The AFC remains key to true unity, national development

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I have no doubt that even though I (and many) back the AFC, there are others who back the PPP/C and PNC/APNU. However, if after 47 years of PPP/C and PNCR, the majority of Guyanese voters feel it is time for a change from both, then they have an option in […]

Linden can still be the operational hub for the road to Brazil.

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, It is becoming clear that the PPP/C government, if returned to power next week, plans to deny Linden the opportunity of becoming the hub for construction of the 300-mile road to Brazil. The original IDB-financed pre-feasibility study for the road to Brazil placed Linden at the operational centre of road building activity. […]

US embassy warns its citizens ahead of elections

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      With the upcoming elections scheduled for Monday the U.S. Embassy is cautioning all U.S. citizens in Guyana to stay alert. It is common for the US embassy to send alerts to its citizens during elections, wars and civil unrest. According the US Embassy previous elections have led to incidents of increased criminal […]

Four remanded over Non Pariel beating

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Magistrate Nyasha Hatmin yesterday morning remanded to prison a Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara man who was charged in connection with the beating of three youths last Wednesday. Nazeem Abdool, was charged indictably with unlawful wounding, committed on Mark Lustal, 16; Shaquille Answick, 17; and Lancelot Griffith, 16; all of Company Road, Buxton. He […]

Buck Hall accident driver still hospitalised

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  While 24-year-old Tony Persaud remains in hospital for the injuries he sustained in the recent Buck-Hall accident that claimed two lives, police are contending that the recent mishap is an incident opposed to an accident. According to reports, the truck was said to be speeding in the Sulphur Rose area, aback of Buck Hall […]

PSC wants to stop making interventions into M&CC– Dookhoo

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has expressed disgust over the state of affairs of the Mayor and City Council and the need for constant interventions by businesses to keep Georgetown clean. According to Ramesh Dookhoo, Chairperson, PSC, “We want to stop making interventions into the City Council. It is not our responsibility. My responsibility […]

Revamped policies lend to reduced infant mortality – Dr. Singh

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Improving neonatal care is a key element in helping to reduce infant mortality. This notion was emphasised by Dr. Narendra Singh when he made a presentation at the Georgetown Public Hospital Scientific conference, recently. The Canadian-based physician is currently the External Director of the recently introduced Residency Paediatric Programme being offered by the Georgetown […]

Miscalculation forced plane to crash land

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Miscalculation on the part of the pilot was cited as one of the main reasons,that led to a single engine plane crash landing at Moor Farm, Wakenaam Island, Wednesday morning leaving some damage to the aircraft but fortunately no injuries. An experienced aviator told this publication that the American-registered aircraft had run out of […]

Bush Lot Secondary student alleges beating with steel ruler

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Teacher returned later “…with a next thicker steel ruler and then he lashed me four more times, and then my left hand started to bleed”- Student A 12-year-old West Berbice lad was allegedly dealt eight lashes on his palms with two metal rulers by a teacher of the Bush Lot Secondary School. The […]

Guyana’s death rate to domestic violence not inconsequential

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  While the world observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women yesterday, Guyana found itself mourning the deaths of more than 20 women for this year and the continued violence against women. “Our local media is replete with despairing accounts of women who are murdered, maimed physically or mentally by their spouses […]

Gender inequities can lead to health inequities – PAHO Rep.

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  In observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women yesterday, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) hosted a workshop with a focus on Gender and Chronic Non-communicable Diseases. The event was facilitated by PAHO’s Advisor on Gender and Diversity and Rights, Shelly Abdool, who […]

NCN to protest APNU’s recent attack

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

In wake of recent statements made by A Partnership For National Unity’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Rupert Roopnaraine about National Communication Network being dubbed the National Criminal Network the company has expressed its deep concern and disappointment at continuous attacks. “The latest such attack came from its Prime Ministerial Candidate Dr Rupert Roopnaraine at the party’s […]

Motorcycle mechanic killed in CBR crash

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

A man who was involved in two accidents in one day is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital while his friend is now dead as a result of one of the accidents. According to reports, 30-year-old Bheesham Singh, called ‘Fineman’ of Greenwich Park, East Bank Essequibo, was killed almost instantly after the motorcycle […]

Tributes continue to pour in as….Sheila Holder to be buried today

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Alliance for Change (AFC) executive member, Cathy Hughes, will represent the party at the funeral of founder member of the AFC, Sheila Holder, today in the Cypress Hills Cemetery, Queens, New York. Sheila Holder lost the battle against intestinal cancer in New York last Sunday. According to leader of the AFC, Raphael Trotman, […]

GBTI help eight charitable organizations

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Eight charitable organizations across Guyana got a financial ‘boost’ when the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI), on Thursday donated $75,000 each to them. The presentation took place at its Head office in Kingston. The organisations that benefited from the donations were Uncle Eddie’s Home, Central Islamic Organization of Guyana, David Rose […]

All stalls in the New Stelling Mall occupied

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – sales slow, hope to develop after the ‘elections fever’ After a few weeks of its opening, the New Stelling View Mall is fully occupied. But sales are slow. Vendors believe that the decrease in sales is caused by the fact that persons are not yet hooked in the venue while some are simply […]

Three hurt after slams into pole

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Three passengers traveling in a Toyota Carina PJJ 3482 are lucky to be alive today after hitting one lamp pole before careening into another at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara Public Road. The accident occurred on Friday shortly after midnight. The driver, who was not injured, recounted that they were heading to Georgetown, when […]

Magistrate dismisses gun, ammunition charges against Sophia man

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Kenneth Joaquim walked out of the Georgetown Magistrate’s court, a free man on Wednesday after Magistrate Hazel Octive- Hamilton dismissed charges against him for being in unlawful possession of a .32 Revolver and 2 rounds of .32 ammunition. The police had alleged that a party of policemen was on patrol in June, last year, […]

Man accuses police rank of car theft

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Owner of a yellow HB 9280 is blaming a young police officer, who works in Court 3 at the Magistrate’s Court, for the disappearance of his car since last Monday. The owner, Jesse Knight, of Independence Boulevard La Penitence, Georgetown explained that he rented his car on Friday last, to a police […]

Man forges bail receipt, remanded

November 26, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  A man who forged the signature of a magistrate in a bid to free a remanded drug accused, was yesterday himself remanded after the document he presented to a court clerk was found to be false. Nerumah Kwame appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine- Beharry charged with conspiracy […]

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