48-year-old woman dies in East La Penitence fire

An afternoon fire at a house in Freeman Street has claimed the life of a 48-year-old woman, whose charred remains were discovered when firemen doused the flames. The Guyana Fire Service was summoned to the house just after 1 o’ clock this afternoon and firemen were able to contain the blaze to the small wooden […]

Kitty man cries after charged with sexual activity with a child

At the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court this morning, a 42-year-old man from Station Street, Kitty cried uncontrollably as he was charged and remanded to prison for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a girl below the age of 16. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Monday, November 5. The accused, Odinga Greene,  was charged […]

Jagdeo against Government’s “take over” of Berbice Bridge operations; But also against toll increases and extension of contract

While making it clear that there could be no justification for an increase in tolls that was being sought by the Berbice Bridge Company, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he is still against the Government’s move to take control of the operations of the bridge. He said “this issue about nationalization and taking over private […]

All Public Schools to be closed on LGE Voting Day

The Ministry of Education has announced that all public schools will be closed on Monday, 12th November, to facilitate the hosting of Local Government Elections. Schools will reopen their doors on the following day. Several public schools have been identified as polling stations for the local government elections and in addition to that, several teachers […]

Police Constable charged for attempting to pervert course of justice after changing testimony in Daby attempted murder case

A Police Constable, who was part of the investigating team in the case against accountant Maryann Daby, has found himself facing charges of his own in connection with the same matter. The 28-year-old, Police Constable, John Holder, is  one of the key witnesses in the attempted murder and possession of illegal firearm case against the […]