in a release today.

Hurricane-hit Guyanese in BVI face woes

-schooling for children is key issue

Dozens of Guyanese in the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands (BVI) poured their woes out to a government team yesterday amid worries about the shortage of food and water, immigration issues and schooling for their children.